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Today's News

  • New model for artists borrows from business

    Making a name in the art world used to mean the artist toiled in obscurity and poverty, dependent on galleries and patrons to exhibit and champion his work. This notion — that artistic creativity and business savvy occupy separate worlds — was reinforced by art schools that taught students how to make art but not how to market or sell it.
    An emerging, 21st century approach is that art making is a business and the artist should be at the controls — the chief executive officer of her own production and distribution network. This model borrows many ideas from the business world.
    Get serious about sales. Artists should tear down the contrived wall between the creative and the commercial, because distribution of artwork is just as important as production. They should school themselves in marketing, inventory and financial management, cash flow and all licensing and intellectual property laws that pertain to creative works.

  • Conflict between circuits

    A month ago, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear a collection of cases which raised the question of traditional marriage vs. same-sex unions.
    Now, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision may have changed all of that. By voting 2-1 to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four states under the appellate jurisdiction of the Sixth Circuit — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — the panel has now created a conflict between the circuits. This conflict exists because four other federal circuit courts had found bans on same-sex unions to be unconstitutional. We know now, at least according to statements from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that a lack of a conflict between the circuits was the reason the Supreme Court balked at hearing the earlier cases from five other states.

  • VIDEO: Principal Gonzales rewards students

    For raising a lot of money for Paws and Stripes, Principal Jill Gonzales runs a gauntlet of ketchup and mustard on a tricycle while singing karaoke tunes.

  • Today in history Nov. 22
  • Lobos fall to Boston College

     

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the reasons Boston College coach Jim Christian likes playing in an early season tournaments is the gauge it provides about where his team is at mentally.

    After some struggles in that department to begin the season, he left the Eagles’ opener at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off encouraged about his team’s prospects going forward.

    Olivier Hanlan had 20 points and Aaron Brown added 16 as Boston College held off New Mexico 69-65 Thursday.

    “We needed to show we could respond when the other team makes a run,” Boston College coach Jim Christian said. “I thought we did a good job of that all night tonight.”

  • High Flyers tops in Rio Rancho

     

    Level 2 High Flyers gymnasts were awarded the first place team trophy last weekend at the Autumn Invitational in Rio Rancho. The team of 12 girls scored 106.325 points to capture the top spot over teams from Albuquerque and Belen.

    In the individual competition, High Flyers gymnasts took first place all-around in two age divisions, and received 10 first place event awards.

    Top finishes in level and age group included:

    Age 7-8

    Elizabeth Merrill: 1st on Bars, 2nd all-round

    Emily Smith: 1st on vault; 1st on floor;3rd all-round

    Age 9

  • Register now for Lights parade

     

     

    Registration is now open for the annual Winterfest Holiday Lights Parade. This years “frozen” themed parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. around Ashley Pond.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your business or organization by participating in the Winterfest Light Parade. To register for the parade, visit losalamosmainstreet.com/events/

    From Breakfast with Santa to the “Snow Queen” ballet, Los Alamos celebrates winter with many events scheduled around town. 

    Los Alamos MainStreet would like to thank all the Winterfest sponsors: Los Alamos National Bank, The Education Plan and Los Alamos County.

  • Bandelier announces holiday schedule

     

    Bandelier National Monument has announced its schedule for the upcoming holidays, plus two special events.

    Bandelier’s Artist-in-Residence, photographer David Halpern, will be offering a photo hike in Frijoles Canyon on Dec. 13. 

    Sign up now due to a limited number of spaces available. To register, call the park Visitor Center at 672-3861, ext. 51 to sign up. There is no charge for the walk beyond the park entrance fee. 

    The annual Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk will be Dec. 21, with participants meeting at the Visitor Center at 7:15 a.m. 

    Participants walk up the canyon to watch the sunrise in alignment with the entry walls at Tyuonyi Pueblo. No sign ups are necessary for this walk.

  • Be There Calendar 11-21-14

     

    Today 

    The Los Alamos Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star will sell Collin Street Bakery holiday fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes until 6 p.m. in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby in Los Alamos. They will also be sold on the following Fridays: Dec. 5, 12 and 19 (or until sold out). No fruitcakes will be sold at LANB the Friday after Thanksgiving. For more information, contact Judy Goldie, 662-3797, email judygoldie1@gmail.com, or Nina Laird, 662-7580. 

     

    Coro de Cámara presents the Silver Anniversary Season, celebrating 25 years of music-making with the chorus and soloists. The program “Silvery Tones,” features Cantata 140, “Sleepers, Wake,” by J.S. Bach and includes works by Handel, Duruflé, Paulus, Mathias, Scarlatti and Byrd. 7 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 

  • Church listings 11-20-14

     

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com.  The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian