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‘Baby Driver’ hits the gas and never stops

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 113 min.

It has been a few years since director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World’s End) has treated us to another one of his quirky and idiosyncratic feature films. His latest is an homage to car and heist movies with a modern spin...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 30, 2017

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This is another one of those extremely busy weeks. There is a huge variety of new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD, with something in just about every genre. So if you can’t make it out to the movies, give one of these titles a try!


Absolutely Anything - It took a long time for this British comedy to make it to US theaters, coming some two years after it release elsewhere. The story involves a group of aliens who arrive on Earth. They decide to experiment on humanity by giving an Average Joe incredible powers and then watch what he does with them. While a few found it enjoyably silly, this effort from Terry Jones of the Monty Python troupe didn’t...

A fitting tribute to a fallen barber

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Softball tourney to raise funds for ‘Gilly’s’ kids

During this time last year, Gallup had Gilbert “Gilly” Parra. He was shaving and chiseling heads of hair into artistic masterpieces.

Whether a tribal design, or more elaborate – a Sylvester the cat and Tweety bird design,  or bringing notice to autism, Parra was a barber for the ages, and a unique treasure to his family, friends and clients.

Diamond Cuts on Gallup’s south end was his hub, and at 24, he was living life on his terms, according to his loving mother, Lisa Romero. She recalled, trying not to choke up, that her Gilly was a strong-willed child, and somewhat unconventional.

“He was a firecracker,”...

Gallup, gallupArts receive $300K ‘Our Town’ grant

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The city of Gallup, in partnership with gallupArts, received a $150,000 ‘Our Town’ grant last month from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant was matched by $150,000 in contributions from local government, institutions and organizations, officials said.

The $300,000 grant total will fund a creative placemaking project in downtown Gallup. It will support a community-based, collaborative design process to re-imagine Coal Avenue as a signature “event street and commercial hub, gallupArts officials said.

Starting in early 2018, grant-funded public programs will engage artists, neighbors and business owners with arts organizations, community planners, consultants and city...

5th Annual Veterans Job Fair

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Employment opportunities for everyone.

The Rio West Mall was once again host to the 5th Annual Veterans Job Fair June 21, in hopes of finding employment not only for local veterans, but as well to the public. The event was held from 10 am to 3 pm with over 26 employers on hand with local businesses showing their support for veterans.

Veterans Helping Veterans, organized the event along with help from, the Rio West Mall, Small Business Development Center, Millennium Media, Inc., Safeway, Comfort Suites, Walmart, Basha’s, Gurley Motor, Albertson, Rico Auto Complex, and many others.

Brothers in Arms dba Veterans Helping Veterans, a non-profit organization, began as a group of...

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