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2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade Map For Saturday

on August 9, 2019 - 9:04am

It’s Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Time!

on August 9, 2019 - 8:46am

Photo by Leslie Bucklin/County

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to head downtown Saturday for the the Annual Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m., then stay to meander through Ashley Pond Park with its fair booths, bouncy houses and exhibits (at Mesa Public Library).

Also, shop the beautiful artwork offered during the 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. There will be plenty of food vendors on site so stay and enjoy a picnic lunch by the pond.

Los Alamos County Councilors will once again host a booth featuring County projects,

Santa Fe Music Week Returns To The City Different

on August 9, 2019 - 8:28am

Santa Fe Music Week News:

  • Annual celebration brings 10 days of live music from national and local artists to venues across Santa Fe

SANTA FE Jazz, pop, mariachi, opera, country, classical, folk, Latin rock and more ... tunes of all styles and genres will be drifting through the air later this month with Santa Fe Music Week, which returns Aug. 23 through Sept. 2.

Attendees will experience 10 days of live music from national headlining artists and local favorites in venues like the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Plaza bandstand, Santa Fe Railyard,

Leftover Salmon Debuts At Summer Concert Tonight!

on August 9, 2019 - 7:28am
Courtesy photo
 
SUMMER CONCERT News:
 
The 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series continues it's historic run of bands and record-breaking concert attendance.
 
With more than 50,000, and counting, concertgoers enjoying free shows in the family friendly atmosphere at Ashley Pond Pavilion, the Sancre Productions team presents its 12 concert of the series featuring Leftover Salmon.
 
For the past quarter-century, Colorado’s Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences; rock ‘n’ roll,

PEEC: Watch ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Tonight

on August 8, 2019 - 10:18am
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Watch “Shaun of the Dead” tonight in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s summer movie series “Suds & Shows”.
 
Doors will open and beer and wine will be available starting at 6 p.m. from Pajarito Brewpub & Grill. The movie starts at 7 p.m. in the planetarium.
 
Attendees are invited to bring a picnic dinner, buy drinks and enjoy spending time at the nature center before the movie. Movie tickets are $5 per person and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival First Presentation Of All 10 Of Beethoven’s Sonatas For Violin & Piano

on August 7, 2019 - 1:21pm
SFCMF News:
 
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival—which runs Sunday, July 14, through Monday, Aug. 19—brings its 2019 season to a close with Weeks 5 & 6, beginning Sunday, Aug. 11, and ending with the season-finale concert Monday, Aug. 19.
 
Highlights of the Festival’s final weeks include several artist debuts and the return of Festival-audience favorites; beloved classics by Mozart, Brahms, and Schubert; charming, lesser-known works by Britten and Janáček; and the Festival’s first-ever presentation of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s groundbreaking Sonatas for Violin & Piano.
 
All

Rodeo Dinner And Dance At Posse Lodge Saturday

on August 7, 2019 - 10:22am

Lensic: Littleglobe’s ¡Presente! Oct. 5

on August 6, 2019 - 6:24pm
Scene from a past Littleglobe production. Photo by Kate Russell
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents ¡Presente!, a collaborative, multi-arts performance produced by Santa Fe-based arts and social justice nonprofit Littleglobe, Saturday, Oct. 5.
 
¡Presente! features Santa Feans of all ages—including students, professional musicians and artists, and other longtime residents—whose lives and sense of belonging are affected by current issues such as displacement, insecure housing, and affordability.

YMCA: Dances Of India Showcase Aug. 8

on August 6, 2019 - 5:35pm

‘Army Of The Dead’ Films In New Mexico

on August 5, 2019 - 3:51pm
Courtesy image
 
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE – New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced today that the Netflix-produced feature film “Army of the Dead,” has started principal photography at Albuquerque Studios and will continue through October.
 
The production will employ 501 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors and 2,163 New Mexico background talent.
 
The feature is directed and produced by Zack Snyder (“Watchmen,” “Man of Steel,” “300”) alongside producers Deborah Snyder (“Watchmen,” “Man of Steel,” “300”) and Wesley Coller (“Watchmen,” “Man of Steel,”

Community Joins CB FOX In Celebrating 40 Years!

on August 5, 2019 - 7:37am

CB FOX has been serving the community of Los Alamos for the past 40 years at 1735 Central Ave. and hosted an anniversary celebration Saturday, highlighted by raffles, hot dogs, music, airbrush tattoos and more. The event gave community members an opportunity to visit with friends and share memories with the Fox family. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Meet the Fox Family from left, Ryan Guenther, Melissa Fox, Anne Fox, Ethan Fox, Andy Fox, Suzy Fox Wilson, Cottrell Fox, Nolan Fox and Dave Fox. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Brats on the grill were a big favorite.

Film Programs And Union Fair In Albuquerque Aug. 8

on August 4, 2019 - 7:30am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE Interested students and professionals can network with film and media instructors from programs around New Mexico at an open house the day before the annual Film and Media Industry Conference in Albuquerque.
 
The event is set for 2-5 p.m., Aug. 8 at the Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras Ave. NW. It is free and open to the public.
 
Representatives from Santa Fe Community College, Dona Ana Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, Eastern New Mexico University, University of New Mexico, Taos Digital Media Arts, IATSE Local 480, SAG-AFTRA, Teamsters Local

Excitement Is In The Air In Alamogordo In September

on August 4, 2019 - 7:25am
NMT News:
 
ALAMOGORDO This September, in addition to the wide array of attractions available year-round, Alamogordo will be buzzing with excitement as the 28th Annual Balloon Invitational and the Otero County Fair and Rodeo bring their unique offerings to locals and visitors of all ages.
 
