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LASO’s Spring Concert Embraces Romantic Period

on May 7, 2013 - 10:37am
Principal cellist Jim Knudson practices for the upcoming concert. Photo by Jackie MacFarlane
Conductor Don Gerheart, right, discusses the music with French Horn player Jim Beinke. Photo by Jackie MacFarlane
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of music from the Romantic Period at its Spring Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Crossroads Bible Church.

On the program are “Procession of the Nobles” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Caucasian Sketches Suite No.

Community Winds, Singers Shine in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

on May 6, 2013 - 12:48pm

Los Alamos Community Winds, Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos High School Choirs and soloists perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, conducted by Dr. Ted Vives. Photo by Glen Wurden


Freude! Joy! A large audience experienced a joyful interlude Sunday afternoon, May 5, with the performance of Ludwig von Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

Playing the work in its entirety was The Los Alamos Community Winds, under the baton of Dr. Ted Vives.

Joining the Winds for the fourth, or choral, movement were the Los Alamos Choral Society and the

Los Alamos Community Winds, LA Choral Society, LAHS Choirs Collaboration Garners Standing Ovation

on May 6, 2013 - 8:50am

Los Alamos Community Winds Musical and Artistic Director Ted Vives presents this year's 'Music-Filled Life' scholarship to Los Alamos High School Senior Emily Silks. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who is committed to making the performance of music an integral part of their life once they leave school. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Guest soloists Andreas Tischhauser and Loren Jacobson perform. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The sound created by musicians and singers performing together was incredibly rich. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Kiwanis Kentucky Derby Party Raises $1,200 for Project Eliminate

on May 5, 2013 - 11:28am

The local Kiwanis Club hosted a Kentucky Derby party Saturday at the Dixie Girl in downtown Los Alamos. Everyone was glued to giant tv screens at the restaurant during the 139th Run for the Roses. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Kiwanians and guests celebrate Saturday at the Dixie Girl as Orb wins the Kentucky Derby. Photo by Greg Kendall/

As tension mounts during Saturday's Kentucky Derby, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard grabs her husband Eric Vasquez. Proceeds from the event benefit 'Project Eliminate,' a Kiwanis International-UNICEF effort to wipe out maternal and

'Stones in His Pockets' Takes Playful Look at Modern Ireland

on May 5, 2013 - 9:04am
In one of the many quick character changes,  film crew members Simon (Christina Martos) and Aisling, (John Cullinan) demonstrate the amount of enthusiasm they want their listless Irish extras to show. In this play, girls will be boys and boys will be girls at the drop of a cap. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The latest production of Los Alamos Little theatre is the much acclaimed “Stones in His Pockets” by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones.

The setting is a rural town in Ireland, where a Hollywood film crew is shooting a high budget film that seems to

'Stones in His Pockets' Opens Friday!

on May 1, 2013 - 9:23am
LALT News:
The Los Alamos Little Theatre is presenting Stones in His Pockets, by Marie Jones, as its May production.
A deceptively serene rural Irish town is suddenly overrun with Hollywood moviemakers out to make the next great Irish blockbuster film. Meet the varied citizenry as they navigate the ins and outs of movie stars and extras, a proper "Irish feel" fit for film versus the grittiness of real life, teen angst and the pride that only comes with age.
Fifteen characters are played by two actors, Christina Martos and John Cullinan, with a minimum of costume changes.

Kentucky Derby Party Saturday at Dixie Girl

on April 30, 2013 - 9:36am

Kiwanis First Vice President Karen Kendall, left, and board member Linda Daly wear their Kentucky Derby Party hats this morning at KRSN. Photo by Nancy Coombs


Kiwanis First Vice President Karen Kendall and board member Linda Daly were interviewed on KRSN this morning about the May 4 Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting the Kentucky Derby Party 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue. 

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Medical Center, is a benefit for “Project Eliminate,” a Kiwanis

Kentucky Derby Party at Dixie Girl May 4

on April 26, 2013 - 7:51am

'A Storm Approaching' by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman will be raffled at the May 4 Derby Party for charity. Courtesy photo


The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Kentucky Derby Party 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue. 

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Medical Center, is a benefit for “Project Eliminate,” a Kiwanis International-UNICEF effort to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide. 

Kentucky Derby Party Chair Linda Daly says, “Put on your best Derby attire, grab a Daily Racing Form and join us for an

Olions Present 'Little Women' This Weekend

on April 25, 2013 - 10:19am
The Los Alamos High School Olians Club will present a musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 'Little Women' at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults. Courtesy photo

Fiesta Primavera Brings Flamenco to Fuller Lodge

on April 17, 2013 - 8:32am
'Sevillanas' from Fiesta Primavera 2012. Courtesy photo

Albuquerque dancer Sara de Luz. Courtesy photo

Staff report

Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance will present the third annual Fiesta Primavera at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in the Pajarito Room of historic Fuller Lodge. 

This year’s theme, “La Poesía del Baile” or “The Poetry of the Dance” focuses on the poetry of flamenco music and how it is interpreted by the dance. 

Ellen Walton, “Elena” is the founder of the organization and directs this year’s show in which she and eight of her local students will perform along with guest artists

Reel Deal to Screen 'War Witch'

on April 17, 2013 - 7:30am

Staff report

The Reel Deal theatre will screen a not-to-be-missed film beginning Friday.

French-Canadian director Kim Nguyen's “War Witch,” originally titled “Rebelle” swept the Canadian Film Awards (10 wins) and was nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

A 12-year-old girl is caught up in a civil war. After her village is burned down by rebels and her parents are killed, Komona is forced into the jungle as a child soldier. Her brutal commander not only trains her in the use of arms but also orders her to sleep with him.

Searching for shelter amidst the horror,

'Geek Night' Packs Dixie Pub

on April 15, 2013 - 10:26am

The Dixie Pub at the rear of the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos was packed again Thursday night for the popular 'Geek Night' event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Thoughts From the Big Chair: Jonathan Winters, Roger Ebert and A Little Late Night Talk

on April 15, 2013 - 7:27am
Thoughts From the Big Chair
Comments on Television and Associated Media From a Lifelong Addict
Jonathan Winters, Roger Ebert and A Little Late Night Talk

Hey gang. Sorry to be absent for a few weeks but work and massive amounts of pollen really gave me a bit of a time crunch and brain freeze.

This week I’m going to cover some shorter topics and next week I will have a longer essay on “The Problems and Perils of “Good TV” and Participatory Television;” my thoughts on the general changes I’ve seen in the TV landscape – both good and bad.

On to this week’s topics…

LA Beer Co-op: Beer and Movie @ Reel Deal Thursday

on April 14, 2013 - 9:21am

Alana Jones
The Los Alamos Beer Co-op will host a Beer and Movie night at the Reel Deal Movie Theater featuring women in the beer industry:
  • Reel Deal Theater Thursday April 18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m./movie at 7 p.m.
  • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at door
  • Alana Jones, GM of Santa Fe Brewing will speak briefly on her experiences in the brewing enterprise
  • Santa Fe Brewing will be serving their beer - $5
  • Ticket includes a raffle for items donated by SFB and the LA Coop market.
  • Proceeds benefit the LA Beer Co-op. Help make a local brewery a reality.
RSVP here.

Coro de Cámara Debuts New Artistic Director

on April 13, 2013 - 8:44am


Local chamber chorus Coro de Cámara has announced the selection of it new artistic director.

Andrew Alegria will debut his first concert with the group at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Church of the Holy Faith in Santa Fe.

His debut concert with Coro de Cámara is entitled "The American Sound" with works by Charles Ives, Aaron Copland and Moses Hogan among others, and features Barber's Agnus Dei

Tickets will be available at the door the day of the concert and may be purchased for $20 general

Tijerina Trio Brings Unique Sound to Pajarito Brewpub Saturday

on April 9, 2013 - 10:01am
Photo by Melissa Lea

Staff report:

The Todd Tijerina Trio will showcase its fierce and unique brand of R&B and blues 7-11 p.m. at Pajarito Brewpub Saturday, April 13. Admission is $5 at the door.

The Albuquerque-based group is touring to promote 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 spellbound awe.

