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Today's Features

  • The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops hosted the 8th annual Future Voices of New Mexico Awards Ceremony on April 28.
    Each spring, hundreds of students fill The Lensic to view the award-winning, three-minute films and photographs produced by New Mexico students who participate in the program. This year’s contest theme was “Water,” which garnered more than 70 film submissions and 200 photo submissions. Students were encouraged to explore the theme in their work as it related to such topics as culture, mythology and history.
    Future Voices received submissions from a dozen schools in New Mexico, including Capital High School, Desert Academy, Monte del Sol, Española Valley High School, Pojoaque Valley High School, New Mexico School for the Arts, as well as Digital Arts & Technology Academy and Atrisco Heritage Academy, both in Albuquerque.

  • NEW YORK (AP) — The musicals “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.
    One side is sunny — the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film with George and Ira Gershwin songs — and the other moody — the dark show based on Alison Bechdel’s coming of age graphic novel about her closeted, suicidal dad.
    “It’s nice to know if something’s good, there’s room for it,” said Max von Essen, who earned a nomination for featured actor in a musical in “American in Paris.” ‘’There’s room for a smaller, darker piece and there’s room for a big, show-stopping revival.”
    Michael Cerveris got one of the dozen nods for “Fun Home” — as best leading actor in a musical — and hopes they will attract more people to see his critically acclaimed and poignant show.
    “The real value of the Tonys — and I suppose any awards — is to draw attention to something that people otherwise might not seek out. So the fact that every aspect of the production has been acknowledged is the best kind of advertising,” he said.

  • Today
    “Fire Up” for Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America is holding its annual  recruiting events at fire stations. 6:30-8 p.m. at Station No. 4 in Los Alamos (4401 Diamond Drive across from the Golf Course). Parents can sign up boys by check, registration fees are $24. If you cannot attend event, then contact Kevin McClelland, NNM District director Kevin.McClelland@scouting.org, or Bill Blumenthal, NNM District Membership Chair, billblumenthal@comcast.net, 667-0986.

    The American Association of University Women is presenting a discussion of Human Trafficking. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the upstairs meeting rooms. Topic presenters are Maria Sanchez-Gagne, director of the New Mexico Border Violence Division, and Lynn Sanchez, the program director for the Human Trafficking Aftercare Program at The Life Link. The discussion will focus on The United Nation’s Anti-Human Trafficking Protocol, New Mexico state trafficking laws, strategies for raising awareness about the global human rights issue, outreach and the trauma informed services needed to assist victims of human trafficking.

    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.

  • Michael Becker, the winner of a Lockheed Martin and New Mexico Film Foundation-sponsored film competition, debuted his short film, “Delivery from Earth” during a ceremony at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.
    The film is about the first human born on another planet and provides a futuristic look at space exploration.
    In collaboration with the New Mexico Film Foundation, Lockheed Martin created a $5,000 filmmaker grant to encourage independent film makers in New Mexico to create a short film about deep space exploration.
    The New Mexico Film Foundation and space industry experts including astronaut Bruce McCandless II, the first person to walk in space untethered to a space vehicle, evaluated 30 submissions to choose a winner.
    In addition to the film premiere, Larry Price, Lockheed Martin Orion deputy program manager, presented Keith Gardner, the chief of staff for Governor Susana Martinez, the New Mexico state flag, which recently flew on the Orion spacecraft’s first test flight, Exploration Flight Test-1 on Dec. 5, 2014.
    “We’re very proud of our state’s diverse talent, and these partnerships help showcase it,” Gardner said. “Partnerships like the New Mexico Film Foundation and Lockheed Martin help further support the advancement of art and science through ideas and technology.”

