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George Lopez to receive award at 2019 Las Cruces International Film Festival

George Lopez

New Mexico State University officials said comedian and television star George Lopez will receive an award during the 2019 Las Cruces International Film Festival.

Lopez is expected to receive the Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Award during the festival that runs from Feb. 20 to Feb. 24.

Lopez will receive the award on Feb. 21 after a screening of his film “The Chicano” at 7 p.m. at the Allen Theatres Cineport 10.

The comedian filmed “Walking With Herb” in Las Cruces.

2019 is the fourth year for the festival, and as many as 10,000 people are expected to attend, bringing an estimated $2 million to the Las Cruces economy, according to NMSU officials.

Lopez’s award is among several to be given during the festival, which screens more than 100 films and brings in dozens of industry professionals.

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