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  • Olions perform first 'Melodrama' this weekend

    Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club is gearing up for their first melodrama, “Melodrama,” which begins with a preview, 7 p.m. Thursday in the Black Box Theater. The melodrama, which was written by the cast and is directed by Rosemary Vigil, tells the story of an evil villain who comes to town to put all the local enterprises out of business.
    Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday (preview), 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 for all shows except the preview, which is two tickets for $5. The Black Box Theater is located on the lower level of the main high school building. Signs will be posted from the parking lot. Cast from left, Eben Bold, Mateo Cardiel, Sarah Russell. Lauren Partin, Josh Vigil and Donald Poston.

  • 'Manhattan' episodes discuss British scientists, 'Thin Man'

    There was a great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the eighth episode of WGN’s new series, “Manhattan,” a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. A special thanks to Ruth Lier who brought her Girl Scout uniform from 1941 to share with us! 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 Facebook page and in the museum.
    Join the Los Alamos Historical Society from 8-9:30 p.m. Sundays at Time Out Pizzeria for a viewing and discussion of “Manhattan” (TV-14 rating).
    Ep. 8: “The Second Coming”
    Did British scientists come to Los Alamos to work on the project?

  • 'Games of Thrones' creator to appear on '¡Colores!'

    The weekly local and National art series “¡Colores!” will feature an interview with George R.R. Martin, creator of “Game of Thrones.” The program airs 9 p.m. Sept. 26, with repeats 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on channel 5.1 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29 on channel 9.1.
    The “Game of Thrones” series is adapted from his books, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Martin is a Santa Fe resident.
    “¡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.
    Martin will share insights into his writing, stories, characters and how the transporting effect of fantasy inspires him to create such engrossing works.
    “I want people to feel as if they lived what they’re reading in my book. I want to put them there, in the moment, in the scene, in Westeros, in King’s Landing, in Winterfell, and let them feel all the emotions the character’s feeling,” Martin said.

  • This Week on PAC 8, Sept. 19-25

    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, Sept. 19, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 9-09-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Link Arms in LA
    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, Sept. 20, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Sept. 21, 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

  • LACA to open new season with piano duo

    The Anderson and Roe Piano Duo, noted for their choreographed performances, will open the Los Alamos Concert Association’s new season 4 p.m. Sept. 28 in Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson met at Juilliard and formed their partnership in 2002. They have since toured extensively, with notable recitals in Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Italy, Vancouver, as well as several New York City venues, including Carnegie Hall.
    Their Emmy-nominated music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and they have appeared on MTV’s “Total Request Live,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and at the Cliburn Concert Series, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, and dozens of summer chamber music festivals.
    Playing together at a single keyboard, the duo’s program will feature selections from “An Amadeus Affair,” their recent all-Mozart CD, plus their own arrangement of the “Rite of Spring,” a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s iconic ballet score.  
    The concert will also be the first opportunity for many in the audience to see the newly refurbished interior of the Duane Smith Auditorium.

  • 'Manhattan' sixth episode discussed by public

    As WGN’s Manhattan continues, there was another great audience on Sunday for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the sixth episode. The Los Alamos Historical Society would like to send out a special thanks to this audience who contributed a lot of the information in this press release, thank you! The society has collected some of the questions and discussion points heard on Sunday. The bulletin board in the museum is updated, and these points as well as those from previous episodes are available on our website, losalamoshistory.org and on our Facebook page.
    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.
    What was the X-10 reactor?
    The X-10 reactor was an original part of the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It went critical on November 4, 1943. The reactor acted as a pilot reactor, creating the first significant amount of plutonium for the project. Officials were able to see that creating the plutonium worked and built the site in Hanford, Washington to produce the Plutonium needed for the Atomic bombs.
    Did Los Alamos scientists go to Oak Ridge?

  • Quirky characters show how to live with joy in life

    We all have our own hidden joys. Sometimes, it’s a weekend hobby that we set aside for the rest of the work week. Others, it’s a particular activity we share only with one group of friends or family, but not with the rest of our acquaintances. Sometimes, we simply believe we must keep our little eccentricities to ourselves.
    “Tower of Magic” by local playwright and director Tess Light asks, “What would you do if you could live your joy every minute of every day?” A cast of quirky characters (and one realist) have made this a reality for themselves, from a mother who sings rather than speaks, to an ornithologist who is constantly surrounded by forested birdsong, along with the rest of their imaginative — if unorthodox — family.
    The play opens when Felix (Scott Reynolds) is reunited with his fiancée Sue (Katrina Koehler), who had left to spend a few days with her family to announce her engagement, a three-day trip that has mysteriously turned into three weeks. Sue is reluctant to expose her urban betrothed to her rural family, but matters are quickly taken out of her hands, and Felix is soon drawn into the strange quirks of this cast of characters.

  • This Week on PAC 8, Sept. 12-18

    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, Sept. 12, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 9-09-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Link Arms in LA
    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 – La Mesa Fire – A Wake-Up
    Call?”
    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, Sept. 13, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Sept. 14, 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

  • Final Gordon's concert set for tonight

    “Well friends of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series, we’re down to our last show of the year,” said Coordinator Russ Gordon. “I hoped you enjoyed the shows. Again, I’d like to thank our sponsors and especially Los Alamos County. They sure built a beautiful stage.”
    All of the sponsors are all listed at gordonssummerconcerts.com. Acknowledge these vendors and when possible, shop locally. The sponsors all pay taxes to the County and therefore help pay for the concert series.
    The final show of the 25th Anniversary Series will be by the Fort Collins, Colorado band, Whitewater Ramble (whitewaterramble.com).
    The quintet plays what they call “high-octane Rocky Mountain Dancegrass.” They start with bluegrass instruments, guitar, stand-up bass, mandolin, fiddle and then add drums. They combine bluegrass, soul, funk, country, gospel, jazz, dance, salsa, disco, Caribbean, hip-hop, reggae and rock. Whitewater Ramble has played every major venue in the Rocky Mountain region including the festivals in Telluride, Rocky Grass and Lyons. They’ve played all the “not necessarily bluegrass fests,” plus the beer fests. On Thursday night before hustling down here for the gig, they played at the Fly Me To the Moon Saloon in Telluride.

  • Film tells story of young revolutionary's journey

    Why do some of us only think or want, while others do and make? How do the seeds of true revolution first begin?
    Walter Salles’ “The Motorcycle Diaries” (2004, Rated R), screening at 6:30 p.m. today at Mesa Public Library, examines a young Che Guevara’s journey across South America, where the aspiring doctor witnesses continent-wide poverty, disparity, and injustice, the magnitude of which might have been enough to inspire his future.
    Toward the end of 1951, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) set off from Buenos Aires to explore the continent. Because Guevara is a medical student and Granado, a biochemist, the two are going in part to volunteer at a leper colony in San Pablo, Peru. But of course, a 5,000-mile motorcycle trip is never just about a job.
    After the motorcycle, dubbed “The Mighty One,” suffers its last mile, well before the men reach their ostensible destination, Guevara and Granado continue on foot, hitching rides with Incas, cows, miners and Communists.