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Today's Features

  • Music that features every part of the orchestra, is new and familiar, and challenges and satisfies both the musician and the audience. These are the qualities in music that the music selection committee of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra uses in planning a program.

    These qualities are clearly and poignantly evident in the concert to be presented on April 17.

    The program will open with the “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland.  This piece for brass and percussion was composed in 1942.

  • The teenage brain is a mystery to any parent who has a young adult.

    Teenagers seem to lose their minds and parents wonder if they ever get them back. The answer rest assured is yes.

    On Saturday, the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and UNM-LA in conjunction with partnering agencies will sponsor a symposium on the teenage brain, with two free presentations.

    JJAB Coordinator Debbie Gill knows that education is key in this community.

  • SOCORRO – More than 300 future scientists presented their research projects at the New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday in Socorro.

    Four high school students won all-expense paid trips to the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held next month in Reno, Nev.

    Nikita Bogdanov, Alexander Kendrick, Gabriel Joachim and Hee Sung Park were the top winners at Saturday’s event at New Mexico Tech.

    Bogdanov, from Albuquerque Academy, won for a project titled, “Can You Do the Water Walk?”

  • The Art Center at Fuller Lodge has expanded its reach to include every resident in the county of Los Alamos.

    With the inauguration of its first Biennial Membership Drive, Raffle and Donor Recognition, the Art Center Board of Directors wants to inform everyone in the county that the Art Center is more than a place for practicing visual artists or those who appreciate the visual arts but is a cultural and educational center for all.

  • A book is a mysterious thing. You never quite know what you are in for until the book cover is flipped opened.

    To celebrate the mystery and artistic quality of books, Mesa Public Library is hosting an exhibit that features the work of the LIBROS: New Mexico Book Arts Guild Saturday through April 18.

  • Eleven years ago, Gene and Phyllis Unterschuetz were in a transition in their lives. They sold their house in a Chicago suburb and bought an RV to go on a trip throughout the U.S. When they revved up the engine, it ignited the beginning of an amazing journey.

    The Unterschuetzes decided this trip would last between six month and a year, after which, they would buy a new house and get new jobs.

    During this tour, the Unterschuetzes, who are Baha’is, visited Baha’i communities and conducted what is called travel teaching or talks about faith.

  • I love movies about spies. Espionage films are wonderful because the spies use their brains rather than their muscles to combat their enemies. I also admire all the elaborate disguises and fancy techno-gadets that are used to outwit the bad guys in these movies.

    So I looked forward to watching “Duplicity” because it contains my favorite kind of heroes.

    It didn’t disappoint. The movie’s IQ soars to the top of the charts with its witty script and clever plot twists.

  • The spotlight is loving the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The company is dancing into the forefront of the ballet world with its upcoming performance.

    Each of the ballets offers something special for the audience. Famous choreographer Twlya Tharp choreographed the piece, “Sue’s Leg,” which launched her career.

    Jennica Lundin, director of marketing at the ballet company, said no other company is currently performing the piece and Tharp hand-selected the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to dance her ballet.

  • It’s absurd how I have allowed TV to become my major form of entertainment. It’s the thing I turn to when I don’t know what else to do.

    Sometimes I justify turning the television on by telling myself it provides some noise in my apartment so it won’t be so eerily quiet.

    But in reality, whatever appears on the screen generally suckers me onto the couch to passively observe whatever is on TLC or HGTV.

  • “How shall I begin my story that has no beginning?” Esperanza Quintero says in her opening narration to “Salt of the Earth.” It’s more than a poetic line and it’s far more than just her story.

    It’s as though Esperanza speaks of the human story – the constant struggle of mankind versus itself. Where does such a story begin and more importantly, how can it evolve?