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Today's News

  • Rebooting 'Spider-Man,' in a flash

    NEW YORK (AP) — On a weekend in January of 2010, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios pivoted faster than even Spider-Man would dare.
    A fourth installment of the hugely popular Spider-man franchise was planned, with director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire returning to their trilogy of films that had earned more than $2.5 billion at the global box office and generally been hailed as a standard-bearer in big-screen comic book adaptations.

  • Laughing at death

    Some movies have an ability to make death — even murder — seem like a normal, non-horrifying, even hilarious part of life, which I understand that it is, but yet when it happens, it obviously doesn’t feel that way. It takes an amazing sort of film to give us that kind of realism.

  • SFO debuts with 'Pearl Fishers'

    This year, the Santa Fe Opera broke with tradition, presenting its operas at 8:30 p.m., instead of the customary 9 p.m. — this is a wise decision. Those attending Georges Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” will be treated to an impressive New Mexican sunset, seen through a large gilt frame that is an integral part of the opera’s impressive set.
    From the very first note, it is apparent that the conductor, Emmanuel Villaume, has an excellent feel for Bizet’s music. His fluent, expressive style of conducting brought out a wide range of colors from a versatile and masterful orchestra.

  • An international display

    SANTA FE (AP) — The stories are as diverse as the artists themselves: Afghan women who have lifted themselves out of poverty through a cooperative
    that sells their traditional embroidery; a former cook for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army who now sells beaded corsets to help support her family and send her many grandchildren to school; and sisters from Kyrgyzstan who make hand-stitched felt and silk scarves using a family tradition that dates back some 300 years.

  • Today in History for July 5th
  • Raw Video: Visitors Brave Heat for July 4th Show

    Despite high temperatures and the threat of thunderstorms, thousands of visitors from across the continent took part in Independence Day celebrations in the nation's capital.

  • In Hot Dog Contest, Eating Champs Still Top Dogs

    Reigning hot dog eating champs Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas, known as the 'Black Widow,' defend their record titles by downing massive amounts of hot dogs at the Fourth of July eating contest on Coney Island.

  • Church heavily damaged in July 4th blaze

    It took close to three hours Wednesday but the Los Alamos Fire Department extinguished a major fire at New Beginnings Fellowship Assembly of God Church at 112 East Road.

    Deputy fire chief Justin Grider confirmed the fire was out around 1 p.m. It looked as if the fire was out earlier but LAFD was contending with hotspots in the rafters of the chapel.

    Grider said the chapel is a total loss. The main church received smoke damage. There also was an area in the back of the church that burned and received significant smoke damage.

    “We think the fire started in the chapel,” Grider said. “But we don't know for sure. It is still under investigation.”

  • NM museum director leaving to take Calif. position

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Shelby Tisdale, the director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, is leaving her post.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Autry National Center in Los Angeles recently announced Tisdale has been appointed to the center's newly created position of vice president of curatorial and exhibitions.

    Tisdale will be working at the Autry with Rick West, the founding director of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., who was named president and CEO of the Autry just last month.

  • State Notes 07-04-12

    Lobos, Isotopes join forces to help Red Cross with fire relief

    ALBUQUERQUE  — The University of New Mexico football team and Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team are joining forces for the New Mexico Fire Relief campaign, a two-day drive to collect donations for The American Red Cross in New Mexico.
    Members of both the UNM football team and the Isotopes will greet donors during a two-day event Friday and Saturday. The Lobos, the Red Cross and Cumulus Media volunteers will be on hand for a drive-through collection in the north parking lot of the Pit on Cesar Chavez Boulevard.