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PETS OF THE WEEK

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Lone Ranger

Lone Ranger doesn’t want to be alone. He’s got the sweet personality of an orange kitty and is ready to go to a loving home where he can warm up your lap and heart.

Joyce

Joyce is a young pup looking for more room to run around and play and be a puppy. Of course, she’s looking for that lifelong...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 22, 2016

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Wow! It’s an incredibly busy edition of DVD and Blu-ray highlights, making it nearly impossible for viewers not to find something to their liking. There’s a strong emphasis on music-based entertainment, but even if that’s not to your tastes there’s still plenty to choose from. As always, click on any links to read full reviews. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records - Well, the title of this documentary just about says it all. It chronicles the formation of this record store chain in the 60s and follows it through to its recent...

Dyer gives ‘State of the Campus’ address

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Talks about plans for growth, unity

Speaking to a packed audience full of university administrators, professors, and students, Executive Director Christopher Dyers gave his “State of the Campus” address in the Calvin Hall auditorium on the university’s accomplishments, and goals for 2016 on Jan. 11.

Although he is not absolutely certain, he claims that he does not anticipate any significant amounts of new money filtering in the UNM system; however, he strives to continue to work with the main campus to become more efficient and productive in how it uses their resources on campus, and focus on increasing revenues by increasing enrollment.

He said that the issue of performance...

Heat Wave Strikes Downtown

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Despite temperatures below freezing, downtown Gallup warmed up Saturday night for the “Heat Wave” Arts Crawl event.

There was live music, hot food, coffee sampling, hula hooping, and enough art on display to occupy the eyes for the whole evening. ART123 featured an artist retrospective that included old and new works from local artists that gave a nice sense of history and progression.

Steve Marti, generally renowned as a potter, had a solid maple flute box that he made back in 1979 on display.

“This was really the first time I had the experience of a piece making itself,” he said as he thought fondly back to carving the box. It was interesting to hear this account of...

‘Ride Along 2’ Is Safe, Bland and Predictable

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 101 min.

January never lets me down. This week, the studios have brought us a haphazardly slapped together sequel. Ride Along 2 arrives quickly on the heels of its 2014 predecessor and features its two leads getting into all new cop-based shenanigans in Miami. Despite the best efforts of its capable cast, the approach taken is safe, bland and ultimately predictable.

Since the events of the first film, Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) has become a rookie cop, much to the chagrin of his detective/future brother-in-law James Payton (Ice Cube). When he comes into contact with a mysterious flash drive, Payton is sent to Miami to investigate. Eager to prove...

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