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  • LAHS choir performed in the Big Apple

    Eighteen students from the Los Alamos High School Choir sojourned to New York City to join other high school musicians from around the country to form a 150 member National Festival Chorus and perform at the Lincoln Center.
    The local LAHS Choir Parent Booster Club organized and sponsored the five-day trip where the singers rehearsed under Karen Kennedy, a Master Conductor from The University of Miami, director of Choral Studies.
    Students recognized the value of working with a “Super” conductor saying, “She made us want to work hard, sing our hearts out and do our best. It felt great to sound so good.” 
    The rehearsal schedule cumulated in a well-orchestrated March 29 exposé in Alice Tully Hall of the Lincoln Center.
    The performance featured five pieces by the students, the Masterworks Festival Chorus and the New York City Chamber Orchestra. 
    In between rehearsals the students took in the sites, sounds and tastes of the Big Apple including a Broadway Musical, Central Park, Natural History Museum and more.  

  • Study: NDI students have higher scores, better fitness levels

    Despite New Mexico’s low rankings among the states when it comes to child well-being and education, studies have shown that children who participate in after school programs offered by the National Dance Institute of New Mexico have markedly higher reading, math and science scores along with displaying better physical fitness and eating habits than their peers.
    Based on New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) test score data for 4th through 7th grade students who participated in NDI New Mexico Advanced Training programs, those students had scores that ranged between 10 to 27 points higher than their peers in reading, math and science.
    The studies were conducted by the RMC Research Corporation (2005–2011) and the University of New Mexico’s Center for Education Policy Research (2011 to present), who NDI New Mexico contracts with to conduct independent, scientific evaluations of its programs. Data was collected from almost 31,000 students, more than 300 parents, 51 NDI New Mexico instructors, and more than 1,600 teachers and school administrators.
    “The arts have a unique power to motivate children by teaching them discipline, a standard of excellence and a belief in themselves which will carry over into all aspects of their lives,” said NDI New Mexico Executive Director Russell Baker.

  • 'Game Of Thrones' converges on Santa Fe Saturday

    Celebrating the anticipated new season of the award-winning series, author George R.R. Martin partners with HBO for screenings of “Game of Thrones” at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.
    Saturday will begin with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Iron Throne, where Mayor Javier Gonzales will declare the day as George R.R. Martin Day.
    The day will also feature two public screenings of the show at the Jean Cocteau, as well as the Iron Throne of Westeros on display at Sanbusco Market Center for a period of time. The two screenings, with special appearance by cast member Pedro Pascal, who portrays Oberyn Martell, “The Red Viper,” will show first exclusively in Spanish (which will air on HBO Latino) with the second screening premiere of the English language version. The HBO show kicks off its fourth season, 8 p.m. April 6.
    Screening times are, 10:30 a.m., Spanish version to air, 1:30 p.m. English version to air, 7:30 p.m. Invitation only.
    Martin, Pascal and Gonzales will be at the ribbon cutting in front of the Iron Throne at 9:30 a.m. located in Sanbusco Market Center. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., there will be public access to interact and take photographs.
    For more information, contact Vince Kadlubeck, Jean Cocteau Theater — 603-9176, or email vince@meowwolf.com.  

  • This Week on PAC-8, March 28-April 3

    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, March 28, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 3-25-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series Darynda Jones
    03:00 PM Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast – Los Alamos Beer Coop
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Jennifer Hollingsworth
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Globetrotters,
    Border Crossers, and the Tangled Tales of U.S. – Mexico Borderlands History
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series –Darynda Jones
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, March 29, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, March 30, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Local Businesswoman Appears In ‘50 To 1’

    Suzanne Wilcox is a busy woman. Not only does she own Mesa Elite Fitness in Los Alamos, she makes time to do stand-in work for movies filming in New Mexico.
    Wilcox has done stand-in and extra work for many films and shows in the past, but now is playing an actual character in “50 to 1,” the story of the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner, Mine That Bird. Wilcox plays Jill Baffert, wife of horse trainer Bob Baffert, who is played by Bruce Wayne Eckelman.
    Although, she is only in about eight scenes and speaks to no lines, she was honored to be chosen for the part. “You can hear me screaming in one of the race scenes,” she said.
    She said the cast and crew made her feel really special. “They welcomed me as one of their own.”
    Wilcox was on the cusp of opening the fitness studio, when she auditioned for the part in Albuquerque, which was set up by her agent Elizabeth Gabel. “I was barely leaving Albuquerque after the audition, when they called me back for a second reading. Jim (director, Jim Wilson) wanted me for the part,” she said. “The opportunity came at the right time.”
    Most of the scenes were filmed in Albuquerque, with the exception of two weeks in Louisville, Ky. — home of Churchill Downs. Wilcox worked on the film a total of three weeks.

  • This Week on PAC-8, March 21-27

    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, March 21 , 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 3-04-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series Darynda Jones
    03:00 PM Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast – Los Alamos Beer Coop
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Jennifer Hollingsworth
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Globetrotters, Border Crossers, and the Tangled Tales of U.S. – Mexico Borderlands History
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series –Darynda Jones
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, March 22, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, March 23, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Horse racing film gets Red Carpet treatment in N.M.

    They said it could never happen, but against odds of 50-1, Mine That Bird won the Kentucky Derby and shocked the nation of horse racing in 2009.
    Now a major motion picture based on that event is headed to the big screen, with Albuquerque being the backdrop for the Red Carpet gala. The World Premiere of “50 to 1” will be 6 p.m. March 19 at the Kimo Theater, 421 Central Ave.
    The cast and filmmakers are embarking on a cross-country bus tour to promote the movie. The bus will be in Santa Fe from 2-3 p.m. March 21 at the Regal Theaters, 3474 Zafarano Dr.
    Mine That Bird himself will be at the Red Carpet premiere in Albuquerque.
    The movie was filmed in several areas in New Mexico, including the Sunland Park racetrack and Santa Fe. Other locations used to film were Kentucky and California.
    “I have been looking for a great horse story for decades and I am a sucker for an underdog dog story,” said Jim Wilson, the film’s director, producer and co-writer.
    Wilson is the Oscar winning producer of “Dances with Wolves.”
    “50 to 1” is based on the cowboy trainer and owners whose equine overcame a long shot to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

  • This Week on PAC-8, March 14-20

    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, March 14 , 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 3-04-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series Darynda Jones
    03:00 PM Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with Harry Burgess
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Jennifer Hollingsworth
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series –Darynda Jones
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, March 15, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, March 16, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Educational and thought-provoking

    “Kindertransport” is now playing at the Los Alamos Little Theater.   Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

  • Cycling film to premiere March 12

    “Rising From Ashes,” the award-winning feature-length documentary about Team Rwanda, will premiere in Los Alamos, 7 p.m. March 12 at the Reel Deal Movie Theater. The event is co-sponsored by the Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club and the Los Alamos Singletrack Association.
    “Rising From Ashes” is an independent film about the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda, a country still affected deeply by the genocide that tore the East African nation apart in 1994.
    Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jacques “Jock” Boyer moves to Rwanda in 2006 to help a group of struggling survivors of the genocide to pursue their dream of creating a national cycling team. Members of the fledgling team were children left orphaned by the genocide a decade earlier. As they set out against impossible odds, both Boyer — fighting his own past demons — and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their pasts through remarkable achievements, both big and small.
    The documentary tells a story of redemption, hope and second chances. It is not about the bike; however, the bicycle becomes a tool that has helped change a nation.
    Team Rwanda began as a cycling organization, but became so much more once organizers realized the greater needs of the athletes.