Local firefighter's memoir gains acclaim

No Grass by Shawna Legarza, a Durango resident, is a heartfelt and heart-wrenching memoir. Legarza admits she's not a writer but she felt compelled by the tragic loss of her husband to share her...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A hidden gem

Marilyn Cooke figured Cortez was missing a fine arts gallery, and apparently she wasn't alone."Cortez seems really happy to have me. It's really the only high-end gallery in town, but it's...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Art briefs

Firefighters to read at library's story time Firefighters from Durango Fire & Rescue Authority will present "Fired Up Stories" for children at 10:30 a.m. today in the Storytime Room of the Durango...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

On tap

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Piano legend to return to Durango Arts Center

Piano aficionados won't be alone in celebrating George Winston's visit to the Durango Arts Center on Monday night; they'll just be clapping a little louder.The nationally renowned pianist will...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Santa Fe Opera offers up world premiere and Mozart

When the lights go down at most opera houses, you expect to hear an overture - not a gunshot. Last weekend, Santa Fe Opera delivered one of each.On Friday, when the spectacular outdoor theater...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Back to work

As far as Tirzah Camacho is concerned, Wilde had it backwards: Art really does imitate life, after all.Camacho was an established name on the Durango art scene when she gave birth to her daughter,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pagosa troupe lampoons 'Gone With the Wind'

Where Margaret Mitchell and David O. Selznick found heartbreak and tragedy, Rick Artis and The Springs Theatre Company instead found comic inspiration.The Pagosa Springs theater troupe is closing...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Remember to never forget

Eli Rubel is not your everyday college dropout.The 2007 Durango High School graduate left the prestigious Brookings Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., last year to put his skills to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Summit hosting music-as-art shows

The Summit, one of Durango's most venerable live-music venues, is taking a night off each month to moonlight as an art gallery.Friday night marked the Summit's third event in Phoenix-based promoter...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Instrumental explorations

There comes a point when even the most talented musicians reach the limits of what can be done with traditional instruments. That's when the truly inspired take the next logical step: They make...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Experience matters

Talk about one-stop shopping.More than 20 of Durango's most well-known and established artists will share the Barbara Conrad Gallery at the Durango Arts Center all month for the "20/20 Vision: A...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment