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Don’t miss Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration in Gallup

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The 2018 King Holiday observance will mark the eighty-ninth birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and the thirty-second anniversary of the national holiday in King’s honor. It is celebrated in some form in more than 100 countries around the world.

With the theme, “Our Community: Strong in Love, Peace and Unity,”...

Richard Anderson Jr. owns the most patriotic guitar in the world

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He turned his love for guitars into a lifestyle

Richard Anderson Jr. spends his days surrounded by guitars, thanks to his work as a guitar tech at Juggernaut Music repairing stringed instruments. He couldn’t be happier.

The guitar has been the salvation for his life. An introduction to the electric guitar at the age of 14 provided an outlet for expression.

“I used to get beat up all the time in high school,” Andersen said. “I went to Mission Academy in Farmington. It was rough. Music was the only thing I had.”

Albums like “Alive II” by KISS and “Frampton Comes Alive” by Peter Frampton made an indelible impression on Andersen, and formed his vision to pursue the...

Sci-Fi Fest brings special guests, games to the library

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CELEBRATING National Science Fiction Day with events all week long

In observation of National Science Fiction Day, the Octavia Fellin Public Library is hosting its own Sci-Fi Fest from Jan. 2 – 6.

Events include a screening of The Dark Tower, a special guest appearance from science fiction author Steven Gould, and a lock-in game called the “Sci-Fi Escape Room.” There will also be a sci-fi challenge throughout the week where participants will have the chance to win prizes.

Library director Tammi Moe credited technology trainer Markos Chavez as the driving force behind the Sci-Fi Fest.

“January 2 is Science Fiction Day and we recognize the sci-fi movement throughout the...

New Gallup theater troupe to teach classes, perform classics

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The Gallup Repertory Theater, in partnership with GALLUP ARTS, launches this year

The Gallup Repertory Theater, a new, non-profit theatrical ensemble, has partnered with gallupARTS and will launch in Gallup this year, bringing with it performances of plays, skits and grand entertainment.

Gallup is known for its rich arts culture, with Indian dance performances during summertime, ArtsCrawl, and numerous murals highlighting its bountiful local beauty. The upcoming performing art theater group will add yet another element to the art scene downtown.

Suzanne Hammons is the graphic designer for the Diocese of Gallup. She also serves as the artistic director and one of the four founding...

‘Downtown Squawkers’

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