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Annual Concerts @ The Park going ‘virtual’

There will be a different look to Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College/Alpine Bank’s Concerts @ The Park this summer – because of the current COVID-19 situation, the free live performances...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK – Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Telluride Jazz Fest off until 2021

The novel coronavirus pandemic has claimed another summer 2020 festival – this time, it’s the 44th annual Telluride Jazz Festival, which was scheduled for Aug. 7-9. The festival will be held Aug....

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour

NEW YORK – The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday that the tour, which was...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Author Murakami DJs ‘Stay Home’ radio show

TOKYO – Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

Editor’s note: It’s awesome to see events making their way back into the weekly A&E calendar after these crazy few months. If you have an event – including livestreams – please submit them to...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Recording Academy records John Prine song for charity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Recording Academy has released a new recording of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery” with proceeds going to support the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Prine died in April...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Romance writers association announces new award, the Vivian

NEW YORK – The Romance Writers of America have dropped their annual RITA awards and replaced them with a prize dedicated to the association’s co-founder and meant to address criticisms about lack...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Remembering Cy Scarborough: Durango icon leaves behind more than musical legacy

For more than 50 years, Cy Scarborough spent summer nights entertaining countless tourists and residents at the Bar D Chuckwagon. His sense of humor and big heart have made him an icon. And while...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A rare tribute to a rare musician: Cellist Lynn Harrell dies and Carnegie Hall marks his passage

Acclaimed American cellist Lynn Harrell died on April 27. His sudden death was not associated with the coronavirus. The news sent shock waves throughout the world of international music. On...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Curtis Sittenfeld’s ‘Rodham’ imagines a different ‘Hillary’

NEW YORK – Over the past few years, author Curtis Sittenfeld has gotten to know Hillary Clinton in a way uniquely suited for a novelist – by writing a work of fiction about her. “I was definitely...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ director Lynn Shelton dies at 54

LOS ANGELES – Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died. She was 54. Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a statement Saturday that...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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