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Tribute to ‘Ziggy Stardust’

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Amber Raye took home the top prize for her tribute to rock legend and actor David Bowie. The Octavia Fellin Library paid tribute to Bowie March 8 by showing the film ‘Labyrinth,’ which stars Bowie. Anyone who came dressed as a Bowie persona, were eligible to win prizes. Bowie, who pushed gender and musical boundaries...

Library closes out Black History Month with Billie Holiday tribute

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GALLUP – About a dozen area folks turned out Feb. 25 to see an oral rendition of Billie Holiday. The event was part of the Octavia Fellin Library’s series of Black History Month presentations.

“It was wonderful,” library Director Mary Ellen Pellington said. “The entire series was attended by dozens of area people.”

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley of Albuquerque gave an impersonation of Holiday that traced Holiday’s upbringing from Baltimore to New York City. Pellington noted that the event was sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and Department of Cultural Affairs.

Holiday was a jazz musician and singer-songwriter who had a career spanning more than two decades...

Mildred Holmes Scholarship up for grabs

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Now accepting applications

Kimberly Wells, President of Upsilon Chapter of Gallup, New Mexico of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship for a high school female senior who is interested in pursuing a teaching career.

This scholarship is named in honor of Mildred Holmes, a well-known teacher who taught in the Gallup McKinley County Schools. She was a very active member in the community and in Delta Kappa Gamma.

This organization is a professional honor society for women educators with more than 85,000 members. Established in 18 member countries around the world, the Society defines its mission as promoting professional and...

‘Zootopia’ goes out on a limb – perhaps too far away from the tree

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««  out of 4 stars

You will notice quite early in the new Disney cartoon movie Zootopia that it is doesn’t play much like a Disney cartoon movie at all. The Forever Used Disney Formula is pretty much gone; at least the songs are nixed and there isn’t a single princess to be found. Of course if you look deep enough the film still follows the 4 step template of: 1)Once upon a Time 2)The Plot Thickens 3)Time is Running Out and 4) They lived Happily Ever After- but so does just about every movie. Following the different beats set down by the last Disney Animation Studios film, Big Hero 6, Zootopia signifies a shift that is pretty profound.

But is it a good thing, this change? Is...

EDDIE THE EAGLE Exudes Goofy Charm

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

Running Time: 105 min.

Sometimes, despite your rational mind telling you that what you're watching is about as corny as they come, you still can't help but like a movie. Eddie the Eagle is one such example. This biopic of the goofy British ski-jumper is big, broad and lacks any kind of subtlety. Yet somehow it charms with its earnestness, resulting in a warm and inspirational tale of a young man refusing to let anything come in the way of achieving his dream.

Of course, that grand dream does change somewhat. Beginning with Eddie as an accident-prone child in a leg brace, we see him inspired to become an Olympian. Much to his parent's...

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