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  • Lads of Enchantment show features quartet champion

    The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment (LOE) 2014 Annual Show will feature the 2010 International Quartet Champion — Storm Front.
    Performances will be Oct. 24-25 at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium.
    Storm Front is one of the world’s most accomplished barbershop quartets, noted for both its sound and its captivating performances.  
    After qualifying for international competition in 2003 and placing 17th, the quartet placed 10th in the world in 2005 and 2006, sixth in 2008, and third in 2007 and 2009, before winning the gold medal in 2010.
    Storm Front is said to be one of the world’s most accomplished barbershop quartets, noted for both its sound and its performances. After qualifying for international competition in 2003 and placing 17th, the quartet placed 10th in the world in 2005 and 2006, sixth in 2008, and third in 2007 and 2009, before winning the gold medal in 2010.
    Consequently, Storm Front has appeared throughout the US, in Canada, in Great Britain and is scheduled to perform in Japan in early 2015.  The group has also produced four CD albums and two DVDs that will be available for purchase at the show.
    As customary, the LOE Annual Show will have two parts. The LOE will perform in the first part, and Storm Front will perform after intermission and refreshments.

  • WGN America orders second season of 'Manhattan'

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Executives at WGN America have ordered another season of the TV drama “Manhattan.”
    The announcement came Tuesday as the cable network prepares to air the first season’s finale this weekend.
    The network’s president and general manager, Matt Cherniss, says he’s thrilled with the show’s success so far.
    Cherniss says writer-producer Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme have brought to life the World War II-era Manhattan Project in a brilliant way.
    The drama follows a group of scientists and their families as they attempt to navigate a world of secrets and lies while developing the first atomic bombs.
    The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate community in northern New Mexico.
    At its peak, the Manhattan Project employed 130,000 workers, but it was kept largely secret and out of public view.
     

  • 'Manhattan' season finale fast approaching

    WGN’s new series, “Manhattan,” a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, only has two episodes left for the season.
    The Los Alamos Historical Society wants to again thank everyone who comes to our viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions, and experiences.
    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 its Facebook page and in the museum.
    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 (TV-14 rating).
    Episode 11: “Tangier”
    Was there a shooting at the main gate?

  • Folk band to play at Unitarian Church

    If there was ever a band who loves playing together and bring hope through harmony… It is Brother Sun.
    The ensemble will be performing Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Los Alamos. Show time is 7 p.m.
    Their blend of folk, jazz and blues music landed them with a No. 1 album “Some Part of The Truth” on the Folk-DJ Chart in 2013, where it remained for two months, and received strong airplay for the entire year and ended as the No. 1 CD on the chart for all of 2013. The CD also rose to No. 2 on Sirius XM’s Americana Chart. The lead track “Lady of the Harbor,” about the Statue of Liberty reached No. 1 on the Folk-DJ that same year.
    The band members are unique in that they are not from one particular place. The trio lives in separate areas of the United States, but come together to tour a majority of the year.
    “We have done solo work, but as soon as we start singing, we just sound like us,” Joe Jencks said. All of them lend their vocals to the performance.
    Jencks is from Chicago and plays guitar, banjo and the bouzouki — part of the mandolin family. Greg Greenway plays guitar, piano and ukulele and Pat Wictor can play several styles of guitar, including slide, electric and acoustic.

  • 'Manhattan' reaches final episodes of first season

    WGN’s series, “Manhattan,” a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, is reaching its final episodes. The Historical Society wants to again thank everyone who comes to the viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions and experiences. 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 Historical Society’s Facebook page and in the museum.
    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” (TV-14 rating).
    Episode 10: “The Understudy”
    Did the government take land from Native Americans for the Manhattan Project?

  • This Week on PAC 8, Oct. 10-16

    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, Oct. 10, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    12:00 PM County Council Meeting Live
    02:00 PM League of Women Voters Candidate Forum 10-02-14
    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, Oct. 11, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Oct. 12, 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

  • Stars of ‘Real Housewives’ sentenced to prison for fraud

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The married stars of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” are trading the drama of reality TV for prison.
    Teresa Giudice was sentenced Oct. 2 in U.S. District Court to 15 months in prison on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges while her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months by a judge who castigated them for failing to disclose all their assets yet gave both a measure of leniency.
    In a nod to the couple’s four young daughters, Judge Esther Salas staggered the sentences so that Teresa Giudice will serve her sentence first. Teresa Giudice is scheduled to report to prison in early January.
    Teresa Giudice, 42, cried as she apologized in court before her sentencing.
    “I fully take responsibility for my actions. I need to learn to take responsibility for myself,” she said. “I can’t even explain the pain that I have gone through. I am more sorry than anybody will ever know or understand.”
    Joe Giudice also apologized and said he had disgraced many people. He faces an immigration hearing when he completes his sentence and likely will be deported. His attorney has said Giudice came to the U.S. as an infant and didn’t know he wasn’t an American citizen until he was an adult.

  • Radiation, homesteading, bombs discussed in ‘Manhattan’ episode 9

    With only four episodes to go, there was another great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of episode 9 of WGN’s series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
    A special thanks to the members of the Los Alamos High School Class of 1964 who came to watch the show.
    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 losalamoshistory.org, the Historical Society’s Facebook page and in the museum.
    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 (TV-14 rating).
    Episode 9: “Spooky Action at a Distance”
    Did any scientists work off-site?
    Emilio Segrè worked off-site during the Manhattan Project. Segrè was in charge of the Radioactivity Group (P-5). His group was set up in the Pajarito Canyon near Los Alamos in an unused Forest Service cabin. His group’s job was to measure and catalog the radioactivity of various fission products; they also measured the gamma radiation from the Trinity test.
    Did B-29s drop bombs here?

  • This Week on PAC 8, Oct. 3-9

    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, Oct. 3, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 9-30-14
    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, Oct. 4, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Oct. 5, 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

  • Santa Fe Symphony celebrates 'Fall Gold'

    As the aspens of northern New Mexico put their autumnal colors on display, The Santa Fe Symphony presents a program of burnished favorites featuring guest conductor Oriol Sans. The program includes Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranguez, featuring renowned classical guitarist Jason Vieaux, alongside the Overture to William Tell by Gioachino Rossini, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Arturo  Márquez’ Danzón No. 2, a Mexican contemporary classical music composition performed by orchestras. The concert is seasonably named Fall Gold.
    Tickets are on sale now for the show, which begins 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.
    Catalan conductor Oriol Sans has performed with orchestras in America and Europe, and studied with some of the most acclaimed contemporary maestros and musicians.
    His most recent engagements include guest conducting the San Juan Symphony in Durango, Colorado, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco in Guadalajara Mexico, the Santa Fe Symphony, the New Mexico Philharmonic, and the Festival des orchestres de jeunes du Québec.