Durango Arts Center to open three exhibits Saturday

Three exhibits will open Saturday and run through July 28 at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.: “Intransigent Stratum” by Jave Yoshimoto in the Barbara Conrad Gallery; an opening reception...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Music in the Mountains will play on as scheduled

Plan A is on. Plan B is in the wings. When Purgatory Resort closed down as a result of the 416 Fire, Music in the Mountains seemed in jeopardy. After the June 1 fire persisted, organizers of our...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango July 6-12

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Tully Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Uncle Drew’s’ cast of NBA legends are easy to root for

The breezy sports comedy “Uncle Drew” may be predictable: You know that the scrappy, senior citizen basketball players at its heart will triumph. But its NBA all-star cast – well hidden under...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Santa Fe Opera offers ‘best of all possible worlds’

This summer, the Santa Fe Opera will join the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Centennial in a big way. On Friday, SFO will open its 62nd season with a full production of “Candide,” Bernstein’s Broadway...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Kayra Martinez helps refugees through art

A flight attendant from Durango found her calling after moving to Europe and witnessing the poor conditions of refugee camps firsthand. Kayra Martinez began working for United Airlines in 1989 and...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mancos Valley Resources will hold film fest this weekend

Mancos Valley Resources, in partnership with sponsors Alpacka Raft, Specialized Bicycles and Osprey Packs, will hold the second annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival on Friday and Saturday. All...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Film Festival’s Best of the Fest helping community

Going to the movies on a Friday night is always a good way to kick off the weekend. And when those movies are being screened as a way to help those in our community, that night out becomes even...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Sicario’ sequel in major identity crisis

The first question you might have while watching “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is: “What on Earth has happened to Taylor Sheridan?” The otherwise smart and provocative screenwriter, known for his...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Joseph Jackson, pop-music patriarch who guided his children to stardom, dies at 89

Joseph Jackson, a steelworker from Gary, Indiana, who forged a musical dynasty by launching the careers of the Jackson 5, his son Michael Jackson and daughter Janet Jackson, but whose legacy was...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Merely Players mounts riotous, athletic ‘Dream’

There are a multitude of reasons to see the Merely Players production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” I’ll list only 10. It’s one way to heap praise on this witty, rambunctious comedy. 1....

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Book World: How the Grateful Dead survived Jerry Garcia’s death

There is already a small collection of books about the Grateful Dead, from bassist Phil Lesh’s memoir, Searching for the Sound, to Home Before Daylight, an insider account by longtime roadie Steve...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books