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Gallup shines at the 2017 Top HAT Awards Gala

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The City of Gallup congratulated Ken Riege, General Manager of the Comfort Suites Gallup, for his win as 2017 Hospitality Professional of the Year at the New Mexico Hospitality Association Awards. Riege was chosen because of his exemplary service to his community both as a tourism partner and as an advocate for veterans.

The Top Hat (Hospitality and Tourism) Awards celebrate those who have done exceptional work to elevate the travel, tourism, and lodging industry in New Mexico. The 2017 New Mexico Top HAT Awards Gala is an annual dinner and awards ceremony that celebrates the state’s top hospitality and tourism individuals, businesses, and teams, and was hosted by the Hotel...

A colorful and charming Coco marks a bright spot for Pixar

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Running Time: 109 min.

Pixar, once the leader in the animated film industry, has been in something of a creative slump lately. While still boasting excellent technical merits, recent titles like Cars 3, Finding Dory and The Good Dinosaur haven’t exactly been earning raves from the press. Their latest, Coco, attempts to tackle unique and visually arresting subject matter by using the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday as inspiration. But does it do the material justice?

The story involves 12-year-old Miguel Riviera (Anthony Gonzalez). He wants to be a musician like his hero, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), but his shoemaking family doesn’t permit...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 21, 2017

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It’s time once again to take a look at new arrivals on Blu-ray and DVD. As always, there is a lot to look at 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!

Beach Rats - A scruffy Brooklyn teenager comes of age in this drama, experimenting with drugs and his own sexuality while palling around with local delinquents. Reviewers were generally positive about this independent effort. There were a few who thought that the character study was too surface level and didn’t delve deeply enough. However, the majority stated that the work was gritty and compelling, and felt that...

Lowriders exhibit comes to Gallup

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Thanks to overwhelming public support, Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods is coming to Gallup. Over 100 images from the 2016-2017 New Mexico History Museum exhibition Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods will be traveling throughout the state.

Daniel Kosharek curated the exhibit, which explores the cultural significance of custom cars in New Mexico and gives vision to the beauty and meaning behind this form of art and expression.

The exhibit will be free and open to the public, and housed in the El Morro Events Center from Nov. 18 - Dec. 11. The hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30 - 9 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 3 - 7 pm. There will also be available viewing hours during special...

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