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Michael Benanav Talks at Los Alamos Jewish Center About Grandparent's Holocaust Survival Sept. 5

on August 25, 2014 - 6:57am

'The Luck of the Jews.' Courtesy/

LAJC News:

Dixon resident Michael Benanav will be speaking at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the Los Alamos Jewish Center about his book 'The Luck of the Jews,' the story of his grandparents survival of the Holocaust.

The community is invited to attend this talk.

One December night in 1944, while sailing across the Black Sea on the deck of a refugee ship filled with Jews fleeing the Nazi genocide in Europe, Joshua Szereny met Isadora Rosen.

He was 23, from Czechoslovakia; she was 20, from Romania.

Several Festivals Labor Day Weekend in Taos

on August 22, 2014 - 6:37am

TAOS News:

Recognized as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend is being celebrated in Taos and Taos Ski Valley with several festivals Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, including The High Mountain Hideout, Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival and TAO Studio Tour.

More than 30 regional and local acts will bring a variety of music to Taos Ski Valley Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31 with The High Mountain Hideout, presented by Glad Castle.

Call For Artists: Fire Hydrant Painting Competition

on August 21, 2014 - 6:34am

Painted fire hydrant. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet


Los Alamos MainStreet is looking for interested parties to participate in a fun, new art contest to coincide with the Los Alamos ScienceFest taking place Sept. 5-13.

If you are any artist, you can help make our town more beautiful and bring pedestrian traffic to downtown by painting selected fire hydrants in the Los Alamos MainStreet district down Central Avenue!

Up to nine fire hydrants may be painted and may include:

  • In front of the Bradbury Museum
  • Across Central Avenue from CB FOX, in front of 106 Central Ave.

'Authors Speak' Features Local Science Fiction Author T. Jackson King Aug. 28

on August 20, 2014 - 11:59am
Book cover of 'Alien Assasin.' Courtesy/T. Jackson King
Los Alamos author T. Jackson King’s newest science fiction novel has hit multiple Amazon Bestseller lists with his novel Alien Assassin, an interstellar adventure about a human assassin who fights against a ‘mind virus’ infection of memorynet machines in the far future Markan star system.

T. Jackson King

His novel has hit Amazon Bestseller ranking in six sci-fi categories. They are: No. 18, Space Exploration; No. 19, First Contact; No. 23, Space Marine; No. 24, Galactic Empire; No. 25, Alien Invasion and No.


Atomic City Children’s Theater Holds Auditions For Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.

on August 20, 2014 - 11:10am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for its elementary school production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr., a two-act musical play based on Dahl's children's book and full-length movie.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. and auditions are 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the Mountain Elementary School gymnasium. The auditions are open to any 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area.

ACCT also is looking for students interested in participating as student directors/choreographers

Art Show Opening At Convento Gallery Aug. 29

on August 18, 2014 - 11:08am

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ART News:

Las Mujeres del Valle Women of the Valley art show opens 5-7 p.m. Friday Aug. 29 at the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española.    

Artists include women from Los Alamos and throughout the valley. The Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and most Saturdays.

The exhibition continues through Oct. 3. For information call 505.500.7126 or or


Wind Sculptures Adorn White Rock Visitor Center

on August 16, 2014 - 8:17am

Wind sculptures created by Lyman Whitaker and purchased with Art in Public Places funds from the Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe were installed Friday at the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Photo by Libby Carlsten

LALT Presents Play Reading at Urban Park Sunday

on August 14, 2014 - 7:10am


'The Other Son' Explores Destiny and Fate

on August 13, 2014 - 12:17pm

Movie poster of 'The Other Son.' Courtesy/


Immediately upon birth, most of us inherit a culture, race, religion and economic status. We go home to a large house in a modern city or a shack in an occupied territory. Freedom might belong to us, or it might not. Everything that makes us “us” starts from these facts, over which we have no control.

In other words, who we are depends on who we are born as. So what happens if we are switched at birth? Who are we then?

Performing Arts Organization Needs Community's Help

on August 11, 2014 - 10:50am

Broadway on the Hill cast members. Courtesy/LALO

LALO News:

The show Manhattan has been broadcast on WGN America for three weeks now. Manhattan portrays life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.

If anyone caught the second episode, there was a scene where townspeople attended a play-one of many activities used for entertainment during wartime. There were actually performing arts groups during that time, and one of them was Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO).

LALO was founded in 1943 by Los Alamos theatre aficionados.

Illustrated Lecture in Taos: ‘From Josiah Gregg to Edward Abbey – Book Trails Across New Mexico’

on August 11, 2014 - 9:47am


TCHS News:

The Taos County Historical Society presents a free, public lecture “From Josiah Gregg to Edward Abbey – Book Trails across New Mexico” by Dr. David Farmer at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 in the Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.

This illustrated lecture is structured like a journey, with books, through the history and culture of New Mexico. The talk includes some background on the writers and also includes passages from writings by Josiah Gregg, Susan Magoffin, Leslie Silko,

M. Scott Momaday, Peggy Pond Church and others.


More Scenes From Saturday's Arts and Crafts Fair

on August 11, 2014 - 7:32am

Jessica Erkkila, left, and Savannah Brown at Fuller Lodge Art Center's 2014 Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Kate McKeough of Sundreams, left, chats with Karen West. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Nick Teran of O'Hara's Jams and Jellies. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
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Eighty-two Artists Participate in Arts and Crafts Fair

on August 10, 2014 - 12:42pm
The 2014 Fuller Lodge Art Center's annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the Fuller Lodge lawn. Photo by Chris Clark/
Photo by Chris Clark/
Click here to view a photo slideshow of the 2014 Arts and Crafts Fair by Chris Clark/
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Construction on Central Avenue may have caused a few tweaks such as where vendors could load and unload their artwork but it did not dampen the festivities at the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the Fuller Lodge lawn.

