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  • This Week on PAC-8, Feb. 14-20

    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, Feb. 14, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 02-04-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series – Don Unser
    03:00 PM Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with Harry Burgess
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Our Biosecurity Mission: From Radiation Bilogy to the Plague”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Don Unser
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Feb. 16, 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 Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • NDI 'Winter Dance Escape' features 'Peter and the Wolf'

    National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI New Mexico) will showcase the “Winter Dance Escape,” performed at the renovated Hiland in Albuquerque from Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 2. The performance will feature Sergei Prokofiev’s musical classic, “Peter and the Wolf.”


    “Acquisition and restoration of The Hiland last year has made it possible for NDI New Mexico to double the number of Albuquerque students we serve, from 1,200 to 2,400 children through in-school programs, as well as after school and advanced training classes,” said executive director of NDI New Mexico, Russell Baker. “‘We’re excited to have Evelyn Cisneros-Legate at the helm as our new program director, who will bring her wonderful talent as choreographer to Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf.”


    “It has been my privilege to see the development and growth in all the students, but particularly the Company Xcel group, whom I have been teaching three times per week since joining NDI New Mexico in August,” Cisneros-Legate said.
    She is considered the first Hispanic prima ballerina in the United States, formerly with the San Francisco Ballet School.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Feb. 7-13

    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, Feb. 7, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 02-04-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series - Anne Hillerman
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Our Biosecurity Mission: From Radiation Bilogy to the Plague”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Anne Hillerman
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Feb. 9, 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 Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Celebrating Santa Fe Symphony

    In honor of The Symphony’s 30th anniversary season, and in recognition of The Symphony’s longstanding contributions to the communities of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, Susana Martinez issued an official proclamation “Celebrating the Santa Fe Symphony” throughout the state, for the month of February.
    On behalf of the Governor, Cultural Affairs Secretary Veronica Gonzales will present the proclamation at The Symphony’s upcoming concert “In Honor of Lincoln,” 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.
    The Symphony, Santa Fe’s full-sized professional orchestra with volunteer chorus, brings great music to life each season with diverse programming that includes beloved masterworks, national premieres and works previously unheard of locally.
    The proclamation recognizes The Symphony’s efforts on behalf of Santa Fe’s youth, which include bringing chamber music ensembles and music tutors to the public schools, as well as presenting special, no-cost performances for all Santa Fe fourth-graders each year.
    The proclamation also celebrates The Symphony’s recognition via national radio broadcasts and multiple awards from the League of American Orchestras. 

  • BenchWarmers 13 features Los Alamos playwright

    The Santa Fe Playhouse presents “BenchWarmers 13” by local playwrights and directors. Theater showcasing of New Mexico talent, as “BenchWarmers” returns to the Playhouse for its 13th straight year.
    Featured as fully-staged productions are the eight winning 15 minute playlets, selected for this annual fundraising event from the more than 50 original scripts submitted to the Playhouse.  
    The eight winning plays, playwrights, directors, and cast members are:
    • “Too Soon,” by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin directed by Rima Miller. Starring Nicole Phelps as Dawn and Steven Oakey as Frank.
    • “A Walk in the Park, by Alix Hudson directed by Jonah Winn-Lenetsky. Starring Shawna Howley as Jasmine and Mary Beth Lindsey as Ava.
    • “From Falling Down, by Chadney Everett directed by Vanessa Rios y Valles. Starring Karen Leigh as Helen and Peter Chapman as Sammy.
    • “Hijacked,” by Lisa Gray Fisher directed by Eliot Gray Fisher. Starring Isabel Madley as Dena; Cindy Coulter as Sioux; Melissa Chambers as Clarice; Deborah Hayden as Doris; Maude Metcalf as Willow.
    • “Prevailing Winds,” by Mary Boliek directed by Jonah Winn-Lenetsky. Starring Mario Ulibarri as Lucky and Amanda Hanson as Terra.

  • Simple movie is unconventional love story

    If you look up “Lars and the Real Girl” (2007, PG-13) on Internet Movie Database (IMDB) the one-line blurb reports, “A delusional young guy strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.”
    First, I wonder if the adjectives “delusional” and “unconventional” are really necessary, considering the noun “doll.”
    Second, I wonder if it’s possible to summarize such a paradoxically complex and simple film at all, but particularly in a single sentence.
    Yes, it’s about a quiet man who — unable to initiate a relationship with the kind of woman who breathes, eats, asks questions and has the power to reject him — chooses instead to court a sex doll.
    But that is a jumping-off point, not a movie. It would be just as true to say that in “Lars and the Real Girl,” a newcomer unites a small northern community, and why yes, that newcomer is the glamorous if plastic Bianca.

  • Brown bag concert contains works of Schubert

    Franz Schubert’s Winterreise is the featured concert for the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Performance Series at noon Feb. 5 in Fuller Lodge.
    Schubert’s intimate confession as he approached death at age 31, contains 22 songs. It tells of a man running from a broken heart so desperately, he must leave in the dark of a winter’s night. Santa Fe Opera mezzo soprano Alicia Solomon sings in German “A stranger I came, a stranger again I leave,” and the journey begins.
    The evocative music weaves the landscapes, without and within, so that we see and feel with the traveler. Concert pianist Juanita Madland who was featured in the New York Times after playing in a Cliburn competition enhances a gamut of emotions in this duo.
    Madland has played for Metropolitan opera singers, but most enjoys Winterreise with Solomon’s great emotional singing. It is the most varied and harmonic piano playing she has done. Solomon and Madland partnered in Schubertiade last year.
    Madland just returned from giving a concert at her Alma Mater Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, then played in Minneapolis, and immediately gave Trinity on the Hill Church a dedicatory recital for their piano.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Jan. 31-Feb 6

    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, Jan. 31, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 01-28-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series - Anne Hillerman
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Andre Jacobson
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Our Biosecurity Mission: From Radiation Bilogy to the Plague”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Anne Hillerman
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Feb. 2, 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 Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Grammy Award winning pianist to perform at Lensic

    Grammy-Award winner George Winston is one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world. His show will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.
    Since 1972, George Winston has released 13 solo piano albums, including his seasonal releases “December, Autumn, Winter Into Spring and Summer,” as well as “Forest,” “Plains,” “Linus and Lucy — The Music of Vince Guaraldi” and “Love Will Come — The Music of Vince Guaraldi Vol. 2” and “Night Divides The Day — The Music of The Doors.”
    Winston’s latest release is 2012’s “Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions 2 — A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit.”
    This album along with 2006’s “Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions — A Hurricane Relief Benefit raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina” and “The Voice of the Wetlands,” a nonprofit organization raising awareness and developing educational programs about the loss of the wetlands in southern Louisiana and to help heal the damage from the 2010 BP oil spill.

  • Atomic Film Festival screens 'Dr. Atomic'

    “Dr. Atomic,” the opera by John Adams with libretto by Peter Sellars, is finally coming to Los Alamos in the film version of the Metropolitan Opera production. It will be presented Sunday by the Los Alamos Historical Museum as part of the Atomic Film Festival.
    In preparation for this first presentation of the opera in the real-life setting of its story, PAC-8 is broadcasting the 2006 lecture that was delivered by Karlyn Ward, Ph.D., LCSW, in Fuller Lodge in conjunction with the San Francisco premiere of “Dr. Atomic.” This talk lends itself to a greater appreciation of the opera and its libretto.
    Ward is an analyst member of The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and has written and lectured about the relationship of the psyche and music. In her Los Alamos talk, she offered deep and interesting insights into the story of “Dr. Atomic” and the music interpretation.
    The opera will be shown as it was performed in New York in a film presentation at 2 p.m. To hear the talk previous to attending the viewing of the opera, tune in at 7 p.m. Friday on PAC-8.  
    “Dr. Atomic” is a powerful production. Run time is 2 hours, 51 minutes, followed by a discussion facilitated by special guest Lois Rudnick, Professor Emerita of American Studies at UMass Boston.