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DALA Presents 'Neverland' May 16-18

on May 6, 2014 - 10:26am

DALA Director Jonathan Guise. Photo by Rhiana Guise


Dance Arts Los Alamos will present “Neverland” May 16-18 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Dance Arts Los Alamos Director Jonathan Guise has written a one act ballet based on the novel "Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie. Guise became the new director of DALA this year.

“I began dancing professionally when I was 18 year old upon graduating from the Harid Conservatory, an accredited dance arts school located in Boca Raton Fla.,” Guise said.


Los Alamos Students Show Artwork at Fuller Lodge

on May 6, 2014 - 9:47am
Pinon kindergartener Ariela Rittner shows off her artwork. Photo by Pinon art teacher Stephanie Rittner.
Chamisa Elementary School artwork. Photo by Pinon art teacher Stephanie Rittner

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public School art teachers show work from their programs each year in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge during the Spring Arts and Crafts Fair.

The teachers choose work that represents their programs well, Pinon art teacher Stephanie Rittner said.

The art teachers include:

  • Pinon Elementary: Stephanie Rittner
  • Chamisa Elementary: Renee Mitsunaga
  • Aspen Elementary: Britt Williams
  • Mountain

LALT Auditions for 'Tower of Magic' May 10-11

on May 5, 2014 - 9:52am

LALT Theater News:

Auditions for the Los Alamos Little Theater production of  "Tower of Magic" are 2 p.m. May 10 and 6:30 p.m. May 11 at the LALT Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Scripts and audition sides are available at Mesa Public Library. Roles for four men and three women are available. Auditioners for the role of Capella should come prepared to sing a short song.

The show will be performed in September.


Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Ushers in the Season

on May 4, 2014 - 12:38pm
Shoppers examine the wares at Saturday's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. The event is organized by the Los Alamos Arts Council. Bonnie J. Gordon/

Mom and son check out gleaming metal sculptures. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Cool digs for feathered friends. Bonnie J. Gordon/
A bouncy house entertains kids at Saturday's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Dress up finery. Bonnie J. Gordon/
A young fair-goer gets a new look. Bonnie J. Gordon/

Take a Rollicking Ride Down the Romance Highway With 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change'

on May 3, 2014 - 10:25am
From left, Ken Milder, Julia Mundt, Elisa Enriquez and Bruce Lamartine, as mom, daughter and pizza guys, belt out 'He Called Me.' Photo by Steve Wolfel and Larry Gibbons
Jim Jenkins and Kate Ramsey try to impress on a date. Photo by Steve Wolfel and Larry Gibbons
Los Alamos Daily Post

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change took theatre-goers for a rollicking ride down the highway of love at the opening performance Friday at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

The show is a series of 20, mostly musical, vignettes about romantic love, during which various couples


NMPW Announces 2014 Zia Book Winners

on May 3, 2014 - 8:17am

NMPW News:

New Mexico Press Women’s 2014 Zia Book Awards honored four writers at the organization’s annual meeting April 26 in Las Cruces. Their books rose to the top of the pool of 14 submissions entered this year for children’s books by female New Mexico authors.

The 2014 Zia Award judges selected one winner and one honorable mention in each of two categories: Picture Books and Youth Books.

Winning Books and their Authors:

Kitten Caboodle by Paige Grant (illustrated by Lisa Williams; Azro Press)

After retiring as a hydrologist, Paige Grant, along with her husband, became an active


Opening of 'Things with Wings' Flies High Friday

on May 3, 2014 - 7:30am
A large crowd packed the opening of 'Things with Wings' Friday at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A volunteer from the Wildlife Center shows a red tailed hawk to visitors at the opening of 'Things with Wings.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artist Lily Schlien, right, speaks with gallery-goers about her solo show in the Portal Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gymnists from High Flyers Gymnastics show off their skills outside the Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Leslie Bucklin Displays Her Photographs at Manhattan Project Restaurant

on May 3, 2014 - 7:25am
Photographer Leslie Bucklin of Quaking Aspen Fine Art held an open house Friday for her show, on display in the walkway outside the Manhattan Project Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

'Our Favorite Quilts' Opens at Mesa Public Library

on May 3, 2014 - 7:20am
The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show, 'Our Favorite Quilts,' opened with a reception Friday in the Upstairs Gallery at Mesa Public Library. The show continues through May 31. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Quilts of all shapes and sizes grace the walls of the Upstairs Gallery in Mesa Public Library. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Visitors check out the many quilts by members of the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild on display at Friday's opening reception for 'Our Favorite Quilts.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Olions Present 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' This Weekend

on May 2, 2014 - 9:12am
Katie Downing as Mrs. Meers in last night's preview performance of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie.'  Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club presents 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2 p.m. (understudy show) and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Photo by Maria Thibodeau. Courtesy/
Devon McCleskey as Muzzy Van Hossmere, with Joe Singleton and Cody Maggiore. Photo by Maria Thibodeau/
Charlie Hermann as Jimmie Smith and

Fall in Love with LALT's 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change'

on May 1, 2014 - 4:06pm
Carlos Archuleta and Christina Martos sing the 'Marriage Tango.' Photo by Steve Wolfel and Larry Gibbons
Suzy Koehn singing about always being a bridesmaid, and how she wants to keep it that way. Photo by Steve Wolfel and Larry Gibbons

LALT News:

Love is confusing; an endless roller coaster of emotions, assumptions,heart palpitations, tears, sacrifices, and experiences. Sometimes love brings marriage and children. Sometimes love brings lives and families that are eventually destroyed. The question is, why do we go through it all? What do we really think about the person we are dating?


'Things with Wings' Takes Off at Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on May 1, 2014 - 10:29am
'Cicada' by Christian Byler Beattie. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
'Butterflies, Bees etc.'  by Nancy Ullman. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
'Blue Dragon' by Ruth Schulte. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Things are up in the air at Fuller Lodge Art Center with the latest themed show “Things with Wings.” The show opens with an artist’s reception 5-7 p.m., Friday.

Lily Schlien’s solo show in the Portal Gallery also is opening Friday.

This reception includes a number of flight-related activities including


Dancers Shine at YMCA 'Got Dance' Showcase

on May 1, 2014 - 7:36am

Irish Dancer Victoria Hypes was named the Judges’ and Peoples’ Choice individual winner. Photo by Henrik Sandin

Bolllywood dancers won the Judges’ group award. Photo by Henrik Sandin
People’s Favorite Group was an International Latin Pasa Doble dance. Photo by Henrik Sandin

YMCA News:

Top honors were awarded to dancers among 12 acts that performed at The Family YMCA’s “Got Dance” Variety Showcase Friday at New Beginnings Fellowship Church.  

Victoria Hypes was named the Judges’ and Peoples’ Choice Individual Winner for her Irish Dance rendition of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”


Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Just in Time for Mother's Day

on April 30, 2014 - 10:03am
Work by metal artists Trey Morlock and Eric Rivera who will display their wares at Saturday's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. Courtesy/LAAC
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Spring Arts and Crafts Fair is a long-standing tradition in Los Alamos. Each year, the local nonprofit organization strives to present the community with an event that features quality and variety.

“We try very hard to make sure the quality of the artists is high and also unique,” LAAC Vice President Lori Dauelsberg said.

This year’s fair, which is 9 a.m.

Mesa Library Screens Film Classic 'Casablanca'

on April 30, 2014 - 6:36am

'Casablanca' movie poster. Courtesy /


"Here's looking at you, kid." "We'll always have Paris." "Round up the usual suspects." "Of all the gin joints in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine." "Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Regardless of whether you have actually seen "Casablanca," you have probably heard a few of these quotes before. But nothing compares to hearing them in their original context.

Moviegoers will have a chance to see "Casablanca" again or for the first time at 6:30 p.m.

Things With Wings Opening Reception @ Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on April 28, 2014 - 8:15am

Spring Arts & Crafts Fair @ Fuller Lodge Lawn Saturday

on April 28, 2014 - 8:08am

Embroiderers' Guild Hosts Tea Party May 5

on April 27, 2014 - 9:25am


The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America invites anyone interested in embroidery to join them for a tea party at 6 p.m., May 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.

