Barry Lopez to share the writer’s burden

When an author is compared to Henry David Thoreau, it’s heady praise indeed, but Barry Lopez lives up to the hype.On Friday, the National Book Award-winning author will present his lecture “The...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Books

Canadian artist lets her love ‘Flow’

Joyce Majiski’s mission is brilliant, yet simple: “I want to bring people’s attention to the environment, without flogging the point.”Her “Flow” exhibit, on display in the Art Library at Durango...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Traviata allures’

NEW YORK – Last season, Willy Decker’s radical restaging of Verdi’s “La Traviata” took the Metropolitan Opera by storm, with soprano Marina Poplavskaya giving a vocally flawed but dramatically...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

U.S. Best-selling books for April 10 compiles a weekly list of best-selling books from independently owned bookstores.Fiction1. Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)2. The Sense of An...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Lion King’ takes Broadway throne

NEW YORK – Very quietly, almost stealthily, a new king has been inaugurated on Broadway.Box office figures to be released later Monday show that “The Lion King” last week swiped the title of...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Getting street smart

And now for something completely different.Never before have the walls of the Barbara Conrad Gallery held anything like “Open Art Surgery,” the Durango Arts Center’s first foray into the...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Now Showing for April 6-12

The Back Space Theatre(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940)The Decoy Bride. (No Ebert rating) A Hollywood starlet seeks anonymity for her nuptials by finding a stand-in, but what if the imposter falls in love...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

College actors cross-train, dress for Molière

“They will be the death of me yet.” Ardin, the rich hypochondriac at the center of Molière’s comedy “The Imaginary Invalid,” isn’t referring to his doctors. He’s muttering about his children.The...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Briefs for April 6

Textile workshop to accompany exhibit As part of the upcoming exhibit at the Durango Arts Center, “Textiles Today: Redefining the Medium,” three workshops will be held by internationally renowned...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sorrel Sky to mark milestone

Fires. Armed conflict. Mass relocation.Such hardships sound more like Bosnia in the ’90s than a Main Avenue art gallery, but no, those are just a few of the bumps in the road during Sorrel Sky...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Joey L’s wandering eye leads him back to town

When last we left photographer Joey L in 2010, the young shutterbug wasn’t even old enough to enjoy a glass of wine at the opening of his first show at Open Shutter Gallery.Since then, he’s added...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A&E Happenings for April 12-13

Thursday, April 12 Marc Reed, brass ensemble, 3-5 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., 375-3387,“Win, Place, Show,” artwork of Nicole Finger, opening...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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