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‘LEAP!’ appeals exclusively to adolescents

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 89 min.

If you’ve seen the posters and print ads for the new animated family film Leap!, there’s something you should know. The advertising, which depicts its lead characters flying through the sky over Paris, suggests a slightly different film from the one you’ll be...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for August 25, 2017

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Greetings! It’s a quieter week on the Blu-ray and DVD front, mostly because the big movie arriving was one of the year’s most popular. Guess it’s scaring its competition away. However, there are a couple of quirky releases in case you’re looking for something off of the beaten track. Read below to learn more about them all. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - The gang return in this blockbuster sequel to the big summer hit from three years ago. This time out, the eccentric Marvel comic book superheroes meet more strange...

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LA electronic rock band, 9ELECTRIC

amps up Gallup

With Interstate 40 running through Gallup, the city definitely gets its fair share of eclectic bands dropping in for a show during tour stops.

Music of different genres, ranging from blues to rock and all in between, brings some high voltage performances to the rugged southwestern area.

One band, 9ELECTRIC did just that this past week.

Based out of Los Angeles, they stopped off at a local venue, the Juggernaut to promote their new album, “The Damaged Ones” Aug. 15. The band is an electronic rock band that consists of lead vocalist Ron “Thunderwood” Underwood, guitarist Mikey Lopez, drummer/programmer Micah Electric, and...

Gallup Film Festival: A premier summer, three-day festive event

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With films from local filmmakers to around the world

The Gallup Film Festival, now in its fifth year, is set for Sept. 14 - 16, with film submissions from 19 U.S. States, and nine foreign countries in 19 film categories.

Tickets are on sale at the Gallup Downtown Conference Center starting Aug. 18.  Tickets can be purchased in blocks, a minimum of five films for the cost of $5 per block. Each block is about 2 ½ hours.

Special guest appearance this year are the cast from Light Dancing Production’s The Watchman’s Canoe, a feature length film of kids, coming of age, adventure, drama, and comedy produced by writer and director Barri Chase.

The showcase of The Watchman’s...

VP Nez attends special appreciation day for champions of housing

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On Aug. 3, Vice President Jonathan Nez attended the Special Appreciation Day for Distinguished Visitors where he expressed gratitude to the champions of a project to build 50 housing units for members of the Navajo Nation.

“A home is where the family is,” Nez said. “I think we all agree upon that and so, on behalf of the Navajo Nation, I want to say thank you to the many partners helping us to build these homes,”

The appreciation day was hosted by Southwest Indian Foundation, and marks the near completion of this project. The foundation services Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and other Pueblo tribes in the area through a number of programs, including the one on housing.

Together Navajo...

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