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New Mexico Magazine Releases 2020 Calendars

on October 1, 2019 - 5:50am
 
NMM News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Magazine has released its 2020 calendars, which feature astounding work by some of New Mexico’s most talented artists and photographers.
 
New Mexico Magazine released the 2020 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar, which features vivid portrayals of New Mexico’s signature seasons, landscapes and lifestyles. Local artists Bonnie Binkert, Margaret Nes, Robb Rael and Krysteen Waszak were selected as featured artists for this calendar.
 
New Mexico Magazine’s second 2020 calendar, the 2020 Enchanting New Mexico Calendar, features astounding photography
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Daily Postcard: Sunrise Friday Over Los Alamos

on October 1, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Friday morning over Los Alamos. Photo by Kathy Willcutt

Countdown: 26 Days To Pumpkin Carving World Event!

on September 30, 2019 - 12:08pm

Concept map for the world record pumpkin carving event. #1300pumpkinparty. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

There are just 26 days left until a world event occurs in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Arts Council invites people from all over New Mexico to participate in its attempt to capture the Guinness World Record for “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously”.

The event begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and the goal is to have 1,300 pumpkins carved simultaneously along Central Avenue.

It is strongly recommended that participants be at least 10 years old.

Tickets are available for purchase at CB

History Of Chimayo Plaza And Ortega Weavers Nov. 2

on September 30, 2019 - 10:45am

LAAC Brown Bag: Galisteo String Quartet Wednesday

on September 30, 2019 - 7:32am
The Galisteo String Quartet will perform noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. The show is part of the Los Alamos Arts Council's Brown Bag series. Courtesy/LAAC
 
LAAC News:
 
Los Alamos will see the return of the Galisteo String Quartet to the Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag series at noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
 
The Galisteo String Quartet performed in the Brown Bag series in October 2018 and wowed the crowd with their performance.
 
The members of The Galisteo String Quartet: Janet Cordova and Julanna Gilbert (violins), Kathleen Neher (viola) and Robert Coombe (cello), live in the

Daily Postcard: Fall Is Coming To Los Alamos

on September 30, 2019 - 6:43am

Daily Postcard: Fall is coming to Los Alamos. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Local Pinyon Trees Teeming With Wildlife

on September 29, 2019 - 9:01am

Much activity is spotted in recent days since the pinyon nuts have just ripened in the 30-foot tall pinyon trees growing at a residence on Andanada Street on Barranca Mesa. In the last week, all sorts of wildlife have appeared to feast on the bounty. In one day there were Steller's and California scrub jays, pygmy and white-breasted nuthatches, ravens, spotted towhees, morning doves, chipmunks, red squirrels and even a hummingbird. Here a California scrub jay is grabbing a nut from one of the pinyon trees. Photo by Ken Hanson

A red squirrel grabs a pinyon nut. Photo by Ken Hanson

A pygmy

Bruce Taubert Macro Photography Workshop Nov. 9

on September 29, 2019 - 7:29am

Macro Photography is the art of producing larger-than-life sized images of small items like insects and flowers. Courtesy/brucetaubert.smugmug.com

Los Alamos Photography Club News:

The Los Alamos Photography Club and the Los Alamos Adobe Users’ Group is sponsoring a workshop on Macro Photography by Bruce Taubert.

Macro Photography is the art of producing larger-than-life sized images of small items like insects and flowers.

Taubert has a PhD in wildlife management and has been an avid outdoor enthusiast and nature lover all his life.

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunset Over Mountains

on September 29, 2019 - 7:11am

Daily Postcard: Fiery sunset fills the sky Tuesday over the mountains viewed from Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Deer Graze On Barranca Mesa

on September 28, 2019 - 7:48am

Daily Postcard: A buck grazes on grass in the yard of a residence Sunday on Andanada Street on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

A buck grazes on grass Sunday on Andanada Street on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson 

A fawn visits a residence Sunday on Andanada Street on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

Los Alamos Piano Students Achieve Music Milestone

on September 27, 2019 - 8:55am
Los Alamos piano students Lyla Lo and Sean Lo achieve music milestone. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Two young piano students in Los Alamos—brother and sister Sean Lo, 9, and his sister Lyla Lo, 7, are well on their way to succeeding in their chosen study of piano and classical music by fulfilling a personal pledge to never miss a single day of practicing.
 
Both students participate in a national “challenge” to continually practice the piano without ever missing a day of practice.

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors Emerge Around Pond

on September 26, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Fall colors begin to emerge Tuesday around Ashley Pond and in the mountains. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe Opera Announces Outstanding Apprentice Awardees For 2019 Season

on September 25, 2019 - 8:02am
Santa Fe Opera Technical Apprentice awardees with their respective Production Department Heads. Photo by Syma Birenbaum
 
SFO News:
 
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera has announced the recipients of its annual Outstanding Apprentice Awards.
 
Each season, talented young singers and technicians take part in the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Programs, where they receive intensive training and play critical roles in the creation, both on stage and off, of the season’s five mainstage productions.
 
