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Today's Features

  • Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Art openings

    Weaving Exhibit for Andrea Ortiz at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, 325 Paseo de Oñate, Espanola, through June 30.

    Colette Campbell-Jones will display, “Stories From Underground,” visual reconstructions of oral histories from the coal miners in South Wales. The exhibit will run through July 30 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe.

    Performances

    David Geist will perform at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe, from 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $2 cover charge.

  • 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, June 17, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 6-07-11)
    03:00 PM Start up Ceremony of the MW Turbine
        at the Abiquiu Hydroelctric Facility
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society-“World War II: One Soldier’s Story”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, June 18, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, June 19, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV

  • ROME — Lady Gaga sang a few bars of her smash hit “Born This Way” anda demanded the end of discrimination against gays as she proclaimed herself a “child of diversity” at a gay pride rally Saturday night in the ancient Circus Maximus.
    The star, whose “Born This Way” album recently topped 1 million sales in a week, delighted tens of thousands of people at a brief concert in the vast field where the ancient Roman masses would gather for spectacles.

  • The Los Alamos Community Winds has joined a consortium of 15 community bands from across the country to commission a new wind ensemble piece, “Fantasia on Silent Night,” by award-winning composer James Syler.
    “I have wanted to do something like this for awhile — playing with the ‘Silent Night’ tune. I’ve already started to work on it,” Syler said. “It’s odd to work on a Christmas carol in the middle of summer.”
    The name of each commissioning ensemble and their directors will be printed on the score. The score and parts will be turned in on Oct. 1.

  • In July and August, global opera star Mark Steven Doss will once again portray Mephistopheles when he takes the stage for the Santa Fe Opera’s first-ever production of “Faust.”
    Reprising Charles
    Gounod’s demonic villain for his seventh production, which will bring his career performances to 40, it is a role that he continues to savor.
    “Mephistopheles is a physically demanding role, which requires me to be on stage throughout most of the production, and I enjoy it immensely,” said Doss, who is a Grammy Award winning bass-baritone and former Santa Fe Opera apprentice. “I continue to build on each of my previous performances to further reveal the power and pain of the fallen angel.”

  • Hefner says Playmate called off wedding

    CHICAGO — Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says his fiancee has called off their wedding.
    The 85-year-old Hefner says in a Tuesday message on Chicago-based Playboy’s official Twitter feed that 24-year-old Crystal Harris has “had a change of heart.”
    Hefner announced in December that he and the former Playmate were getting married, tweeting that he’d given Harris an engagement ring. He has said that the wedding was scheduled for this Saturday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

    Springsteen: Clemons’ stroke ‘serious’

  • LOS ANGELES  — Hollywood’s summer box-office streak has cooled a bit with a $37 million opening weekend for J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi tale “Super 8.”
    It was a healthy but unremarkable launch in a summer season whose newcomers often open with two or three times as much money. Released by Paramount Pictures, “Super 8” largely features a cast of young newcomers, the story centering on teen filmmakers and an alien entity that escapes from a wrecked train.
    “The movie was never conceived to be a blockbuster, tent-pole film opening to $60 or $70 million,” said Don Harris, head of distribution for Paramount.

  • ALBUQUERQUE — “The Case of the Indian Trader” (University of New Mexico Press) is the story of Billy Gene Malone and the end of an era.
    Malone lived almost his entire life on the Navajo Reservation working as an Indian trader; the last real Indian trader to operate historic Hubbell Trading Post.
    While Malone is at the center of this story, a more complex picture unfolds in federal agent Paul Berkowitz’s detailed account of how the National Park Service launched — and recklessly pursued — an investigation targeting Malone, falsely accusing him of a host of crimes. In 2005, Berkowitz was assigned to take over the year-and-a-half-old case.

  • The Los Alamos Historical Society is hosting a book signing and author talk with Robert J. Torrez and Robert Trapp, co-authors of Rio Arriba: A New Mexico County, on Tuesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The book signing is in conjunction with Homestead Day, part of the Summer Adventures in History and Science sponsored every Tuesday in June and July by the Los Alamos Historical Society and Bradbury Science Museum.
    Rio Arriba: A New Mexico County reviews the history of the area. The authors provide  an overview of its primordial beginnings, the Tewa peoples that established the county’s first permanent settlements, the role the Navajo, Ute, and Jicarilla Apache played in the region’s history.