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Today's Features

  • George Fredric Handel’s “Radamisto” opened for the first time at the Santa Fe Opera last Saturday evening, only a dozen short of 300 years after its’ premier performance in London.

    Although Beaumarchais would not write his revolutionary bedroom farce (“The Marriage of Figaro” also playing this summer!) for nearly 60 more years, the plots of the two operas seemed ironically similar: Lord-and-master spurns his beautiful, loving wife, to pursue less-powerful-but-more-admirable man’s also beautiful and faithful wife.

  • One hundred fourteen young performers filled up Duane Smith Auditorium Monday for the chance to make it in the spotlight. At the end of the day, 59 thespians were selected to be a part of Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Robin Hood.”

    These actors may have made it, but there is still a lot of work ahead for the cast. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday in Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Despite the heavy workload, tour actors/directors Evan and Emily Karlewicz are excited to begin.

  • Wile E. Coyote always got dealt a bad hand. The skinny as a stick Warner Bros. ACME cartoon character with a ravenous appetite for roadrunners, developed some ingenious inventions and methods to kill the speedy bird. But despite all of Wile’s smarts, every one of his ideas blew up on him, or fell on him, or flattened him, while the bird zoomed on, unharmed.

    Well, not anymore.

  • Eric Bjorklund has a strange fantasy.

    It begins with a production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” builds with Lee Blessing’s “Fortinbras,” continues its radical ascent with Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” reaches a high pitch with the second half of The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s “The Complete Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)” and caps off with Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet.”

  • Los Alamos County Library System and the Santa Clara Pueblo Library are teaming up to bring theatrical fun to kids from both communities this summer.

    From 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Clara Pueblo Neighborhood Facility Gym, adjacent to the library, children will embark on an imaginary vegetable safari in the play “The Caterpillar Hunter,” presented by The Traveling Lantern Theater Company from Portland, Ore.

  • I was running along, overlooking White Rock Canyon, the Rio Grande sparkling at its vertiginous nadir, when a few words coming through my iPod stole my attention. Fiona Apple was singing in her beautiful, gloomy way about how we all want something similar to what we already have, even if we hate it. Amy Mann sings about this, too – “condemning the future to death so we can match the past.”

  • They’re already out there, Nikons and Canons slung around their necks or fixed in front of their faces – the camera becoming more of a second face than a piece of technology.

    They call themselves a posse.

  • After 35 years of providing home medical care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, Los Alamos Visiting Nurses have decided the time is right for a party.

    As a result, an open house will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Visiting Nurses office.

    Cake and punch will be served. “(We’re) just inviting everybody to come celebrate,” executive director Sarah Rochester said. “(It’s) kind of a long time to have a business in Los Alamos.

  • Men and women are invited to learn what the Bible teaches about gender equality during a conference at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

    The conference will be held from 7-9 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2.

    Facilitators will be the reverends Kathy Wozniak and Pat Joyce, who have serve as missionaries and representatives of the “Shofar Sound.”

  • The Santa Fe Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Benjamin Britten’s “Billy Budd” doesn’t ask and doesn’t answer the most obvious question, which has to do with the sexuality of the main character.