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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...

Super Troopers 2 still hasn’t grown up

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Rating: « out of ««««

Running Time: 100 minutes

It has been 18 years since the release of the original Super Troopers, a cult comedy about an eccentric group of Vermont highway patrolmen and their bizarre antics. After many years and a successful IndieGoGo campaign, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe has returned for a follow-up that details the further adventures of these officers. While the events may still speak to fans, for the uninitiated this sequel is a rough ride that elicits few of the necessary laughs to earn a recommendation.

After being removed from service following a disastrous incident some time ago, the title characters have moved on to other pursuits. However...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 20, 2018

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It’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty to choose from, including a good mix of serious material and lighter fare. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

The Commuter - An insurance salesman commuting to work on the train gets himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy after being approached by a mysterious woman. She quickly blackmails the passenger, forcing him to identify and set up a target before the end of his ride. This thriller received mixed notices, although it ultimately garnered more positive write-ups than negative ones...
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