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  • Summer Concert Series schedule

    May 17 — Overlook Park: What Made Milwaukee Famous; Indie-rock from Austin, Texas.
    May 24 — Ashley Pond: Red Elvises; Siberian rock from Los Alamos
    May 31 — Ashley Pond: Los Pinguos; Argentina’s great traditional and folk-rock band
    June 7 — Central and Main: Warren Hood Band; alt-rock, alt-country and alt-blues from Austin, Texas
    June 8 — Central and Main: Eddy and the Nomads; ‘50s and ‘60s classic rock from Los Alamos
    June 14 — Ashley Pond: Lightnin‘ Malcolm; Piedmont Blues from Mississippi
    June 21 — Pajarito Mountain Ski Area: Homemade Jamz‘ Blues Band; Contemporary electric blues from Tupelo, MS
    June 28 — Ashley Pond: Simo; straight-ahead rock from Tennessee
    July 4 — Overlook Park: Eddy and the Nomads leads the music for the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club Fireworks. Music starts at 3 p.m. Fireworks start at dark.
    July 5 — L.A. Food Co-op: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band; Funk from Ashville, NC
    July 12 — Ashley Pond: West African Highlife Band; dance band
    July 19 — Rover Park, White Rock: Paula Nelson Band; Texas country-rock
    July 26 — Ashley Pond: Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys; Rockabilly and roots-rock

  • Santa Fe Opera 2014 summer season

    Charles MacKay and special guests in the newly renovated lounge for the announcement of the 2014 season repertory and other important matters. The press conference is 11 a.m., April 24, at the Lounge at The Santa Fe Opera. Lunch will be served at noon.
    MacKay will also talk about the forthcoming 2013 season, and there will be an opportunity to see the ranch renovation.
    For more information please call 986-5909.  

  • Format change in affect for KVSF-FM

    Hutton Broadcasting owner and general manager Scott Hutton has announced a format change for KVSF-FM.
    The change took affect April 1. The former Project 101.5 transitioned into KVSF 101.5,
    The Voice of Santa Fe. Focusing on local news, events, and personalities, the new station will provide a unique listening experience to both local listeners and those who stream the station live on the web.
    “Santa Fe needs a station like KVSF,” Hutton said. “It will be a valuable forum for dialogue from many of the diverse viewpoints in this eclectic listening marketplace.”
    Leading the new lineup is “The Julia Goldberg Morning Show,” airing weekdays, 8-10 a.m. Hosted by longtime New Mexico journalist and former editor of the Santa Fe Reporter, the show features fresh discussions on news, politics and community issues.
    Produced by the Santa Fe Reporter’s, Best of Santa Fe” — winning radio show personality Yon Hudson, the show’s daily segments include interviews with topical guests, commentary, as well as a call-in line for listeners to ask questions and share views.

  • Superman closes in at 75

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The tough, blue-collar roots of Superman’s creators are getting a fresh look on the superhero’s 75th anniversary.
    Creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster lived just a few blocks apart in the Cleveland neighborhood that shaped their teenage lives, their dreams and the imagery of the Man of Steel.
    In the city’s Glenville neighborhood, still in the throttling grip of the Great Depression, Siegel and Shuster labored on their creation for years before finally selling Superman to a publisher.
    The Man of Steel became a Depression-era bootstrap strategy for the Siegel/Shuster team, according to Brad Ricca, a professor at nearby Case Western Reserve University who uses Superman in his classes.
    “They really just saw it as a way out,” he said.
    In his upcoming book “Super Boys,” Ricca says the story of Superman’s creation is mostly about their friendship: two boys dreaming of “fame, riches and girls” in a time when such dreams are all the easier to imagine because of the crushing economic misery.
    Ricca said Siegel and Shuster reflected Cleveland’s ethnic mix: both were sons of Jewish immigrants, struggled during the Depression and hustled to make something of themselves.

  • Girl next door Funicello dies at 70

    She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a generation of girls.
    Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s, ruled among baby boomers, who tuned in every weekday afternoon to watch her on their flickering black-and-white television sets.
    Then they shed their mouse ears, as Annette did when she teamed up with Frankie Avalon during the ‘60s in a string of frothy, fun-in-the-sun movies with titles like “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.”
    Decades later, she endeared herself to baby boomers all over again after she announced in 1992 that she had multiple sclerosis and began grappling with the slow, degenerative effects with remarkably good cheer and faith.
    Funicello died on Monday at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from MS, the Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70 and had dropped from public view years ago.
    “She really had a tough existence,” Avalon told The Associated Press. “It’s like losing a family member. I’m devastated but I’m not surprised.”

  • This week on PAC-8, April 12-18

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

    Friday, April 12, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (3-26-13)
    01:00 PM The Power of NO/W
    03:00 PM Future Talk
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Jack Aeby talks about his work at the Los Alamos Historical Museum
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, April 13, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, April 14, 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

  • Caroline Kennedy returns to poetry for 10th book

    Beginning work a few years ago on her latest book, an anthology of poems for young people, Caroline Kennedy found herself looking through one of her mother’s scrapbooks. She burst into laughter, she says, as she came across a poem that her brother John, as a youngster, had picked out and copied as a gift to their poetry-loving mom.
    “Willie with a thirst for gore, Nailed his sister to the door,” went the poem, by an unknown author. “Mother said with humor quaint, ‘Careful, Willie, don’t scratch the paint!’”
    The poem “brought back memories of our relationship,” Kennedy told a bookstore audience this week. “I laughed so hard.”
    But for Kennedy, now 55 and a mother of three grown children, there’s a deeper meaning to that irreverent ditty. Poetry was a central part of her home life growing up. She and John regularly copied out and illustrated poems for their mother, Jackie, upon birthdays and Mother’s Days. Sometimes, they’d recite them too, “if we were feeling competitive.” And at family gatherings with their grandmother, there were frequent challenges to recite Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous (and famously lengthy) “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Only Uncle Ted, it seems, was able to recite it in its entirety.

  • This week on PAC-8, April 5-11

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

    Friday, April 5, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (3-26-13)
    01:00 PM The Power of NO/W
    03:00 PM Future Talk
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Jack Aeby talks about his work at the Los Alamos Historical Museum
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2010”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, April 6, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, April 7, 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

  • Classical quintet flaunts unique flair

    The Los Alamos Concert Association presents CALEFAX, a reed quintet, as the fourth concert in its 2012-2013 season. Established 25 years ago, CALEFAX is now in demand worldwide, not least because of their unique instrumentation: oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon.
    The five musicians arrange, recompose and interpret music from eight centuries to suit their unique instrumentation. The Amsterdam-based ensemble has won a number of prestigious prizes, and can be heard frequently throughout Europe as well as in Russia, China, India, Turkey, Japan and the United States.
    • Oliver Boekhoorn is the oboist and youngest member of CALEFAX. His musical training was at the Hague and Amsterdam conservatories. A member of Cobla la principal d’Amsterdam, he is regularly employed in the principal ensembles and orchestras of the Netherlands. Oliver plays a Marigaux oboe but prefers Bulgheroni for oboe d’amore and cor anglais. In his spare time Oliver flies paragliding over the Dutch coastal dunes.

  • Raw: Leno, Fallon Put 'Tonight' Rumor to Music