‘The Music Man’ coming to Cortez in high school production

Trombones, conniving salesmen and a barbershop quartet are marching in to Montezuma-Cortez High School next week, for the high school theater department’s opening weekend of “The Music Man.” The...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Arts Center reschedules winter lecture series

Because of February’s heavy snowstorms, the Durango Arts Center has rescheduled its sixth annual winter lecture series to begin March 7 and continue into April. The one-hour presentations will...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Johnny Depp sues ex-wife for $50 million in defamation lawsuit

FAIRFAX, Va. – Actor Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, in a $50 million defamation lawsuit, citing a piece she wrote for The Washington Post about domestic abuse. The...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Nathaniel Taylor, who played Rollo on ‘Sanford and Son’ dies

Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died. Taylor died Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango March 1-7

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

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis suffers stroke, expected to recover

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rock ’n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis is recovering after a minor stroke, but he’s expected to make a full recovery. A statement from his publicist says the 83-year-old Rock &...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Mandy Mikulencak’s new book a hit to the heart

Local author Mandy Mikulencak’s new novel, “Forgiveness Road,” starts off with a bang. Literally. The year is 1976, and the place is Mississippi. It is a sultry summer morning when 16-year-old...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Greta’ is a psychological thriller with a regrettable, pseudo-feminist twist

The psychological thriller “Greta” gets off to a promising start: As a camera discreetly follows Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz through a New York City subway, Julie London sings a silky...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Who’s the Boss?’ and ‘Soap’ actress Katherine Helmond dies

LOS ANGELES – Actress Katherine Helmond, an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress who played two very different matriarchs on the ABC sitcoms “Who’s the Boss?” and “Soap,” has died, her...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The MET to time-travel to World War I with ‘Daughter of the Regiment’

There are four reasons to see Saturday’s MET Live in HD performance of Donizetti’s “Daughter of the Regiment” – (and one not to). Donizetti’s 1840 comedic opera, “The Daughter of the Regiment” is...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sara Illsley and Friends to perform benefit ‘to speak for the ones that can’t’

Social justice is a guiding principle for Durango singer Sara Illsley, and now she wants to incorporate it into her shows by making each performance a benefit. “I grew up in a family that had that...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89

Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop ’n’ blues moonlighting...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

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