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  • Moonlight and magnolias is a phrase used to describe the beauty, serenity and romanticism of the South before the Civil War, as experienced by the landed gentry. The popular film “Gone with the Wind” exemplifies this feeling. The South’s wealthy landowners lost everything they held near and dear in the Civil War, and so moonlight and magnolias was forevermore tarnished. Today, films like “Gone with the Wind” have the ability to temporarily, but perfectly, restore this long-lost feeling to a fortunate audience.

  • On Feb. 14, the Los Alamos Monitor unveiled Teen Pulse, a page that features content produced for teens, by teens. The students pictured are some of the members of the Teen Pulse staff.
    From left to right, front row: Maria-Jaleh McTeigue, Dana Crooks, Cary Bronson, Adam Brehm, Tom Hanlon. Left to right, top row: Sebastian Garcia, Safiya Bahar, Alexandra Hehlen, Ariane Oro and Courtney Collier. Not pictured: Katelyn Collier.
    Teen Pulse runs every Sunday.

  • This Thursday, Los Alamos moviegoers will have a chance to catch a free screening of “A Mighty Wind” at Mesa Public Library.
    Christopher Guest’s 2003 mockumentary takes a spoofy look at the folk scene with a “Behind the Music”-esque presentation about three folk ensembles preparing for a PBS special.
    Bob Balaban, as the son of the recently deceased folk icon Irving Steinbloom, has decided his father needs memorializing on TV. He arranges to have some of the elder Steinbloom’s favorite musicians perform on the show.

  • The League of Women Voters will have a different format for their March 8 luncheon. The event will be on Tuesday not Thursday this month and will meet at the Justice Center, not Central Avenue Grill.
    Judge Pat Casados will welcome people for a private tour of the Justice Center. This will include a tour of the courthouse and a description of the magistrate court, as well as the position of magistrate judge.
    Lunch  will  follow  after the tour at the Justice Center.

  • You must know that as I write these weekly columns, I try to keep a positive spin on things. After all, to me that’s what assets really boils down to.
    On the other hand, sometimes it is hard to pretend all is right in the world, when it really isn’t.
    The asset for this week is peaceful conflict resolution. While the definition entails ending conflict non-violently, I feel that should also extend to words and deeds, and not just boil down to throwing punches.

  • Breaking news: David O. Selznick has announced that the long-delayed “Gone with the Wind” film production has a new screenwriter, “the Shakespeare of Hollywood,” Ben Hecht. Hecht is best known for other successful screenplays, including “Underworld (1927),” “Scarface (1932),” and “Nothing Sacred (1937).”

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Don’t forget our two-for-one, $35 Cat-a-Palooza adoption event is still going on for a limited time.
     
    Cats

  • It won’t take long for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner to become a favorite in town. The public can join a group of tablemates and a speaker on April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative conversation. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m.   
    For the next few weeks, a series of features on the event’s speakers will run.  For more information, a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com.

  • Solon Pierce will bring his love for music to Fuller Lodge at noon Tuesday, as he performs during the Brown Bag Series concert.    Pierce was born in Plymouth, Wisc. and began playing piano when he was 10 years old.
    “My mother started my brother and myself playing piano,” Pierce said. “We started out having lessons before school at 7 a.m.”

  • Bella Saeger (Beauty) and Isaac Wiens (Beast)  want to invite the public to this weekend’s performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Atomic City Children’s Theater at Smith Auditorium. Performance times are
    7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

     

  • There has been little to report following “Gone with the Wind” producer David O. Selznick’s announcement last week, concerning the appointment of renowned director Victor Fleming for the long-delayed film project.
    However, according to an interview recently provided by Selznick’s secretary, the producer, Fleming and an unknown screenwriter are currently in the preliminary stages of rewriting the entire “Gone with the Wind” screenplay — to be completed in a matter of five working days.

  • Where can you hear a bagpiper, violinists, cellists, a choir doing HMS Pinafore, a bluegrass band, a saxophone quartet, all kinds of piano music (including piano duets) and other types of performances?
    The answer is the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Music Marathon. The Marathon will be from 2-9 p.m. Sunday in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Donations will be accepted and will help upgrade campus laboratory facilities and support student scholarships.

  • The Fuller Lodge Art Center has been transformed into a living, breathing homage to the great outdoors for it’s new exhibit “Outside In.”
    Entering the Art Center is a feast for the senses as water trickles from the mouth of a ceramic reptile created be Florida Artist Eberhard Basler, Valentina Devine’s textural fabric forms reminiscent of bamboo veil what awaits around the next corner and shaped wood, clay and pine needle vessels rise up to kiss drawings and pastel work.

  • Los Alamos is rapidly becoming a jazz town.
    Following on the heels of local jazz performances by trumpeter Jan McDonald and the John Trentacosta Trio, the Los Alamos Community Winds and the Los Alamos Big Band are joining forces to present an evening of music and dancing called, “And All That Jazz,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Admission is free.

  • Adrian Abeyta and Erick Rodriguez, grade 9, Los Alamos High School; district first place and a Kiwanis award in the senior division for, “Paper Battery?” in the Energy and Transportation category.

     

    Joe Abeyta, grade 11, Los Alamos High School; district first place in the senior division, awards from Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Kiwanis Barranca PTO for “Indicators of Other Populations in Northern New Mexico,” in the Environmental Science category.

     

  • Auditions for “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” by Alan Ball, a play directed by Roxanne Tapia and produced by Todd Graves and Jim Sicilian, will be at noon Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. Monday, if necessary, at LALT.

  • A song as old as time … Atomic City Children’s Theater presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” this weekend at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.
    Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” is based upon the smash Broadway musical, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and the animated classic Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” and features many of the songs from the movie, as well as some new songs written especially for this show.

  • Feb. 20-26, 2011

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

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