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Entertainment

  • Mariah Carey joins 'American Idol' as new judge--Video Extra


    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mariah Carey will join "American Idol" as a judge next season, Fox announced Monday, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop culture status diminish.

    "I am so excited to be joining 'Idol,'" said Carey, addressing the Television Critics Association via Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly's cell phone, which he put on speaker for the hotel ballroom meeting.

  • It’s boot scootin' boogie time

    The Texas country-dance band the Derailers will play Friday at Entrada Business Park as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.
    Not only will it be Holiday Inn Express and LA Food Co-op Night, but also KTAOS FM 101.9 will be there and Deborah and Russ Gordon will celebrate her 38th wedding anniversary.
    “I’m gonna help her celebrate since I was there in Petaluma, Calif., 38 years ago,” Gordon said. I remember that day very well and I also remember Aug. 21, 2009.”
    On Aug. 21, 2009 the Derailers last played Los Alamos. According to Gordon, they put on a great concert, but at 9:15 p.m. the band said they would play their last song.

  • Best Sellers 07-19-12

    The Los Alamos Monitor  has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Top 10 Singles 07-19-12

    1. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    2. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    3. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye

    4. Wide Awake, Katy Perry
    5. Lights, Ellie Goulding

    6. Where Have You Been, Rihanna

    7. Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia
    8. We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monae
    9. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    10. Scream, Usher

  • This week on PAC-8, July 20-26

    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, July 20, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (7-10-12)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society –“New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, July 21, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, July 22, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • New Spidey better than recent trilogy

    For those who believe that Hollywood is out of ideas, that belief was no doubt steel-belt reinforced by the July 4 release of “The Amazing Spider-Man.”
    I certainly questioned the wisdom of doing a reboot of a franchise that was only five years removed from a successful incarnation with Sam Raimi’s trilogy.
    In fact, it’s rumored that Raimi, who directed all three films, inadvertently caused the reboot by refusing to do a fourth Spider-Man film — it’s also believed that the star of those films, Tobey Maguire, wasn’t interested, either.

  • ‘Maometto II’ is spot on

    In his program notes, Philip Gossett refers to Rossini’s “Maometto II” as “one of the greatest serious operas written during the 19th century.” After having seen the Santa Fe Opera’s performance Saturday, one is inclined to believe him.
    From start to finish, this opera is a masterpiece, designed to show off a group of glorious voices, well-written choruses and, of course, the characteristic Rossini overture.
    From the conductor to the orchestra, to the singers, to the staging and costumes, this production gets everything right and shows the incredible attention to detail an audience expects from the SFO.

  • Good grief!

    The Dixon Community Players present “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) (revised), a musical based on the “Peanuts” comic strip. The production is a fast-moving romp through a day in the life of Charlie Brown and his friends Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally and of course, Snoopy — with some surprise visits from Woodstock.
    The Dixon Community Players have been producing community musicals since 2007. Proceeds from the performances go to support local groups. They have now put on five major musical productions and raised more $10,000 for various organizations, including the Dixon Animal Protection Society, The Embudo Valley Library and the Dixon Elementary School.

  • 'Mad Men,' 'American Horror Story' lead Emmy nods

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mad Men," a piercingly bleak portrait of a 1960s American anti-hero, earned a leading 17 Emmy nominations Thursday and the chance to set a new record as the most-honored drama in television history.

    "Mad Men," which has won four best drama series trophies and is tied with "Hill Street Blues," ''L.A. Law" and "The West Wing," received a fifth bid in the category.

  • The Rolling Stones Celebrate 50 Years

    Thursday marks 50 years since Mick Jagger played his first gig with a band called the Rolling Stones, and the group is marking its half-century with a book and an exhibition of photographs of the band at Somerset House in London.