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Los Alamos Hillstrummers Attend Las Cruces Ukefest

on May 22, 2019 - 8:02am

Last weekend Los Alamos sent 17 members of the Los Alamos Hillstrummers Ukulele Group to attend the Las Cruces Ukefest. Seen here are just some of the members, standing from left, Irene Powell, Elise Lee, Ruth Lier, Darlene Potter, Greg Rand, Yvonne Trujillo, Annette Hiteman, Sabine Shurter, Patricia Rathbone, Chris Rand and Director Dan Gerth. Kneeling are Diane Little and Doris Ford. Courtesy photo

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

Natasha Stojanovska Solo Piano Recital Friday

on May 20, 2019 - 7:23am

MUSIC News:

Sage Concert Series will hold its next event at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 N. Sage St.

Natasha Stojanovska, solo pianist, will again present a concert, playing selections of Eastern European piano music seldom heard in the States.

Stojanovska’s first UCLA Concert was a huge success with an overflow audience.

The concert is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

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

on May 18, 2019 - 7:20am

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.

In And Around Town: May 16, 2019

on May 16, 2019 - 12:26pm
 
  In and Around Town:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com
 
 
THURSDAY May 16
 
Free Legal Workshop for Seniors
The Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP) is a joint project of the NM Aging and Long Term Services Department and the State Bar of New Mexico. LREP is presenting a Free Legal Workshop for Seniors 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Jazz Camp Summer 2019

on May 14, 2019 - 11:34am
 
Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
In a unique event, sponsored by the Los Alamos Jazz Project, May 9, the award-winning Eisenhower Middle School Jazz One, directed by Aaron Lovato, from Albuquerque, performed alongside the Los Alamos Middle School Jazz One, directed by Ryan Finn, at the Los Alamos/Eisenhower Big Band Side-by-Side Concert.
 
In the same performance, both groups also performed together under guest conductor, Dr. Frank “Pancho” Romero, professor of trumpet and director of Jazz Ensembles, at New Mexico State University.

LAMS Spring Music Festival May 16

on May 12, 2019 - 7:41am

Los Alamos Creative District: Tuesdays At The Pond Entertainment Series Kicks Off With Some Jazz May 14

on May 11, 2019 - 10:11am
Scene from Tuesdays at the Pond at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/LACD
 
Courtesy/LACD
 
LA CREATIVE DISTRICT News:
 
The Los Alamos Creative District is kicking off their Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series with the Los Alamos Middle School Jazz Band!
 
The Los Alamos Middle School Jazz Band 1 will take the stage at 7 p.m. followed by the Los Alamos Jazz Project.
 
Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series is every Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park stage through Aug. 6.
 
Tuesdays @ the Pond 2019 Line up will include:
 
May 14 Los Alamos Middle School Jazz Band 1 & Los

Taos School Of Music 57th Chamber Music Festival

on May 10, 2019 - 8:03am
 
TSM News:
 
The Taos School of Music will present the 57th annual Chamber Music Festival this summer from June 16 to Aug. 4, to include 16 concerts of chamber music for strings and piano, performed by a distinguished faculty and 19 students chosen by international audition.
 
Returning faculty include Artistic Director and pianist Robert MacDonald, pianist Thomas Sauer, the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet, the Brentano String Quartet (Ensemble-in-Residence at Yale), the Shanghai Quartet along with new guest artist/violinist Ara Gregorian.

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Season Lineup

on May 8, 2019 - 4:28pm

LAMS Students Shine At Denver Music Competition

on May 6, 2019 - 9:07am

LAMS music students shine and bring home multiple awards over the weeked at the Music in the Parks competition in Denver, Colo. Courtesy/Lindsay Alexander

Awards won over the weeked by LAMS music studetnts in performances at the Music in the Parks competition in Denver, Colo. Courtesy/Lindsay Alexander
 
By LINDSEY ALEXANDER
LAPS

Within the Los Alamos Middle School Music Department, 192 students from various ensembles competed last weekend and won multiple awards at the Music in the Parks competition in Denver, Colo.

Forty-six ensembles from 14 schools representing New Mexico, Colorado

8x10 Six=A Great Evening Of Theatre

on May 4, 2019 - 7:19pm
A scene from ‘A Life’ by Gary Dontzig. The play introduces two characters played by Emily Pimental and Kevin Pelzel who meet on a playground as children and follows them through their teenage years, into adulthood and finally old age. Courtesy/LALT
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Little Theatre is presenting ‘8x10 Six’ through May 18, performed 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 12.  

All performances are at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

SF Harley-Davidson/KTM Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 5

on April 29, 2019 - 9:06am
 
SFH News:
 
SANTA FE  Locally owned and operated business, Santa Fe Harley-Davidson & KTM is hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta at the shop.
 
Free to the public and fun for the whole family noon to 5 p.m., the first 200 through the door will be treated to a Nachos Bar.
 
At 1 p.m., the big wheel and bike games begin and at 2 p.m., los ninos can take a swing at our giant pinata. All makes, models, and abilities welcome. Take a test ride on the “Jump Start” ride simulator and feel the rumble of a real Harley, no license or helmet required.
 
Additionally, there will be a “Best Dip”

Rocker Peter Frampton To Receive Chairman's Award

on April 29, 2019 - 9:00am
Musician, singer and songwriter Peter Frampton. Courtesy/Music Biz
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor Grammy Award-winning musician, singer and songwriter Peter Frampton with the Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement at the Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel, Jammber and TiVo.
 
The ceremony is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 as part of the Music Biz 2019 Conference at the JW Marriott in downtown Nashville.
 
"We could think of no artist more deserving of an award for

PEEC: Enjoy Music Under The Stars May 9

on April 27, 2019 - 8:14am
Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Big Band at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the planetarium for a night of music under the stars. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Enjoy an evening of music under the stars in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Big Band are teaming up to present an exciting concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9.
 
The Los Alamos Big Band will play tunes like “Over the Rainbow,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and more at this event.

Los Alamos Daily Post May Prism Now Online

on April 25, 2019 - 5:15pm

Click on the cover to read the May Issue of Prism, the monthly arts magazine.

Correction: LA Community Winds Concert  'Flamenco Ole' will be at White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4, Not at Crossroads Bible Church as reported in Prism.

Lads Of Enchantment Opens Membership To Women

on April 24, 2019 - 10:21am
Lads of Enchantment and Santa Fe Harmonizers mixed barbershop harmony choruses present combined show at United Church of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
LOE News:
 
The all-male International Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) finally opened the possibility of membership to ALL persons of good character, regardless of gender.
 
The local accapella chorus, the Lads of Enchantment (LOE), voted unanimously to join the 5 percent of BHS chapters nationwide accepting women and supporting a mixed chorus.

Swing Soleil Performs At Karen Wray Gallery Thursday

on April 24, 2019 - 9:08am

Alan Kapulski performs with Patrick Longmire 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Karen Wray Gallery. Courtesy photo

Patrick Longmire performs with Alan Kapulski 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Karen Wray Gallery. Courtesy photo

KAREN WRAY GALLERY News:

Alan Kapulski and Patrick Longmire will perform 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Karen Wray Gallery during the opening reception of Marc Hudson’s ceramic art exhibition.

Kapulski and Longmire are members of Swing Soleil, an all-acoustic swing band based out of Santa Fe that has been performing in New Mexico since 2012.

Audiences love their enthusiastic

LAMS Symphonic Band Competes At State Contest

on April 23, 2019 - 2:34pm
The Los Alamos Middle School Symphonic Band. Courtesy photo
 
LAMS Symphonic Band was awarded a score of 92.4, out of a possible 100 at the New Mexico State Middle School Band Contest in Rio Rancho. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Los Alamos Middle School Symphonic Band, comprised of 46 students, competed April 11 at the New Mexico State Middle School Band Contest in Rio Rancho.
 
The band was awarded a score of 92.4, out of a possible 100, which earned them a “Superior” rating and third place in the state.

Santa Fe Opera Announces Annual Spring Tour

on April 21, 2019 - 7:42am

UnShakeable. Photo by Kate Russell

 

OPERA News:

 

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera’s 25th Annual Spring Tour kicks off this month in a series of free public concerts and school performances across the region.

 

The locations of the performances include Los Alamos, Albuquerque, El Paso, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Socorro, Raton and Taos.

 

Former Santa Fe Opera Apprentices Adelaide Boedecker (soprano) and Calvin Griffin (baritone) perform UnShakeable, a one-act opera composed by conductor Joseph Illick with a libretto by Andrea Fellows Walters, the Opera’s director of community engagement.

Musicians With Local Ties Join 2019 Summer Concert Series Lineup: James Carothers And Manzanares

on April 21, 2019 - 7:19am
Led by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and accompanied by some of the best musicians in the industry, Manzanares has been labeled one of the hottest Latin acts to hit the music scene gaining both national and international attention. Courtesy photo
 

Summer Concert News:

Sancre Productions, Producer of the 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond, announce country sensation James Carothers and Latin Guitar Band Manzanares, with special opening performance from The Max Pack have officially joined the Concert Series lineup.

Mixing together Tennessee twang, Southern

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Scenes From Annual Holi Festival At Fuller Lodge

on April 17, 2019 - 8:36am

Sirphey hosted the annual Holi festival Sunday at Fuller Lodge with lots of color, music, food and drinks for all ages. Holi is the most colorful festival on earth, wherein communities come together for food, music, and of course, a color fight. And Unquarked hosted a beer garden with wines and brews from New Mexico breweries and wineries. At the event, Dance Arts Los Alamos instructor Neslihan Caren-Zeytun leads the crowd in dances. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Scene from the color fight during the Holi festival Sunday behind Fuller Lodge. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 

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