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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos
    Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Drive
    Date Inspected: April 1
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    KFC, 3295 Cerrillos Road
    Date Inspected: April 1
    Violations: Three high-risk violations. Walk-in refrigerator and freezer have water leaks from cooler units. Employee drinks on food prep area. Can opener has food build-up. Three moderate-risk violations. Food build-up on the bun hot holder. Fans have dust/mold build up. Top of food equipment has grease build-up.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Mini Super Delicias, 4641 Airport Road, Suite No. 6
    Date Inspected: April 7
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Soap is being added to the bleach solution, should be water and bleach only. Two low-risk violations. Boxes stored on the floor. Wall by the ground beef machine is cracked.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar, 102 W. San Francisco St.
    Date Inspected: April 8
    Violations: One low-risk violation. Some utensils and dishware not inverted during storage.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • NEW YORK (AP) — The musicals “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.
    One side is sunny — the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film with George and Ira Gershwin songs — and the other moody — the dark show based on Alison Bechdel’s coming of age graphic novel about her closeted, suicidal dad.
    “It’s nice to know if something’s good, there’s room for it,” said Max von Essen, who earned a nomination for featured actor in a musical in “American in Paris.” ‘’There’s room for a smaller, darker piece and there’s room for a big, show-stopping revival.”
    Michael Cerveris got one of the dozen nods for “Fun Home” — as best leading actor in a musical — and hopes they will attract more people to see his critically acclaimed and poignant show.
    “The real value of the Tonys — and I suppose any awards — is to draw attention to something that people otherwise might not seek out. So the fact that every aspect of the production has been acknowledged is the best kind of advertising,” he said.

  • The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops hosted the 8th annual Future Voices of New Mexico Awards Ceremony on April 28.
    Each spring, hundreds of students fill The Lensic to view the award-winning, three-minute films and photographs produced by New Mexico students who participate in the program. This year’s contest theme was “Water,” which garnered more than 70 film submissions and 200 photo submissions. Students were encouraged to explore the theme in their work as it related to such topics as culture, mythology and history.
    Future Voices received submissions from a dozen schools in New Mexico, including Capital High School, Desert Academy, Monte del Sol, Española Valley High School, Pojoaque Valley High School, New Mexico School for the Arts, as well as Digital Arts & Technology Academy and Atrisco Heritage Academy, both in Albuquerque.

  • All are welcome to join the Santa Fe Opera to see the recent renovations and improvements completed in The Crosby Theatre as part of Phase I of the “Setting the Stage” campaign, a multi-year project that includes major updates to both the front of house and backstage areas.
    Visitors are also invited to take a stroll onstage for a sneak peek of the magnificent set, nineteenth century-era costumes and props being built for “The Daughter of the Regiment,” Donizetti’s romantic comedy, which opens the season on July 3.
    Members from the production team will be present to answer questions, as well as give tours of the newly reconstructed backstage facilities. Should visitors be inspired by the glorious production in the making, special prices will available for select performances of “The Daughter of the Regiment” at the box office.


    Meanwhile on the Opera’s lower grounds in O’Shaughnessy Hall, the Guilds of Santa Fe Opera will be hosting Fledermarket. An array of wonderful items will be on sale, with items priced to move – art, jewelry, furnishings, sporting goods, housewares and decor. All proceeds benefit the “Setting the Stage” campaign.

  • The Sangre de Cristo Chorale is celebrating American composers in its spring concert “American Voices.” The chorale will be singing music of beloved American choral composers Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen, Randall Thompson and others.  The selections have the added inspiration of poetry from Shakespeare to Langston Hughes. The Los Alamos performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 2 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.
    In addition to the Los Alamos concert, the performance will be repeated in Santa Fe at 3 p.m. May 3 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave.
    The chorale is to introduce Cora Harms as the guest conductor for the spring season. Harms has a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of New Mexico.
    Recently retired from teaching in the Santa Fe Public Schools, her undergraduate degree in music education is also from UNM. Even in retirement she continues to use her teaching skills as music director for Pandemonium Productions (children’s music theater), as a teaching artist for The Santa Fe Opera’s ALTO integrated arts program and Opera Makes Sense program for preschoolers, as well as serving as an accompanist for voice classes and instrumental recitals at the New Mexico School for the Arts.

