Remembering the art world’s day of infamy

On this day in 1890, 37-year-old Vincent Willem van Gogh went into a field and shot himself in the chest. He died two days later with his benevolent younger brother Theo at his side.Now one of the...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Artists find intriguing ways to mine their catalogues

NEW YORK – At a time of transition for their industries and careers, veteran musicians are seeking out ways to make something old seem new again.Current projects by R.E.M., Sting, Squeeze and...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

U.S. Bestselling Books

The Wall Street Journal’s list reflects nationwide sales of hardcover books during the week ended Saturday at more than 2,500 Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Bookland, Books-a-Million, Books & Co.,...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Government & Community-Access Television

City Span 10 Channel 10For program times or to view programs, visit www.durangogov.org/city span10.Durango Sound Bytes. Community news and events, hosted by Gillian Arnwine. This week’s topics are:...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Shards of musical sunlight

Heavy clouds, the threat of rain, and a lightning bolt or two. Uncertain weather provided the perfect overture for a program consisting of two big Romantic era works Sunday night in the Community...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Three Springs braces for thousands

An estimated crowd of 3,000 or more will be on hand Sunday when Michael Franti & Spearhead play an outdoor show at Three Springs in Grandview. One of the highest-energy performers going, Franti...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Folk artist

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Amazon secures deal for e-editions

NEW YORK – It’s war between Random House Inc. and a top literacy agency.Random House, the country’s leading trade publisher, announced Thursday that it would conduct no new English-language...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Trigger’s taxidermist now busy with TV werewolves

BURBANK, Calif. – Werewolves and roadkill keep business brisk these days at the taxidermy shop that preserved Roy Rogers’ horse Trigger.Take a walk through Bischoff’s Taxidermy and Animal FX, one...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

When it comes to music, free is best

I like summertime in Durango. There’s plenty to do in the day in the form of social recreation, and even more to do at night, also in the form of social recreation. I’m in the fortunate position to...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

The 2nd time’s a charm

Lance Mumma hasn’t lived in Durango for quite some time, but he’s leaving a legacy through his art that ensures he’ll always be a local.The Colorado Springs resident is back in the town of his...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

For Music in Mountains, gang's all here

Few emotions generate excitement like genuine anticipation – witness a child's behavior on about Dec. 23 if you don't believe it – and so it is for Music in the Mountains fans who have waited two...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

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