LACF Announces ‘Community Endowment For Music Organizations’ Honoring Lifetime Passion Of Judy Dudziak!

Judy Dudziak is honored by her husband with Community Endowment for Music Organizations. Courtesy/Don Dudziak

LACF News:

Judy Dudziak of Los Alamos had a strong passion for music, which she pursued from childhood throughout the rest of her life. She played piano and violin in her youth. Then later, the recorder and French horn, the latter in the Los Alamos Symphony, the Municipal Band, and as a member of the orchestra for many theatrical plays. 

Dudziak also encouraged all her children to play instruments and often supported the Los Alamos High School Band and Orchestra.

To honor her lifelong


Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Brown Bag Performance Featuring Renowned Pianist Juanita Madland Wednesday

Pianist Juanita Madland

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) presents Juanita Madland performing, via a musical recording, pieces from Bach, Mozart, Chopin and others noon Wednesday for the Brown Bag Performance Series.

The links to the recording can be found at as well as LAAC’s Facebook page  and YouTube.

This music is from one of six concerts Madland performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Since age 3, Madland has played hundreds of concerts in the USA, Carribbean and Europe. Just some of her winning contests were the New Mexico concerto


Tub Partners With The Curse On Donation Drive March 27

BRBC News:

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (Tub) has partnered with The Curse NM, the NM United soccer team’s official fan club. Curse members will get discounts throughout the season and during games.

To kick off the Tub’s partnership, they are hosting a donation drive noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27 for the Child Abuse Response Team and Para Los Ninos, programs at UNM Children’s Hospital specializing in care for children and adolescents physically and/or sexually abused.

Items sought include child and adolescent clothing, comfort/hobby items, and hygiene products*.


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LAHS Students Receive LASO 2021 Scholarships

LAHS student and LASO scholarship recipient Ursula Coe. Courtesy/Bob & Jackie MacFarlane 

LAHS student and LASO scholarship recipient Jackson Bell. Courtesy/Bob & Jackie MacFarlane 

LAHS student, LASO scholarship recipient Karin Ebey. Courtesy/Bob & Jackie MacFarlane 

LASO News:

Three years ago the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra needed a bassoon player. A Sophomore from Los Alamos High School (LAHS), Karin Ebey, very capably filled that spot. In the years that followed Ebey has continued to be an active member of the community orchestra. She also has played in the LAHS band


Santa Fe Opera Guild ‘The Lord Of Cries’ Talk April 6

The Dance of Maenads. Courtesy/SFOG

SFOG News:

The Santa Fe Opera Guild (SFOG) is offering a series of introductory talks via Zoom on the 2021 season operas entitled Opera Virtually Unveiled.

Desirée Mays is the author of 18 books in the Opera Unveiled series, books that provide in-depth details on the season operas.


The Lord of Cries: The Wolf-Prince, Ecstasy and Ruin, 1-2 p.m. April 6.

In a truly extraordinary merging of Dracula and The Bacchae, Mark Adamo writes the libretto of a new opera that contrasts the extremes of restraint and repression with unfettered freedom. John Corigliano


International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe: Open Your Ears To King Henry IV, Part 1

Script for Act I of Henry IV, Part I. with important lines marked or outlined. Courtesy/ISCSF


International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe (ISCSF) presents:

A brand new play! We continue the history tetralogy with Act I of Henry IV, Part I.

We delve into the violent imagery of the body the opens the play, the through line of thievery from the tavern to the throne room, highly complex father-son dynamics and twisted clock metaphors.

Our ensemble for Henry IV, Part I includes Brittany Chandler, Andrew Codispoti, Deborah Davis, Sam Gilroy, Lynn Goodwin, Mitchel Kawash, Nicholas Koy Santillo,


For Sean And Lyla Lo … Practice Does Make Perfect

Sean and Lyla Lo are fulfilling personal pledge to never miss a single day of piano practice. Courtesy photo


Two young piano students in Los Alamos — brother and sister Sean Lo, 11, and his sister Lyla Lo, 9, — are making great advancement and earning well-deserved awards in their chosen study of classical piano by fulfilling a personal pledge to never miss a single day of practicing.

Both students take part in a national “challenge” to continually practice the piano without ever missing a single day of practice.

At the suggestion of their parents Hanju Tsai and Chienchi Lo, as well as


Community Winds Perform Belated Valentine’s Day Concert

Members of the Los Alamos Community Winds, including Director Ted Vives, Megan Dunlap, Rex Hjelm, Jeremy Best and John Daly, serenade Andy and Linda Light Saturday in White Rock. Photo by Derrick Key
Andy and Linda Light received their Valentine’s Day concert Saturday in White Rock. Photo by Derrick Key

Los Alamos

Andy and Linda Light, residents of Village Place in White Rock, finally got their Valentine’s Day concert.As part of a fundraiser with Flowers by Gillian and Rose Chocolatier, the Brass Ensemble section of the Los Alamos Community Winds were able to serenade the couple


Hannemann Music Is Still Open For Business!

Los Alamos

Hannemann Music is still open and operating – providing instrument supplies, general instrument repair, and complete piano services – tuning, regulation, and repair.

Yes, I slowed operations for a while last year, but began to increase activity mid-August and I am currently running a full schedule.

The real wrinkle for the business was that I had planned to open a store front in 020, that was not an option. However, since January the business has increased well over that of 019 and I am planning further expansions.

When MVD is fully open I plan to acquire an R.V.