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Today's News

  • Pianist revives Broadway, Hollywood music on PBS

    Beginning in late May, master pianist and storyteller Richard Glazier will be featured in a new PBS special, his third for the network.
    Recorded in 2014, “From Broadway to Hollywood with Richard Glazier” features Glazier’s piano talents as well as interviews with several artists having connections to the Golden Age of music. The program airs on PBS stations around the country, including KNME TV on May 31.
    “It will continue to air on PBS affiliates over the next three years and I’ll be appearing during the pledge drives,” said Glazier, who lives in Sacramento, California.
    Unlike most conventional concert pianists, Glazier draws on his background and connections with legendary figures in American Popular Song, such as Ira Gershwin, to blend recitals with stories of artists who influenced his career.
    “I’ve always told interesting stories about the composers, the performers, the shows, the movies—they all enhance the concert experience,” Glazier said. “I also add audio/visual components showing rare clips, photos and interviews that I’ve done.”

  • Restaurant Inspections 5-21-15

    Los Alamos
    Subway, 1370 Central Ave.
    Date Inspected: May 11
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Thermometers needed inside refrigerator. One low-risk violation. Three-compartment sink requires 2 inch air gap for pipe.
    Status of Establishment: Approved for opening. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Wow Dawgs, 3530 Zafarano Dr.
    Date Inspected: May 11
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Chest freezer not NSF or ANSI approved. Three low-risk violations. Caulking missing from three-compartment sink. Dust accumulation on vent. Ceiling penetrations with space gaps.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Loyal Hound, 730 St. Michael’s Drive
    Date Inspected: May 11
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Community Briefs 5-21-15

    Jemez gallery to honor artists’ at new show

    To celebrate the Valles Caldera as the newest National Park in the United States, Jemez Fine Art Gallery invited New Mexico artists of all ages to submit work to a juried show, “Sacred Water.” The works address the beauty or scarcity of water in our world.
    The show was juried by Fuller Lodge Art Center Director Ken Nebel and Fuller Lodge Art Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke.
    The public is welcome come to the Jemez gallery at the artists’ reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday (Memorial Day weekend). Vote for a favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will receive a cash prize or a one-week exhibit in the gallery’s south rental gallery.
    Jemez Fine Art Gallery is at 17346 Highway 4, just south of the Jemez Springs Village Plaza. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays.
    For more information, go to jemezfineart.com or call 575-829-3340.

    Talks continue at Mesa Prieta

  • Santa Fe college announces intern program

    TOURISM Santa Fe, the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), and creative advertising agency Fuseideas announce a new collaborative, yearlong intern program. The program offers internships in photography, writing and film, and provide students with exposure to top industry professionals. Students will also participate in hands-on opportunities, working at the nexus of a leading destination marketing organization and a creative agency, branding and sharing the unique experiences of Santa Fe to a variety of international audiences.
    Throughout the program, SFUAD interns will interact with agency managers and creatives, shadow professional photography and video shoots, and present and create content to be published on TOURISM Santa Fe social media platforms, paid media executions and santafe.org. These hands-on experiences provide invaluable career insights and enable students to develop portfolios for professional employment after graduation.
    “Santa Fe is a city of preeminent creative talent,” said Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe. “The SFUAD internship program is the latest in our ongoing efforts to develop and retain local talent by delivering the national exposure and growth opportunities young people need to help tourism and other leading industries excel.”

  • Treasure hunters come together for 'Fennboree'

    Will cooperation lead to the gold? That’s the question the New Mexico Tourism Department is wondering as a weekend event, “Fennboree,” has been planned to bring together treasure seekers who are on the hunt for Forrest Fenn’s hidden prize.
    Five years ago, Santa Fe resident Fenn hid the chest somewhere in New Mexico after stocking it with coins, diamonds, sapphires, rubies and gold nuggets whose value has been estimated as high as $2 million.
    It’s been estimated by some that nearly 30,000 people have looked for the treasure and now a weekend dedicated to discussing past hunts, advice to new hunters and strategizing tactics for new hunts is planned at the Rio Chama Campground in New Mexico.
    “Fennboree,” named in honor of Fenn, and will consist of a two-day event, Friday through Sunday, focused on collaborating and finding the hidden gold. Fenn believes the hunting will bring an estimated 50,000 additional people to the state this summer.
    Tourism officials are thrilled if it brings many to the state hunting for gold, but believes the journey might have more to offer than just searching hidden treasure.

