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Newton: Puccini’s Masterpiece Rivals Broadway’s Best Performances Opening Night At Santa Fe Opera

on July 4, 2019 - 9:47am

Mario Chang (Rodolfo), Vanessa Vasquez (Mimì), Gabriella Reyes (Muestta), Zachary Nelson (Marcello), Soloman Howard (Colline) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard/Santa Fe Opera, 2019

Vanessa Vasquez (Mimì), Mario Chang (Rodolfo) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard/Santa Fe Opera, 2019

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Charles MacKay grandly added to his legacy when he engaged Mary Birnbaum to direct a new production of La Boheme.

Her vision of focusing on the women characters, yet still having a “traditional” presentation, succeeded magnificently on opening night of

White Rock Children’s Parade 10 A.M. Thursday

on July 3, 2019 - 6:33pm

Scene from a previous White Rock Children’s Parade. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

The annual White Rock July 4th celebration will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

The Children’s Parade will begin after a brief flag ceremony and singing of the national anthem at 10 a.m., surrounding the flag pole in front of the Church.

Boy Scouts of White Rock will then lead the parade carrying the Colors. They will be followed by Cub Scouts. Children of all ages will follow.

ScienceFest Special Section Now Online!

on July 3, 2019 - 6:12pm

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This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on July 3, 2019 - 5:12pm

ScienceFest 2019 Kicks Off Tuesday July 9

on July 3, 2019 - 7:57am
LACD News:
 
The time of year has arrived when we celebrate the hard work and innovation of a community of educators, with ScienceFest 2019.
 
Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District with the duo of Kate Cleveland and Jennifer Loveless, unofficially dubbed Loveland, have gotten things off to a great start.
 
Cleveland, along with the rest of the LACDC squad have formed a team effort behind the planning and execution of this year’s events. Their tireless crews are eager to energize visitors, vendors, and patrons to partake of their six-day event.

Bandelier: Ninth Annual Naturalization Ceremony July 4

on July 2, 2019 - 8:16am
NPS News:
 
July 4 is traditionally a day when Americans celebrate freedom and independence. 
 
For the ninth year, Bandelier National Monument is proud to partner with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to host a naturalization ceremony in the park on that day. 20 candidates from many countries, after working for years to fulfill their requirements, will be taking the oath and becoming the newest citizens of the United States.
 
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m., in the Bandelier Visitor Center Theater in Frijoles Canyon.

LALT Readings At Both Senior Centers July 10-11

on July 2, 2019 - 7:48am
Local actors John Gustafson and Jody Shepard are featured in Mayor's Advisory Board. Courtesy/LALT
 
BESC News:
 
Be sure to mark your calendars for July 10 at the Los Alamos Senior Center (BESC) and July 11 at the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) — both at 12:45 p.m. — for a funny, free, short play reading.
 
Get ready for Mayor's Advisory Board, by Los Alamos Little Theatre veteran Jody Shepard.
 
There's fun and confusion when an article appears in the local small-town newspaper, upsetting a feisty woman who knows how to use a telephone.

Three-Time Grammy Award Winning Ozomatli Debuts In Los Alamos At Secret City Summer Concert Friday

on July 2, 2019 - 6:58am
Ozomatli is an American band playing Latin, hip-hop, and rock music. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
It’s official, there’s something special happening each Friday night this summer in Los Alamos and New Mexico is abuzz. Continuing their ground breaking and historic line-up, the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, Sancre Productions, Los Alamos County and Pebble Labs bring you Ozomatli this Friday, July 5.
 
The three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, Los Angeles six-piece band consistently breaks boundaries with an uplifting and uniquely multi-cultural American world style.

Family Fun On Fourth Of July At The YMCA

on July 1, 2019 - 2:37pm
 
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA in Los Alamos is hosting its annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run Thursday, July 4. The 5K is open to all ages that want to walk, run, or jog in this festive event.
 
Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in Kid, Youth, Adult, Adult 60+, Stroller (with a kid), and Dog Jogger. The best Costumed Participant will win Bagels-for-a-Year from Ruby K’s. All participants will get the annual Fun Run t-shirt and are eligible to win one of many great door prizes.
 
The 5K race route starts in the YMCA parking lot, turns north on 15th Street to

NMFO: Sierra Sisters The Hunt for Blackbeard’s Treasure To Film In New Mexico End Of July

on July 1, 2019 - 11:09am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE -- The New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced today that the feature “Sierra Sisters The Hunt for Blackbeard’s Treasure,” produced by Spanish Broom Productions in association with Dream Catcher Productions, LLC, will begin principal photography mid-June through the end of July in Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Zia Pueblo.    
 
The independent feature is directed by Josh Relic and Executive Producer Marshall DeBerry. The film will employ 25 New Mexico crew members, four New Mexico actors and 15 New Mexico background talent.
 
“This is another

Kiwanis Club July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza Is On!

on June 30, 2019 - 9:55am

A dazzling display in the sky during the fireworks extravaganza hosted by the Kiwanis Club in 2017 at Overlook Park in White Rock. The show was canceled in 2018 due to drought conditions plaguing the area. The show WILL go on this 4th of July. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Kiwanis Fireworks Chairman Pat Soran briefs volunteers Saturday at Overlook Park on how to ‘squib’ a shell for the Fourth of July Fireworks. The last step is to hold the shell by its electronic fuse and make sure that the entire package holds together. Photo by Stuart C. Schaller
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER

Scenes From Katy P And The Business Concert

on June 30, 2019 - 8:54am

Katy P and The Business rock out at Ashley Pond Park during the Friday night Secret City Summer Concert Series. The band is fronted by Katy Palmier and backed by a tight trio of musicians, according to a press release, and as lead singer, Palmier is known for her vocal gymnastics. Singing soul, funk and rock and roll, Palmier knows how to pull every ounce of oomph from a song and deliver it up steaming to her audience. Katy P and the Business is the most high-energy dance band in New Mexico.

