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Durango’s got handcrafted talent

There’s a lot more to quilts than you might think. Barb Morgan, who’s been with the Quilters Guild for 20 years, says that making quilts is no easy task. “If it’s a simple design, you can whip it...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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Durango Arts Center kicks off inaugural Pride Art Show

Friday night’s going to be a big night at the Durango Arts Center. Along with the launch of its 41st annual Juried Exhibit, the DAC will also be kicking off its Inaugural Durango Pride Art Show,...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October

NEW YORK – John Green fans, mark your calendar. The author of the million-selling The Fault in Our Stars has a new novel coming Oct. 10, Dutton Books announced Thursday. The book is called Turtles...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

Friday Literary Fridays @ the Library presents Joey Leone, master of the electric guitar and consummate entertainer, 10 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Lego Club for Kids, 1 p.m.,...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Family: Peter Tosh’s son left in coma after jail beating

TRENTON, N.J. – The family of the late reggae icon and marijuana activist Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma after an attack in a New Jersey jail, where he was...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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This ’80s female wrestling league was dangerous, sexist

LOS ANGELES – The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling have endured kicks to the head, knees to the groin, body-slams, insults, rivalries, ridicule and spangly neon unitards. On Friday, they face what may...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Dead & Co.’s Oteil Burbridge finds magic in Grateful Dead’s music

When bassist Oteil Burbridge got the call in 2015 to join three members of the Grateful Dead and John Mayer in a new incarnation of the band called Dead & Company, he got straight to work learning...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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CBS renews full daytime lineup; 3 more years for ‘Restless’

LOS ANGELES – The drama will keep churning on daytime TV’s “The Young and the Restless” through at least 2020. CBS said it has renewed the soap opera for three more seasons. “The Young and the...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Movies playing in Durango June 23-29

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) Paris Can Wait When her director husband is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman takes a jaunt with his...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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New Chris Cornell music video, filmed before death, released

NEW YORK – Chris Cornell’s final music video, filmed before the singer died in May, was released Tuesday. The video for “The Promise” was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. The clip was...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Daniel Day-Lewis says he’s retiring from acting

NEW YORK – Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation and a three-time Oscar-winner, says he’s retiring from acting. The 60-year-old actor announced Tuesday that he...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Barbie’s companion Ken gets new looks: Man bun, beefy bod

NEW YORK – He’s been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention. Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, including different skin tones, body...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment