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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 26, 2019

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Hello and welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Some interesting material is coming your way this week, including everything from big studio films to privately financed, independent fare. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

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Gallup wins foreign investment certification

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First among eight

Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation Board President Tommy Haws announced July 23 that the Trans-Atlantic Business Council  is awarding the Foreign Direct Investment Qualified Community Certification to GGEDC to help promote the Gallup-McKinley County market to foreign, specifically, European industries.

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council seeks to connect European industrial enterprises with American communities in efforts to develop distant yet promising economies.

“With the FDI community certification, TBIC will market Gallup-McKinley County to European manufacturing firms,” Executive Director Patty Lundstrom said. “The FDI community...

Shiprock breaks ground on new wellness center

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez had the honor of joining community

members for the Shiprock Wellness Center groundbreaking ceremony hosted by the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program July 17 in Shiprock

The 9,990 square-foot wellness center will be located adjacent to the existing Shiprock Office of Diné Youth facility, which is being funded through the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program and the Shiprock Chapter.

“The new wellness center symbolizes growth toward a healthier future and the ability to fight against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, alcohol/substance abuse, and other health issues. There is a need to take care of ourselves, families, and...

Artist of the month Dana Aldis talks drawing, painting

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Dana Aldis, of Gallup, has been painting professionally since 2008. She transitioned from painting primarily still life, animal portraits and landscape paintings, in oils.

“I try to participate in the local art scene when I can, mostly by displaying my work at ART123,” Aldis said July 16.

BACKGROUND

Aldis, who moved to Gallup from West Virginia in 2018, said she has lived in a number of places where her husband worked for numerous tribes.

Last June, Aldis joined gallupARTS and became very active in the arts scene. In February, she helped coordinate 15 in 30, a show where 28 local artists created 15 paintings in 30 days.

This path of teaching art comes from her time at...

‘The Lion King’ is visually impressive, but feels logy

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Computer techniques add a lot, but take away something vital

 

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Running Time: 118 minutes

This week’s big release is Disney’s photo-realistic take on the 1994 animated classic, The Lion King. Fans of the original film may be happy to learn that the primary story hasn’t been changed a great deal. Instead, the selling point is the CGI animal creations backed by an impressive Africa savannah. On a technical level it’s a marvel, with stunning visual effects and imagery. Unfortunately, the extended running time drags events out, resulting in some logy pacing.

The story follows Simba (Donald Glover), a kind-hearted lion forced into self-banishment...

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