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Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Arts and Crafts Fair

on October 27, 2013 - 9:15am

Necklace. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

The sisters of Beta Sigma Phi will host their annual arts and crafts fair with more than 55 vendor 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos.

Jewelry, clothing, handmade items and holiday decorations will abound, as vendors help the community organization celebrate its 26th year in Los Alamos.

“I always enjoy mingling with long-time neighbors and friends at the craft fair,” Xi Nu member Karen Edwards said.

Letter to the Editor: Thank You For Wowing Our Patrons!

on October 27, 2013 - 8:04am
By the Staff at the Fuller Lodge Art Center
 
We wanted to shout out a great big thank you from the rooftops for the amazing performers at Harambre Hip Hop Crew and Dance Arts Los Alamos but it occurred to us that more people would probably read and pass on our thanks through the Los Alamos Daily Post! 
 
As part of our Trickster show in September, both groups came out and wowed our patrons with practically an entire day of break dancing and statues coming to life. Both groups were out of this world, and we tried to capture them in all their talent, but unfortunately were unable to

SFI's Clio Andris Presents Dr. Strangelove

on October 25, 2013 - 7:23am

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SFI News:

The popular Science On Screen series continues with Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Postdoctoral Fellow Clio Andris presenting Stanley Kubrick's 1964 dark comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. Advance tickets are recommended. For tickets and prices, call the CCA Box Office at 505-982-1338.

The legendary Peter Sellers stars in Kubrick's satire of Cold War-era mutually assured destruction, nuclear hysteria, and U.S.-Russian relations.

NMSA Theater Department Presents En Punto de Mis Ojos

on October 25, 2013 - 7:18am

NMSA News:

SANTA FE –  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) Theater Department presents En Punto de Mis Ojos ... an original, site-specific performance that takes place at NMSA.

NMSA is in the former St. Francis Cathedral School, 275 East Alameda in Santa Fe.

Audience members will travel throughout the two-story school building, where they will be immersed in the history and myth of one of the 16th century’s most controversial couples: Hernan Cortez and Malinal, later to be known as La Malinche.

Originally a slave, La Malinche became Cortez’s consort and bore him the first mestizo,

Skeleton Spotted Off Rover Boulevard

on October 23, 2013 - 10:52pm

This partially buried skeleton was spotted this afternoon in the front yard of a home off Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Historic Sculptures Master Plan - The Details

on October 21, 2013 - 12:30pm
Oppenheimer and Groves statues on Central Avenue in front of Fuller Lodge adorned with flowers during the 2012 County Fair. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Editor's Note: This story appeared in the April 2 edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post and provides background to the upcoming Los Alamos County Council work session discussion of the "Plans for Historic Sculptures" set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the White Rock Fire Station. Minor changes to the plan may have been made since April.

By GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Historical Sculptures Master Plan

The Historical

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‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Nostalgic Romp Will Win Your Heart

on October 19, 2013 - 11:31am

The Man in the Chair (Henry Knutsen), center, lives his dream. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Robert Martin ((Patrick MacDonald), Janet Van De Graff (Rose Corrigan) and The Man in the Chair (Henry Knutsen) in 'An Accident Waiting to Happen.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

There’s nothing like a show where the cast seems to be having as much fun as the audience. Everyone had a rollicking good time at the opening of “The Drowsy Chaperone” Friday night when the Dixon Community Players opened at The Toolshed Theatre in

Moon Over White Rock

on October 19, 2013 - 10:36am

A large October moon shines brightly early Friday evening looking east from Grand Canyon Drive in White Rock. Photo by Katy Korkos

Fun Packed HalloWeekend Planned

on October 19, 2013 - 8:52am

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MAINSTREET News:

Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick or Treat on MainStreet 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in downtown Los Alamos.

Last year more than 3,000 people attended the event. Local businesses and organizations will open their doors and set up tables along Central Avenue to hand out treats to the costumed trick-or-treaters.

A performance by High Flyers Gymnastics will start at 5 p.m., followed by The Hallo-wiener Parade at 5:30 p.m. and a dance performance by New Mexico Dance Theater at 6 p.m. Find a complete event list on lamainstreet.com.

