Demi Lovato to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl

NEW YORK – Grammy-nominated pop singer Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl. NFL and Fox on Thursday announced the performance, which will take place ahead of the game...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Stephen King criticized for comments about diversity

NEW YORK – Stephen King says he cares only about “quality,” not “diversity” when deciding on awards. Some are asking why he thinks the two must be different. “I would never consider diversity in...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Movies playing in Durango Jan. 17-23

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, ) (For showtimes, visit Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Meat Loaf sues hotel, blaming negligence for disabling fall

FORT WORTH, Texas – Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and organizers of a horror convention held there, blaming them for negligence when he...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cannes appoints Spike Lee to lead

PARIS – American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold the post in the event’s 73-year history. Festival organizers hope Lee will...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 15 Kindergarten Readiness Play & Learn Group, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Teen Time, 4 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Knit...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Review: How Andy Warhol painted the West

In 1986, the year before he died, Andy Warhol produced “Cowboys and Indians,” a portfolio of prints commemorating the American West. Featuring almost psychedelic silkscreens of Theodore Roosevelt,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Review: Kristen Stewart can’t save ‘Underwater’ from sinking

Welcome to January, which, in terms of quality movies, is the worst, the lowest, the abyss. Actually, that’s pretty accurate when it comes to the latest, straight-to-January release “Underwater,”...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Bye, Ricky Gervais: Poehler, Fey to host 2021 Golden Globes

PASADENA, Calif. – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021. Poehler herself shared the announcement at a TV critics meeting Saturday, just a week...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Neil Peart, drummer for influential rockers Rush, dead at 67

SANTA MONICA, California – Neil Peart, the renowned drummer and lyricist from the influential band Rush, has died. He was 67. His representative, Elliot Mintz, said in a statement Friday that Peart...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Ignacio theater students staging performance, fundraiser

Head out for dinner and show next week when Ignacio High School theater students stage their production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” The spaghetti dinner will be a fundraiser for the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Trebek: ‘Jeopardy!’ retirement isn’t imminent despite cancer

PASADENA, Calif. – The brief farewell that Alex Trebek says will close his final “Jeopardy!” episode isn’t on the horizon. “I don’t foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future,”...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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