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Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of ‘Wimpy Kid’ series

NEW YORK – Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups. “I thought I’d write about a year in the life of a typical kid,” says the children’s author known to...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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NPR’s Robert Siegel leaving ‘All Things Considered’

NEW YORK – Veteran NPR voice Robert Siegel says that he’s stepping down next January as host of the network’s signature “All Things Considered” newscast. Siegel has been working at National Public...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dead at 73

NEW YORK – Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and whose Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” is considered one of the greatest...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Movies playing in Durango April 28-May 4

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Big Lebowski (May 3 only) In 1991, unemployed ’60s refugee Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Kim Boekbinder bringing genre-busting music to Durango

It’s hard to put a finger on exactly the kind of music Kim Boekbinder makes – it spans just about every type (except rap and heavy metal, she says) and even includes music made from the sounds of...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Tickets on sale now for ‘The Secret Garden’

Tickets are now on sale for Merely Players ’ production of “The Secret Garden,” a musical that won Best Book of a Musical and Outstanding Musical in the 1991 Tony Awards. The show, which is...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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Celebrate Earth Day by reading about nature

Earth day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, he wanted to encourage a public consciousness surrounding air and water...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Opera’s favorite bad boy arrives Saturday at FLC

Think about Don Juan, just for a minute. The rich, self-centered, bad boy-man has roamed through centuries of Western literature, opera and politics. Ubiquitous in our celebrity culture, he also...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Science at your fingertips

On last year’s Earth Day, the Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China and many other countries from around the world. These countries signed this treaty agreeing to take steps to...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Film good, but not quite ‘Gifted’

The tale of a rancorous battle for custody of a motherless mathematical prodigy, “Gifted” manages, for the most part, to rise above not just the “Kramer vs. Kramer” dynamic of a kindhearted man...

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

Arts Calendar

Friday Sorrel Sky Gallery 15th anniversary, 5 p.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., 247-3555. Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, 5 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio,...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Writers group launches Cedar Moon literary journal

The Ignacio Writers Group is taking their writing to the next level, and they want you to help them celebrate. Friday (today) at the Ignacio Community Library , the group will be launching their...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books