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Dances of India Presents 'Aladdin'

on October 15, 2013 - 8:05am
Kavita Nandakishore and Alina Deshpande perform Indian Classical Dance. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Dances of India will present an Indian adaptation of “Aladdin” in a benefit performance for “Santhitheeram,” a charitable trust for hospice care for the elderly in Kerala, India.

The show is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Duane Smith Auditorium on the Los Alamos High School Campus. Everyone is cordially invited. Admission is free, but donations are requested as all proceeds benefit the charity.

The production is written and directed by Alina Deshpande and is choreographed by Kavita

LALT's 8x10 Production: Eight 10-minute Plays In One Show

on October 14, 2013 - 8:42am

LALT News:

Come see the 8x10 Production at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. This increasingly popular format offers eight different 10-minute plays all in one show.

It provides an opportunity for local aspiring and established playwrights to share their creative efforts, a chance for new directors to get their feet wet, and the breakthrough moment for a new actor to get a moment in the spotlight.

Seven of the plays are locally written, six represent directorial debuts, and a number of actors new to the LALT stage will perform. This show represents community theatre at its finest:

  • Love Rules

Special Shape Balloon Glow Friday Night

on October 12, 2013 - 8:40am

The special shape balloon glow Friday night in Albuquerque. Photo by Glen Wurden

'The Drowsy Chaperone' Fun for Entire Family

on October 12, 2013 - 6:27am
The Dixon Community Players in 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' Kneeling in front from left, Winston Earl Woods, Claire Singleton, Kile Uhlenbrock, Standing in back from left, Rose Corrigan, Henry Knutsen, Simon Feavearyear, Kristen Woolf, Richard Martin, Kay Peters Johnson, David Rigsby. Courtesy photo
 
Staff Report

The Dixon Community Players (DCP), sponsored by Embudo Valley Organics, Rock Pool Gardens and the Embudo Valley Arts Association, announces the final show of their 2013 season, the 2006 Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical The Drowsy Chaperone

With book by Bob Martin and Don

Two Chances Left to Solve The Mystery of Edwin Drood

on October 11, 2013 - 9:15am
From left, Anna Dillane as Princess Puffer; Patrick Webb as Durdles; Carlos Archuleta as Rev. Crisparkle; Christina Martos as Rosa Bud; Warren Houghteling as John Jasper; Alexis Perry as Helena Landless; Jason Rutledge as Neville Landless. Photo by Larry Lamsa
 
LALO News:
 
Los Alamos audiences have two chances left to solve Charles Dickens' famous unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, with the Los Alamos Light Opera's production of the musical murder mystery.
 
Could it be the Rev. Crisparkle who killed the title character? Or was it the drunken stonemason, Durdles?

Solve ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ with LA Light Opera

on October 5, 2013 - 11:31am
Company Chairman William Cartwright (John Cullinan) and members of the chorus. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Edwin Drood (Rita O’Connell) meets his
fiancée Rosa Bud (Christina Martos) in the graveyard. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
 
Review By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Loosely based on an unfinished mystery by Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical by Rupert Holmes, is set in the Victorian Music Hall Royale in London.

The company is on stage to present a play based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel.

Community Invited to 'The Spanish Table: Tapas y Vino'

on October 5, 2013 - 7:34am

ROTARY News:

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos cordially invites the community to its new fall fundraiser: The Spanish Table: Tapas y Vino. 

The event, which promises to be lively, informative and fun - is set for 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant and will feature five courses with five wine pairings, including dessert.

Included in the fun-filled event is a wine-tasting with professional sommelier Mark Johnson and live and silent wine auctions with Johnson engaging diners with his vast knowledge of wine and food pairings.

Tickets are $60 per person and available for

UNM-LA Composition Cinema Lecture Series Continues With Documentary Home

on October 4, 2013 - 8:21am

Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will present the documentary Home, Oct. 10 as the third feature in the Composition Cinema I: A Film and Lecture Series, which will run through Nov. 14.

The visually stunning film by French photographer and environmentalist, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, is shot almost entirely from an aerial perspective and makes a compelling case that man has neglected the mystery and miracle of life on earth and that he has plundered the planet, disturbing the delicate balance that sustains so much of the earth’s life.

