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Posts From The Road: Sculptures In Borrego Springs

on August 18, 2019 - 6:52am
Perhaps the most popular of the works in the desert at Borrego Springs, Calif., is a 350-foot serpent with the head of a dragon and tail of a rattlesnake. The large piece appears to cross the road as it arches and dips its way across the desert floor. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Two horses scuffle as one of the horses stands high on its rear legs. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
By GARY WARREN
Formerly of Los Alamos

Scattered amongst the desert at Borrego Springs, Calif. are metal sculptures, which were created by California sculpture artist Ricardo Breceda.

The sculptures are

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Canyon Road

on August 18, 2019 - 6:16am

Daily Postcard: Flowers bloom on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Wood & Wire Concert At Fuller Lodge Sept. 7

on August 17, 2019 - 9:47am

Wood & Wire quintet performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LLA

Live In Los Alamos News:

Austin-based bluegrass phenoms Wood & Wire will open the fall concert series for Live in Los Alamos.

Touring heavily behind last year’s album, North of Despair, which earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Record, the quintet will play 7:30 pm. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Fuller Lodge.

While Wood & Wire deserve the accolades they get for their mastery of traditional bluegrass, it is their ability to stretch the genre that has many referring to them as Americana roots

Los Alamos Community Winds: 2019-2020 Season

on August 17, 2019 - 8:08am
The award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds. Courtesy/LACW
 
LACW News:
 
The award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) begins its 20th Season with an exciting slate of concerts and performances certain to have something for everyone’s taste.
 
The season begins with a performance at the Evening of Arts and Culture, Friday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge. LACW will perform as part of the annual event, which showcases the rich variety of performance, visual and static arts this community has to offer. The event is still being planned.
 
The season opener is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

Daily Postcard: Handsome Truck Spotted Near Pond

on August 17, 2019 - 6:18am
Daily Postcard: A handsome antique truck is spotted parked under a street light during the Secret City Summer Concert Friday night near Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

CNN Hero: Roger Montoya Of Moving Arts Española

on August 16, 2019 - 7:26am

Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. Courtesy/CNN

Staff Report

Roger Montoya, co-founder and artistic director of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. CNN Heroes honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others.

Struggling with HIV and the loss of many friends to AIDS, Montoya moved home to Española in the late 1980s.

Daily Postcard: Doe And Buck Rest On Grass

on August 16, 2019 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: A doe and buck rest on the soft and cool grass early Wednesday evening near the ravine behind Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Meow Wolf Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18

on August 15, 2019 - 10:33am

By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

 TAOS ― Meow Wolf is bringing their popular Taos Vortex music festival back to Taos this weekend for the second year. Be warned … the inter-dimensional festival rift will only be open Friday, Aug. 16, and will close Sunday, Aug. 18, so get your passes now. 

Headliners include Lykke Li, Claude VonStroke, George Clinton Parliament-Funkadelic, Flying Lotus 3D, Zhu, Calexico, Iron & Wine, and many other amazing artists.  Music genres include EDM, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, house, electronica, soul, and more.

In And Around Town: Aug. 15, 2019

on August 15, 2019 - 10:11am

 

  In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com 

FRIDAY Aug. 16

Summer Concert Series: Jimmy Stadler Band
The Youth Performance featuring Justin Sanchez starts at 6 p.m., Austin Van performs at 6:30 p.m. and The Jimmy Stadler Band performs at 8 p.m.  at Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. The New Mexico Craft Distillery Garden will offer craft cocktails and beer from Rolling Still Distillery Bros., Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op.

Daily Postcard: Small Green Bug Spotted On Patio

on August 14, 2019 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: A small lime green bug strolls across red patio bricks Tuesday in the backyard of a home on North Mesa. Photo by Madelyn Crotzer

Solomon: SFO’s ‘Jenufa’ Is Gripping Theater

on August 13, 2019 - 8:08pm
Laura Wilde (Jenůfa) with Richard Trey Smagur (Števa Buryja). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera
 
Review By ALICIA SOLOMON
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

Forewarned is forearmed, they say, and perhaps my foreknowledge of Jenůfa’s tragic plot helped me avoid shock and dismay to proceed directly to unabashed appreciation of this beautiful work.

2019 Los Alamos County Fair Results Announced

on August 13, 2019 - 8:07pm

Adult Grand Champion in Horticulture: Potatoes grown by Claire Swinhoe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Extention Office News:

The Los Alamos County Extention Office has announced the winners of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the Los Alamos County Fair.

The items entered in the Fair were on display Friday and Saturday at Mesa Public Library.

The winners are:

BAKED GOODS

  • Youth Grand Champion: Jen Morales (Caramel Shortbread Cookies)
  • Youth Reserve Grand Champion: Eliza Lamborn (Peanut Oatmeal Cookies)
  • Adult Grand Champion: Chris Jordan (Ginger Snaps

Classon & Andrae Explore Pitfalls; Triumphs Of Midlife In ‘I’ve Been Waiting All My Life To Be Middle-Aged’

on August 13, 2019 - 8:20am
Singer/guitarist Matthew Andrae provides much more than background music to Carrie Classon's words. The music gives the material a whole other dimention. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Carrie Classon signs copies of her memoir 'Blue Yarn' after the performance. Some of her stage material is drawn from the book, some from her syndicated column and some is brand new. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Matthew Andrae's very first guitar teacher, Marge Agnew, was in the audience Aug.

