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  • Community briefs 04-19-12

    LA Musicale Sunday

    Los Alamos music teachers will present their students in a Musicale at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos at 2 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free and open to the public.
    The students who will perform are: Karin Ebey, Troy Makela, Sopahn Kellogg, Bethany Filer, Sabrina Delamarter, Devon Conradson, Jake Torrez, Joshua Chung, Jennie Gao, Katherine Skurikhin, Anya Palmer, Allie Cunningham, Joey Ladino, Grace Kim, Victor Kim, Ben Hanlon, Chase Kennard, Marin Kelly, Olivia Koo, Gabriel Holesinger and Jacob Holesinger.  
    The students are from the studios of Aejin Chang, Regina Doorn, Richard Hannemann, Marcia Hollabaugh, Juanita Madland, Frances Meier, Frances Naffziger, Kay Newnam, Greg Schneider and Janna Warren.

  • Avengers, Spidey, Batman lead huge summer lineup 


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As superhero summers go, this one is truly super.
    Amid one of the most-promising box-office seasons Hollywood has ever served up, three movies stand above the rest.
    The first weekend in May brings “The Avengers,” the ensemble adventure teaming Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man with such fellow Marvel Comics heroes as Thor, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk.
    “The Amazing Spider-Man” follows over the Fourth of July as Marvel’s web-slinger gets a fresh origin story, with Andrew Garfield taking over as teen-turned-superhero Peter Parker.

  • Sydoriak shares the immigrant experience in her book

    Stephanie Sydoriak will sign the biography of her parents, “An Ocean Between: 100% American – 100% Ukrainian,” at 6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    In a recent interview, Sydoriak discussed her approach to writing the biography of her parents. Her main sources were her father’s scrapbook and the stories her parents told her.

  • A taste of Russia springs up in LASO concert

    “Russian music always touches my soul” and “I really like this symphony,” are comments made by two violinists in the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, in reference to the rarely played symphony the group will perform as part of the Spring Concert on April 27.
    The work is not by one of the giants of Russian composers — Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich or Borodin, to name a few — but by a relatively unknown composer, Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901).

  • Court Rules Online Retailer Owes NM Sales Tax

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has ruled a national online retailer must pay more than a half million dollars in taxes on sales of books, music and movies in New Mexico.

    The court's ruling on Wednesday involved a limited liability company that's a subsidiary of Barnes&noble.com, Inc.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 19th
  • Lynne, Bosshardt named deputy county administrators

    During Wednesday night’s county council budget meeting, County Administrator Harry Burgess announced organizational changes within several management positions, following his review of the various county departments and divisions and their relationship to his office. Burgess was appointed as county administrator in October 2011.

    “I reviewed the organization after meeting with staff to gather input, then worked to develop the best path forward for the organization,” Burgess said after the meeting, adding that he had also taken the last few months to review the county’s strategic goals and evaluate areas where he felt the staff could take on a more active role.

  • VIDEO: Pat Summitt Steps Aside As Tennessee Coach

    Pat Summitt is stepping aside as Tennessee's women's basketball coach and taking the title of 'head coach emeritus with long-time assistant Holly Warlick being promoted to replace the sport's winningest coach.

  • Dick Clark Dead at 82--Video Extra

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the year-end countdown from Times Square on "New Year's Rockin' Eve," has died. He was 82.

    Spokesman Paul Shefrin said Clark had a heart attack Wednesday morning at Saint John's hospital in Santa Monica, where he had gone the day before for an outpatient procedure.

  • Sign up for Red Cross courses

    The Family YMCA is taking registration for its May 5 and June 2  First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification courses.  The courses, taught by American Red Cross certified instructors, are generally scheduled for the first Saturday of each month throughout the year.
    First Aid training includes the basics of wound care, bleeding control and bandaging and provides information about poisoning, sudden illness, and how to care for other injuries.
    CPR training includes how to respond to emergency situations, recognize the signs of a heart attack and provide care for an adult who stops breathing, is choking or whose heart stops beating.