Christopher

Community Winds Moves into Uncharted Territory

on October 1, 2013 - 7:58am
Los Alamos Community Winds performing at this year's Next Big Idea. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Community Winds will present “Uncharted Territory,” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Crossroads Bible Church.

The concert is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. The title of program refers, not only to the theme of the pieces, but also to the fact that much of the program will be new to the audience.

As is often the case at a Winds concert, the music was selected to challenge the performers as well as bring

Alfred Hitchcock’s 'Vertigo' Screens Thursday

on October 1, 2013 - 7:29am
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Review by KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

Who am I to review Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” (1958)? The film has been reviewed, admired, and just plain loved scores of times. James Stewart’s incredible. Kim Novak is creepily fabulous. Barbara Bel Geddes is the most gorgeous buddy a guy could ask for, and quirky enough to guarantee, according to 1950s movie logic, that he won’t fall in love with her. And best of all is the script, so witty, sharp, cunning, insightful, complicated, original and even -- yes -- thrilling.

It’s a fine film, easily the best of the “Five Lost

LANL's Charlie McMillan Plays Dead in Arsenic and Old Lace

on September 26, 2013 - 1:09pm

LALT News:

Arsenic and Old Lace returns to the Los Alamos Little Theatre stage 69 years after its 1944 Los Alamos debut as the opening production of LALT’s 70th season.

In the opening production of Arsenic, the dead body was played by none other than J. Robert Oppenheimer, a role reprised Sept. 14 by current Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan.

McMillan was deemed a standout in his realistic portrayal of a dead man.

Aresenic and Old Lace continues at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nector St.

Choose Ending for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

on September 25, 2013 - 8:18am
Warren Houghteling as John Jasper and Christina Martos as Rosa Bud in 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood.' Photo by Patrick M. Kelly
 
Durdles, Deputy, and Chairman singing 'Off to the Races!' (Patrick Webb, Nora Cullinan, John Cullinan in 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood.') Photo by Patrick M. Kelly
 
LALO News:

Audiences for the Los Alamos Light Opera production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood have a most important role: they get to vote on how the show will end!

Loosely based on an unfinished mystery by Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical by Rupert Holmes, is set in the Music

Zombie Walk Brings Living Dead to Pojoaque

on September 25, 2013 - 8:08am

Zombies take to the streets at last year's Pojoaque Zombie Walk. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

The living dead will invade Pojoaque for the Third Annual Pojoaque Zombie Walk and the first ever Pojoaque Zombie Prom. It’s free to participate and or to come and watch. The scary doings will take place Saturday Oct. 26.

The walk is a family friendly event with candy for the kids and multiple costume awards for legal aged adults and minors alike. 

The Prom is being hosted by QB's Bar and Grill after 9 p.m. and will be limited to adults of legal drinking age.

The gathering for the walk will

Crowd Turns Out for Opera on the Rocks

on September 21, 2013 - 10:18pm

Park Superintendent Jason Lott introduces Opera on the Rocks this evening in Bandelier. Bandelier National Monument and the Los Alamos Guild of the Santa Fe Opera presented Amahl and the Night Visitors by Giancarlo Menotti, an Opera Alta production. Photo by Katy Korkos

Los Alamos High School Honor Choir Bel Canto takes the stage. Photo by Katy Korkos

Crowd gathers for Opera on the Rocks at Bandelier. Photo by Katy Korkos

Rotary Stars set up their cheese platters at this evening's event. Photo by Katy Korkos

The weather cleared up just in time for people to get on the shuttles at the

UNM-LA Composition Cinema Lecture Series Presents Tsotsi

on September 21, 2013 - 10:44am

Tsotsi (Presley Chweneyagae), cares for a baby accidentally taken in a car jacking. Courtesy/Tsotsi Pictures

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will feature Tsotsi, Sept. 28, as the second installment in the Composition Cinema I: A Film and Lecture Series, which will run through Nov. 14.

The host for Tsotsi will be UNM-LA Adjunct Faculty member, Zandree Stidham, and the discussion will center around her course theme “Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back.”

