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  • Hyland and Joint Chiefs to play at Ashley Pond

    The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is back at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. Friday with the Austin, Texas country/country rock band, James Hyland and the Joint Chiefs. The show is part of the weekend’s LA County Fair and Rodeo. The show is free and bring your lawn chairs.
    The Austin Chronicle says “if there’s a betting pool for the next big singer/songwriter in Austin, James Hyland floats to the top.”
    Hyland was a founding member and main singer of the South Austin Jug Band, a group that played here many times in the late ‘90s and` ‘00s until they split up.
    According to concert promoter Russ Gordon, the first time they played here, they were on their way to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival where they won for “Best New Band.”
    Hyland has mostly been an Americana or folk-rock singer. He has a hypnotic power and is a very captivating performer. He says his early musical influences were Willie Nelson, Toni Price, Otis Redding, Steve Earle, Robert Earle Keen, Bob Dylan, the late JJ Cale and Beck He always had a great traditional country music voice. I told him to put out a country album 10 years ago. It looks many others must have suggested the same because his soon to be released album is Texas country.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Aug. 9-15

    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, August 9, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 7-26-13
    02:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    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 Project Bombshell
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, August 10, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, August 11, 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

  • Jennifer Aniston Gets Naughty in 'The Millers'

    Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis premiere their new film, 'We're The Millers,' in New York, where the 'Friends' actress reveals why she enjoyed playing a stripper.

  • Guy Forsyth jams for credit union night

    “One of the absolute best concerts that the Los Alamos County Summer Series has ever produced was last summer’s Guy Forsyth show. This cat and his band are terrific,” Concert coordinator Russ Gordon said.
    The band will play from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Del Norte Credit Union. The show is presented free of charge, by the sponsors of the Summer Series. This Friday Night is Del Norte Credit Union-LA Schools Credit Union-Zia Credit Union Night.
    Guy Forsyth’s latest album is “Freedom to Fail.” It is a message for all people and his new born daughter. Forsyth plays electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, baritone guitar, harp, dobro and singing saw.
    “He’s a master musician, a great singer and songwriter. He’s one of my all-time favorite entertainers,” Gordon said.
    Forsyth grew up in Kansas City, Mo. He started in show business working as a comic stuntman. He soon realized that he was a natural entertainer.
    In 1990, he moved to Austin, Texas with only a guitar, a harmonica and a few clothes. He’d sing on the streets and bars for tips and soon began to win the attention of the Austin music scene. He formed his own band and began a brilliant career.

  • Cranston to appear on PBS’ ¡Colores!

    The PBS weekly program ¡COLORES! will air an exclusive in-depth interview with Breaking Bad lead actor Bryan Cranston. The segment will be 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9.
    In this candid interview, Cranston talks about saying goodbye to his role as Walter White, and highlights the importance of good writing and compelling storytelling. Cranston describes needing talent, patience, perseverance and no small amount of luck to be a success, and he tells what excites him about the acting profession.
    “I’ve never been in it for fame and recognition or money, Cranston said. “My juice is the thrill and the empowerment that I get out of making people laugh or making people angry or scaring people or whatever the case may be. That’s where I get my excitement from.”
    ¡COLORES! is a weekly art series with stories devoted to the creative spirit. This series features local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance. ¡COLORES! provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.  

  • This week on PAC-8, Aug. 2-8

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

    Friday, August 2, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 7-26-13
    01:00 PM Bandelier National Monument Naturalization Ceremony
    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 – “Fat Man: The Peacemaker”
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Deutche Welle’s Europe in Concert – Ray Davies
    11:00 PM Project Bombshell
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, August 3, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, August 4, 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

  • Jazz vocalists performs at the Harwood

    The Harwood Museum of Art will host a concert from Leslie Lewis, 7 p.m. on Aug. 8 in the Arthur Bell Auditorium. Lewis will be accompanied by her stellar quartet including pianist Gerard Hagen, Jon Gagan on bass and Cal Haines on drums.
    In 2011, Lewis and Hagen followed the critical success of their previous recordings by releasing “Midnight Sun,” their third CD.
    Lewis has performed as a featured vocalist with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and with members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra at a Ellington tribute concert. She has performed around the world in many top venues including the Palais Des Congrès, Jazz Club Etoile, Hôtel de Crillon in Paris; the Royal College of Music in London; the Joyce Theatre in New York; and at the Smothers Theatre, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and L.A. County Art Museum in Los Angeles.
    For a $50 annual membership fee, Harwood Jazz Society members enjoy early admission to the Museum’s jazz concerts for best seat selection, post-concert receptions, and the knowledge that they are making the Museum’s jazz concerts possible. 

  • ‘Oscar’ debut a flawless production

    The Santa Fe Opera has long been known as an opera house that likes its Mozart, but also gives audiences an opportunity to experience contemporary offerings, including world premieres of works by such composers as Lewis Spratlan and Bright Sheng.
    This summer, Santa Fe stages Oscar, a thought-provoking work by composer Theodore Morrison and librettist John Cox.
    Oscar is the story of Oscar Wilde’s trial and imprisonment for gross indecency.
    This story truly makes one think about personal freedoms and how much our society has progressed since Queen Victoria’s rule.
    The title role was composed especially for countertenor David Daniels, and he does a magnificent job with this melismatic, vocally demanding role that requires a huge amount of on-stage time.
    Daniels doesn’t just perform the role; he inhabits it, and his Wilde is a kind, gentle soul who suffers yet treats his fellow human beings lovingly.
    The pain of his broken heart is apparent and he brings the audience right along with him as he dreams of the one he loves, who has been taken away from him.
    Each member of the cast adds greatly to the overall color of this intense piece. Heidi Stober as Ada Leverson and William Burden as Frank Harris have great chemistry with Daniels and each other, and their voices fit their roles well.

  • Library adds Mamet mystery to film screening

    This week, the library will screen David Mamet’s mysterious “The Spanish Prisoner” (1997, rated PG). The plot is a classic, fast-moving confidence game, complete with exotic resorts, airplanes, buses, boats, pretty secretaries and Swiss bank accounts.
    Campbell Scott plays Joe Ross, the quiet, trustworthy, brainy protagonist/victim — the “Boy Scout” hero who just wants everyone to do what’s right. He has developed a secret process that will earn untold millions for his company and its investors.
    Nervous he won’t receive a fair bonus for his work, he begins pressing his boss for some tangible assurance.
    His company’s loquacious secretary, Susan Ricci (Rebecca Pidgeon), supports him wholeheartedly, as does his pensive colleague George Lang (Ricky Jay). Otherwise, he receives little encouragement.
    In the midst of his employment insecurities, Ross strikes up a funny friendship with Jimmy Dell (Steve Martin), a rich stranger with a tennis-loving sister that he would like Ross, who is a bachelor, to meet.
    Ross is curious about both siblings, and is drawn into a rather elaborate and quickly escalating set of circumstances.

  • Actor arrested for drunken driving in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE (AP) — Actor Wes Studi, who appeared in “Dances with Wolves” and “The Last of the Mohicans,” was arrested early Friday for aggravated drunken driving in New Mexico, authorities said. According to a criminal complaint, Studi, 66, was arrested around 1 a.m. while at a stop sign in Santa Fe. The actor was in a 2005 black Volvo with two front tires blown out, Santa Fe police said.