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  • 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!

  • Jeweler debuts collection on HSN

    Jeni Kittleson will launch her jewelry collection on HSN. “Jeni’s Fashion Jewelry Premiere” airs from 4-5 p.m. today on Dish 222 and DirectTV 240.

    Kittleson, from Santa Fe, will be live on-air for one hour with HSN host Connie Craig-Carroll. HSN.com is a top-10 most trafficked e-commerce site.

    Kittleson’s collection is broken down into two lines, a mosaic gem cluster line and a woman warrior line. There are a 15 pieces in the collection: three bracelets, four earrings, five necklaces and three rings.

    “The theme overall for both groups is armor for women,” Kittleson said. “The majority of my collection is focused towards the woman warrior as the pieces are bold and act as personal shields for the wearer so she can face the world with even more confidence as the pieces will bring out the inner strength of the woman so she can wear it on the outside.”

  • Hitchcock classic comes to library

    Who am I to review Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” from 1958? The film has been reviewed, admired and just plain loved scores of times.
    James Stewart’s incredible. Kim Novak is creepily fabulous. Barbara Bel Geddes is the most gorgeous buddy a guy could ask for, and quirky enough to guarantee, according to 1950s movie logic, that he won’t fall in love with her. And best of all is the script, so witty, sharp, cunning, insightful, complicated, original and even — yes — thrilling.
    It’s a fine film, possibly one of the best films flat out, and everyone should see it, or see it again, this week on the big screen.
    According to the taglines, this is “a Hitchcock thriller. You should see it from the beginning!” and Hitchcock “engulfs you in a whirlpool of terror and tension” and, my favorite, the movie is “a tall story about a pushover.” If that doesn’t arouse your movie-butter popcorn cravings, you must be unconscious.

  • Community Winds presents first concert of the season

    The Award-Winning Los Alamos Community Winds will present the first concert of its 2013-2014 Concert Season, “Uncharted Territory,” 4 p.m., Oct. 5 at Crossroads Bible Church. The concert will feature new and lesser known works, as well as Sir Edward Elgar’s “Variations on an Original Theme (“Enigma”) Op. 36.”
    This concert is presented as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days — a celebration of Harmony for Humanity.
    The Los Alamos Community Winds were awarded first Runner-up in the 2012 American Prize Competition (Concert Band Division) and have achieved international recognition through their recorded performances on BrassCast, a podcast featuring concert and brass band music originating in the United Kingdom.
    Joining the Los Alamos Community Winds on this performance will be renowned composer and conductor, Robert Sheldon. Sheldon has more than 100 published works and maintains an active career as a clinician, composer and conductor. He is the chief editor for concert band music at Alfred Music Publications. In addition to to his composing and conducting, Sheldon is the lead author of the “Sound Innovations” band method series — used by the Los Alamos Public Schools as the text for the district’s elementary band programs.

  • This week on PAC-8, Sept. 27-Oct. 3

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

    Friday, September 27, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    12:00 AM County Council Meeting Live
    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- Joy Benalane
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meetiong
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, September 28, 2013
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, September 29, 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

  • Canadian Brass kicks off LACA

    The Los Alamos Concert Association kicks off its 2013-2014 season with a concert featuring The Canadian Brass. Having performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire.
    The concert will be 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in the in the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    The varied Canadian Brass repertoire features brass standards, as well as a wide-ranging library of original arrangements created especially for them.
    These include the works of Renaissance and Baroque masters, Classical works, marches, holiday favorites, ragtime, Dixieland, Latin, jazz, big band, Broadway and Christian music, as well as popular songs and standards.
    Having started with a very limited base, Canadian Brass has created its own musical world by transcribing, arranging and commissioning more than 200 works, including critically acclaimed compositions from Michael Kamen, Luther Henderson, Bramwell Tovey, Don Gillis and more. They have transformed a previously neglected group of instruments with a limited repertoire into a versatile and vital ensemble that can play everything from Gabrieli to Gershwin.

  • Family drama turns macabre

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as the saying goes. While this statement is true for many aspects of family life, Los Alamos Little Theatre’s “Arsenic and Old Lace” proves that it also sometimes applies to criminal activities.
    Written by Joseph Kesselring, directed by T.J. Severinghaus and produced by Gracie Cainelli and Jim Sicilian, “Arsenic and Old Lace” kicks off LALT’s 70th anniversary.
    The play is set in 1940s Brooklyn and focuses on the lives of the Brewster sisters, played by Jody Shepard (Abby) and Jeanne Adkins (Martha). The sisters live in their father’s house with their nephews Teddy Brewster (Larry Gibbons) and Mortimer Brewster (Don Monteith) and lead what would appear to be a normal life. They run a boarding house of sorts, as they rent out rooms in their home to gentlemen looking for a place to stay.

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  • Brave New Brass opens Brown Bag season

    The Los Alamos Arts Council announces the opening of the new season of its Brown Bag Performance Series at noon on Oct. 2 at Fuller Lodge. The first concert of the series features the brass ensemble, Brave New Brass.
    The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local preforming artists and are free and open to the public. Preformances are generally the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.
    Members of the group are all local Los Alamos musicians, with Elizabeth Hunke (French horn), Deniece Korzekwa (tuba), Dave Korzekwa (trumpet), Mandy Marksteiner (trumpet) and Bruce Warren (trombone).
    As an Applied Mathematician at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Elizabeth Hunke develops and maintains the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model, CICE, which is used in numerous climate modeling centers around the world.
    Dave Korzekwa is a retired metallurgical engineer. He plays regularly with the Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.
    Deniece Korzekwa is a materials engineer in the Nuclear Materials Science group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. She plays tuba with the Los Alamos Community Winds, string bass with the Los Alamos Big Band and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Sept. 20-26

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

    Friday, September 20, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 9-10-13
    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 – Jim Gautier “Adobe”
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Deutche Welle’s Europe in Concert- Mark Knopfer
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meetiong
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, September 22, 2013
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV