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Today's Features

  • On Friday, the Chicago band, JT and the Clouds will entertain fans of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond.
    Though they prefer not to be labeled, JT and the Clouds are bluesy, rough-edged, soulful rockers. They’ve been compared to Sam Cooke, The Band, Velvet Underground, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver and M. Ward. They’ll play ballads as well as jazz, folk-rock and Motown/Philly/Memphis-sounding dance music.
    The group has been making music and touring since 2004. Last year the Chicago Tribune dubbed them as one of its “... ten artists on the bridge of breaking big in 2010.” The band is touring all over the country and the world, with Friday being Los Alamos’ turn.

  • 1.  “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” weekend gross, $90 million
    2.  “Bridesmaids,”  weekend gross,
    $20.8 million
    3.  “Thor” weekend gross,
    $15.4 million
    4.  “Fast Five,” $10.5 million
    5. “Priest,” weekend gross, $4.7 million
    6.  “Rio,” weekend gross, $4.6 million
    7.   “Jumping the Broom,” weekend gross, $3.7 million

    8.  “Something Borrowed,” weekend gross, $3.5 million

    9.  “Water for Elephants,” weekend gross, $2.1 million

  • Art openings

    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. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. June 3.

    Jennifer J.L. Jones will exhibit, “Serenata,” new paintings at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. May 27. The exhibit continues through June 12.

    Art shows

  • Music

    The Jan McDonald Jazz Trio will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m. June 4 at the Blue Window Bistro. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.

    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.
     

  • 1.  Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    2. E.T., Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

    3.  The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga

    4. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    5. Just Can’t Get Enough, The Black Eyed Peas

    6.   On The Floor, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

    7.  The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars

    8.  Till the World Ends, Britney Spears
    9.  Look At Me Now, Chris Brown
    featuring LilWayne and Busta Rhymes
    10.  Down On Me, Jeremih featuring 50 Cent

  • 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, May 27, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 5-24-11)
    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, May 28, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, May 29, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • CANNES, France — Awards presented at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, chosen by a jury headed by U.S. actor Robert De Niro.:
    • Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): “The Tree of Life” by Terrence Malick (United States)
    • Grand Prize: Shared between “The Kid with the Bike” by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium) and “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
    • Jury Prize: “Poliss” by Maiwenn (France)
    • Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn for “Drive” (Denmark)
    • Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist” (France)
    • Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia” (film from Denmark, actress from United States)

  • CHICAGO — There were no free cars or vacations. No favorite things or makeovers. No celebrity guests on stage — though there were plenty in the audience.
    The finale of Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, taped Tuesday and aired Wednesday, was all about the one thing that made her a billion-dollar success: the unique connection she made with millions of viewers for 25 years. In what she called her “love letter” to fans, she made clear that to her, all those TV friendships went both ways.
    “Something in me connected with each of you in a way that allowed me to see myself in you and you in me,” Winfrey said. “I listened and grew, and I know you grew along with me.”

  • Natali Steinberg, docent of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, is offering her guided tour of this ecological treasure, leaving from Pajarito Environmental Education Center at noon June 5.  
    This small preserve, located near Rancho de las Golondrinas just south of Santa Fe, has several ecological niches, ranging from scrub desert to the lush vegetation of the cienega (Spanish for “marsh”). Consequently, this area supports a wide diversity of plant and animal life. Three trails, one of which is handicap-accessible, lead walkers through these areas, including open meadows, shady cottonwoods and a pond bordered by cattails.

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.