Alex Trebek, saying he’s on the mend, back at ‘Jeopardy!’

LOS ANGELES – “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has returned to work, saying he’s “on the mend” after treatment for pancreatic cancer. The game show posted a video Thursday on Twitter showing the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Rochester Hotel to host art show opening

The Rochester Hotel will host an art show opening for artist Bradley Kachnowicz from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of the hotel, 726 East Second Ave. Kachnowicz’s work combines abstract and...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Eddie Murphy to host ‘SNL’ for the first time in 35 years

NEW YORK – Eddie Murphy will be returning to a place that helped launch his career – “Saturday Night Live.” The comedian will be the host of the sketch comedy show on Dec. 21, marking the former...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mountaineering author Jon Waterman to visit Cortez Library

National Geographic writer and photographer Jon Waterman will discuss his book “Chasing Denali” at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez. From his first attempt on...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Auditions for ‘Gypsy’ to be held

Fort Lewis College, in a collaboration with the Durango community, will hold auditions for singers actors and dancers 18 years and older for the musical “Gypsy.” Auditions will be held from 6 to...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Jackie Kennedy’s fairy-tale wedding was a nightmare for her dress designer

The 1953 wedding of Jacqueline Bouvier and then-Sen. John F. Kennedy was so perfect it is still being talked about more than 65 years later. As recently as 2017, gossip website The List was still...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

New Mexico poets holding fundraiser for El Paso victims

ALBUQUERQUE – The poet laureate of New Mexico’s largest city is helping organize a poetry reading fundraising for the victims of the El Paso mass shooting. Michelle Otero will convene Thursday a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Muscle Shoals songwriter, artist Donnie Fritts dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Donnie Fritts, a Muscle Shoals songwriter, artist and actor who was a frequent collaborator with Kris Kristofferson and wrote the song “We Had It All,” recorded by numerous...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Sorrel Sky to host Timeless West show

Sorrel Sky Gallery will host a two-person show, “Timeless West,” featuring the oil paintings of Jim Rey and the bronze sculpture of Star Liana York beginning Sept. 6 at the gallery, 828 Main Ave. ...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Marvel celebrates 80th anniversary with massive comic

LOS ANGELES – Marvel Comics is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a massive issue that pays tribute to its history and introduces a new object with implications for the superhero universe going...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) The Peanut Butter Falcon Zak is a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 28 Story Hour, 9:30 a.m., James Ranch, 33846 U.S. Highway 550. Terry Rickard, 2 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave. Lego Build and Race, 4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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