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Los Alamos Community Winds: 2019-2020 Season

on August 17, 2019 - 8:08am
The award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds. Courtesy/LACW
LACW News:
The award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) begins its 20th Season with an exciting slate of concerts and performances certain to have something for everyone’s taste.
The season begins with a performance at the Evening of Arts and Culture, Friday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge. LACW will perform as part of the annual event, which showcases the rich variety of performance, visual and static arts this community has to offer. The event is still being planned.
The season opener is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

Los Alamos Choral Society: Fall Rehearsals Sept. 10

on August 17, 2019 - 6:57am
Dr. Steven Paxton conducts the Los Alamos Choral Society. Courtesy/LACS

The Los Alamos Choral Society. Courtesy/LACS
LACS News:
Fall rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 10, for the 75th Anniversary year of the Los Alamos Choral Society.
The chorus, founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists, will be preparing for a gala anniversary concert Jan. 26, 2020, in partnership with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.
The program for the concert will include Part III of Handel’s Messiah, along with works by Michael Maudlin, Mary Badarak and Frances Meier, all New Mexico composers.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 16, 2019 - 2:10pm

Quatro Blue Grass Group Plays BESC Aug. 19

on August 16, 2019 - 9:10am

The Quatro Blue Grass group will play during lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Lunch is available if reservations are made no later than 10 a.m. that day. The menu includes chicken and noodles, corn bread, fruit salad and the salad bar. The cost is $10 for adults and a $5 donation for members 60 and over. An assessment is required for membership. Call 505.662.8920 for information. Reservations can be left on voicemail at 505.662.8924. Courtesy/LARSO

The Quatro Blue Grass group. Courtesy/LARSO

The Quatro Blue Grass group.

‘An Afternoon In Provence’ Tickets Still Available; Wine And Food Plus So Much More

on August 15, 2019 - 9:12pm

Preview auction items on the event website. Courtesy/LAPSF


Tickets are still available for “An Afternoon in Provence”, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock.

The fundraising event is put on by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café as part of A Taste of Knowledge, which raises money for all Los Alamos Public Schools.

Tickets to “An Afternoon in Provence” are $60 and can be purchased at

While the five wine and food pairing stations are the stars of the show, they are not the only attractions.

Meow Wolf Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18

on August 15, 2019 - 10:33am

Los Alamos

 TAOS ― Meow Wolf is bringing their popular Taos Vortex music festival back to Taos this weekend for the second year. Be warned … the inter-dimensional festival rift will only be open Friday, Aug. 16, and will close Sunday, Aug. 18, so get your passes now. 

Headliners include Lykke Li, Claude VonStroke, George Clinton Parliament-Funkadelic, Flying Lotus 3D, Zhu, Calexico, Iron & Wine, and many other amazing artists.  Music genres include EDM, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, house, electronica, soul, and more.

NMFO: ‘Roswell’ Season 2 Films In New Mexico

on August 15, 2019 - 8:39am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE The television series “Roswell,” produced by Warner Bros.Television / NM Talent Inc., will begin principal photography of Season 2 mid-August through January in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Madrid, said New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen.
The production will employ 260 New Mexico crew members and 2,550 state residents in extra and background roles.
Carina Adly MacKenzie (“The Originals”) wrote the pilot script and serves as executive producer along with Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”), Justin Falvey (“The

Solomon: ‘La Boheme’ Rather Good Despite Flaws

on August 14, 2019 - 12:39pm
Center Vanessa Vasquez (Mimì). From left Mario Chang (Rodolfo), Soloman Howard (Colline), Will Liverman (Schaunard), and Zachary Nelson (Marcello). Photo by  Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

This year’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme at the Santa Fe Opera is largely rather good, with two fundamental problems.

Mimi (Vanessa Vasquez) is glorious, delicious to listen to and obviously a rising star in the American lyric soprano constellation.

Jimmy Stadler Band Plays Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on August 13, 2019 - 9:27pm

The Jimmy Stadler Band plays the Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo


The 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series welcomes The Jimmy Stadler Band, Country Opener Austin Van and youth performer Justin Sanchez Friday, Aug. 16, to the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Stadler is from Columbus, Ohio and some noteworthy musicians he has performed with include Texas Fiddle/Mandolin legend Johnny Gimble, America's #1 Singing Cowboy Michael Martin Murphy, Grammy Award Winning Singer Lynn Anderson and Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks).

Band bass guitarist Dave

Solomon: SFO’s ‘Jenufa’ Is Gripping Theater

on August 13, 2019 - 8:08pm
Laura Wilde (Jenůfa) with Richard Trey Smagur (Števa Buryja). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

Forewarned is forearmed, they say, and perhaps my foreknowledge of Jenůfa’s tragic plot helped me avoid shock and dismay to proceed directly to unabashed appreciation of this beautiful work.

Scenes From 2019 Los Alamos County Rodeo

on August 13, 2019 - 8:42am

The cowboys arrive at Brewer Arena Saturday afternoon for the start of the 2019 Los Alamos County Rodeo, a two-day event hosted by the County of Los Alamos Parks and Recreation Department. Photo by John McHale/

The colors mark the opening of the 2019 rodeo. Photo by John McHale/

Cowboys pause to offer a prayer for a safe rodeo. Photo by John McHale/

A cowboy throws a rope to catch a calf and after caught the cowboy releases the rope and calf. Photo by John McHale/

Another cowboy throws a rope to catch a calf.

Classon & Andrae Explore Pitfalls; Triumphs Of Midlife In ‘I’ve Been Waiting All My Life To Be Middle-Aged’

on August 13, 2019 - 8:20am
Singer/guitarist Matthew Andrae provides much more than background music to Carrie Classon's words. The music gives the material a whole other dimention. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Carrie Classon signs copies of her memoir 'Blue Yarn' after the performance. Some of her stage material is drawn from the book, some from her syndicated column and some is brand new. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Matthew Andrae's very first guitar teacher, Marge Agnew, was in the audience Aug.

Solomon: ‘Winterreise’ An Extraordinary Journey

on August 13, 2019 - 7:13am
Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly. Courtesy photo
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

The last day of a hot July seemed perfect for a Winter Journey. St. Francis Auditorium was a cool, serene refuge from the heat and hubbub of high summer in downtown Santa Fe; and the SF Chamber Music Festival concert was Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise (Winter trip), written in 1827 to poems by Wilhelm Muller.

This immortal work, his intimate confession approaching death at age 31, contains some of Schubert’s most beautiful and haunting songs, those he liked best himself.

Tickets Available For Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on August 12, 2019 - 9:58pm

Trio Los Amigos de New Mexico perform Mariachi music at a previous ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Courtesy photo


Rotary Club of Los Alamos invites the community to join its efforts to support local and international service and humanitarian projects that benefit children, families and individuals all over the world as well as right here in Los Alamos and surrounding areas.

¡Fiesta Los Alamos! has become a family tradition and this year is 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Mexican fair catered by

Scenes From 2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 11, 2019 - 9:36pm

Of the 33 entries in the 2019 Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade, first place winner is the Los Alamos Hill Stompers, which always exemplifies this year's theme, Off the Beaten Path ... this wild and crazy band has been off the beaten path for all of its 19 years. Band leader Jeff Favorite plays the  drum at center. The parade is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet and sponsored by Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust and Del Norte Credit Union.  Photo by John McHale/
In 2nd place is the Shrine of North America is perhaps best known for its colorful parades, circuses and

Los Alamos Gets Taste Of Leftover Salmon Friday Night

on August 11, 2019 - 7:06am
Leftover Salmon was a tasty treat Friday Night at Ashley Pond Park during the Secret City Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Guitarist Vince Herman and Andy Thorn (banjo) take a trip to the Carribean. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Drew Emmitt on mandolin, Alwyn Robinson on drums. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Above the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Leftover Salmon on stage Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Vince Herman in a pensive mood. Photo by Bonnie J.

DK & The Affordables Rock The Town Friday

on August 10, 2019 - 10:00pm
Hometown favorites DK & the Affordables ripped it up Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion, opening for Leftover Salmon. DK leaps atop Aaron Anderson's keyboard and just keeps rockin'. Drummer
Dave Fellenz and bass player Rob Heineman are in the background. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Blowing their horns, from left, 
Betsy Staufer (trombone), Mandy Marksteiner (trumpet), Matt Briggs (tenor sax) and Quinn Marksteiner (baritone sax). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Anna Dillane and some friends enjoy the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Monet’s Moon Flamenco Tribute At Teatro Paraguas

on August 10, 2019 - 2:32pm

Janira. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas

Teatro Paraguas News:

Compañia Chuscales y Mina Fajardo in conjunction with Teatro Paraguas present a flamenco concert  inspired by the art of French Impressionist Claude Monet under the direction of choreographer, composer and dancer Mina Fajardo entitled Monet’s Moon. La Companía first presented this riveting production in October 2018 to sold-out houses at Teatro Paragaus. 

Fajardo writes: We have turned the beauty of (Monet’s) painting with a brush to painting with our bodies and shoes to the compas (flamenco rhythms) of the guitar.

Scenes From Leftover Salmon Concert At Pond Pavilion

on August 10, 2019 - 10:12am

Scene of Ashley Pond Pavilion during the Secret City Summer Concert Friday night featuring Leftover Salmon. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

After the rain Friday night, Leftover Salmon played an acoustic set for a smaller crowd, that was described as great! Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

The crowd shows appreciation for Leftover Salmon performing an acoustic set following the rain that fell Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

Leftover Salmon performing an acoustic set following the rain that fell Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion.

PEEC: Fun Family Friendly Evening Tuesday Aug. 13

on August 10, 2019 - 7:59am
At Family Night, participants gather around a campfire (weather permitting), roast marshmallows and enjoy songs, games or crafts Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
The community is invited to attend an evening of family fun Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
The night will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a Family Star Party, sponsored by New Mexico Bank & Trust. Then, families can join Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey, 6-7 p.m., at Family Night, sponsored by Kiwanis Club.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 9, 2019 - 9:33am

2019 County Fair & Rodeo Schedule Of Events

on August 9, 2019 - 9:33am

2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade Map For Saturday

on August 9, 2019 - 9:04am

It’s Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Time!

on August 9, 2019 - 8:46am

Photo by Leslie Bucklin/County


The community is invited to head downtown Saturday for the the Annual Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m., then stay to meander through Ashley Pond Park with its fair booths, bouncy houses and exhibits (at Mesa Public Library).

Also, shop the beautiful artwork offered during the 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. There will be plenty of food vendors on site so stay and enjoy a picnic lunch by the pond.

Los Alamos County Councilors will once again host a booth featuring County projects,

Santa Fe Music Week Returns To The City Different

on August 9, 2019 - 8:28am

Santa Fe Music Week News:

  • Annual celebration brings 10 days of live music from national and local artists to venues across Santa Fe

SANTA FE Jazz, pop, mariachi, opera, country, classical, folk, Latin rock and more ... tunes of all styles and genres will be drifting through the air later this month with Santa Fe Music Week, which returns Aug. 23 through Sept. 2.

Attendees will experience 10 days of live music from national headlining artists and local favorites in venues like the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Plaza bandstand, Santa Fe Railyard,