Tsotsi presents six days in the life of a young gang leader in Johannesburg, South Africa as he cares for a

Beer Coop Hosts Beer and Movie Night

on September 21, 2013 - 8:07am

Beer and whiskey writer Michael Jackson

LABC News:

Join the Los Alamos Beer Coop at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 for "a Beer and a Movie" featuring Beer Hunter: The Movie. (http://www.beerhuntermovie.com/)

The movie begins at 7:15 p.m. and the event is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Beer Coop.

Beer Hunter is a documentary film about beloved and influential beer and whiskey journalist Michael Jackson.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 the day of show. Tickets are on sale now at the Reel Deal Theater.
Cans of beer sell for $5. Beer is provided by Santa Fe Brewing Company. Beers include IPA,

Sixty-Nine Years Later ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Back on LALT Stage With LANL Director Playing the Corpse

on September 16, 2013 - 9:53am
Martha (Jeanne Adkins) left, Teddy (Larry Gibbons) and Abby (Jody Shepard) hatch a scheme. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mortimer (Don Monteith) stuggles as Jonathon (Pete Sanford) left, and Dr. Einstein (Brad Lounsbury) share a drink. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 The cast takes a bow from left, Elaine (Crystal Miller), Abby (Jody Shepard), Martha (Jeanne Adkins), Mortimer (Don Monteith) and LANL Director Charlie McMillan who plays the corpse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Arsenic and Old Lace

Calling for Actors: Nana’s Naughty Knickers

on September 16, 2013 - 8:07am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre Auditions for “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” by Katherine DiSavino will be held 5-7 p.m. today, Sept. 16 at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St.

Performance dates are Dec. 31, 2013/Jan. 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11, 2014.

Are you ready to laugh and have fun as you entertain our audiences? Join us for this humorous production. We know you will have a great time working on it.

The Characters for this play are as follows:

  • SYLVIA CHARLES – In her early 80s, living like she’s in her early 20s.

Surprise LANL Guest to Make Cameo Appearance in 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

on September 12, 2013 - 9:50am

LANL News:

Surprise LANL Guest to Make Cameo Appearance in 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

  • Follows footsteps of Oppenheimer, other Lab scientists

An as-yet-undisclosed Los Alamos National Laboratory official will “revive” the 69-year-old tradition of playing a corpse on stage this weekend in the Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

The Laboratory’s first director, Robert Oppenheimer, played the corpse in the Little Theater’s production of the same play in 1944. Other scientists filled in on occasion.

The appearances are scheduled for this Friday (the 13th!) and

Free Music & Art for Teens and Young Adults Friday

on September 11, 2013 - 7:41am

Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

Co+opRocks!, held on the north side of Ashley Pond 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, is a music and art based event for teens.

The evening kicks off with improv by the High School Theater Department, followed by local musicians including Sonji, Ryan Van Cleave, Matt Tapia, Nathan Lindsey, Michelangelo Lobato, Kile Uhlenbrock and Cody Ulibarri.

Recycled art projects and a historical hands-on loom are free art activities available during Co+opRocks! The art activities are provided by Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Historical Society and the Los Alamos Co+op Market.

This

Big Band and Renegade Mountain Band Play Final Summer Concert

on September 8, 2013 - 12:23pm

Members of the Los Alamos Big Band perform at Rover Park in White Rock at Friday's final Summer Concert of the 2013 series. Local group, Renegade Mountain Band also played the final concert. Photo by Katy Korkos

Community Winds Prepares For Next Big Idea Festival

on September 8, 2013 - 8:23am

The Los Alamos Community Winds will perform at 2 p.m., Sept. 14, on the lawn of Fuller Lodge as part of the Next Big Idea Festival. This casual afternoon performance will include musical arrangements by director Ted Vives including James Bond Medley and an original composition called '…and they named it Trinity' inspired by quotations of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

Final Summer Concert for 2013 Features Local Bands

on September 6, 2013 - 8:29am

Renegade Mountain Band. Courtesy photo

By RUSS GORDON

Well folks, I hope that you’ve enjoyed the 2013 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.

We have one last concert scheduled for this year today at 7 p.m. at Rover Park in White Rock. (Turn left at first light, Rover Blvd., and go east one mile to park.) Our show is free. Bring your blankets and/or your lawn chairs. We’ll have a concrete dance floor or you can “play” on the park’s grass.

We have two bands playing and it’ll be a great night for dancing or just listening to some classic American music.

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