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Gallup Boys & Girls Club receives grant from Taco Bell

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The Boys & Girls Club of Gallup recently had the opportunity to continue with their mission to support local youth. Taco Bell awarded the club with a check in the amount of $3,000.

James Rich, franchise owner of High Desert, LLC Taco Bell, presented Marisa Hutchinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Gallup the grant on...

‘Fall Into Fashion Show’ brings couture to Rio West Mall

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The 3rd Annual ‘Fall into Fashion Show’ was held at the Rio West Mall’s center court Sept. 16. The fashion show called on the mall’s local businesses to come out and display their clothing apparel.

There were a variety of unique, junior, young, and matured models that volunteered their time to show off clothing lines.

There wasn’t an empty seat in the house at this year’s show. The organizers kept the audience busy with music by DJ Kirk, emcee Sarah Piano, and the most entertaining were the prizes given away to the audience who were in attendance.

Businesses that advertised their clothing line and/or merchandise were Fallas, Journeys, JC Penney, rue21, A-Team Cheer...

Native American themed films feature star power

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Gallup Film Festival closes out 5th year

The Gallup Film Festival, held for three days at the El Morro Theatre, featured roughly 50 films from across the globe, Sept. 14 - 17.

Opening night was the highlight of the event, with the star-studded premiere of “The Watchman’s Canoe.”

A packed house of anxious fans attended the premiere along with cast members Adam Beach, Roger Willie, Kiri Goodson, Carter Jon, and director Barri Chase.

The Watchman’s Canoe is a story loosely based on the childhood of director Barri Chase, who at a young age found a totem pole in her home. She realized that she had to write a story about it and the indigenous impact it had on her. It also deals...

Reservation life infused into rap songs

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Navajo rap artist King Blizz hosts album-release party

Dineh/Navajo rapper Ryan Hardy a.k.a. King Blizz held an album release party Sept. 9 at the Juggernaut for his compilation CD, “It’s Hard To Explain.”

His first album “Patiently Awaited” came out in 2014. Hardy hails from Ganado, Ariz., and raps about his life, living on the Navajo Nation.

Along with Hardy, several other rappers attended the gala event to help promote his album in which some are Dineh as well, including “Shade” from Two Gray Hills, “Dopeness” from Shiprock, Terrell Matheny R&B Artist/Dancer from Aurora, Colo., and Matias Ashley from Burntwater, Ariz.

Hardy’s album speaks of the...

‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie’ has visual pop, but a worn storyline

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 100 min.

It’s only been three years since the LEGO toy line hit the big screen, but in no time at all it has become a major franchise. The latest feature based around the blocky characters is based on the TV series LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. As one might have guessed, it finds its inspiration from martial arts movies (with a few nods to giant monster flicks).  The LEGO Ninjago Movie also follows in the same style as previous entries. It feels a bit familiar and doesn’t always hit the mark, but it will certainly entertain children and offer a chuckle here and there for adults.

After a live-action prologue, the bulk of the story...

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