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LA electronic rock band, 9ELECTRIC

amps up Gallup

With Interstate 40 running through Gallup, the city definitely gets its fair share of eclectic bands dropping in for a show during tour stops.

Music of different genres, ranging from blues to rock and all in between, brings some high voltage performances to the rugged...

Gallup Film Festival: A premier summer, three-day festive event

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With films from local filmmakers to around the world

The Gallup Film Festival, now in its fifth year, is set for Sept. 14 - 16, with film submissions from 19 U.S. States, and nine foreign countries in 19 film categories.

Tickets are on sale at the Gallup Downtown Conference Center starting Aug. 18.  Tickets can be purchased in blocks, a minimum of five films for the cost of $5 per block. Each block is about 2 ½ hours.

Special guest appearance this year are the cast from Light Dancing Production’s The Watchman’s Canoe, a feature length film of kids, coming of age, adventure, drama, and comedy produced by writer and director Barri Chase.

The showcase of The Watchman’s...

VP Nez attends special appreciation day for champions of housing

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On Aug. 3, Vice President Jonathan Nez attended the Special Appreciation Day for Distinguished Visitors where he expressed gratitude to the champions of a project to build 50 housing units for members of the Navajo Nation.

“A home is where the family is,” Nez said. “I think we all agree upon that and so, on behalf of the Navajo Nation, I want to say thank you to the many partners helping us to build these homes,”

The appreciation day was hosted by Southwest Indian Foundation, and marks the near completion of this project. The foundation services Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and other Pueblo tribes in the area through a number of programs, including the one on housing.

Together Navajo...

Celebrations continue for Navajo Code Talkers Day

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – “Aug. 14 is Navajo Code Talkers Day and we celebrate with our warriors, our families, and our friends,” President Russell Begaye said. “We will be forever grateful for their service and dedication.”

During World War II, Navajo Code Talkers used Diné Bizaad to develop an unbreakable code for the United States Marine Corps and helped bring an end to war in the Pacific theater.

“The Navajo people continue to honor our Navajo Code Talkers as true American heroes,” said Vice President Jonathan Nez. “We honor your warrior spirit and the power of Diné Bizaad whenever we speak our language. Thank you for your sacrifice.”

Our code talkers fought with...

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ brings scattershot action, laughs

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 118 min.

Movies like this are very tricky to rate. The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an over-the-top, completely chaotic buddy picture. In fact, it’s a bit of a jumble, although one that is bolstered to some degree by its two engaging leads. There are a few good laughs and the film ends with an impressively and entertainingly exaggerated climax. Whether that compensates for an awkward opening act and numerous flat moments along the way will ultimately depend on the viewer.

Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is a down-on-his-luck bodyguard, struggling to get on with his life after losing a client and his protection agency business in a disastrous...
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