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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ is a mixed bag of positives, negatives

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Running Time: 125 minutes

This feature from Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures is opening at theaters nationwide on Feb. 17.

It has been a few years since Marvel fans have seen the Ant-Man character appear on the big screen (specifically, Avengers: Endgame in 2019). These films have...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 17, 2023

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


CHRISTMAS WITH THE CAMPBELLS: At the beginning of this romantic comedy, a young woman is rather cruelly dumped by her boyfriend as he leaves for a trip. The lead is even more surprised when her ex’s parents call and ask that she spend the holidays with them. After confirming that her former boyfriend won’t be there, she agrees and travels to the countryside. The initial awkwardness dissipates quickly and sparks fly when the single cousin of the lead’s ex...

Studio123 gives kids, adults a chance to get creative with art classes

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Gallup kids – and adults –  will soon be getting another chance to express themselves artistically as gallupARTS is opening its Studio123 at ART123 Gallery.

According to a press release published Jan. 17, Studio123 is an “artist-led, dynamic classroom and workshop space” and it’s meant for all ages. gallupARTS’s goal with the studio is to increase access to arts education for the Gallup community and provide “high quality arts learning and creative experiences for young and lifelong learners.”

In an interview with the Sun, gallupARTS Executive Director Rose Eason explained that there’s not a lot of art programming for youth in Gallup, inside or outside of the...

JFK band teacher shares new music with students

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Ben Cross

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Café recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

This month’s honor went to Ben Cross, a band teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle School.

Cross is originally from Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from Amarillo College and West Texas A&M with degrees in music and music education. This is his second year teaching music.

Cross said he wanted to move to New Mexico after he presented at the 2020 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association...

‘Maybe I Do’ doesn’t take full advantage of its unique elements or talented cast

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This feature from Vertical Entertainment is now in theaters.

Everyone is familiar with romantic-comedies and their numerous tropes. The new film Maybe I Do attempts to add some wrinkles to the formula by making the parents of a troubled young couple the centerpiece of the story.

Unfortunately, it is an unexpectedly muted affair that doesn’t take full advantage of its unique elements. The impressive cast is wasted and it comes across as contrived. In fact, it feels like a stilted stage play, even though it was written directly for the screen.

Michelle (Emma Roberts) is a young woman growing tired of her boyfriend Allen’s...

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