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‘Listen to the Music’

It was a celebration of music June 8 at Gallup ArtsCrawl. Gallupians came out in enormous numbers to enjoy different styles of music, ranging from Country, Americana,  and Gypsy Jazz, to the BK Taiko Japanese Drummers.

Matt Smith, a local Gallup musician,  said his band had a great crowd and a wonderful response to his original work.

Violinist John Sandlin, of Le Chat Lunatique, a gypsy jazz band from Albuquerque, said he really enjoyed the diversity of the event and that it was the biggest crowed they played to in a long time.

The free ArtsCrawl offers gallery exhibitions, art activities, live music, open houses, food and craft vendors, specials...

Master silversmith Tommy Lowe creates cluster jewelry

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LUKACHUKAI, Ariz. – Tommy Lowe, 60, is Mąii Deeshgiizhníí born for Táchii’nii. His maternal grandfathers are Tótsohníí and his paternal grandfathers are Naakaii Dine’é. Raised northwest of Lukachukai, Ariz., he continues to live and work there today.

In April 1995, Lowe began a life of silversmithing after his position as production superintendent at the lumber mill in Navajo, N.M. ended.

“I started buying silversmithing tools when I got my income tax. I bought an acetylene bottle, brazing board, tweezers, scribers, pliers,” he recalled.

During those early days, Lowe had to find a style for his jewelry creations, an effort that was hit-and-miss.

“You have to...

Gallup Sun Star: A century in Gallup

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Rico Auto Complex talks history, future plans

While the exact opening date in 1919 is unclear, one thing for certain is that Rico Auto Complex will celebrate its 100th year in business this month.

The Sun met with Rico Auto Complex sales managers, and brothers, Marty and Mickey Menapace June 3 to discuss the history of the dealership, as well as how they feel about carrying on a family tradition.

In addition to the the glistening showroom of new vehicles, the brothers take pride in Rico’s vehicle repair and maintenance department – and how it benefits their customers in the long run.

“[We are] able to service everything we sell,” he said.

This ability to provide good...

Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce holds business luncheon for Gallup

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Impact aid, other business opportunities discussed

Business owners in Gallup could be the catalyst to a number of changes in certain New Mexico policies and programs if they join together and work with business owners in other communities.

This was the idea presented at a business luncheon between the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation and members of the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon, held June 4 at Sammy C’s Rock N’ Sports Pub and Grille, was held to discuss the economic climate of Gallup and surrounding areas. The event was sponsored by the New Mexico Roadrunners, a program created by the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce.

The New Mexico Roadrunners...

Navajo Nation mourns the passing of Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, 24th Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon, and Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne, offer condolences to the family of Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown, who passed away on Monday at the age of 96.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1922 in Black Mountain, Ariz, located approximately five-miles north of Tselani/Cottonwood Chapter. Brown was Tó’aheedlííníí (The Water Flow Together Clan) and born for Tł’ááahchí’I (The Red Bottom People Clan).

“On behalf of the Navajo people, we offer our thoughts and prayers for the family, loved ones, and community members who had the honor of knowing and...
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