Tuesday April 2 Style Show: links, brew and casting

April 2nd, 2013 at 8:55 am by under 2 KASA Style, 2 KASA This Morning

Quote of the Day

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” – John Steinbeck

Tuesday on the New Mexico Style Show…

A life changing program from Playworks New Mexico teaches kids how to play nice, reducing bullying and improving learning.

Thousands of celebrities got a piece of Rio Rancho’s jewelry designer Alan Scott at the Grammy’s and Oscars this year, now the NFL wants him and he wants clever New Mexicans.

A unique shopping experience can be had at the Hat Smith, your source for affordable New Mexico style.

Of interest…

When President Obama designated the Rio Grande del Norte a national monument the Taos Mesa Brewing Company brewed up a special pale ale to commemorate the occasion. The beer is named the “Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Pale Ale” and the label depicts the Rio Grande Gorge and the surrounding mountains. Jayson Wylie, the head brewer and co-founder of says he will send the president a sample as a token of appreciation for making the national monument designation a reality.

Actor/director Seth McFarlane is coming to New Mexico to film his latest project, “A Million Ways To Die In The West”.  It’s expected to go into production early May 2013 and the movie will be a step out of the box for the director. Elizabeth Gabel Productions is looking for extras specifically men with grown out mustaches and facial hair as well as Native Americans.

If you want to be an extra you can have your headshot taken this month at a town hall meeting hosted by the New Mexico Film Office; they will be passed on to extra casting directors. The town hall meeting is April 18, 2013 at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, NM. Headshots will be taken at 6:00 pm followed by a meeting on the state of the New Mexico film industry including an update about legislation, the outlook going forward, and the opportunities available to New Mexicans. The meeting gets underway at 7 and will last about 2 hours. The town hall is free and open to all. Those who already have a headshot are encouraged to bring them to the meeting and fill out the extras casting information registration form.

Links mentioned in the show today:

Playworks New Mexico brings safe and inclusive play to New Mexico schools

Elizabeth Gabel Productions

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Albuquerque NM

For The Kids Fund and the Active 20-30 Club of Albuquerque Kickball Tournament

Allen Scott Designs Facebook Page

The HatSmith of Santa Fe

Tara Thai Cuisine celebrates Thai New Year April 13 -15

I admit it…I saw Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 this weekend

November 19th, 2012 at 5:13 pm by under Face of Fox

Sooo, among the many things going that went on around town this weekend, the last thing I expected to do was watch the finale of the teenage-vampire/werewolf-pop classic saga, Breaking Dawn. But out of spontaneous decision to want to be social and hang out with my best girl friends, I decided to pack away my ego and dignity and just go experience what Twilight was all about. Having never read the books, I came into it with no expectations and or hopes.

All I really knew about it was that die hard sci-fi enthusiasts and girls ages 10-16 had been looking forward to this movie for over a year. Mind you, I fall into neither one of those categories, but I did kind of want to see what all the hype was about. You hear all the stories of people waiting for hours in line, or dressing up as the favorite characters, so I kind of looking forward to that more than the movie. But I must say I was completely surprised about the film itself.

The movie was very entertaining and it definitely kept me engaged the whole time. Besides the expected cheese-ey vampire love scenes, the movie had a lot of unexpected turns and plot development. The humor was relatable  and sometimes the absurdity of vampires nonchalantly living cultured 21st century lives was quite comical.  It definitely grabs you emotionally at times, and the fights scenes were pretty epic. I was a little shocked to see so many vampire heads ripped off, considering its a “teen” movie. But I guess it got the point across.

Either way, I dont regret seeing it, and actually would say I enjoyed it. If your on the fence about seeing it and think the movie is not for you, I would say if you have a little peer pressure from friends or a little sister, just go with it. You may be surprised too!