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Artist M.J. Oref Celebrates the Physical and the Metaphysical and will Exhibit her Work during Cross-Country Adventure

on June 17, 2012 - 11:53am

Artist M.J. Oref in her studio Friday as she prepares for a cross-country trip to exhibit her jewelry line. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Bonnie J. Gordon

On June 26, artist M.J. Oref will walk out the door of her Espanola home, jump in her blue Prius and take her show on the road.

Oref plans to spend a month introducing her jewelry to potential customers in a dozen states at private shows hosted by friends and family.

“We’ll eat and drink and have a good time,” Oref said. "If someone buys something, great. If not, we’ll still have fun.”

Even during the Depression, women

Locals Participate at Albuquerque Summerfest Event

on June 16, 2012 - 2:02pm

Melanie Pena and Claire Roybal of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) represent Los Alamos at today's Albuquerque Summerfest at which more than 50,000 people are expected to attend. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Los Alamos area artists are well represented at Summerfest today in Albuquerque. Nine area artists are exhibiting and selling at the event. The participation was organized by the Los Alamos Creative District. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Gordons Concert Draws Record Crowd

on June 16, 2012 - 1:14pm

The Police Experience play Ashley Pond as part of the Friday Night Concert Series where an esitmated 2,500 people turned out to hear the band play. Many people also participated in the Relay for Life walk around Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador

The Police Experience start their first set for the Friday Night Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador

Pat Cherry, guitarist for The Police Experience. Photo by Salvador

DJ Paddy Mac mans the KTAO table at the Friday Night Concert series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - June 14th, 2012

on June 14, 2012 - 7:10pm


The Police Experience – Friday, Jun 15th at Ashley Pond
Tribute to the British rock/ska band from Cal. Relay for Life conert.

Relay for Life Friday, Jun 15th & Saturday, Jun 16th at Ashley Pond
Free survivor dinner - 5 pm Friday
survivor kickoff lap - 6:15 pm, Relay teams - all night
Live Music by Gordons Summer concert Series - 7 pm to 10 pm Friday
Food, fun and games all evening Friday
Luminaria lighting ceremony - 8:30 pm Friday
Yard art silent auction ends - 10 pm Friday

Relay continues- relay teams Saturday
Relayer's (free) Mason's waffles breakfast - 7:30 to 9 am
pet walk and other

Call for Exhibitors for White Rock's Art & Artisans Market

on June 12, 2012 - 9:27pm

The Los Alamos Creative District is now accepting applications for exhibitors/ vendors from throughout the area to display and sell their work at the White Rock Art and Artisans Market.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from June 17 until Oct. 21 and is free to the public.

The location will be an outdoor space at the Hive at 134, N.M. 4 in White Rock where about 40 tents and tables can be accommodated.

The Hive is close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle which begins in June – all visitors going to Bandelier will be


Public Invited to 2012 Opera Season Preview

on June 12, 2012 - 1:35pm

SFO News:

Well known soloist Alicia Solomon of Los Alamos will present highlights of the 2012 Santa Fe Opera season at 7 p.m., Thursday June 14 at Mesa Public Library.

The 2012 season runs June 29 - Aug. 25 and will feature five new productions, including three new to the Santa Fe Opera's repertoire.

The season opens with Tosca, featuring the American debut of renowned soprano Amanda Echalaz.

Bizet's stunning opera The Pearl Fishers will be performed for the first time in Santa Fe.

The season also features the world premiere of the new critical edition of Rossini's Maometto II with


Something Funny from the Intertubes

on June 12, 2012 - 8:53am

Galaxy of Passion - A Star Wars Telenovela

Police Fans Will Love Friday's Summer Concert

on June 12, 2012 - 7:21am

By Russ Gordon

Hope you’ve been enjoying the 2012 LA County Summer Concert Series because we’re not stopping.

This Friday night, 7 p.m., Ashley Pond, we’ll be paying a tribute to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, the Police.

Our band will be the Police Experience. Like the Police, our guys play internationally and nationally and deliver a high energy show.

The incredible drummer for the Police, Stewart Copeland says “…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee…”

Check out the Police Experience on or on youtube and you’ll agree

Community Winds in Semi-Finals for American Prize

on June 11, 2012 - 11:41pm

The Los Alamos Community Winds has been selected as one of two semi-finalists for the 2012 American Prize in Wind Ensemble/Concert band Performance - Community Division.

"This is a tremendous honor and one which would not have been possible if it weren't for your dedication and musicianship and that of many former members over the past 12 years," Director Ted Vives said.

The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances of music by


Celebrity Models and Vocalists Entertain Sold Out Crowd during Opera Guild Fashion Show at Blue Window Bistro Sunday

on June 11, 2012 - 3:20pm

Anna Caspersen, left, her celebrity model husband Roland Caspersen and Opera Guild President Mary Cummings at The Blue Window Bistro during Sunday's musical fashion show. Julia Fair, Alicia Solomon and Jess Cullinan performed at the elegant event at which 11 local celebrities modeled fashions by Uli's. The Blue Window Bistro partnered with the Los Alamos Opera Guild and the Guilds of Santa Fe Opera on this event, providing savory hor d'oeuvres, desserts and a variety of wines. Proceeds from the sold out event benefit the Opera Guilds. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Janet McMillan