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Lincoln Elementary’s flag retirement ceremony

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Local artist’s ideas, passion fueled by family

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Growing up with a father who was a doctor in the U.S. Navy, Dana Aldis moved around a lot. Her family lived in Guam, Philippines, and Taiwan.

In an interview with the Sun, Aldis said all the traveling is part of the reason she grew to love art. Her parents went out of their way to introduce her to art, taking her to art museums in Paris and New York.

An uncle also played a role in her love for art. Whenever he would come to visit the family, he would always give her art supplies and really encouraged that passion.

Aldis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts  from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design in Washington D.C., and then went on to get her Master of Fine Arts at...

Crowd ‘Rock the Vote’ in Thoreau

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Reaching the youth through  rock music

Thoreau was treated to a free rock/metal show Oct. 8 at Lil’s Diner to encourage the youth to get out and vote for the upcoming November election.

Bearing the cold and doing whatever it took to warm up, a pretty decent crowd came out to hear some great rock and metal music from local bands. Temperatures that night read around 42 degrees and it showed as a few people were covering up with blankets while others were seated in their cars warming up listening to music.

The bands that played at the show included “War Motor,” “Condemn the World,” “Narbona,” “Born of Winter,” and “Testify.”

Darius Yazzie, frontman of...

Bowling for the kids

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BBBS’ event uses ‘Star Wars’ theme to raise funds

A whole new level of heavy metal

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‘METALLICA’  bassist makes stop

at Navajo Nation Metal Fest ‘Taa’

A sea of black donned attire, long hair thrashing about, and fist pumping in the air was the scene as headbangers came out to the Navajo Nation Metal Fest Taa’  “3.”

The heavy metal fest took place at the Navajo Nation fairgrounds in Window Rock, Ariz. Oct. 1, making its third comeback for a full day of rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal music. Taa’” means the number three in the Dinè language.)

Primarily Native American bands came out in numbers from around the area as well as non-Native bands to play their music, meet old friends, and make some new ones, and just share the common thread...

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