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Ex-Tahoe Humane Society director accuseded of embezzlement

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018|4:22 p.m.

RENO– The former director of the Lake Tahoe Humane Society has actually been accuseded of embezzlement more than a year after she was fired amidst allegations of potential financial irregularities.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports the El Dorado County District Lawyer charged Nicola Congero Friday with embezzlement from company coming from her period at the nonprofit based in South Lake Tahoe, California.

The society’s board of directors told the newspaper at the time of her ouster in March 2017 they had actually found out that “particular possible abnormalities may have taken place worrying our financial status.”

The not-for-profit put its headquarters up for sale in June and remains in the procedure of rearranging.

It’s unclear if Congero has an attorney. Her previous lawyer, Adam Spicer, stated in an email to The Associated Press Wednesday he’s attempting to contact her but hasn’t been kept.

Golden sound: VGK music director spins soundtrack to a winning season

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018|2 a.m.

During the first round of the playoffs versus the Kings, the Beach Boys struck “Surfin’ U.S.A” played over the mammoth stereo at T-Mobile Arena. The audience did the wave in time to the music and Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury took part with the crowd, making for a remarkable moment.

Golden Knights Music Director Jake Wagner has many memories from the team’s debut season, however the Fleury-wave is among his favorites. That and the Oct. 10 house opener. “I still get chills considering it,” Wagner states.

” It’s been truly special, like soundtracking a movie in real time,” Wagner states about picking the music for the Knights’ astronomical increase. He likewise plays organ/keyboard, books several DJs throughout the arena and aids with production material when needed. “( It’s) among the best stories in the history of sports.”

So how does he choose music for video games? It’s an art that happens in genuine time.

Jake Wagner’s favorite tunes to play at Golden Knights’ video games

Arcade Fire, “Signs of Life”

Avicii, “The Nights”

ASAP Rocky & & Skrillex, “Wild For The Nights”

Greta Van Fleet, “Highway Tune”

Tiesto + The Chainsmokers, “Split (Only U)”

The Black Keys, “Gold On The Ceiling”

Papa Roach, “Born For Achievement”

Gizzle, “Get Loud For Me”

Alice Merton, “No Roots”

Steve Aoki, “Delirious (Boneless)”

Envision Dragons, “Whatever It Takes”

John Wick Mode, “Le Castle Vania” (group entryway track)

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels, “No one Speak (important)” (team walk-off track)

WWE Introduction Styles (Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles and more)

Penguin Jail, “All Night Long” (Lionel Richie cover)

Welshly Arms, “Famous”

Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hail To The Victor”

Jax Jones, “Yeah Yeah Yeah”

Wolfmother, “Victorious/The Joker and The Burglar”

J Balvin, “Mi Gente (remix)”

Ball game, “Unstoppable”

Junior Senior Citizen, “Move Your Feet”

Major Lazer, “Light It Up (remix)”

Poolside, “Do You Believe” (intermission track)

Classic anthems by artists such as DJ Casper, DJ Kool, Queen, House of Pain, Led Zeppelin, The Bee Gees, The Ramones, Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, Kanye West, Black Sabbath, The Clash, ACDC, The Village Individuals and Lil Jon.

” I attempt my finest to match the in-game scenarios and love informing a lyrical story when possible,” Wagner states. “You definitely desire tunes that have a lot of energy and make you move. The main objective is to leave everyone with a favorable experience, regardless the outcome of the game.”

Some tunes are already tradition. When the Knights score an objective, expect to hear Panic! at the Disco’s “Vegas Lights.” When the Knights win, naturally it’s Elvis’ classic ode to Sin City: “Viva Las Vegas.” And when Fleury makes a fantastic save, “The Guy” by Las Vegas’ own The Killers helps fans commemorate.

On video game days, Wagner takes demands via Twitter (@jakewagnermusic), attempting to work a couple of fan selects into each game.

