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Stand Up Comedy At American Legion June 22

on June 13, 2019 - 6:11am

COMEDY News:
 
Danger K Varoz (formerly Daniel Clay) was born and raised in Los Alamos and is the son of Karen Roberts who bartended at the American Legion for many years.
 
Danger moved to Albuquerque in 2004 where he attended UNM and began a career in film production. He has since created the television show The New Mexican Inquisition on UABQ, Comcast channel 27, Youtube and Facebook where he has hosted the late night format show for the last two and a half years.
 
The 2019 winner of Albuquerque Albi's best local comic and featured on Thrillist Magazine's top undiscovered comics

Los Alamos Pride Festival Events Schedule

on June 13, 2019 - 6:09am

Scene from Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

Scene from Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

LAAC Features The Moipei Triplets In Concert Today!

on June 11, 2019 - 11:30am

The Moipei sisters will perform at 6 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is bringing Taos Opera Institute’s “Cantos De Taos 2019” in a concert at 6 p.m. today in Fuller Lodge. The concert will showcase the Moipei triplets– Mary, Maggie and Marta.

The sisters will be accompanied by pianist Billie Whittaker. The concert is free but donations will be accepted.

The Moipei triplets from Nairobi, Kenya, are recent music graduates of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Their musical journey began in 2002 when they competed in the Kenya

Los Alamos Jazz Project Summer Camp June 17-21

on June 11, 2019 - 11:02am

The Los Alamos Jazz Project is hosting its first ever Summer Jazz Camp at Los Alamos High School June 17-21. Courtesy photo

 

 
By LINDSAY ALEXANDER
LAMS
Los Alamos Jazz Project
 
During the week of June 17-21, the Los Alamos Jazz Project will be hosting its first ever Summer Jazz Camp at Los Alamos High School.

 

As the camp kicks off on Monday, June 17, Mariano Morales and Friends, a seven-piece salsa jazz group from Albuquerque, headed by pianist Mariano Morales, will be performing 7-8:30 p.m., at Duane Smith Auditorium. 

 

This event is open to the public, and concert admission is $10

Los Alamos Creative District: Downtown Crawl Friday

on June 11, 2019 - 9:20am

 

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

 

The Los Alamos Creative District is once again teaming up with local organizations to host a Downtown Creative Crawl Friday, June 14.

 

Schedule for Downtown Creative Crawl:

 

3-4 p.m. Los Alamos Nature Center/PEEC

Come pet a snake or ask questions about the animal exhibits with a member of the critter team. Critters are fed and available to be held.

 

4-7 p.m. Pride Festival

Pride Festival, presented by Friends of Los Alamos Pride, is a family-friendly festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

What’s At The Bradbury This Month

on June 11, 2019 - 7:43am
BSM News:
 
Night with a Nerd
 
Each summer, monsoon season arrives in New Mexico, bringing torrential rains, intense thunderstorms, damaging hail storms, and deadly tornados with it. In spite of these extreme and intimidating weather events, locals are generally glad to see the start of the monsoon. As the source of over half the year’s precipitation, the monsoon brings life-giving water to a state which is often parched.
 
The Bradbury’s National Outreach Traveling Exhibits Program (NOTEs)
 
Over the course of 4 months, Building Immunityguided over 200,000 visitors through the amazing and often

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

‘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.

Shamarr

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.

Liver Down The River Wows Summer Concert Crowd

on June 9, 2019 - 9:01am

The Durango, Colo., based quintet Liver Down the River performs for a large crowd Friday night during the Secret City Summer Concert Series. According to the band's website, its 'music is a blend of original and improvisational compositions that take the listener on a journey. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of funk, and the outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A large crowd gathers for the music of Liver Down the River Friday night at

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/ladailypost.com
 
A crowd begins to gather for Friday night's concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Concert-goers perch on the rocks Friday at Ashley Pond Park waiting for the show to begin. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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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/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the dance performance.Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the dance performance.

Fort Union Days Special Event June 15-16

on June 8, 2019 - 7:43am
NPS News:
 
WATROUS  Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Fort Union Days free public event 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday June 16.
 
