Summer school

If you can't make it to the party, have your own and bring the party to you.That's the theory behind next week's Four Corners Dance Experience, which organizers say is a rare chance for regional...

DATE: June 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

'Spotlight to Stardom': Durango's got talent

If the current economy has put a crimp in your entertainment budget, perhaps Sunday's "Showcase to Stardom" is the answer.Durango's home-grown battle royale of a talent show will bring 14 separate...

DATE: June 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Dance in the Rockies shines in Phoenix

Durango dancers did their hometown proud last week as Dance in the Rockies' competition team took home several top awards at the Kids Artistic Review National Dance Competition regional in...

DATE: June 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

County seeking artists for contest

La Plata County is sponsoring separate photography and logo design contests for the update of the county's Comprehensive Plan, an 18-month community process already under way.The theme for the...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Book recounts search for ball from '51 homer

One day in 1990, at a Salvation Army store in Levittown, N.Y., a man bought an old autographed baseball for $2.Years later, he began to wonder: Could this be the very baseball that Bobby Thomson...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Art briefs

Heather Leavitt joins Gabaldon gallery staff Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts recently welcomed Heather Leavitt to the gallery staff.Leavitt, who also is the publisher of Arts Perspective Magazine, is the...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Folk, bluegrass festival returns for second year

How does one go through summer and the festival season without a trust fund? Telluride, shows at Red Rocks and points north and local shows can really add up and don't leave a lot of time for...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Decisions, decisions

Durango's art community will be well-represented when the 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition gets under way at the Durango Arts Center this weekend.The display opens Friday with a reception beginning at...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lawn Chair Kings - Durango band is next big thing

If hard work and talent are the formula for success, then intimate shows like tonight's gig at El Patio soon may be few and far between for Durango's Lawn Chair Kings."They've been the next big...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies del Mundo summons 'Super Amigos' to the Smiley

Movies del Mundo, a cooperative effort between several La Plata County organizations, will show "Super Amigos," tonight only in the Smiley Building theater.The film, which will be shown in Spanish...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Art Briefs

Baltimore artist to bring workshops to DAC The Friends of the Art Library at the Durango Arts Center will present a free slide lecture titled "Artists' Books: A Wealth of Approaches" by Carol...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Animas Music Fest back for 16th year

Percussionist John Pennington may be flourishing at Augustana College these days, but he hasn't forgotten Durango.When the former professor of music at Fort Lewis College left a year ago for a...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment