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Today's Features

  • My Score 4.5/5You may know the Coen brothers, that is, Joel and Ethan Coen, from such films as “Hudsucker Proxy,” “Barton Fink,” “Blood Simple,” “Oh Brother Where Art Thou,” “Fargo,” “Raising Arizona,” well, the list goes on and on. The number of quality films this writing/directing/producing duo has come out with since the 1980s is astounding. Their films have received worldwide recognition, and “A” list talent like George Clooney and Matt Damon seek to collaborate with them.

  • Never heard of the Ballets Russes? Lonide Massine? Bronislava Njinska? Alexandra Danilova? Alicia Markova?Unless you are a dancer, chances are you haven’t. The choreographers and prima ballerinas – legends in the ballet world – are not exactly household names in 21st century America.However, in the 1940s, they were stars.Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller’s “Ballets Russes” (2005), screening at 7 p.m.

  • After spending nearly seven years serving patients in Los Alamos and the surrounding area, Dr. Marion Messersmith, an orthodontist, has decided to return to full-time teaching. Dr. Messersmith and his wife, Cricket, will be moving to Nashville where Messersmith will be the Program Director of the Orthodontic Program at Vanderbilt University.“Reaching this decision has been agonizing for Cricket and me,” Dr Messersmith said. “We have thoroughly enjoyed living in Los Alamos.

  • Eleven seventh and eighth grade students at Los Alamos Middle School proved their smarts during the Knowledge Master Competition.They ranked first in the state and 22nd of the 711 teams in the world that participated.During the competition, students were given the questions on a CD and competed right at the middle school, said Barbara Jo Mullis, eighth grade teacher and the coach of the middle school team. The competition occurred in December 2007.Questions covered everything from current events and literature to mathematics and science.

  • As a college student and a U.S. citizen, 2006 Los Alamos High School graduate Elena Gustafson feels privileged but believes with that privilege comes responsibility to help others throughout the world.She is not the only one; several LAHS students share her feelings.Gustafson is taking on that responsibility by being an active member of Youth Development Initiatives, which is a student-run organization at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

  • Glen M. Leonard, a senior scholar on Mormonism, will discuss the faith’s first leader in an upcoming presentation titled “Joseph Smith: The Man and the Myth” at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints White Rock Ward.

  • Who knew the devil could be so entertaining? From a fancy-dressed demon to a fiddler with a red face and horns, Satan showed his (or her) many faces during Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of “The Devil and Daniel Webster.”Although the play is the main feature, the theater company shows its creativity in other performances.

  • Thirty-three Los Alamos High School students traveled to Albuquerque Wednesday not for a field trip or a vacation but for music. These students, along with their teachers, will be participating in the All-State Music Festival.During the festival, which runs through Saturday, participants will be studying, practicing and performing music at the University of New Mexico. Concerts held all-day Saturday will conclude the program.Members of each choir will perform seven songs while the bands and orchestras prepare for their pieces.

  • The 2008 Empty Bowls Project, held each year to benefit the local nonprofit organization, Self Help Inc., is underway.This will mark the Empty Bowl Project’s 15th year of providing bowls and a silent auction, hosting a soup and bread lunch and entertainment all for a price of $10 for each bowl.