AlamogordoLive.net has been redesigned. We're hoping the new look and feel will make the site a little bit easier to use and a little bit easier to manage. The new design was launched this evening, so it may take a day or two for everyone out there to see all the changes. But once you've taken a look, send us your feedback and please share with your friends and family!
We've spent the month working on getting sponsors and advertisers for AlamogordoLive.net. It's been a slow process and we hope to continue working on it. In the meantime, there may be a few changes here and there in our programming and schedules so stay tuned. And if you're interested in keeping AlamogordoLive.net alive, please become a sponsor!
In the meantime, we've had some pretty amazing experiences this week. Our Friday episode of "On The Spot" featured some tidbits from Breakaway! The COPE Benefit. I filmed on Thursday during dress rehearsal and then attended Saturday on the arm of the very handsome President of the COPE board of directors. The concert as a whole was very good with some absolutely standout performances. My personal favorites included Luke West & Delaney Davis' duet of "She's Got Her Ticket," one of my very favorite Tracy Chapman songs. Their playing was fantastic and Delaney's voice is just breathtaking....definitely a must see duo. Mike Julian gave Andrea Bocelli a run for his money with an outstanding performance of "Time To Say Goodbye." Sheesh! That's all I can say really. No wait...I can say a lot more. Mike Julian...you have an absolutely dreamy voice. It is literally thrilling to listen to you sing. There. I said it.
The Academy of Ballet dancers added some flare to the event with some wonderful dance numbers including my personal favorite performed to Madonna's "Power of Goodbye." With their blue costumes, it reminded me of water...very beautiful. And, of course, I have to mention Anthony Kumpf's performance of "Bye Bye Bye," complete with back-up dancers. He's a very fun performer to watch, even if he is singing boy band pop :) Here's a link to our On The Spot show.
Tonight we held our March "In The House" featuring Egyptian dance...I can't wait to post video. Stay tuned! Hope everyone has a great week.
We're in the midst of our March fund drive at AlamogordoLive.net. Working hard and praying to get the community support we need to keep going at a full run. Why? Well, because I have the best job in the world. Truly. This week, I received an Advanced Reading Copy of Michael McGarrity's upcoming book Hard Country which will be released Mary 10, 2012. The girls and I will be heading up to Santa Fe in April to interview Mr. McGarrity and will see him again in May when he visits Alamogordo to sign the book. I started reading last night - its excellent! Stay tuned for a book review coming soon.
In other news, this week I was honored to meet 2 astronauts, Sid Gutierrez and Dr. Harrison Schmitt, and retired NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz, the man who led mission control through the world's first moon landing with Apollo 11 and who was instrumental in saving the crew of Apollo 13. Mr. Kranz was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 10, 2012 and Rachel and I were absolutely thrilled to meet him, spend time talking with him and get a few photos. Thank you Gene Kranz for your contributions to the American space program and for taking the time to chat with a couple of starstruck and very appreciative gals from AlamogordoLive.net.
Is it cheesy to title your first blog post after a song from a musical? Well, so be it! As many of you know, life has taken some unexpected turns in 2011, both professionally and persnoally. But the outlook for 2012 is so fantastic that I really just want to share some of my excitement! We'll be launching our two new webcasts on AlamogordoLive.net. On the Spot, our community news and events show, has proven to be both challenging and immensely rewarding. We've already had the honor of meeting so mnay wonderful people and are looking to a lot more time spent in the community.
We've also had the amazing opportunity to work with the Inn of the Mountain Gods in covering some of their events - more to come in 2012! What a beautiful place.
On the marketing front, Hot Pink Perspective will be offering another series of classes on social meda marketing, Facebook setup, blogging, etc.
I look forward to working with you, interracting with you and sharing space in this beautiful New Mexico town! Wishing everyone a very happy New Year!
I'm generally pulled in a million different directions and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Here's a glimpse of my life - hope you enjoy it! And if there's a big lapse between posts, well, that's the way life goes in Amy's world.