The tea party is one of the guild's annual socials to expose interested individuals to embroidery, what embroidery is and how it can be used modernly.

Tea and a light supper will be provided.

Call 505.662.4604 or 505.500.0185, for more information.

Chamisa Hosts Recycled Show

on April 26, 2014 - 12:25pm

Carley Sorensen models an outfit using recycled trash. Photo by Renee K. Mitsunaga

Aelma Azad models a skirt made with fans recycled from this year's YMCA Red and Black Ball. Photo by Renee K. Mitsunaga

LAHS-National Honor Society members Lauren TenCate and Nicholas Torres assist students in make and take activities. Photo by Renee K. Mitsunaga


Director Andrea Lynch of the YMCA program at Chamisa Elementary School held her annual Recycle Art Show Wednesday.

Students created projects with trash items they collected throughout the year.

Authors Speak: Santero Charles Carrillo Shares Art

on April 26, 2014 - 9:23am

Santero Charles Carrillo at Thursday's Authors Speak event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Santos, carved and painted images of saints, are more than just pretty pictures. Traditions and stories also are woven into these works of art.

The stories can be incredible testimonies, not only of people’s faith, but also of human nature. They bring to mind well-known tales or even personal memories within a family.

The chance to share these stories is one of the reasons New Mexico Santero or Saintmaker, Charles Carrillo, creates his art.

Full Moon Shines Over Canyon in White Rock

on April 26, 2014 - 8:55am

Full moon shines over the canyon earlier this month as seen  from the yard of a home on Potrillo Drive in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Los Alamos Little Theatre Seeking Eight Couples Married 50 Years or More to Honor on Stage

on April 25, 2014 - 10:36am
Actors Bruce Lamartine and Jody Shepard reflecting on their love in 'Shouldn't I Be Less in Love with You.' Courtesy/LALT
Actors Marilyn Johns and Ken Milder getting to know each other at a funeral in 'I Can Live With That.' Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre would like to honor eight couples who have been married for 50 years or longer during the May 2014 performances of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” by Joe DePietro and Jimmy Roberts.

Each of the eight couples selected will be provided free admission for one of the May performances, and they will be


Local Photographer's Portraits Tell Personal Story

on April 25, 2014 - 10:29am
Photo portraits by Maria Thibodeau.


As winter turns officially to spring and summer is at hand, it is a wonderful time for photography. No one knows this better than local photographer, Maria Thibodeau. Thibodeau teaches English at Los Alamos High School in addition to her career as a photographer.

The daughter of a professional photographer, Thibodeau sat for many photos as a child.

“I can take posed studio-type portraits, but they aren't my forte,” Thibodeau said.

There's a Lot of Love in Tuna - Show Begins May 2

on April 25, 2014 - 10:19am
The entire cast of 'Tuna Does Vegas.' Back row from left, Richard Martin, Amber Feavearyear, Brandon Santos, Jeff Spicer and Yesca Sullivan. Midde row from left: Kay Johnson, Holly Haas, Kristen Woolf and Edna Martin. Front row from left. Al Graham, David Rigsby and Lynn E. Alden
. Courtesy/Dixon Players


What does New Mexico and Tuna, Texas have in common? Texans! Lots of 'em. Only Texans want to get away and visit New Mexico, but you never hear of a New Mexican vacationing in Texas.

And nearly all the residents of Tuna want to get away to Las Vegas, Nev.–to gamble, to


Create Haiku in Brush Lettering Workshop

on April 24, 2014 - 10:28am
Haiku in sumi ink. courtesy/FLAC
FLAC News:

Write Your Heart Out

            Learn to write haiku
            in simple brush lettering
            using sumi ink.

Join the "Haiku Brush Lettering Workshop" with Rod Torrez 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday at Fuller Lodge Art Center and compose your own haiku!

Students will create a finished work of art including a haiku poem just in time to celebrate poetry month. You are welcome to bring your own haiku or to select one from a book Torrez will bring.