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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.


NDI NM Students Bring Broadway to Northern N.M.

on April 22, 2014 - 8:08am
NDI NM News:
ALBUQUERQUE—Celebrating its 20th year in 2014, National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI New Mexico) will showcase the talent and discipline of more than 570 public school students in nine Northern New Mexico elementary schools, with an end of the year performance titled, “Broadway Bound!” May 15-16.Tickets are now on sale.
“Broadway Bound!” is a celebration of the magic of Broadway musicals. Students will perform songs and dances from dozens of great Broadway shows, which share NDI New Mexico’s messages of teamwork, perseverance, and self-confidence.

'Our Favorite Quilts' Displayed at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery Beginning May 2

on April 19, 2014 - 10:27am

The 2013 Donation Quilt, 'The Heart of Enchantment,' a purple and green bargello design. Courtesy/LAPQG

2013 Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy/LAPQG


Dozens of beautiful quilts will be on display in the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show, “Our Favorite Quilts,” at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery beginning with an opening reception 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 2.

Each year the Guild makes a donation quilt that is raffled off after the September Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church.

Los Alamos Artist Heather Ward Shares Techniques April 22 Through May 27

on April 19, 2014 - 10:00am

Los Alamos Artist Heather Ward. Courtesy photo


Originally from Massachusetts, Heather Ward has lived in Los Alamos for more than 10 years. She strives to create highly realistic drawings of animals, both wild and domestic, and pushes her media to the limits to achieve the effects she wants. Preferring to work with dry media, her favorites are charcoal, graphite, pyrography and scratchboard.

Scratchboard is a subtractive medium, similar to carving, where material is removed to create the art.


Artwork Missing From Mesa Library Youth Gallery

on April 19, 2014 - 7:20am

Family YMCA Presents ‘Got Dance’ Variety Showcase

on April 18, 2014 - 7:25am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is hosting a “Got Dance” Variety Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road in Los Alamos.

The performance will feature classical ballet on point, Irish dance, contemporary dance, International Latin and American rhythm ballroom dance, modern belly dance, Indian folk dance, hip hop, Kathak, Bollywood and contemporary dance.

The showcase is a fundraiser for the Y’s annual campaign that provides more than 200 people each year with scholarships. Tickets are $10 per person at the door.

Flamenco Class at White Rock Activity Center

on April 17, 2014 - 6:34am

Photo by Catalina Rio Fernandez


Warm up your spring and summer and learn Flamenco Dance in White Rock. Flamenco dance has become a popular dance form worldwide because of its powerful lines, intense percussive rhythms, and the beautiful traditional melodies that cannot help but inspire movement. It comes from southern Spain and ties together the cultures of Western Europe, Northern Africa and South Asia in its unique blend of gypsy and folk history. 

This class is for men and women, ages 11 and up.

Apple Blossoms Photographed in Pajarito Acres

on April 15, 2014 - 7:56am

Apple Blossoms at sunrise in the yard of a home on Potrillo Drive in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Jimmy Stadler Band Plays Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Benefit Saturday Night

on April 13, 2014 - 10:19am
Jimmy Stadler rocked the Posse Lodge with his band Saturday night in a benefit concert for the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Couples take to the floor at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Members of the Sheriff's Posse keep a watchful eye on the festivities. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Jimmy Stadler Band, bass player David Toland, drummer Craig Neil and lead singer Jimmy Stadler on guitar and keyboard, played everything from George Strait to the Stones Saturday night. Photo by Bonnie J.

Local Artists Present Spring Gift Boutique April 19

on April 11, 2014 - 11:22am

Zia Award Honors Three Outstanding Children’s Book Authors

on April 10, 2014 - 11:21am

NMPW News:

Four outstanding New Mexico women writers will be honored for their children’s books on Saturday, April 26, at noon at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces as part of the New Mexico Press Women’s annual conference.

 The 2014 Zia Book Award finalists for the Picture Book category are (in alphabetical order) Kitten Caboodle, written by Paige Grant and illustrated by Lisa Williams, and Tia’s Tamales, written by Ana Baca and illustrated by Noël Chilton. The finalists in the Youth category are (in alphabetical order) Children of Time: Evolution and the Human Story by Anne Weaver and


Introducing Los Alamos Author E. E. Giorgi and Her First Novel, 'Chimeras: A Track Presius Mystery'

on April 9, 2014 - 10:04am

Author E. E. Giorgi. Courtesy photo

Introducing E. E. Giorgi and her first novel, “Chimeras: A Track Presius Mystery,” with a twist of epigenetics

Regular contributor to Monday’s “Business Column” published in the Los Alamos Daily Post

Full disclosure: I’ve known E. E. Giorgi for less than two years, but have become close friends with her since our first encounter.

I am forever amazed by her active mind, thirst for learning, and extraordinary creativity.

Learn the Craft of Ukrainian Egg Dying

on April 9, 2014 - 9:05am

Pysanka eggs. Photo courtesy

FLAC News:

As Easter approaches, the Fuller Lodge Art Center invites the community to come and learn the ancient tradition of Ukrainian egg dying 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12 at the Art Center.

Linda Zwick, a local artist, will be teaching the techniques and symbolism of this art form known as pysanka, a term that comes from pysaty, meaning "to write."

