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Guitarist Derek Miller rocks out with Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers at Gallup show

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Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers came to Gallup and once again brought blues and indigenous music to the Southwest. Performing at the Downtown Gallup Conference Center March 9, Farmer and his fellow musicians brought long-time friend Derek Miller with them to show off the talented guitarist’s shredding skills.


Diné College speaker: ‘…get back to yesteryear’

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TSAILE, Ariz. — Descendants of Navajos in the Four Corners are continuing the battle to keep their sovereignty alive — a daunting task that at times seems fruitless.

What some see as progress, others see as encroachment as the outside world brings changes to a culture deemed sacred a long time ago. There are those who fear that the unique Navajo culture and heritage could be overrun and lost.

That was the thesis of a 90-minute lecture March 6 by Manley Begay Jr., Ph.D., a tenured professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff whose speech was entitled, “Cultural Resources: Traditional Navajo Thinking on Sovereignty.”

Begay holds advanced degrees from Harvard University...

HERstory honors women’s history month at UNM-Gallup

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March marks Women’s History Month, which highlights women’s contributions to American society, both past and present victories.

Two women, of course, wanted to do more than to celebrate as they began HERstory to shed more light on Women’s History Month at the University of New Mexico Gallup in March 2017.

The two women are HERstory organizers are assistant professors at UNM-Gallup. Dr. Tracy Lassiter, an English professor, and Shirley Heying, an anthropology professor, came up with the idea for the month-long series of events event to highlight women’s contributions and sacrifices to American society.

Heying conveyed the purpose behind the ongoing events at the...

Love, Simon is a sweet, predictable coming of age story

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 109 minutes

This reviewer is now at an age where he’s seen more teen coming-of-age movies than he can possibly remember. Love, Simon is yet another entry in the genre that, story-wise, is formatted exactly like others of its ilk. The exception in this case is the sexual orientation of the lead character. Admittedly, it isn’t the funniest teen comedy that has ever been produced, but the cast is charming and the subject matter well-handled with earnestness and sensitivity. As a result, the final product is exceedingly likable.

Simon (Nick Robinson) is a high school student in a nice suburban neighborhood. However, the young adult is...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for March 16, 2018

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a busy week with several well-received features in a wide variety of genres. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Call Me By Your Name - Set in Italy during the 1980s, a 17-year-old student and son of a professor befriends and embarks on a romantic relationship with his father’s research assistant. They travel the countryside as the young man attempts to process his feelings. This Oscar-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay earned raves from the press. There were a couple of criticisms directed at the film’s...
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