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California band honors the beauty of the southwest

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The band “Ottto” calls Venice, Calif. home, but they chose Juggernaut Music in Gallup as the backdrop for their music video for the song “Night Howler.”

“Ottto” consists of Bryan Ferretti (vocals and guitar), Tye Trujillo (bass), and Patrick “Triko” Chavez (drums). The band actually came to the idea of...

Tying the knot

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McKinley County holds annual Valentine’s Day wedding ceremonies

JFK band teacher shares new music with students

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Ben Cross

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Café recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

This month’s honor went to Ben Cross, a band teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle School.

Cross is originally from Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from Amarillo College and West Texas A&M with degrees in music and music education. This is his second year teaching music.

Cross said he wanted to move to New Mexico after he presented at the 2020 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association...

Think small

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Tiny Art is coming to Gallup

If Gallup’s murals are her wardrobe, Tiny Art will be her accessories.

gallupARTS and Gallup MainStreet are partnering to bring Tiny Art to town this spring with a project to turn unsightly bits of infrastructure into beautiful little surprises.

As a movement, Tiny Art is about putting little spots of art in unexpected places. That takes different forms in different communities; Gallup will follow the model of the Itty Bitty Art project in Boulder, Colo., in which local artists took on small projects to repair urban wear and tear with art.

“They took blemishes in the environment like cracks or missing tiles and they had artists creatively intervene...

Local familiar faces appear at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Miyamura Patriette Dance Team performs in front of nationwide audience

Being on the outer edge of a parade line, high-fiving little kids as she marched by during the 65th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is something Miyamura Patriette Dance Team member Jadyn Slaughter will always cherish.

“It made me feel good because they all looked so happy and they were smiling and it was super fun,” Slaughter said.

Michelle Sanchez, the dance team’s coach, said it was an honor to watch her girls receive the opportunity to perform on a big national stage at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“Being from Gallup, not a lot of huge things like that happen. I was extremely...

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