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Today's Features

  • While the walls are going up and the roof is raised, a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to bring together all the elements that will make the Los Alamos County Nature Center a new resource for the community.
    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is working with professionals to design not only the exhibits, but also a new app that will be one of the highlights of the new center. The app will provide trail recommendations, and PEEC is calling on members of the community to submit photographs of local trails to be used for the app.
    The photographs should be of local trails and can be with or without people, though with people is preferred. Each photograph must be accompanied by the name of the trail and, if possible, when the photo was taken. By submitting the photograph, the photographer agrees to release it to PEEC and gives PEEC permission to use the likeness of the people included. Credit will be given to the photographer, so the photographer’s name should also be included.
    The new app, called Los Alamos Trails, will be available on every platform. It will allow people to enter criteria (such as “I want to go on a three mile hike that’s good for dogs and see wildflowers”) and get trail recommendations, guides, and views from user-submitted photos.  

  • Art exhibits
    Los Alamos artist Nels Krakowski will have an exhibition of artwork on display at the Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Ave in the Tybie Davis Satin Art Gallery located on the second floor.

    Allan Houser Gallery presents masterworks by Allan Houser and a special exhibition by Douglas Miles: The Art of Apache Resistance. Show runs through Friday at 125 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe.

    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.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, announces IMPACTS! an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art. This exhibition will run through to Sept. 22.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “A$$holes on Cell Phones,” an exhibition of work by Marc Dennis. Runs through Saturday.

    Transitions: Works by Suzanne Wiggin. Through Sept. 22 at Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium.

    Wind Maps and Mind Shadows: Hand-woven Rugs and Tapestries by Connie Enzmann-Forneris. Oct. 3-29. Opening Reception with the Artist: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3.

  • The weekly local and National art series “¡Colores!” will feature an interview with George R.R. Martin, creator of “Game of Thrones.” The program airs 9 p.m. Sept. 26, with repeats 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on channel 5.1 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29 on channel 9.1.
    The “Game of Thrones” series is adapted from his books, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Martin is a Santa Fe resident.
    “¡Colores!” is a weekly art series with stories devoted to the creative spirit. This series features local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.
    “¡Colores!” provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.
    Martin will share insights into his writing, stories, characters and how the transporting effect of fantasy inspires him to create such engrossing works.
    “I want people to feel as if they lived what they’re reading in my book. I want to put them there, in the moment, in the scene, in Westeros, in King’s Landing, in Winterfell, and let them feel all the emotions the character’s feeling,” Martin said.

  • 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, Sept. 19, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 9-09-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Link Arms in LA
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Avadh Salje
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society Chile – New Mexico’s
    Hottest Harvest”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Sept. 21, 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

  • Los Alamos
    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehab, 1101 Sombrillo Ct.
    Date inspected: July 23
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    China Moon, 121 Central Park Square
    Date inspected: July 23
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Refrigerator and freezer are both not holding proper cold temperatures and need to be serviced. One moderate-risk violation. Thermometer inside one of the refrigerators not holding proper temperatures. Silverware needs to be inverted, which was corrected at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on July 31.

    China Moon, 121 Central Park Square
    Date inspected: July 28
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Refrigerator not at proper temperatures for butter and vegetables, which was corrected at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from July 23. No further follow up required.

  • The Harvest Moon rises over North Mesa Sept. 11. 

  • For the first time in Taos, and for the 40th annual Taos Fall Arts Festival, 26 artists will present 20 outdoor art installations along a .7 mile stretch of historic Taos as part of “The Paseo,” on Sept. 26 — the first day of the festival. The Paseo will feature art installations, performance pieces, projected light and sound and temporary murals. There is no charge to attend.
    “We wanted to bring new energy to Taos, so The Paseo allows us to come together as a community and share these incredible installation pieces that might not have been seen,” said The Paseo Director J. Matt Thomas, in a recent interview. “Taos is known for its art and so much of it is inside on a gallery wall. So here’s an opportunity to engage the entire community where everyone has the ability to see the art and enjoy it.”
    The artists are among more than 30 who were invited by a group of multi-disciplinary advisors to propose art pieces for the one-day event. A voting process based on appropriateness, budget, and artist’s resume narrowed the slate to the 26 installations.

  • Teatro Paraguas announces its 11th season of Latino theater in Santa Fe, presenting six productions and two co-productions. The season includes four original productions by New Mexico playwrights.
    “When The Stars Trembled in Rio Puerco,” by New Mexico playwright Shebana Coelho, based on the oral histories collected by Nasario Garcia in the Rio Puerco Valley south of Cuba in the 1970s, will be presented Sept. 25-28 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.  
    The play was presented at Teatro Paraguas in April 2014 to enthusiastic audiences.  The play captures the joys and sorrows, trials and tribulations of rural life before World War II in New Mexico. Shebana Coehlo directs a cast including Rudy Fernandez, Anna Maria Gonzales, Amador Gonzales, Maria Cristina Lopez, Oscar Rodriguez and JoJo Sena de Tarnoff.
    “Confessions of a Mexpatriate,” a humorous and irreverent one-man show by Raul Garza, comes to Teatro Paraguas Oct. 17-19 after a successful run in Austin, Texas. Mical Trejo plays the modern-day, media-minded Mexican-American who wants to unplug from his American side and connect with his Mexican roots in the land of his ancestors.

  • Diverse work representing three cultures distinguishes the outstanding art of the 21st Annual Pojoaque Art Tour. Bike or GPS the way in a day, from Pojoaque Pueblo, through Nambé and Pojoaque, to San Ildefonso Pueblo.
    An artists’ reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, hosted by Than Povi Fine Art Gallery (Exit 176 in Cuyamungue), features food and refreshments, Native Dances, a silent auction and a chance to meet th artists themselves! 
    The Pojoaque River Art Tour, a Northern New Mexico tri-cultural art experience, includes 16 stops and 24 artists and artisans.
The journey through Pojoaque’s inspired ambience can still be navigated in a single day.
    As they follow the tour, art-watchers will be rewarded with a wide array of paint and print-syles and media, including contemporary and traditional oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, assemblage, monotypes, Sumi-e, watercolor, egg tempera, gouache and pastel.

  • The Anderson and Roe Piano Duo, noted for their choreographed performances, will open the Los Alamos Concert Association’s new season 4 p.m. Sept. 28 in Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson met at Juilliard and formed their partnership in 2002. They have since toured extensively, with notable recitals in Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Italy, Vancouver, as well as several New York City venues, including Carnegie Hall.
    Their Emmy-nominated music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and they have appeared on MTV’s “Total Request Live,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and at the Cliburn Concert Series, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, and dozens of summer chamber music festivals.
    Playing together at a single keyboard, the duo’s program will feature selections from “An Amadeus Affair,” their recent all-Mozart CD, plus their own arrangement of the “Rite of Spring,” a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s iconic ballet score.  
    The concert will also be the first opportunity for many in the audience to see the newly refurbished interior of the Duane Smith Auditorium.