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Santa Fe Pro Musica: Jacobsen Brothers Jan. 27

on December 31, 2018 - 6:17am
Conductor Eric Jacobsen, left and violinist Colin Jacobsen. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents The Jacobsen Brothers 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

The program opens with Jessie Montgomery’s Records of a Vanishing City, inspired by her multicultural experiences living in Brooklyn; followed Mozart’sViolin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish,” where the puckish composer juxtaposes the well-behaved violinist playing a courtly minuet with its alter ego playing fiddle in a Turkish bazaar.

Chevel Shepherd Performs At Governor’s Inauguration

on December 29, 2018 - 7:57am
Chevel Spehert, 16, of Farmington is winner of The Voice. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

 

Chevel Shepherd, 16, of Farmington will perform at the upcoming inauguration of Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham. She is this season's winner of The Voice.

 

Shepherd will perform “God Bless America” at the Inaugural Ceremony Jan. 1 as well as various songs at the two Inaugural Balls.

 

“We are honored to have Chevel join us to mark this historic occasion after her incredible performance,” Lujan Grisham said.

January 2019 Edition Of Prism Now Online

on December 29, 2018 - 7:27am

Click on the image below to read the January issue of Prism.

Performances Of ‘The Night Before’ At Senior Centers

on December 28, 2018 - 4:15pm

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on December 27, 2018 - 3:29pm

The Man Behind The Voice: Rene LeClaire

on December 27, 2018 - 8:34am

Vocalist Rene LeClaire sits near the Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ that honors the memory of his wife at IHM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

With a voice described as touching the soul, Los Alamos singer Rene LeClaire has graced concerts as a featured vocalist with the Choral Society, Coro de Camera and the Sangre de Cristo Chorale.

LeClaire also is a featured vocalist with the Los Alamos Big Band, a popular 16-instrument, 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band.

“There’s a segment of the population that just loves

Pink Panther Screens At Mesa Public Library Jan. 3

on December 27, 2018 - 8:08am
 
MPL News:
 
The Pink Panther screens at Mesa Public Library Jan. 3.
 
The Pink Panther (1963, not rated, 1 hr, 55 min) was intended as a comedy about a jewel thief, centering on David Niven in that role. As filming progressed, director Blake Edwards realized that Peter Sellers was stealing each scene. As a result, Inspector Clouseau’s role was extended through the sequels.
 
A princess (Claudia Cardinale), who owns the largest diamond in the world; the diamond has a flaw, in the shape of a pink panther.

Families Spotted Sledding And Building Snowmen

on December 26, 2018 - 4:06pm
A family is spotted having fun in the snow today at the sledding hill near the roundabout on Diamond Drive. Photo by Ken Hanson
 
A family builds a snowman today near the roundabout on Diamond Drive. Photo by Ken Hanson

Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance At IHM Friday

on December 25, 2018 - 9:10am

Teatro Paraguas: ‘We Are Hispanic, American Women … Okay?’

on December 23, 2018 - 7:02am
Scene from ‘We Are Hispanic, American Women … Okay?’ Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas
 

TEATRO PARAGUAS News:

Teatro Paraguas is proud to present “We Are Hispanic, American Women… Okay?” (WAHAWO), by local playwright Patricia Crespín and directed by Alix Hudson, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7-24.

Staged 10 years ago to the month by Paraguas, this revival of WAHAWO is a hilarious, heartfelt romp about sisterhood, generational wisdom, and body politics.

The play takes place in matriarch Ramona’s (JoJo Sena de Tarnoff) kitchen, where her grizzled and disillusioned mother

Santa And His Elf Handing Out Candy Xmas Eve

on December 22, 2018 - 7:58am

Tyler, Jean and Larry Marr invite the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock to visit 113 El Gancho on Barranca Mesa the night of Christmas Eve. Santa and his elf will be handing out candy canes 5:30-9:30 p.m., Dec. 24. Merry Christmas! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Santa and his elf will be handing out candy canes 5:30-9:30 p.m., Dec. 24 at 113 El Gancho on Barranca Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Finish Shopping Christmas Eve At Nature Center

on December 22, 2018 - 7:55am
Stocking stuffers available 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The community is invited to finish its holiday shopping Christmas Eve at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.
 
The nature center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and is a perfect spot to show visiting family and friends. The gift shop also has many unique stocking stuffers available and a self-serve recycled wrapping station for customers to use.
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center is free to visit and equipped with interactive exhibits, a wildlife observation

Los Alamos Middle School Cheerleaders Sing Christmas Carols Thursday At Sombrillo And Aspen Ridge

on December 22, 2018 - 7:11am

Los Alamos Middle School cheerleaders went Christmas Caroling Thursday afternoon to Sombrillo and Aspen Ridge. They were accompanied by their sponsor, Espy Garcia, some LAMS staff and parents. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Middle School cheerleaders sing Christmas Carols Thursday afternoon for residents at Sombrillo and Aspen Ridge. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Middle School cheerleaders Christmas Caroling Thursday afternoon at Sombrillo and Aspen Ridge. Courtesy photo

UbiQD Hosts 2018 Ugly Sweater Christmas Party ... R&D Chemist Andres Velarde Wins By Landslide

on December 21, 2018 - 7:27am

The crowd cheers as UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, left, pronounces R&D Chemist Andres Velarde the overwhelming winner in the company's annual ugly sweater contest Wednesday evening at UbiQD's Los Alamos headquarters at 134 Eastgate Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UbiQD's Chief of Product Matt Bergren, left, and Greenhouse Technology Engineer Damon Hebert are clearly contenders. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel is joined by his wife Los Alamos MainStreet Director Lauren McDaniel and their son Duncan at the company's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party.