Festivities will continue

Rumba Class Benefits High School Dance Club

on October 19, 2013 - 7:36am

BESC News:

Natalia Barkhudarova will be teaching a Rumba Dance Class 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Barkhudarova will teach a dance sequence in Rumba, plus focus on some of the fine points of arm styling.

A donation of $10 per dancer is suggested. The money will be given to the Los Alamos High School Dance Club for transportation expenses.

The Dance Club is planning trips to New Mexico State University High School Dance Day in February and to the Capital City High School Dance Festival in March.

White Rock Father and Daughter Compete For Humor Prize

on October 18, 2013 - 7:09am

Staff Report

Longtime White Rock resident Lowell Christensen is the author of three stocking stuffer books: Coping With Texas and Other Staggering Feets; Beginning Farming and What Makes a Sheep Tick; and The One-Minute Zillionaire–Achieve Wealth, Fame, and Success in an Instant, Give or Take a Hundred Years. Now he’s hoping to win a prestigious award.

The Robert Benchley Society presents an annual award for humor. The contest is judged by a nationally recognized humorist, and the winner is flown to Boston for a black-tie awards banquet at the Harvard Club.

Prizewinning Student Film Shows Sunday

on October 17, 2013 - 8:01am

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Staff Report

Samantha Filer, a 17-year-old homeschooled student from Jemez Springs, received the Best of Festival Award in the statewide Desert Light Film Festival. Filer produced, edited and directed “The Sword of Arundel,” a 56-minute drama with a Lord of the Rings feel.

The film will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Reel Deal Theater at 2551 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

Filer composed the original piano, Irish whistle, violin score, which took first place in the NM MTNA state composition competition in 2011, and which her younger brother, Nathan, 14, orchestrated

'Faces of Lannan' Coming to Library

on October 16, 2013 - 6:48am

MPL News:

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery presents seventy remarkable photographic portraits by Don Usner of participants in the Lannan Foundation’s Readings and Conversations literary series of the last 15 years. All the portraits are black and white and eloquently reveal the personality of each author.

The Library is honored to present this exhibition along with a selection of books by each author and digital access in the gallery to podcasts and video casts of the events on the Lannan Foundation website, www.lannan.org.

The exhibition is made possible with support from the Lannan

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Dances of India Presents 'Aladdin'

on October 15, 2013 - 8:05am
Kavita Nandakishore and Alina Deshpande perform Indian Classical Dance. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Dances of India will present an Indian adaptation of “Aladdin” in a benefit performance for “Santhitheeram,” a charitable trust for hospice care for the elderly in Kerala, India.

The show is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Duane Smith Auditorium on the Los Alamos High School Campus. Everyone is cordially invited. Admission is free, but donations are requested as all proceeds benefit the charity.

The production is written and directed by Alina Deshpande and is choreographed by Kavita

Katrina Lum Turns Clay into Silver

on October 15, 2013 - 8:00am

Golden Dragon Necklace by Katrina Lum. Courtesy photo

Mother Earth Gradient Necklace by Katrina Lum. Courtesy photo

By NANCY COOMBS

You would never know that the exquisitely crafted jewelry by Katrina Lum is something she undertook for the first time only a few years ago.

“My designs are a true expression of who I am,” Lum said. “If someone wants to get to know me, they need not look further than my jewelry.”

 Lum makes pieces using wirework techniques, chainmaille, Viking knit and metalsmithing, striving to make quality jewelry that is unique in design.

MRM Acquires Major Work of Folk Art

on October 13, 2013 - 10:25am
A three dimensional painted carving of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe recently acquired by the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. Courtesy photo

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos has acquired a major bulto, a three dimensional painted carving, of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe) by the New Mexico master santero Antonio Molleno who worked in Northern New Mexico from 1815 to 1845.

The bulto was acquired from an antiques dealer who was a part of the invitational Fall for Antiques Show and Sale held at the Millicent Rogers Museum Oct. 11-13. 

