Latina author organizes book drive for migrant families

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A good book can take a reader on a journey, but for migrants on an actual journey a book can also uplift, entertain and inspire. New Mexico author Denise Chavez created...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Rocker John Mellencamp gives $50K to his Indiana hometown

SEYMOUR, Ind. – Rocker John Mellencamp has donated $50,000 to his southern Indiana hometown for construction of a plaza near a mural that pays homage to the singer-songwriter and his 1980s hit...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Powder Hounds Art Auction helps La Plata County Humane Society

Last year, local artists stepped up to help the animals of the La Plata County Humane Society with the Powder Hounds Art Auction, using donated snowboards as their canvas. It was such a success,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day – Bring the Luck, 11 a.m., Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave. Sheryl & Beau, noon, 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave. Pub Quiz, 6:30 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Forest ecologist helps refashion Barbie dolls as scientists

SALT LAKE CITY – When Nalini Nadkarni was a kid, she’d run home from school, climb into one of the eight maple trees in her parents’ backyard and spend an afternoon there with an apple and a book....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Justin Bieber to launch docu-series on YouTube in January

Justin Bieber is launching a docu-series about creating his new album on YouTube, the platform where the singer originally got his start in music more than a decade ago. YouTube announced Tuesday...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Lizzo named The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year

NEW YORK – Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. Voted by entertainment staffer members of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop,...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Inuit-Canadian singer who covered ‘Diamonds’’ dies at 26

LOS ANGELES – Kelly Fraser, a Canadian pop artist who gained attention for an Inuit-language cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” part of her advocacy efforts for her indigenous culture, has died. Fraser...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Need plans for New Year’s Eve?

Still haven’t made plans for New year’s Eve yet? Fear not, we have you covered. Here’s a list of some of the parties being held Tuesday night: New Year’s Eve at the Balcony, 4 p.m., Balcony Bar...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

History Colorado Center space tells Centennial State’s story

What does it mean to be a Coloradan? That’s a question we rarely ask ourselves. But it’s central to Denver’s expansive History Colorado Center. The center is located downtown, a short walk down...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79

NEW YORK – Radio personality Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decadeslong rise to stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 27-Jan. 2

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) JoJo Rabbit A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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