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Showcasing the Ceremonial’s ‘Best in Show’

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Artisans’ works on display at ART123

The Best in Show night was held Aug. 7 at the Gallup ART123 gallery in connection with the 97th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.

Gallup ART123 Director Rose Eason says she;s pleased to partner with Ceremonial on this event each year, bringing in the “Best in...

Tiny Tots Pageant El Morro Theatre

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Gallup, N.M., Aug. 6, 2018

BlacKkKlansman balances history with humor

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Running Time: 135 minutes

Over the years, director Spike Lee has given us a varied and fascinating collection of films that include titles like Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), He Got Game (1996), Summer of Sam (1999), The 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006), Miracle at St. Anna (2008), Old Boy (2013) and many others. His latest, BlacKkKlansman, is a true story based on an autobiography of a black detective who attempted to infiltrate a Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Like many adaptations of real events, it’s a little messy and overstuffed. Regardless, it makes its point effectively and memorably.

The story is set in the late 1970s...

The Meg delivers fun summer chum

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Running Time: 113 minutes

A word of warning... this reviewer has liked a surprising number of movies featuring killer sea life. I’m not one for water sports and the fact that I enjoy them so much almost defies explanation. They’re often over-the-top and don’t always make a whole lot of, well, sense. Relatively recent efforts like 1998’s Deep Rising, 1999’s Deep Blue Sea and 2010’s Piranha 3D aren’t award-worthy classics, but they all provide a steady supply of goofy, monster-movie fun. The very same can be said of The Meg and, well, I liked it too.

Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is an underwater rescue operative who vows never to return to...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 10, 2018

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It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a very busy edition, with numerous features in a wide variety of genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


Aardvark - A therapist at a mental institution meets with admiration from one of her new and mentally ill patients. However, when she begins a relationship with the asylum resident’s brother, conflicts and actions become increasingly strained and tense. This independent drama did not earn favorable response. While the cast members were complimented, there was much criticism of the script and the tone, which many...

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