This year, programs and activities will include the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers, New Mexican folkloric dancing by Los Zapateados Dancers, cannon firing demonstrations, musket firing programs and a 19th-century military encampment.
 
There also will be interactive children’s activities, including a mock soldiers’ drill with wooden muskets.

Los Alamos Big Band, Swing Shift Santa Fe Hold Second Annual Big Band Bash, BESC Sunday June 23

on June 7, 2019 - 6:27am

Los Alamos Big Band performs in September 2018 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LABB

Los Alamos Big Band News:

The Los Alamos Big Band and Swing Shift Santa Fe are excited to hold the second annual Big Band Bash, 3-5 p.m. Sunday June 23, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos.

Admission is free and dancing is encouraged.

This is the second time that these bands have gotten together to share the great swing music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond with big band fans and dancers.

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

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on June 6, 2019 - 4:15pm

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.

Scenes From LAHS Senior Appreciation Night 2019

on June 6, 2019 - 8:31am

Senior Appreciation Night took place Saturday and these hearty Kiwanis volunteers welcome weary teens back to the Betty Ehart Senior Center with a 2:30 a.m. breakfast. Some Kiwanis members were at the first SAN 35 years ago. Courtesy photo

Members of the Church of Latter Day Saints volunteered many hours, preparing games, food and fun for celebratory seniors of the class of 2019. Courtesy photo

Money, money, money. Haley Capon celebrates her winnings with fake funds at the Party To Go Money Machine. Courtesy photo

This Topper Trio celebrates in style as the night lingers on to celebrate

Los Alamos Pride Week Events Announced: June 10-14

on June 6, 2019 - 6:59am
Courtesy photo
 
LA PRIDE News:
 
It’s June, LGBTQ+ Pride month and across the country, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ folks and their allies celebrate with events in cities large and small, and for some Americans, it is the only occasion where they can be out and proud in their community.
 
Pride festivals and parades are a celebration of the progress the LGBTQ+ community has made, but also a time to recognize the distance still to go to achieve full equality.
 
Join the community June 10-14 to celebrate the second annual Los Alamos Pride Week and Festival.
 
Pride Week events
 

Scenes From Library Summer Reading Kick Off

on June 5, 2019 - 3:25pm

Los Alamos County Library kicks off its summer reading program, 'Universe of Stories' with a performance by Clan Tynker Monday evening at Ashley Pond Park. Beside the vaudeville style performance by Clan Tynker, the Community Services Department (CSD) – Library, Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails, banded together to present all of the County offerings for summer fun recreation programs. Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Fuller Lodge Art Center and the YMCA also participated in the program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Los Alamos County Library's summer

Los Alamos ScienceFest Features ‘Eureka!’ Discoveries, STEM Learning, Free Chevel Shepherd Concert

on June 5, 2019 - 6:34am
COUNTY News:
 
The highly anticipated, award-winning, iconic Los Alamos ScienceFest returns this July with new events, including a free concert with the winner of The Voice and New Mexico native Chevel Shepherd Friday, July 12.
 
With six days of discoveries, learning and scientific fun in Los Alamos—the home of groundbreaking science and the place where discoveries are made—this year’s event is themed “Eureka!” and runs July 9-14, with Discovery Day taking place Saturday, July 13.
 
Paying homage to Archimedes and his “Eureka!” moment, which occurred in a bathtub, as well as

Drone Captures Crowd At Secret City Summer Concert

on June 3, 2019 - 5:29pm

A drone captures the scene of the record-breaking crowd of about 4,000 gathered Friday evening at the Secret City Summer Concert featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy of Leslie Bucklin/LAC

Scenes From Hawk-To-Topper Shaving Cream Battle

on June 2, 2019 - 9:20am

Each year the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Department hosts the Hawk-to-Topper event at Urban Park providing students with food, fun jumps and a much needed dousing by the Los Alamos Fire Department following the students all out battle with shaving cream. The annual event marks the transition from Los Alamos Middle School to Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Talk about a fun time! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

They got me good! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Hold on I missed a spot! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Great memories!

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

LIBRARY News:

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.

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