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PEEC and Reel Deal Theater Present ‘GEOFISH’ with Proceeds to Benefit New Nature Center

on June 18, 2014 - 7:40am


PEEC News:

You don't have to be a fisherman to enjoy the film "GEOFISH," which follows four guys as they travel the length of Mexico in a vehicle that runs on cooking oil, in search of the best fishing spots in the country.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Reel Deal Theater will present a special screening of “GEOFISH” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19. All proceeds will benefit the Cutthroat Trout Aquarium at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center, opening in spring 2015.

Armed with nothing more than fishing rods and cameras, the GEOFISH series follows four

New Mexico School for the Arts Receives ‘Exemplary School' Designation From Art Schools Network

on June 18, 2014 - 7:35am
NMSA Winter Dances 2014. Photo by Paulo T. Photography

NMSA News:

New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) has received the coveted designation of “Exemplary School” by Arts Schools Network (ASN), the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. Created to highlight a school’s commitment to excellence, the Exemplary School designation is presented to an ASN member in recognition of the school’s efforts to strategically evaluate its purpose, operations, and educational programs.

“This national recognition and designation is a testament to our students,

This Week at the Reel Deal

on June 18, 2014 - 7:19am

Column By JIM O'DONNELL     

This week we are opening the highly lauded film, Chef and will hold Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in our Stars and How to Train your Dragon 2. Maleficent will end this Thursday.

Chef's stellar cast includes Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Chef, John Favreau.We decided to open this film instead of one of the many blockbusters available now in hopes of bringing patrons with other interests to the Reel Deal.

As Moira MacDonald of the Seattle Times says, “If Chef were a musical, you’d walk out humming the

Artist Sam Tubiolo Prepares Bas Relief Tile Mural For Council Chambers Dedication June 24

on June 16, 2014 - 2:56pm

Artist Sam Tubiolo prepares his bas relief tile mural for installation in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers. The center portion of the mural was de-installed from the old Municipal Building on Ashley Pond, and has been stored in county facilities since that time. Tubiolo created the two side panels for Council Chambers in the new Municipal Building. The mural will be dedicated at 4 p.m., June 24  in Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend. Courtesy/LAC

'Scene Painting Made Easy' Workshop June 28

on June 16, 2014 - 8:53am

ART News:

Scene Painting Made Easy: The Los Alamos Little Theatre is offering a workshop on easy techniques for creating brick, marble and wood grain effects with paint.

This is a great opportunity for people who are interested in creating sets or who would like to be more creative in their decorating pursuits.

Los Alamos artist Fran Stoval has been painting sets for 20 years and will teach the workshop 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 28 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St.

The workshop is open to anyone over the age of 13. Register at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.


More Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on June 16, 2014 - 7:28am

Hula Hoopin to the rockin sounds of the Red Elvises Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Hula hoopers showing off their ankle, knee and neck moves. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Red Elvises kick out the jams. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Los Alamos Hill Stompers leave it all on the stage while playing between sets Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Friday night fun. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Concert enthusiasts of all ages fill Ashley Pond Park Friday to hear the Red Elvises rock band.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Fault in Our Stars'

on June 16, 2014 - 6:29am
Los Alamos

“The Fault in Our Stars” is winning market share at the box office these days. This film, based on the novel by John Green, is immensely popular with young adults and teenagers.  Yet, the story has a message for anyone with a tender heart who has wondered at the “fairness” of terminal cancer, or of any death that cuts short a life. Rather than being depressing, this movie takes viewers on an uplifting journey.

Movie poster for 'The Fault in Our Stars.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Hazel Grace Lancaster is 16 when she meets 18-year-old Augustus Waters at a

Art and Inspiration Adorn the Grounds of IHM

on June 15, 2014 - 7:37am

Artistic inspiration surrounds the grounds of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 2700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. Established in 1946, IMH is a Catholic Church of the Roman Rite that serves Los Alamos and White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A tall statue carved in wood of Saint Mary stands outside IMH on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A peaceful garden area invites contemplation at IHM in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


LALT Will Hold Annual Membership Meeting June 22

on June 15, 2014 - 6:36am

LALT News:

The annual membership meeting for the Los Alamos Little Theatre ( is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at the Performing Arts Center.

The first hour and a half, 1-2:30 p.m., will be devoted to eating and socializing. The business portion of the meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to recap the 2013-14 season, find out what's coming up in 2014-15, visit with fellow thespians, meet LALT's scholarship recipient and have some burgers!  

All current and prospective LALT members are encouraged to attend.