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  • Off The Hill 08-23-12

    Art openings

    Mill Fine Art announces the upcoming exhibition of new work in three media by Gail Factor and new work by Chilean artist Veronica Leiton. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at 530 Canyon Road, Santa Fe.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will host an opening reception for “Message from La Habana: Six Contemporary Cuban Artists,” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 31 at 435 S. Guadalupe St. For more information, visit zanebennettgallery.com.

    Benefits

    St. Vincent Hospital Foundation presents Glamour and Gauze, featuring Paula Poundstone, at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa. The event will feature dinner and dancing to the band Soulstice. There will also be silent and live auctions. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, call 505-913-5209 or visit stvinfoundation.org.2.

    Concerts

    The Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $45-$60, available at ticketmaster.com.

    The Sunshine Theater presents Kottonmouth Kings, Big B and Prozac at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Tickets, $20, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

    The Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Tedeschi Trucks Band at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. Tickets, $15-$100, available at ticketmaster.com.

  • Best Sellers 08-23-12

    The Los Alamos Monitor  has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

    1. “109 E. Palace,” Jennet Conant
    2. “Mason, a New Mexico Hero,”
    Caroline Mason*
    3. “The Greater Journey,” David McCullough
    4. “Atlantic: Great Sea Battles ...”
    Simon Winchester
    5. “Hamlet,” William Shakesspeare
    6. “Darwin’s Armada ...” Iain McCalman
    7. “The Manhattan Project,” Dan Elish
    8. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*
    9. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    10. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,”
    Richard Rhodes
    * Denotes local or regional author

  • Top 10 Singles 08-23-12

    1. Whistle, Flo Rida
    2. Lights, Ellie Goulding
    3. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
    4. Wide Awake, Katy Perry
    5. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
    6. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    7. Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia
    8. Some Nights, fun.
    9. Home, Phillip Phillips
    10. Where Have You Been, Rihanna

  • Lads announce new director

    The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment, the local  chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society announced that Jonathan Friedman was appointed as the new musical director of the chorus, July 26.
    Friedman is new to the area and the chapter and brings 28 years of barbershop singing, craft and directing to the chapter.
    Friedman recently said, “Our chorus has great potential and is loaded with very talented and motivated performers. Believe in yourselves. All I ask is for your attention, attendance, discipline and trust.
    “Together, we can look forward to great times of harmony and fellowship.”  
     Friedman previously gave vocal direction to the Tacoma Totemaires Barbershop Chapter in Washington state and organized the Temecula Wine Valley Harmonizers in California.
    Friedman succeeds longtime choral director Stan Bennett, who helped found the Lads of Enchantment chorus 20 years ago and has served as its director since its inception.  
    Bennett decided to “take a break” and pursue his other passion — singing as a bass in the chorus and with Four Praise Quartet.
    Friedman will lead the Lads’ Annual Show Oct. 26 and 27.
    He is a table games director at the Santa Claran Hotel Casino and lives in Española.

  • This week on PAC-8, Aug. 24-30

    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, August 24, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (8-21-12)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society –“New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood”
    07:00 PM Homestead Tour
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, August 25, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, August 26, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, August 27, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM Spirituality Today
    11:30 AM The LA Times – Legislative Review with Jim Hall
    12:00 PM Army Newswatch
    12:30 PM Elizabeth Claire Project
    01:30 PM Summer Video Classess Showcase
    03:00 PM The David Pakman Show

  • Restaurant Inspections 08-23-12

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Los Alamos

    Bandelier Grill Restaurant/catering, 11 Sherwood Blvd.
    Date inspected: Aug. 17
    Violations: Five high-risk violations, two for improper holding — prep refrigerator in grill area has a temperature of 54 degrees on top and below; two violations for contaminated equipment — slicer and dicer has food product on it. Must be cleaned after each use; no sanitizer available. One violation for plumbing/waste disposal — need two-inch air gap for pipe draining into floor drain in bar area. Two moderate-risk violations for contaminated equipment — food items on floor, floor needs to be cleaned; refrigerator is not NSF, must be removed, can’t use. One low-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — food items stored directly on floor.
    Status of establishment: Approved, follow-up Sept. 1.

