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This week in American history

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One hundred years ago, the first week in April, 1917, was one of the most momentous times in our country’s history. For the three preceding years, Americans watched, with a degree of horrible fascination, as the countries of Europe and the Middle-East tore each other apart in the most vicious war humanity had ever...

Stage show brings Elvis Presley to life

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More than 700 see Elvis impersonator shake, rattle, roll

Elvis Presley didn’t die, he simply went on tour.

That’s the feeling that most in the capacity crowd got at a March 25 show in which Elvis impersonator Lonnie Yanes of Albuquerque performed tribute songs at the Gallup High School Auditorium. The near 90-minute show also featured a Beatles tribute segment called, “Twist and Shout.”

Yanes is considered an Elvis tribute artist and impersonator.

“This was a very good show – very well done,” Sammy Chioda, a Gallup-based promoter of the show, said. “I’ve seen a lot of Elvis impersonators in my life. But nobody does it like this guy.”

Getting into the Elvis...

RMCHCS Urgent Care grand opening party

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Scenes from Gallup Cheer Team Banquet

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‘Going in Style’ feels flat, formulaic

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 97 min.

It has been a long time since I saw the original Going in Style (1979). So long, in fact, that my memories of it have admittedly faded. Yet, while watching the latest remake to come down the pipeline, I couldn’t help but start to think of it again. The newest version is genial but feels very toothless, with little in the way of dramatic stakes or deeper themes. Direct comparisons aren’t necessarily a fair way to judge a film, but when the mind starts wandering off like this at a screening, that isn’t the best of signs.

The plot involves three steelworkers and their families, all struggling to make ends meet. One is losing his...

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