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New York City Jazz Will Heat Up Fuller Lodge

Staff Report

Two NYC jazz musicians will perform on piano and trumpet at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Fuller Lodge.

Roy Dunlap (piano) and Marcus Parsley (trumpet) are world-class musicians and Saturday’s concert will be a real treat for jazz lovers.

Local jazz musicians will open the show. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at http://tickethookups.com/NYCJazzFullerLodge or at the door.

Roy Dunlap began playing professionally at age 14. He attained a Master’s in Piano at Queens College in New York City, studying with Sir Roland Hanna.

Dunlap has toured throughout


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Thoughts From the Big Chair: ‘Ziggy and Brubeck and Crocs, Oh My!’

Thoughts From the Big Chair
Comments on Television and Associated Media From a Lifelong Addict
Column by RALPH E. CHAPMAN

“Ziggy and Brubeck and Crocs, Oh My!”

Hey gang! This week, I think I’m going to stick to a couple shorter topics on different ends of the Reality Show continuum…

The Grammys

The Grammys were on last week and I managed to watch a good deal of the telecast over a few days using the old DVR.

It’s tough to watch the whole program at one time because, as with most Hollywood awards shows, it overflows with lots of ego, over-hyped records and performances, and, of course, mindless banter.


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Santa Fe Opera One of Three American Companies Nominated for International Award

2013 Santa Fe Opera productions. Courtesy/SFO

SFO News:

They are to be called “The Operas,” the new International Opera Awards established in London to celebrate the work of opera companies throughout the world. 

The brainchild of British businessman Harry Hyman, of Nexus Group, John Allison, editor of OPERA magazine, and the London Evening Standard, the first nominees have already been received, judges chosen, and the awards ceremony scheduled for April 22 in London.  

“The Operas” are ambitious in scope; nominations are invited from all over the globe. True excellence in opera


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Actor/Poet David Mills Performs as Langston Hughes

David Mills performs as Langston Hughes. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The Jim Sagel Memorial Lecture Series at UNM-Los Alamos  will present award-winning poet David Mill at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 in the Building 2 Lecture Hall at UNM-LA.

Mills will perform an excerpt from his show, “Dreamweaver: The Works of Langston Hughes.” The reading is free and open to the public.

Mills also will be visiting Instructor Zandree Stidham’s English classes the same day as the performance.

Actor and writerDavid Mills’ one-person dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes’s poems and short stories


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‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’ Begins at 7:30 p.m. Today

The Little Mermaid, Jr., stage production presented by the Atomic City Children’s Theater begins this weekend at 7:30 p.m. today with additional performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
 

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Ryan McGarvey Band Plays Skiesta March 2

Ryan McGarvey

SKIESTA! News:

Come see what’s in the air at Pajarito Mountain March 2 during the 65th annual winter celebration Skiesta!

The event includes snow games for all ages, local craft beer and live music featuring Ryan McGarvey.

In a relatively short amount of time, McGarvey has not only gained a national and international fan base, but also admiration from his personal idols.

McGarvey has shared the bill with such top name act’s as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gov’t Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds among many others.

His debut CD release “Forward


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Ruby K’s Celebrates Eighth Birthday and Extends Hours

Employees of Ruby K’s Bagel Café show off their bagel costumes. Courtesy photo

By Mandy Marksteiner

Ruby K’s Bagel Café is about to reach a milestone and achieve a goal. The restaurant is approaching its eighth anniversary and will extend their hours.

Ruby K’s will have its “Eighth Birthday Party Celebration” Feb 22 and 23. The restaurant will serve samples of its new menu items and smoothies. 

The celebration also will include prize drawings, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon animals and cupcake decorating.

Ruby K’s will stay open until 7 p.m. beginning March


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Community Winds Concert to Light Up the Stage Saturday

The Los Alamos Community Winds. Courtesy/LACW
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post  

Los Alamos Community Winds will celebrate light, hope and renewal in their upcoming concert, “Finlandia! and Other Brilliant Lights.”

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Crossroads Bible Church. The concert is a benefit for the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association.

As always, Winds concerts are free of charge. A suggested donation of $10 will be appreciated and will benefit the work of the NM Alzheimer’s Association.

The Dixie Girl restaurant will have a special pre-concert


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UNM-LA Offers Wine Tasting Class

UNM-LA News:

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but you can continue the sentiment by enrolling yourself and your sweetheart in a wine tasting class. 

Sign up for three Saturdays of tasting with wine expert and European licensed sommelier Liz Berdugo. Learn what makes a wine good, what your palette enjoys most, and how to order the proper wine for any occasion or meal.

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education will offer “Introduction to Wine Tasting and Collecting” (CE: L1241 | CRN: 30198). The class meets 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9 at the Pajarito Brew Pub (location has changed


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