” It’s actually cool to see exactly what everyone wants to hear,” Wagner says. The “timeless stadium stompers” are most requested, however other favorites consist of Black Sabbath’s “Neon Knights,” Kiss’ “Crazy Nights” and Scorpions’ “Big City Nights.”

The Golden Knights are known for their deep connection to the regional neighborhood, and the video game music is no exception. A variety of local artists have actually been played: Trade Voorhees, The Dirty Hooks, Mercy Music, Chop 808, Sober Junkie, Silversage and more. Throughout pregame warmups, local DJ Joe Green spins.

For Wagner, the very best part of this dream gig is seeing the delight on the faces of young fans.

” It’s so cool to understand they might grow up and end up taking their kids to a Knights game,” Wagner states. “It’s constructing a custom that’ll be felt in the neighborhood for years to come.”

In the ’90s, Wagner was one such young fan. He discovered how to like hockey from enjoying the now-defunct Las Vegas Thunder play. He states it’s the factor he ended up being interested in soundtracking live sports. “They ‘d play ‘Thunderstruck’ each time the team took the ice and it blew my mind,” Wagner says.

His path to the Golden Knights has been a life-long journey. He learned piano and guitar in school and played in local bands around town. He worked as a stage manager for the Taxi and was the music organizer for the Life is Stunning celebration in its early years. Thanks to his enthusiasm for sharing brand-new music and artists, he has actually dealt with the radio station KUNV as well as with Nevada Public Radio’s music discovery channel in Reno (NV89). Before the Knights, Wagner curated music for the Las Vegas 51s baseball team and he will likewise be soundtracking the Las Vegas Aces’ WNBA basketball video games for their 2018 season.

What music can we expect to hear throughout the rest of the brief season? “I can’t state much about the final playlist,” Wagner says. “Each video game has an unique feel and I do not usually select music ahead of time. I can state that we’ve got a few surprises in store.”

Playwright Tylar Pendgraft and director Troy Heard chat about ‘Sentience’.

Married couple Deborah and Josh are much like us– with a couple of genetic upgrades. However can science assist them when tragedy strikes? In Life, San Diego-based playwright Tylar Pendgraft develops a near-future world where humanity and technology clash.

In advance of Sentience’s world premiere at Majestic Repertory Theater, the Weekly helped with a discussion in between Pendgraft and director Troy Heard. The playwright and director wrote questions for one another then addressed separately for maximum sincerity. Their actions have actually been edited together into a virtual discussion.

Pendgraft: What is your hope for the plays you direct?

Heard: I want to move an audience in some method or another. For me, the worst criticism you can ever get is, “Ehh, the program was okay.” Whether you like it passionately or are mortally angered by it, I want to provoke strong reaction. … How did you handle to find drama in such a dry subject as science?

Pendgraft: For me, science has actually constantly been a pastime. I check out scientific journals [for fun] This play burst from another concept about ladies and their right to manage their bodies. I have actually lived with these characters for such a long period of time that I pertained to love them. I put enthusiasm and drama of daily life into a clinical setting. … How do you think of the Majestic making a cultural influence on Las Vegas?

Heard: We’re taking threats and putting brand-new voices out, producing brand-new works. An opening night should not simply be a [distinct] event, it ought to be something we do on the regular. … When did you first see that we required more strong female lead characters in popular culture?

Pendgraft: It’s constantly been in the back of my mind in some way. All of my protagonists have actually been females, specifically women of color. Even if a story does not particularly call for females of color, that’s what I advocate for. I’ve been navigating from my experience as a female of color, and those are stories I wanted to inform. Composing female lead characters is not an obvious act of political intention. It’s constantly the story inside of me that I’ve been wanting to inform in some method or another. Do you ever privately hope I will alter a challenging stage instructions?

Heard: (Chuckles.) I do not. The obstacle of directing remains in finding an imaginative option to analyze the stage instructions. There’s a scene in Sentience where a character attempts to drown himself in the ocean. How do you do that in black box theater-in-the-round? Not only did she present a challenge in the script, I’ve given myself another challenge in staging it with audience on all 4 sides.

