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Concert to Honor Jazz Icons Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan

on March 22, 2013 - 8:16am

Renowned trumpeter Jan McDonald. Courtesy photo

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post

Jazz enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys live music performed by master musicians in an intimate setting won’t want to miss Sunday’s 4 p.m. concert, The Chet Baker-Gerry Mulligan Project, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de los Marquez in Santa Fe. Tickets are $20.

In the Chet Baker-Gerry Mulligan Project, renowned trumpeter Jan McDonald (a.k.a. ‘Mr.

Los Alamos Hosts AACT Fest - Three Nights of NM Theater Beginning 7 p.m. Today Through Saturday

on March 21, 2013 - 12:14pm
Pat Beck (Althea) and Gwen Miller (Maddy) visited Los Alamos Rotarians as their characters from "Van Choc Straw" Tuesday to talk about the upcoming ACCT Fest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

AACT Fest 2013 is here! Los Alamos is hosting the American Association of Community Theatre’s three-day event, spotlighting community theatres from across New Mexico.

For non-thespians, the main attraction will be four one-act plays put on by companies from throughout the state.

Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) has participated in the

Easter Music Celebration at LDS Chapel

on March 21, 2013 - 12:00pm
The White Rock Strings is one of the groups scheduled to perform at the upcoming Easter Music Celebration. Courtesy photo

L.D.S. News:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring an Easter Music Celebration. 

It will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the L.D.S. Chapel at 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos. 

A second performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in Santa Fe at the L.D.S. Chapel at 410 Rodeo Road. 

The program will feature many local musicians from various religious denominations performing selections from Handel's Messiah and other traditional Easter

Hannemann's Music Corner: Changing a Tenon Cork

on March 21, 2013 - 9:14am
Hannemann's Music Corner: Changing a Tenon Cork
Clarinets come in sections. Each section attaches to the other by means of a tenon and sleeve joint – one section has the sleeve, the other has the tenon which protrudes from the body of the section.
There is a cork on each tenon which allows a snug, and most importantly, air-tight fit.
Cork is wunnerful stuff. But it doesn't last forever. Eventually it mashes down and wears out and then the joint gets wobbly, leaks air, and your instrument won't play right. Time to change the tenon cork.

PEEC/Reel Deal Feature Fish Film Night March 29

on March 21, 2013 - 6:21am

The arapaima is largest freshwater fish in the world. Courtesy/PEEC


Do you love to fly fish? Or just watch beautiful scenery? Check out Fish Night.

The Reel Deal Theater and PEEC will present two exciting short films that teach sustainability through fly fishing at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 at the Reel Deal Theater.

For one night only, you can see Jungle Fish and Currents of Belize, which take viewers on eye-opening journeys to South America and Belize.
Jungle Fish follows three expert fishermen deep into the heart of Guyana’s rain forest.

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate April 6 at Los Alamos Co-op!

on March 20, 2013 - 10:07am

CO-OP News:

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market is hosting its first wine and food pairing class Saturday, April 6 in the Co-op’s Café.

There will be two 75-minute classes: 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Vivác Winery’s Marketing and Publicity Director Michele A. Padberg, a certified executive sommelier, will teach the basics of wine and food pairing in a relaxed setting so attendees can feel free to explore different taste sensations.

Experience five different Vivác wines, all using New Mexico grapes, paired to local, regional and international cheese, beef and dark chocolate.

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Fans Nominate Local Artist for Prestigious Award

on March 20, 2013 - 7:14am

Pajarito Plateau by Fran Stolvall. Courtesy photo



Fran Stoval, local artist, volunteer, teacher, mentor, friend and Los Alamos resident since 1967, has been nominated for the coveted Governor’s 2013 Award for Excellence in the Arts. 

The Governor’s Award was established in 1974 by the State’s New Mexico Arts to honor lifetime achievement in and support of the arts in New Mexico.

Stoval’s breadth of creativity has proven boundless, whether in stained glass, pastel painting, mosaics, sets, logos, murals, and especially teaching and mentoring. 

She has energetically shared

Artist Monika Kaden's 'From Clay to Bronze' Tuesday

on March 18, 2013 - 9:13pm