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Today's News

  • SFO offers discounted tickets

    The Santa Fe Opera is extending an invitation to all New Mexico residents, new or long-time, who have never purchased a ticket to the opera, an opportunity to discover what opera lovers have been enjoying for the past 50 years.
    A 40 percent discount is being offered for any performance during the forthcoming 2011 Festival season.
    The season began July 1 with a new production of Gounod’s “Faust.” The following night, Puccini’s “La Boheme” opened. Performances are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights in July, and every night — except Sunday — during August.
    Some dates are nearly sold out, but there are a number for which seats are still available.  

  • PEEC activities canceled this week

    PEEC staff and volunteers will be busy this week restoring the gardens and making sure people and critters are doing well.
    Activities on the calendar are canceled for the week of July 4-10. Watch their website, PajaritoEEC.org, for further information about resuming classes and activities.  
    The week of July 11, they hope to resume their regular programs: Nature Playtimes for Toddlers, Preschoolers and their Caregivers led by Jessie Ross and Jocelyn Warner (10:30 a.m.-noon Mondays); Green Hour Hikes for Families led by Petra McDowell (9 a.m. Tuesdays); and Kids Summer Gardening led by Kelly Larson (9:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays).
    The iCare Adventures on the Pajarito Plateau run by the Family YMCA resumed on July 6.

  • OspreyFest launches Friday

    Raptor lovers from New Mexico and surrounding states are preparing for the annual trek to OspreyFest at Heron Lake State Park in north central New Mexico, scheduled this year for Friday-Sunday.
    The fledge of osprey chicks resulting from the return of more than 20 nesting pairs of osprey to Heron and El Vado Lakes is cause for celebration, with parks’ visitors treated to a a bird’s eye view of flight training from vantage points in campgrounds and along the park roads.
    OspreyFest kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday at the Heron Lake State Park Visitor Center with live uncaged raptors meeting bird and nature lovers of all ages, at the combination welcome reception and birthday party.

  • Beck has last show 


     NEW YORK — Glenn Beck said goodbye to Fox News Channel on Thursday, airing his final show before going into business for himself. He told his fans that he was determined “to his last breath” to fix this country.
    The colorful commentator will begin streaming a daily two-hour show for paying customers on his own Internet network, GBTV, in September.
    His finale was vintage Beck, a continued monologue walking among his signature chalkboards. He took some shots at critics, promised fealty to his fans, came close to tears but didn’t succumb and even poked some fun at his image.

  • ‘Transformers’ shape up

    LOS ANGELES — “Transformers” robots have lost some of their money-making power but delivered the biggest opening weekend domestically so far this year.
    Distributor Paramount Pictures said Sunday that “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” took in $97.4 million domestically in its first weekend. That beat the $90.2 million debut of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”
    But the domestic haul for the sci-fi sequel was down from the $109 million first weekend for 2009’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

  • Can’t ban violent video sales to kids, court says

    WASHINGTON — States cannot ban the sale or rental of ultraviolent video games to children, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, rejecting such limits as a violation of young people’s First Amendment rights and leaving it up to parents and the multibillion-dollar gaming industry to decide what kids can buy.
    The high court, on a 7-2 vote, threw out California’s 2005 law covering games sold or rented to those under 18, calling it an unconstitutional violation of free-speech rights. Writing for the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia, said, “Even where the protection of children is the object, the constitutional limits on governmental action apply.”

  • 07-07-11 Top 10 movies

    1.  “Transformers; Dark of the Moon” weekend gross, $97.8 million

    2.  “Cars 2,”  weekend gross,
    $26.2 million

    3.  “Bad Teacher” weekend gross, $14.5 million

    4.  “Larry Crowne,” $13 million

    5. “Super 8,” weekend gross, $7.9 million

    6.  “Monte Carlo,” weekend gross,$7.4 million

  • 07-07-11 Billboard's Top 10

    1.  Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    2.  Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    3.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

    4. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

    5. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    6.   The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga

    7.  E.T., Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

    8. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera

    9.  The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars

    10.  How to Love, Lil Wayne

  • 07-07-11 LA Happenings

    Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • 7-7-11 Out and About

    Art openings

    An exhibition of the Santa Fe Railway’s Couse calendar prints opens from 1-4 p.m. July 17 with a public reception at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. This exhibition of the 23 color lithographic prints of paintings by E.I. Couse that appeared on the Santa Fe Railway calendars between 1914 and 1938 will be on view (by appointment) through mid-October. This exhibition will include railway ephemera as well as artifacts from the Couse collection related to the paintings. For an appointment to view the exhibit and/or tour the Couse home and studio call 575-751-0369.  

    Exhibits