    Fabulous 50s mobile unit
    Date inspected: Aug. 14, opening
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Fabulous 50s Diner, 1325 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Aug. 17

  • See ‘Parted Waters’ Sunday

    Los Alamos Little Theatre and Teatro Paraguas of Santa Fe are teaming up to produce a New Mexico Statehood Centennial Event in Los Alamos. “Parted Waters” by local playwright, Robert F. Benjamin, will be produced at  2 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. The performance will be directed by Fran Martone, who starred in the Los Alamos production of “Time Enough” and directed “Galileo’s Footsteps” and “Manhattan Glass” at the 2011 Atomic Theatre Festival. “Parted Waters” is a drama about three generations of a Crypto-Jewish, Hispanic family struggling with its identity in Northern New Mexico. Admission at the door is by donation, with a suggested amount of $10. For more information, visit teatroparaguas.org.

  • Music from Angel Fire presents its 29th season

    In the Northern New Mexico mountain communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas, Music from Angel Fire’s 29th Season will entertain audiences with chamber music through Sept. 2, in 15 concerts featuring works from the Baroque to the Contemporary periods.
    Included among the 2012 artists are Ida Kavafian, artistic director, violin; Ani Kavafian and Pamela Frank, violin; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Peter Wiley, cello; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Karen Lindquist, harp and Guillermo Figueroa, violin/viola among many others. Steven Stucky is the 2012 composer-in-residence.
    Stucky is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for his “Second Concerto for Orchestra,” he is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
    Two themes will run through the 2012 Season of Music from Angel Fire. La Musique de la France — A Season Celebrating Great French Composers honors the 150th anniversary of the birth of the impressionist composer Claude Debussy and the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Jean Françaix.
    Audiences can expect to hear works by French composers Debussy, Françaix, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Fauré and Franck as well as compositions by masters from the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary periods.

  • Book fair slated for Fuller Lodge

    More than 20 authors and publishers will gather to sell their books Sept. 8 at Fuller Lodge, during the first Los Alamos Book Fair, sponsored by the Los Alamos Historical Society and its publishing venture, Bathtub Row Press.
    Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., shoppers can meet the authors, discuss their work or pick up a signed copy of a new release to tuck away for a holiday gift. Several recently released titles will be showcased, including Cindy Bellinger’s “Walking on Burnt Mountain, A Spiritual Quest in Los Alamos.”
    And for history buffs interested in the Manhattan Project, Don Farrell’s “Tinian, A Brief History,” has been reissued and will be available. Bathtub Row Press will have the newly-released soft cover of its award-winning book, “At Home on the Slopes of Mountains: The Story of Peggy Pond Church.”
    Shopping and refreshments await visitors to Fuller Lodge, followed by free tours of the Los Alamos Historic District at 3 p.m. for anyone interested in the stories associated with Ashley Pond, the Ice House Memorial and the log and stone houses of Bathtub Row, a preview of the proposed Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

  • Take a garden tour Saturday

    Five Los Alamos households will open their yards to the public from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday as part of the Master Gardener’s Tour.
    The tour is in its 10th year and is produced by the Los Alamos Master Gardeners, in conjunction with the Los Alamos Extension Office and Los Alamos Extension Agent Carlos Valdez.  Gardeners and homeowners looking for answers to questions about growing vegetables and flowers in the area, as well as those looking for landscaping ideas, might enjoy the tour.
    According to Master Gardener Denise George, it will include a variety of approaches to landscape design.
    “The gardens on this tour are very different. Some lots are large and others small. All five residential gardens feature outdoor living space, some have ponds and other water features, most incorporate vegetable areas into their gardens, some emphasize attracting birds and other wildlife, some were designed to require little maintenance,” George said.
    “Visitors should expect to leave with ideas that they might incorporate into their own landscapes. At each location, visitors will be able to ask master gardeners any questions they might have.”
    This year, the following residents will be make up the tour:
    • Shelby and Tony Redondo, 390 Manhattan Loop