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A24 to auction movie paraphernalia to benefit NYC charities

LOS ANGELES – How does an indie film shop give back to its hometown in this crisis? If you’re A24, you start by mining your prop, wardrobe and set departments. The studio behind films like...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Fans invited to compete for ‘Friends’ reunion special spot

NEW YORK – The big upcoming “Friends” reunion special is inviting a few extra friends – maybe even you. Cast members of the popular show have announced that five fans will get a chance to watch the...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lester Holt starts show for children about the coronavirus

NEW YORK – In the NBC “Nightly News” inaugural kids edition, Sadie of Morristown, New Jersey, posed the question that everyone wishes had an answer. “When is coronavirus going to end?” she asked....

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango dancer keeping on her toes

Francesca Bianchi was working through her sophomore year at Point Park University in Pittsburgh when the coronavirus pandemic hit and she was sent back home to Durango. A jazz dance major who is...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Film adaptation of new ‘Hunger Games’ book in the works

NEW YORK – The next “Hunger Games” book is coming out next month, and a movie version is now being planned. Lionsgate is working on an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ “The Ballad of Songbirds and...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Michelle Obama launches online series for children

NEW YORK – Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for children with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Singing Surgeon: Dr. Elvis cuts EP to aid COVID-19 fund

NEW YORK – Elvis Francois, the orthopedic surgery resident who has gone viral with his top-notch live performances at hospitals, knew from adolescence he wanted to help heal the world through...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Rolling Stones to join Gaga for TV event battling COVID-19

NEW YORK – The Rolling Stones will join Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish for the upcoming TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Advocacy organization...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Comic-Con canceled over coronavirus, plans 2021 return

LOS ANGELES – This year’s San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled because of coronavirus-related restrictions around large gatherings. Organizers say they are planning for the festival to return in...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Taylor Swift has canceled all shows, appearances for 2020

NEW YORK – Taylor Swift is canceling all of her performances and appearances for the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. “With many events throughout the world already canceled,...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Arts District’ to feature 3 Fort Lewis student films

The Rocky Mountain PBS series, “Arts District,” will present three segments produced by Fort Lewis College students. The 30-minute episode will air at 7:30 p.m. today, according to a news release...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Local musicians to CERF The Airwaves to help community

Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, all forms of nightlife have come to a halt over the last month or so, which stinks for a town like Durango, which, on any given pre-pandemic night,...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

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