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A bizarre true story: ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

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Running Time: 126 minutes

Searchlight Pictures will be releasing this feature in theaters on Sept. 17.

The 1980s were a strange decade. As a child, I can remember being at home and flipping channels on the television, only to come across a strange syndicated program called, “The PTL...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 17, 2021

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It’s time for another look at some of this week’s Blu-ray and DVD highlights. This is another busy edition, packed with Hollywood blockbusters and interesting independent fare. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t be heading out to the movies right now, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BLACK WIDOW: The latest Marvel comic book adaptation is a prequel of sorts that follows the popular Russian super soldier Black Widow. Following the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” the Avengers have been temporarily disbanded. Black Widow goes on the run, returning to her homeland to reunite with her surrogate family. She also squares off against the...

Sights from the Miyamura Homecoming Parade

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The Miyamura Patriots held their Homecoming Parade on Aztec Avenue in Gallup Sept. 10. Their Homecoming Assembly will take place at noon Sept. 17 at Miyamura High School. It will be followed by the homecoming football game Sept. 17 at 7 pm at Angelo Di Paolo Memorial Stadium.

Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons, RAH Photography

‘The Alpinist’ scales impressive heights

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Universal Pictures and Roadside Attractions is releasing this documentary in theatres nationwide Sept. 10.

Back in 2018, a film crew photographed free-climber Alex Honnold’s attempt to scale El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The movie was called, “Free Solo,” and it won an Academy Award for Best Documentary. As expected, it also brought more attention to a group of passionate eccentrics who risk their lives to reach the highest peaks in the world. “The Alpinist” follows another notable mountaineer named Marc-André Leclerc, telling his story and about his attempt to scale Torre Egger in Patagonia.

While the...

Mary, a woman revered for standing by her son

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Feast Day Sept. 15

Patron Saint of

Mothers and Motherhood

By Sean Wells
Contributing artist

There are many images of Mary as a mother, a virgin, a queen. In this depiction she is shown with an exposed heart and a single or seven swords piercing the heart. She is often shown weeping. The swords represent the seven wounds Mary endures as the mother of Christ.

As any mother knows, watching your child suffer is the greatest pain a parent can carry in life, and yet the flame above the heart shows her ever-enduring faith and hope despite her greatest sacrifice. A prayer to the Sorrows of Mary is a request for patience, wisdom, and peace among conflict and...
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