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  • Off The Hill 03-22-12

    Arts and crafts fairs

    The Spiders’ Market — a Fiber Arts Sale presented by Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Admission and parking is free.

    Book sales

  • Otowi Station Best Sellers 03-22-12

    1. “The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb,” Philp Taubman
    2. “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins
    3. “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    4. “Catching Fire,” Suzanne Collins
    5. “Mockingjay,” Suzanne Collins
    6. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    7. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    8. “Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley
    9. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,”
    Richard Rhodes
    10. “Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction,” John Austin
    * Denotes local or regional author

  • Top 10 Singles 03-22-12

    1. We Are Young, fun.

    2. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
    3. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele

    4. Glad You Came, The Wanted

    5. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    6. Turn Me On, David Guetta

    7. Take Care, Drake featuring Rihanna
    8. Young, Wile and Free, Snoop Dogg
    9. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    10. Part of Me, Katy Perry


  • LALT to sponsor free workshop

    The Los Alamos Little Theatre will sponsor a free workshop to aspiring playwrights or anyone interested in learning about or improving their knowledge of the craft of writing plays.  
    Deborah Magid, an award-winning playwright from Cleveland (and formerly of Los Alamos), will present the workshop over three evenings, from 7-9 p.m. April 17and 24 and May 1 at the Little Theatre.
    The workshop will focus on writing the 10-minute play, an increasingly popular format with community theaters.
    Magid will use “A More Perfect Ten” by Gary Garrison as the text for the workshop. The workshop is free, but participants should plan on obtaining the text on their own.

  • LA Happenings 03-22-12


    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.

  • ‘Hunger Games’ opening night predictions rank high

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans are so hungry for “The Hunger Games” that Hollywood’s buzzing about an opening weekend to rival the $140 million debuts of some of the “Twilight” movies.
    Early tracking pegged “The Hunger Games” at only about half that much. But box-office forecasters have been continually revising their predictions upward based on audience awareness and advance ticket sales.
    Opening Friday, “The Hunger Games” has a strong shot at shattering the record March debut of $116.1 million domestically for 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland.” It would be only the second movie opening in March to top $100 million in the first weekend.

  • This week on PAC-8, March 23-29

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

    Friday, March 23, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (3-20-12)
    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-“Los Alamos and the Cold War”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, March 24, 2012

    Sunday, March 25, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • Restaurant Inspections 03-22-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Azur, 428 Agua Fria St.
    Date inspected: March 13
    Violations: Three high-risk violations for poor personal hygiene — hand sink in kitchen was used to store dirty dishes; there were no paper towels in the towel dispenser; and there was no soap available for this hand sink. All high-risk violations were corrected. Two low-risk violations, one for floors/walls/ceilings — the wall across from the undercounter freezer unit is cracked. Seal; some light bulbs in the exhaust hoods are burnt. Replace.

  • Spring Opera Tour begins April 12

    Once again, the individuals that make up The Santa Fe Opera Spring Opera Tour are getting ready to take to the highways and byways of New Mexico and Texas.
    The group consisting of Music Director Kirt Pavitt, Soprano Julia Ebner, Tenor Joshua Guerrero and Stage Manager Joel Atella, will load the Santa Fe Opera van with sets and costumes and take off for their month-long adventure and a brand new opera to share.
    Ebner was an apprentice singer in the 2011 season and Guerrero will be a first year apprentice this summer.
     “Avastar,” is an original work written by Pavitt and Stage Director Kathleen Clawson especially for the tour to engage students in the world of opera using contemporary themes.

  • Review: Getting to the bottom of 'The Rum Diary'

    Like most books by Hunter S. Thompson, the “Rum Diary” is not for everyone.
    His gonzo style of journalism probably doesn’t interest the masses and neither do his books.
    In fact, those not interested in journalism and his wild tales probably won’t be interested in his writing.
    Thompson’s style is sometimes hard to follow. It doesn’t always flow the way one would expect. It’s choppy, sometimes convoluted and sometimes strange. But that’s what makes his style so unique.