These local kids are reading more than text messages

From Hula Hoops to bath salts, it’s never been easy to keep up with what the kids are doing.That’s why RABID (Reading Alternative Books in Durango), a group of Durango High School students who meet...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Briefs for Dec. 2

Miniatures Club to hold regular meeting The Four Corners Miniatures Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cortez Annex, 103 N. Chestnut St. The group will make poinsettia flowers for a holiday...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

In the flesh & in a box

Even those of us who know her well have given up wondering where McCarson Jones finds the inspiration for some of her projects. But the end result always is something to talk about.Few local...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

FLC seniors offer a glimpse into the future of art

H.G. Wells may have envisioned time travel, but it is Fort Lewis College students who are turning fiction into fact with their annual senior art show. “Weapons of Mass Expression” will open Monday...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Met’s opera ‘Rodelinda’ pure dysfunction, Baroque filigree

And you thought your family was dysfunctional.At the beginning of G.F. Handel’s opera “Rodelinda,” the put-upon queen of an 18th-century Italian kingdom, is in a pile of trouble. Loosely based on a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A&E Happenings for Dec. 8

Thursday, Dec. 8 Super Amazing Holiday Show (art of Cindy Coleman, Amy Vaclav-Felker and Elizabeth Kinahan), opening reception 5-7 p.m., Rochester Hotel, 721 East Second Ave., 385-1920.Chili Night...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Choral’s Christmas to include premiere

A holiday favorite is back this weekend as nearly 150 singers from the three Durango Choral Society choirs and members of the Fort Lewis College Percussion Ensemble will bring “A Traditional Family...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Artists take over Noel Night in downtown Durango

The message behind Durango’s Noel Night couldn’t be simpler: Buy local.Businesses up and down Main Avenue will be pulling out the stops tonight to draw local gift buyers in with all kinds of sales...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Kansans just had to get out and see it

There’s no substitute for being first, and that’s probably why Osa and Martin Johnson aren’t household names like their contemporaries Hillary, Lindbergh and Earhart. It also depends on the...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Doris Day to release first album in 17 years

LOS ANGELES – Doris Day, America’s pert, honey-voiced sweetheart of the 1950s and 1960s, beguiled audiences with her on-screen romances opposite top Hollywood leading men Cary Grant, Rock Hudson...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

U.S Best-selling Books for Nov. 29

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: Nov. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

FLC music students can see their finish line

They danced in the aisles, on stage and among the musicians. Sometimes at some Fort Lewis College recitals and concerts, all joy breaks loose. That’s the way it was at Neil Hemphill’s senior...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

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