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  • Escape the devil with 'Odyssey' retelling for free film series

    Always wondered what the devil looks like? What fraction of a roasted gopher would be required to completely bed down a man’s appetite? Look no further than your local public library, where  “O, Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000, PG-13) will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the upstairs meeting-room “theater.”
    Joel and Ethan Coen’s take on Homer’s “Odyssey” reimagines the classic tale as it might have occurred in 1930s Mississippi. Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney), Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro), and Delmar O’Donnell (Tim Blake Nelson) escape from a chain gang to begin a quest for treasure.
    Along their way, they receive counsel from a blind prophet who tells them they will see a cow “on the roof of a cotton house.” They happen upon a picturesque baptism in a scene that might allude to the Lotus Eaters in “Odyssey,” a group that invites travelers to eat lotus leaves that cause them to forget just about everything. They meet a one-eyed Bible bully, a trio of river vixens, a baby-faced bank robber, and a man who sold his soul to the devil because, as he says, “I wasn’t usin’ it.” They sing into a can. They eat rodents. They eat horse. They go through a lot of hair jelly.

  • SFUAD celebrates theater namesake

    Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Pecos National Historical Park will jointly host the Greer Garson 110th Birthday Tribute this weekend. The Academy-Award winning actress’ birthday was Sept. 29.
    The festivities will honor Garson’s local philanthropic contributions, including a free public reception in the lobby of the Greer Garson Theatre, 6 p.m. Friday on the SFUAD campus.
    The reception will feature a display of costumes the actress wore, a dance tribute by SFUAD students, an onstage tour of Greer Garson Theatre, scene rehearsal of the upcoming SFUAD production, “The Cave Dwellers,” and “Remembering Greer” Panel and Q&A with special guests including former SFUAD Performing Arts Chair John Weckesser.
    “Greer Garson was a woman of extraordinary intelligence and talent, a star in the galaxy sense of the word, who genuinely cared about people,” Weckesser said. “She wanted people to succeed in life on any and every level, students foremost. It is the generosity of her spirit which overrides her monetary contributions to the campus that will live with me, our faculty and our students forever.”

  • This Week on PAC 8, Sept. 26-Oct. 2

    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. 26, 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. 27, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Sept. 28, 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

  • Story of Sacajawea to be filmed mainly in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — ABQ Global Entertainment, LLC, a film production company based in Nob Hill and owned by Lainie S. Quirk and Ivan Wiener, joins the Windcatcher Entertainment production team of screenwriter and producer, Jane L. Fitzpatrick and Native American adviser and producer, Chief Whispering Raven.
    Quirk and Wiener, co-founders and co-executive producers of the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME) bring their New Mexico resources in the film and business communities to Windcatcher.
    “Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea,” will focus on the most famous, but least known Native American woman in history.
    The Lewis and Clark expedition was a treacherous journey across the land to the Pacific Ocean and back in 1804-06. Sacajawea was a significant member of this Corps of Discovery. Her ability to secure horses for the mountainous trek and her knowledge of the land brought them success, which they may not have otherwise achieved.
    The production team is currently working with investors to finalize funding and go into pre-production.

  • National 'Aurora Project' reaches out to youth

    Electric violinist Tracy Silverman and story dancer Zuleikha are joining forces to kick-off the national performance tour “Aurora” and outreach series for youth.
    The show will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe. The duo weaves improvisational music, story, dance and humor in the atmosphere of Warehouse 21’s Blackbox theater.
    The film created at this event will be used to gather sponsorships for the “Aurora Project,” which will give youth in disadvantaged circumstances around the country an opportunity to participate in creative workshops with Zuleikha and Silverman on the joy and art of improvisation.
    Formerly first violinist with the innovative Turtle Island String Quartet, Silverman was named one of 100 distinguished alumni by The Juilliard School.
    Shortly after graduating in 1980, Silverman built one of the first-ever, six-string violins and set his own course as a musical pioneer.

  • 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.