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Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75

LAS VEGAS – Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers, has died. He...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ’n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ’n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Spring Gallery Walk takes a different path

While many local festivals and annual events have been canceled or postponed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, one event is going a different route – the Durango Spring Gallery Walk is...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies at age 73

BERLIN – Florian Schneider-Esleben, a co-founder of German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, has died, record label Sony said Wednesday. He was 73. Citing fellow group founder Ralf Huetter, Sony...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

NEW YORK – As the coronavirus spread in March, poet Ada Limon struggled at first to write, feeling “flattened and silenced” by a pandemic that had shut down much of the world she knew. “I could...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival gets MovieMaker’s listing

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival has been named to MovieMaker’s list of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2020.” The Albuquerque Journal reports the festival recently...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Stillhouse Junkies heading out on Durango-centric yard-to yard musical tour

When the coronavirus epidemic cancels all of your live shows and tours, how do you connect with fans of your band? If you’re Durango-based roots band The Stillhouse Junkies, you hit the road anyway...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Meyer: Prequel to ‘Twilight’ series to be released Aug. 4

NEW YORK – “The Midnight Sun” will finally appear. Stephenie Meyer’s long-awaited prequel to her “Twilight” series is coming out Aug. 4, the author announced on her website (www.stepheniemeyer.com)...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Nicolas Cage to star as Joe Exotic in TV series

LOS ANGELES – The Joe Exotic phenomenon keeps growing, with Nicolas Cage to star in a TV miniseries about the colorful wild animal owner made famous by the “Tiger King” docuseries. The TV series is...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

J-Calvin drops new single just when we need it

Local soul-funk-groove band J-Calvin has released a new single, and it couldn’t come at a better time, said Jesse Ogle, the band’s bass player and leader-composer. “We thought it was a great time...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Key West to skip Hemingway Look-Alike Contest this year

KEY WEST, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 40th annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, organizers announced Thursday. The three-night competition,...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy in their Alaska home town. After the school board at the Matanuska-Susitna...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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