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Entertainment

  • Grasshoppers, pecan liquor and Charles Darwin

    Jacqueline Kelly, author of the Newbery Honor Book, “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,” returns to Los Alamos to sign her book from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    “We’re delighted that Jackie will be here again to introduce a new generation of readers to Calpurnia,” said Ellen Ben-Naim of Otowi Station Bookstore. “Young adults and adults are really captivated by this spunky, ambitious heroine.”

  • Shelton Hank Williams III releases his Rebel Within

    Keeping family traditions alive is the main reason they are handed down to younger generations. They can range from a skill to a trade, to heirlooms. In Shelton Hank Williams’ III (aka Hank 3) case, music has trickled down through the generations.
    His grandfather Hank Williams was a country western musician. His father, Hank Williams Jr. followed in those footsteps and brought his own form of “outlaw” country to the limelight. Hank 3 is paving his own way, however, mixing his country roots with punk and rock, making a kind of “hellbilly” fusion of diabolical country/punk/rock music.

  • Movie Review: 'I Am Love' is full of drama

    “I Am Love” (Io sono l’amore), screening this week at Mesa Public Library, is tragic in the old-school, highly personal sense of the word, almost Shakespearean with sensual but forbidden love and sudden, horrifying death all tangled in a gritty knot.  
    I’m talking high drama, with deep stares, meaningful prawns and powerful families on the brink of either triumph or destruction.
    Luca Guadagnino’s award-winning film begins on Grandfather Recchi’s birthday, the day he announces who will inherit the family business as his successor.
    It is also, rather significantly, the day his grandson Edoardo (Flavio Parenti) loses a race to the handsome, generous, cake-baking Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini).

  • ‘Sixth man’ comes to Los Alamos

    Keith Richards said in his autobiography “Life,” that Bobby Keys is “my closest pal. A soul of rock ’n roll, a solid man and also a depraved maniac.”
    Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Promoter Russ Gordon, hopes that interests folks because Keys is playing with his New Mexico band, the Attitudes, Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. The show is free and starts at 7 p.m.

  • Best Sellers 07-26-12

    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 07-26-12

    1. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    2. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    3. Wide Awake, Katy Perry

    4. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    5. Lights, Ellie Goulding

    6. Where Have You Been, Rihanna

    7. Whistle, Flo Rida
    8. Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia
    9. Blow Me (One Last Kiss), P!nk
    10. Scream, Usher

     

  • This week on PAC-8, July 27-Aug. 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, July 27, 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 28, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, July 29, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • Movie Review: 'Dark Knight' doesn't deliver

    It’s entirely possible that I’ve had my fill of superhero movies this summer.
    After all, I’ve seen both “The Avengers” (fun and entertaining) and “The Amazing Spider-Man” (better than the other recent Spidey incarnation) since school let out.
    So maybe, just maybe, I caught “The Dark Knight Rises” with superhero burnout — kind of like trying to stuff that last turkey sandwich into your craw five days after Thanksgiving.
    But of the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, I have this to say: “meh.”

  • Slipknot creates a little Mayhem

    I’ve been to many concerts: country, heavy metal, blues and even a few rap concerts. I like almost all types of music and typically enjoy seeing groups perform live.
    Despite the various shows I’ve seen, I had never been to a music festival until the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival came to Albuquerque. I wasn’t quite sure how long the festival would last, or exactly what to expect. I did know this: in addition to the main stage at the Hard Rock Pavilion, there would be two additional stages on which various bands would perform.

  • 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.