Life Through March 11, Thursday-Sunday, times vary, $15-$25. Majestic Repertory Theatre, majesticrepertory.com.

Rance Howard, star dad of director Ron Howard, passes away at 89

Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017|7:40 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– Veteran Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the dad of director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89.

Ron Howard announced his dad’s death on Twitter Saturday afternoon. He praised his father for the ability to stabilize ambition with excellent individual stability.

“A depression-era farm kid, his passion for acting altered the course of our household history,” he wrote. “We love & & miss out on U Papa.”

Rance Howard’s death likewise was confirmed by Michael Rosenberg, a spokesman for his kid’s production company.

The older Howard was the father of star Clint Howard and grandfather of starlets Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard.

Rance Howard had been wed to the late Jean Speegle Howard. They fulfilled as teens doing a touring children’s production in Oklahoma of traditional fairy tales like “Snow White” and “Cinderella.” They married on the trip worn their outfits, with the bride impersonated Snow White and groom as a huntsman.

The senior Howard’s acting career spanned a number of decades since the 1950s. He appeared in several of Ron Howard’s films, consisting of “Apollo 13,” “A Stunning Mind,”” Splash,””How the Grinch Takes Christmas,”” Parenthood “and”

Grand Theft Auto.”Other film credits consist of “Chinatown” and the 2013 drama “Nebraska.” On tv, he appeared on numerous series including “Seinfeld,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and Ron Howard’s starring series, “Happy Days.”

UNLV Announces New Director for Maternal-HIV Program

UNLV has received approval from the federal Health Resources and Solutions Administration (HRSA) to designate a brand-new program director and business supervisor for its grant-funded maternal-HIV program, reliable right away.

Dr. David Di John, associate professor of pediatrics and section chief for pediatric transmittable diseases in the UNLV School of Medication, will act as program director. Pamela Beal, associate dean of clinical affairs with the UNLV School of Medication, will manage business operations for the program. The program’s devoted case manager and community health care worker, employed by the university in October, will continue to assist patients and deal with existing external partners to further enhance the comprehensive network of resources.

The UNLV maternal-HIV program is funded by a HRSA Ryan White Part D grant. The grant covers main and specialized healthcare and treatment for uninsured or underinsured ladies, babies, children, and youth living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Di John and program personnel will instantly start taking consultations to see patients and work diligently to guarantee ongoing quality of care.

Dr. Di John joined the UNLV School of Medicine in July 2017 and has served as associate professor of pediatrics for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medication because 2014. He brings more than 30 years of experience in research and treatment of pediatric transmittable illness, including medical look after females, babies, kids and youth with HIV/AIDS. He directed a pediatric AIDS clinic in New York, taught scientific pediatrics for 18 years at New york city University Medical Center, and acted as director of pediatric contagious diseases for Flushing Medical facility Medical Center in New York.

“We’re devoted to enhancing cooperations with hospitals, companies and individuals across Southern Nevada to supply customized care for patients in this underserved population, and I’m delighted to be a part of the effort,” Dr. Di John said. “I look forward to working with our partners to advance the program’s impact and enhance the lives of members of our neighborhood.”

Beal has more than two decades of experience in clinical and nonclinical program management for numerous patient populations, including women, infants, and children living with HIV/AIDS. Beal has actually led local maternal and kid health coalitions, protected and handled more than $14 million in grant funding for neighborhood and population-based outreach programs, that includes $4 million in HRSA/Ryan White funding. Throughout her career, she has concentrated on identifying systemic challenges and improving delivery of health care to assist underserved and high-risk populations.

Throughout the program administrative audit, clients continued to have the ability to talk to a physician and receive other resources and referrals offered by the grant-funded program. Each patient in the program is under the care of a pediatrician or primary care doctor.

Patients may get in touch with (702) 499-5827 or (702) 524-5388 or email [email protected]!.?.!.