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  • Bandstand returns to Santa Fe Plaza

    Santa Fe Bandstand returns June 23 with an expanded 10-week schedule. The annual free, live music program on the Plaza contains a line-up of high profile national touring artists and many of the best bands from Santa Fe’s local music scene. New features for the 2014 Bandstand season include an expanded season that will run for 10 weeks, up from seven weeks. Food trucks will be on the Plaza on selected Bandstand nights.
    For the first time, video streaming will be available for iPhones and Android smartphones.
    On four Saturdays, the Bandstand will be on the other side of town — in San Isidro Plaza, next to the Regal Cinema 14 and the Plaza Southside Café. The south side location dates are to be announced at a later date.
    The 2014 lineup features the kind of genre diversity that Bandstand fans have come to expect. From Americana to Zydeco, there’s something for fans of almost every kind of music.
    The bandstand will close Aug. 28.

    Monitor staff report 

  • Free music series at Taos Ski Valley

    Each weekend in the summer, families and adventure-seekers can enjoy live music, scenic chairlift rides and a cool mountain escape from the heat at Taos Ski Valley’s (TSV’s) new Saturday Summer Music Series, at no charge. Situated at 9,200 feet in the Northern New Mexico town of Taos Ski Valley, this series of events celebrates summer and the many various styles of music.

    Every Saturday through Aug. 30, TSV presents a variety of live music by up-and-coming musical artists. Highlights include Austin, Texas based blues guitarist Cody Jasper; Americana Indie folk music by The Gleewood Band; Afrobeat Cumbias music by Radio La Chusma; Austin singer/songwriter Dana Falconberry’s vocal harmonies mixed with cello and banjo; and local favorite, Michael Hearne’s Mini Barn Dance.
    
 
Music lovers can bring their own blankets and enjoy the music from 3-6 p.m. at the TSV Resort Center stage. Kids will enjoy the TSV playground with hula hoops and complementary popcorn, volleyball, horseshoes and disc golf. TSV’s new Pioneer Bike Park will also be available — a lift-served, beginner’s mountain bike area for downhill biking on easier terrain.
    For more information about TSV’s Saturday Summer Music Series, visit taosmountainmusicfestival.com or taos.org/tsv-summer-music.
     

  • This week on PAC-8, June 6-12

    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, June 6, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay – 5-27-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Anne Hillerman
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Julian Chen
    05:30 PM Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    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
    09:30 PM In Focus
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, June 7, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 8, 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 Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Open reading for next LALT production

    The Los Alamos Little Theater announces a play reading for “Mister Roberts.”
    The public is invited to read from 7-9 p.m. June 11 at the Los Alamos Little Theater’s green room. Scripts will be provided for the full length drama written by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan. Performances are scheduled to begin in March 2015.
    The cast includes 19 men and one woman.
    The story is as follows: Welcome aboard the U.S. Navy Cargo Ship, USS Reluctant, which is operating in the back areas of the Pacific during World War II.  This is not a very happy ship. It has a crew of 12 enlisted men and four officers that haven’t had liberty in a couple of years. They have a captain who is so unreasonable he won’t even let them take their shirts off when they are unloading cargo in the sweltering heat.  The only people who can make their lives worth living are Mister Roberts, the cargo officer and the ship’s doctor.
    The story of a group of American sailors aboard a Navy cargo vessel in the Pacific shows the crew suffering from that deadly boredom that is part of the routine of war. The ship’s skipper is a cantankerous, small-minded man.

  • Film focuses on family farcical drama

    “If we only knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.” So says John Churton Collins, who has nothing to do with this week’s screening at Mesa Public Library. Nevertheless, “City Island” (2009, PG-13), echoes the long-dead English literary critic’s pithy dictum.
    Writer/director Raymond De Felitta’s farcical drama centers, as all good farcical dramas should, on a family. Families are always full of buffoonery and ridiculously improbable situations and the film’s Rizzo family is teeming.
    Vince (Andy Garcia) is afraid to tell his wife the innocuous thing he’s really doing while she thinks he’s having an affair. Joyce (Julianna Margulies) hasn’t told her husband that — tiny spoiler alert! — she still smokes.
    Vivian (Dominik Garcia-Lorido) can’t admit where she works while her parents think she is studying “18 hours a day” to pass her college classes, and Vince, Jr., carries the guilt of being the first teenage boy to discover the voluptuous secrets of the Internet.

  • PAC-8 offering media classes for kids

    PAC-8 Community Media Center is offering many new and exciting media classes this summer for students in second through nineth grades.  
    Classes in 3-D animation, Logic and Go Pro are new this year. PAC-8 will continue to offer their popular music video classes along with beginning, intermediate and advanced video.
    Class size is limited to 6 students per teacher.  Call 662-7228 or email pac8@losalamos.com for more information. The schedule of classes can be found at PAC 8’s new website at pac8cmc.com. 

  • This week on PAC-8, May 30-June 5

    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, May 30, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay – 5-27-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Anne Hillerman
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Julian Chen
    05:30 PM Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    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
    09:30 PM In Focus
    10:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, May 31, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 1, 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 Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • 'Commie Camp' premieres at Jewish Film Fest in Santa Fe

    “Commie Camp,” a documentary about a children’s camp that Rush Limbaugh describes as “an extremist communist indoctrination center,” will kick off the 2014 Summer Season of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival. Camp Kinderland alum and comedian Katie Halper, decided there was just one way to get to the bottom of the allegations: go back to camp.
    The festival begins 4 p.m. Sunday at CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe. Camp treats, including S’mores will follow the film.
    For one summer Halper followed four nine-year-olds as they experienced Camp Kinderland. They muddle through Yiddish lessons, compete in the World Peace Olympics (Kinderland’s answer to the color war), stage a protest against police brutality, and explore an in-camp exhibit on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

  • LA firefighter takes to the stage

    Los Alamos Firefighter Danny McBride is a busy man who wears many hats.
    In addition to his career in the LAFD, McBride, 37, is the father of three and recently landed one of the main roles in “Les Miserables,” which is playing at the Albuquerque Little Theatre this month.
    The long-running Broadway show also celebrates the 84th season of the Albuquerque theater. A majority of the 200-plus cast and crew live in Albuquerque.
    McBride plays Enjolras, a character that suits him well, he said.
    “It has always been one of my favorite shows, so when I heard there were auditions, I decided to try out and I got the part,” McBride said. “I hadn’t done musical theater since high school and wanted to see if I could rise to the challenge of being on stage. It was definitely more than I expected.”
    McBride was born, raised and still resides in Albuquerque.
    McBride did not let the vigorous rehearsal schedule interfere with job as a firefighter. He said his co-workers at the LAFD supported him the whole way. “It’s been tough with my schedule.
    McBride works 48-hour shifts at LAFD, then is home for four days a week.
    Los Alamos was the first to hire him after he received his EMT license and he has been an active firefighter during the Las Conchas fire.

  • This Week on PAC-8, May 23-29

    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, May 23, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay – 5-06-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Anne Hillerman
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Julian Chen
    05:30 PM Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    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
    09:30 PM In Focus
    10:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, May 24, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, May 25, 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 Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV