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  • ‘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.

  • Treat your ears to country-rock-soul

    According to Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series promoter Russ Gordon, one of his favorite concerts in the last 25 years was the Austin country-rock-soul band, the Gourds, who performed at the Pajarito Ski Area four years ago.
    Their lead singer/front man is Kev “Shinyribs” Russell. Those that have never seen the Gourds or don’t remember the show might want to catch this Friday’s Shinyribs concert at Ashley Pond.
    “The Gourds have two songwriters and singers, plus they’re a democratic band where they all argue over who controls the performances and CD production,” Gordon said.

  • Best Sellers 07-12-12

    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 07-12-12

    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. Where Have You Been, Rihanna
    6. Lights, Ellie Goulding
    7. We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monae
    8. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    9. Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia
    10. Scream, Usher

  • This week on PAC-8, July 13-19

    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 13, 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 14, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, July 15, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV

  • Comic-Con to celebrate history, heritage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This week’s Comic-Con pop-cultural extravaganza in San Diego may not be as cutting-edge cool as you think.
    Several of the festival’s franchise favorites are showing off their ages this year as they celebrate milestone birthdays, including Tarzan at 100, James Bond at 50 and those strapping 20-year-olds, the Power Rangers.
    Other beloved characters blowing out serious candles at this year’s 43rd annual Comic-Con will be Prince Valiant (75), Alfred E. Neuman and his Mad Magazine (60) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (20). The four-day convention begins Thursday and is expected to drive more than 100,000 die-hard fans to the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Best Sellers 07-05-12

    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.

    1. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    2. “Arsty-Fartsy,” Karla Oceanak*
    3. “Fifty Shades Darker,” E.L. James
    4. “Mockingjay,” Suzanne Collins
    5. “Hi! Fly Guy,” Tedd Arnold
    6. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    7. “Math Basics, Grade 1,” Joan Hoffman
    8. “Red Chile Bible,” Kathleen Hansel
    9. “Wildflowers of the Southern Rocky
    Mountains,” Janis Lindsey Huggins