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Lecture Pays Homage To Music And Rosalie Heller

on September 16, 2019 - 3:51pm
Rosalie Heller
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rosalie Heller was pivotal in developing the arts and culture community in Los Alamos. In fact, she helped found several local arts organizations, including the Los Alamos Arts Council.

So, it seems fitting that the Los Alamos Arts Council establish a memorial lecture series to pay tribute to one of its creators.

The Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture held its inaugural event last year with NPR’s Bill McGlaughlin speaking on the life and achievements of Leonard Bernstein.

Murder, She Danced! At Smith Auditorium Oct. 6

on September 16, 2019 - 7:57am
 

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to this year's production of Murder, She Danced! presented by Dances of India. 

The event is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.

Admission is free, but donations are requested to benefit the Y in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Indian snacks from the local Indian grocery store will be available for purchase during intermission.

All proceeds will go to the Y in Chiang Mai, Thailand: http://www.ymcachiangmai.org/firstpage.html. Specifically their program for women: http://www.ymcachiangmai.org/main/en/Northern-Women-Development/.

Letter To The Editor: Sancre Productions Delivered Great Los Alamos Summer Concert Series

on September 12, 2019 - 8:40am
By Ramiro A. Pereyra III (Trey)
Los Alamos

Thank you to Sancre for a job well done!

The summer concert series has always been a long time favorite of my family, friends and of course myself. It was a time that the community could come together and enjoy some good food, family fun, and music!

When this year’s summer concert bid winners were announced, I like many others was wondering how our beloved concerts would change. I must say though, it was an exciting change!

I fell in love with the ideas that Sancre had along with all the wonderful artists they were bringing to our little town.

LALT Presents ‘Tick, Tick...BOOM!’

on September 12, 2019 - 7:57am

The cast of ‘tick, tick ... BOOM!’ opening Friday at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

The countdown is underway for “tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season.

The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying

LAPS Thankful For Smith Auditorium Endowment

on September 11, 2019 - 4:01pm

The new acoustic shell taken during rehearsal for the Orion Weiss, left, and Shai Wosner performance Sunday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Peter LaDelfe/LACA Board Member

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) have announced that the Endowment for Duane Smith Auditorium (DSA) has had a successful first year and is now actively paying out.

These proceeds are used to fund the preservation needs of this valuable resource that serves not only LAPS, but the entire community. 

According to LACF Executive Director Rachel Kizielewicz the fund

Wood & Wire Performs For Sold Out Crowd Tonight

on September 7, 2019 - 9:06pm
Austin-based bluegrass band Wood & Wire is performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Wood & Wire is opening the fall concert series for Live in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

In And Around Town: Sept. 17, 2019

on September 6, 2019 - 7:01am

 

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
 
TUESDAY Sept. 17
 
Lunch With A Leader
Los Alamos League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader features County Engineer Eric Martinez as speaker at 11:45 a.m. at Mesa Public Library.
 
Ribbon Cutting for Visiting Nurse Service New Location
The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service with a ribbon cutting noon to 2 p.m.

Topper Marching Band Entertains Football Crowd

on September 4, 2019 - 9:37am

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band directed by Zane Meek was in full attendance at Friday night's football game at Sullivan Field. The band's music added to the excitement of the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The 115 member Band directed by Zane Meek thrilled the audience with their competition show, Black Orpheus, which the band will fine tune while performing various versions throughout the season. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Los Alamos High School Marching Band performing at the Friday night football game at Sullivan Field.

