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Carrying on a father’s legacy: Mother, daughter craft exquisite jewelry

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For about three decades, Angeline Touchine stood along side her jeweler husband Ben, watching him mold silver and join precious stones together to create beautiful bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces and more.

She would soon join in the business, helping him to polish and clean one-of-a-kind pieces, which give a...

Gallup’s piano man: Ramon Chavez spotlights local talent

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It’s Saturday night at Coal Street Pub. There’s live music being played by the local folk band, 10 Minutes Max.

Ramon Chavez, Coal Street owner, is a musician who plays drums, piano and vocals. His love for music is obvious in his support of local acts that entertain the patrons of his pub.

“I started playing snare drum at Washington Elementary with Ken Holloway. He was my music teacher almost every year until he retired,” Chavez said, as he reminisced about his formative years in music.

He remembered a time when Mr. Holloway threw a chair across the room. It reminded him of the movie “Whiplash,” a story about a tumultuous relationship between a student drummer  and his...

Road Trip: Tranquility close to home

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Hidden behind the buildings that make up UNM Gallup lies a trail that seemingly takes me nowhere.  It goes up and down and winds around but every time I walk it I end up where I started. Or do I?

On this trail, magic can happen.  Often my journey begins with consternation or even depression.  But soon after I start, my senses take over and the beauty of this hidden natural treasure creeps into my soul. I feel the release of tension in my muscles. The sun shines down upon me and warms my body. My heart starts pumping with intentionality, working to get me where I need to be.

I see the colors of the red rocks in front of me: red, brown, yellow, and purple. Pyramid rock sits...

Film Review: Avengers Age of Ultron

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Rated: PG-13

Running time: 142 minutes

Rating ««« out of 4 stars

You will no doubt find Avengers Age of Ultron delivers the rush and rampage of a typical mega-massive-blockbuster. This is celluloid that is stuffed with stupendous spectacle, every second of action obviously costing millions of dollars to render and will easily gather a cool couple of billions worldwide.

Yet while the film provides proper entertainment there is something a bit flat about the second installment of everyone’s favorite clump of champions. It’s more than a genre getting too much attention. Let’s call it Superhero Saturation.

Even though there are a little quality issues, this marks the 11th film...

Rehoboth teacher receives national recognition

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DeLyssa Begay , a local teacher from Rehoboth Christian High School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 25 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Begay will participate in an institute entitled «Scholarship and Performance: A Combined Approach to Teaching Shakespeare’s Plays.» The 2-week program will be held at Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center in...

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