Howard Stern named judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’

NEW YORK – Howard Stern will be joining the judges’ panel on “America’s Got Talent,” and the NBC summer talent show will uproot itself from Los Angeles to accommodate the New York-based shock jock,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs for Dec. 16

Mexican pottery exhibition this weekend at Arts Center Plein, the gift shop at the Durango Arts Center, will host a pottery exhibition and trunk show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday and...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Now Showing for Dec. 16-22

The Back Space Theatre(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940)Margin Call.HHH½ A fictional but realistic look inside a Wall Street trading house during the 2008 meltdown. Rated R.Submarine.HHH A teenager has two...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

All in the (photography) family

“Down time” is one term that will never apply to Durango’s Open Shutter Gallery.The Main Avenue showplace of photography rarely is without a world-class exhibit; days after striking the set on...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Eagles, Tom Petty to perform at 2012 Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS — The Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Foo Fighters and John Mayer are among the headliners to perform at next year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.It will be the first...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Good reads for good girls, boys

The holidays will be fast upon us, and good girls and boys will be looking for a little something under the tree or in their stockings. Books are the gifts that keep on giving all year long. Some...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Cricket’ is Dickens’ other holiday classic

We all know Ebenezer Scrooge. But who today is familiar with the nasty merchant Tackleton? Cut from the same curmudgeonly cloth, Scrooge and Tackleton came from the pen of Charles Dickens. In the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Briefs

Local artist to teach fabrics classes Durango artist Ilze Aviks will teach a two-day workshop on the artful combination of painted fabric and the hand-stitched mark Jan. 28-29 at the Durango Arts...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Happy Amazing Holidays

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Billy Joel’s portrait hangs in New York

NEW YORK – The Piano Man is now officially a Steinway man.A Billy Joel portrait has been unveiled in New York City at Steinway Hall, home to the famed piano maker Steinway & Sons.Joel is one of...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Jewelry for sale from late actress

NEW YORK (AP) – The glittering gems, fabulous clothes, accessories and memorabilia amassed by Elizabeth Taylor are for sale – but any would-be buyers better have some deep pockets.Taylor’s...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cycling a different path

WhenRyan Siggins decided to open a gallery dedicated exclusively to the art of the bicycle, he knew he was entering a niche market. Fortunately, he opened it Durango, where niches become gaping...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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