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Fabulous Fifties Family Sock Hop Saturday!

One of the tiniest dancers at a previous Fabulous Fifties Family Sock Hop. Courtesy/LAFC
 
By WENDY HOFFMAN
LAFC Board of Directors

Los Alamos Family Council’s 8th Annual Fabulous Fifties Family Sock Hop will be held 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church’s Parish Hall.

This alcohol-free, multi-generational yearly event is LAFC’s only fundraiser, Executive Director Joyce Beery said.

Families interested in a hoppin’ good evening of fun will find it at the Hop, Beery said, noting that in addition to music and dancing for all ages – including dance contests


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Thoughts From the Big Chair: TV’s Late Night Talk Shows and Johnny Carson – A Quantitative Analysis

Thoughts From the Big Chair
Comments on Television and Associated Media From a Lifelong Addict.
Column by RALPH E. CHAPMAN

TV’s Late Night Talk Shows and Johnny Carson – A Quantitative Analysis

Part I – Grading the Shows

As with the TV drama that I talked about in my last column, we are also in a special time when it comes to late night TV talk shows – we, again, now have an embarrassment of riches and many options for our watching pleasure.

As in my previous columns, you’ll get my take on it through commentary, but I’ll give you an added bonus in Part II. I’ll demonstrate for you in a quantitative, i.e. measurable,


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Craig Martin Experience Jazzing Up Final Beer and Band Event

The Craig Martin Experience playing at the Dixie Girl in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Kendall

Staff report

The final Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band event of this season will be noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

The beer will be from Marble Brewery and the band will be the Craig Martin Experience.

The Craig Martin Experience (CME) came together in late 2010 as a loose assemblage of musicians interested in sharing ideas on jazz performance.

CME’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of about 60 tunes from the 1930s to the present.

“We like to play a mix of songs that the audience


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ACCT II Presents ‘Disney The Jungle Book KIDS’

ACCT II students at the conclusion of the Battle scene (That’s What Friends Are For.) Courtesy photo
 
ACCT II students in rehearsal for Disney The Jungle Book KIDS. Courtesy photo

ACCT News:

The Jungle is jumpin’ with jazz and colorful characters. Students are in their final week of rehearsals for ACCT II’s production of Disney The Jungle Book KIDS.

The talented cast is made up of 34 third and fourth grade students from all five elementary schools in Los Alamos and White Rock.

ACCT II will present two performances of Disney The Jungle Book KIDS in the Mountain Elementary School


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Help Plan Senior Appreciation Night

COUNTY News:
Individuals and volunteers interested in helping to plan a safe, fun-filled, drug free, all-night celebration for Los Alamos High School and home school graduating seniors are invited to a Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) planning meeting set for 1-2 p.m., Thursday, March 14 at the Aquatic Center Training Room, 2760 Canyon Road. 
Parents, organization representatives, community service groups and business owners are especially invited to attend.
SAN is a cooperative effort between parent volunteers, Los Alamos County Recreation Division, The Family YMCA, and approximately

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Belisama Irish Dance Company to Perform at The Lensic

Belisama Irish Dance Company will perform its annual “Rhythm of Fire” St. Patrick’s Day at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 at The Lensic in Santa Fe. This year’s show will feature guest artist Michael Patrick Gallagher, a two-time World Champion and former lead of Riverdance, as well as traditional live music performed by Jono Manson (vocals/guitar), Mark Clark (percussion), Maria Jones (fiddle), and vocalist Adrienne Bellis (also Artistic Director of Belisama.) The Company includes 14 dancers from Los Alamos and Santa Fe, including a number of National, Regional and Open champions. Most recently,


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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: March 6

This week’s preview sponsored by www.fyila.com

Vegetable ABCs 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at PEEC
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about vegetable gardening. Carlos Valdez to talk about “Vegetable ABCs.” This talk is free and open to the public. PEEC is at 3540 Orange St. behind the High School.

The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open at CrossFit 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at CrossFit Los Alamos (278-A DP Road)
Welcome to week one: Constantly varied … high intensity … functional movement – CrossFit. The public is invited to attend the local competition.


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Movie Review: ‘Quartet’ Proves Growing Old is Not for Sissies

Movie poster for ‘The Quartet.’ Courtesy
 
‘Quartet’ Proves Growing Old is Not for Sissies
Review by KIRSTEN LASKEY

Time can be a real enemy to a person. It will rob people of their health, mental faculties and loved ones.

But what “The Quartet” also proves is that time can be a friend. It can provide opportunity for second chances and new discoveries.

The film reveals it is never too late to live life fully.

The plot of “The Quartet” is pretty simple. A group of friends living in a retirement home for musicians prepare for an upcoming concert that celebrates Verdi’s


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Thoughts From the Big Chair: The Dramatic Renaissance of TV Drama

Thoughts From the Big Chair
Comments on Television and Associated Media From a Lifelong Addict
Column by RALPH E. CHAPMAN (Twitter @RalphEChapman)
©2013, Ralph E. Chapman
 
The Dramatic Renaissance of TV Drama

Hey gang! Let me first mention that today is the first anniversary of the entrance into our (My Lovely Bride and I) lives of Lola, our beautiful brindle Chihuahua, that we adopted from the Los Alamos shelter.

Adding her to family – along with our cats Ray and Lena  (from the Española shelter) – has completed our family. I can highly recommend that, if you have room


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Jeff Favorite Brings ‘The Gospel of Mark’ to the Stage

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Favorite Brings “The Gospel of Mark” to the Stage
By LYNN FINNEGAN
 
An estimated 6,001,500,000 Holy Bibles have been printed. Before the Gutenberg Bible was printed in 1450, however, most of the illiterate population’s access to the Bible was purely oral: a rich Jewish storytelling tradition that grew in the homes of the early Christian church and was later professed to the populace by church authorities. 

“The Gospel According to Mark,” a dramatic one-person performance by Jeffrey Favorite at 7:30 p.m. March 8-9 at Trinity on the Hill


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