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Friday Night Features Art and Music

on June 29, 2012 - 7:38am

“Rhapsody in Blue” is the newest show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey

It’s a commonly asked question – what is there to do in Los Alamos? As it turns out – lots.

Friday, artistic endeavors will burst at the seams. It begins with the opening reception of “Rhapsody in Blue,” the newest show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The reception is 5-7 p.m. and the show runs through Aug. 4.

About 40 artists, including one participant from Canada, have revealed their interpretations of this theme.

In addition, local photographer TK

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Bestsellers at Otowi Station: Week of June 17-23

on June 28, 2012 - 9:12pm
Otowi Station Bookstore News:
 
Best sellers for the week of June 17-23:
  1. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  2. The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa
  3. They Say I Say: the Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff
  4. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  5. The Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages
  6. Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Marc A. Meyers
  7. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  8. Fifty Shades Freed, E. L. James
  9. Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation, Joseph J. Ellis
  10. Rand McNally Road Atlas, Rand McNally
*local or regional author

TK Thompson Explores 'The Faces of Jazz'

on June 28, 2012 - 12:54am

By Bonnie J. Gordon

TK Thompson has been interested in both jazz music and photography since his early teens.

His current exhibit of black and white photographs of jazz musicians plying their trade is titled “Faces of Jazz.”

The exhibit is on display in the Portal Gallery of The Art Center at Fuller Lodge.

The show continues through Aug. 4. An opening reception for “Faces of Jazz” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” the current show in the main gallery, will take place 5-7 p.m., Friday June 29.

“I noticed at an early age that sometimes musicians solo with closed eyes,” Thompson said.

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Longmire Television Series Filming This Week in Los Alamos and at the Ski Hill

on June 27, 2012 - 7:12pm

COUNTY News:

This week, Los Alamos residents will see those familiar yellow and black signs guiding film talent and production crews through town to base camps and film sites within the County.

These signs will post the letters “LM”—for Longmire, The hour-long drama series from Warner Horizon Television, which began filming in March of this year in Santa Fe, Las Vegas and the surrounding areas.

Filming is scheduled to begin tomorrow through Thursday at private homes in Los Alamos and at the Ski Hill.

Longmire stars Robert Taylor (The Matrix), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Lou

County's Summer Concert Series Features Chuck Prophet Friday at the Pajarito Ski Area

on June 27, 2012 - 4:02pm

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express play Friday night at Pajarito Ski Area for the County's Summer Concert Series. Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

You should catch the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series at the Pajarito Ski Area this Friday, June 29.

We’ve had some fabulous concerts this season and this week we’re not backing down.

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express from San Francisco is an amazing band!

I believe almost everyone will enjoy this show.

LAAC Presents Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet

on June 24, 2012 - 8:19am

LOS ALAMOS ARTS COUNCIL News:

As part of FRIDAY NIGHT OUT LOS ALAMOS, the Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet with Very Special Guests:

Massive Crowd Attends County's Summer Concert

on June 23, 2012 - 9:55am
Not only does Guy Forsyth sing and play guitar, he also played a musical saw on the "Summertime" ballad for nearly 3,000 people who packed Ashley Pond for the County's Summer Concert Series with Russ Gordon Friday Night. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
The Guy Forsyth Trio from Austin, Texas entertained the crowd with their cowboy blues style music Friday. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Friday's summer concert was sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com
Victoria Rygh of Los Alamos shows off her new ballon pet at Friday's concert at Ashley

Jazz Night at the Blue Window on Saturday

on June 22, 2012 - 12:58am
 
The Blue Window will host a Jazz Night featuring the Ryan Finn Jazz Trio 7-9 p.m., Saturday June 23.   
 
Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.   
 
Finn recently moved back to Northern New Mexico after seven years teaching and performing music on the island nation of St. Lucia in the West Indies.
 
He plays trombone, Andy Zadrozny will play upright bass, and Loren Bienvenue will play th drums. 
 
Finn has performed with St. Lucian jazz icons Luther Francois, Emerson Nurse, Allison Marquis, Richardo Francois, Barbara Cadet and Ronald "Boo' Hinkson.

Friday is Los Alamos Daily Post Night at Los Alamos County Concert Series at Ashley Pond!

on June 21, 2012 - 11:19am
By Russ Gordon
 
This Friday night, June 22 is Los Alamos Daily Post Night. This fantastic new website that specializes in local news is a new sponsor to our Series.
 
Please check out their site www.ladailypost.com and come and meet their staff Friday.
 
This Friday we’ll be at Ashley Pond with one of the great Texas entertainers of our time. Guy Forsyth is known for his great live shows.
 
He’s outrageously funny, as well as raucous, rowdy, gritty and full of hope. Guy plays folk, country, rock, blues, Americana and Tin Pan Alley.
 
Check out his website at www.guyforsyth.com

Rotary Club Sponsors Sunday's Deborah Beene Memorial Award-Winners Concert

on June 18, 2012 - 7:10am

Jin Park, left, and Dalton Smith wait for the Deborah Beene Memorial Award-Winners Concert to begin Sunday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. The Rotary Club of Los Alamos hosted the annual concert. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

David Li plays a piece by Samuel Barber. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Bryant Letellier plays Sontata in A Minor on his trombone. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Jin Park plays a piece by Maria Theresa Von Paradis. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Susan Hargreaves, a soprano, sings In dem Shatten. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

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