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Today's Features

  • Art openings

    The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, opens a major exhibition, “Folk Art of the Andes,” Sunday. This will be the first exhibit in the United States to feature a broad range of folk art from the Andean region of South America, showcasing more than 850 works of art primarily dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit runs through February 2012.

    Talks

    An historical talk by Willie Atencio, a well-versed, self-taught historian, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Galeria Santa Cruz y el Espresso, on the north side of the Santa Cruz Plaza, adjacent to Holy Cross Church in Española. For more information call 505-692-8323.

  • 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, our 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.

  • 1.  E.T., Katy Perry feauring
    Kanye West
    2. S&M, Rihanna
    3.  Just Can’t Get Enough,
    The Black Eyed Peas
    4. F**k You (Forget You),
    Cee Lo Green
    5. Born This Way, Lady Gaga
    6.  Look At Me Now, Chris Brown
    featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
    7.   Down On Me, Jeremih
    featuring 50 Cent
    8. On The Floor,
    Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
    9.  F**kin’ Perfect, P!nk
    10.  Rolling In The Deep, Adele
    11.  Blow, Ke$ha
    12. Grenade, Bruno Mars
    13. Till The World Ends,
    Britney Spears
    14. Firework, Katy Perry
    15.  Moment 4 Life, Nicki Minaj
    featuring Drake

  • NEW YORK — Glenn Beck later this year will end his Fox News Channel talk show, which has sunk in the ratings and has suffered from an advertiser boycott.
    Fox and Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, said Wednesday they will stay in business creating other projects for Fox television and digital, starting with some documentaries Beck is preparing.
    Beck was a quick burn on Fox News Channel. Almost immediately after joining the network in January 2009, he doubled the ratings at his afternoon time slot. Fans found his conservative populism entertaining, while Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert described Beck’s “crank up the crazy and rip off the knob” moments.

  • HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Bob Dylan, whose anti-war anthems made him the face of protest against a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, finally got his chance to see Vietnam — at peace.
    The 69-year-old Dylan took to the stage in the former Saigon on Sunday, singing such favorites as “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” and “Highway 61 Revisited.”
    Only about half of the 8,000 seats were sold to a mix of Vietnamese and foreigners who danced on the grass in the warm evening air as Dylan jammed on guitar, harmonica and the keyboard at RMIT University.

  • Anyone walking into Danne DeBacker’s house might think, “This man is compulsively creative.” There are a few reasons for this thought. For one, he replaced the door to his studio with one that looks like the opening of a submarine.
    He also invents games like the “cube eater,” which consists of a cube with a big, toothy mouth.  Kids toss numbered cubes into the mouth and learn how to add.
    In addition, when he turned nine, his birthday present was a series of traditional Japanese watercolor lessons. He has homemade trains and guitars all over his house.

  • Some artists are born into their craft and realize from a very young age that they have talent, while others make the discovery of a hidden talent later in life.
    Robert “Spooner” Marcus, an artist from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo can identify with being born into an artistic family as well as discovering his talent for art as he grew older.
    His great-grandmother and grandmother are potters, his mother makes ceramics and his younger brother also does pottery, so it’s no surprise that this artist would endeavor to take his skills to a higher level.

  • John Michael Talbot sang rock-n-roll, founded a Franciscan monastery and became a Christian musician and author.  
    Talbot is performing songs, motivational teachings and meditations through Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. The performances are free but donations or “love offerings” are appreciated.
    Talbot began in the music business at age 18 with the band, Mason Proffit, according to his website www.johnmichaeltalbot.com. Although the band got to share the stage with The Byrds, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead, Talbot saw the alcohol and drug use that came with stardom and said he felt that the life of a rock star was empty and sad.  

  • The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers, the school’s award-winning speech and debate team, would like to thank the following for making its recent Decadent Desserts and Enchanting Entertainment evening a huge success:
    Members of the organizing committee, including Jane Clements, Erin Bouquin and Bette Korber, parents; Flannery Keating, Sky Korber, Nate Clements, Myles Gurule, Katie Haynes, Miriam Barnum and Sam Baty, students; Gordon Keating and Martin Schauer, sound system;  Denise Smith and staff at the Best Western Hilltop House; RSVP volunteers from the Senior Center; the Topper administrative team, including Sandy Warnock, principal; Mike Johnson and Cindy Montoya, assistant principals; Vickie Nelms, activities director; and Connie Goettee, publicity.

  • The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society  will be at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.  
    The group will highlight student achievements in earth science research with the presentations of 2011 Los Alamos County Science Fair winners Julia Murphy, Alexander Kendrick and Ryan Erickson.
    Their three senior-level student projects were presented at the 2011 Los Alamos County Science Fair and received recognition by LAGS for outstanding projects related to Earth Science.  
    LAGS will host short presentations by each of those students at this month’s meeting.