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  • This Week on PAC-8, Jan. 24-30

    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, Jan. 24, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 01-07-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series – Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Andre Jacobson
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Jan. 26, 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
    10:00 PM That Which Is
    11:00 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Choral Society ready for winter concert

    The Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Mary Badarak, will present its Winter Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. The program will feature W. A. Mozart’s “Requiem” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna.” Soloists for the “Requiem” are Viera Moore, Mary Beth Stevens, Gloria Streit, Rene Le Claire and Loren Jacobsen. Cindy Little is the accompanist for the Choral Society.
     

  • Backcountry Film Festival spotlights outdoor adventure

    For the third year in a row, the Winter Wildlands Alliance in coordination with Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater will bring 10 independent films to New Mexico, aimed at inspiring the spirit of outdoor adventure during the third annual Backcountry Film Festival.
    The films will be shown during the festival from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Reel Deal Theater.  


    The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival aims at entertaining while raising funds and awareness for Winter Wildlands Alliance — a nonprofit organization, which promotes and preserves winter wildlands and snowsports experiences on public lands — as well as for its nonprofit partners, like PEEC.
    Now in its ninth year, the festival begins annually in Boise, Idaho and travels to more than 100 locations worldwide including Los Alamos. The festival raises more than $110,000 each year, and last year raised almost $1,500 to support PEEC’s winter outdoor activities with children, families and adults.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Jan. 17-23

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not
    necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.
    Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 01-07-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series – Valerie
    Plame and Sarah Lovett
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Andre Jacobson
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Valerie
    Plame and Sarah Lovett
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV
    Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
    Free Speech TV
    Sunday, Jan. 19, 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
    10:00 PM That Which Is
    11:00 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV
    Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
    Happy Martin Luther King Day – no local programming
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE

  • Movie Review: Bad script leaves 'Frozen' on thin ice

    It is so frustrating how close “Frozen” comes to being a good movie. Disney hasn’t done a big flashy animated musical for a while, but the last one was 2010’s “Tangled,” which to date remains my only five-star review. Needless to say, my expectations going into “Frozen” were lofty.
    The good news is that the film’s voice performances are terrific, the animation is dazzling, the songs are mostly decent, and the humor has its moments.
    The bad news is that the script is so lousy that it degrades the whole film.
    The film stars a pair of princess sisters, Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel). Elsa has the power to create snow and ice out of thin air. A lifetime that promises infinite fun snow days is disrupted when she learns the hard way that her power is extremely difficult to control; she unintentionally creates deadly conditions whenever she gets scared or angry. She spends her whole life as a recluse in her castle, never letting the world (including a memory-wiped Anna, who also has to live locked up in the castle for some reason) know about her condition. That is, until the day when Elsa has no choice but to open the castle and throw a big party for her coronation.

  • Cellist makes New Mexico debut

    The Los Alamos Concert Association will present the New Mexico debut of Joshua Roman, cellist, performing with pianist Andrius Zlabys, 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School.
    Roman has earned national renown as a cellist for performing a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level.
    Driven to make music accessible to a wider audience, Roman is at home in any place from a club to a classroom, performing chamber music, jazz, rock, or even a solo sonata by Bach or Kodály.
    Beyond the performance stage, Roman is dedicated to exploring new platforms to harness new audiences, especially social media.
    He recently completed an ongoing video series called “The Popper Project.” Wherever the cellist and his laptop found themselves, he performed and recorded an étude from David Popper’s “High School of Cello Playing” to be collected and uploaded to his dedicated YouTube channel (youtube.com/joshuaromancello).
    For his ongoing creative initiatives on behalf of classical music, he has been selected as a 2011 TED Fellow, joining a select group of Next Generation innovators who have shown unusual accomplishments and the potential to positively affect the world.

  • Music marathon set for Sunday

     The Fourth Annual Music Marathon for University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at UNM-LA Auditorium.
    Six hours of live and varied music — from Celtic folk tunes, upbeat jazz, Polish mazurkas with dancers, to a guitar soloist, bluegrass band, and classical piano — all for one voluntary donation.
    Patrons are welcome to come and go throughout the six hour event.
    Robin Gurule and Peter McLachlan will begin the program with piano and piccolo trumpet.
    Next are piano students Karin Ebey, the Composition Representative at the state contest, Sonja Ebey, Troy Makela, Ben Christenson, Aidan Ortiz, Natalie Crawford, Megan Crawford, Lucas Yeager, William Dale and Joseph Dale.
    Juanita Madland, who has won piano competitions all over the globe, and Claudia Hilko will perform Rachmaninoff and Shostakovic duets.
    KayLinda Crawford, a Texas transplant, will entertain on piano.
    Claudia and Bob Hilko will dance to the first of a selection of Chopin Mazurkas (Polish dances), accompanied by Juanita Madland.
    Members of the Little Piano Group will play and continue Mazurkas: Rheta Moazzami, Judy Hutson, Juanita Madland, Darien Raistrick, Robin Gurule, Claudia Hilko, Phyllis Slattery and Bonnie Kiang.

  • Lawrence beats Cyrus for top entertainer of 2013

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The battle for AP entertainer of the year came down to the Girl on Fire and the Queen of Twerk.
    Jennifer Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus by one vote in The Associated Press’ annual survey of its newspaper and broadcast members and subscribers for Entertainer of the Year.
    There were 70 ballots submitted by U.S. editors and news directors. Voters were asked to consider who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2013.
    Lawrence won 15 votes. Cyrus had 14. Netflix was a close third, earning 13 votes for altering the TV landscape with its on-demand format and hit original series.
    But Lawrence — who started the year with an Academy Award for best actress, fueled a box-office franchise as “The Hunger Games” heroine Katniss Everdeen, and wrapped 2013 with a critically acclaimed performance in “American Hustle” that just earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations — charmed fans everywhere with her candid sincerity.
    She was also a fashion darling — a muse for Dior — who made headlines with her pixie haircut. (“That was the weirdest thing that ever happened to me,” she recently told Jon Stewart.)
    Lawrence declined comment for this story.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Jan. 10-16

    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, Jan. 10, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 01-07-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series – Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Andre Jacobson
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett
    10:30 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Jan. 12, 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
    10:00 PM That Which Is
    11:00 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • 2013 brought surprises to viewers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even after all these years, TV in 2013 continued to surprise us.
    What a fine surprise was “The Returned,” a French-language zombie series aired by Sundance Channel. And Tatiana Maslany was startling in BBC America’s eerie series “Orphan Black,” in which she played nearly a dozen varied clones of her main character.
    It was a year that shocked “Glee” fans with the death of cast favorite Cory Monteith, whose passing was marked in a surprisingly sappy memorial episode of the Fox series that, in the words of one character, aimed to avoid making “a self-serving spectacle of our own sadness” — then went on to do just that.
    It was a year that saw once hard-hitting “60 Minutes” go soft, and worse, get sloppy, with a story on last year’s attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, based on a professed witness whose account soon came unraveled. The story’s collapse led to CBS ordering “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan and her producer to take a leave of absence, and left the newsmagazine’s glorious reputation besmirched.
    In February, ABC’s Robin Roberts returned to the “Good Morning America” anchor desk amid unseemly ceremony after her courageous but much-exploited battle with cancer.