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Gayla Glascock Crossman

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She grew up in Gallup, New Mexico. Ever the lover of learning, she graduated valedictorian of her high school. She was a ballerina for over 50 years and danced in Utah, New York and traveled with a dance company.

Deciding she did not want to pursue that permanently, she got her Bachelor's degree from the University of New...

Steven Gould, Jumper author, comes to Gallup

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Locals get a look behind the scenes at the making of a sci-fi Hollywood hit

Acclaimed science fiction writer Steven Gould was the special guest speaker at the Octavia Fellin Public Library Jan. 4, during “Sci-Fi Fest,” a weeklong schedule of events in observation of National Science Fiction Day Jan. 2.

Gould, who resides in Albuquerque, is the author of 10 novels, most notably his 1992 release Jumper, which was adapted into film in 2008.

He spoke to the eager crowd about his experience in Hollywood, from the film adaptation of Jumper to working with James Cameron and other writers on the sequels for the 2009 blockbuster Avatar.

One of Gould’s most exciting opportunities in...

Paddington 2 shines in an era of sequels

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 103 min.

A couple of years ago, I was completely taken aback by the family film Paddington. The movie won me over instantaneously as a charming and funny tale of a Peruvian bear immigrating to England after a terrible disaster in his home country. It was easy to empathize with the character and his struggles in transitioning to his new life. In the end, the movie was a critical and financial success, leading to an inevitable sequel. While one might approach such a follow-up with trepidation, this reviewer can report that Paddington 2 is another winner. As sequels go, this is as exceptional as it gets.

Now officially living with the Browns...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 12, 2018

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Hello. Wow, it’s another incredibly busy edition with a number of new discs arriving. And when there’s a large amount of releases, there’s always a ton of variety. 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!

Bad Day for the Cut - This independent action/thriller is about a docile, middle-aged farmer who lives with his mother in Northern Ireland. When she is murdered by some thugs, the man decides to head out for revenge, searching for the responsible parties in the criminal underworld of Belfast. Reaction to the feature was very positive. Comments stated that while the movie wasn’t perfect, it...

Don’t miss Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration in Gallup

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The 2018 King Holiday observance will mark the eighty-ninth birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and the thirty-second anniversary of the national holiday in King’s honor. It is celebrated in some form in more than 100 countries around the world.

With the theme, “Our Community: Strong in Love, Peace and Unity,” Gallup will hold city wide events commemorating King’s life and legacy, with an invitation to all to attend.

The theme emphasizes the importance of remembering King’s work and legacy, celebrating his birthday as a national holiday and acting on his teachings and principles of nonviolence and respect for human rights.

King’s legacy is a challenge to people of...
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