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Classical music concert supports Kateri Rosary Walk

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Concert cellist Dr. Larissa Fedoryka accompanied by pianist Saide Hoyt will play a benefit concert of classical music on July 23 inside the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 415 E. Green Ave.

According to a press release sent out by the Southwest Indian Foundation, Fedoryka is a classically trained cellist who began her cello...

Sister duo Lindy Vision coming to Gallup

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The next Levitt  Amp Concert Series musician is a band made up of two sisters: Dorothy and Natasha Cuylear. Their band, Lindy Vision, is an indie rock band.

Dorothy is the oldest sister, Natasha is the middle child, and their youngest sister is Carla, who used to be a member of the band but recently decided to take a break from playing music.

“She decided last year that she wanted to take a break from the band and we had to respect that,” Dorothy said.

She went on to explain how the sisters came to decide to start a band.

“Natasha and Carla started in high school just playing. [Natasha] started playing guitar, Carla started playing drums, and they were just sort of making...

Gallup is ready for its close-up

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Smithsonian Magazine article gives travelers worldwide reasons to visit

Locals know about the treasures in Gallup and surrounding areas – hot air balloons, natural wonders, bike and hiking trails, Native Dances, the arts community and New Mexico cuisine – and may take those things for granted. But they’re a big draw for visitors.

This year Gallup gets a bump, in the form of Smithsonian magazine’s “The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2022.” Gallup was chosen as the “Best Artsy Small Town,” a distinction shared with the world in an online article.

“All of the small towns we feature are 25,000 or under in population, and have a lot to offer per capita, in terms of...

Multi-cultural musician coming to Gallup

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According to her website, Raye Zaragoza dealt with a lot of pain growing up and trying to fit in as a Japanese-American, Mexican, Indigenous woman. But that’s all changed now that she’s grown up, accepted herself for who she is, and found her voice as a musician.

“I am proud to be a multicultural brown woman with insecurities and a vibrant intersectional identity that I continue to grapple with,” Zaragoza stated in a post on her website. “I hope young girls of today will know that the ‘It Girl’ is whatever the hell they want to be.”

“The It Girl” is one of the songs off Zaragoza’s 2020 album “Woman in Color.”

Zaragoza grew up in New York City, where her...

Americana musician comes to Gallup

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Sean Harrison to perform at the Gallup Masonic Center June 19

“I’d like to think I’ll die in an interesting way/ A final effort for some glory to my life/ Like falling from a cliff/ Or run over by a train.” That’s how “Wake up Dead,” a song off of Sean Harrison’s 2020 album “Halfway from Nashville,” starts.

Harrison’s music has been described as “Americana,” meaning that it encompasses traditional music styles, such as folk, country, and bluegrass. In an interview with the Sun, he said he considers most of his work to be more on the blues side of music. He said his inspirations include Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

“I like writing songs that make fun of guys...

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