  • Raising the bar in the Land of Enchantment

    Mix one part education, two parts inspiration and shake it up with seven seminars, three cocktail parties, a film premiere, concert and interactive tastings. The result is New Mexico Cocktails & Culture — New Mexico’s first spirits festival opening May 30 in Santa Fe.
    The festival is founded by Santa Fean Natalie Bovis to educate, entertain and raise the bar for well-crafted cocktails for hospitality professionals and home entertainers.
    Celebrated bar owners and managers from Santa Fe and Albuquerque make up the NMCC Bar Board advisors — and bartenders and servers holding a current NM State Alcohol Servers License get 50 percent off seminar tickets. Bars and restaurants throughout the state are invited to feature their own special NMCC cocktail at their own venues in conjunction with the event, and be listed on the NMCocktailCulture.com website.
    “Mixology is the liquid element of the culinary arts,” Bovis said. “New Mexico Cocktails & Culture offers professional and home bartenders a chance to train like chefs by learning the history of spirits and classic cocktails, and how to balance flavors while incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients. I’m thrilled that some of the best mixology teachers from around the U.S. enthusiastically agreed to come to Santa Fe.”

  • LALT plays for the new season

    The Los Alamos Little Theatre announces its 2015-16 season.
    September
    “Harvey,” by Mary Chase.The 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which falls into the “classic” category, tells the story of Elwood Dowd, who believes he is accompanied by an invisible, human-sized rabbit, much to the embarrassment of his family. Directed by Gwen Lewis.
    November
    8x10s. LALT’s fifth presentation of this format of eight short plays provides opportunities for wanna-be directors and actors to get their feet wet and for established ones to join the plunge. The scripts (still being selected) feature mostly local playwrights and the evening promises to have something for everyone.
    2016
    January
    “Once A Ponzi Time,” by Joe Foust.
    Enter the world of madcap finances as an investment scheme built of cards is about to tumble down. Think Bernie Madoff meets the Marx Brothers. Directed by Jim Sicilian
    March
    “The Consequence of Impression,” by Deborah Magid.
    Sometimes-local playwright Deborah Magid tells the story of French painter Berthe Morisot, who was the muse and subject of many paintings by French Impressionist Edouard Manet — and ended up marrying his brother. Directed by Ken Milder.
    May

  • What is a wildlife rehabber?

    What does it mean to be a wildlife “rehabber”, and what goes into this important work? Dr. Kathleen Ramsay, founder of the New Mexico Wildlife Center, will give a talk on the topic at 7 p.m. May 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
    In her talk, Ramsay will discuss her career as a wildlife rehabber, and why this work is important to wildlife and to us all. She will also talk about how she cares for the animals, such as providing medical care, maintaining the cages and special feeding considerations. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
    Ramsay has devoted more than 30 years to animal care. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, Ramsay opened her own veterinary clinic in Española. In 1986, Ramsay founded the New Mexico Wildlife Center located in Española. Although its mission was originally to care for birds, the mission and facility expanded.
    In the early 2000s, Ramsay was appointed to the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine, where she continued to serve until 2013. Ramsay eventually had to leave the New Mexico Wildlife Center to care for her ailing husband, but she still continued to provide rehabilitation to bears.

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  • Book group offers summer reading for adults

    The Mesa Public Library will be host to a book group round-up, summer reading for grown ups. There will be two sessions, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    A book group round-up is a chance for people to get together and talk about books — whatever kinds of books they like.
    It’s a chance for people who would like to form or join a book discussion group to meet. It’s a chance for established book groups to find new members. It’s a chance for readers to break out of old patterns and read something different, based on personal recommendations from others in the group.
    Mesa Public Library will have two sessions of Book Group Round-up to kick off the summer reading season, and to introduce people to a new, library-sponsored book club called the “Any Book” Book Club.
    Everyone who likes to read and talk about books is invited. If you can’t attend, but are interested in sharing information about book groups you may belong to, fill out the questionnaire at either library in Los Alamos or White Rock.
    An “Any Book” book club is one where everyone gets together to talk about the book they are reading at the time, or the most recent one they’ve read, or the one that made the biggest impact on them.