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ArtsCrawl poetry slam joins voices, communities

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Literary fans gathered at the Second Street Events Center April 14 to hear featured poet Roanna Shebala perform her work at the Gallup ArtsCrawl Poetry Slam.

Shebala, 35, has competed at national slams, women’s poetry slams, and the annual Individual World Poetry Slam. She recently returned from the “Women of the...

The Doobie Brothers rock New Mexico

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Classic rock band still going strong after 40 years

Rock n’ roll spans eras and genres, connecting fans through the years. The history of rock was on full display at the recent Doobie Brothers concert held at Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque April 14. With fists raised high in the air, a sea of gray and white hair dominating the crowd, fans gathered to see one of America’s classic acts.

Originally from San Jose, The Doobie Brothers formed in 1970 with lead vocalist Tom Johnston and guitarist Patrick Simmons. The band has continued to rock audiences over the past five decades, selling more than 40 million albums worldwide. Their hit singles include “Black Water,” from 1974...

The Krank Daddies play Gallup before 4/20 Juggernaut performance

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The Krank Daddies rocked Juggernaut Music April 17, when the Chicago-based rockabilly band’s “Rev It Up!” tour rolled through town.

Chops McClintock on guitar and vocals, Phil Inguy on standup bass, and RC Tellez on drums make up The Krank Daddies, who are best known for their 2014 track, “Johnny Cash Kicks Ass.”

Gallup fans were treated to raw, ripping rock and roll when the band came on to play.

The Krank Daddies sound is reminiscent of Reverend Horton Heat and throughout the performance Inguy twirled his bass and whirled his arms while McClintock cranked out solos atop of a steady beat of drums.

The band played “Run Little Baby,” “Jesus Used Me,” and “Johnny...

GCS’s Karen Alexander awarded Teacher of the Month

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Alexander teaches to the student, not the test

Karen Alexander, a seventh to twelfth-grade teacher at Gallup Christian School, is Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe’s  Teacher of the Month for April. Hailing from Weatherford, Okla., Alexander made her way to Gallup with her family and brought along her passion for teaching. She admitted to being surprised by the Teacher of the Month nomination and felt proud to see her hard work recognized by the community.

“I was a little bit shocked, I didn’t know of this program,” Alexander said. “I was like, ‘what, I was chosen out of all the teachers in Gallup!’ I’ve since learned how it works, that people can go in and nominate their...

Sandia’s program inspires science career dreams for American Indian students

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ALBUQUERQUE — Sandia National Laboratories will bring hands-on science and engineering activities—like a LEGO robotics class—to a hundred New Mexico middle and high school students the week of April 13. The activities are part of Sandia’s Dream Catchers Science Program, held this year at the University of New Mexico-Gallup campus.

Dream Catchers is designed for American Indian students in grades six through 12 and promotes involvement in science, technology, engineering and math and seeks to increase American Indian student interest in a variety of STEM careers.

The program was launched in 1991 by Sandia’s American Indian Outreach Committee, now led by Ben Mar. He has...
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