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Today in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

Posted: August 12, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 12, 2012 2:00 a.m.

‘The Sound of Music’

What: Santa Clarita Regional Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit Broadway musical “The Sound of Music.” Tickets cost $12-29. Final show today.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-799-2702 for reservations;

‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

What: Canyon Theatre Guild presents jukebox musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Tickets cost $15-17.

When: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, through Aug. 31

Where: Canyon Theatre Guild Playhouse, 24242 Main St., Newhall 91321

Contact: 661-799-2702,

USC open house RSVP

What: The USC Alumni Club of Santa Clarita hosts a free open house. Learn about upcoming 2012 football game viewing events, volunteer community opportunities and more. RSVP due today.

When: 3-6 p.m. Aug. 19

Where: Gameday Grille and Sports Bar, 27430 The Old Road, Valencia 91355


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Today in history

Today is Sunday, Aug. 12, the 225th day of 2012. There are 141 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1981, Geoff Bertoldo, of Newhall, and Kent Tarver, of Canyon Country, made the Guinness Book of World Records for flying the greatest distance while pulling a 200-foot banner. They logged 5,000 miles in two weeks with a single-prop Cessna. The banner was a promotion for the film “Beatlemania.”

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 12, 1912, comedy producer Mack Sennett founded the Keystone Pictures Studio in Edendale, Calif.

Ten years ago: Iraq’s information minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, told the Arabic satellite television station Al-Jazeera that there was no need for U.N. weapons inspectors to return to Baghdad and branded as a “lie” allegations that Saddam Hussein still had weapons of mass destruction.

Five years ago: A gunman opened fire in the sanctuary of a southwest Missouri church, killing a pastor and two worshippers. (Suspect Eiken Elam Saimon later pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and four counts of assault, and received three life sentences without parole, plus four 30-year sentences for the assaults.) Tiger Woods captured the PGA Championship to win at least one major for the third straight season and run his career total to 13. Crooner, talk show host and game show producer Merv Griffin died in Los Angeles at age 82.

One year ago: A divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta struck down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care overhaul, the so-called individual mandate. Tiger Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club with a 3-over 73, finishing out of the top 100 for the first time ever in a major.



Former Senator Dale Bumpers, D-Ark., is 87. Actor George Hamilton is 73. Actress Dana Ivey is 71. Actress Jennifer Warren is 71. Rock singer-musician Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 63. Actor Jim Beaver is 62. Singer Kid Creole is 62. Jazz musician Pat Metheny is 58. Actor Sam J. Jones is 58. Actor Bruce Greenwood is 56. Country singer Danny Shirley is 56. Pop musician Roy Hay (Culture Club) is 51. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 49. Actor Peter Krause is 47. International Tennis Hall of Famer Pete Sampras is 41. Actor-comedian Michael Ian Black is 41. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown is 41. Actress Rebecca Gayheart is 41. Actor Casey Affleck is 37. Rock musician Bill Uechi (Save Ferris) is 37. Actress Maggie Lawson is 32. Actress Dominique Swain is 32.
Actress Imani Hakim (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 19.



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