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Belisama Irish Dance Company to Perform at The Lensic

Belisama Irish Dance Company will perform its annual “Rhythm of Fire” St. Patrick’s Day at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 at The Lensic in Santa Fe. This year’s show will feature guest artist Michael Patrick Gallagher, a two-time World Champion and former lead of Riverdance, as well as traditional live music performed by Jono Manson (vocals/guitar), Mark Clark (percussion), Maria Jones (fiddle), and vocalist Adrienne Bellis (also Artistic Director of Belisama.) The Company includes 14 dancers from Los Alamos and Santa Fe, including a number of National, Regional and Open champions. Most recently,


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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: March 6

This week’s preview sponsored by www.fyila.com

Vegetable ABCs 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at PEEC
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about vegetable gardening. Carlos Valdez to talk about “Vegetable ABCs.” This talk is free and open to the public. PEEC is at 3540 Orange St. behind the High School.

The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open at CrossFit 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at CrossFit Los Alamos (278-A DP Road)
Welcome to week one: Constantly varied … high intensity … functional movement – CrossFit. The public is invited to attend the local competition.


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Movie Review: ‘Quartet’ Proves Growing Old is Not for Sissies

Movie poster for ‘The Quartet.’ Courtesy
 
‘Quartet’ Proves Growing Old is Not for Sissies
Review by KIRSTEN LASKEY

Time can be a real enemy to a person. It will rob people of their health, mental faculties and loved ones.

But what “The Quartet” also proves is that time can be a friend. It can provide opportunity for second chances and new discoveries.

The film reveals it is never too late to live life fully.

The plot of “The Quartet” is pretty simple. A group of friends living in a retirement home for musicians prepare for an upcoming concert that celebrates Verdi


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Thoughts From the Big Chair: The Dramatic Renaissance of TV Drama

Thoughts From the Big Chair
Comments on Television and Associated Media From a Lifelong Addict
Column by RALPH E. CHAPMAN (Twitter @RalphEChapman)
©2013, Ralph E. Chapman
 
The Dramatic Renaissance of TV Drama

Hey gang! Let me first mention that today is the first anniversary of the entrance into our (My Lovely Bride and I) lives of Lola, our beautiful brindle Chihuahua, that we adopted from the Los Alamos shelter.

Adding her to family – along with our cats Ray and Lena  (from the Española shelter) – has completed our family. I can highly recommend that, if you have room


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Jeff Favorite Brings ‘The Gospel of Mark’ to the Stage

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Favorite Brings “The Gospel of Mark” to the Stage
By LYNN FINNEGAN
 
An estimated 6,001,500,000 Holy Bibles have been printed. Before the Gutenberg Bible was printed in 1450, however, most of the illiterate population’s access to the Bible was purely oral: a rich Jewish storytelling tradition that grew in the homes of the early Christian church and was later professed to the populace by church authorities. 

“The Gospel According to Mark,” a dramatic one-person performance by Jeffrey Favorite at 7:30 p.m. March 8-9 at Trinity on the Hill


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Pajarito Brew Pub Hosted Bluesman Ryan McGarvey Saturday

It was standing-room only Saturday night at the Pajarito Brew Pub when Ryan McGarvey played an acoustic set following his gig at the Ski Hill for Skiesta. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
After performing with his band at Skiesta Saturday, Albuquerque bluesman Ryan McGarvey gave a solo acoustic performance at Pajarito Brew Pub Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

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Community Members Crowd into Skiesta Event

Members of  the Los Alamos Beer Coop enjoy their favorite beverage at Skiesta on Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Beer vendors dispense their wares at Skiesta. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Skiesta crowd enjoys an unseasonably warm day on the ski hill Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

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Five Local Bands Play Wedding Expo

Andy Z out-frout with the Andy Zandrozny Jazz Ensemble. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Big Band at the Expo. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

By MANDY MARKSTEINER

The Los Alamos Big Band, Jeff Seay and the Pickup Artists, The Craig Martin Experience, The Andy Zandrozny Jazz Ensemble and Richard Hannemann performed in the Tewa Grand Ballroom at the Northern New Mexico Wedding Expo at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino Feb. 23.

The Wedding Expo was organized so that brides can plan every part of their wedding, including music. The bands set the mood for the event and the


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Join the Puzzle Platoon in LALT’s ‘Van Choc Straw’

From left, Stephen Fasel, Gwen Lewis and Pat Beck. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The world premiere of the full-length version of Van Choc Straw by Marc Dunn took place Friday, March 1 at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

A shorter version of Van Choc Straw was produced as a radio play on KUNM Radio a year ago. The shorter version will be LALT’s entry in the New Mexico AACTFest March 21-24.

Van Choc Straw takes place in the basement of Althea Witlin’s (Pat Beck) home. Because of her age, Althea is being forced to sell her home and


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‘Never Cry Wolf’ with Anthropologist Paula Sabloff March 13

Anthropologist Paula Sablouff. Courtesy/SFI

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The popular Science On Screen series at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe, continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, with anthropologist  Paula Sabloff’s take on Never Cry Wolf.

Dropped alone into the Arctic Circle to study the hunting patterns of wolves, a biologist discovers the deeper mysteries of the wild.

Sabloff, a Santa Fe Institute (SFI) professor and anthropologist, brings a natural science perspective, gleaned from years of field work, to Carroll Ballard’s 1983 Oscar-nominated


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