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Today's Features

  • 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.

    1.  “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Mark Twain

    2.  “The English Patient,”
    Michael Ondaatje
     3.  “To Kill a Mockingbird,”
    Harper Lee
    4.  “Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers,” Scott Kelby
     5.  “American Prometheus,” Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin

  • NEW YORK — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony is the only place you’d find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band.
    The rock hall’s latest class brought together Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love, Dr. John and Leon Russell, and after all the speeches were done the musicians kept playing until the wee hours.

  • Opera season is just around the corner, so the Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera is celebrating the upcoming 2011 opera season with a spring membership party from 3-6 p.m. March 20 at the White Rock home of Roland and Anna Earlene Caspersen. Melissa Riedel-Espinoza, a local soprano will entertain, and Paula Nichols will accompany her.
    The spring membership party is the start of a series of events including a performance of the apprentices of the Santa Fe Opera for Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. April 23.

  • The 2011 UNM John Donald Robb Composers’ Sympo­sium is scheduled on the UNM Campus from March 27-March 30.
    The international sympo­sium’s distinguished headliner is Konrad Boehmer, a Dutch composer of German descent, who is one of the last remain­ing links to post-War European serialism and is himself one of its most eloquent spokespersons.

  • Being trapped in a room with a boss and co-worker probably isn’t how most people want to spend a day, never mind five days, especially when there’s only peanuts and bananas for subsistence, but that’s exactly how Victor Fleming, Ben Hecht and David O. Selznick spent a week while working on the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind.”
    Los Alamos Little Theater’s latest production, “Moonlight and Magnolias,” by Ron Hutchinson, chronicles the trio’s journey to write what would become a very well known film.

  • Beth Groundwater debuts a new mystery, “Deadly Currents,” the first in her Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series, at Otowi Station Bookstore at 6 p.m. March 23.
    She writes, “My hope is that my new series will marry the wilderness settings and ranger lifestyles with the thrill of running roiling rapids!”

  • Taking a walk back through time is not as difficult as some may think. It does not require any sort of time machine or wormhole; all that is required is taking a drive down Route 14 to Los Cerrillos.

  • Celtic band FEAST will present an Irish St. Patrick’s show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Celtic Fire is an Irish music and dance show with toe-tapping, Irish music and Ireland’s new champion dance duo coming straight from Dublin. Virtuoso temperaments and symphonic textures characterize the sound of FEAST.

  • Today
    Raptor Visit at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street. 7 p.m. Three new educational (non-releasable) raptors from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will visit. Educators will tell about the birds — a Swainson’s Hawk, Kestrel and Great Horned Owl — and allow the audience to view them up close. Family-friendly and free.

    Thursday
     A St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1601 Trinity Dr. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information call 690-4620.

  • Singers being sought

    Do you like to sing? Join the Choral Society, a non-auditioned chorus for all ages in Los Alamos.
    For their spring concert, they will be sing love songs, some Brahms, favorites from the Beatles and some spirituals.
    Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. Call Chuck, 662-9127, or Wendy, 231-0162, for details.