The Annual Balloon Invitational takes place Saturday, Sept. 7 at Ed Brabson Balloon Park in Alamogordo and continues Sunday, Sept. 8 at White Sands National Monument. The Otero County Fair and Rodeo opens Wednesday, Sept. 18 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 22.
 
“Alamogordo is known as a

Rockin’ Night With Two Of Secret City’s Favorite Bands

on August 3, 2019 - 9:34pm
Where's the party? Friday night it was at Ashley Pond Park for the Secret City Summer Concert with the Hillstompers and Igor and the Red Elvises. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Russ Gordon, Karen Easton and DK Warner welcome concert-goers to Century Bank Night with The Red Elvises. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Igor Yuzov, left, and DK Warner are gonna rock, with some help from Deeja Sandoval. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Hillstompers Brass! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Ashley Pond Park fills with concert-goers.

Gordon Tribute Concert, Happy Hops And Yoga On The Mountain Happening At Pajarito This Weekend

on August 3, 2019 - 6:50am
PAJARITO News:
 
Pajarito Mountain is offering a full weekend of summer fun Aug. 3-4 including a Gordon Tribute Concert.
 
The lift is turning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lift-served downhill mountain biking and hiking all weekend. Pajarito Mountain Cafe is open 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., serving delicious New Mexican food and mountain staples.
 
The Los Alamos Ski Club presents the Gordon Tribute Concert that features five bands to honor the 30-year legacy of the Gordon’s Concert Series in Los Alamos. Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op is serving up cold beer and FREE beer for those lucky enough to find a

Newton: World Premiere Features Magic Touches

on August 2, 2019 - 9:13am
Jessica Jones (Lyra) and Bille Bruley (Benjamin). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera, 2019
 
Bradley Garvin (Drokan) and David Leigh (King Hjarne). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera, 2019

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The Thirteenth Child composed by Poul Ruders working with librettists Becky and David Starobin is a short two act opera. The trail of its creation is from Denmark to Tanglewood to Broadway to Santa Fe.

The best place to begin to reveal the essence of this opera is to read “The Twelve Brothers” fairy tale by the Grimms brothers.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 1, 2019 - 3:40pm

Dancing Under The Stars With Hot Texas Swing Band At Sirpheys Tonight!

on July 31, 2019 - 5:45pm
 
SIRPHEY News:
 
Sirphey will stay open late until 9 p.m. with dinner, special appetizer menu, summer drinks and chai and give patrons time to enjoy the Hot Texas Swing Band.
 
With one boot in Cowboy music and the other in Swing, the Hot Texas Swing Band is riding the trail previously blazed by artists such as Bob Wills and Asleep at the Wheel.
 
Backed by a passion for traditional Western Swing, the Hot Texas Swing Band pushes the genre forward with Rockabilly, Latin beats and original material for high-energy shows that have critics and fans raving.
 
Expect some salsa as well as latin music at

Igor & The Red Elvises Perform At Ashley Pond Friday

on July 31, 2019 - 6:58am
Igor & The Red Elvises perform at 8 p.m., Friday at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy/Sancre Productions
 
SUMMER CONCERT News:
 
The 2019 Los Alamos Sectret City Summer Concert Series welcomes Igor & The Red Elvises Friday, Aug. 2 at the Ashley Pond Pavilion.
 
As an independent band, Red Elvises have produced 12 studio albums, two live albums, a live concert DVD and a Greatest Hits compilation.
 
Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and Rock 'n' Roll was illegal.

Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Events Coming Up!

on July 30, 2019 - 6:05pm
 
 
SFSS News:
 
Come enjoy an hour or so of great fun showing off or learning more and of course laughing a lot!
 
How well do you know your Shakespeare? Join the fun—everyone is a contestant! Choose a category, and anyone in the room who supplies the correct “question” to the proposed “answer” (per the Jeopardy quiz show format), wins points and prizes!
 
Hosted by Robin Williams and Amy Meilander of the ISC 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, at Shakespeare Reading Room, 3209-A Calle Marie, Santa Fe.
 
The Comedy Of Errors
6 p.m., Aug. 2, 3 and 4$10
Santa Fe Botanical Garden 

Albuquerque Actor Films Spec Pilot: Deeply Superficial

on July 29, 2019 - 2:13pm
SUNNY505 News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Local small Business Owner and Actor, Keith Allen West, is shooting his Albuquerque based Spec Pilot called Deeply Superficial in September.  
 
Deeply Superficial is a half-hour filmed comedy series that chronicles a gay entrepreneur, played by West, who is deep in the turmoil of his midlife crisis.  Loved & supported by his diverse and wildly inappropriate friends and family, Keith finds his search for a healthy, productive life an hysterical team sport. 
 
With throwback comedic timing to Seinfeld and Friends, mixed with the contemporary shooting style

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

Concepto Tambor Cooks Up An Afro-Latin Dance Party At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday Night

on July 27, 2019 - 10:20pm
Concepto Tambor on stage Friday night for the Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
On the dance floor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Band founder and lead singer Christian Orellana hails from Peru and Chile originally. Band members come from all over the world, including New Mexico. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Swinging  to the beat. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Concepto Tambor takes it to the crowd Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Feel the rhythm!

First Act Sol Connection Dishes Out Rhythm And Ska Friday At Secret City Summer Concert At The Pond

on July 27, 2019 - 9:13pm
Sol Connection lead singers Brooke Zanetell and Phillip Handmaker ask the age-old question, 'Where's my jetpack?' The band hails from Taos and performed Friday evening during the Secret City Summer Concert at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Taking a look-see. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
It's the letter R! I'd know it anywhere! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Sol Connection on stage as a crowd begins to gather for Friday's concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Santa Fe Brewing trailer in glorious colors.

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

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