The term is appropriate because the intricate designs are formed by literally writing with melted beeswax using kistkas.


Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World

on April 7, 2014 - 8:53pm

Our Lady of the Lote Tree Melchor Pérez Holguín (active 1694-1724), Potosí, Bolivia, 1716. Oil on canvas. New Mexico History Museum Collection, DCA 2005.27.32. Gift of the International Institute of Iberian Colonial Art This image of Our Lady of the Lote Tree represents the patron saint of the town of Castellón de la Plana in the Valencian region of Spain. The original tiny (2.4 inches) sculpture has been installed within the body of a larger sculpture representing the Virgin Mary that has been lavishly dressed. Photo by Blair Clark

Our Lady of Copacabana with Saint Joseph and Saint Peter.

Jean Cocteau Gallery Presents Works of Silversmith and Photographer Wings

on April 7, 2014 - 10:17am

Silver and stone bracelet by Wings. Courtesy/Jean Cocteau Gallery


The Jean Cocteau Gallery inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema (418 Montezuma, Santa Fe) presents the work of the Taos Pueblo silversmith and photographer Wings, April 14-May 11.

Wings, a self-taught silversmith and professional photographer, is an enrolled member of Taos Pueblo, the People of the Red Willow. His heritage is exclusively Tiwa, which is his people’s name for their ancestry, their spiritual beliefs, and their native language, which he speaks fluently.

The third of seven children, Wings was


Young Actor Sheds Light on Highway Shrines with His Film ‘Descanso’

on April 6, 2014 - 10:30am
Aspen Elementary School fifth grader Christopher Garcia wrote the short film ‘Descanso’ along with his father. He also acts in the film. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Eleven-year-old actor Christopher Garcia spends a lot of time on the highway. He travels between his home in Velarde where he lives with his mom, Sha-marie Reid; his school, Aspen Elementary in Los Alamos; and Albuquerque where he visits his dad, takes acting lessons and acts in commercials and films.

During those drives, Garcia kept noticing the shrines alongside the

Los Alamos Author Hits Number 9 on Amazon Bestseller List With Interstellar Adventure Novel

on April 6, 2014 - 9:56am
Cover of 'Anarchate Vigilante.' Coutesy/T. Jackson King

T. Jackson King

Staff Report

Los Alamos author T. Jackson King has hit No. 9 on the Amazon Hot New Releases in Space Opera sci-fi with his novel Anarchate Vigilante, an interstellar adventure about a human vigilante-for-hire who brings justice and hope to planets oppressed by the Anarchate galactic culture.

Amazon’s Kindle ebook ranking lists only bestselling novels released in the last 30 days and is updated hourly. King’s novel was released March 27, so it has climbed to this rank very quickly.

His novel also has hit Amazon


Council Tables Withdrawal of Historic Sculptures Master Plan ... Will Revisit In June Time Frame

on April 4, 2014 - 2:20pm

The Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 during today's noon-time meeting to table the motion that Council withdraw the Historic Sculptures Master Plan as an official document that guides the work of County boards, commission and staff. Concern was expressed with how the County could fund the plan and other types of public art while ensuring the collection includes a wide variety spread throughout the community. Council likely will revisit the issue at a meeting in June. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

President Ron Wilkins of the Los Alamos Historical Society Board of Directors

Spanish photographer Janire Najera Discovers Another Side of New Mexico’s Nuclear History

on April 3, 2014 - 8:00am

Janire Najera

This week's local and national art series ¡COLORES! features Spanish photographer Janire Najera and her discoveries of another side of New Mexico’s nuclear history.

Najera is a Spanish photojournalist and curator based between Cardiff (Wales), Bilbao (Basque Country) and Santa Fe. She studied journalism in Madrid and documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport.

Since graduating, she has undertaken artistic residencies and exhibited internationally.


'Ruby Sparks' Explores Love, Real and Imaginary

on April 1, 2014 - 8:04am

'Ruby Sparks' movie poster. Courtesy


"Ruby Sparks" (2012, rated R) screens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Mesa Public Library as part of the Free Film Series.

It tells the story of young novelist Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) who has not recovered from his early success. Nor has the acclaimed "genius" recovered from his father's death or his break-up with his first serious girlfriend. He cannot write, he cannot maintain friendships and he can barely be kind to his dog.

From this nadir, he begins to dream.

Book By Local Author Inez Ross On Sale At CB FOX

on March 30, 2014 - 9:27am
'Without a Wagon on the Santa Fe Trail' by Los Alamos author Inez Ross is now on sale at CB FOX. Ross poses next to the display on the counter of the women's department. The book chronicles the adventures of Ross and her fellow hikers, who hiked the entire length of  the Santa Fe Trail in segments over a  period of several years. The book was published in 2004. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Harwood Museum of Art Hosts Art, Music and Educational Events March 29-April 18

on March 29, 2014 - 7:47am
The Harwood Museum of Art. Photo by Michael Braxenthaler
HMA News:

TAOS - The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos is hosting a number of art, educational and cultural activities for all ages to kick off the spring season beginning March 29 with a panel discussion of contemporary art in Northern New Mexico, and continuing through April 18 with a jazz concert.

“We’re thrilled that we could offer the community our popular children’s education programs, lectures, films and musical presentations,” said Rebecca Aubin, director of public programs.