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Santa Fe Opera Announces Gabriella Reyes Assuming Role Of Musetta For ‘La Bohème’ Opening June 28

on June 10, 2019 - 1:01pm

Gabriella Reyes will assume the role of Musetta for La bohème, which opens the Santa Fe Opera season Friday, June 28. Courtesy/SFO

SFO News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera announces a casting update for La bohème, which opens the season Friday, June 28.

Nicaraguan-American soprano Gabriella Reyes will assume the role of Musetta, replacing Kirsten MacKinnon, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.

Reyes is a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions grand finalist and recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the High Priestess in Aida, followed by

Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

on June 10, 2019 - 12:15pm
Scene from the Los Alamos Arts Council 22nd annual Kite Festival May 18-19 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines
Scene from Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Claire Sander’s daughter Emily, 4, knows that running is an essential part of getting her kite airborne. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos
There's something special about flying kites. There aren't any electronics involved, no modern technology, and no gaming console required. Just a kite, some string, and Mother Nature's wind.
I think flying a kite is the

‘World’s Greatest Trumpeter’ Shamarr Allen Performs Los Alamos Summer Concert At Pond Pavilion Friday

on June 10, 2019 - 11:13am

Shamarr Allen

Summer Concert News:

The greatest Summer Concert Series in the state rolls on as Sancre Productions welcomes Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs Friday night to the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion.

Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans. Hailing from the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Harry Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few.


Daily Postcard: Fledgling Raven Takes Snack Break

on June 10, 2019 - 8:21am

Daily Postcard: A recently fledged raven takes a snack break from flight training Saturday morning on a rooftop in Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Festival Schedule

on June 9, 2019 - 9:02am
SFSS News:
This weekend and next weekend is the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival—a performed reading of Shakespeare’s contemporary; Romeo and Juliet; an artist’s drawing event; a workshop in Shakespeare’s language; community readings.
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
7 p.m., Saturday, June 8
The Knight of the Burning Pestle, written by Francis Beaumont in about 1607. Directed by Karen Machon.
The ISC’s Long Dead But Well Read series produces performed readings of the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Daily Postcard: Sunset Over Griffith Gymnasium

on June 9, 2019 - 7:26am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to set Monday evening over Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Carol A.

Pre-Concert Scenes At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on June 8, 2019 - 8:19am
Secret City Summer Concert Series Co-producer Monica Griego thanks Moving Arts Espanola for its Mexican Folklorico performance Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Entertainment geared to young people is presented at 6 p.m. each Friday prior to the opening and headline acts at the summer concerts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A crowd begins to gather for Friday night's concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Concert-goers perch on the rocks Friday at Ashley Pond Park waiting for the show to begin. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Folklorico!: Moving Arts Espanola Presents Dances From Jalisco Ahead Of Secret City Summer Concert Friday

on June 8, 2019 - 7:47am
Moving Arts Espanola presents a Mexican Folklorico dance performance from the state of Jalisco. The dancers performed at 6 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion before the Secret City Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance.Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance.

Daily Postcard: Giant Yucca Blooming In White Rock

on June 8, 2019 - 6:47am
Daily Postcard: A giant yucca was spotted blooming Thursday at a residence in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Film Office: ‘Silk Road’ To Film In New Mexico

on June 7, 2019 - 6:17am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE The independent feature film “Silk Road,” produced by Picadilly, will begin principal photography mid-June through mid-July in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced Thursday.
The production will employ 80 New Mexico crew members, 25 New Mexico actors and 400 New Mexico background talent.
The feature is directed by Tiller Russell (“Operation Odessa,” “The Seven Five,” “The Last Rites of Ransom Pride,” “Bad Boys of Summer,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,” “Outlaw Empires”) and produced by Duncan Montgomery

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Tree Trunk

on June 7, 2019 - 5:55am

Daily Postcard: Flowers spotted blooming Saturday on the trunk of a tree growing along Rose Street near downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series: Liver Down The River Kicks Off ChamberFest At Ashley Pond Friday

on June 6, 2019 - 10:32am

Summer Concert Series News:

After a record breaking concert attendance last Friday at Ashley Pond Park, Sancre Productions welcomes Liver Down the River to the concert stage this Friday, June 7 in celebration of ChamberFest.

The concert is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. From the high mountain river-valley of Durango, Colo. comes a five-piece band of musicians called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking and Colorado living. Since its creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time.

Daily Postcard: Cloudy Sky Reflected In Fenton Lake

on June 6, 2019 - 6:38am

Daily Postcard: A serene scene spotted Wednesday of clouds and trees reflected in Fenton Lake in the Jemez. Photo by Kristin Fassbender

Daily Postcard: Double Rainbow Over Big Enchilada

on June 5, 2019 - 5:48am

Daily Postcard: At the Big Enchilada climbing area in White Rock, a double rainbow emerged to reward the climbers who waited out the rain at Thursday's top-roping session scheduled by the Los Alamos Mountaineers. Photo by John Gustafson

Daily Postcard: Springtime At Ashley Pond Park

on June 4, 2019 - 7:05am

Daily Postcard: Springtime scene at Ashley Pond  Park. Photo by Ken Hanson

Daily Postcard: View From Main Hill Pull-Out

on June 3, 2019 - 8:11am

Daily Postcard: Panoramic view from the Main Hill Road pull-out. Photo by Maggie Meier

‘So Far From Heaven’ Exhibit Opens Friday

on June 2, 2019 - 7:08am
Cañoncito Church, cross and doorby Jan Paul Pietrzak. Pietrzak is one of six New Mexico photographers showing their work in June in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Jan Paul Pietrzak
A Quiet Momentby Tony O’Brien was photographed at Christ in the Desert Monastery, and included in O’Brien’s 2011 book Light in the Desert. Photo by Tony O’Brien
‘Walking Rain’ by Kirk Gittings will be exhibited in the ‘So Far From Heaven’ show at Mesa Public Library in June. Courtesy photo
A wealth of photographic talent can be seen in June at Mesa Public Library.

‘Hands On’ Icon Painting Workshop At Saint Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Church July 8-13 & July 15-20

on June 2, 2019 - 6:46am

During the workshop, beginning students will work on this icon of the Archangel Michael. Courtesy photo

Advanced students will work on this icon of Saint Luke the Proto-iconographer. Courtesy photo

Fr. Theophan Mackey, front center, of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church and students of a previous workshop with their finished icons. Courtesy photo

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church News:

Two icon painting workshops in the Byzantine-Russian tradition will be held this July in Los Alamos, at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church, 1319 Trinity Dr.

The Prosopon School of Iconology

Daily Postcard: Double Rainbow Over White Rock

on June 2, 2019 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: A double rainbow paints the sky Thursday viewed near Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

More Scenes From Big Head Todd At The Pond

on June 1, 2019 - 6:40pm

A record breaking crowd covers the lawn at Ashley Pond Park Friday evening for the second Secret City Summer Concert  of the 2019 season, featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Next week the summer concert features Liver Down the River. From Durango, Colo., this five-piece band of musicians came together in 2012 and has its roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking and Colorado living. Their music is a blend of original and improvisational compositions from the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of the funk, and the outer reaches of space.

Coco Screens At Mesa Public Library Thursday June 6

on June 1, 2019 - 6:09pm


Coco (2017, rated G, 1 hr., 45 min.), an animated comedy and adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library Thursday, June 6.

A boy named Miguel loves music and dreams of emulating the famous singer Ernesto de la Cruz. Miguel’s family earn their living as shoemakers and won’t allow anyone to play music. 

Miguel learns what is behind this ban as he discovers his family’s history. He travels by accident into the world of the dead and meets his idol and the town’s hero, the now-deceased musician Ernesto de la Cruz.

Daily Postcard: Scenes From Deer Trap Mesa Trail

on June 1, 2019 - 6:27am

Daily Postcard: Cactus blooms along Deer Trap Mesa Trail. Photo by Maggie Meier

Indian paintbrush. Photo by Maggie Meier

Photo by Maggie Meier

Yucca. Photo by Maggie Meier

Photo by Maggie Meier

Read The June Issue Of Prism Online

on May 31, 2019 - 5:18pm

Click the image to read Prism.

Daily Postcard: Hikers Spot Evening Primrose

on May 31, 2019 - 6:28am

Daily Postcard: An evening primrose blooming along the trail during the Ad Hoc Hikers Thursday hike through Rendija Canyon and Deer Trap Mesa trails. Photo by Patricia Rathbone

History On Tap: A (Re-) Introduction To Spanish Colonial Arts Society At projectY Cowork June 3

on May 30, 2019 - 6:48am
Historical Society News:
The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Historical Society, Monday June 3, for History on Tap for an engaging presentation by the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.
The presentation is at 5:30 p.m. at projectY Cowork, 150 Central Park Square with drinks served by UnQuarked. All ages are welcome.
The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art will share the history of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, the Spanish Market, and its museum exhibition program.
Making the evening a special one, the museum will bring art and objects demonstrating the rich