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  • LALT accepting proposals for upcoming season

    The LALT Board of Directors is accepting proposals for the 2014-2015 season. Those who are interested in directing a show, submit ideas no later than Jan. 15. The board will decide on the upcoming season by March 2014. The board will use this time to have play readings and familiarize itself with the plays.
    Refer to lalt.org/resources and follow the guidelines for submitting a play.
    The current board would like to structure the season using a line-up that has been successful in the past. The board plans to open the season in September with a comedy or a small musical; in November an “art” show, a drama, or a mystery; January should bring a farce or a melodrama; in March another “art” show, drama, mystery, or two one-acts and finally end the season with a comedy or a small musical.
    Needed is a mix of well-known plays and authors, as well as lesser-known, innovative, avant-garde plays. Shakespeare may fit into any of several slots depending on which plays are submitted.  

  • Theater Review: 'Annie' performers struggled to be heard

    “It’s a hard knock…uh… production.”
    I was looking forward to the stage showing of “Annie.”
    Ever since I was a little kid, I was mesmerized by the music and stellar voices in the 1982 film release starring Carol Burnett as the nasty, yet comical Miss Hannigan. I always thought it would be wonderful to see this family-friendly beloved musical on stage.
    The opening night production at the Greer Garson Theater tarnished a lot of those memories with a sloppy, poorly placed orchestra performance that drowned out not only the singing, but the acting as well. The only thing the audience was able to hear clearly was Miss Hannigan’s whistle.
    Opening night jitters aside, even the program handed out to the audience was extremely amateur and unprofessional.
    From watching the movies, I was familiar with the lyrics of most of the musical numbers. Good thing, because I couldn’t hear any of the words. I couldn’t image how it would have been for those hard of hearing.
    There was a screen at the back of the stage, projecting images of life and times in 1933 New York City. Would it have been wise to place the orchestra back there?

  • This Week on PAC-8, Jan. 3-9

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Jan. 3, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 12-17-13
    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. 4, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Jan. 5, 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

  • ‘Amelie’ is unique story of life and love

    The next film in the library’s Free Film Series, while not technically holiday themed, is so buttery rich and honeyed that it belongs in “The Nutcracker’s” Land of Sweets.
    “Amelie” (2001, rated R for sexuality) tells the life story of Amelie Poulain, beginning with her conception and building to her first cutely quixotic attempt at romantic love.
    Amelie has a horrible, but hilariously summarized, childhood. In part because of a mistaken, and of course, symbolic diagnosis of a heart defect, and in part because of her parents’ undemonstrative caretaking, she does not get out much. In lieu of forming real relationships and experiences, she lives extravagantly in her head.
    However, as an adult (played by Audrey Tautou), she finds, in a rather unlikely place, inspiration to reach out to a three-dimensional human. Once Amelie discovers the rewards of kindness, it becomes a serious hobby.
    She has a gift for sussing how best and most simply to help someone without his or her even knowing. A well-placed quote, a well-timed VHS recording — sometimes it does not take much, beyond creativity, to bring someone back to life.

  • New Year with 'Nana's Naughty Knickers'

    Need to plan New Year’s Eve filled with different activities and excitement in Los Alamos? See “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” at the Los Alamos Little Theatre on New Year’s Eve before any planned party.
    The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 and will end in plenty of time to attend other parties.
    Reservations are required for the New Year’s Eve show. Ticket prices are $20 per person, which includes a light meal after the show that will be provided by the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge. Net proceeds for the show will go to local charities. Tickets can be purchased at CB Fox or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/530465.
    For questions and more information call Producer Steve Wolfel at 662-9979 or email at steve@naughtysecretproductions.com.
     

  • This Week on PAC-8, Dec. 27-Jan. 2

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 12-17-13
    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, Dec. 28, 2013
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
    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

  • Auditions for LA Little Theater

    Los Alamos Little Theatre will have auditions for Diane Samuels’ drama, “Kindertransport” 3 p.m. Dec. 15 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.
    Callbacks by invitation will be Dec. 19.
    The cast consists of five women and one man.
    Auditions will be cold readings from the script, and those auditioning should demonstrate some comfort speaking in the dialects of the characters.
    Copies of the script are available at the information desk at the Mesa Public Library.
    “Kindertransport” tells the story of one of the thousands of German Jewish children sent to England before the outbreak of World War II.
    Rehearsals begin in mid-January and run for three weeks in March.
    Questions can be addressed to the director at rev.jcullinan@gmail.com. 

  • Light the season with a prism of holiday music

    The Los Alamos Community Winds will present its Third Annual Holiday Prism Concert 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at White Rock Baptist Church.

    Much like a prism breaks light into its component parts, LACW’s prism concert showcases the music and musicians of Los Alamos and White Rock in all their varied components.

    For a little more than an hour, the audience will be literally surrounded by holiday music performed by members of the community. The Prism concert allows the audience to see and hear not only wind, brass, and string groups, but also a wide variety of soloists and small ensembles.

    As the concert progresses, the audience is treated to a seamless parade of musical colors all connected in the celebration of the holiday season.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Dec. 6-12

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 11-26-13
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series – Don Unser
    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 – Don Unser
    10:30 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
    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

  • ‘Swan Lake’ slated for January show

    “Swan Lake” sweeps audiences up in the throes of new love, and devastating heartache. With a twist of fate that has enchanted viewers for over 150 years, this Russian ballet is not the fairy tale love story one might expect. The Moscow Festival Ballet presentation is 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Popejoy Hall.
    The Moscow Festival Ballet’s sensuous rendition of “Swan Lake” is a whirlwind affair executed with precision and grace. Prince Siegfried finds true love in Odette, the White Swan.
    Their innocent romance is triggered by a dance imbued with tender elegance. However, Siegfried mistakenly engages Odile, the Black Swan, in a smoldering display that threatens his happy ending with Odette.
    The Moscow Festival Ballet incorporates the classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies, evinced by its exquisite “Swan Lake.” With mesmerizing choreography and precision, the company creates a spellbinding world where audiences experience the highs and lows of classic Russian romance.
    “Swan Lake” was Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s first composition for ballet, followed by other timeless classics such as “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker.”