Scenic Roots Plays Los Alamos June 10

Amber and Erin Rogers are Scenic Roots. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Amber and Erin Rogers are Scenic Roots. These sisters perform original and traditional Ozark, Appalachian, and Celtic music on mountain dulcimer, fiddle and clawhammer banjo.

Scenic Roots will be in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, for a concert at Morning Glory Bakery. This show is part of the sister duo’s nine-state spring 2013 concert tour. Both sisters have degrees in commercial music from the renowned bluegrass program at South Plains College.

Amber’s musical journey began when she started playing fiddle when she


Hawk-2-Hilltopper Event Friday at Urban Park


The Hawk-2-Hilltopper event for graduating 8th graders is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Urban Park, despite the fact that Los Alamos Middle School is holding its last day of school Wednesday.

The annual event includes a BBQ lunch, music, giant inflatable toys, and ends with the always hilarious shaving cream melee.

Direct questions to the Los Alamos County Recreation Division at (505) 662-8173, (505) 662-8170, or lacrec@lacnm.us.


Samantha Filer Wins Desert Light Film Festival

‘Sword of Arundel’ collage. Courtesy/Samantha Filer
Samatha Filer, right, with the movie poster for her film that was one of her prizes. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Samantha Filer, a home school student active in the Los Alamos Community, received the Best of Festival Award in the statewide Desert Light Film Festival.

The festival was held on the campus of New Mexico State University and at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo.

“The Sword of Arundel,” a seven minute drama with a Lord of the Rings feel to it, was submitted by Filer of Jemez Springs. Not only


June Brown Bag Features Short Play Sampler

Ali (Pat Beck) and Jeff (Eric Bjorklund) struggle with love in ‘No Easy Points.’ Photo by Larry Gibbons

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s next feature in the Brown Bag Performance Series will be “A Short-Play Sampler” written by local playwright Robert F. Benjamin, directed by Beth Kennedy Jones and performed by local actors.

The sampler consists of three short plays each presented as a concert reading. The event will take place at noon, Wednesday June 5 at Fuller Lodge. All performances in the Brown Bag Series are free and open to the public.

While many theater patrons


‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ a Great Summer Adventure

Movie Review by KIRSTEN LASKEY

Some movies just fit the bill for the perfect summer blockbuster.

They are as refreshing as a soda on a hot day, as thrilling as an approaching three-month break from school and as fun as that first jump into the pool. “Star Trek: Into Darkness” fits solidly into this description.

This movie jets you, at warp speed, on a wonderful tour of the galaxy. You get to travel to planets that are lush in scarlet forests or observe Earth’s future sleek and glossy cities. Even the bowels of the starship Enterprise are beautiful. Everything is a visual delight.

The cast of characters


Bazan Plays Local Living Room Concert May 26

David Bazan plays the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

David Bazan, an indie singer-songwriter from Seattle, is touring around the country playing in individuals’ living rooms. Bazan will give one of these intimate concerts at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26 in Los Alamos.

Bazan will play for about an hour and a half, stopping between songs for questions. This is a great opportunity to talk to the artist directly about his music. Tickets can be purchased at the following link: http://www.undertowtickets.com/product/bazan-living-room-show-los-alamos-nm-may-26-8pm


Los Alamos Choral Society Spring Concert May 26

Los Alamos Choral Society in rehearsal at United Church. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

LACS News:

To conclude its 70th anniversary season, the Los Alamos Choral Society is presenting its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May at the United Church of Los Alamos.

The concert entitled “Encore!  Favorites Through The Years” will include music from past performances; from the 1970s through the past decade.

Included in this program are:

  • “How Can I Keep From Singing”, an American folk hymn arranged by Ronald Staheli,
  • Frostiana”, poems by Robert Frost set to music by Randall Thomson,


Los Alamos Kite Festival Underway at Overlook Park!

A giant blue bear floats above Overlook Park in White Rock during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s 16th annual Kite Festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Festival Kite Doc volunteer Dennis Ware of Roswell, left, works with Bruce Johnson of Albuquerque on his kite. Ware explained Johnson’s kite is a Cody Box Kite, which was originally intended for spotting artillery in wartime. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Denni Harris selects which markers to use to decorate her kite as her mother Morgan and brother Dash watch. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com


Hundreds Attend Season’s First Summer Concert

John Hughes with Bear, his 5-year-old Pomeranian at the first Gordons’ Summer Concert of the Season Friday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Several hundred people turned out to hear Indie rockers ‘What Made Milwaukee Famous” from Austin, Texas, kick off the 24th year of the concert series. Look for a gallery of photos from the concert later this weekend in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local photographer Skip Wecksung finds a unique vantage point between two roadies to photograph Indie rockers ‘What Made Milwaukee