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KKOB Hosts Los Alamos Radio Day Friday

on June 25, 2013 - 7:45am

Staff Report

KKOB-AM, in cooperation with Los Alamos County, will host “Los Alamos Radio Day” 4-9 p.m. Friday, June 28 in conjunction with the Downtown Friday Night Series in Los Alamos.

KKOB-AM on-air personalities, Billy Cornelius and Scott Stigler, will host “Los Alamos Radio Day” at Ashley Pond, featuring six 10-minute segments with several Los Alamos officials.

Segments will include interviews with: Katy Korkos (Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce); Jason Lott (Bandelier National Monument); Rob Dixon (Valles Caldera National Preserve); Steve Watts (Los Alamos Co-Op Manager); Thad Hahn (Ski

Scribble Works Reviews: World War Z

on June 24, 2013 - 7:42am

Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri

Scribble Works Reviews

By LORENZO VENNERI and NAFTALI BURACOVSKY

 

World War Z

 

World War Z is directed by Marc Foster (Monster’s Ball and Quantum of Solace) and stars primarily Brad Pitt among others.

 

The screenplay (by Mathew Michael Carnahan and Drew Goddard) is based on Max Brooks’ novel and follows the story of a United Nations agent in the aftermath of a worldwide zombie takeover as he tries to answer questions concerning the new plague. We mostly enjoyed the film’s global scale and Brad Pitt’s serious but also funny character.

The Craig Martin Experience ... Tight, Tight, Tight!

on June 23, 2013 - 1:31pm

The Craig Martin Experience first surfaced on the Los Alamos music scene some 18 months ago and has developed into the tightest jazz band around. The group's soulfully jazzed up rendition of 'Summertime' was a particular favorite of the Saturday night crowd that filled the Blue Window Bistro, 813 Central Ave. This is the fourth time The Craig Martin Experience has played the Blue Window Bistro, which offers a full dinner and drink menu during the concerts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com    

Los Alamos musician Craig Martin and his Craig Martin Experience band members left it all on

Ski Hill Rocked Friday With Homemade Jamz’ Blues Band

on June 22, 2013 - 9:48am

The 2013 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series rocked the Ski Hill Friday night with the Homemade Jamz’ Blues Band from Tupelo. Taya Perry plays drums in the  family band. The Perry's grew up a couple of blocks from the home of Elvis Presley. They’re the most successful young blues band in the World. BB King says, “In my 87 years, I’ve never seen something musically… so remarkable. These young kids have got energy, talent and do the blues proud with their own flavor. I believe they’ve got a great future ahead. Photo by Robert Beberniss

The crowd begins to arrive at the Ski Hill Friday for

Jazz Paradocs Plays Coffee House Cafe Friday

on June 20, 2013 - 10:02am
The Jazz Paradocs with Jim Ziomek on piano and Carl Greeff on guitar will play noon to 2 p.m. Friday,  June 21 at the Coffee House Cafe. Friday's performance will feature a special mystery guest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Kokoman Hosts Weekly Wine Tasting

on June 18, 2013 - 8:56am

Kokoman Fine Wine & Liquor, 34 Cities of Gold Road in Pojoaque, has begun hosting a free wine tasting 4-7 p.m. every Saturday. From left, Floor Manager Steve Martinez, Sean Moore of National Distributing Company and Kokoman owner Keith Obermaier attend to the crowd that turned out last Saturday including folks from Los Alamos. Kokoman offers the largest selection of beer, wine and spirits in New Mexico with more than 3,500 wines, 800 beer choices, 120 single malt scotches, 225 types of vodka, 230 types of tequila, 136 types of rum and 20 varieties of keg beer. Photo by Carol A.

Rumelia Packs the Pyramid Saturday Night

on June 18, 2013 - 8:49am

Diners packed the Pyramid Restaurant in Mari Mac Saturday night to hear Rumelia and watch local folk dancers perform in the aisles. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

History Happy Hour June 28

on June 18, 2013 - 6:19am

Scribble Works Reviews: A Look at Man of Steel

on June 15, 2013 - 12:56pm

Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri

 

Scribble Works Reviews

By Lorenzo Venneri and Naftali Burakovsky
 
A Look at Man of Steel 
 

If there was ever pressure to make a film right, it was for Man of Steel. This film had hype, Chris Nolan’s name, and the hope of an epic Justice League film. There was a lot riding on this film. Man of Steel had a ton of grand action, but it didn’t have a whole lot else. Although we hate to say it, this film was grand disappointment. Man of Steel is a $225 million children’s film that likens itself to a Power Rangers episode minus the red underwear.

Rumelia and Folk Dancers Bring Balkans to Pyramid Cafe Saturday

on June 14, 2013 - 8:15am
Rumelia at the Pyramid Cafe in Los Alamos May 13. Photo by David Griggs
 
Los Alamos folk dancers at the May 13 Rumelia show at the Pyramid Cafe. Photo by David Griggs

Staff Report

Rumelia is returning to the Pyramid Café, 751 Central Park Square, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

The band has an enthusiastic local following, including Los Alamos folk dancers, who add their talents to the evening. There is a $10 cover and children are free.

Rumelia is a band composed of three women who are putting a new spin on music from Eastern Europe, a region generally known as the Balkans.

Rumelia’s

‘Downtown Friday Nights’ Infuses Culture & Fun in Los Alamos This Summer

on June 14, 2013 - 7:59am

COUNTY News:

Visitors and newcomers to Los Alamos – one of the top 10 “Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013” (Smithsonian Magazine, March 2013) will get to enjoy a number of special cultural, historical and educational events with “Downtown Friday Nights,” every other Friday on June 14, June 28, July 12 and July 26.

