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Atomic City Children's Theater: Disney's Aladdin Jr 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Today at Smith Auditorium

on February 22, 2014 - 9:30am
Scenes from Thursday's dress rehearsal of the Atomic City Children's Theater Production of Disney's Aladdin Jr. The show is provided free of charge to the community at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today at Duane Smith Auditorium on Diamond Drive in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
More scenes from Thursday's dress rehearsal of the Atomic City Children's Theater Production of Disney's Aladdin Jr. The show is provided free of charge to the community at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today at Duane Smith Auditorium on Diamond Drive in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Council Chambers Receiving New Artwork

on February 21, 2014 - 4:06pm

Chair Carolyn Bossert of the Arts in Public Places Board and County Senior Management Analyst Libby Carlsten make a presentation to Council requesting the approval to purchase artwork for Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council approved 6-0 (Steve Girrens was absent) the expenditure of Arts in Public Places Funds in an amount not to exceed $45,000 for the installation in Council Chambers of the Ceramic Mural 'Valle Grande and Jemez River' plus the purchase and installation of two new side panel extensions by artist Sam Tubiolo. Courtesy/LAC 

An artist's rendition

Local Cellist Will Perform Dvorak 'Cello Concerto'

on February 21, 2014 - 8:53am

SFCO News:

Peter Stoffer, a Los Alamos National Laboratory visiting graduate student from Switzerland is also a cellist. He will perform as a soloist with the Santa Fe Community Orchestra in the Dvorak Cello Concerto in b minor Op.104  at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe.

Also on the program is the world premiere of Land of Enchantment by Michael Bowen, winner of the SFCO 2013 Composition Competition and Symphony No.1 by Jean Sibelius

Tickets are not needed. Donations are gladly accepted. Seating is limited and fills quickly, so plan to arrive early.


Los Alamos Concert Association Features Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis March 16

on February 20, 2014 - 8:14am
Yolanda Kondonassis. Courtesy/Robert Muller


Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, will perform with guitarist Jason Vieux at 4 p.m., March 16 at Duane W. Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Dr., as part of the Los Alamos Concert Association.

The program will feature Diego Pujol’s “Suite Mágica,” Alan Hovhaness’ “Spirit of Trees,” Gary Shocker’s “Hypnosis for Guitar and Harp,” Keith Fitch’s “Knock on Wood for Guitar and Harp” and Xavier Montsalvatge’s “Fantasia for Guitar and Harp.” In addition, Kondonassis will perform Carlos Salzedo’s “Song in the Night”

Maria Jones Wins Second National Title

on February 20, 2014 - 7:51am
North American Champion Maria Jones and second place winner Shannon Kossmann at the CRN North American Irish Dance Championships. Courtesy photo


Braving snowstorms and icy temperatures, four Belisama dancers traveled to Newark, N.J. to compete at the 2014 CRN North American Irish Dance Championships over President’s Day weekend.

It was well worth the trip because 18-year-old Maria Jones came home as the North American Champion for the under-18 division. Competition age groups are determined by the dancer’s age on Sept. 1.

Maria Jones after winning the Craobh Grad reel, slip


Sculpture Exhibition to Celebrate Alan Houser

on February 20, 2014 - 7:23am

MIAC News:

SANTA FE—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will honor world renowned artist and teacher Allan Houser’s 100th birthday with an outdoor sculpture exhibition scheduled for Aug. 3, 2014 through June 1, 2015.

"Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser" will feature works by sculptors who were inspired or influenced by Allan Houser either as a student, mentee, protégé or artist.

The exhibition of up to 15 works will be on Milner Plaza just outside MIAC and shared with the Museum of International Folk Art.

In addition to works by Houser, invitations to participate


This Week at the Reel Deal

on February 19, 2014 - 8:22am
Column by JIM O'DONNELL                                 
Reel Deal Theater

I have to thank all of you who waited on the hill for Philomena, and here it comes. Friday, Feb. 21 we will open it for a week with matinee shows only, then the following week it will have its very own full schedule of every day, every show time. See you there.

We will be holding Robocop, Winter’s Tale (evening shows only), Monuments Men, and LEGO for another week.

If you do go see The Lego Movie this weekend, please get to the theater early as it has been selling out.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.

Arts in Public Places Board to Discuss Native American Pots for N.M. 4 Corridor

on February 19, 2014 - 7:28am


The Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board  will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Tewa Center in San Ildefonso Pueblo.

Board members will meet with artists at San Ildefonso Pueblo to discuss plans and ideas for Native American pots along the N.M. 4 corridor in White Rock.

A quorum may be present but no board action will be taken.

All attendees must notify the Community Services Administrative Office in advance at 505.662.8241.


Encounter God, Love People, Change the World—And Have a Free Dinner on Us!

on February 19, 2014 - 7:12am
Mark Hartman at a Generations Band Service. Courtesy/TOTH

Join us this Sunday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church for a FREE community dinner and contemporary worship service - this Sunday and every second and fourth Sunday. Our yummy and lovingly prepared meal will begin at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, followed at 6:07 p.m. with the service and a live praise-and-worship band—come see what we’re all about.

Our theme this week will be “Encounter God, Love People, Change the World.” The apostle Paul warned against judging our value according to what the world