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Smithsonian Magazine article gives travelers worldwide reasons to visit

Locals know about the treasures in Gallup and surrounding areas – hot air balloons, natural wonders, bike and hiking trails, Native Dances, the arts community and New Mexico cuisine – and may take those things for granted. But they’re a big draw...

Multi-cultural musician coming to Gallup

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According to her website, Raye Zaragoza dealt with a lot of pain growing up and trying to fit in as a Japanese-American, Mexican, Indigenous woman. But that’s all changed now that she’s grown up, accepted herself for who she is, and found her voice as a musician.

“I am proud to be a multicultural brown woman with insecurities and a vibrant intersectional identity that I continue to grapple with,” Zaragoza stated in a post on her website. “I hope young girls of today will know that the ‘It Girl’ is whatever the hell they want to be.”

“The It Girl” is one of the songs off Zaragoza’s 2020 album “Woman in Color.”

Zaragoza grew up in New York City, where her...

‘Elvis’ looks pretty, but lacks authentic insight

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Running Time: 159 minutes

This film from Warner Bros. opens in cinemas on Friday, June 24.

Elvis Presley stands as one of the most iconic musical performers ever, ruling the charts in the late 1950s and selling so many records that he remains one of the highest selling solo artists in history. His high-energy shows and hip-swinging on-stage antics titillated some and enraged others, adding to his fame.

Talented “Moulin Rouge” director Baz Luhrmann is another figure known for his flashy style and ability to deliver grand spectacle. While this director would seem like an appropriate figure to tell this story, it’s the wrong approach for the new...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for June 24, 2022

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another busy edition, with studio films and independent fare in a wide variety of genres. So, if you can’t make it to the movies this week or need to keep your distance from others, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

 



BIG NEW RELEASES!



THE BAD GUYS: Based on the series of best-selling children’s books, this animated family feature follows a group of animal outlaws and con-artists. When they are caught in the middle of a heist, they ask for forgiveness and agree to become model citizens. While they initially consider their probation course a scam to stay out of...

IN LOVING MEMORY

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Allison Lee of Mexican Springs, N.M., died June 19. He was 64. Allison was born into the Bitahnii, born for Tse Najinii. He was born in Gallup on April 26, 1958.

Allison was preceded in death by Rena Mae Lee (his mother) and Chee Lee (his father).

He is survived by his children: Alvina Earnhart (husband, Benjamin Earnhart), Ferguson Lee (wife, Milvia Valladares), Wyatt Lee-Anderson, Kyle Lee- Anderson and Trent Lee- Anderson.

Funeral Services will be held at Rollie Mortuary on June 25, at 10:00 am. Memorials can be sent to: Rollie Mortuary.

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