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  • Off The Hill 07-05-12

    Art openings

    There will be an artist reception from 4:30-7 p.m. July 13, featuring “Domestic Variations,” a photo exhibit by Julie Blackmon. The opening will be at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe.

    “Boom Blooms, Bugs and Blossoms,” an exhibit featuring work by Cheri Reckers and Michael Ceschiat, will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Weyrich Gallery, 2935-D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. The show will be on display through July 27.

  • Best Sellers 07-05-12

    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. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    2. “Arsty-Fartsy,” Karla Oceanak*
    3. “Fifty Shades Darker,” E.L. James
    4. “Mockingjay,” Suzanne Collins
    5. “Hi! Fly Guy,” Tedd Arnold
    6. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    7. “Math Basics, Grade 1,” Joan Hoffman
    8. “Red Chile Bible,” Kathleen Hansel
    9. “Wildflowers of the Southern Rocky
    Mountains,” Janis Lindsey Huggins

  • Top 10 Singles 07-05-12

    1. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    2. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    3. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye

    4. Wide Awake, Katy Perry

    5. Where Have You Been, Rihanna
    6. Lights, Ellie Goulding
    7. We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monae
    8. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    9. What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
    10. Scream, Usher

  • WWE comes to Rio Rancho

    The WWE Raw Smackdown Supershow makes its Santa Ana Star Center debut at 3 p.m. Sunday.  There is currently a Double Main Event scheduled that will feature six WWE Superstars in a Six Man Tag Team Match and a Submission Match for the WWE Championship. Tickets, priced at $18.75, $28.75, $38.75, $53.75 and $98.75, may be purchased online at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 888-694-4849, in person at the Santa Ana Star Center box office, and at the Santa Ana Star Casino Rewards desk.
    The following superstars of Raw and Smackdown are scheduled to compete: John Cena (above), Randy Orton, CM Punk, Big Show, Sheamus, Kelly Kelly and more.

  • This week on PAC-8, July 6-12

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, July 6, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (6-26-12)
    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”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, July 7, 2012

    Sunday, July 8, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • Restaurant Inspections 07-05-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Bamboo Asian Cuisine, 2400 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: June 25
    Violations: One high-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — hand sink in sushi area used for other purposes. Corrected. One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — washing dishes in prep sink. Move sinks to appropriate area. Three low-risk violations, one for floors/walls/ceilings — base coring broken in some places; two for ventilation/lighting — inadequate light in proper, ware wash, cooler and storage areas; grease dripping from fire suppressions pipe in vent hood.

  • LA Happenings 07-05-12


    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  
    The Los Alamos Choral Society is recruiting singers. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. lacw.org.

  • Rebooting 'Spider-Man,' in a flash

    NEW YORK (AP) — On a weekend in January of 2010, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios pivoted faster than even Spider-Man would dare.
    A fourth installment of the hugely popular Spider-man franchise was planned, with director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire returning to their trilogy of films that had earned more than $2.5 billion at the global box office and generally been hailed as a standard-bearer in big-screen comic book adaptations.

  • Laughing at death

    Some movies have an ability to make death — even murder — seem like a normal, non-horrifying, even hilarious part of life, which I understand that it is, but yet when it happens, it obviously doesn’t feel that way. It takes an amazing sort of film to give us that kind of realism.

  • SFO debuts with 'Pearl Fishers'

    This year, the Santa Fe Opera broke with tradition, presenting its operas at 8:30 p.m., instead of the customary 9 p.m. — this is a wise decision. Those attending Georges Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” will be treated to an impressive New Mexican sunset, seen through a large gilt frame that is an integral part of the opera’s impressive set.
    From the very first note, it is apparent that the conductor, Emmanuel Villaume, has an excellent feel for Bizet’s music. His fluent, expressive style of conducting brought out a wide range of colors from a versatile and masterful orchestra.