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Today's Features

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    Friday’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series show will be at Del Norte Credit Union, 1000 Trinity Dr. “We’re calling the evening ‘Co-op Night’ and we thank DNCU, Zia Credit Union, LA Schools CU, LA Food Co-op and the Española Community Market for their support of the Series and support of our town,” Coordinator Russ Gordon said.

    Friday’s concert is free of charge thanks to the sponsors in the community and starts at 7 p.m. The public is asked to bring their own chairs.
    The music will be by Guy Forsyth and his new band, the Hot Nut Riveters from Austin, Texas. Forsyth was the original lead singer of the Asylum Street Spankers and he called them “Texas’ original Recession Era band.”

    “That band played two of the most bizarre, fun and downright naughty concerts this town has ever seen,” Gordon said. “When I found out that Guy Forsyth was leading his own roots-rock and blues band about five years ago we booked that outstanding group three different times and they we’re tremendous musicians and great entertainers.”

  • For more than 70 years, Los Alamos Light Opera has served theater lovers and performers alike, bringing the best of Broadway to our community.
    LALO is doing it again this weekend with Broadway on the Hill, featuring all of the classical musical numbers that has made the organization what it is today. This night of entertainment is also a fundraiser to keep this Los Alamos community classic going for many more years.
    In April of 1943, scientists, security personnel, engineers, and military personnel moved to Los Alamos to begin their secret work on the Manhattan Project. By the end of the same year, the Light Opera was born, welcoming people from all walks of life to work both on stage and off as actors, directors, set builders, costumers, and all of the other theatrical accoutrements. Since then, the non-profit organization has produced over 60 community-run shows, including classic favorites like “The Music Man,” “The Sound of Music,” “HMS Pinafore,” and, most recently in 2013, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”
    Now, LALO once again will showcase the talent of Los Alamos with selections from both old Broadway classics and modern hits, including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Oliver,” and so many more.

  • It was a busy weekend in Los Alamos last week with the county fair and rodeo and the Arts and Crafts Festival at Fuller Lodge Arts Center. More than 80 vendors took part in the show. 

  • The League of Women Voters’ monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader will feature Los Alamos Monitor publisher, Ben Carlson. The talk will start at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Mesa Public Library.
    Carlson joined the Los Alamos Monitor in February 2014 as the newspaper’s publisher. The Landmark Community Newspaper asked him to relocate from Central Kentucky following the resignation of Keven Todd.
    Carlson is a native of Western New York and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He met his wife, Cyndie while in the service. They have five children and two grandchildren.
    His previous work experience includes being editor of The Brunswick Beacon in Shallotte, North Carolina, senior editor of CBS Sports.com in Fort Lauderdale, editor of the Livingston County News in Geneseo, New York, sports editor of the Rochester Free Press in Rochester New York, and sports editor of The Evening Tribune in Hornell, New York.
    Along with numerous awards for news and opinion writing, Carlson was the 2013 Kentucky Sheriff’s Association Citizen of the Year and has served in a variety of civic capacities, including Chamber of Commerce board member and leadership roles in Rotary, Kiwanis and the American Red Cross.

  • Holmes-Nedevschi

    Ken and Jennifer Holmes of Los Alamos announce the engagement of their daughter, Royceleen Loqa Holmes to Sergiu Nedevschi, son of Sergiu and Anca Nedevschi of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The bride, also the daughter of the late Kathlyn Qilapupui of Banganoi, Solomon Islands, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is employed as marketing coordinator for Tarana Wireless in Berkeley, California. The groom also graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is co-founder and executive vice president of Tarana Wireless. The couple will be married on Aug. 24 at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. They will make their home in El Cerrito, California.
     

  • Dem meeting

    As a follow-up to Valerie Plame’s visit last week supporting Stephanie Garcia Richard, the movie Fair Game about her outing as a CIA operative by the Bush administration will be shown at 7 p.m. today at the Democrat Headquarters (next to Quiznos). An info session discussing volunteer opportunities will be at 6:15. All Democrats are welcome to come.

    Blood drive

    A blood drive will be held Aug. 21 and Aug. 22 at the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22. To sign up, call United Blood Services at 877-UBS-HERO or 505 246-1457.

    GOP meeting

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the UNM-LA Wallace Hall, Room 505. The program will be a forum on the proposed charter change to restructure county utilities. Advocates both for and against will present their cases and respond to questions. A regular business meeting will follow. The public is welcome. For more information, call Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

    Concert

     Tuesdays at the Pond Series. 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond. Bronach Celtic Blues Band and the Belisama Dance group will perform.  

  • Smith’s Marketplace donated $5,000 toward the new nature center to fund exhibits. Store Director Erik Boehm presented a check to Pajarito Environmental Education Center Executive Director Katie Watson Friday morning. So far, just over $1 million has been raised.

  • Friday’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series show will be at Del Norte Credit Union, 1000 Trinity Dr. “We’re calling the evening ‘Co-op Night’ and we thank DNCU, Zia Credit Union, LA Schools CU, LA Food Co-op and the Española Community Market for their support of the Series and support of our town,” Coordinator Russ Gordon said.
    Friday’s concert is free of charge thanks to the sponsors in the community and starts at 7 p.m. The public is asked to bring their own chairs.
    The music will be by Guy Forsyth and his new band, the Hot Nut Riveters from Austin, Texas. Forsyth was the original lead singer of the Asylum Street Spankers and he called them “Texas’ original Recession Era band.”
    “That band played two of the most bizarre, fun and downright naughty concerts this town has ever seen,” Gordon said. “When I found out that Guy Forsyth was leading his own roots-rock and blues band about five years ago we booked that outstanding group three different times and they we’re tremendous musicians and great entertainers.”

  • Today
    The Mesa Public Library Film Series. “The Other Son,” 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    “Off the Cuff.” a juried collection of artwork by artists who answered the call to “run wild, take a snapshot, experiment, gesture, sketch, scribble, doodle — then walk away. Let unfinished work do the talking. Marta Light is featured n the Portal Gallery. Daily through Sept. 20 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Friday
    Los Alamos Light Opera Fundraiser. “Broadway On the Hill,” a concert of Broadway songs. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10 and available at the door. There will also be a raffle; $5 for five tickets, or $10 for 15 tickets. One of the prizes is two Orchestra Center tickets to “Wicked” at Popejoy Hall and there are other items donated by the community. All proceeds go to benefit LALO — a local 501(c)3 nonprofit.

  • Immediately upon birth, most of us inherit a culture, race, religion and economic status. We go home to a large house in a modern city, or a shack in an occupied territory. Freedom might belong to us, or it might not. Everything that makes us “us” starts from these facts, over which we have no control.
    In other words, who we are depends on whom we are born as.
    So what happens if we are switched at birth? Who are we then? “The Other Son” (2013, rated PG-13, French), screening at 6:30 p.m. today at Mesa Public Library, explores this idea with more depth and care than any other I’ve seen.
    Joseph Silberg (Jules Sitruk) and Yacine Al Bezaaz (Mehdi Dehbi) were born as each other.
    One lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, while the other resides in the Palestinian West Bank, occupied by troops the first’s father, a colonel, commands. But had they gone home as infants with their correct birth mothers, their situations would be entirely reversed.
    The film thoroughly examines the differences between the boys’ lives, and without any contrivance. Even the story of the original mix-up does not feel forced. It is entirely plausible. It has probably happened.