‘The Lion King’ feels way more like ‘Hamlet’ this time – and that’s why it’s so good

From the stirring first moments of Disney’s upgraded “The Lion King” – a turbocharged animal fable that, like 2016’s “The Jungle Book,” uses photorealistic CGI animation to add visual heft and...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a record-breaking 32 Emmy Award nods

LOS ANGELES – HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Stuber’ may be the ugliest movie of 2019, and the stupidest

Give “Stuber” points for fair warning: Right out of the gate, a character makes a crude joke about anal sex, before embarking on a hyperviolent fight scene that’s as unattractively filmed as it is...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

NEW YORK – Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she’s dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity,” Barbie...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Let’s put on a S-H-O-W

If you love Broadway musicals and hated middle school, chances are you’ll relish “The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee.” A tight, ebullient production will open Thursday at Fort Lewis College...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Finland hosts heavy metal knitting championship

JOENSUU, Finland – Armed with needles and yarn, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Photography Club to meet

The Durango Photography Club will host area videographer Waldemar “Wink” Winkler with an introduction to storytelling through 21st century photo slide show technique from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Collectible sneakers on auction at Sotheby’s in New York

NEW YORK – True sneaker heads will get the opportunity to expand their collection as Sotheby’s in New York holds its first sneaker auction. These aren’t just any old sneakers but 100 of the rarest,...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Music in the Mountains: Fairy tales, French horns and a Spanish fantasy

Music for lovers lost and found. A romantic concert piece featuring the rare appearance of four French horns. An exuberant fantasy on Spain. Music in the Mountains will present a lush, emotional...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

TEDxDurango looking for a few good speakers

TedXDurango is headed to town, and it’s looking for speakers, an emcee, entertainers and other volunteers. According to its website, TEDx events are different than TED Talks: “In the spirit of...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Disney cancels premiere after death of star Cameron Boyce

LOS ANGELES – Disney Channel has canceled the red-carpet premiere of its movie “Descendants 3” after the death of 20-year-old star Cameron Boyce. Disney Channel said in a statement Thursday that...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Animas City Theater to host ‘Albatross’ film

A partnership of local businesses and community leaders will present “Albatross,” a film by Chris Jordan, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. The film will take the...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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