Downtown Friday Nights is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District in coordination with local businesses and cultural organizations.

“Downtown Friday Nights are a great kick-off to programming in the Creative District – our version of an Arts and Culture District in Los

Scribble Works Reviews: Now You See Me

on June 11, 2013 - 10:20am
Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri
 
Scribble Works Reviews
By Lorenzo Venneri and Naftali Burakovsky
 

Now You See Me

 

Rating system:
Alpha - the film was good and said what it needed to say
Beta - the film was mediocre and didn’t quite say what it needed to say, but was still entertaining
Omega - not a film worth watching

There have been many films centered on the idea of a good magic trick, and although Now You See Me follows a similar structure and formula as many predecessors, it is still a pretty enjoyable ride.Now You See Me is directed by Louis Leterrier, starring Jesse

'Salt and Pepper’ Provides Realistic, Playful Look at Aging

on June 8, 2013 - 10:03am
Diane (Helen Rynaski), left, and Karla Eoff (Joyce) share a private moment in a public place. Courtesy photo
 
The theatre fills for 'Salt and Pepper' at the Toolshed Theatre in Dixon Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

They say aging is no fun. Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin’s new play, “Salt and Pepper,” proves that wrong.

The play had its world premiere last night at the Toolshed Theatre in Dixon, the brand new home of the Dixon Community Players.

“Salt and Pepper” is really seven one-acts that go

Stage Set for Tonight's Concert in Downtown Los Alamos

on June 7, 2013 - 2:52pm
Concert Promoter Russ Gordon and his roadies prepared the stage Thursday for tonight's summer concert, which starts at 7 p.m. next to the downtown Post Office at Central Avenue and Main Street. Tonight's show features the tremendous swing, jazz, folk, country, bluegrass and rock fiddler from Austin, Texas, Warren Hood and his outstanding band. If it rains a little that'll be great. The show will go on and we'll celebrate. If it should rain a lot, we'll still celebrate and hope that it's bloody pouring in the Pecos and the Jemez.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: June 6

on June 6, 2013 - 12:05pm

Sponsored by FYILA

First Friday Forts 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, June 7 PEEC (3540 Orange St.)
Come to PEEC and get building! Join other kids who like building forts (and their parents) to build, play, and hang out in your new place you created! Parents must stay and supervise their children. Free. No registration required.

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series - Warren Hood Band playing rock, country and blues 7 p.m. Friday, June 7 Central and Main kicks off Chamberfest.

Chamberfest 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 downtown Los Alamos on Central Avenue.
With food, live music, a car show, giant sand

Warren Hood Band Kicks Off Chamberfest Weekend

on June 6, 2013 - 7:51am
The Warren Hood Band. Courtesy photo

By RUSS GORDON

A busy weekend is coming up for the Summer Concert Series,  starting with the Warren Hood Band playing at the corner of Central and Main St., Friday, June 7.

The stage will be in from of  the Post Office for CB Fox, Dixie Girl and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Night.

Warren Hood Band,  out of Austin, Tex. plays a fantastic fusion of rock, country, bluegrass, swing, jazz, classical and acoustic American roots music. Count on lots of good dancin’ and romancin’ if you treat your partner right.

Warren Hood is the original fiddler/violinist and

Dixon Community Players Present World Premier of ‘Salt and Pepper’ by Robert Benjamin

on June 5, 2013 - 10:15am
Brandon Santos and Silvana Neal perform in 'Warm Ashes,' one of seven one-acts that make up 'Salt and Pepper.' Courtesy photo
 
Kristen Woolf and Chris Heron in 'Resting Places.' Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

Salt and Pepper by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin is a gently provocative stage play about aging with grace, courage and humor, while exploring quirky but realistic relationships and situations not unknown to those of a certain age.

Eleven characters lead the audience through seven intertwined tales that celebrate life's drama of maturing in a culture immersed with denial

LANB's Annual 'Summer at the Movies' Free for Kids Starts Today

on June 3, 2013 - 12:24pm

LANB News:

Summer at the Movies

Los Alamos National Bank is once again sponsoring its annual "Summer at the Movies" at the Los Alamos Reel Deal Movie Theater.

Free movies will be playing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday this summer starting today, June 3 and running to July 26.

Doors and arcade open at 9:30 a.m. and movies start at 10 a.m. No ticket is required so get to the Reel Deal early to be sure to get a seat! Today's movie was Kung Fu Panda. Movies are subject to change. For a list of upcoming movies, visit http://www.lanb.com/Summer-at-the-Movies.aspx

 

 

Scenic Roots Plays Los Alamos June 10

on June 2, 2013 - 7:54am
Amber and Erin Rogers are Scenic Roots. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Amber and Erin Rogers are Scenic Roots. These sisters perform original and traditional Ozark, Appalachian, and Celtic music on mountain dulcimer, fiddle and clawhammer banjo.

Scenic Roots will be in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, for a concert at Morning Glory Bakery. This show is part of the sister duo’s nine-state spring 2013 concert tour. Both sisters have degrees in commercial music from the renowned bluegrass program at South Plains College.

Amber’s musical journey began when she started playing fiddle when

Preview Santa Fe Opera 2013 Season at UNM-LA!

on May 29, 2013 - 2:55pm

Hawk-2-Hilltopper Event Friday at Urban Park

on May 28, 2013 - 8:50am

COUNTY News:

The Hawk-2-Hilltopper event for graduating 8th graders is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Urban Park, despite the fact that Los Alamos Middle School is holding its last day of school Wednesday.

The annual event includes a BBQ lunch, music, giant inflatable toys, and ends with the always hilarious shaving cream melee.

Direct questions to the Los Alamos County Recreation Division at (505) 662-8173, (505) 662-8170, or lacrec@lacnm.us.

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