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Beautiful Chamber Music & Decadent Desserts Equal One Sweet Deal at Summertime Coffeehouse!

on July 11, 2013 - 8:37am
Cellist Joel Becktell and Violinist and violist Kay Newnam will perform at the Summertime Coffeehouse. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

What could be better than spending an evening listening to beautiful chamber music? How about if desserts were thrown into the mix? Now that is one sweet deal!

The Los Alamos Arts Council presents the Summertime Coffeehouse July 20 at Fuller Lodge. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music begins at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at CB FOX.

Seating is limited so people are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

Violinist and viola

Rain Didn't Dampen Enthusiasm at Friday's Concert

on July 7, 2013 - 9:01am

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band's Mary Frances rocks it out as JP Miller makes his guitar sing during Friday's summer concert at the Los Alamos Food Co-operative Market sponsored by the Co-op, Holiday Inn & Suites and the New Mexico Consortium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Playing their nu funk style music from left, Derrick Johnson on trombone, Lee Allen on drums and Al Ingram on guitar of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

The crowd gets in the groove at Friday night's summer concert featuring Yo Big Fat Mama's Booty Band from Ashville, N.C.

More Scenes From July 4 Festivities at Overlook

on July 7, 2013 - 8:05am

Director Ted Vives leads the Los Alamos Community Winds in their annual July 4 concert at Overlook Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos High School Toppers 'Helmet Booth' July 4 at Overlook Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Key Club members sell tickets for the 'Best Seat in the House' at the Kiwanis Club's annual July 4 Fireworks extravaganza at Overlook Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Members of the New Beginnings Church hold a 'Rebuild Raffle' to help rebuild the church on East Road heavily damaged in an electrical fire July 4,

Scribble Works Reviews: THE LAME RANGER

on July 6, 2013 - 8:42am

Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri

Scribble Works Reviews

By LORENZO VENNERI and NAFTALI BURACOVSKY
(Kevin Gao contributed to this review)

THE LAME RANGER

The Lone Ranger is, contrary to the ill conceived title, the story of a duo composed of odd Comanche Tonto (Johnny Depp) and East coast city lawyer John Reid (Armie Hammer), as they face off against bandits and greedy railroad owners.

Jerry Bruckheimer’s film is the second major western released in the last year, following Django Unchained. We’d rather watch Tarantino’s masterpiece than this pointlessly action packed and

Habenaro Skydivers Thrill Crowd at July 4 Event

on July 5, 2013 - 1:15pm
The Habenaro Skydivers thrill the crowd of more than 10,000 people attending the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos Fourth of July Celebration at Overlook Park Thursday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Battle of the Bands: Higher Ground Bluegrass and Syzygy Tie for First

on July 5, 2013 - 1:01pm
Michelangelo Lobato, left, of Syzygy belts out a number with Concert Promoter Russ Gordon. Syzygy tied for First Place in Thursday's Battle of the Band. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
In a First Place tie at Thursday's Battle of the Bands at Overlook Park, Higher Ground Bluegrass - bluegrass and folk from northern New Mexico, Fred Bolton guitar/vocals, Dave Devlin-mandolin & dobro, Pat Mahoney fiddle/vocals Laura Leach Bass/vocals, Duke Weddington banjo/vocals. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Syzygy - a harder rock band from Los Alamos tied for First Place in

2013 Kiwanis Fireworks Extravaganza!

on July 5, 2013 - 10:14am

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos 4th of July extravaganza at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Elena E Giorgi

Photo by Elena E Giorgi

Photo by Elena E Giorgi

Kiwanis members prepare the fireworks shells for Thursday's big event. Photo by Morrie Pongratz/Kiwanis

Get Funky Tonight with Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

on July 5, 2013 - 7:39am

Straight from Asheville, it's Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band performing at 7 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Coop Market, 95 Entrada at the entrance to Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

 

Auditions for 'Arsenic and Old Lace' Coming Up

on July 5, 2013 - 7:23am

LALT News:

Arsenic and Old Lace opened the 1944-1945 theater season in Los Alamos. Today, 69 years later, as Los Alamos Little Theatre celebrates its 70th season, they are bringing back this hilarious classic full of surprises. 

Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 7 and  7-9 p.m. Monday, July 8 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar in Los Alamos. Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library for a 24-hour perusal period.

There are 14 parts for 14 cast members. Everyone is welcome to come and try out.

Sheriff Marco Lucero Takes on Fire Officials in Saucy Chicken Cook-Off at 3 p.m. July 4

on July 3, 2013 - 10:04pm

Sheriff Marco Lucero

LAOG News:

With Police Chief Wayne Torpy on sick leave and staffing issues at the police department, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero has accepted the invitation to step in and compete in the "Thrill of the Grill" Chicken Challenge 3-5 p.m. July 4 at Overlook Park.

Sheriff Lucero, assisted by his wife Sandy, will take on Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, assisted by Fire Chief Troy Hughes.  

Fire Chief Troy Hughes

Their culinary skills will be determined by a trio of esteemed judges including County Councilor Kristin Henderson, Superintendent Gene

Battle of the Bands July 4 at Overlook Park

on July 3, 2013 - 7:55am

COMMUNITY News:

This week the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series  will be at the Thursday, July 4th Kiwanis Fireworks Spectacular event at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Music for the July 4th festivities includes a Battle of the Bands.

3 p.m. Boo Koo - a Los Alamos roots-reggae-Americana and rock band, Scott Beguin-drums and percussion, Peter Young-guitar/vocals, Greg Mechels-bass.

(3-5 p.m. next to the bandstand - join the crowd for the "Thrill of the Grill" Chicken Challenge Cook-off between Police and Firefighters!)

