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Artist portrays the world as his coloring book

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Gallupian Chris Acevedo uses his paintings to inspire, motivate others

Born and raised in Gallup, 36-year-old Mexican-American Chris Acevedo’s eyes were opened to the world of art as a little kid who would watch his uncle draw. Fascinated by what his uncle could do with a pencil, Acevedo started drawing simple...

Battered Families Services buys new beds

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My Sister’s House shelter celebrates new furnishings

Battered Families Services, Inc. recently brought smiles to the faces of shelter residents of My Sister’s House with new furnishings.

My Sister’s House is a shelter for those who have gone through domestic violence trauma and are in transition to begin a new life away from their abuser. Already having to pick up and escape their domestic violence situation at home, they are left without any of the things they rely on for everyday living.

Shelter residents were presented with several new bunk beds, an individual bed, and a state-of-the-art washer/dryer set on June 11. The shelter houses individuals and families to begin...

Fourth Annual Doin’ Dylan Tribute Concert will be virtual

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Based on a myth that Bob Dylan spent his childhood in Gallup, the town claims and celebrates him as one of its own, this year via Zoom.

This is the fourth year Gallup will celebrate the folk/rock troubadour’s music and poetry with a concert featuring local and regional musicians.

The June 21 concert line-up includes four acts.

2 pm-2:30 pm: Guitar duo McManus & Juda will kick off the concert. The two have performed at Doin’ Dylan every year since it began.

2:30 pm-3 pm: Local singer/songwriter Kornell Johns, who sometimes performs around town with the country band Twang Deluxe.

3 pm-4 pm: This group comes together each year for this concert. Hear Daniel Murphy on guitar...

Quintana’s Music Center reopens

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Expands In-store, online offerings

Quintana’s has re-opened to in-store shopping as of June 1.

Co-owner Rhonda Quintana said it has been challenging to pivot, but the store wants to be accessible to music lovers and performers.

“We are working hard to get our products online, get music lessons safely up and running, and are taking proactive in-store measures to ensure that we are exceeding the state-mandated requirements in order to provide a safe shopping experience,” she said.

The store has recently added a large selection of vinyl records and photographs and music lessons will start again in July.

A new mural featuring musical acts across decades now graces the store...

Turning their tassels

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Window Rock High seniors graduate May 22

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