Wednesday morning briefing: A video game, Buddy comes ot town and Uncle Sam

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing.

Video game of the week

From our own Jenna Zamie, the hottest game of the week:

Game: Rock of Ages

Genre: Action strategy

System: 360, PS3, PC

What is it? An action strategy game with a delightfully goofy concept and destructive fun.

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Web site: http://www.atlus.com/rockofages

Compiled from Gamespot.com

Music festival

Strike up the band…the Clovis Music Festival kicks off Thursday with “Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story” 6 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium.

Norman and Vi Petty and The Norman Petty Studios in Clovis will be featured in the musical production.

Tickets are $20 at the door.

Quirky quote of the day

“As I get older, I just prefer to knit.” — Tracey Ullman

Kitchen tip

Sprinkle a bit of salt in the frying pan before adding chicken. It will cut down on the amount of grease splattering.

Today in history

On this day in 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam.

The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, N.Y., who supplied barrels of beef to the U.S. Army during the War of 1812.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-nicknamed-uncle-sam

Weather

Today — Isolated showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

Tonight — Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north.