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Entertainment

  • LA music teachers present ‘Musicale’

    The Los Alamos Music Teachers will present Musicale 2 p.m. Nov. 22, at UNM-LA.
    The following students will perform: Julia Chen, Joshua Chung, Jennie Gao, Victor Kim, Yunseo Kim, Catherine Runnels, Gerrit and Micah VanderWiel, Jennifer Wang. The students participated in the New Mexico Honors Competition Sept. 28 and will be playing piano duets and piano solos.
    The students study with Aejin Chang, Charlene Cox-Clifton, Frances Naffziger, Janna Warren and Madeline Williamson.
    The public is invited. 

  • This Week on PAC-8, Oct. 18-24

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, October 18, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 10-08-13
    02:00 PM Oppenheimer Lecture – “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity & the Exploration of the Red Planet”
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society “Imperial Frontiers”
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Deutche Welle’s Europe in Concert- Robert Plant
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, October 19, 2013
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, October 20, 2013
    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
    10:30 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • A musical comedy for the entire family

     The Dixon Community Players, sponsored by Embudo Valley Organics, Rock Pool Gardens, and the Embudo Valley Arts Association, announces the final show of the 2013 season, the 2006 Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the show is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920’s.
    The story revolves around a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” As the record plays, the show comes to life on the stage as he wryly comments on the music, story and the actors as it is performed.
    Designed and directed by Holly Haas, the production includes a cast of 18 actors from Dixon, Taos and Los Alamos.

  • Apollo's Fire takes the stage Oct. 27

    The Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach have proven their power to move, delight and captivate audiences for 250 years.
    Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will bring these iconic works to Los Alamos 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. This performance is the second event in the Los Alamos Concert Association’s 2013-14 season.
    Award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell will lead her 16-member ensemble in five of the six concertos commissioned in 1719 by Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg.
    Concerto No. 2 is a tour de force for the solo trumpet. Concerto No.3 is for strings alone and treats each of the instruments as an equal soloist.
    Violin and recorder share the spotlight in the 4th concerto. Harpsichord and flute begin Concerto No. 5 by passing phrases back and forth, but the harpsichord takes center stage in the virtuosic final movement. Two violas exchange solos in Concerto No.6.
    Named for the classical God of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992. Now hailed as one of the world’s most respected period-instrument ensembles, it enjoys sold-out performances at its home base in Cleveland.

  • Dances of India presents 'Aladdin'

    The annual Dances with India show will present an Indian adaptation of “Aladdin” featuring students from the Los Alamos YMCA’s Kathak and Bharatnatyam classes, as well as guest dancers and actors from the greater Los Alamos community.

    The show will be 4-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Los Alamos High Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free, however donations by check or cash will be appreciated. All proceeds will go to Santhitheeram — a charitable trust for hospice care for the elderly in Kerala, India.

    The production is written and directed by Alina Deshpande and choreographed by Deshpande and Kavita Nandkishore. Deshpande and Nandkishore volunteer to teach two Indian classical dance forms at the Los Alamos Family YMCA and Y-Express.

    “Every year the charity is different,” Deshpande said. “We have raised funds for orphanges and schools — mostly children charities, but this year we are trying a new demographic.”

    The show bring Indian dance to a traditional show with two forms of Indian dances — the Kathak and the Bharata Natyam. “They are diverse sets of dances,” Deshpande said.

  • Quartets celebrate harmony

    The Lads of Enchantment will present its 2013 Annual Barbershop Harmony Show 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the United Church of Los Alamos. The first part of the show, “Celebrate Harmony,” will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society and feature the LOE chorus and quartets. The second half will feature special guest quartet, Ruby Blue — the 2013 Rocky Mountain Quartet Champion of Sweet Adelines International.
    Celebrate Harmony will salute the Barbershop Harmony Society’s beginning and barbershop singing. The show will feature traditional songs, as well as, songs that have become part of Americana. The show will open with “Celebrate Harmony,” an original composition that was written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the society. Among the other songs are a special, seldom-heard-version of “Sweet Adeline,” “Coney Island Baby,” the Lida Rose medley, “I’m Alone Because I Love You” and “God Bless the USA.”
    Featured guest quartet, Ruby Blue, will be breaking new ground. Other female quartets or groups, such as Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto, have sung in LOE shows, but Ruby Blue will be the first all-female special guest quartet.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Oct. 11-17

    Friday, October 11, 2013

    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 10-08-13
    02:00 PM Oppenheimer Lecture – “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity & the Exploration of the Red Planet”
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society “Imperial Frontiers”
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Deutche Welle’s Europe in Concert- Amy McDonald
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meetiong
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, October 12, 2013
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, October 13, 2013
    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
    10:30 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • ‘Mystery of Edwin Drood’ yields cast of standout performances

    Halloween is in a few weeks, so it’s the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit — and what better way to do so, than with a murder mystery.
    Los Alamos Light Opera treated Los Alamos audiences to “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at Duane Smith Auditorium over the weekend. Touted as, “a musical murder mystery in two acts,” the show, directed by Jess Cullinan and produced by Gwen Wiens, allows the audience to choose how the Charles Dickens story ends. Under the musical direction of Gretchen Amstutz, Brian Huysman and Jess Cullinan, with choreography by Patrick MacDonald, the production features a cast of characters that will not soon be forgotten.
    There are some familiar faces on stage (Warren Houghteling as John Jasper; Patrick MacDonald as Bazzard; John Cullinan as Mr. William Cartwright, Chairman; and Jim Sicilian as Mr. James Throttle, the stage manager and barkeep, to name a few), as well as some not-so-familiar faces (Rita O’Connell as Edwin Drood; Christina Martos as Rosa Bud; and Kirste Plunket as Wendy, for starters).
    If there are some novices in the group, it’s not evident. They all seem to be seasoned actors. Not a single one was out of place. Each played their parts well and contributed to making “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” something worth watching.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Oct. 4-Oct. 10

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, October 4, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 9-27-13
    02:00 PM Oppenheimer Lecture – “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity & the Exploration of the Red Planet”
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society “Imperial Frontiers”
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Deutche Welle’s Europe in Concert- Jethro Tull
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meetiong
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, October 5, 2013
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, October 6, 2013
    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
    10:30 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Audience participation crucial in Light Opera production

    Audiences for the Los Alamos Light Opera production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” have a most important role: they get to vote on how the show will end.
    Loosely based on an unfinished mystery by Charles Dickens, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a musical by Rupert Holmes, is set in the Music Hall Royale in London. Chairman William Cartwright and his company of Victorian players have devised a musical rendition of the story that invites audience participation at every step.
    Since Dickens died before finishing his story, the company has rehearsed multiple endings for the audience to vote on during the second act.
    The story features John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Also in love with Rosa Bud is the unpredictable foreigner, Mr. Neville Landless, who is accompanied by his tempestuous twin sister, Helena. The title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve — but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit?
    These are a slew of the possibilities the audience will consider as this playwithin-a-play comes to a hilariously madcap conclusion that is different every night!