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The Hill Stompers Celebrate 20 Years!

The Hill Stompers performing at a Summer Concert in 2018. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Twenty years ago in October 2000, the Hill Stompers held its first rehearsal around the pool table in the basement of one of its first members … and the rest, as they say, is history.

Their first gig was the 2000 Holiday Lights Parade where they played Washington Post and a handful of Christmas tunes.

Throughout the last two decades the Hill Stompers has grown from 15 to 45 fun-loving musicians and dancers. While decked out in tutus, feathers and sequins, they have entertained crowds


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Scenes From Los Alamos Community Winds Concert

Los Alamos Community Winds performs in concert Saturday afternoon in the north parking lot in Central Park Square. The concert features Los Alamos Clarinet Quintet, percussionist George Price, SaxAtomix and LACW Director Ted Vives on trombone with pianist Julian Chen. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Clarinet Quintet performs Saturday afternoon in the Los Alamos Community Winds concert in the parking lot in Central Park Square. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Community Winds performs in concert Saturday afternoon in the parking lot in Central Park


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New Mexico Film Office Announces ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Season 3 To Begin Filming In New Mexico

‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Season 3 is filming October 2020 through April 2021. Courtesy/NMFO

NMFO News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Office announced Thursday that the TV series “Roswell, New Mexico” will return to New Mexico to film its third season.

Filming will take place October 2020 through April 2021. The show is produced by Warner Bros. Television and NM Talent Inc., and will film in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Madrid.

“Roswell, New Mexico Season 3 is injecting thousands of dollars into the New Mexico economy, as well as employing hundreds of New Mexican crew members. It’s


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Free Registration For Los Alamos Halloweekend Drive-in Movie ‘Hocus Pocus’ Opens 2 p.m. Monday

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

 
In honor of Halloweekend 2020, Los Alamos will be screening a drive-in movie version of the Disney Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 in the Central Park Square North parking lot.
All ages are welcome for this free event, but registration is required in advance and opens at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26.
Space will be limited. 
Courtesy of Central Park Square, each registered vehicle will be entitled to a free one-topping pizza at Time Out Pizza, adjacent to the parking area, with a validated Eventbrite ticket.
Each vehicle also will receive complimentary

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Posts From The Road: Asheville Pinball Museum

Pinball Wizards: Patrons line up to play the pinball machines at the Asheville Pinball Museum. Those who are experts at pinball are known as pinball wizards, a term created in the 1960s rock opera Tommy. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Oldies: Machines in the museum from the 1930s and 40s are for display only and cannot be played. These beautiful vintage machines were all wood frames and legs and some were more ornate than current machines. Coin operated pinball machines were first developed in the 1930s. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer

Formerly of Los


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Scenes From Community Pumpkin Patch At IHM Oct. 16-31

The Community Pumpkin Patch opened for business Friday afternoon on the front lawn of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (IHM) at 3700 Trinity Dr. The event runs through Oct. 31 and features pumpkins and gourds for sale, a maze and selfies. Funds raised support youth activities at the parish. The Community Pumpkin Patch is open 1-7 p.m. daily and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Everyone must follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask at all times. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Zach, left, and brother Wyatt like this pumpkin for Halloween carving. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Film Office: ‘THEM’ Completes Production In Santa Fe

NMFO News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Film Office today announced that an episode of the TV series “THEM”, co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, has completed production in Santa Fe.

The production employed approximately 250 New Mexico crew members, eight New Mexico principal actors and 50 New Mexico extras.

Craig William Macneill directed the episode.

“THEM”, written by Little Marvin, is set in 1953 and centers on a couple who move their family from North Carolina to Los Angeles. The family’s home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural


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Blue Raven Theatre And Teatro Paraguas Present 3X3

Eric Devlin and Amber Devlin. Courtesy photo

David McConnell and Talia Pura. Courtesy photo

TEATRO PARAGUAS News:

Blue Raven Theatre and Teatro Paraguas present 3X3 Three new plays by Talia Pura live on ZOOM at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. $10 suggested donation. Link to register here.

3×3, containing elements of drama and comedy, these plays explore human relationships, which tend to be complicated and messy in families. Each play contains three characters, and three is always a crowd. 

Talia Pura is an award-winning writer based in Santa Fe. Her plays have been seen here, as well as


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Local Playwright Robert Benjamin Brings His Plays Online

A scene from the Sept. 25 performance of ‘Hunker Down’ at Teatro Paraguas performed by Duchess Dale as ‘Bari’ and Don Converse as ‘Kevin’. Courtesy photo

Playwright Robert Benjamin

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

COVID-19 poses many challenges to live theater, but Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin has not only found ways to overcome them, he’s positively embraced them.

“The experience, for a small town playwright trying to have fun, has been quite fulfilling,” he said. “Theaters trying to stay in touch with their audience have turned to Zoom.”

And audiences


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Teatro Paraguas Presents Volver Volver Volver Live On Zoom

A bruja calls a young man back from the dead in Volver Volver Volver by Portales playwright Leonard Madrid. Watch the performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 on Zoom. Courtesy/Jan Breshears Thomas

Theatre News:

Teatro Paraguas will present a live Zoom performance of Volver Volver Volver, a play by New Mexico playwright Leonard Madrid, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.

A young man who led a fast and reckless life is called back from the dead by an unknown bruja in Portales, and finds the inner peace, which eluded him in life.

Originally from Portales, Madrid is a playwright, director and actor who has studied


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