Molleno worked in

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Expansive View From the Hill

on October 13, 2013 - 10:18am

Looking east from Anderson Overlook on the Main Hill Road Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

'The Drowsy Chaperone' Fun for Entire Family

on October 12, 2013 - 6:27am
The Dixon Community Players in 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' Kneeling in front from left, Winston Earl Woods, Claire Singleton, Kile Uhlenbrock, Standing in back from left, Rose Corrigan, Henry Knutsen, Simon Feavearyear, Kristen Woolf, Richard Martin, Kay Peters Johnson, David Rigsby. Courtesy photo
 
Staff Report

The Dixon Community Players (DCP), sponsored by Embudo Valley Organics, Rock Pool Gardens and the Embudo Valley Arts Association, announces the final show of their 2013 season, the 2006 Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical The Drowsy Chaperone

With book by Bob Martin and Don

'Atomic Surplus' Explores Legacy of Bomb

on October 11, 2013 - 9:30am
A piece by Tony Price made from parts found at The Black Hole in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
One of the pieces featued in the major group exhibition of 'Atomic Surplus.' Courtesy photo

CCA News:

Atomic Surplus opens with a reception 6-8 p.m. today at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Muñoz Waxman Galleries, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

The show continues noon to 5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday through Jan. 5.

Atomic Surplus is a multi-faceted project that examines what it means to live in the birthplace of the atomic bomb.

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Los Alamos Author Hits No. 9 on Amazon

on October 11, 2013 - 9:21am

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Staff Report

Los Alamos author T. Jackson King has hit No. 9 on the Amazon Kindle ranking for bestselling Space Opera science fiction with his novel Nebula Vigilante, an interstellar adventure about a lone human who hires out as an interstellar hired gun.

T. Jackson King

The novel is a sequel to his novel Star Vigilante. The novel is also available in paperback.

Amazon’s ebook ranking lists only bestselling novels released in the last 30 days and is updated hourly. King’s novel was released on Sept. 24, so it has climbed to this rank very quickly.

King, 65, is a former

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Discover the Powerful Colors of Sita Loop

on October 11, 2013 - 8:46am
'Moonlight Dancing' by  Sita Loop. Courtesy photo
 
'Cave Dwelling' by Sita Loop. Courtesy photo

By NANCY COOMBS

“Are those ponies flying?” Santa Fe artist Sita Loop asked with a chuckle, as she talked about her signature paintings of petroglyph ponies. The answer is no. 

“They represent the wild mustangs running free forever,” Loop said.

Loop participated in the Arts and Crafts Fair last summer and will be in Los Alamos again Oct. 19 for the 37th annual Fuller Lodge Fall Arts and Crafts Fair.

“Many years ago, I dreamed a beautiful story where petroglyph ponies ran on cave walls about

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UNM-LA Artistic Pumpkin Carving Class Perfect for Entire Family

on October 11, 2013 - 8:20am

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UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a class in artistic pumpkin carving taught by expert pumpkin carver Lori Dauelsberg. The class meets 6-8 p.m. for two consecutive Thursdays, Oct. 17-24, in room 614 on the UNM-LA campus.

“Pumpkin carving has become a much more sophisticated undertaking,” says Eva Artschwager, Director of Community Education. “The simple Jack-O-Lanterns that you may remember from childhood have been replaced by elaborate silhouettes of faces, spiders, and complex scenes. It’s really amazing.”

When it comes to pumpkin

Last White Rock Artist Market of Year Saturday

on October 11, 2013 - 7:49am

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation will host the last White Rock Artist Market of the season 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the White Rock Visitors Center, 115 N.M. 4.

The market features artists from Los Alamos and White Rock selling handmade items. Stop by and support the market and the local artists.

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Halloween Spirit Comes to White Rock

on October 10, 2013 - 8:22am

Halloween spirit is popping up in yards across White Rock such as this home with a grave yard theme on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A pile of perky pumpkins greet visitors to this White Rock home. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Ghosts hover above pumpkin heads depicting a pirate, a caballero and a tourist. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

With Halloween just 21 days away, homes throughout White Rock displayed holiday spirit Wednesday. 

Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.

Atomic City Children's Theater Fundraising Car Wash & Bake Sale Saturday

on October 8, 2013 - 8:18am

Los Alamos actors and actresses to host car wash and bake sale Saturday at LANB. Courtesy/ACCT

ACCT News:

The Atomic City Children's Theater announces a fundraising car wash and bake sale, which talented and award winning local actors and actresses are hosting to raise money for their upcoming field trip to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga., in January 2014.

Once in Atlanta, these bright young students will perform excerpts from Disney Mulan Jr. as a part of their adjudicated performance in front of Broadway producers, directors, choreographers and actors.

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