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  • This week on PAC-8, April 5-11

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

    Friday, April 5, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (3-26-13)
    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 Jack Aeby talks about his work at the Los Alamos Historical Museum
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2010”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, April 6, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, April 7, 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

  • Classical quintet flaunts unique flair

    The Los Alamos Concert Association presents CALEFAX, a reed quintet, as the fourth concert in its 2012-2013 season. Established 25 years ago, CALEFAX is now in demand worldwide, not least because of their unique instrumentation: oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon.
    The five musicians arrange, recompose and interpret music from eight centuries to suit their unique instrumentation. The Amsterdam-based ensemble has won a number of prestigious prizes, and can be heard frequently throughout Europe as well as in Russia, China, India, Turkey, Japan and the United States.
    • Oliver Boekhoorn is the oboist and youngest member of CALEFAX. His musical training was at the Hague and Amsterdam conservatories. A member of Cobla la principal d’Amsterdam, he is regularly employed in the principal ensembles and orchestras of the Netherlands. Oliver plays a Marigaux oboe but prefers Bulgheroni for oboe d’amore and cor anglais. In his spare time Oliver flies paragliding over the Dutch coastal dunes.

  • Raw: Leno, Fallon Put 'Tonight' Rumor to Music
  • ‘The Croods’ catches fire with $44.7M opening

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The caveman comedy “The Croods” left an indelible mark on the wall, opening at No. 1 with $44.7 million, according to Sunday studio estimates.
    The 3-D adventure from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox features a voice cast including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener. They play a prehistoric family encountering danger and strange new creatures when they’re forced to find a new cave.
    Opening strongly in second place with $30.5 million was “Olympus Has Fallen,” an action thriller from “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua in which North Korean terrorists take over the White House. Gerard Butler, as a secret service agent, leads an all-star cast that includes Aaron Eckhart as the president, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett.
    “The Croods” has now made $108 million worldwide, also opening this weekend in Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. In the United States, it’s the only game in town as far as animated films for the whole family, and it will continue to be so as kids head out of school for spring break over the next couple of weeks.

  • This week on PAC-8, March 29-April 4

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

    Friday, March 29, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (3-26-13)
    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 Jack Aeby talks about his work at the Los Alamos Historical Museum
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2010”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, March 30, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, March 31, 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

  • LALT hosts, does well in AACTFest

     Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of “Van Choc Straw,” written by Mark Dunn and directed by Mimi Adams, was one of two plays selected to represent New Mexico at the regional competition of the American Association of Community Theatre next month in Lafayette, La.
    In addition, “Van Choc Straw” cast members Patricia Beck and Gwen Lewis received certificates recognizing their “outstanding achievement in acting” for their performances during the competition.
    LALT hosted the 2013 AACTFest competition last weekend, in conjunction with Theatre New Mexico. Theatre companies from Las Vegas, Sandia Park, Hobbs and Ruidoso, as well as Los Alamos, participated in the New Mexico AACTFest.
    In addition to the play performances, AACTFest featured a monologue competition. LALT members Mimi Adams, Iain May and Patrick MacDonald were among the six finalists.
    MacDonald was selected from among the finalists as the top monologue performance.
    The other play selected for regionals was The Last Act is a Solo by Robert Anderson, presented by the Sandia Performing Arts Company and directed by former LALT stalwart Dick Danforth.

    From a press release 

  • ‘Holly’s Follies’ returns to Dixon

    The Dixon Community Players present a new original show, “Holly’s Follies 2: A Tribute to Gershwin.”
    Perhaps the greatest achievement of George and Ira Gershwin — although remembered for the sounds and style of the Jazz Age — was in the area of the musical comedy. In “Holly’s Follies 2: A Tribute to Gershwin,” the audience will hear jazz songs such as “Clap Yo’ Hands” and “I Got Rhythm.” Show numbers from “Strike Up the Band” and “Of Thee I Sing” and love ballads from several shows and movies will also be played. Soloists and a choir will sing a medley of songs from the classic folk opera “Porgy and Bess.”
    From Los Alamos, Jeff Favorite returns as the master of ceremonies, revising the role he played in the first “Holly’s Follies.” He has performed in several Los Alamos Little Theatre productions and is the leader of the Hill Stompers, Los Alamos’ adult community marching band.
    Sheila Schiferl, choir director, pianist and organist, is the music director and also sings a “special” number.
    Rose Corrigan, who has also appeared with the Los Alamos Little Theatre, is a newcomer to DCP. She has a degree in theatre from Columbia College Chicago.

  • AACTFest comes to LA

    This week is sure to be an exciting time for Los Alamos. It may be a tad more crowded and there may be more sightseers, especially around Los Alamos Little Theatre on Nectar Street.
    The influx of visitors might just be one consequence of LALT playing host to the New Mexico American Association of Community Theatre Festival.
    AACTFest participants include community theatres from all over the state. The festival involves a variety of activities, including monologue competitions and workshops focusing on topics such as costuming, marketing, directing and playwriting.
    Biennially, community theatres are also invited to present an hour’s worth of a production, under a strict set of guidelines.
    Each theatre has10 minutes to set up for the performance, an additional 10 minutes for post-performance deconstruction, and all set pieces must fit in a 10-foot by 10-foot square.
    Each abridged performance is timed and judged by adjudicators who provide input and feedback on the performance. In the end, one or two theatres are chosen to move on to the regional competition, with a chance to advance all the way to the national contest.
    This year, Los Alamos Little Theatre will host AACTFest, Thursday through Sunday.

  • Belisama Irish Dance comes to SF

    Belisama Irish Dance presents “Rhythm of Fire,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe. Belisama Irish Dance Company includes 14 dancers from Los Alamos and Santa Fe, with five past and present National and Open Champions. This year’s show will also feature two-time World Champion and former Riverdance lead Michael Patrick Gallagher and musicians Jono Manson, Mark Clark, Adrienne Bellis (also artistic director of Belisama) and Maria Jones. Tickets are $20 at ticketssantafe.org, or call 988-1234 (discounts available). The Lensic box office and theater are located at 211 West San Francisco St. 

  • Longmire TV series returns to NM for second season

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In Plain Sight is gone. And Breaking Bad is wrapping up its final season in Albuquerque. But a new television series says it is returning to film a second season in New Mexico.

    The New Mexico Film Office says A&E Network's television series Longmire will be filming from the end of March through mid-August in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Los Alamos and throughout northern New Mexico. The series, produced by Warner Horizon Television, stars Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips and Katee Sackhoff.

    Producer Chris Donahue says the "dynamic landscape, responsive communities and strong crews make it easy to return to New Mexico."

    By the end of season two, he says, the production will have spent 14 out of the last 26 months living and filming in and around Santa Fe.