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Newton: Fifth Production Of Alden’s Jenůfa Is A Stunner

on July 29, 2019 - 6:36am
Laura Wilde (Jenůfa), Alexander Lewis (Laca Klemeň), Patricia Racette (Kostelnička) Photo by Ken Howard/The Santa Fe Opera
 
Laura Wilde (Jenůfa), Richard Trey Smagur (Števa Buryja) Photo by Ken Howard/The Santa Fe Opera
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Although I’ve been enamored of Janáček’s later orchestral works, like the rhapsody for orchestra Taras Bulba and the Sinfonietta, this is the first time to experience Jenůfa. I’m totally smitten by my opening night experience. Sitting in the 3rd row I observed the intensity of the performers.

Anywhere in the Crosby Theatre most everything else is

Daily Postcard: Young Bucks Spotted On Andanada

on July 29, 2019 - 6:06am
Two young bucks spotted Saturday evening seeking apricots from a tree at a reidence on Andanada Street on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

Santa Fe Opera Artistic Director Alexander Neef Will Be Next Director Of Paris National Opera

on July 28, 2019 - 7:38am
Santa Fe Opera Artistic Director Alexander Neef. Photo by Bo Huang
 
SFO News:
 
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera is delighted to share news of the appointment of Artistic Director Alexander Neef as the next General Director of Paris National Opera commencing in late 2021.
 
Neef has served as the Santa Fe Opera’s Artistic Director Designate since Feb. 9, 2018 and Artistic Director since Oct. 1, 2018. 
 
The Santa Fe Opera’s leadership team, consisting of General Director Robert K.

Posts From The Road: Headwaters Of Mississippi River

on July 28, 2019 - 7:18am
Scene of the mighty Mississippi River during a road trip this month. The river has a humble beginning as it flows from a small glacial Lake Itasca in Minnesota. The headwaters are about 20 feet wide and knee deep as it begins its 2,348 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Shown are swimmers as they enjoy the cool waters at the headwaters in Lake Itasca State Park. ‘Posts from the Road’ appear in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn travel around the country and he shares scenes they encounter while on the road. Photo

Daily Postcard: Fawns Spotted At 41st And Sycamore

on July 28, 2019 - 6:58am

Daily Postcard: Fawns under the watchful eye of their mother are spotted Saturday near 41st and Sycamore Street. Photo by David C. Guenther 

Rainbow Follows Late afternoon Shower

on July 27, 2019 - 11:02pm

Following today's rain shower, a rainbow appears in the sky early this evening as seen from N.M. 4 while driving toward White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Book Signing And Science Fun For Kids Going On Now!

on July 27, 2019 - 11:48am

A free, family event is underway right now at the Bradbury Sicence Museum. Children's Science Author Misty Carty, who wrote Where Did The Sun Go, Where Is The Moon, and Why Are There Seasons, is giving a short talk with hands-on activities, followed by a book signing until 1pm today. She will have all three books on hand. Carty is a photographer with a Ph.D. in astronomy and has taught at Marymount and McKendree universities. Profits from the book sales will benefit the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and regional science-education support. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Newton: Maestro Harry Bicket Delivers Mozart’s Best In A Minimalist Production

on July 27, 2019 - 10:53am

Amanda Majeski (Fiordiligi)Jarret Ott (Guglielmo), Rod Gilfry (Don Alfonso), Ben Bliss (Ferrando) and Emily D'Angelo (Dorabella). Photo by Ken Howard for the Santa Fe Opera.

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

On opening night of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte I eagerly tapped into Cori Ellison’s understanding of this opera I’ve treasured for decades.

I already knew that it is Charles MacKay’s favorite opera, and Ellison called it her “Desert Island opera.” Then added that Mozart is her favorite composer, echoing the Swiss theologian Karl Barth who said, “If I ever get to heaven, I would first of all seek

August Prism In Los Alamos Daily Post Online Now

on July 27, 2019 - 10:41am

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MOIFA: Student Art & Design Competition Reception

on July 27, 2019 - 7:13am

John Francis Mustain. Bar Stool #1, 2017. Red oak. 21 inches x 21 inches x 40 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist

 

MIFA News:

 

SANTA FE — The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration will host a reception presenting the works of the Student Art and Design Competition, which will be on view Aug. 1-20 at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Joan and Clifford Vernick Auditorium.

 

The reception is 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.

 

The Student Art and Design Competition pays homage to Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), who in addition to being a premier fashion designer of the mid-1900s, was a beloved

Daily Postcard: View During Hike At Bandelier

on July 27, 2019 - 6:49am

Daily Postcard: View during a hike Sunday at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Annette Maes-Livermore

Big Weekend In Area With Summer Concert, Spanish Market, Hispanic Market, Entreflamenco And More

on July 26, 2019 - 9:25am

Courtesy photo
 
SANTA FE News:
 
It's a huge weekend in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas, with HIPICO, Spanish Market, Contemporary Hispanic Market and more. Find it all in this weekend's top events at SantaFe.com.
 
Join Sancre Productions and the Secret City Summer Concert Series for a FREE SHOW tonight, July 26 at the beautiful Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos. Sol Connection brings kinetic energy, immense talent, and one of the most danceable live shows around.