Scenes From James Carothers Secret City Concert

on September 1, 2019 - 10:11am

Los Alamos National Laboratory technician-turned popular country artist James Carothers tips his hat to an enthusiastic crowd Friday night during the Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Pavilion. ‘It’s good to be home,’ he told the crowd. Carothers lived and worked in Los Alamos before returning to his native Tennessee to pursue a career in music. According to a press release, Carothers has earned a lot of accolades. Rolling Stone magazine listed him in its 10 New Country Artists You Need To KnowOctober 2018, and nominated by Ameripolitan as 2018 Outlaw Male. He also has opened for

September Issue Of Prism Is Now Online

on September 1, 2019 - 7:18am

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LAAC Features Black Mesa Brass Quintet During Brown Bag Show At Fuller Lodge Noon Wednesday

on August 30, 2019 - 6:04pm
The Black Mesa Brass Quintet performs noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
LAAC News:
 
Los Alamos Arts Council will have the second performance in its noontime Brown Bag Series Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
 
The performance will feature The Black Mesa Brass Quintet. The Black Mesa Brass Quintet was formed in 1990 and still has three of the original five members. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of classical, modern, pop and jazz tunes.
 
They play a variety of venues, including concerts, educational performances at schools, weddings and other special occasions.

Solomon: Marvelous End To Terrific Chamber Festival

on August 30, 2019 - 5:47pm
Review by ALICIA SOLOMON
Los Alamos

The final performance of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival for this summer played to an almost full house at the Lensic Monday, Aug. 16.

The Dover Quartet (Joel Link and Brian Lee, violins, Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola, and Camden Shaw, cello) was featured, splitting into two different duos for the first half, the three gentlemen looking elegantly comfortable in white sports jackets over open-collar black shirts and slacks, the lady a pale, flowing bouquet with ruffles at her sweetheart neckline.

The opening number was a delightful violin/viola

Pianists Wosner & Weiss Open LACA Season Sept. 8

on August 30, 2019 - 5:39pm
Pianists Shai Wosner, left, and Orio Weiss perform Sept. 8 at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

Combine two of the world's greatest concert pianists and two incredible Steinway pianos (one on loan, with thanks, from the Steinway company) and you have an evening of unparalleled music.

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight.

Ringo Starr Rocks Santa Fe Opera

on August 29, 2019 - 8:18am

Ringo Starr, third from left, and his All Starr Band performed Sunday evening at the Santa Fe Opera to a sold-out crowd. The energetic former Beatle and his musicians from Santana, Toto, Journey and Average White Band rocked the enthusiastic crowd for over two-and-a-half hours. Selections included Yellow Submarine, Photograph, It Don't Come Easy, Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman, Down Under, Hold the Line, I Wanna Be Your Man, Africa, Rosanna and With a Little Help from My Friends. Ringo turned 79 in July; this year marks the 30th anniversary of his All Starr Band tours. Photo by Linda Hull

Hillstrummers Irene Powell Performs Hula Dance

on August 29, 2019 - 7:43am

Hillstrummer and Hula dancer Irene Powell performs in honor of her late mother in July at the BESC. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
On the last Friday of the month the Hillstrummers at the Betty Ehart Senior Center strum their ukuleles to the merriment of the crowd, in celebration of monthly birthdays.
 
During July, Hillstrummer and Hula dancer Irene Powell did a celebratory hula dance in honor of her late mother Alice Armour.
 
"My mother Alice Armour was a hula dancer, born and raised in Hawaii, she took lessons from a large Hawaiian woman," Powell said.

Annual Ullrfest On Pajarito Mountain Sept. 21

on August 28, 2019 - 5:43pm

Secret City Summer Concert Series Features Hometown Country Singer James Carothers In Grand Finale Friday

on August 27, 2019 - 9:34am

Country singer James Carothers performs 8-10 p.m. Friday at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Country singer James Carothers headlines the final Secret City Summer Concert of 2019, Firday night at the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

The concert is sponsored by Plateau Property Management and New Mexico Bank & Trust.

Carothers is known for his stone-country originals, spot-on impressions of several of country's greatest icons, character band mates and a large fan base of fiercely supportive followers who love real country music.

Carothers is listed as one of Rolling

Enter The Vortex: Taos Vortex Music Festival Review

on August 25, 2019 - 10:04am
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

Taos Vortex, Meow Wolf’s interactive music festival, returned for its second year Aug. 16-18.

Glitter, tails, costumes, and whatever else people felt like wearing (or not wearing) made for a diverse and colorful crowd.

The vibe was chill, people were happy, and the

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Director Dan Gerth Conducts Final Performance Friday Aug. 30

on August 25, 2019 - 8:19am

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Director Dan Gerth will conduct his final performance during the August Birthday Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Call 505.662.8924 for lunch reservations. Gerth, also a professional guitarist, has directed the group of more than 20 performers for the last three years and will be missed. Members of the Hillstrummers gather to practice strumming, front row from left, Diane Little, Darlene Potter, Yvonne Trujillo, KokHeong, Janet Harris, Colleen Hanlon, Ruth Lier and Director Dan Gerth.

Scenes From Last To Know At Summer Concert Friday

on August 24, 2019 - 7:33pm

Young dancers groove to the music of Last to Know, a seven-piece band based out of Taos, during the Secret City Summer Concert Series Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann introduces the band, Last to Know in the Pavilion Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Tom Pryor on guitar and pedal steel. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Randy Morris on drums. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Last to Know band member Dan Irion. Photo by Kirsten

Scenes From The Boomroots Collective Summer Concert Performance At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday Evening

on August 24, 2019 - 8:02am
The Boomroots Collective warms up the Secret City Summer Concert crowd Friday evening with some reggae at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. The Boomroots Collective plays high-level progressive reggae and hip-hop music, which has been described as ‘Jamaican funk with New Mexico Soul.’ Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Zalma AezRock, right, on keyboards and vocals with John Simmons on bass. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A magical evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Watch and listen. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Artists in the dust as

Secret City Summer Concert: Last To Know Band & The Boomroots Collective At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on August 20, 2019 - 5:15pm

Last to Know plays Friday night at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The Los Alamos County Secret City Summer Concert Series features Last to Know Friday night at the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Based in Taos, Last to Know is a seven-piece band blending the heartiest world rhythms with jam-band passion, while muddying the lines between Americana roots music, country, disco, funk and bluegrass.

They have played the Main Stage at the annual Taos Solar Music Festival - a stage graced by Los Lobos, Michael Franti and Spearhead, String Cheese Incident, Richard Thompson,

LAAC Hosts Special Brown Bag Show Wednesday

on August 20, 2019 - 8:43am

Los Alamos Pianist Juanita Madland

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is hosting a special Brown Bag performance noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

This will replace the regularly scheduled show first Wednesay of the month. Join the arts council in welcoming Juanita Madland, a frequent guest of Los Alamos Arts Council, as she performs a selection of pieces from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms.

Madland is an accomplished musician, who has been playing since age 3. She has played hundreds of concerts in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.

Serenata Concert: Alone With The Water & The Night-Schubert Lieder At Site Santa Fe Aug. 30

on August 19, 2019 - 9:27am

Schubert Lieder ‘Alone with the Water and the Night’ Aug. 30 at Site Santa Fe. Courtesy image

Serenata of Santa Fe News:

Experience the breathtaking genius of the greatest pioneering songwriter who ever lived. Franz Schubert merged poetry and melody into a new dimension, allowing for revolutionary conceptions of Nature to be carried out in the arts with effortless spontaneity. True Bel Canto.

Schubert Lieder “Alone with the Water and the Night”, doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at Site Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo De Peralta in Santa Fe.

Music of Franz

Scenes From Youth Performance And Opening Band At Secret City Summer Concert Series Friday Night

on August 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

St. Michael's High School seniors Gabriel Biadora, left, and Justin Sanchez wow the crowd during the youth performance Friday evening at the Secret City Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Austin Van helps kick off the concert Friday evening at Ashley Pond Pavilion. According to a Sancre Productions press release, Van has a deep-rooted love and appreciation for country music. He showed that appreciation during the concert, playing covers of songs by music legends such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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