Bayfield musician to support Grief Center through album sales

For Bayfield resident and alternative/indie musician Garrett Young, the topic of suicide hits close to home. “It’s the fifth time in my life that people close to us have taken their lives,” the...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

One star for ‘Mama Mia!’ sequel

One frequent complaint about musicals is the characters who are always just bursting into song. That’s unfair. In a good musical, the songs serve to propel the arc of the character or the story,...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Airman who inspired ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ film has died

NORFOLK, Va. – Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Durango Police Department takes the ‘Lip-Sync Challenge’

Who knew members of our local law enforcement could make music videos with the best of them? Or that they knew the words to ’90s pop hits? If you’ve scrolled through your Facebook newsfeed lately,...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango July 20-26

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Hearts Beat Loud Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Cortez public art committee recommends first City Hall art purchases

After seven months of planning and discussion, the Cortez Public Art Committee is ready to make its first art purchase recommendations for City Hall. On Wednesday, the advisory committee voted to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Clint Eastwood film set to begin production in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Production on a Clint Eastwood-directed film about a Mexican cartel is scheduled to begin in New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that Eastwood’s...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Theater company stages a relevant ‘West Side Story’

In Thingamajig Theatre’s smart, high-energy production of “West Side Story,” the Sharks and the Jets threaten, scheme and finally engage in open warfare. In their turf battle over a crumbling New...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Angie’s List: The art of the festival

For two years, Angie Beach says she practically begged Lori Preusch to create artwork for Music in the Mountains. Beach is executive director of MiTM, the classical music festival running now...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Despite summer’s rocky start, Durango takes on NYC

Between wildfires, the local economy and political angst, our community has not experienced a great start to the summer. The Durango Herald has had its share of discouraging news to write about....

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

No surprises in ‘Skyscraper’

There are few surprises delivered in “Skyscraper,” an entertaining if middlebrow thriller whose very name – blandly descriptive, generic – seems to advertise its fungibility. Take two cups of “The...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

New artist nonprofit hopes to bring interactive art to Cortez

A new group of artists and metalworkers wants to bring the Cortez art scene out of the gallery and onto the street. The Deep Desert Art Collective started about six months ago as a group of six...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment