Review: Convoluted ‘Stranger Things’ follows its primal ’80s urges to one monster of a mall

This new round of “Stranger Things” – which is way too long and far too convoluted – brings out the Sigmund Freud in me. I can’t help but view it as an interpretive rumination on returning to the...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Violinist brings music of Charlie Chaplin to Music in the Mountains

Actor Charlie Chaplin died in 1977, and while he is remembered as one of the greatest comedic actors of all time, he was also a musician and composer in his own right, having arranged the music for...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

MAD magazine to leave newsstands this fall

BURBANK, Calif. – Long-running satirical publication MAD Magazine will be leaving newsstands this fall. The humor magazine will still be available in comic shops and through mail to subscribers...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Animas City Theatre to host Industry Night

Animas City Theatre will host Industry Night with People We Know at 9:30 p.m. Monday at the theater, 128 E. College Drive. People We Know is a core group of musicians featuring members of existing...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Laugh-in’ comedic actor Arte Johnson dies at 90

LOS ANGELES – Actor Arte Johnson, who won an Emmy for comedy sketch work on the television show “Laugh-In,” has died in Los Angeles. He was 90. Family representative Harlan Boll says Johnson died...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango July 5-11

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) The Biggest Little Farm A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Chanel’s new designer, Viard, unveils couture debut in Paris

PARIS – Chanel’s new chief Virginie Viard merged the worlds of two of its most famous couturiers, those of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, for a cerebral couture show in Paris set...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Book World: The books to read to get you into the Fourth of July spirit

The beer is bobbing in an ice-filled cooler, the grill has been spit-polished for battle, the kids are equipped with sparklers: It’s the Fourth of July, and all you need before the guests arrive is...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is the best kind of superhero film

Words like “goodbye,” “ending” and “closure” are merely notional in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where it seems like just yesterday we were bidding a damp-eyed adieu to some of the MCU’s most...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Note: Music in the Mountains will be held July 6-28. For more information and schedule, visit www.musicinthemountains.com . Wednesday, July 3 Early Literacy Playdate, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Judge: Andy Warhol didn’t violate Prince picture copyright

NEW YORK – Andy Warhol transcended a photographer’s copyright by transforming a picture of a vulnerable and uncomfortable Prince into an artwork that made the singer an “iconic, larger-than-life...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Treasure hunting film begins production in New Mexico

SANTA FE – An independent film about two sisters searching for pirate treasure will be filmed in New Mexico. The New Mexico Film Office made the announcement Monday. “Sierra Sisters The Hunt for...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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