  • Taos has been chosen as TripAdvisor’s No. 1 choice among a recent list of the top “13 U.S. Towns that are Diamonds in the Rough.” To create the list, TripAdvisor looked at all 2014 vacation rental review scores across the country and identified the best-rated locations. Locations must have received at least 500 reviews to be considered.
    TripAdvisor’s criteria required that the towns possess “rich history and culture, gorgeous scenery, an abundance of activities, family friendly attractions and top notch vacation home accommodations.”
    Taos was described in the story as “a charming pet-friendly town known for its Spanish influence and picturesque scenery... lending itself to incredible outdoor adventures like climbing, hiking, kayaking, zip lines, horseback, or llama treks.”
    In fact, TripAdvisor’s Secret Travel Tip for visitors to Taos was that it has been hailed as the most pet-friendly destination in the Southwest.
    Other towns included in the top 13 list behind Taos are (by ranking): Boone, North Carolina, Estes Park, Colorado, Oceanside, California, Fort Meyers, Florida, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, South Lake Tahoe, California, Cape May, New Jersey, Fredericksburg, Texas, Park City, Utah, Newport Beach, California, Seaside, Oregon and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, May 1, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Budget Replay 4-28-15
    02:00 PM MPL Authors Speak Series
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between
    Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – President Truman
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, May 2, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, May 3, 2015
    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

  • Art exhibits
    V. Vaughan Solo Exhibit: Welcome the Light. Show runs until today at Act I Gallery in Santa Fe.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces its third Art Matters presentation for 2015. “Illuminated: The Use of Light in Contemporary Art.” A New Mexico based artist, Chris Clavio will be speaking in conjunction with the exhibition of “Up in Neon,” which features neon works from French artists Francois Morellet and Frédéric Bouffandeau. Opening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. today at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Artist Julia Roberts: Etchings & Collagraphs. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. May 8 at New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Show runs until June 1.

    Jock Sturges: Fanny. Show runs until May 23 at photo-eye Gallery.

    “Women’s Work.” Art exhibition featuring 25 top female artists of New Mexico. Show is free to the public and runs through May 15 at the Tarnoff Art Center in Rowe. For more information and directions, visit tarnoffartcenter.org, or call 919-8888.

  • LAMS fundraisers to aid ill staff members

    Los Alamos Middle School is currently conducting two fundraisers for staff members fighting serious health battles. On Friday, students can donate $1 for the opportunity to wear their hats in the building throughout the day.
    Students can donate their dollar before school or during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    On Friday, they stop by our booth in the main office for their official hand stamp. Tickets will still be available Friday.
    For any questions or more information, call 663-3252.
    The funds will benefit teachers Sherri Bublitz and Ryan Finn.
    Olions to perform Shakespeare

    The Los Alamos High School Olions presents its annual spring production this weekend. This year, the students will perform William Shakespeare’s, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Duane Smith Auditorium.  
    A preview performance will be 7 p.m. Thursday. Opening night is 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday, there will be two shows 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee will be Sunday.  
    Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 students and the preview show is $5.
    For more information, contact Rosemary Vigil at 500-5983.

  • Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Thursday
    “Fire Up” for Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America is holding its annual  recruiting events at fire stations. 6:30-8 p.m. at Station No. 4 in Los Alamos (4401 Diamond Drive across from the Golf Course). Parents can sign up boys by check, registration fees are $24. If you cannot attend event, then contact Kevin McClelland, NNM District director Kevin.McClelland@scouting.org, or Bill Blumenthal, NNM District Membership Chair, billblumenthal@comcast.net, 667-0986.

  • April 5: A boy, Felix Huang, born to Jen-Huang Huang and Hsrang-Ju Juang
    April 9: A girl, Sadie Lana Wiggins, born to Angela and Brandon Wiggins
    April 13: A girl, Christine Isabella Hickey, born to Karla and Joseph Hickey
    April 17: A girl, Bella Rose Gomez, born to Senovia Atencio and Ryan Gomez
    April 17: Twins: A girl, Maliah Ariel Ortiz and a boy, Emilio Angela Ortiz, born to Tabetha Madrid and Harold Ortiz
    April 19: A boy, Sylus Max Gentry, born to Alyssa Gill and Erin Gentry
    April 20: A girl, Ruby Navé Pacheco, born to Roberta and Angelino Pacheco
    April 23: A boy, Benjamin F. Abyeta, born to Francine Rodriguez and Joshua Abeyta
    April 23: A girl, Cecilia Kenlee Jacobsen, born to Ana and Doug Jacobsen