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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...

‘Irresistible’ requires patience, but surges ahead by the close

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Running Time: 102 minutes

This film will be available via video on demand streaming platforms June 26.

Stand-up comedian and ex-host of The Daily Show Jon Stewart is known for his sharp commentary on government policy, political figures, the media and current events in general. Since retiring from his position on the show in 2015, he has maintained a relatively low-profile. This week sees the release of a new film which he wrote and directed. As one might have expected, Irresistible finds Stewart in familiar territory, poking fun at the election process and hoping to drive home a larger point about its effect on the general populace.


Blu-ray/DVD New Release Roundup for June 26, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. A few more interesting releases are being offered up. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BURDEN: Based on a true story, this tale is set in a small South Carolina town. When a Ku Klux Klan museum opens, a local African-American reverend and social activist anticipates trouble. In order to keep the peace, he contacts and begins talking with the young leader of the local Klan group. Remarkably, the priest eventually forms a relationship that inspires the head member to leave the racist group, make amends...

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...
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