World beat legend to play in Durango

Johnny Clegg gives new meaning to the title of International Pop Star.He’s a Brit by birth, but for the last 30 years, Clegg has been the face of South African music. His appeal comes from his...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Les Miz’ not perfect, but entertaining

The Pagosa Springs High School production of “Les Misérables” is a testament of the importance of arts education. “Les Miz” is a world-famous, complicated and difficult production. It’s sung...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sideshow Emporium to host evening of awful writing

Never assume that getting published makes a writer a good writer.As evidence, sample this gem from The Ghost Downstairs, a novel by author Molly Ringle, inexplicably selected for publication by The...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Briefs for May 3, 2011

Solon’s Big Band to headline benefit The Jeff Solon Swing’n Big Band will perform a benefit concert for Homes for Heroes at 7 p.m. today at Durango Party Rental, 67 Suttle St. in Bodo Park. The...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Music, dance to highlight Cinco festivities

Several years of bad weather prompted a change of venue last year for the local Cinco de Mayo celebration, but that should be no concern for festival-goers Saturday at the Sky Ute Casino Resort in...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A&E Calendar for May 6-12

Friday, May 6 Narrow Gauge Day, picnic with The Bar D Wranglers, 11 a.m., D&SNGR depot, Fifth Street and Main Avenue, 259-0274.Chris Garcia, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., 247-5792,...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

New York Times film to be shown

The state of American media is part of an ongoing discussion these days as the Internet, social media sites and other forms of news delivery continue to proliferate.News consumers have more options...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

NYC opens exhibit by detained Chinese artist

NEW YORK — New York’s art community and Mayor Michael Bloomberg honored detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on Wednesday, unveiling his giant bronze sculpture installation even as he remains...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Hot 8 takes break from Jazz Fest for Durango

It’s one of the busiest times of the year for New Orleans musicians, but the Hot 8 Brass Band found time to make a stop Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.The Hot 8 Brass...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Elusive artist Irene Pete weaves for a lucky few

While home on breaks from college in the 1970s, Toh-Atin Gallery owner Jackson Clark returned to Durango to work in the family store. He recalls coming into his dad’s office in the old Pepsi...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A ‘mimsy’ farewell

They could have taken the easy route. They could have chosen a classic American play, a beloved comedy of manners or a Shakespearean drama. They could have polished any number of existing scripts...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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