Ar 170819656
Ar 170819656

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago, and he couldn’t have picked a worse time to do it

In 1992, the U.S. Postal Service conducted a nationwide survey to determine which face of the late Elvis Presley should be immortalized on a 29-cent stamp: a 1950s Elvis with a pompadour and tweed...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Ar 170819812
Ar 170819812

‘Despacito’ opening doors for Spanish songs on English radio

NEW YORK – “Despacito” is easily the song of the summer with the success of the hit stretching beyond Spanish-speaking audiences to make it the year’s most recognized song in the U.S. and...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Ar 170819813
Ar 170819813

Maya Rudolph to star in live ‘A Christmas Story’ in December

NEW YORK – The Fox network has cast Maya Rudolph to help lead the live TV musical “A Christmas Story” this winter. The “Saturday Night Live” veteran and star of “Bridesmaids” will play the mother...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ar 170819815
Ar 170819815

The arguments about women and power in ‘Game of Thrones’ have never been more unsettling

“Game of Thrones” is a series that embodies the tropes of high fantasy and subverts them. And in no area in the series has that been more clear than its gender politics. Women on “Game of Thrones”...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ar 170819818
Ar 170819818

James Cameron says ‘Terminator 2’ as ‘timely as it ever was’

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – James Cameron has taken time out from crafting the upcoming four “Avatar” sequels to return to one of his old films, one he says is as up-to-the-minute as ever –...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ar 170819814
Ar 170819814

Stan Lee to make appearance at Boston Comic Con

BOSTON – Comic creator Stan Lee will make the rounds at this weekend’s Boston Comic Con. Lee’s Super Heroes propelled Marvel Comics to a leading position in the comic industry. More than 60 comic...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ar 170819816
Ar 170819816

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 11-17

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) Maudie Based on a true story. An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ar 170819817
Ar 170819817

Pine River Library to show outdoor movie

Part of the “movies outdoors” series, Beauty and the Beast (2017) will be shown on the outdoor screen at 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. All movies will start at...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ar 170819819
Ar 170819819

Elvis Presley’s friends feel love, pain, 40 years after his death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It isn’t just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too....

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Ar 170819837
Ar 170819837

‘Annabelle: Creation’ scary good

If we have learned anything from the Cooking Channel, it’s that talent isn’t defined by the ingredients you use but what you do with them. By that measure, director David F. Sandberg is an...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ar 170819840
Ar 170819840

Judge tosses DJ’s lawsuit against Taylor Swift in groping trial

DENVER – A judge on Friday threw out a former radio host’s case against Taylor Swift in a trial that delved into their dueling lawsuits over whether he groped her during a backstage meet-and-greet...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Ar 170819875
Ar 170819875

California band to perform in Durango, at Mesa Verde

Leilani and The Distractions, from the California gold country, will perform funk, blues and hits from 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 15 at Moe’s Starlite Lounge, 937 Main Ave., and from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music