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Arts Council Hosts Brown Bag Concert Live Wednesday!

The Brown Bag concert features pianist Charles Lieou noon, Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) is hosting the first live Brown Bag concert at the Lodge since the beginning of COVID-19 and is thrilled to be welcoming the community to a live lunchtime music performance!

The live concert takes place noon Wednesday, May 5 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

Seating will be limited, and the Arts Council will be following strict COVID-19 safety procedures. Masks will be required.

This Wednesday’s Arts Council’s free Brown Bag concert features


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Coro de Cámara Spring Concert ‘Dancing into May’ … Online Auction Bidding Extended To Friday

Coro de Cámara News:

After a long year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time for some joyful spring music from the popular local chamber chorus Coro de Cámara. The group’s latest online concert ‘Dancing into May: Celebrating Life, Love, and New Birth’ features madrigal songs, solo piano, and poetry.

The spring-themed concert is free of charge and available for viewing at any time on Coro’s website.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, …what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change.” Recalling the


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LASO Sponsors Free Concert Of Chamber Music

LASO News:

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) presents a free “virtual” concert of chamber music available on its own YouTube channel right now!

The program opens with two movements from J.S. Bach’s Sonata in E minor for flute and basso continuo, featuring flautist Heidi Morning.

Next comes a little-known duo for viola and cello by Ludwig van Beethoven, which the composer himself titled “Duet with Two Eyeglasses Obbligato”, played by Nelly Case and James Knudson.

Lastly, Claire Detels plays a selection of 20th century American piano works including “Ellis Island”, a work by avant-garde


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LAAC: Brown Bag Shows Return To Fuller Lodge Wednesday

Pianist Charles Lieou performs Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LACA

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) will host an in-person Brown Bag Show with its next performance at noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

For its opening program, pianist Charles Lieou will perform selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I-J. S. Bach

Los Alamos Arts Council will practice COVID restrictions to ensure the safety of the performers as well as audience members.

Temperatures will be taken at the entrance and masks will be required in Fuller Lodge. There are stations for hand sanitizing available.


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Exhibit To Celebrate Los Alamos Concert Association’s Long History Opens In Step Up Gallery At Mesa Library May 1

LACA News:

An exhibit celebrating the Los Alamos Concert Association’s 75-year history opens May 1 in the Step Up Gallery on the top level of Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., in Los Alamos.

Since 1946, Los Alamos Concert Association (LACA) has presented a classical concert series featuring artists who have made a name for themselves in great concert halls around the globe. The exhibit will chronicle how LACA grew up with the community and highlight the many world-renowned artists it has presented.

The exhibit includes material related to LACA’s community and school outreach activities


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NHCC Hosts Virtual Performance Of ‘Conjunto Blues’ April 29

NHCC News: 

ALBUQUERQUE — The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will host an online performance of “Conjunto Blues”, the Albuquerque premiere of this critically-acclaimed one-person show written and performed by playwright, actor, and musician Nicolás R. Valdez and directed by Joel C. Settles, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 29.

Following the performance, Valdez will host a question-and-answer session, during which audience members can discuss the show and ask questions about conjunto music in general.

Click here to register for this free, live-streamed virtual event, which will


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New Mexico Film Office: ‘Dig’ Production Now Filming

NMFO News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Office announces Dig, a feature film produced by Dig Films LLC, has begun production in Las Cruces.
“The New Mexico Film Office continues to market every corner of New Mexico to productions. Las Cruces has a lot to offer productions, including beautiful and diverse landscapes and locations, production support, hotels, restaurants, and other amenities,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Amber Dodson.
“As we work to increase the economic vitality for the City of Las Cruces, film and media production is an industry we continue to support. I am pleased

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2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Presented By Toyota Of Santa Fe Announces May And June Virtual Shows

SANCRE News:

Sancre Productions, Toyota of Santa Fe and Los Alamos County are pleased to announce that the 2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series will be a hybrid series, consisting of six virtual shows in May and June and nine potential live shows being planned for July and August.

Live show planning is underway with multiple Los Alamos County Departments and with the highest attention being paid to COVID-19 restrictions, crowd management and safety guideline adherence.

More information about the live shows will be available in the coming days and weeks. The 2021 virtual shows will be high-quality


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Teatro Paraguas Presents ‘Curious Smiles’ By Playwright Robert Benjamin And Featuring Local Actress Amelia Dolejsi

Don Converse and Amelia Dolejsi performing ‘Curious Smiles’. Photo by Duchess Dale

By Kelly Dolejsi
Los Alamos

Teatro Paraguas will present Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin’s short comedy “Curious Smiles” live on Zoom at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2.

Admission to the 25-minute comedy is free. Find links to register at teatroparaguasnm.org.

Duchess Dale directs this uplifting tale about a grandfather, played by Santa Fe actor Don Converse, and his sassy 10-year-old granddaughter Jamie, played by Amelia Dolejsi, a fifth-grader at Aspen Elementary


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