Scenes From Lowrider Museum Opening In Española

on August 13, 2019 - 8:08am

A new Lowrider Museum opened Aug. 5 in Española and included a hard hat tour at 714 Calle Don Diego St. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Española Mayor Javier Sanchez, right, addresses the large crowd including Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham seated in the front row. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham compliments the City of Española for recognizing the cultural Lowrider tradition and making it a permanent museum. She added that she herself is sort of a lowrider. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Even the spectators are part of the show inside the museum.

Solomon: ‘Winterreise’ An Extraordinary Journey

on August 13, 2019 - 7:13am
Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly. Courtesy photo
 
Review by ALICIA SOLOMON
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

The last day of a hot July seemed perfect for a Winter Journey. St. Francis Auditorium was a cool, serene refuge from the heat and hubbub of high summer in downtown Santa Fe; and the SF Chamber Music Festival concert was Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise (Winter trip), written in 1827 to poems by Wilhelm Muller.

This immortal work, his intimate confession approaching death at age 31, contains some of Schubert’s most beautiful and haunting songs, those he liked best himself.

Los Alamos Medical Center Unveils Student Artwork

on August 12, 2019 - 10:08am

An ‘Unveiling’ of new murals to be placed in the front foyer as well as one of the Imaging rooms took place Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos Medical Center. The murals were created by students in the Los Alamos High School Honors Art Program. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, LAHS Art students Gabriella Tepley and Erin Scott and LAMC CEO John Whiteside at the mural unveiling event Thursday in the lobby at LAMC. Courtesy/LAMC

Gabriella Tepley is a member of the LAHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society.

Daily Postcard: Raindrops Cling To Ivy Leaves

on August 12, 2019 - 8:02am

Raindrops cling to ivy leaves Saturday morning at a residence in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scenes From 2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 11, 2019 - 9:36pm

Of the 33 entries in the 2019 Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade, first place winner is the Los Alamos Hill Stompers, which always exemplifies this year's theme, Off the Beaten Path ... this wild and crazy band has been off the beaten path for all of its 19 years. Band leader Jeff Favorite plays the  drum at center. The parade is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet and sponsored by Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust and Del Norte Credit Union.  Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
In 2nd place is the Shrine of North America is perhaps best known for its colorful parades, circuses and

Center For New Mexico Archaeology To Open ‘Women In Archaeology’ Exhibit On International Archaeology Day

on August 11, 2019 - 8:59am
Archaeologists Florence Hawley Ellis and student Florence Hawley Ellis, director of University of New Mexico excavations at San Gabriel del Yunque in Northern New Mexico. Courtesy/Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum
 
CNMA News:
 
SANTA FE In celebration of International Archaeology Day, Saturday, Oct. 19, the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) will open its doors to the public, providing an opportunity to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage and the science of archaeology through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Community Shows Off Skills At 2019 County Fair

on August 11, 2019 - 7:52am
The County Fair takes place over two days during the Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Weekend at Mesa Public Library. Prize-winning flowers and preserves are on display here. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Grand Champion photo. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Checking out the 4-H displays. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
First place quilt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Extra special spuds! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fabric arts on display. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Wood and fiber. Photo by Bonnie J.

Daily Postcard: Morning Glory Blooms In White Rock

on August 11, 2019 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: A morning glory blooms recently at a residence in White Rock. Photo by Helen Ortega

Scenes From Fuller Lodge Art Center Arts & Crafts Fair

on August 10, 2019 - 10:09pm

Elizabeth Watts and her daughter Kathryn check out a booth Saturday morning during the Fuller Lodge Art Center 39th annual Arts and Crafts Fair, held in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Stacey Baker, left, makes a purchase from Jennifer Lamprey today during the arts and crafts fair. Lamprey's business is Desert Fig Design. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Sophia Torres, owner of Curious Goat Works, takes part in the fair for the first time. Her business is based in Albuquerque. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Monet’s Moon Flamenco Tribute At Teatro Paraguas

on August 10, 2019 - 2:32pm

Janira. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas

Teatro Paraguas News:

Compañia Chuscales y Mina Fajardo in conjunction with Teatro Paraguas present a flamenco concert  inspired by the art of French Impressionist Claude Monet under the direction of choreographer, composer and dancer Mina Fajardo entitled Monet’s Moon. La Companía first presented this riveting production in October 2018 to sold-out houses at Teatro Paragaus. 

Fajardo writes: We have turned the beauty of (Monet’s) painting with a brush to painting with our bodies and shoes to the compas (flamenco rhythms) of the guitar.

Daily Postcard: Snake Slithers Across Welcome Mat

on August 10, 2019 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: A snake slithers across the welcome mat of a residence recently in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Mary Arrowsmith

Lois Eddleman A Major Force Behind Los Alamos County Fair Exhibition For Decades

on August 9, 2019 - 2:41pm

Lois Eddleman, 93, was in the thick of things Thursday preparing for the County Fair Exhibition at Mesa Public Library. Eddleman has been part of the County Extension’s Fair Exhibition for decades and remains a major participant in the organizing, planning, judging and staging of the Exhibition. Eddleman also teaches piano and recruited several of her students to help out with the set-up Thursday for this year's exhibition. The exhibition opens with handicap viewing 4-5 p.m. today and general public viewing  5-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J.

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