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'Off the Cuff' Opens at Fuller Lodge Art Center

on August 9, 2014 - 1:45pm
Art Center visitors view 'Sheldon' the ceramic turtle by Kari Rives during Friday's opening of 'Off the Cuff' at Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave., in down town Los Alamos. The show runs through Sept. 20. 
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
'Colony' by Santa Fe artist Kari Rives. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Jewelry by Joanne Kozuchowski of Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
'Then' by Judi Ewert shares wall space with 'Lily Dog 1' by Ruth Schulte. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

'The Wrong Side of the Door' Premieres 7 p.m. Today

on August 8, 2014 - 9:42am
Emma Raven, 10, Carter Haag, 10, Ryan Rushton, 10, and Ethan Rushton, 12, perform in
Cindy Richard's 40-minute play, 'The Wrong Side of the Door' today at 7 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church.
Inspired by C.S. Lewis's writings about Heaven, 'The Wrong Side of the Door' is a spiritual drama (with many comic moments) about Mason, a young boy who is trying to enjoy a week at summer camp with his friends (brothers Will and Alan) while still working through the grief of losing his sister Izzy to a cycling accident two months earlier. Admission is free. Courtesy photo

'The Wrong Side of the Door' Opens Aug. 8

on August 7, 2014 - 9:09am
Flyer designed by Calysta Kohlrust
. Courtesy/Cindy Richard
Cindy Richard is a teacher at Chamisa and director with Atomic City Children's Theatre. She has written and directed a 40-minute play called "The Wrong Side of the Door." 
Inspired by C.S. Lewis's writings about Heaven, "The Wrong Side of the Door" is a spiritual drama (with many comic moments) about Mason, a young boy who is trying to enjoy a week at summer camp with his friends (brothers Will and Alan) while still working through the grief of losing his sister Izzy to a cycling accident two months earlier.

From Robotics to Quilts Get Fair Exhibits Ready!

on August 5, 2014 - 10:55am

Quilt by Los Alamos artist Nicole Dunn. Courtesy photo


From robotics to preserves and quilts, get your exhibits ready for the 2014 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo.

If you’re into robotics here is an opportunity to exhibit your favorite robot as well as your home preserves, garden produce and those lovely quilts! The County Fair and Rodeo runs this weekend - Aug. 7-9. 

Anyone living or working in Los Alamos County is eligible to enter an exhibit.

Fuller Lodge Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Aug. 9

on August 5, 2014 - 9:26am

ARTS News:

This weekend is the 38th annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. “Off the Cuff” will open with a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Take a sneak peek here.

There will be an assortment of professional artists sharing their work. Please come by and let them see that the community supports the arts. Look over the attending artists then come by and visit their booths. They love to get your feedback about their work, but even more - they love it when you take something home! Check out the public Facebook site here.

Village Arts Gets Creative With Window Display

on August 4, 2014 - 12:48pm

Village Arts employees got together and created a special window display at the store on DP Road in honor of this weekend's Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo festivities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

'Wild and Crazy' Bird Display At Mesa Public Library

on August 4, 2014 - 8:57am


PC/EGA News:

A flock of “wild and crazy” birds will be on display beginning Tuesday through Aug. 15 in the lobby of Mesa Public Library.

Members of Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America have decorated the birds with a variety of embroidery techniques.

On Saturday, August 9, between 10 a.m. and noon,

the chapter members will demonstrate the art of embroidery 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9 in the library lobby. Come and watch the stitchers at work. They’ll be happy to explain the various techniques and answer questions.

For more information, call Marilyn

'The Fantasticks' Musical In Santa Fe Aug. 14-16

on August 3, 2014 - 8:05am

Original Off-Broadway cast album cover. Courtesy/

CLC News:

“The Fantasticks” musical opens at Christ Lutheran Church, 1701 Arroyo Chamiso in Santa Fe, with performances three nights only at 7 p.m., Aug. 14,15 and 16. The production is sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church, 

“The Fantasticks” musical first opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York in May 1960. Since then, it has become the longest running production of any kind in the history of American Theatre.

Good Morning Los Alamos!

on August 1, 2014 - 10:47am
This photo was shot at 6:30 a.m. today looking northwest from downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Judith F. Stauber

Best-Selling Author John Sandford Joins Hillerman Conference

on July 30, 2014 - 7:56am

John Sanford. Courtesy photo

ARTS News:

Wordharvest is pleased to feature The New York Times best-selling author and Santa Fe resident John Sandford at the 10th annual Tony Hillerman Writers Conference in November.

Sandford is the author of 31 published novels, all of which have appeared in one format or another on The New York Times best-seller lists. His latest thriller, Field of Prey, was released this summer to stellar reviews. The Huffington Post calls it “one of his best,” and Booklist named it “another top notch thriller destined for best-seller lists.”

A Pulitzer Prize winning


Local Author Selected For Amazon's Summer Romance Event

on July 29, 2014 - 8:15am


The Kindle editors at Amazon have selected Rosemary's Glove, written by local author Shirley Raye Redmond, to be included in its Summer Romance Event.

Read details here.

In Rosemary's Glove, Miss Rosemary Addison has set her heart on becoming the wife of the dashing Thomas Alden, Lord Beverly--a man with a dubious reputation. But when Rosemary's widowed mother confides that she plans to marry Mr. Nevin at the end of the Season and wants to see her daughter promptly and properly wed, Rosemary realizes she must force the reluctant earl's hand.

She convinces her childhood