Wedding in fictional home of ‘The Godfather’ fuels virus

ROME – The Sicilian town of Corleone, made famous by the fictional Mafia clan in “The Godfather,” has ordered schools closed and a limited lockdown after a spate of coronavirus infections were tied...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

DAC wants to fill your weekend with art

It feels like things are slowly come back to life after the murky months of the unknown – and closures as a result. This includes Durango Arts Center’s annual Autumn Arts Festival, which will be...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

American Association of University Women to host virtual author event

American Association of University Women will host a virtual book and author event with author Marcy Cottrell Houle from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 via Zoom. Houle is a writer, award-winning...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango galleries celebrate art

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, downtown Durango’s art galleries are still celebrating fall today (Friday) – some are extending their hours for the day, and others will be open...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A cinematic shoutout to school district 9-R employees

A little something from the Good News Department: Durango Drive-In and Durango Education Foundation have teamed up to offer Durango School District 9-R employees the chance to catch a movie this...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Oscar-winning composer for ‘Poseidon Adventure’ dies at 83

Al Kasha, who partnered with Joel Hirschhorn to write Oscar-winning songs such as “The Morning After,” a ballad for the disaster epic “The Poseidon Adventure” that became an unexpected pop hit,...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Sept. 18-24

Durango Stadium 9 (Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799, Infidel A contemporary Middle East thriller starring Jim Caviezel as an American kidnapped while attending a conference...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herself

NEW YORK – A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself. Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that the studio is developing an untitled film about the pop star...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 16 Adam Swanson, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave. Terry Rickard, 5:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave. Jeff Solon, 6 p.m., Dandelion Cafe, 725 East Second...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

NEW YORK – Toots Hibbert, one of reggae’s founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,”...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Professional opera will debut in historic Mancos setting

Live performances are slowly re-emerging as a possibility, particularly outside crowded cities. And in Mancos, Opera Lafayette, a professional opera company based in Washington, D.C., will debut...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Rent-A-Pal’ wants to be your creepy new best friend

The cold, dreary weather – however temporary – we’re experiencing right now is a good reminder that we’re headed into the most wonderful time of the year: Scary movie season. (Although for some,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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