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In Loving Memory

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Betty Johnson, of Gallup, died Jan. 20.  She was 86.

She was born in Gallup on Oct. 22, 1936.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents John and Pearl Bertinetti, and her sister Patti Doty.

She is survived by her husband Riley “Cookie” Johnson; her sons Riley Jr., wife Ann, Rick, wife Pam, and John, wife Kelly; her...

Think small

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Tiny Art is coming to Gallup

If Gallup’s murals are her wardrobe, Tiny Art will be her accessories.

gallupARTS and Gallup MainStreet are partnering to bring Tiny Art to town this spring with a project to turn unsightly bits of infrastructure into beautiful little surprises.

As a movement, Tiny Art is about putting little spots of art in unexpected places. That takes different forms in different communities; Gallup will follow the model of the Itty Bitty Art project in Boulder, Colo., in which local artists took on small projects to repair urban wear and tear with art.

“They took blemishes in the environment like cracks or missing tiles and they had artists creatively intervene...

‘The Son’ is a stilted misfire after Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’

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This film from Sony Pictures Classics opens at theaters nationwide on January 20.

This season sees a lot of Oscar hopefuls vying to get attention and earn themselves coveted Academy Award nominations. Sometimes, these titles earn praise and go on to be major contenders. Others, well, come across as stilted misfires and quickly disappear from view.

The Son has a wonderful cast and a writer/director coming off a major triumph with his 2020 effort The Father, which won Academy Awards for Best Actor and Screenplay. Alas, this effort turns out to be the latter of two scenarios described above. It’s a well-intentioned mess that...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for January 20, 2023

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD.There’s plenty to choose from this week in a wide variety of genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



DETECTIVE KNIGHT: REDEMPTION: While most low-budget direct-to-disc action pictures don’t warrant sequels, occasionally a few come to fruition. This is a follow-up to the 2022 film Detective Knight: Rogue,  which followed a cop seeking vengeance for the shooting of his partner.

After finding himself in police custody for his vigilantism, the lead accidentally ends up in the middle of a...

Window Rock artist brings art back to the reservation

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Raphael Begay curates show featuring five Diné artists

Raphael Begay is of the Honágháahnii, Kin łichii’nii, Tábaahí, and Áshíí hí tribes. Honágháahnii is literally translated as “one who walks around,” and that’s exactly what Begay does with his camera. He calls what he does “cultural landscape photography.”

Begay grew up in Hunters Point, Ariz. He now lives in Window Rock, Ariz.

In an interview with the Sun, he shared the story of how he became interested in photography. He was involved in his middle school’s newspaper, and the photography instructor gave the students the opportunity to exhibit a piece. They were told to shoot something that they found...

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