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TK Thompson is in an Artistic Groove

Photographer TK Thompson. Courtesy Photo

By Mandy Marksteiner

“I like jazz,” said TK Thompson, a photographer who will be showing his work in the Springtime Art Show at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery April 20 to June 1. “Jazz musicians are free spirits. They’re letting it all hang out. They take risks. I’ve played music all my life. I know what it feels like to be in the groove. It’s magical. When you’re expressing emotions with your music, you can feel it in your gut. That’s why I do art and music.”

Thompson admits that it’s hard to “let it flow,” because, as responsible adults, we’re trained to suppress


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LAPS Fourth Graders Choose LA County Species

PEEC News:

Woodhouse’s Toad has been nominated by some fourth graders to be the Los Alamos County amphibian. This one lives at PEEC.  Photo by Jennifer Macke

The Los Alamos Public Schools elementary librarians and fourth graders, with help from PEEC (Pajarito Environmental Education Center) have been working on a project to research and choose their favorite species for Los Alamos County.

Librarians Beverly Baker, Marilyn Branton, Julie Goen, and Jeffrey Lloyd have guided their fourth grade students in small groups in researching local mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies,


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LA Summer Concert Series – Not Quite Complete

Editor’s Note: The official “Los Alamos Concert Series” schedule (presented by the County of Los Alamos and coordinated / managed by Russ Gordon) is not available on-line as of April 9th. When it becomes available we will link to the official concert series website. The official concert site is found at: http://www.gordonssummerconcerts.com/. Below you will find the currently available series information….

 

Russ Gordon and crew are still finalizing sponsors & venues for some of this summer’s series.

This is the 23rd year for this extremely popular


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‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ Springs to Life Friday

High Desert Blush by Lanna Keller. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey

The dancer is constructed out of old records painted in a kaleidoscope pattern. A slight touch to her circular hips sets her dancing. As the sculpture sways to a rhythm all of its own, the theme of the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” also seems to spring to life.

The whole show, Art Center Director Ken Nebel said, “is inspired by poetry, in one way, shape or form.”

Artists produced work inspired from poetry in writing, music or life experience.

“It’s a huge variety in where they’re


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LAAC’s Brown Bag Series Presents ‘Petra and the Jay’ Wednesday

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting for its April 4 Brown Bag Series, “Petra and the Jay” excerpts from the original sci-fi musical book and lyrics by Cary Neeper, music by Alice B. Kellogg, directed by Alicia Solomon.

Always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge.

The full opera will be presented April 13 and 14 at Crossroads Bible Church.

Program:

#2 – Person to Person (Petra, Darrok & Alice)
Rose Click, Dale Arnink, Sheila Schiferl

#4 – We’re Here to Celebrate
(Darrok & Alice, Lillan & Ellmar, Geriton, Human


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2012 New Mexico Press Women Conference Open to Public

The 2012 New Mexico Press Women Conference is May 4-5 at the  Marriott Courtyard 3347 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe

Program highlights:

  • Narrative Nonfiction: Truth in Storytelling.With biographer James McGrath Morris
  •  Real or Fake: Indian Arts at the Crossroads A news-making  discussion with  Indian jewelers and an expert from the Southwestern Association on Indian Arts
  •  Zia Awards Luncheon to acknowledge New Mexico’s top women non-fiction authors
  • Social Media:  Are You Part of the Conversation?  Learns tips and trends from three

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Environmental Scientist Chick Keller Speaks Today at Kiwanis Luncheon

KIWANIS News:

Chick Keller

April 3-Environmental scientist Chick Keller will discuss Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Earth Day events scheduled April 21 and the Nature Center capital improvement project.

April 10-Los Alamos Kiwanis President Kristy Ortega will speak on what she learned at the recent Kiwanis Southwest District Midwinter Conference in Las Cruces.

As part of her talk, Ortega will present detailed information on the Kiwanis International campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a huge killer in poor countries.

April 17– Gloria Maestas


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