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‘Mud’ film now enters post-production

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The film crew for “Mud” (Hashtł’ishnii) wrapped up their three-day production Sept. 11.

The film crew shot their production in three separate locations in Gallup.  Other scenes were in Lupton, Arizona and in Black Hat, N.M., at a convenience store.

A challenging scene was filmed in a Chevy pickup truck while...

Gallup Boys & Girls Club receives grant from Taco Bell

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The Boys & Girls Club of Gallup recently had the opportunity to continue with their mission to support local youth. Taco Bell awarded the club with a check in the amount of $3,000.

James Rich, franchise owner of High Desert, LLC Taco Bell, presented Marisa Hutchinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Gallup the grant on Sept. 24, at the Boys & Girls Club facility located on Princeton Avenue.

“Taco Bell was gracious enough to award us this grant opportunity to support us as a program for our local youth,” Hutchinson said.

The funding that was presented to Hutchinson and her team will be utilized to sustain the youth at the club. The funding is directed towards the teen program to...

‘Fall Into Fashion Show’ brings couture to Rio West Mall

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The 3rd Annual ‘Fall into Fashion Show’ was held at the Rio West Mall’s center court Sept. 16. The fashion show called on the mall’s local businesses to come out and display their clothing apparel.

There were a variety of unique, junior, young, and matured models that volunteered their time to show off clothing lines.

There wasn’t an empty seat in the house at this year’s show. The organizers kept the audience busy with music by DJ Kirk, emcee Sarah Piano, and the most entertaining were the prizes given away to the audience who were in attendance.

Businesses that advertised their clothing line and/or merchandise were Fallas, Journeys, JC Penney, rue21, A-Team Cheer...

Native American themed films feature star power

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Gallup Film Festival closes out 5th year

The Gallup Film Festival, held for three days at the El Morro Theatre, featured roughly 50 films from across the globe, Sept. 14 - 17.

Opening night was the highlight of the event, with the star-studded premiere of “The Watchman’s Canoe.”

A packed house of anxious fans attended the premiere along with cast members Adam Beach, Roger Willie, Kiri Goodson, Carter Jon, and director Barri Chase.

The Watchman’s Canoe is a story loosely based on the childhood of director Barri Chase, who at a young age found a totem pole in her home. She realized that she had to write a story about it and the indigenous impact it had on her. It also deals...

Reservation life infused into rap songs

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Navajo rap artist King Blizz hosts album-release party

Dineh/Navajo rapper Ryan Hardy a.k.a. King Blizz held an album release party Sept. 9 at the Juggernaut for his compilation CD, “It’s Hard To Explain.”

His first album “Patiently Awaited” came out in 2014. Hardy hails from Ganado, Ariz., and raps about his life, living on the Navajo Nation.

Along with Hardy, several other rappers attended the gala event to help promote his album in which some are Dineh as well, including “Shade” from Two Gray Hills, “Dopeness” from Shiprock, Terrell Matheny R&B Artist/Dancer from Aurora, Colo., and Matias Ashley from Burntwater, Ariz.

Hardy’s album speaks of the...
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