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Record Crowd Rocks To Big Head Todd And The Monsters At Secret City Concert At Ashley Pond Park

on June 1, 2019 - 6:46am

Los Alamos Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann serves as emcee during the second Secret City Concert of the season Friday evening at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. The concert featured Big Head Todd and the Monsters, which drew a record breaking crowd. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Founder of the summer concert series, Russ Gordon, center, gets a special shout-out and standing ovation from the massive crowd as the concert gets underway Friday evening at the pond. He is congratulated by Eddy Partridge of Eddy and the Nomads, left, and DK Warner of DK and the Affordables, right.

More Scenes From Big Head Todd And The Monsters Underway At Ashley Pond Park Pavilion

on May 31, 2019 - 9:35pm

Scene early this evening as a massive crowd begins to gather to hear Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Big Head Todd and the Monsters are a rock band formed in 1984 in Colorado. The band has released a number of albums since 1989 with their 1993 album Sister Sweetly going platinum in the United States. Members include Todd Park Mohr, Brian Nevin, Jeremy Lawton and Rob Squires. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

The sun begins to set as the second summer concert of the season gets underway this evening at Ashley Pond Park.

Massive Crowd Gathers For Big Head Todd And The Monsters Concert Underway At Ashley Pond Park

on May 31, 2019 - 9:14pm
By 7 p.m. today a big crowd had turned out to see Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The show began at 8 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. in the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the gathering at Ashley Pond Park around 7 p.m. today for the second summer concert of the season: Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Little people hanging out. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A sea of concert goers flood Ashley Pond Park today an hour before the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Big Head Todd And The Monsters Headline Secret City Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Park Tonight!

on May 31, 2019 - 5:34pm
Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be on stage at 8 p.m. tonight at Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Courtesy photo
The County provided this map detailing available parking lots to accommodate the expected large turnout for the concert tonight at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/LAC


Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be the featured act at tonight's Secret City Concert. They'll take the stage at 8 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park Pavilion.

The band turned 30 this year,  right now they’re less about celebrating stability than volatility, in the form of their eleventh studio album, New World

Read The June Issue Of Prism Online

on May 31, 2019 - 5:18pm

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A Universe Of Summer Fun Begins At Pond June 3

on May 31, 2019 - 12:35pm

Clan Tynker takes the stage Monday at Ashley Pond Park as the Library hosts its annual kick-off to summer reading. Courtesy/LAC

Library News:

Universally beloved entertainers Clan Tynker will juggle, stilt-walk, unicycle, strum and hum Monday, June 3 at Ashley Pond Park, as the Library hosts its annual kick-off to summer reading.

Beginning at 5 p.m. you can visit with all of those good people who put on summer programs for kids and families, and then Clan Tynker will take to the stage at 6 p.m. for their vaudeville-style show. Have a picnic in the Park and enjoy the show!

This year the

Tales Of Our Times: Synergism Raises Questions And Has Some Answers Too

on May 31, 2019 - 12:29pm
Tales of Our Times
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
Synergism Raises Questions And Has Some Answers Too
“Synergism” has a history that stretches from the Church of 150 AD to news about pollutants. The word comes from the Greek “synergos,” or “working together.” “Synergistic” describes medicines that do more good together than the sum of their separate effects.

Like most things, words keep evolving. Today, “synergism” describes how some pollutants do more harm mixed together than the sum of their harms alone.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on May 30, 2019 - 4:21pm

Annual Hawk To Hilltopper Event At Urban Park May 31 ... Let The Famous Shaving Cream War Begin!

on May 30, 2019 - 6:15am
Scene from a previous shaving cream war at Urban Park. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos County Recreation Division announces the annual Hawk to Hilltopper event noon to 2 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Urban Park.
The event is a celebration for 8th grade students transitioning to high school. Students will be treated to a BBQ lunch, inflatable toys and the famous shaving cream war.
The event will end with the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) hosing off the students after the shaving cream war.
The event usually ends around 2 p.m.

Secret City Concert Producers Explain Extra Security

on May 28, 2019 - 6:15pm
Scene from the first summer concert of the season Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Secret City Concert Series kicked off May 24 at Ashley Pond Park with several new additions to the annual concert series.

These additions include Nonprofit Row, the New Mexico Craft Distillery Garden and added security.

The site of security personnel and a fence in front of the stage and distillery garden sparked debate and questions from the public as to why these measures were necessary for

LALO Opens Auditions For ‘The Addams Family’

on May 28, 2019 - 6:31am


LALO News:

Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO) announces auditions for its 2019 production of The Addams Family, a new musical comedy directed by Cindy Hines, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz and produced by Laurie Tomlinson.

The beloved characters from the classic television series come to life on the stage, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, for an evening of fun and games that are creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky and altogether ooky!

Auditions are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 and 1-4 p.m.

Quinn Fontaine: I’m All About Los Alamos Pride!

on May 28, 2019 - 5:59am
Los Alamos

Friends of Los Alamos Pride is excited to bring Santa Fe performance artist Quinn Fontaine back for the second annual Los Alamos Pride.
Fontaine brings his one-man show for the week’s kick off event 7 p.m. Monday, June 10 after the 5:30 p.m. International Potluck at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1726 Sage Loop. He’s also the emcee for the Festival 4-7 p.m., Friday in Central Park Square.

His show uses honesty and humor to talk about Fontaine’s life as a trans man, but also goes deep in revealing his personal journey as a sexual abuse survivor and thriver

Scenes From First Secret City Summer Concert

on May 26, 2019 - 7:49am

A large crowd gathered Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park for the first concert of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. The concert featured the Los Alamos Jazz Project, the Paz Ehecatl Aztec Dance Group and the band, Baracutanga. Secret City Summer Concert Series is produced by Sancre Productions. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Paz Ehecatl Aztec Dance Group perform for the crowd Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park. Another opening act before the main performance was the Los Alamos Jazz Project.

Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading: Lummox Poetry Anthology #7 June 23

on May 26, 2019 - 7:13am
Santa Fe Poets read original selections from Lummox Poetry Anthology #7 at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Admission: Free. Info:
RD Armstrong, founder and editor of Lummox Press, writes: “Lummox 7 (the Lummox Poetry Anthology and the new Angela Consolo Mankiewicz* Poetry Contest), the massive labor of love, is my gift to the small press poetry world.

Lensic Presents 2019-20 Season Performances

on May 25, 2019 - 7:00am
SANTA FE — The Lensic Performing Arts Center announces the schedule and on-sale dates for the 2019-20 season of Lensic Presents, its signature live performance series.
Lensic Presents 2019-20 Season
  • Lúnasa  | Sept. 12, 2019
  • The New Power Generation: Celebrating Prince  | Sept. 26, 2019
  • Littleglobe: ¡Presente!  | Oct. 5, 2019
  • Chick Corea Trilogy  | Oct. 8, 2019
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie  | Oct. 10, 2019
  • Mari Boine  | Oct. 15, 2019
  • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & The Ahn Trio  | Nov. 16, 2019
  • Wise Fool New Mexico’s Circus Luminous  | Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019
  • Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal  | Dec.

LAAC Brown Bag Features Cellist Joy Charles And Pianist Aaron Anderson At Fuller Lodge June 5

on May 25, 2019 - 5:27am


LAAC News:

Joy Charles, cellist, and Aaron Anderson, pianist, will collaborate on the upcoming free Brown Bag noon to 1 p.m., June 5 at Fuller Lodge.

Charles, an accomplished musician and cello instructor, will join forces with Aaron Anderson, phenomenal pianist and composer, to bring jazzy mash-ups and pop folk fusion sure to delight and entertain!

Charles and Anderson are long-time residents of Los Alamos and have performed in various local and state-wide venues. Charles studied cello performance in California and Indiana University.

‘Aging With Grace, Courage And Humor’ June 11

on May 25, 2019 - 5:08am
Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin, left, with his actors Amelia Dolejsi and Jake Turin last week following their performance in the play Smiles at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Benjamin's 10-minute play Aging with Grace, Courage and Humor is slated for 2 p.m. June 11 in White Rock and 6 p.m. June 11 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

St. John’s College Summer Concerts Begin June 12

on May 24, 2019 - 9:15am
Courtesy photo
Join St. John’s College 6-8 p.m., Wednesday nights in June and July for a diverse lineup of family-friendly, upbeat musical acts under summer skies—all free of charge.
Sponsorships and individual donations for Music on the Hill benefit Southwest Scholars, which provides tuition support for students, making St. John's celebrated great books education even more widely available in New Mexico and beyond.
Wednesday, June 12
Christine Fawson
Downbeat Magazine has called trumpeter and vocalist Christine Fawson “a distinctive performer with

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on May 23, 2019 - 4:33pm

Santa Fe Opera Announces 42 Members Of The 2019 Season Apprentice Program For Singers

on May 23, 2019 - 7:41am
SFO News:
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera announces the members of its 2019 Season Apprentice Program for Singers.
This season’s program is comprised of singers from across the United States, Canada and South Korea. The 42 singers, selected by Gayletha Nichols, Director of the Program, and Robert Tweten, Head of Music Staff, rose to the top from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants through a competitive pre-screening and audition process.
Established upon the Santa Fe Opera’s founding in 1957, the company’s Apprentice Program for Singers has since provided training, performance

Summer Kicks Off With Summerfest At Pajarito June 8

on May 23, 2019 - 6:19am

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area kicks off its summer season 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 with lift-served mountain biking and hiking.
The mountain will feature some exciting new events and fun activities all summer long.
Pajarito Mountain features 1,200 verticle feet of downhill, cross country and freeride mountain bike trails. The 30-trail system is built and maintained almost entirely by local volunteers from Los Alamos.

Community Winds Seeks Singers For July 4th Show

on May 21, 2019 - 5:41pm

Scenes From LAMS Spring Music Festival

on May 21, 2019 - 8:21am

The Los Alamos Middle School Music Department held its third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. The LAMS concert bands, choir, orchestras and jazz bands performed songs including ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. Courtesy photo

Scene from LAMS  music department third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. Courtesy photo

Scene from LAMS  music department third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. Courtesy photo

LAHS Spring Dance Show Wednesday May 22

on May 20, 2019 - 1:33pm

Dancers performing in the LAHS Spring Dance Show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium, front row from left, Emily Holmes, Andrea Simons, Roshan Prasad, Josh Archuleta and Annie Conlin and back row from left, JD Carson, Marian Raven, Olivia DeCroix and Gleb Dziuba. Sitting is Sasha Dolin and standing is Phillip Ionkov. Courtesy photo

LAMC Celebrates National Hospital Week 2019

on May 20, 2019 - 8:26am

As part of National Hospital Week, Los Alamos Medical Center held a celebration Friday that included a most beautiful and delicious cake competition. In addition to the cakes, there were sculptures created by various departments in the hospital and on display for staff to cast their vote for their favorite. The results of the contest were not available at press time. Photo by John McHale/

LAMC staff inspect the sculptures created by their co-workers prior to voting for their favorite. Photo by John McHale/

More sculptures on display before the voting begins.