John Singleton helped redefine American pop culture, and his impact is still being felt today

Everyone remembers their first time seeing “Boyz n the Hood,” the electrifying 1991 writing and directing debut of John Singleton, who died Monday at the age of 51. It was easy to be jolted by its...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Sigourney Weaver helps school celebrate ‘Alien’ production

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. – Sigourney Weaver helped make a New Jersey high school’s encore stage production of “Alien” a special event. “Alien: The Play” had drawn widespread praise after videos and...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Sale of tickets for Woodstock 50 delayed for now

NEW YORK – The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer’s Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts has been put on hold for now. Tickets for the three-day festival Aug. 16-18 were supposed to be...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

What the Heckboy: Theater near church avoids ‘Hellboy’ title

DICKSON, Tenn. – A Tennessee movie theater that sits across from a church and next to an elementary school is promoting the latest movie in the “Hellboy” franchise as “Heckboy.” The Tennessean ...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum tackles color blindness of its visitors

SANTA FE – The vibrant colors and hues in Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings soon will be on full display for color-blind visitors. The Santa Fe museum announced it is teaming up with California-based...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Paranormal activity: Local investigators want to take you on a ghost hunt

Durango is an old Western town, and with that comes a lot of history. And ghosts. There have been ghost walks and tunnel tours that have sprung up in Durango, piquing the interest of residents and...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday, April 26 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. STEAM Lab, 3:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Robby Overfield, 5:30 p.m.,...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Poet Joy Harjo wins Jackson Prize

NEW YORK – Poet Joy Harjo has won a $65,000 prize for writers deemed worthy of greater recognition. Poets & Writers announced Thursday that Harjo had received the Jackson Prize, an honor that...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Jersey’s Springsteen prepares to release Western-style album

NEW YORK – Fresh off his Broadway run, New Jersey’s Bruce Springsteen looked West for inspiration on a new album he’s planning to release June 14. The 13-song disc is his first new studio album in...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Marilyn Mangold Garst to perform

Marilyn Mangold Garst will perform on harpsichord and piano at 7 p.m. Friday at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 419 San Juan Drive. Garst’s performance will be the final recital in the 2018-19...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mancos Spring Hoedown is coming back

After a year’s hiatus, the Mancos Spring Hoedown is back. It’s the sixth annual hoedown for the Montezuma School to Farm Project, and this year the event will take over the Mancos Opera House on...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Avengers: Endgame’ a fitting end

If there’s a single phrase that sums up the guiding principle of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the interdependent series of superhero movies that, with the arrival of this week’s “Avengers:...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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