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Today's Features

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ

  • ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops engaged Thursday in a rare public discussion about whether their priorities properly reflect those of Pope Francis, with one church leader urging an emphasis on helping immigrants that’s at least as energetic as the bishops’ focus on religious freedom.
    The issue arose at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ mid-year assembly in St. Louis, where church leaders considered their programming through the end of the decade.
    In recent years, American bishops have channeled significant resources toward securing religious exemptions from laws they consider immoral such as gay marriage, seeking carve-outs for the church, its massive network of charities and individual for-profit business owners. Francis, elected in 2013, has a far different focus, dedicating his pontificate to the poor and most marginalized, from immigrants to the elderly.
    In the morning session Thursday, Archbishop Blase Cupich, chosen by Francis last fall as Chicago archbishop, noted the effort U.S. bishops have made on behalf of “individual employers, secular employers,” with religious objections to some laws. He argued church leaders should give equal ranking to changing U.S. immigration policy in their planning for the years ahead.

  • Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Creating Shape.” Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time the latest acquisitions. The exhibition will feature works by Karen Yank. Show runs until June 19.

    photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe announces two concurrent exhibitions, “Emergent Behavior” by Thomas Jackson and “Home by Nightfall” by Angela Bacon Kidwell. This is the first exhibition by both artists at photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. Show runs until July 4.

    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display from June 30 through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Future Parks,” an interactive video and new media exhibition featuring ZB Kids and Team Lab projects and highlighting creative, participatory play for children of all ages. An opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the gallery. The show runs through July 24 and coincides with the opening later that evening of “Currents” at El Museo. “Currents” is an interactive and kinetic artwork collaboration throughout the railyard.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, June 12, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 6-09-15
    02:00 PM Los Alamos Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Exploring Mars
    with the Curiosity Mars Rover”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Golf Course Opening Ceremony
    10:00 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, June 13, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 14, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Anticipation is high as Taos School of Music prepares to premier its 53rd season with the Borromeo String Quartet. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at Taos Community Auditorium.
    The program includes Haydn: String Quartet Op. 77, No. 1; Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13; and Schubert: Death and the Maiden. If you are a fan of chamber music or know someone who is, this concert is not to be missed. According to the Boston Globe, “The Borromeo String Quartet is simply the best there is on this planet; every appearance they make is an event.”
    Individual tickets can be purchased online at taosschoolofmusic.com, in advance at Mudd-n-Flood, 103-B Bent St., Taos or the evening of the performance at the auditorium box office, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Adult tickets cost $25 and children 16 years of age and under cost $10.
    Season tickets for all five summer concerts are $100 each. Young Artist concert tickets are an additional $10 each. For information, call 575-776-2388.

  • The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will feature country music superstars The Band Perry along with special guest Gloriana at this year’s Music Fiesta, scheduled for Oct. 10.
    A local New Mexico band will kick-off the third annual event.  
    Gloriana will take the stage at 2:30 p.m., followed by The Band Perry at 4 p.m. Night Magic Glow will follow the Music Fiesta. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through balloonfiesta.com.
    In order to better accommodate guests, this year’s Music Fiesta will be staged at the north end of the Launch Field at Balloon Fiesta Park. 
    The new location will allow for more seating in all of the sections.
    Advance tickets are available for purchase and will cost $50 for reserved seats, $20 for premier lawn seating until July 30. Prices will increase July 31. Guests who purchase Music Fiesta tickets can also stay to enjoy the Night Magic Glow and AfterGlow fireworks show, presented by Albuquerque Journal.

  • A full schedule of diverse musical and innovative dance events has been announced for visitors to Santa Fe this summer as “The City Different” seeks to grow its reputation as one of America’s most culturally vibrant destinations. From opera to bluegrass, Santa Fe will offer a wide range of live musical performances along with award-winning international ballet.
     A full calendar of summer performances can now be found on santafe.org.
     
    Santa Fe Opera: July 3–Aug. 29
    Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains, the Santa Fe Opera is one of the most iconic venues of its kind in the country. The 2015 season welcomes performances such as “Cold Mountain,” “The Daughter of the Regiment” and “Salome.” In addition to the shows, the Opera hosts “Opening Night Dinners” — a special event with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a three-course seated dinner with wine on the opera’s lush grounds. Keep reading the Los Alamos Monitor’s Diversions section for a full preview.
     
    Santa Fe Bandstand: July 7-Aug. 28

  • 

Now in its 15th year of bringing the hottest bands to Taos, the Taos Solar Music Festival is asking music lovers to choose which New Mexico band they would like to see perform at the festival, held on June 27-28. Voting will be available via Facebook until 5 p.m. June 18.
    

“The fans get to choose who they want to see get the spot on the Taos Solar Festival Stage — the winning band will have to be ready to show their fans how to vote and win new fans with their efforts on Facebook to drive people to vote,” said Taos Solar Music festival organizer Dawn Richardson.
    

Last month, Taos Solar Music Festival organizers held a call for entries as part of their “Fan of the Band” contest. New Mexico based bands were asked to upload a three to five-minute video of a live performance and submit it to be judged. Judges received more than 30 entries, and narrowed them down to the top five finalists. Last week, the finalists’ videos were posted to the Taos Solar Music Festival’s Facebook page. Fans who “like” the Taos Solar Music Festival Facebook page can vote for the band of their choice. One vote per Facebook profile only. The video with the most votes will be determined the winner.

  • Get ready for some informative talks coming up at the Los Alamos Nature Center, courtesy of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    Bees: Midwives of Agriculture

  • You can almost hear the voices of the ancestral people as you stand amid the ruins at Chaco National Historical Park in northern New Mexico. They seem to echo within the walls of this monumental architectural site that was once home to a vibrant center of Puebloan culture some 1,000 years ago.
    As you look around, it’s hard to believe that the high-desert landscape, harsh winters and short growing seasons were conducive to the creation of such an achievement. Yet, the valley became the hub of an advanced social organization and community life that thrived and flourished for centuries.
    It all began in the mid-800s, when the Chacoan people started building massive stone buildings or Great Houses with hundreds of rooms. Early on, they used the dark brown sandstone from the nearby cliff tops; later, they preferred the light tan sandstone from the lower canyon walls. Construction of some of the buildings spanned decades or longer and although each is unique in its own way, they all share recognizable Chacoan architectural features: planned layouts, multistoried construction, distinctive masonry, spacious rooms, open plazas and huge subterranean ceremonial chambers called “great kivas.” The latter most likely served as gathering places for different communities in the region and could have accommodated multitudes of people at one time.