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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

Colorado Symphony performs remotely while practicing social distancing

While the news can seem a little heavy the past few weeks, there are still moments of brightness and beauty. Neighbors helping neighbors, webcasts of puppies, residents taking the necessary...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Keeping you entertained: Books, movies can help you escape these weird times

We are now knee-deep in the new coronavirus pandemic, and if you find you’re starting to go a little stir-crazy logging endless hours in your house, you’re not alone. Personally, I’ve knitted and...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Stars of ‘Contagion’ reunite for a PSA

NEW YORK – The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” – a prescient film these days – have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19. Matt Damon, Laurence...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Stillwater Music offering online private and group music lessons

With Gov. Jared Polis issuing a statewide stay-at-home order that began Thursday morning as an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, our daily routines have changed even more. And that...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Gaga says wrong time for ‘Chromatica;’ Rock Hall reschedules

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

LOS ANGELES – Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday....

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Jackson estate gives to Broadway, Vegas needy amid outbreak

LOS ANGELES – The Michael Jackson estate is donating $300,000 to help entertainment industry workers on Broadway, the music business and in Las Vegas who have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic....

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

NEW YORK – Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master Class” and the musicals...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Local First to host Virtual Trivia Night

If there’s one thing we Durangoans dig, it’s a good trivia night. And with the uninvited appearance of COVID-19 forcing us inside and away from each other, in-person trivia nights have been given...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Editor’s note: Because of the rapidly changing nature of postponements and closures because of COVID-19, readers should check the websites or call the establishments hosting arts and entertainment...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ to come out in book form

NEW YORK – David Byrne is adapting his stage play “American Utopia” for the printed page. The former Talking Heads frontman is collaborating with the author and illustrator Maira Kalman, who worked...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Half Broke’ relives an important journey

Ginger Gaffney’s debut memoir, “Half Broke,” is a memoir about events that take place over a year and a half at a special ranch. Gaffney specializes in training horses and helping owners with their...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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