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  • A treat for tough times, Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of “The Sound of Music” is wholesome family entertainment with the uplifting music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II not to mention the cutest kids in town.

    Director Laurie Tomlinson said, “Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz and I chose this musical because of its universal appeal and the cast requirements. The seven Von Trapp children and an abbey full of nuns gave members of the community a great opportunity to participate.”

  • I’ll probably never learn to master any type of visual art. Those people who claim they can only draw stick figures? Yep, I am one of them. However, my artistic handicap does not stop me from appreciating what others can do. There has been a lot of ground covered to gain this appreciation.

    I’ve toured the Vatican, the Louvre, the Tate, the Museo Reina Sofia; I’ve watched artists mold figurines from soft, palpable glass in Venice and I’ve observed artists painting peonies at the Denver Botanical Gardens.

  • This season, Mesa Public Library celebrates not only 60 years of filmmaking in New Mexico, but 60 years of sweeping change.

    The line-up begins Thursday with “Santa Fe Trail” (1940), a politically incorrect film that could never be made today and continues to offend many people.

    Nevertheless, it’s well worth watching because it offers a compelling case that America, for all its faults, has come a remarkably long way.  

    It’s also pure Hollywood and therefore funny, sweet and even a little endearing.

  • Two New Mexico high school seniors who are interested in science will be selected for an all expense paid, month-long trip to West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands for the National Youth Science Camp.  Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious 2009 program.

    Each year in the summer following graduation, two New Mexico high school seniors attend the intense camp for young scientists.  

    Last year, the New Mexico delegates were Megan Johnson and Kevin Wymer, both of Rio Rancho High School.  

  • It was a different world for Robert Efroymson back in September 2006 when he plumped down a hefty advance for a Tesla electric sports car, which was then expected for delivery in early 2008.

    Since then, the scientist and venture capitalist met his wife, moved to Albuquerque and had a son.

    Now he has a piece of the future.

    Tesla meanwhile had moved to Albuquerque to set up operations and then in the ups and downs of take off, moved back to California.

  • “New Mexico Women Making a Difference,” an exhibit of 35 black-and-white photographs by aj Melnick, opens at the Los Alamos Historical Museum on March 19 with a reception from 4-6 p.m. As is characteristic of Melnick’s work, the show is inclusive – with women from various fields and representative of the multi-cultural New Mexico population.

  • Scale cliffs, creep up rocks and conquer mountains through the Los Alamos Mountaineers’ climbing school.

    The education in endurance begins March 23 and runs through May 2. Classes are held Saturdays in April and Monday nights from March 23 through April.

    Monday sessions are classroom lectures and demonstrations and the Saturday sessions will take students to various locations around White Rock to climb and practice various climbing skills.

  • Get a musical morsel of “The Sound of Music” before being served the whole enchilada starting Friday.

    The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag show will feature different selections of the musical, performed by the Los Alamos Light Opera,  at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    The songs will include “The Sound of Music,” “(How do you Solve a Problem Like) Maria,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “No Way to Stop It” and “Something Good.”

  • In June, 10 high school students and four chaperones from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church will travel to Honduras to volunteer at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) orphanage near Tegucigalpa.

    The parish has sponsored mission trips to NPH in Honduras annually for 12 years.  NPH, translated Our Little Brothers and Sisters, is made up of about 500 kids, up to age 18, and their adopted “abuelos” who are brought into an environment of unconditional acceptance, sharing and work.  

  • For nearly 25 years here in Los Alamos, the annual journey of Christians through the season of Lent has been shared across denominational lines. Ecumenical Lenten Wednesdays will be hosted this year in the new Parish Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church on Wednesday, and March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is welcome.

  • Leonardo Defilippis is an actor with a mission. For 28 years, he’s been bringing the saints and the scriptures to life with dramatic productions on the stage and screen. He is perhaps best known as the director of the feature film “Thérése,” which ran for more than a year in mainstream movie theaters.

    On Sunday, he will perform at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at 5p.m. for a limited engagement of his one-man production of “The Gospel According to John.”

  • Duane Smith Auditorium is killing two birds with one stone. At 7 p.m. Friday, a pie auction will be held to kick off a fundraising drive for new seats in the auditorium. While the pies are being sold, a number of community organizations including New Mexico Dance Theatre, Dance Arts Los Alamos, Los Alamos High School Jazz Band, LAHS Olions Thespian Club, the Family YMCA, UNM-LA dance classes, Los Alamos Light Opera and many others will take the stage for a variety show, which will showcase 60 years of performance arts in Los Alamos.

  • Sometimes things would be easier if life imitated the movies.

    When I moved out of my studio apartment last week, I wistfully thought of Carrie Bradshaw’s move in “Sex and the City.” She had moving down right. Plug in the music, pop the champagne and magically everything gets neatly packed and re-moved.

    Reality, as we all know, is far messier. There aren’t enough boxes, packing material or patience to get the job quickly completed.

    Plus, you have to wipe away the evidence that you ever set foot in the old residence.

  • Theater buffs in Los Alamos and throughout New Mexico have been privileged with multiple opportunities to see Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin’s work. Now, the privilege is crossing state lines.

    The Arizona Jewish Theater Company commissioned Benjamin to write a play and starting March 14 through March 29, Benjamin’s play, “Parted Waters,” will be performed at the Performing Arts Center at the Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Benjamin explained the production director really liked his work.

  • It’s the same school, but there’s something different about Sage Montessori School.

    On Jan. 5, the Montessori school, located at Meadow Lane and Rover Boulevard, earned nonprofit status.

    Cheri Host, executive director of the school, explained she and Theresa Cull, safety engineer, had wanted to make Sage Montessori a nonprofit shortly after they purchased the school two-and-a-half years ago.

    Work to become a nonprofit started in July, Host said. They collaborated with an accountant and a lawyer.

  • Science writer Mark Wolverton brings sensitivity, insight and convincing research to “A Life in Twilight: the Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer.” Wolverton will speak at the Bradbury Science Museum at 5 p.m. Thursday and will sign copies of “A Life in Twilight” from 6-7:30 p.m. at Otowi Station.

    The book encompasses the last 13 years of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s life.

  • I have discovered a gem in Los Alamos. Tucked between small businesses and houses is the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos. I found a place where the staff and educators work hard to create a unique, welcoming environment

    As a mother of three growing children, I am not your typical college student, or so I thought. I researched my options for college and decided to attend UNM-LA for one major reason, the location. The day before my first class at the university, insecurities began to fill my thoughts.

  • From its breathtaking opening solo to its exquisite grand finale - Susan Baker Dillingham’s creative genius takes the classic “Cinderella” tale to amazing new heights.

  • Like any art found throughout the world, Pueblo art covers a huge spectrum of forms. It is found in Kachina dolls, rock art, murals on kiva walls and pottery. And similar to New York City or Florence, Italy, a meca for Pueblo art is found right here in the Rio Grande Valley.

  • Los Alamos will be opening a new golf course in 2009, but only for a day. The 19th Hole, an indoor, miniature golf fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Feb. 28  at various local businesses.

    “I’ve wanted to do this event for a number of years,” said Bernadette Lauritzen, Assets In Action coordinator and golf course superintendent for the event. “The event will allow local businesses to showcase their venues while raising funds for a wonderful program.”