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Katy P & The Business Headline Secret City Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Pavilion June 28

on June 26, 2019 - 6:51am

Katy P and The Business plays Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Fronted by Katy Palmier and backed by a tight trio of musicians, Katy P and The Business has been one of Taos’ real crowd-pleasers since it was formed years ago. 

As the lead singer, Katy Palmier is known for her big-hearted (one might even say Olympian) vocal gymnastics. Singing soul, funk and rock and roll, Palmier knows how to pull every ounce of oomph from a song and deliver it up steaming to her audience.

Upcoming Moving Arts Summer Workshops

on June 26, 2019 - 6:50am

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: 2019 Season July 14

on June 25, 2019 - 7:36am
SFCMF News:
 
SANTA FE — It’s a summer of several exciting firsts for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, which presents its 47th season July 14 through Aug. 19.
 
From a brand-new series and highly anticipated artist debuts to inaugural performances and premieres of Festival-commissioned works, this season is filled with can’t-miss musical moments.
 
Throughout its six-week run, the Festival—which draws devoted audiences from around the globe—presents 45 concerts featuring a range of works that span six centuries (the 16th to the 21st), performed by 87 of the world’s greatest

Santa Fe Opera Announces 78 Members Of 2019 Season Apprentice Program For Theater Technicians

on June 25, 2019 - 7:12am
The 78 members recently selected for the Santa Fe Opera 2019 Season Apprentice Program for Theater Technicians. Courtesy/SFO
 
SFO News:
 
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera has announced the 78 members of its 2019 Season Apprentice Program for Theater Technicians.
 
This season’s program is comprised of technicians, designers and craftspeople from across New Mexico, the wider United States, South America, England and China.
 
The 78 individuals were selected from a pool of more than 900 applicants through a competitive screening and interview process by the Opera’s Production Department Heads.

Upstart Crows: And Now For Something Completely Different - Scenes From Shakespeare And Monty Python

on June 25, 2019 - 7:03am

Courtesy photo
 
UCSF News:
 
Thirteen young comedy enthusiasts, 8-18, perform scenes from Shakespeare's plays and sketches from Monty Python's television series and films.
 
Performances at 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 19, 20, 2 p.m., July 21 at The Swan Theater, 1213b Parkway Drive, Santa Fe.
 
Directed by the International Shakespeare Center's Artistic Director and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art masters graduate Ariana Karp.
 
Hilarity and fun for the whole family!
 
Tickets $10 at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets

Daily Postcard: Pair Of Ducks At Ashley Pond

on June 25, 2019 - 6:20am

Daily Postcard: A pair of ducks stand on rocks in Ashley Pond recently and wait for a group of tourists to toss them pieces of bread. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gallery Talk At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on June 24, 2019 - 6:33pm

LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Art Gallery will host a gallery talk 6-8 p.m., Thursday, featuring several of the photographers showing work in the “So Far From Heaven” exhibit, which hangs in the Gallery until Saturday.

David Halpern, Wendy Young, Kirk Gittings and Jan Pietrzak will talk about their work and answer questions about both their processes and their inspirations.

Halpern has created a series of photographs showing Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison, following years of on-site photography.

Los Alamos Makerspace Launches New Training, Collaboration And Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot

on June 24, 2019 - 11:59am

Alexandra De Lucia, a gifted LANL post-baccalaureate intern, learning how to solder and taking a stab at building hardware at the local makerspace. De Lucia researches machine learning-based monitoring tools on the LANL High Performance Computing Design team. She has been a seasonal volunteer with Los Alamos Makers since the summer of 2017. At that time, she mentored teens during the summer Coder Dojo. She has come back this year and led a weekly Python Club for teens and adults.

Artists; Contributors Named For 2019 Governor’s Awards For Excellence And Lifetime Achievement

on June 24, 2019 - 9:54am
Nicolas Otero, Los Lunas artist, retablo Santo Nino de Atocha. Courtesy photo
 
Roxanne Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo artist, clay scultpure, Special Girl. Courtesy photo
 
NMA News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Arts Commission announced Thursday the artists and major contributors to the arts who will be recipients of the 2019 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
 
“Art is intimately woven into the fabric of our great state,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “Artists uplift us, inspire us and tell the stories that define us.
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Upcoming Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Events

on June 24, 2019 - 9:50am
 
SFSS News:
 
Here’s what’s happening this weekend and next during the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival—a staged reading of a new play based on Henry the Fourth; an open rehearsal; editing Shakespeare; and of course the ongoing community readings out loud.
 
Courage! To The Field!
7 p.m., Sunday, June 23
 
Courage! To the Field! is a new play written by Else C. Went.
 
Directed by Ariana Karp.
 
Courage! To The Field! is an alternate-history play, a good old-fashioned party, and a story told with music.

Human Rights Day Camp For Kids July 1-19

on June 24, 2019 - 9:30am

Moving Arts Española News:

ESPAÑOLA––Kids and youth from across the Española Valley will converge for a Human Rights Day Camp at La Tierra Montessori School this summer to learn about their own human rights.

“Less than 1 percent of juveniles throughout the world know anything about their human rights and neither public nor private schools are doing much to rectify the situation. This is a major reason current human rights abuses against children have reached an all-time high.” –Kids for Global Peace

In a move toward promoting self-advocacy and empowering the youth of Española Valley,

Carved & Cast: 20th Century NM Sculpture, On View At New Mexico Museum Of Art Through July 28

on June 24, 2019 - 6:51am
Raymond Lopez, Carreta de la Muerte, May 1999, ash, pine and basswood with paint, fiber and a ribbon, 17 × 11 3/8 × 24 3/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of James and Margie Krebs, 2005 (2004.2.8). Photo by Blair Clark © Raymond Lopez
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Museum of Art’s (NMMoA) 20th-century sculpture exhibition, Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture, will extend its run through the summer until July 28.
 
The exhibition takes a look at regional sculpture styles specific to the Southwest, centering the medium in its own conversation

Daily Postcard: Cactus Blooms On Bandeliers Frey Trail

on June 24, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A prickly pear cactus blooms along the Frey Trail in Bandelier. The trail begins at Juniper Campground and makes its way to the edge of the canyon where it switchbacks down to the canyon floor (>550' elevation change), and provides excellent bird's eye views of Tyuonyi as well as a foot route from the campground to the visitor center. The Frey Trail was resurfaced in 2018 from where it enters Frijoles Canyon, to where it joins the Main Loop Trail.

State Pays Down $100 Million In Film Credit Backlog

on June 23, 2019 - 8:16am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE By the end of last week, the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department had paid out nearly $100 million in backlogged film credits for about 100 film and television shows produced in the state over the past several years that were allowed to build up by the prior state administration.
 
Another $95 million is available to be paid out over the coming fiscal year to productions that have completed filming as part of the new administration’s efforts to clear the backlog and ensure sound footing for the film and television industry in the state into the future.
 

Scenes From Manzanares Show At Summer Concert

on June 23, 2019 - 6:11am

Manzanares wows the crowd during the Friday night Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Manzanares is lead by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and features the virtuosic rhythms of their Latin/Worldbeat band. David and Michael grew up in Abiquiu, according to a press release and their Nuevo Latino style delivers an aggressive approach to the very danceable Rumba Flamenca style mixed with exotic, progressive blends of Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Friday night concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunrise Over Pajarito Acres

on June 23, 2019 - 5:42am

Daily Postcard: Area smoke enhances the red hue in the sunrise Saturday morning viewed from Pajarito Acres. Photo by Bob Reedy

Local Actress Nora Cullinan On Broadway Monday!

on June 22, 2019 - 5:03pm
Los Alamos actress Nora Cullinan will perform on the Broadway stage Monday, June 24 in the Jimmy Awards. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos actress Nora Cullinan bested 10 other New Mexico female high school students for the title of Best Actress in the Enchantment Awards May 4 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, winning the opportunity to work with Broadway professionals and perform on a Broadway stage in the Jimmy Awards® in New York City.

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA®) program impacts more than

Daily Postcard: Purple Poppies Bloom On Futura

on June 21, 2019 - 5:49am

Daily Postcard: Purple poppies bloom Thursday on Futura Drive in White Rock. Photo by Susan Kestell
Photo by Susan Kestell

SFCC Presents Maasai Beading Class July 9

on June 19, 2019 - 6:25am
Maasai beaded necklace with beaded medallion. Courtesy/SFCC
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Department will offer a Maasai beading Continuing Education class presented by International Folk Artist Phoebe Lasoi 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.
 
Lasoi is a Maasai designer and beading expert from the Kitengela community in Kenya, just outside Nairobi city and on the southern border of the Nairobi National Game Park. Under the auspices of Acacia Moyo, (www.acaciamoyo.org) she has been invited to participate in the International Folk Art Market this year,

Daily Postcard: Rose Blooms On Trinity Drive

on June 19, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A rose blooms Tuesday afternoon on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sally Hayden Von Conta Art Exhibition July 5-26

on June 18, 2019 - 6:34pm
A plein air pastel by Sally Hayden von Conta. Courtesy/Historic Santa Fe Foundation
 
Artist Sally Hayden von Conta. Courtesy/Historic Santa Fe Foundation
 
HSFF News:
 
Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is hosting Chasing the Heart, an exhibition of Sally Hayden von Conta's plein air pastels July 5-26 with the opening 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 5 at HSFF’s El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road.
 
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

von Conta’s newest exhibition features plein air pastels that she created in visually compelling and inspirational locations around New Mexico.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Petree Garden Center

on June 17, 2019 - 11:11am

On the job in Los Alamos are Ethan Vincent and Kathy Wilson working Friday at Petree Garden Center & Florist at 2470 East Road. Vincent has worked at Petree Garden Center for two years and Wilson previously worked at Pajarito Greenhouse and now Petree for a combined five years. Petree Garden Center & Florist is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. For more information, visit www.petreegardencenter.com. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

NMFO: ‘Briarpatch’ To Film In New Mexico

on June 17, 2019 - 10:16am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Film Office (NMFO) today announced that the USA Network television series, “Briarpatch” produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) and Paramount Television will begin principal photography mid-June through the end of September in Albuquerque.  
 
Starring Rosario Dawson, who will also serve as a producer, the production will employ approximately 100 New Mexico crew members and 250-350 New Mexico background talent per episode.
 
“Briarpatch” follows Allegra Dill (Dawson), a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after

Daily Postcard: Stormy Sky Sunday Over Aster Street

on June 17, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: A stormy sky is spotted Sunday over Aster Street in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Doe Swims Across Animas River

on June 16, 2019 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: This mule deer doe was spotted swimming across the Animas River in May in Farmington by a couple from England visiting friends in Los Alamos. They made a short trip to Farmington to see the sights and spotted the doe in the river. The current was strong, but the doe made it across just fine and was only swept downstream a short distance. Photo by Heather Toomer

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