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Tiny Tot Pageant and Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa Competition

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Talent comes in all ages

A new edition to this year’s 96th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial was the ‘Tiny Tot Pageant and Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa” Competition. The event was held at the El Morro Theatre Aug. 7, to an almost packed house of eager onlookers.

The Tiny Tot Pageant featured...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 11, 2017

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It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a great mix here that includes big summer releases as well as small, independent fare. Looks like there’s something for everyone. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


11:55 - A Marine returns home after serving his term, but finds his gritty and violent past catching up with him. This independent drama follows the lead’s attempts to redeem himself over the course of a day and find a way to avoid hostility and tragedy. The picture didn’t get the widest of releases, but response was actually very positive. While...

‘Annabelle: Creation’ manages to illicit a few scares

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 109 min.

Annabelle is an evil and decidedly creepy-looking porcelain plaything that first received attention for its brief but memorable turn in The Conjuring. The bit stood out so much that the toy received its own film in 2014. While the press (myself included) were less enamored with the spin-off, it was successful enough to spawn this week’s follow-up, Annabelle: Creation. As expected, this prequel/sequel is far from a classic. Still, those who enjoy a chill or two may find a few of their hairs standing on end.

Set in the 1950s, the story involves doll-maker Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Esther (Miranda Otto), who...

Best in Show Night: Celebrating Ceremonial’s legacy in a new way

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This year is the 96th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, and it’s the first year for a new Ceremonial event: Best in Show Night at ART123 Gallery. Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial and local nonprofit arts council gallupARTS are combining forces to bring you a special exhibit showcasing 21 top winning pieces from Ceremonial’s juried Exhibit Hall in downtown Gallup.

For one night only, on Aug. 12, from 6 – 9pm, oooh and aaah at the crème de la crème of Native art.

Get a fist look at “Best in Category” and “Best in Class” weavings, pottery, paintings, sculpture, lapidary, baskets, katsinas, metalwork and more. Admire special award winners, and you can’t miss...

‘Detroit’ examines a powerful, disturbing tale of injustice

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 143 min.

The 1967 Detroit riot was one of the largest displays of violent civil unrest in the United States up to that point in history. Motivated largely by racial discrimination and mistreatment, mobs formed in the streets, leading to clashes, confrontations and devastation. The new film Detroit comes 50 years after the real-life incident and specifically deals with the horrific and disturbing actions that took place between police and citizens taking refuge at the nearby Algiers Motel.

Admittedly, the opening is a tad more awkward than it should be. There’s an animated intro setting up events in US history, then a raid that ultimately...

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