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  • Restaurant Inspections 09-18-14

    Los Alamos
    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehab, 1101 Sombrillo Ct.
    Date inspected: July 23
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    China Moon, 121 Central Park Square
    Date inspected: July 23
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Refrigerator and freezer are both not holding proper cold temperatures and need to be serviced. One moderate-risk violation. Thermometer inside one of the refrigerators not holding proper temperatures. Silverware needs to be inverted, which was corrected at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on July 31.

    China Moon, 121 Central Park Square
    Date inspected: July 28
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Refrigerator not at proper temperatures for butter and vegetables, which was corrected at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from July 23. No further follow up required.

  • The Harvest moon rises

    The Harvest Moon rises over North Mesa Sept. 11. 

  • Taos Art Festival to feature outdoor art installations

    For the first time in Taos, and for the 40th annual Taos Fall Arts Festival, 26 artists will present 20 outdoor art installations along a .7 mile stretch of historic Taos as part of “The Paseo,” on Sept. 26 — the first day of the festival. The Paseo will feature art installations, performance pieces, projected light and sound and temporary murals. There is no charge to attend.
    “We wanted to bring new energy to Taos, so The Paseo allows us to come together as a community and share these incredible installation pieces that might not have been seen,” said The Paseo Director J. Matt Thomas, in a recent interview. “Taos is known for its art and so much of it is inside on a gallery wall. So here’s an opportunity to engage the entire community where everyone has the ability to see the art and enjoy it.”
    The artists are among more than 30 who were invited by a group of multi-disciplinary advisors to propose art pieces for the one-day event. A voting process based on appropriateness, budget, and artist’s resume narrowed the slate to the 26 installations.

  • Teatro Paraguas releases 11th season lineup

    Teatro Paraguas announces its 11th season of Latino theater in Santa Fe, presenting six productions and two co-productions. The season includes four original productions by New Mexico playwrights.
    “When The Stars Trembled in Rio Puerco,” by New Mexico playwright Shebana Coelho, based on the oral histories collected by Nasario Garcia in the Rio Puerco Valley south of Cuba in the 1970s, will be presented Sept. 25-28 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.  
    The play was presented at Teatro Paraguas in April 2014 to enthusiastic audiences.  The play captures the joys and sorrows, trials and tribulations of rural life before World War II in New Mexico. Shebana Coehlo directs a cast including Rudy Fernandez, Anna Maria Gonzales, Amador Gonzales, Maria Cristina Lopez, Oscar Rodriguez and JoJo Sena de Tarnoff.
    “Confessions of a Mexpatriate,” a humorous and irreverent one-man show by Raul Garza, comes to Teatro Paraguas Oct. 17-19 after a successful run in Austin, Texas. Mical Trejo plays the modern-day, media-minded Mexican-American who wants to unplug from his American side and connect with his Mexican roots in the land of his ancestors.

  • Plan an art getaway in Pojoaque

    Diverse work representing three cultures distinguishes the outstanding art of the 21st Annual Pojoaque Art Tour. Bike or GPS the way in a day, from Pojoaque Pueblo, through Nambé and Pojoaque, to San Ildefonso Pueblo.
    An artists’ reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, hosted by Than Povi Fine Art Gallery (Exit 176 in Cuyamungue), features food and refreshments, Native Dances, a silent auction and a chance to meet th artists themselves! 
    The Pojoaque River Art Tour, a Northern New Mexico tri-cultural art experience, includes 16 stops and 24 artists and artisans.
The journey through Pojoaque’s inspired ambience can still be navigated in a single day.
    As they follow the tour, art-watchers will be rewarded with a wide array of paint and print-syles and media, including contemporary and traditional oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, assemblage, monotypes, Sumi-e, watercolor, egg tempera, gouache and pastel.

  • LACA to open new season with piano duo

    The Anderson and Roe Piano Duo, noted for their choreographed performances, will open the Los Alamos Concert Association’s new season 4 p.m. Sept. 28 in Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson met at Juilliard and formed their partnership in 2002. They have since toured extensively, with notable recitals in Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Italy, Vancouver, as well as several New York City venues, including Carnegie Hall.
    Their Emmy-nominated music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and they have appeared on MTV’s “Total Request Live,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and at the Cliburn Concert Series, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, and dozens of summer chamber music festivals.
    Playing together at a single keyboard, the duo’s program will feature selections from “An Amadeus Affair,” their recent all-Mozart CD, plus their own arrangement of the “Rite of Spring,” a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s iconic ballet score.  
    The concert will also be the first opportunity for many in the audience to see the newly refurbished interior of the Duane Smith Auditorium.

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  • Jemez Pueblo frustrated over highway dispute

    JEMEZ PUEBLO (AP) — Jemez Pueblo leaders who are tired of seeing traffic speed through their northern New Mexico village say they are considering either bulldozing a popular state highway or putting up toll booths.
    Pueblo Gov. Joshua Madalena tells the Associated Press the tribe has been seeking state and federal funding for a 5-mile bypass project for the past 60 years, but those efforts have not been successful.
    He says the federal government just recently turned down the pueblo’s latest application.
    As a result, Madalena says he needs to take action to ensure families who live along the much-traveled national scenic byway are safe.
    The tribe estimates the bypass project would cost about $26 million.