Los Alamos Actors Perform with Dixon Community Players

on April 9, 2013 - 8:22am

Los Alamos actors Jeff Favorite and Rose Corrigan with actress Cindy Valerio of Taos. Courtesy photo

DCP News:

The Dixon Community Players present Holly’s Follies 2: A Tribute to Gershwin this weekend.

It is an original production conceived and directed by Holly Haas. Featuring songs, music and dance from more than 20 Gershwin shows and movies.

The Dixon production features several Los Alamos residents including Jeff Favorite, Rose Corrigan and George Spillman.

Sheila Schiferl of Los Alamos is the music director.

The Dixon Community Players opened last weekend to great reviews and

Daniel Isle Sky Returns to Coffee House April 19

on April 8, 2013 - 5:38am

Musician Daniel Isle Sky performing Friday April 5, at the Coffee House Café, 723 Central Ave. in Los Alamos. He has been performing music since the age of 12 and released his solo album 'I’m Coming Over' in May of 2012 as an adult contemporary, up-beat, pop-rock album available on iTunes and Sky has played at venues throughout the Southwest including New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. He is returning to the Coffee House Cafe 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 19. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Choral Society Announces Spring Schedule

on April 5, 2013 - 9:40am

Los Alamos Choral Society Director Dr. Badarak discussing a fine point with choir members during rehearsal. Photo by TK Thompson/

LACS News:

The Los Alamos Choral Society is celebrating its 70th anniversary with an active Spring schedule.

The Choral Society is directed by Dr. Mary Badarak and Cindy Little is the piano accompanist. At 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Duane Smith Auditorium, the Choral Society will join with the Los Alamos Community Winds and the Los Alamos High School Choirs in a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

The performance will be directed by Dr.

Hula Hoop and Hokey Pokey Part of Sock Hop Fun

on April 4, 2013 - 6:10am

Dancers of a wide range of ages performed the Hokey Pokey during the Los Alamos Family Council's Sock Hop fundraiser last month. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

An energetic hula hoop contest drew out the younger set. Photo by Morrie Pongratz


Beer and Movie About Beer April 18

on April 2, 2013 - 11:04am

LABC News:

Beer and a movie? Why the heck not?

Join the Los Alamos Beer Co-op at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 18 for beer and a movie about beer. (Does it get any better?)

Seating is limited, so get tickets early.


Summer Concert Series Benefit Dance April 12

on April 2, 2013 - 9:05am

Tom Schuch as Einstein this Weekend in Santa Fe

on April 2, 2013 - 7:04am

Staff Report

The year is 1946, the Bomb has been dropped, the world has forever changed, and Albert Einstein has invited the audience over to his home to set the record straight about his life.

Einstein will pay a visit to Santa Fe at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tom Schuch will present his award-winning, one-man show, Einstein: A Stage Portrait, by Willard Simms.

Each performance will be followed immediately by a conversation with Schuch.

The performance is at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe (near Home Depot.)

Tickets are $16 ($12 for seniors and

Dancers Perform at Wednesday Brown Bag

on April 1, 2013 - 6:36am

Members of Belisama Irish Dance Company in costume. Courtesy photo


They stole the competition at the CRN North American Irish Dance Championship and dazzled audiences at the Rhythm of Fire St. Patrick’s Day concert at the Lensic Theater.

Now, the dancers and musicians of Belisama Irish Dance Company are showing the community their talents during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag show at noon Wednesday, April 3 at Fuller Lodge.

Those who will take the stage during the free performance include Darcy Turin, Orli Shlachter, Lauren Partin, Maria Jones, Celia Kessler,

Meetups Grow Friday Nights at Dixie Pub

on March 31, 2013 - 8:07am

From left, Cary Grzadzinski, Anna Dillane and Bryan Williamson join a growing group of people gathering Friday nights for a 'Meetup' event during Happy Hour at the newly remodeled Dixie Pub at the back of the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. Community members are invited to drop by around 5:30 p.m. each Friday for specials on beer, well drinks, martinis, peel and eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell and other bar food. Anna Dillane facilitates the weekly Meetups. For more information, visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/