Their work culminates in two nights of fully staged and costumed Apprentice Scenes, created and

Daily Postcard: Yellow Flowers Brighten Los Pueblos

on September 24, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Yellow flowers brighten the landscape along Los Pueblos Street early Sunday evening in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Monet’s Moon: A Flamenco Tribute Oct. 24-27

on September 23, 2019 - 8:03am
 
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: Buck Visits Residence Near Sandia

on September 23, 2019 - 7:30am

Daily Postcard: A buck visits a residence Saturday on 48th Street near Sandia Drive. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

Daily Postcard: A buck relaxes at a residence Saturday on 48th Street near Sandia Drive. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

Los Alamos Little Theater Starts Season With A Boom!

on September 22, 2019 - 12:53pm
Jon (Tim Orcutt) and Michael (Patrick MacDonald) get down during a musical number in 'Tick,Tick...Boom'. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordonladailypost.com

“Tick, Tick…Boom!” at LALT stole my heart. I wasn’t really expecting it. The tragic story of the death at age 35, of author-composer-lyricist writer Jonathan Larson made me a little scared of this autobiographical musical dramedy, written before the astounding success of “Rent”.

Would it all be tinged with the foreknowledge of what would happen when the story ends?

Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue At Teatro Paraguas Sept. 26

on September 22, 2019 - 8:31am
Scene from Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas
 
Scene from Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas
 
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Beginning Wednesday, Teatro Paraguas presents Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue, written by playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes and directed by Alix Hudson. It is the lyrical and moving first play of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Elliot Trilogy.
 
Moving a-chronologically through six decades and three generations, Elliot centers around protagonist Elliot Ortiz (Luca Pacheco) and his life as a Marine during and after a tour in Iraq.

Daily Postcard: Leaves Turn Color On Cherry Trees

on September 22, 2019 - 7:59am

Daily Postcard: The change of color spotted today on the cherry tree in White Rock marks the start of the fall foliage. This is the last day of summer and with the autumnal equinox a debate erupts around this time each year — and it’s not about where to sip the best apple cider or peep the finest fall foliage. It’s over the exact start date of the fall equinox, which marks the beginning of autumn. Specifically, the 2019 equinox will begin at 3:50 a.m Eastern Standard Time on Sept. 23, when at that precise moment, the sun will be directly in line with the equator. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scenes From Opening Reception Of ‘I should Have Known By Now’ At Karen Wray Gallery Thursday

on September 21, 2019 - 11:39am

From left, artists Donato Spitzer of Valarde and Dave Trujillo of Los Alamos with Karen Wray Gallery owner Karen Wray at the opening reception Thursday of ‘I should Have Known By Now’ featuring the work of Spitzer and Trujillo. The show runs through Oct. 18 at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Gallery Assistant Jean Wher, left, and Marketing Director Karen Lee Kimbraugh mingle with guests at the reception Thursday evening at the Karen Wray Gallery in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Larry Fielder checks out the show, ‘I should Have Known

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Sept. 24-29

on September 21, 2019 - 10:33am

AFMX News:

 

ALBUQUERQUE The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) is the premier film and musical festival in the region. In its seventh year, AFMX will run Sept. 24-29.

 

In addition to an amazing lineup of films, live performances, and events, AFMX also offers several showings and special lectures that are free to the public.

 

“From movie screenings to symposiums, offering free events allows AFMX to expand the opportunity to attract those interested in film, music and the arts that may be on a limited budget,” AFMX Executive Director Ivan Wiener said.

‘Murder, She Danced’ At Smith Auditorium Oct. 6

on September 21, 2019 - 9:51am
The Family YMCA’s Dance of India performance of ‘Murder, She Danced’ is 4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 6 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/YMCA
 
By DIANA MARTINEZ
The Family YMCA

A student’s suggestion that this 13th year’s performance of The Family YMCA’s Dance of India classes center on something other than a universally known theme, got the instructor to thinking.

What should pop into the mind of instructor Alina Deshpande but a a ghost-murder mystery where the ghost makes its presence known through the tinkering of bells. It is a fitting theme for the month of October.

Moving Arts Española Fundraiser Gala Nov. 2

on September 20, 2019 - 7:42am

Daily Postcard: Early Evening Rainfall

on September 20, 2019 - 7:21am

Daily Postcard: Early evening rain falls looking northeast from Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Countdown To Pumpkin Carving World Record Begins!

on September 19, 2019 - 9:20am

Los Alamos Arts Council is preparing for the big pumpkin carving event! Courtesy/LAAC

Los Alamos Arts Council is working to make sure its pumpkins meet the Guiness World Record's requirements. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Countdown to the Guinness World Record of “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously!” is on!

The big event begins immediately at 2:45 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 26 in downtown, Los Alamos.

As of Thursday, Sept. 19, there are only 37 days before the event.  Ticket sales are first come, first served!

Tickets are available for purchase now in person at CB FOX, 1735 Central Ave.

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