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  • Uranium transportation discussed during 'Manhattan' episode 12

    There is one episode and Historical Society viewing party left for WGN’s “Manhattan.”
    “Manhattan,” a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, only has one episode in the season left. The Historical Society wants to continue to thank everyone who comes to our viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions and experiences. The society looks forward to the season finale on Sunday.
    Every week the society updates a bulletin board in the museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues. Previous episodes are discussed at losalamoshistory.org, on the society’s Facebook page and in the museum.
    Join the Los Alamos Historical Society Sunday at Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos from 8–9:30 p.m. for a viewing and discussion of “Manhattan’s” season finale (TV-14 rating).
    Episode 12: “The Gun Model”
    How was uranium transported to Los Alamos from Oak Ridge?

  • MacLaine honored with lifetime achievement

    The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents its sixth annual event this week in downtown Santa Fe. Actress Shirley MacLaine will receive SFIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award and introduce her newest film “Elsa & Fred,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
    Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is invested in Santa Fe as a destination for film. The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe.
    MacLaine, a veteran in American film, television and theater has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress four times for her roles in “The Apartment,” “Irma la Douce,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Madame Sousatzka.” She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1983 for her iconic role in “Terms of Endearment.”
    MacLaine has since been honored with the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1998 and in 2012, she received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award, the most honorable praise given in the film industry.
    The Awards Ceremony will be followed by “Elsa & Fred.”

  • This Week on PAC 8, Oct. 17-23

    THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 10-10-14
    02:00 PM League of Women Voters Candidate Forum 10-02-14
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Avadh Salje
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Chile – New Mexico’s
    Hottest Harvest”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Dances with India offers adaptation of Cinderella

    Dances of India, a joint group of the Los Alamos Family YMCA Kathak and Bharatnatyam classes, presents an Indian adaptation of Cinderella.
    Performances are from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Written and directed by Alina Deshpande, the production features Indian classical dance forms (Kathak and Bharatnatyam) as well as folk dances, bollywood, belly dance and more.
    A majority of the dances have been choreographed by Deshpande and Kavita Nandkishore, the instructors of the Los Alamos Family YMCA dance classes, however there are also a few guest dances from other members of the Los Alamos community.
    As always, the show promises to be full of color, foot-tapping music and goofy humor. Deshpande has woven the Indian dances into a timeless, universally popular story and just like in years past, this production will showcase the local Los Alamos dancing and acting talent. Last year’s performance was Aladdin.
    “We always want a story that is universally known, although the story does change a little,” Deshpande said.
    The dances always showcase talent from Los Alamos has been performing with a local show for the past seven years. The shows has existed for a total of 10 years, but on a smaller scale.
    Admission is free, but donations in all forms (cash, check) will be much appreciated.

  • Opera Southwest opens new season with lost 'Hamlet'

    Opera Southwest in Albuquerque will present the New World Premiere of the lost opera “Amleto” or “Hamlet” by Franco Faccio, libretto by Verdi’s librettist Arrigo Boito.
    “Amleto” premiered in 1865 in Genova, Italy to unanimous acclaim and was revived in 1871 at La Scala. There the leading tenor Tiberini had fallen ill and by opening had completely lost his voice.
    After its disastrous reception Faccio was so distraught he withdrew the opera and refused to have it performed again. The faded, torn score in the composer’s own handwriting was found in 2003 in the archives of Casa Ricordi in Milan, Italy, by composer Anthony Barrese, now artistic director and principal conductor of Opera Southwest.

  • Lads of Enchantment show features quartet champion

    The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment (LOE) 2014 Annual Show will feature the 2010 International Quartet Champion — Storm Front.
    Performances will be Oct. 24-25 at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium.
    Storm Front is one of the world’s most accomplished barbershop quartets, noted for both its sound and its captivating performances.  
    After qualifying for international competition in 2003 and placing 17th, the quartet placed 10th in the world in 2005 and 2006, sixth in 2008, and third in 2007 and 2009, before winning the gold medal in 2010.
    Storm Front is said to be one of the world’s most accomplished barbershop quartets, noted for both its sound and its performances. After qualifying for international competition in 2003 and placing 17th, the quartet placed 10th in the world in 2005 and 2006, sixth in 2008, and third in 2007 and 2009, before winning the gold medal in 2010.
    Consequently, Storm Front has appeared throughout the US, in Canada, in Great Britain and is scheduled to perform in Japan in early 2015.  The group has also produced four CD albums and two DVDs that will be available for purchase at the show.
    As customary, the LOE Annual Show will have two parts. The LOE will perform in the first part, and Storm Front will perform after intermission and refreshments.

  • WGN America orders second season of 'Manhattan'

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Executives at WGN America have ordered another season of the TV drama “Manhattan.”
    The announcement came Tuesday as the cable network prepares to air the first season’s finale this weekend.
    The network’s president and general manager, Matt Cherniss, says he’s thrilled with the show’s success so far.
    Cherniss says writer-producer Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme have brought to life the World War II-era Manhattan Project in a brilliant way.
    The drama follows a group of scientists and their families as they attempt to navigate a world of secrets and lies while developing the first atomic bombs.
    The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate community in northern New Mexico.
    At its peak, the Manhattan Project employed 130,000 workers, but it was kept largely secret and out of public view.
     

  • 'Manhattan' season finale fast approaching

    WGN’s new series, “Manhattan,” a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, only has two episodes left for the season.
    The Los Alamos Historical Society wants to again thank everyone who comes to our viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions, and experiences.
    Every week the society updates a bulletin board in the museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.
    Previous episodes are discussed on the website, losalamoshistory.org, on its Facebook page and in the museum.
    Join the Los Alamos Historical Society Sundays at Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos from 8-9:30 p.m. for a viewing and discussion of Manhattan (TV-14 rating).
    Episode 11: “Tangier”
    Was there a shooting at the main gate?

  • Folk band to play at Unitarian Church

    If there was ever a band who loves playing together and bring hope through harmony… It is Brother Sun.
    The ensemble will be performing Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Los Alamos. Show time is 7 p.m.
    Their blend of folk, jazz and blues music landed them with a No. 1 album “Some Part of The Truth” on the Folk-DJ Chart in 2013, where it remained for two months, and received strong airplay for the entire year and ended as the No. 1 CD on the chart for all of 2013. The CD also rose to No. 2 on Sirius XM’s Americana Chart. The lead track “Lady of the Harbor,” about the Statue of Liberty reached No. 1 on the Folk-DJ that same year.
    The band members are unique in that they are not from one particular place. The trio lives in separate areas of the United States, but come together to tour a majority of the year.
    “We have done solo work, but as soon as we start singing, we just sound like us,” Joe Jencks said. All of them lend their vocals to the performance.
    Jencks is from Chicago and plays guitar, banjo and the bouzouki — part of the mandolin family. Greg Greenway plays guitar, piano and ukulele and Pat Wictor can play several styles of guitar, including slide, electric and acoustic.

  • 'Manhattan' reaches final episodes of first season

    WGN’s series, “Manhattan,” a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, is reaching its final episodes. The Historical Society wants to again thank everyone who comes to the viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions and experiences. Every week the society updates a bulletin board in the museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues. Previous episodes are discussed on the website, losalamoshistory.org, on the Historical Society’s Facebook page and in the museum.
    Join the Los Alamos Historical Society Sundays at Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos from 8–9:30 p.m. for a viewing and discussion of “Manhattan” (TV-14 rating).
    Episode 10: “The Understudy”
    Did the government take land from Native Americans for the Manhattan Project?