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Today's Features

  • Last week I inquired at Daylight Delights whether the restaurant would be open on Dec. 24. Told that it would be, I proceeded with my invitations to friends and two daughters here for the holidays, and gathered there for brunch.Two tables were quickly joined and we eight friends enjoyed a delightful late breakfast.

  • I am writing to you so that I may express my most heartfelt thanks to all the friends, family, residents and businesses that came to my family's side in our crisis.

  • The Musical Fireworks season of the Los Alamos Concert Association continues Jan. 11 with a blockbuster performance by two operatic legends, Frederica von Stade and Samuel Ramey. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium, and will be followed by a gala invitation-only reception for contributors to the Karolyn Coulter Memorial Concert Foundation.

  • Whether hosting religious events or visiting an ill patient, Rabbi Jack Shlachter has helped lead the Los Alamos Jewish Center. Now, leadership will be passed to new hands as Shlachter and his family take a temporary leave of absence to go to Vienna, Austria.Shlachter explained he will be working for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization. His work in Vienna could last up to two years.

  • Swing in the New Year with the Devil, Daniel Webster and Los Alamos Little Theatre.The Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) will hold its annual New Year’s Eve party Monday. For the last 36 years at least, LALT has faithfully held a party to ring in the New Year. The theatre was actually founded along with the start of Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project, back in 1943.

  • The new year will be greeted with music during the upcoming Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag concert at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at Fuller Lodge.The program for the first Brown Bag concert of 2008 will include “Clarinet, Cello and Piano,” by Mary Lynn Place Badarak, musical director of the Los Alamos Choral Society, and “Piano Quartet No. 1, Op.

  • In a letter to the Los Angeles Times, actor Kirk Douglas calls “Lonely are the Brave” (1962) his favorite of the more than 60 films on his resume. I understand why.Based on Edward Abbey’s novel “Brave Cowboy,” David Miller’s film begins with a cowboy and his horse, alone in the dust outside of Duke City, N.M., a.k.a. Albuquerque.The horse, Whiskey, doesn’t want to be saddled. John W.

  • The recent Yule ritual held at the Unitarian Church in Los Alamos is one example of “wonderful,” said Azrael K, co-author with Amber K of “Ritual Craft: Creating Rites for Transformation and Celebration” (Llewellyn Publications, 2006).“There was a lot of participation,” she said in an interview Wednesday.

  • Frank Harlow, longtime Los Alamos resident, picked up his first paintbrush in 1968. “I just loved the idea of painting,” he said.

  • Think nothing is happening in Los Alamos between Christmas and New Year’s? The Los Alamos Big Band is offering an event to be marked on people’s social calendars.For the ninth straight year, there will be a Big Band Dance at 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Music will feature the Los Alamos Big Band with two vocalists. The special guest soloist will be Michelle Trieste who is visiting Los Alamos from Denver. In addition, Paula Ward will also sing.