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Entertainment

  • 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

  • Dance performances honor recent local tragedies

    Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School will have students in the upcoming production of Dance Arts Los Alamos’ “Neverland.”
    “’Neverland’ is a one act ballet that I have written based off of the original novel ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie,” said DALA Director, Jonathan Guise. “It begins with the arrival of the Darling Children to Neverland and finishes with the battle between Peter and Captain Hook. It has neverbirds, fairies, mermaids, Lost Boys, pirates and more.”
    Guise was invited by the previous director, Christin Severini, to apply for the position last summer and is now director of the school.
    “This title requires me to take care of all coordination, choreography and overseeing the day to day functions of the school in cooperation with the Board of Trustees, who are the best board I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with,” Guise said.
    DALA’s seniors from Los Alamos High School include Lauren Burr, Renee D’Andrea and Louisa Singleton. Additional Los Alamos Public School students are Cody Maggiore, Jenna Erickson, Melina Burnside and Indiana Warrior.

  • LAHS Olions perform 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'
  • This Week on PAC-8, May 9-15

    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 9, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay – 5-06-14
    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 – “Tiffany Blue: Turquoise in Frontier New Mexico”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM In Focus
    10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, May 10, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, May 11, 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

  • LAAC presents Brown Bag concert

    Los Alamos Arts Council presents a brown bag concert performance featuring local artists.
    The show begins at noon Wednesday in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.
    These performances are free and open to the public. May’s performance features a group of local brass musicians called the Ad Hoc Octet. Their program includes a wide range of genres, from baroque, to classical, to jazz.
    The concert will start with some standard tunes from the brass quintet literature, and then move on to pieces for the full group of eight.
    The performers will be Larry Bronisz, John Hargreaves, Elizabeth Hunke, Dave Korzekwa, Deniece Korzekwa, Bruce Letellier, Jerry Morzinski and Mandy Marksteiner.