Sean Penn wants to ‘save lives’ with free COVID-19 testing

MALIBU, Calif. – After nearly a decade of helping communities in distress abroad, Sean Penn is joining the fight against the coronavirus much closer to home. The Oscar winner’s disaster relief...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Photo: John Prine leaves the stage

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Residents stay safe while being stylish

Durango may never be accused of being the most stylish town, but when it comes to rocking a customized face covering as a way to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we make it look good....

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mad magazine illustrator Mort Drucker dies at 91

NEW YORK – Mort Drucker, the Mad Magazine cartoonist who for decades lovingly spoofed politicians, celebrities and popular culture, died Thursday at 91. Drucker’s daughter, Laurie Bachner, told...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Full House,’ Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

LOS ANGELES – Thomas L. Miller, who produced a string of hit TV comedies included “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers” before beginning a new chapter as a Broadway producer, has died. He was 79....

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pandemic scuttles market for folk artists from 50 nations

SANTA FE – Artists and artisans from more than 50 nations will lose a key source of income and engagement after the International Folk Art Market canceled its annual open-air bazaar in New Mexico...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Bocelli: It’s not a concert for coronavirus, it’s a prayer

NEW YORK – Andrea Bocelli will sing at the Duomo of Milan on Easter Sunday sending a message of love and hope to the world during the coronavirus pandemic, but the Italian tenor says it’s not a...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Marvel remakes release calendar; ‘Mulan’ moves to late July

NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of “Mulan” and pushing...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Hal Willner, longtime ‘Saturday Night Live’ staple, has died

LOS ANGELES – Hal Willner, a music producer and longtime “Saturday Night Live” music supervisor, has died. He was 64. Blake Zidell, a representative for Willner, said the producer died Tuesday....

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Editor’s note: Because of the changing nature of postponements and closures because of COVID-19, readers should check the websites or call the establishments hosting arts and entertainment events....

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Winfrey chooses ‘Hidden Valley Road’ for book club

NEW YORK – Oprah Winfrey’s new book club pick is Robert Kolker’s “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s family in which six of 12 children were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Winfrey...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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