Thursday Night Rain Can’t Stop Hillstompers Pub Crawl!

on July 26, 2019 - 8:01am

The Thursday nght rain shower did not put a damper on the third annual Hillstompers Pub Crawl spotted marching up Central Avenue to the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Morning Glories Bloom At Aspen Ridge

on July 26, 2019 - 6:21am

Daily Postcard: Fragrant morning glories bloom Wednesday in front of Aspen Ridge Lodge at 1010 Somnrillo Court. Photo by Lori Kelley

Morning glories and other flowers at Aspen Ridge Lodge. Photo by Lori Kelley

Country’s Oldest Museum Magazine Goes Digital

on July 25, 2019 - 10:26am

Courtesy/NMDCA

 

NMDCA News:

 

SANTA FE — El Palacio magazine, first published within a year of New Mexico’s statehood, became a digital publication in 2019.

 

The quarterly museum magazine’s new platform will provide readers with broader access and web-friendly, easily shareable content. El Palacio will continue publishing the print edition concurrently, maintaining its reach as it expands.

 

El Palacio became the country’s first museum magazine in November 1913. Its namesake, the Palace of the Governors, distributed the first iteration as a reference for works and artifacts curated

FLAC Welcomes Artist Wendy Ahlm To 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday Aug. 10

on July 25, 2019 - 10:09am

Fuller Lodge Art Center welcomes a new face to its upcoming 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. Artists Wendy Ahlm began making art kits in 2015 to teach others how to paint. The kits come in acrylic or watercolor with materials and instructions included. For more information about the paint kits, visit GoToArtCamp.com and don't forget to swing by 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 at Fuller Lodge for a chance to purchase one of these kits in person and chat with Ahlm about her work. Courtesy/FLAC

Art kits created by Wendy Ahlm will be available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 at

Daily Postcard: Sunflower Blooms On Garver Lane

on July 25, 2019 - 9:24am

Daily Postcard: Sunflower blooms in a patio on Garver Lane in White Rock. Photo by Annette Maes-Livermore

Hill Stompers 3rd Los Alamos Pub Crawl: Pajarito Brewpub, Smith’s Marketplace And The Tub Thursday

on July 24, 2019 - 12:52pm

Courtesy/HSB

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Hill Stompers Band will bring its award-winning jazzy music and colorful, crazy antics to the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, Smith’s Marketplace and Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op for the 3rd annual Los Alamos Pub Crawl.

The community is invited to this free, family friendly event 6-10 p.m. Thursday.

Snare drummer Jeff Favorite and his wife Kandice formed this lively group in 2000. In the past, the Hill Stompers have led a Mardi Gras Pub Crawl around the Plaza area of Santa Fe and down the main streets of Durango and Telluride.

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum Hosts Farewell Party For Qué Chola Exhibition Aug. 4

on July 24, 2019 - 11:38am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will host a Farewell Party Aug. 4 for its popular exhibition Qué Chola that has tripled attendance to the Art Museum since it opened March 8.
 
The Farewell Party, held on the first Sunday of the month, which allows free entrance to the Art Museum, will feature food, music, fashion, a car show, and a final chance to view Qué Chola.
 
The exhibition Qué Chola features cholas and homegirls in art and pop culture and celebrates her as a symbol of strength, power, and resilience in the face of racial, gender, and

Schedule Of Events Taking Place At Indian Market

on July 24, 2019 - 8:32am
Mountain Lion Pair by Russell Sanchez. Courtesy/King Galleries
 
MIAC News:
 
SANTA FE — Santa Fe comes alive with arts each summer, particularly Native arts during the month of August, celebrating internationally known Indian Market.
 
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs offers a schedule of events from exhibitions on view and works from new artists to lectures and films celebrating many of the Pueblos and tribes across the state.
 
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW
 
San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600-1930: Voices of the Clay
 
Aug.

Daily Postcard: Cat Relaxes In Local Bay Window

on July 24, 2019 - 7:23am

Levie the cat relaxes among the plants and flowers in the bay window of a residence Sunday afternoon on Walnut Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Museum Of Indian Arts And Culture Opens San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600-1930: Voices Of The Clay

on July 23, 2019 - 10:39am
Terrace Jar, Russell Sanchez. Courtesy/King Galleries
 
MIAC News:
 
SANTA FE The San Ildefonso Tewa Women's Club will host the opening of San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600—1930: Voices of the Clay at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) noon to 4 p.m., Aug. 11.
 
Events include a Pueblo feast, celebration, and performances exemplifying the exhibition’s narrative, presented from the Pueblo’s perspective for the first time in San Ildefonso’s history.

Daily Postcard: Sunset Viewed From Diamond Drive

on July 23, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: The sunset looking west Sunday evening from Diamond Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Flower Baskets At 20th And Deacon

on July 22, 2019 - 7:30am

Daily Postcard: Flower baskets hanging on a light pole Friday evening at 20th and Deacon streets in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Hummingbird Flitting Among Flowers

on July 21, 2019 - 7:49am

Daily Postcard: A hummingbird flits among the flowers blooming in a garden Friday in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

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