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Today's Features

  • Ancient meets modern in “Icons: Windows on Eternity,” an exhibit of icons painted in the traditional style by Los Alamos artists. The exhibit is on display through May 5 in the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Library. There will be an opening reception for the show from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The opening will include a gallery talk by Father John Hennies of Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church on the history and religious significance of icons. The talk will begin around 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

  • My Score: 3.5/5 kernelsHorton, voiced by Jim Carrey, is a somewhat happy-go-lucky elephant living in a lush jungle called Nool. Typically, life for Horton and the other animals of Nool is fairly ordinary, that is until a little speck goes flying by the ears of the elephant. Because of Horton’s incredible hearing he is able to hear faint voices from creatures that live on a microscopic world, called Who-Ville, within the speck.Upon the little, impeccable world of the speck lives a whole civilization of creatures that call themselves Whos.

  • First-time students can start up their education during kindergarten roundups, which will be held throughout April at elementary schools in Los Alamos. All the schools require two proofs of residency, such as a lease/purchase agreement or utility bill, birth certificate, immunization records and a registration form.Pion Elementary School will host its roundup from 1-2 p.m. April 23. Registration packets are available at the main office.Registration will continue from 1:30-2:30 p.m. April 23 at Chamisa Elementary School.

  • Los Alamos was well represented at the 2008 New Mexico Scholastic Chess Championships held last month. More than 175 players representing schools as well as independent players and chess clubs throughout the state participated in the three tournaments, kindergarten-12th grade, kindergarten-ninth grade and kindergarten-sixth grade.

  • Benjamin Silva became a guitarist accidentally. He stumbled upon his mother’s guitar and began playing.

  • “I’m a serious academic historian,” Noel Pugach said.It’s true – but it may slip your mind when you see him perform as Lew Wallace this week at Mesa Public Library. You might think he’s a progressive 19th-century territorial governor of New Mexico, author of one of the most popular American novels of his time.“Wallace” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the library’s Authors Speak Series, held monthly in the upstairs rotunda.

  • According to the Rev. Bruce Kuenzel, the wisdom of a community is more than just what one person has to say. This point will be exercised during the Science, Ethics and Religion Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 19 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.While ELCA theologian Larry Rasmussen will lead the discussion, he will not be the lone voice. Many people from different walks of life will carry the conversation. For instance, physicist Robert Kraus, theologian Dick Avery of Santa Fe, retired Catholic Rev.

  • The dating of Easter is something of a complicated and confusing thing; (depending on whether one uses the Gregorian calendar or the Julian calendar, and how conversant one is with the timing of the Paschal Full Moon, the first Sunday after which is officially Easter, assuming that it coincides somewhat with the first Ecclesiastical Full Moon after March 20, which happened to be the vernal equinox in AD 325, the year the Council of Nicea addressed the issue.) Sort of takes all the fun out of it, huh?One may find it more advantageous simply to consult one’s Day-Timer.

  • Jazz may be 100 percent American-made, but many young Americans don’t seem to be too aware of their native music.To bring this music back to young people’s ears, KSFR-FM presents the “Swing into Spring” concert at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.The concert will feature performances by more than 24 members of the Southwest Jazz Orchestra and the Los Alamos Big Band.“Jazz is just some of our original music that is really American,” said Los Alamos Big Band director Jan McDonald.