Chamber singers to hold auditions

The Durango Chamber Singers will audition all voice parts for their 2018/2019 season, Aug. 7, 8 and 9. Weekly rehearsals are held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays beginning Aug. 20 at St. Mark’s Episcopal...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The goodness of ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

The reviews are correct. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” the new documentary about pioneering children’s host Fred Rogers, is very good. Technically good, but also capital-G Good: The sort of...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Mancos multimedia art project takes shape

Three months after the Mancos Creative District received a coveted Arts in Society grant, its multimedia “We All Belong” art project is beginning to take shape. The project, which is being funded...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Rick and Morty’ creator Dan Harmon deletes Twitter account as culture wars heat up online

For creators of pop content, the social media reckoning is in full swing. Right on the heels of Disney firing James Gunn from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” over “indefensible” tweets from as far...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

John Waters, others celebrate the anniversary of ‘Hairspray’

LOS ANGELES – Ricki Lake never in her wildest dreams thought she’d be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film “Hairspray” at the lofty Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “I never...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Even before Jenelle Evans’ gun incident, ‘Teen Mom’ had a controversial history

On Monday, MTV aired footage of “Teen Mom 2″ star Jenelle Evans reaching for a handgun during a heated confrontation with an aggressive driver – all while her 8-year-old son sat beside her. In an...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

#WeAreGroot: How Hollywood is reacting to James Gunn’s Disney firing

In the weekend after writer-director James Gunn was ousted from Disney/Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” stars from his $1.6 billion film franchise and other Hollywood colleagues have...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Celebrities offer singer Demi Lovato support after reports of hospitalization for apparent overdose

Several celebrities, including recent collaborators, publicly offered support for Demi Lovato amid reports that the pop singer had been hospitalized after an apparent overdose. Singer Kehlani, who...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango July 27-Aug. 2

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Won’t You Be My Neighbor? From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”), “Won’t You...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Tarnished Brass returns to Cortez for free outdoor concert

After a four-year hiatus, the Tarnished Brass will return to Cortez for a free concert at the Cultural Center on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, a press release said. The...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Music in the Mountains offers two preludes, Mozart and Mussorgsky

“Right now, I couldn’t be happier,” Dallas composer David Sterrett said during intermission on opening night, July 13, at Music in the Mountains. His new composition, “Brighter Than the Flames,”...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Potter, painter headed to Artisans of Mancos

The Artisans of Mancos will host artist Ann Sciba, whose pottery adds a new creative expression to the group of artists. An opening reception for Sciba will be held as part of Mancos Days on...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts