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  • A film for the ‘elderly and beautiful’

    With Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tim Wilkinson and Maggie Smith amongst a captivating ensemble cast and the rainbow of Jaipur, India, as its setting, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is a wonderful choice for this week’s installment of Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series.
    The film follows seven British senior citizens as they leave everything familiar behind and head to an Indian hotel for the “elderly and beautiful.” Graham (Wilkinson), a high court judge, is the only one who has been to Jaipur previously. The rest are experiencing something completely new, from forms of transportation and rules of the road, to how to digest an Indian diet and the idea that in India, “there is always room.”
    Doug (Nighy) and his wife Jean (Penelope Wilton) come to Jaipur after investing most of their retirement savings in their daughter’s Internet start-up. The Marigold is all they can afford. After paying off her husband’s debts, recently widowed Evelyn (Dench) is also short on cash.
    Madge (Celia Imrie) has plenty of money, but is alone and hoping to meet someone to grow old with. Norman (Ronald Pickup) is a sly old dog looking not for love, but simply one really excellent night.
    Muriel (Smith) is a racist in need of a hip.

  • 'Argo' wins best picture on scattered Oscar night--VIDEO EXTRA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just as Oscar host Seth MacFarlane set his sights on a variety of targets with a mixture of hits and misses, the motion picture academy spread the gold around to a varied slate of films. "Argo" won best picture as expected, along with two other prizes. But "Life of Pi" won the most awards with four, including a surprise win for director Ang Lee.

    "Les Miserables" also won three Academy Awards, while "Django Unchained" and "Skyfall" each took two.

    Among the winners were the front-runners throughout this lengthy awards season: best actor Daniel Day-Lewis for his deeply immersed portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's epic "Lincoln," best actress Jennifer Lawrence as a troubled young widow in "Silver Linings Playbook" and supporting actress Anne Hathaway as the doomed prostitute Fantine in the musical "Les Miserables." Christoph Waltz was a bit of a surprise for supporting actor as a charismatic bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," an award he'd won just three years ago for Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds."

  • Ex-boyfriend: McCready left rehab too soon

    HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy McCready threatened suicide after losing custody of her sons earlier this month, yet she was allowed to leave a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program just days before she apparently killed herself at her Arkansas home, her ex-boyfriend said Monday.
    Billy McKnight, who was in a long, stormy relationship with McCready and is the father of her oldest child, Zander, said the 37-year-old mother of two stayed in the substance abuse treatment center for about 18 hours before she was allowed to walk free.
    McCready died Sunday at her home in Heber Springs, a vacation community about 65 miles north of Little Rock. She was found dead on the front porch, where her longtime boyfriend, musician David Wilson, died last month of a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities are investigating both deaths as suicides but haven’t determined an official cause of death.
    McKnight told The Associated Press during a phone interview from Tampa, Fla., that McCready and Wilson, the father of her youngest son, were recently engaged. He wondered how she was allowed to go free, given all the turmoil in her life.
    Arkansas courts were closed for the holiday Monday, so local case documents weren’t immediately available.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Feb. 22-28

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

    Friday, February 22, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (2-19-13)
    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 2012 Revere Sand Sculpting Competition
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “The Seven LANL Explosives Fatalities: Technical and Human Perspectives”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, February 23, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, February 24, 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

  • The pipes and drums of the Black Watch

    The War of the Austrian Succession brought The Black Watch its first Battle Honor, at the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. Shortly afterward, it distinguished itself at the Battle of Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War.
    At 7:30 p.m. March 11, the Santa Fe Concert Association presents the pipes and drums of the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion of the Royal Scottish Regiment, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe.
    Although The Black Watch participated in many battles during the Revolutionary War, it clams no honor for these engagements against its American cousins. The red tackle or plume, which the Regiment considers a Battle Honor, was awarded in 1795. During the 19th century, The Black Watch served all over the world. The Regiment raised 27 battalions for service on all fronts during World War I. Its Battle Honors for the Great War include the Marne, Ypres and the Somme.
    The Regiment’s service since World War I has sent it to Borneo, Korea (where it fought with the U.S. Marine Corps at “The Hook”), several tours in Germany and, most recently, Hong Kong.
    Today,The Black Watch continues to serve as a fully operational Battalion in the modern British Army.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Feb. 15-21

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

    Friday, February 15, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (2-12-13)
    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 2012 Revere Sand Sculpting Competition
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Jews in Theory”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, February 16, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, February 17, 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

  • 'Land Water People Time'

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center presents the award-winning documentary film, “Land Water People Time,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Reel Deal Theater. The movie shows the relationships, cultural identity and meaning of connections between nature and places in Northern New Mexico.
    New Mexico filmmakers David Lindblom, Cynthia Jeanette Gomez and Daniel Valerio filmed “Land Water People Time” across 10,000-square-miles. Along the way, they collected stories from New Mexicans. These stories explore some of the modern challenges and tragedies of cultural and environmental losses, as well as hope for preservation of Northern New Mexico cultures and places.
    Lindblom, a Los Alamos native and Los Alamos High School graduate, is the director, editor and cameraperson for the film. He worked in the film industry in San Francisco with Wayne Wang and in New York with Martin Scorsese. Now he is back home in New Mexico, teaching at Northern New Mexico College. He will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions afterward.
    For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org. 

  • Dancers in Concert

    New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company, directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents its February production, “Dancers in Concert,” this weekend at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium.
    The NMDT-PC production of “Dancers in Concert” features three original ballets choreographed by Baker-Dillingham: “Hear, Speak, See,” “Pandora’s Box” and “Cakewalk.”
    “I choreographed ‘Hear, Speak, See’ several years ago and wanted to rework it,” Baker-Dillingham said. “The dance is based on the physical gestures of ‘hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil,’ and is an exploration of the strengths of a woman wishing to leave a legacy behind as she moves forward through life. She opens the ears, mouths and eyes of those she is leaving behind in hopes of guiding them toward an easier path than the one she traveled.”

  • Music marathon set for Sunday

    The third annual music marathon for UNM-LA scholarships will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday in Building 2. The public is invited to listen all day, until the last performer. There will be a basket for contributions.
    Co-chairs are Juanita Madland and Rheta Moazzami. Here is the schedule of performers:
    2 p.m.: Katie and Lee Weinland; Katie sings for the Isotopes and is a student at UNM-LA.
    Karin Ebey, Sopahn Kellogg, Troy Makela, Gala Nelson, Nikolai Nelson, Irene Abfalterer, Fayrouz Moural, Andrey Pavlenko, Phillip Ionkov, Injie Mourad, Leo Abfalterer, Konstantin Nelson, Jennie Gao, Jeanine Fassbender, Quinn Abfalterer, Kristin Fassbender, are students of Janna Warren and  Juanita Madland.
    3 p.m.: Bach’s Goldberg Variations will be played by: Judy Gursky, Beth West, Bonnie Kiang, Marie Andrew, Phyllis Slattery, Claudia Hilko, Colleen LaPorte, Rheta Moazzami,  Robin Gurule, Susan Mendel, J. Madland
    3:50 p.m.: Marie Andrew will play Liszt’s “Consolation 3.” Hilko and Madland will play a Rachmaninoff duet.
    4 p.m.: Viol players Lyle York from Santa Fe and David Hanson from White Rock will perform.
    4:15 p.m.: Living Treasure Stephanie Sydoriak will read from her latest book.
    4:30 p.m.: Violinist Michelle Yang will join pianist Cindy Little.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Feb. 8-14

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

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (1-29-13)
    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 2012 Revere Sand Sculpting Competition
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Jews in Theory”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, February 9, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, February 10, 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