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Today's News

  • Big rock night for Diamond, Cooper

    NEW YORK — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony is the only place you’d find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band.
    The rock hall’s latest class brought together Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love, Dr. John and Leon Russell, and after all the speeches were done the musicians kept playing until the wee hours.

  • Spring into the 2011 opera season

    Opera season is just around the corner, so the Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera is celebrating the upcoming 2011 opera season with a spring membership party from 3-6 p.m. March 20 at the White Rock home of Roland and Anna Earlene Caspersen. Melissa Riedel-Espinoza, a local soprano will entertain, and Paula Nichols will accompany her.
    The spring membership party is the start of a series of events including a performance of the apprentices of the Santa Fe Opera for Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. April 23.

  • Composers' symposium scheduled

    The 2011 UNM John Donald Robb Composers’ Sympo­sium is scheduled on the UNM Campus from March 27-March 30.
    The international sympo­sium’s distinguished headliner is Konrad Boehmer, a Dutch composer of German descent, who is one of the last remain­ing links to post-War European serialism and is himself one of its most eloquent spokespersons.

  • Review: 'Moonlight and Magnolias' glows

    Being trapped in a room with a boss and co-worker probably isn’t how most people want to spend a day, never mind five days, especially when there’s only peanuts and bananas for subsistence, but that’s exactly how Victor Fleming, Ben Hecht and David O. Selznick spent a week while working on the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind.”
    Los Alamos Little Theater’s latest production, “Moonlight and Magnolias,” by Ron Hutchinson, chronicles the trio’s journey to write what would become a very well known film.

  • Ride the rapids of mystery with Groundwater

    Beth Groundwater debuts a new mystery, “Deadly Currents,” the first in her Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series, at Otowi Station Bookstore at 6 p.m. March 23.
    She writes, “My hope is that my new series will marry the wilderness settings and ranger lifestyles with the thrill of running roiling rapids!”

  • Get A Taste of the Old West

    Taking a walk back through time is not as difficult as some may think. It does not require any sort of time machine or wormhole; all that is required is taking a drive down Route 14 to Los Cerrillos.

  • Civility still greases the wheels

    Here’s a word legislative Democrats and Republicans use for each other quite often, one you won’t see often in the press: collegial.
    You might think a legislative session is only one step above Jello wrestling, but you’d be wrong. The language is civil, even courtly: “Gentle lady from Chavez… Gentleman from Cibola…”

  • Cancer survivor lives life

    I’ve tried to be normal for more than two years now and I just can’t do it. To you, I may look normal, sound normal, smile when I should and argue when I shouldn’t, but behind the facade is a person who’s acting out a role.
    Why? Because cancer changes your life. Normal went out the window.
    If you’ve ever been in an oncology clinic, you probably have seen that poem, taped to the wall, about what cancer cannot do: “It cannot rob you of your smile, it cannot steal your hope …,” and it’s very true.

  • Gadhafi forces bomb airport at rebel stronghold

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Libyan rebels shot down at least two bomber planes that attacked the airport in their main stronghold on Thursday, according to residents who witnessed the rare success in the struggle against Moammar Gadhafi's superior air power.

    The rebels used three of their own seized planes and some helicopters to attack government troops fighting to advance on the city of Benghazi, said Mustafa Gheriani, a spokesman in the rebel base.

  • Football: NFL to get tough on hard hits

    The NFL will be more aggressive in suspending players next season for illegal hits, and also could make changes to instant replay and kickoffs.
    Ray Anderson, the league’s chief disciplinarian, said Wednesday that repeat offenders or players committing illegal hits will have a much greater chance of being suspended during the 2011 season.