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Showcasing the Ceremonial’s ‘Best in Show’

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Artisans’ works on display at ART123

The Best in Show night was held Aug. 7 at the Gallup ART123 gallery in connection with the 97th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.

Gallup ART123 Director Rose Eason says she;s pleased to partner with Ceremonial on this event each year, bringing in the “Best in...

Tiny Tots Pageant El Morro Theatre

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Gallup, N.M., Aug. 6, 2018

97th Ceremonial heats up the Indian Capitol

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Event ramps up activities as it nears the century mark

The 97th annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial promises to have something for everyone.

The Ceremonial is scheduled Aug. 3-12 and features an arts exhibit, night performances, powwow, Gallup Inter-Tribal Queen pageant, tiny tot pageant, rodeo, song and dance, opening night wine tasting, gourd dance, elders contest, vendors, parades, 5K run, awards, and native film series.

Since 1922, the event has highlighted American Indian dances and culture.

Dudley Byerley, director of the Ceremonial, said his cadre of volunteers is in high gear, especially since events start today.

“We’re still collecting sponsorship money...

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Greg Kihn Band to drop in New Mexico

The Greg Kihn Band, an American ensemble, was started by front man Greg Kihn and bassist, the late Steve Wright, some 40 years ago.

Their most successful singles include: The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em) and Jeopardy. The group’s musical style fuses rock, pop rock, and power pop together for an unforgettable and unique sound.

Kihn began his career as a singer-songwriter in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. He began writing songs at the age of 17, and unbeknownst to him, his mother submitted one of songs to a talent contest held by a local Top 40 radio station.

Since then, Kihn hasn’t stopped rocking, in fact Kihn will be rocking out...

Albuquerque band Ashes of Jupiter rocks Gallup

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Kicking off the new Gallup Skate Park

Albuquerque natives Ashes of Jupiter helped kick off the grand opening of the new skate park July 28 by putting on a free concert at the Gallup Cultural Center. Local bands Fatal Corruption and VLPXX opened-up, getting the crowd stirred up and ready for Ashes of Jupiter as the skate park jam was in full swing.

Pushing their new album, Celestial Warfare, which was released June 22, the band sat down with the Gallup Sun to talk about it, and other news regarding the band.

Sitting under a cool shade, the guys were waiting for their set to start as this Sun reporter made his way up to them.

The Ashes of Jupiter lineup: Adam Liston/vocals, Tim...

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