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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 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Fundraiser Set for Friday April 13

Join Russ Gordon of Gordons’ Concerts of Los Alamos at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 for live music by Eddy and the Nomads followed by DK and the Affordables.

This event is a fundraiser for the 2012 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series … go have a good time so the community can have more good times throughout the summer.

Buy tickets at the Hilltop House Hotel or at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

The Summer Concert Series is presented FREE to the public by the County of Los Alamos and a number of sponsoriing businesses, professionals and neighbors.

The Series is coordinated and managed


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Sci-Fi Musical “Petra and the Jay” on Stage April 13, 14

High School senior Maura Taylor has the lead singing role in “Petra and the Jay.” Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Where will Los Alamos audiences be able to spend time with a flying carrot, a dinocyborg, and a silicon-based geranium eater?

“Petra and the Jay,” a musical play with a science fiction setting, will be performed at 7 pm. Friday, April 13 and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Crossroads Bible Church. The production is a benefit for Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Earth Day events.

The setting is the year 3021 and the earth’s teeming human population is in


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Sci-fi Brown Bag Set for April 4

LOS ALAMOS ARTS COUNCIL News:
LAAC Brown Bag Series is always free, always entertaining.
Take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge. 
Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973. 
Brown Bag Performances connect performers to the community. 
Performances are held at 12 p.m. usually on the first Wednesday of each month but dates may vary.
For the April 4 Brown Bag LAAC Presents:

Petra and


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Saturday’s Special Community Winds Concert Inspired Kids to Participate

These tympani are loud! Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Kids were invited to sit in front of the stage at Crossroads Bible Church Saturday night to hear Melissa Mackey narrate Peter and the Wolf with Ted Vives conducting the Community Winds. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Principal Tubist Deniece Korzekwa explains the big instrument to some young admirers after the concert. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Guest Violinist Jin Park gave an ouitstanding performance of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” with Ted Vives conducting. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com


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Choral Music Fit for Kings Fills the House at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday Night

Review by Bonnie Gordon

 

The King’s Singers drew a full house at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night. Patrons lined up in the lobby to purchase the ensamble’s latest CD. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The world-famous ensemble, The King’s Singers, enchanted a full house at the Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night in a concert that was both sophisticated and fun.

The six man ensemble charmed the audience from the start with their engaging “Brit wit” and went on to enthrall them with an evening of incredible choral music.

The special night began with compositions


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It’s Tyme for Shakespeare with the LA Community Winds

Los Alamos Community Winds is set to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy Photo

By Bonnie Gordon

Lovers of Renaissance music and lovers of the bard are in for a treat when The Los Alamos Community Winds presents a Shakespeare-themed concert at 7 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 18 at Crossroads Bible Church. The church is located at 97 East Road (as you enter Los Alamos from the main hill road).  As always Winds concerts are free, although donations are gratefully accepted.

The idea for “the Musick of Shakespeare and his Tyme” came about as the Winds started


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The Hill Stompers Light Up Durango Parade

Band member Jeff Favorite blows his whistle as the Hill Stompers entertain the crowd last weekend in Durango.
Photo by Jean Gindreau/For ladailypost.com.

 

The Hill Stompers, an award winning jazzy street band that formed in 2000, spent last weekend playing music and dancing in the Snowdown Light Parade in Durango, Colo.

It’s Durango’s only nighttime parade where light-bedecked floats create a dazzling delight in Durango’s most spectacular and entertaining procession along the banks of Main Avenue.

The Hill Stompers will next play at the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Tuesday, Feb. 21, where


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