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Today's Features

  • When conductor Michael Gyurik lifts his baton today to lead the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra in its spring concert, he should feel pride in the 60-piece orchestra’s past 12 years under his direction.
    The concert will mark his last performance as LASO’s conductor, however, he will remain an active participant in the Los Alamos music scene, continuing as orchestra director for the Los Alamos Public Schools and serving in an advisory position on the LASO board.
    Gyurik said he will miss directing LASO, the group is “like a caring family,” and has always loved conducting it. He said the most satisfying performance was the fall concert in October at the Crossroads Bible Church.

  • 1.  “Rio,” weekend gross, $26.3 million
    2.  “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” $25 million
    3.  “Water for Elephants,” weekend gross, $16.8 million
     4.  “Hop,” $12.1 million
    5. “Scream 4,” weekend gross, $7 million
    6.  “African Cats,” weekend gross, $6 million
    7.   “Soul Surfer,” weekend gross, $5.4 million

    8.  “Hanna,” weekend gross, $5.2 million

    9.  “Insidious,” weekend gross, $5.2 million

    10.  “Source Code,” weekend gross, $5 million

    Source: www.the-movie-times.com

  • Art openings
    Fine tapestry artist Donna Loraine Contractor brings a solo exhibition of new work to Taos’ Weaving Southwest May 3-31. An opening reception and meet the artist opportunity for the show will be from 6-8 p.m. May 7 at the Weaving Southwest, 106A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.

    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
    The Contemporary Clay Fair will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail.

    Book signings

  • 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, their 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.  S&M, Rihanna featuring
    Britney Spears
    2. E.T., Katy Perry featuring
    Kanye West
    3.  Just Can’t Get Enough,
    The Black Eyed Peas
    4. Down On Me, Jeremih
    featuring 50 Cent
    5. F**k You (Forget You), Cee Lo Green
    6.   Rolling in the Deep, Adele
    7.  Look At Me Now, Chris Brown
    featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
    8. On The Floor, Jennifer Lopez
    featuring Pitbull

    9.  Till the World Ends, Britney Spears
    10.  Judas, Lady Gaga
    11.  The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars
    12. Blow, Ke$ha
    13. Born This Way, Lady Gaga
    14. Written in the Stars,
    Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner

  • DOYLESTOWN, Pa.  — In a culture saturated with celebrity magazines, paparazzi and red carpets, it’s hard to imagine capturing an image of a young Elvis Presley alone on the sidewalk in New York. Or a picture of Muhammad Ali at play with neighborhood kids in a parking lot.
    No screaming fans, no camera flashes, no entourages.
    These unguarded moments are among dozens featured in “Ali and Elvis: American Icons,” a pair of photography exhibits sharing gallery space through May 15 at the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pa., about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. This is the first time the exhibits have been displayed together.

  • 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, April 29, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    09:30 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 4-19-11)
    03:00 PM Troop 22 Eagle Court of Honor Program
    04:30 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society -“Stories from the Secret City of Oak Ridge”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, April 30, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, May 1, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • LOS ANGELES — Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg’s talking birds have edged out Tyler Perry’s sass-talking grandma at the weekend box office.
    Hathaway and Eisenberg’s animated family adventure “Rio” took in $26.8 million to remain the No. 1 movie for the second-straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family” debuted a close second with $25.8 million, another solid opening for writer-director Perry, who also stars as boisterous, opinionated grandma Madea.
    Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson’s circus romance “Water for Elephants” premiered in third-place with $17.5 million.

  • 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.

  • Steven Tyler says he did drugs
    with Perry in 2008

    NEW YORK — Steven Tyler says he wasn’t the only Aerosmith member who was abusing drugs in recent years.
    In an interview with Rolling Stone, Tyler says he and Joe Perry did drugs together in 2008 after years of sobriety. Aerosmith had been working on a new album, which never developed.
    Tyler says Perry was so impaired by snorting prescription pills, he couldn’t even play his instrument. Tyler says he was no better — he couldn’t sing.
    Perry declined to comment to Rolling Stone and didn’t return a request for comment from The Associated Press on Tuesday.