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Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on Nelly’s genre flip, grown listeners and a Nina Simone documentary.

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The Daily Word in Ben E. King's passing, inmate art and a two-faced calf

The Daily Word

Singer Ben E. King, noted for his amazing songs “Stand By Me” and “There Goes My Baby,” has died at the age of 76. RIP, good sir.

The Justice Department is putting $20 million into a nationwide program to increase the use of body cameras worn by police officers. Just make sure you teach them how to turn them on.

New Mexico's State Auditor, Tim Keller, found a pattern of perks and consulting work between former APD chief Ray Schultz and Taser International and has forwarded his findings to prosecutors.

A teenager from Weatherford, Texas, has received a 45-year prison sentence for fatally shooting his sister and mother.

Prison inmates are gearing up to sell their art at the second annual Craftsmanship and Trades fair at the penitentiary in Santa Fe tomorrow. The money raised will go to their families and the victims they hurt. It goes from 9am to 4pm and costs $5 to attend.

KOAT shared a list of the 10 best breakfast burritos in New Mexico!

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg fears for her safety after filing murder charges against two APD officers.

A calf named Annabel was born this past Monday in Florida. Oh, and it has two faces.

Via Wikipedia

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Fly Me There

Wildlife West Nature Park Wind Festival

The skies will be filled with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes throughout the weekend. Take your own kite, or buy one at the festival.

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The Daily Word in university woes, sex clubs and The Ridiculous Six

The Daily Word

Valdosta State University is shutting down today because of a huge flag protest.

A sex club is calling itself a church so it can open next to a children's school.

The folks over at an Ohio university thought some “straight pride” posters went “beyond free speech.” So they removed them.

The University of Florida is investigating allegations that some of its fraternity members spat on wounded military veterans.

Albuquerque Public Schools has approved a three-year contract for new superintendent Luis Valentino, and the dude is gonna be making $240,000 a year. Get it!

Some Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's new film The Ridiculous Six, which is shooting in New Mexico, because they felt offended and disrespected.

A man was taken into custody after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the back last night in northeast Albuquerque. APD said the woman is undergoing surgery and is in stable condition.

Bernalillo County Manager Tom Zdunek plans to retire this summer after 45 years in business and government. Vacation!

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Mark Lopez muses on Percy Sledge’s passing, Mariah Carey’s new compilation and Jack White’s acoustic tour.

news

The Daily Word in WikiLeaks, an angry gorilla and an uptight health clinic

The Daily Word

The parents of an 8-year-old who died during the Boston Marathon bombing are urging officials against the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

I Wish My Teacher Knew” draws some sad and touching responses from third graders.

Police found five adults who apparently died from a shooting at a Phoenix home after a dispute over the family business.

WikiLeaks put over 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment on a searchable web archive.

An Ohio man who apparently trained with a terrorist group in Syria has been accused by federal prosecutors of planning an attack in the United States.

An Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center officer has been arrested after being accused of raping an inmate.

A Rio Rancho clinic is turning away patients who've had a cigarette less than 30 minutes before their appointment. Say what?

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston narrated a video for the series “New Mexico True Stories,” during which he reads from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Yeah, you know you wanna watch it.

Lawyer Randi McGinn has been named as the special prosecutor in the murder case against APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the killing of James Boyd.

Don't piss off this gorilla … obviously.

Photo courtesy of (un)Occupy Albuquerque

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Heal Thyself

4th Annual Medicine for the People by the People

Annual event where health care providers come together to share their services with the community for no cost.

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on Ben Browning’s upcoming record, a Karen Dalton comp and Mumford & Son’s latest single.

news

The Daily Word in zodiac weirdness, skinny models and rejecting rejection

The Daily Word

Oh no … Twilight fans are about to have a bitch fit! Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are engaged.

A man who was missing at sea for two months has been reunited with his family.

It looks like France is no longer down with the skeletal girls.

An Alabama man who was on death row for over 28 years walked free this morning.

No, Duke University. You don't reject Siobhan O'Dell, she rejects your rejection!

The pilgrimage to El Sanctuario de Chimayo has begun!

A former Albuquerque police officer is facing an “excessive force” lawsuit from a 2013 arrest.

In case you wanna know which horror films claim to have stemmed from actual stories: KOAT has you covered.

The attorneys for officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez want to know: Which officer fired the shot that killed James Boyd?

Weird Tumblr facts about you based on your zodiac sign.

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Progress and Prosperity

22nd Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

Featuring a march, a family fiesta with children's activities, community awards, exhibits, food and live performances.

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For their seventh studio album, Lift a Sail, Yellowcard had a simple but ambitious goal: to outdo everything they’d ever done before. The guitars and drums had to hit harder; the songwriting had to cut deeper; the choruses had to reach heights only hinted at on their previous outings. Frontman Ryan Key believes he and his bandmates—guitarist Ryan Mendez, violinist Sean Mackin, bassist Josh Portman and guest drummer Nate Young (Anberlin)—succeeded on all those fronts. “We really feel like we got where we wanted to be, and made a proper rock ‘n’ roll record,” Key says proudly.

Beer For A Better Burque Nonprofit Night at Tractor Brewery Wells Park

Vamos a Leer Book Club at Bookworks

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