LALT: ‘Murder At The Lone Elm’ Cast Prepares For New Year’s Eve Performance

on December 20, 2018 - 4:05pm

The cast and crew of ‘Murder at the Lone Elm’ get ready for their opening performance New Year’s Eve. At top, standing, from left are actors Terry Beery, Cassandra Bowman, Shashi Charles, Matthew Waller, Spook Kellum, Aaron Waller, Joey Robinson (stage manager), Trish Ebberts (assistant director), Teresa Bradford and Alex L’Esperance. At bottom, kneeling or sitting, from left are Miles Ledoux (writer and director), Megan Pimentel, Gwen Lewis and John Gustafson (producer). ‘Murder at the Lone Elm’ is an interactive murder mystery, in which the audience is invited to help figure out whodunit.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on December 20, 2018 - 3:05pm

Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance To Benefit IHM Youth Friday Dec. 28

on December 19, 2018 - 9:31am

The Los Alamos Big Band performing in December 2017 at Fuller Lodge is performing at the annual Christmas Dance Friday evening, Dec. 28, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Big Band News:

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Christmas Dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend; even if you are not a dancer, please come to listen and enjoy the authentic Big Band sound. The proceeds will benefit the IHM Youth Program.

Daily Postcard: View Of Beginner’s Hill At Pajarito

on December 18, 2018 - 7:55am

Daily Postcard: A view this morning of Beginner’s Hill at Pajarito Mountain in a screen shot captured by the webcam from the top of Pajarito Lodge. Pajarito Mountain is scheduled to open Dec. 21 for the 2018/19 season. Hours and dates of operation are subject to change with the weather: Lifts 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Business & Ticket Office open, Old Lodge 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday–Friday and Retail Shop open. Courtesy/www.pajarito.ski

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on December 14, 2018 - 7:56am

Christmas Tubas Concert At TOTH Dec. 22

on December 14, 2018 - 6:37am

The Christmas Tubas perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to hear the mellow sounds of the Christmas Tubas as they perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

The group is made up of a core of adult musicians from other groups in Los Alamos (Big Band, Symphony, etc.), and is augmented by talented high school students.

They play a variety of arrangements created specifically for a tuba choir, and some tunes that

Alamogordo Offers Affordable Basecamp For Getaway

on December 13, 2018 - 8:33am
Alamogordo. Courtesy photo
 
TRAVEL News:
 
ALAMOGORDO Located less than a half-hour drive away from one of the southernmost ski areas in the United States, Alamogordo offers a wide array of affordable lodging and dining options, as well as exciting and memorable attractions.
 
Alamogordo serves as an ideal basecamp for an adventurous winter trip, with plenty of activities to keep every member of the family entertained.  
 
“Oftentimes, the holiday season and winter months involve spending large amounts of money to make memories,” said Michelle Brideaux, Communications & Marketing

North Mesa Stables Hosts Luminaria Walkabout Sunday

on December 12, 2018 - 4:38pm

A family enjoys the festivities at a past Luminaria Walkabout event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Calm and peaceful. That’s North Mesa Stables after the sun sets, and on a beautiful winter’s night during the holiday season, magical! As the horses and other barnyard animals munch their hay, it’s a great time to meander up and down the stable roads.

Between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, various stable owners will greet visitors with decorated barns, and maybe some other holiday cheer.

Meow Wolf To Create Exhibition In Washington D.C.

on December 11, 2018 - 5:47am

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Courtesy/www.meowwolf.com

MEOW News:

  • Former Fringe DIY Collective Announces Third New Massive Installation This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Meow Wolf rocketed into 2018 with back-to-back January announcements of huge new permanent installations in Denver and Las Vegas. Now the booming arts startup bookends a phenomenal orbit around the sun with news of a major permanent installation coming to the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C.

The project is the result of a partnership with the Cafritz Foundation and will be a three-level, 75,000 square foot structure located in the Fort

More Scenes From 2018 Holiday Lights Parade

on December 10, 2018 - 1:28pm

First place winner in the 2018 WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade is the Immaculate Heart of Mary float. The annual parade Saturday night illuminated Central Avenue with many brightly colored lights and ornaments displayed on the 35 floats participating this year. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Dominic Dinkel and a contingent of angels walk with the IHM float down Central Avenue in the 2018 WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Maria Dinkel

The New Beginnings Fellowship float is the runner-up in the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the

Help LALT Figure Out Whodunnit New Year's Eve

on December 10, 2018 - 12:31pm

LALT News:

If you are wondering what to do this New Year’s Eve, why not get in touch with your inner Sherlock Holmes and come help the Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) figure out Whodunnit?

LALT will offer a special New Year’s Eve performance of its January show, “Murder at the Lone Elm” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

“Murder at the Lone Elm”, written and directed by Miles Ledoux, is an interactive murder mystery — meaning the audience gets to interrogate the suspects to see if they can determine who the murderer is.

The play is set in the

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