Read July 2019 Prism Online

on June 30, 2019 - 7:49am

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2019 Fair & Rodeo Parade Registration Opens

on June 29, 2019 - 7:18am
Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

 

The 2019 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

 

This is an opportunity for businesses and organizations to promote their services and products by participating in the parade. Registration to participate in the parade is free and now open via the Los Alamos MainStreet website at LosAlamosMainStreet.com or directly via Eventbrite. Participants must register by Aug. 2.

 

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on June 28, 2019 - 8:44pm

Mary Fellman Of Los Alamos Appears On Jeopardy!

on June 27, 2019 - 8:59am
Los Alamos resident and Jeopardy! contestant Mary Fellman on the set with host Alex Trebek. Fellman said Trebek is nice and not at all grumpy! Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

When Los Alamos Jeopardy! fans tuned in Monday, June 10, they got a surprise to find Los Alamos resident Mary Fellman, who manages Close Knit Yarn Co-op on Central Avenue, manning one of the buzzers!

It started when Fellman and her husband Pat Harding took the online test Jeopardy! runs every six months on its website.

“They emailed me in December with the

Health Fair, Lowrider Car Show, Ozomatli Concert July 6

on June 26, 2019 - 8:08am

COMMUNITY News: 

Española: The Rio Arriba Community Health Council and Sancre Productions, producers of A New Normal .Life Campaign, announce the return of three-time Grammy award winning band Ozomatli, to headline HealthFest 2019 Saturday, July 6 at Valdez Park in Española.

HealthFest 2019 with its theme of Unity is hosted by the City of Espanola and major supporters of the event include Rio Arriba County’s Health & Human Services Department, Hoy Recovery Program, The Rio Arriba Community Health Council, Con Alma Health Foundation and Sancre Productions.

This year’s celebration will

Katy P & The Business Headline Secret City Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Pavilion June 28

on June 26, 2019 - 6:51am

Katy P and The Business plays Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Fronted by Katy Palmier and backed by a tight trio of musicians, Katy P and The Business has been one of Taos’ real crowd-pleasers since it was formed years ago. 

As the lead singer, Katy Palmier is known for her big-hearted (one might even say Olympian) vocal gymnastics. Singing soul, funk and rock and roll, Palmier knows how to pull every ounce of oomph from a song and deliver it up steaming to her audience.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: 2019 Season July 14

on June 25, 2019 - 7:36am
SFCMF News:
 
SANTA FE — It’s a summer of several exciting firsts for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, which presents its 47th season July 14 through Aug. 19.
 
From a brand-new series and highly anticipated artist debuts to inaugural performances and premieres of Festival-commissioned works, this season is filled with can’t-miss musical moments.
 
Throughout its six-week run, the Festival—which draws devoted audiences from around the globe—presents 45 concerts featuring a range of works that span six centuries (the 16th to the 21st), performed by 87 of the world’s greatest

Santa Fe Opera Announces 78 Members Of 2019 Season Apprentice Program For Theater Technicians

on June 25, 2019 - 7:12am
The 78 members recently selected for the Santa Fe Opera 2019 Season Apprentice Program for Theater Technicians. Courtesy/SFO
 
SFO News:
 
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera has announced the 78 members of its 2019 Season Apprentice Program for Theater Technicians.
 
This season’s program is comprised of technicians, designers and craftspeople from across New Mexico, the wider United States, South America, England and China.
 
The 78 individuals were selected from a pool of more than 900 applicants through a competitive screening and interview process by the Opera’s Production Department Heads.

Upstart Crows: And Now For Something Completely Different - Scenes From Shakespeare And Monty Python

on June 25, 2019 - 7:03am

Courtesy photo
 
UCSF News:
 
Thirteen young comedy enthusiasts, 8-18, perform scenes from Shakespeare's plays and sketches from Monty Python's television series and films.
 
Performances at 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 19, 20, 2 p.m., July 21 at The Swan Theater, 1213b Parkway Drive, Santa Fe.
 
Directed by the International Shakespeare Center's Artistic Director and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art masters graduate Ariana Karp.
 
Hilarity and fun for the whole family!
 
Tickets $10 at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets

Environmental Management Cleanup Forum June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 4:56pm

Upcoming Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Events

on June 24, 2019 - 9:50am
 
SFSS News:
 
Here’s what’s happening this weekend and next during the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival—a staged reading of a new play based on Henry the Fourth; an open rehearsal; editing Shakespeare; and of course the ongoing community readings out loud.
 
Courage! To The Field!
7 p.m., Sunday, June 23
 
Courage! To the Field! is a new play written by Else C. Went.
 
Directed by Ariana Karp.
 
Courage! To The Field! is an alternate-history play, a good old-fashioned party, and a story told with music.

State Pays Down $100 Million In Film Credit Backlog

on June 23, 2019 - 8:16am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE By the end of last week, the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department had paid out nearly $100 million in backlogged film credits for about 100 film and television shows produced in the state over the past several years that were allowed to build up by the prior state administration.
 
Another $95 million is available to be paid out over the coming fiscal year to productions that have completed filming as part of the new administration’s efforts to clear the backlog and ensure sound footing for the film and television industry in the state into the future.
 

Scenes From Manzanares Show At Summer Concert

on June 23, 2019 - 6:11am

Manzanares wows the crowd during the Friday night Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Manzanares is lead by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and features the virtuosic rhythms of their Latin/Worldbeat band. David and Michael grew up in Abiquiu, according to a press release and their Nuevo Latino style delivers an aggressive approach to the very danceable Rumba Flamenca style mixed with exotic, progressive blends of Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Friday night concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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