Petula Clark shocked that ‘Downtown’ played before bombing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Singer Petula Clark expressed shock and disbelief that her 1964 hit “Downtown” was aired just minutes before a bomb detonated in Nashville on Christmas morning. “I was told that...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Club Kid’ killer Michael Alig dies; overdose suspected

NEW YORK – Notorious “club kid” killer Michael Alig, who served 17 years in prison for killing his roommate over a drug debt in a case that became a book and film, has died of a suspected drug...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

J. Lo, Billy Porter to perform at ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

NEW YORK – Jennifer Lopez will help bring in the New Year with a headlining performance in New York’s Time Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.” ABC and dick...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A Yuletide Yule log video countdown

Ah, the televised burning Yule log, a symbol of the holidays that, depending on how you look at it, can be either cozy or cheesy ... or a little bit of both. The history of the iconic log is one...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Virtual performances span the world from Santa Fe

SANTA FE (AP) – Performance groups in Santa Fe have taken the adage “the show must go on” to heart during the coronavirus pandemic as they turn to a new stage: the internet. With theaters...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

British model, fashion muse Stella Tennant dies at 50

LONDON – Stella Tennant, the aristocratic British model who was a muse to designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, died suddenly at the age of 50, her family said Wednesday. Tennant,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80’s Ladies,’ dies at 78

LOS ANGELES – Country singer K.T. Oslin, who hit it big with the 1987 hit “80’s Ladies” and won three Grammy awards, has died. She was 78. Oslin’s friend Robert K. Oermann said she died in suburban...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 23 2020 Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market, noon, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Thursday, Dec. 24 Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Presented by KSJE and Theater...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Music in the Mountains hosts virtual recital

Music in the Mountains hosted a special virtual recital featuring the young musicians who were recipients of private music lesson scholarships and announced the recipients of next year’s...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

2021 Colorado Book Awards submissions due Jan. 8

The 2021 Colorado Book Awards submissions are due to Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book no later than Jan. 8. The awards celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors,...

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

Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett in first ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, dies

LOS ANGELES – Jeremy Bulloch, the English actor who first wore a helmet, cape and jetpack to play Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Thursday. Bulloch died at a London hospital...

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

Rarely seen Shirley Jackson story is finally published

NEW YORK – Laurence Hyman, son of the late Shirley Jackson, has been on a quest for more than 20 years. Jackson was just 48 when she died, in 1965, and left behind an extensive backlog of...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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