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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ feels flat and lifeless

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Running Time: 99 minutes

Most people, myself included, typically think of The Nutcracker simply as a famous ballet. However, the stage production is actually based on a 1812 short story by author E.T.A Hoffmann.

The new Disney film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms uses the written work as a...

Elementary school teacher 30-years strong

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Catherine A. Miller Elementary Teacher Claire Seibert is Teacher of the Month

Once again, it’s time to recognize another outstanding teacher for excellence in teaching. Each month during the school year, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup chooses and recognizes one local teacher as Teacher of the Month.

Teachers are nominated either by students or those who feel they deserve recognition for their seemingly effortless, hard work. Camille’s then presents the winning teacher with an award for excellence in their field.

This month, Claire Seibert was nominated as Teacher of the Month.

Seibert is a fourth-grade teacher at Catherine A. Miller Elementary School in Church Rock...

Poetry and storytelling session ignites emotions

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UNM-G exhibit event sheds light on mining aftermath in N.M.

The University of New Mexico-Gallup hosted a night of poetry and storytelling Oct. 17 as part of the Limb, Life, and Bread - Voices on Mining in New Mexico exhibit, on display Oct. 15 through Nov. 9, at the Ingham Chapman Gallery.

The event was hosted by assistant professor Carmela Lanza, who said the evening was the result of a campus humanities collaboration relating to mining in New Mexico. She called it an evening of many voices and various mediums, among which were film, artifacts and prose.

The goal of the event was to give a voice to people who do not have one when it comes to the effects of uranium mining in New...

‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ misses the mark

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Running Time: 88 minutes

It has been 15 years since British secret agent Johnny English (who was no doubt a parody of James Bond) first debuted on the big screen. Frankly, I can’t specifically remember much at all about the original film, but it was successful enough to spawn a 2011 sequel that fared equally well at the box office.

After a profitable run in other parts of the world, this week sees the release of Johnny English Strikes Again in North America.

When a mysterious computer hacker releases the names of every MI7 operative to the public, the U.K.’s prime minister (Emma Thompson) is forced to take very drastic measures. First, she must...

‘Bowl for Ronnie James Dio’ raises cancer research funds

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Heavy metal star’s wife Wendy Dio chats with the ‘Sun’

The Sun recently had the honor of speaking with Wendy Dio, wife of the late rock star Ronnie James Dio, who was diagnosed with gastric cancer on Nov. 13, 2009. On May 16, 2010, Ronnie James Dio lost his battle to the disease.

After his death, Wendy Dio set up the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund in memory of her late, great husband. The annual “Bowl for Ronnie” Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament is held in October to raise funds for cancer research.

Many rock stars and celebrities came out to support the event, which took place Oct. 25 at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, Calif. in honor of the...

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