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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
 
By JOHN BARTLIT
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
 
 COUNTY News:
 
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/ladailypost.com
 
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

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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
By CRISTINA OLDS
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/ladailypost.com

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
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
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: teatroparagas.org
 
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
LENSIC News:
 
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

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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
 
MUSIC News:
 
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
Courtesy/PajaritoMountain
 
Courtesy/PajaritoMountain

Courtesy/PajaritoMountain
 
PAJARITO News:
 
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/ladailypost.com

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

More sculptures on display before the voting begins.

Scenes From 2019 White Rock Kite Festival

on May 20, 2019 - 7:23am

The skies over the weekend above Overlook Park in White Rock were filled with kites for the annual Kite Festival sponosred by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The Arts Council has been sponsoring fun events in Los Alamos for the past 52 years. To learn more about the Arts Council, visit their open meeting at 6 p.m., June 1, at Fuller Lodge. There will be food, music and other fun stuff at the meeting. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Melia Arbuckle is delighted to get her kite air born. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A young attendee is running after the shadow of a very large kite.

Splash Into Summer With La Vista Church May 31

on May 19, 2019 - 6:36am

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LA VISTA CHURCH News:

Splash into Summer with La Vista Church and enjoy free food, a water slide and bubble pit, games and prizes, and popsicles to celebrate the end of another school year and the beginning of a great summer!

Everyone is invited to join in the fun noon to 3 p.m. on the last day of school, May 31, at La Vista Church of the Nazarene, 15 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock.

Santa Fe Wind Orchestra: ‘Masks & Machines’ May 26

on May 18, 2019 - 7:20am

Pokemon Game In White Rock Open To All May 18

on May 17, 2019 - 1:24pm
Courtesy/White Rock Toys and Collectibles
 
BUSINESS News:

Everyone is welcome to come play Pokemon next Saturday, May 18th starting at 4 p.m. at White Rock Toys and Collectibles.
 
The winner gets four free booster packs and a GX Mega card. Bring a deck or buy one at the store.
 
White Rock Toys and Collectibles is at 108 Longview Dr. in White Rock behind Smith's between Beehive Homes and High Mesa Dental.

Los Alamos Choral Society Spring Concert May 19

on May 16, 2019 - 12:33pm
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Los Alamos Choral Society Spring Concert conducted by Steven Paxton and featuring pianist Cindy Little is 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.
 
Guest performers from Los Alamos Middle School orchestra program. Special guest Angel Gabriel of the Joy Crew Community Singers.
 
Tickets from CB FOX or at the door, $15 for adults, and students are free.
 
On the first half of the program the chorus will perform works by Viadana, Dello Joio, and Los Alamos composer Frances Meier, concluding with selections from the musicals Brigadoon and Gypsy.

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