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‘Prairie’ soundman Keith dies

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Tom Keith, a longtime sound effects man who was the source of creaking doors, clucking chickens and more on “A Prairie Home Companion,” has died. He was 64.Keith’s death was...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Spurlock sponsors documentaries

NEW YORK – Morgan Spurlock is still selling out, only now he wants to help other documentary filmmakers find advertising dollars, too. The director on Monday announced the creation of Launch PAD,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Puss in Boots’ will appeal to families

LOS ANGELES – Paramount Pictures’ release of “Puss in Boots 3D” from Dreamworks Animation should easily claw its way to the top of the weekend box office chart with a $35 million debut. The “Shrek...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

5 women, 1 night, a hotel, a Panoply

Audiences, be forewarned. Mayhem is scheduled tonight at the Rochester Hotel.The newly formed Panoply Art Collective will present “I am a Scientist,” a five-woman collaborative effort of mixed...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

More fun at Frank’s Place

Let’s face it: Sex sells.That’s why for the fourth year in a row, about 1,500 tickets will be sold to some of Durango’s most raucous crowds for the annual onstage debauchery that is “The Rocky...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs for Oct. 28

Living Tarot plans musical special The Living Tarot Oracle will present “The Fool’s Journey Through Movement” at 7:30 p.m. today at Yoga Durango, 1485 Florida Road. The program is a two-hour...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mozart’s masterpiece ‘Don Giovanni’ turns 224

What delicious irony that The Met: Live in HD performance of “Don Giovanni” will be held Saturday. The premiere in Prague, with Mozart conducting, took place exactly 224 years ago on Oct. 29, 1787....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A&E Happenings for Oct. 31-Nov. 3

Monday, Oct. 31 Halloween Haunted House, 5-9 p.m., $7, Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, 77 County Road 517, Ignacio, (email) events@succm.org.Joel Racheff, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon,...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

U.S. Best-selling books for Oct. 25

The Wall Street Journal gathers point-of-sale book data from more than 11,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 75 percent of the nation’s book sales. Data providers include all major...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Briefs for Oct. 25

Arts Center welcomes new staff, tenants The Durango Arts Center recently hired two new staff members and welcomed two new tenants to the building at 802 East Second Ave. Mary Puller replaced...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ranch bonds artists, places

PAONIA – A poet, a man trading canned coal, a mixed-media artist and a photographer, who appears only at night, walk into an art studio.No, this isn’t a setup for a bad joke, it’s the beginning of...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cortez’s David Feela pens wit, humor, wisdom in new book

Former Montezuma-Cortez High School English teacher David Feela has published a travel guide for area residents who aren’t going anywhere.The book contains bite-sized vignettes and musings about...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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