3:30 p.m.

DK and the Affordables Live at Pajarito Brewpub Saturday

on July 3, 2013 - 7:02am

Thrill of the Grill Cook-Off July 4 at Overlook

on July 3, 2013 - 6:55am

Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artists Fill Fuller Lodge

on July 1, 2013 - 1:56pm

Santa Fe Opera apprentices Rocky Sellers of Memphis, Tenn., and Kate Tombaugh of Streator, Ill., performed to a stand room crowd at Fuller Lodge Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The 57th season for the Santa Fe Opera opened Friday, June 28 and two apprentices performed Sunday afternoon to a full house at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.

Bass Rocky Sellers and Mezzo-Soprano Kate Tombaugh were accompanied by Kirt Pavitt on piano.

Tombaugh recently made her solo debut at New York City’s Carnegie Hall upon winning the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: June 28

on June 28, 2013 - 8:25am

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview is Sponsored by FYILA

Summer Concert Series – Parker Millsap Band with Michael Rose 7 p.m. today, June 28 at Ashley Pond

Downtown Friday Night 4 to 11 p.m. today, June 28
Wallflowers Art Exhibit Opening 5 to 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center 
History Happy Hour until 6 p.m. at Historical Museum
What’s a Click? Until 8 p.m. Bradbury Museum - Discover the wonders and advances of high-speed cameras and the things scientists learn by using them.
Group Dog Walk 6 to 7 p.m. from Pet Pangaea
Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery & Studio open until 8 p.m.

PBS Science Café –

Los Alamos Salutes Americans with Free 4th of July Fireworks Show & Events

on June 27, 2013 - 9:02am

COUNTY News:

In honor of Independence Day, Los Alamos is offering many free events on July 4 to celebrate our freedoms including a fireworks show, Fun Run and naturalization ceremony to welcome our newest Americans.

Families will have the liberty on whether or not to walk or run at the “Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run” on July 4. The walk/run benefits the YMCA, with entry fees for adults at $25; $10 for youth and $15 for YMCA members. T-shirts are included, door prizes will be given away, and prizes will be awarded to the person with the best 4th of July inspired costume.

Scribble Works Reviews: Monsters University

on June 27, 2013 - 8:20am

Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri

 

Scribble Works Reviews

By LORENZO VENNERI and NAFTALI BURACOVSKY

 

Monsters University

 

Pixar: Losing the Midas Touch

 

Here is a list: The Incredibles, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Toy Story, and Monsters University. Can you find the black sheep? While the first four are remarkable works of film, the latter is not. Pixar has always been known for creating wonderfully original works of animation that stole both the audience’s hearts and their money. Half of this trend seems to be coming to an end. Pixar is on a string of mediocrity with Cars 2 and Brave, and

For Giving Productions Presents Provocative Plays

on June 27, 2013 - 7:55am

Staff Report

For Giving Productions and Warehouse 21 present The Valerie of Now and Imagining Brad by Peter Hedges.

The production is directed by Janet Davidson. There will be two shows, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29 and 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for seniors. Order advance tickets at Hold my Ticket.com or call 505 886-1251. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $20, general admission and $17 for seniors. Because of adult content, no one under 18 will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult.

'Milking the Rhino' Screens at Wildlife Center

on June 27, 2013 - 7:49am

'Milking the White Rhino'/Screen shot

TWC News:

ESPANOLAThe Wildlife Center is hosting a special screening of the documentary Milking the Rhino at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at The Wildlife Center in Espanola.

Milking the Rhino examines the deepening conflict between rural Africans and the animals in the ever-shrinking African wilderness. Decades ago, the creation of Africa’s national parks and vast game reserves forced out thousands of indigenous people who had coexisted in harmony with wildlife for millennia on a land without borders.

Tod Tijerina Trio at Pajarito Brewpub Saturday

on June 27, 2013 - 7:33am
The Todd Tijerina Trio. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

At 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, The Todd Tijerina Trio will showcase a command of its fierce, truly unique brand of dance-R&B and blues at Pajarito Brew Pub, 614 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The Albuquerque-based group expands promotion efforts for its newest album, Meant To Be, which received four New Mexico Music Award nominations, winning Blues Song of the Year for Tijerina’s song “Nothin’ Like the Blues.” 

“Tijerina’s technical prowess is glazed with a finesse that can mesmerize an audience into a state of

Singer-Songwriter Parker Millsap Plays Pond Friday

on June 26, 2013 - 12:18pm
Parker Millsap. Courtesy photo

 By RUSS GORDON

We had to make a change to this Friday June 28 concert. We’ll still be at Ashley Pond with a great free concert that’ll start at 7 p.m. It’s still LA Monitor Night, but our band is quite different. Playing this Friday is the incredible, Parker Millsap Band with Michael Rose featured on stand-up bass. 

Millsap is a young singer-songwriter that’s most likely going to be a big star in the near future. He plays Americana-folk-rock-blues-gospel and reminds me of some of the best of this genre; heroes like Tom Waits, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, John

Governor Launches New Mexico Film Trails Map and Webpage

on June 25, 2013 - 11:49am

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Gov. Susana Martinez has assisted in the launch of New Mexico's new Film Trails Map and Webpage that will help visitors experience authentic movie adventures in New Mexico.

The new travel planning resource created by the state’s Tourism Department can be found here. The website can be used by in-state travelers as well as out-of-state visitors planning a New Mexico vacation or visit. Martinez made her announcement Monday at the Albuquerque Studios.

Travelers can plan trips based on popular movies and TV series shot in New Mexico, Martinez said.

The website

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