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Today's Features

  • A group of students from Mountain Elementary School teacher Michele Altherr’s classes, Elise Koskelo (left), Isabelle Runde, Misha Putnam, Camille Rousculp, Sara Dale and Nick Koskelo assembled two compost bins that were donated by the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Devision. Students will have the opportunity to compost leftover food scraps and learn how nature recycles.

  • Los Alamos Choral Society is bringing the community a few sweets – both audible and edible.

    The society is hosting its Spring Fling at 3 p.m. May 16 on the lawn of the United Church of Los Alamos. Additionally, the concert will hit the road for the town of Cochiti Lake. The show will begin at 1 p.m. May 31 in Cochiti. At the conclusion  of each concert, ice cream will be served.

  • Azusa Pacific University’s Bel Canto Women’s Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Bible Church. Admission is free but good-will donations will be accepted.

    During the concert, Bel Canto Women’s Choir will combine musical variety with a high level of performance in their ministry.

    The Bel Canto Women’s Choir is one of the oldest choral ensembles in the APU School of Music in Azusa, Calif. For more than 30 years, the choir has performed in churches and schools on a semi-weekly basis throughout the U.S. and the world.

  • Would you like to know what I’m doing today? Nothing! Not a darn thing. As a matter of fact, when you read this, I’m probably still in my pajamas. You don’t read the paper until noon? Well I’m still in my pajamas anyway.

    That’s right, today is my day to do whatever I’d like and conversely, nothing at all. You might decide to give me a call, guess what?  The phone is off the hook. So just in case your goal was to get everybody out of the house bright and early, my goal was to sleep in until whatever time I decided to get up.

  • The School of New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, will present its sixth annual spring recital, “A Garden Festival,” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

    Advance tickets are available at Uli’s Cottontails and cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children age 4 and younger are free.

  • Starting Friday, the Lensic in Santa Fe will become a time capsule for past famous and treasured Broadway stars. Legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, George Burns and Ethel Merman will again grace the stage for a contemporary audience.

    This is more than just a trip down memory lane; it is an opportunity to support the organization, Empower New Mexico.

    The series of shows is titled “A Broadway Series.” Freda Payne will kick things off with “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald,” which will run at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again at 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Los Alamos High School senior Emma Carroll has clear goals. “With the skills I’ll acquire in medical school, I plan to serve underprivileged areas of the United States and abroad,” she said.

    With a scholarship from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF), Carroll’s goal is one step closer to fruition.

  • SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — French conductor, composer, pianist and author Frederic Chaslin has been hired as the Santa Fe Opera's new chief conductor.

    The opera's general director, Charles MacKay, introduced Chaslin during a new conference Tuesday. He says the conductor's three-year appointment will end a nearly two year search that included extensive conversations with orchestra members, artists and other leaders in the music field.

    Chaslin will start Oct. 1. He fills the spot left vacant when Edo de Waart resigned at the end of the 2008 season.

  • “The Spitfire Grill” is a story for our time. In the musical, a financially depressed town plays host to a young woman just released from prison. Parolee Percy Talbott, played by Jess Cullinan, chose the town from an old tourist pamphlet, printed years before the quarry closed and the highway was diverted around the town.

  • For all the bird-watchers who wonder how to keep sensible, organized, retrievable lists ­– the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has the answer. Stephen Fettig will teach a short class on eBird, the free Web site that allows participants to keep track of their bird observations for any place in the western hemisphere.  

    The class will be held from 7-8 p.m. today at the UNM-LA computer lab.