  • “Avenue Q” is debuting at the Los Alamos Little Theatre Friday, starring the Dixon Community Players. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 8, 9, 15 and 16. There are two matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 10. Tickets are $14, $12 for seniors and students. The show is not recommended for children. Tickets can be purchased at lalt.org, at CB Fox, or at the door prior to the show.

  • Today
    “Fire Up” for Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America is holding its annual  recruiting events at fire stations. 6:30-8 p.m. at Station No. 4 in Los Alamos (4401 Diamond Drive across from the Golf Course). Parents can sign up boys by check, registration fees are $24. If you cannot attend event, then contact Kevin McClelland, NNM District director Kevin.McClelland@scouting.org, or Bill Blumenthal, NNM District Membership Chair, billblumenthal@comcast.net, 667-0986.

    The American Association of University Women is presenting a discussion of Human Trafficking. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the upstairs meeting rooms. Topic presenters are Maria Sanchez-Gagne, director of the New Mexico Border Violence Division, and Lynn Sanchez, the program director for the Human Trafficking Aftercare Program at The Life Link. The discussion will focus on The United Nation’s Anti-Human Trafficking Protocol, New Mexico state trafficking laws, strategies for raising awareness about the global human rights issue, outreach and the trauma informed services needed to assist victims of human trafficking.

    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.

  • New Mexico is home to dozens of slot canyons, which provide for peaceful hikes and beautiful surroundings. New Mexico outdoorsman Doug Scott will guide a small group to discover some amazing slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, through an outing starting at 7:30 a.m. May 9 offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    The group will explore several slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, which is where Georgia O’Keeffe drew much of her artistic inspiration. The slot canyons planned for this outing are not technical, in that ropes and climbing equipment will not be necessary. Total distance covered by the group will be up to six miles, with a 900-feet vertical elevation gain.
    Scott will lead a free tour of New Mexico waterfalls as well on May 5.
    The cost is $20 per person, or $16 for PEEC members. Advance registration is required, and the hike is limited to only 10 people.
    Also on Saturday, PEEC is offering a tour of the Valles Caldera. The Valles Caldera is one of only three active calderas in the mainland United States. Join geologist Patrick Rowe for a fact-filled driving tour from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • The English tradition of the “Coffee Morning” returns to Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday.
    The event is an informal fundraiser intended to raise funds for the House of Hope and Trinity Builders house-building mission teams.
    The Coffee Morning will also offer an opportunity to share that Saturday morning cup of coffee and a scone or other treat, while visiting with friends and neighbors. The event will also include tempting stalls or tables, including home-baked bread and cakes, plants and flowers, a white elephant table, used books and other media, games for children, a car wash organized by the Youth Choir, hats and a Scarf Market. All items will be reasonably priced.
    The car wash will also raise funds for the Youth Choir.
    Coffee Mornings are a very popular way of raising money for good causes at many churches in the UK. “A Coffee Morning is just what it sounds like: You get together, drink coffee, eat goodies and, this is the most important part, spend money,” said Claire Singleton, who is from the UK and has been part of the House of Hope women’s house-building team since its inception in 2005. For this reason, items will be reasonably priced to encourage patrons to dip into their wallets frequently.

  • The Northern New Mexico Spring Arts and Crafts Fair will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on the Fuller Lodge lawn. There will be creative, original art by nearly 100 artists. There will also be a meet-and-greet with the Greyhound Pets of America New Mexico branch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. across from the Memorial Rose Garden. Top: Recycled wood products by Bob Riolo. Right: A Zozobra-inspired birdhouse. los Alamos Arts council/Courtesy