Once a painter ...

Susan Wise has always been an artist, but now she finally feels like one.“I’ve been making art all my life, but this is reIf Wise’s name sounds familiar, it should. She and her husband, Jeff, are...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Arts Center to offer workshop

The Durango Arts Center will offer a screenwriting workshop taught by veteran screenwriter and teacher Kathryn Sydney Sidner from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 1-5. The cost is $250, and the class...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Korevaar to make festival debut for ¡Tango!

Coming off another stellar performance Wednesday by The Mambo Kings, the Latin theme will continue tonight at Music in the Mountains with ¡Tango! as the Festival Chamber Orchestra makes its debut....

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Silver Sparrow’ reveals family secrets

Author Tayari Jones’ third novel, Silver Sparrow, is a beautifully written literary feat. It is also a heartbreaking story about family and secrets. Told in two different voices by girls who are...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Transformers’ to stay put at No.1

LOS ANGELES – The debuting “Horrible Bosses” from Warners and talking animals of Sony’s “Zookeeper” will be no match for the shape-shifting machinery of Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Dark of the...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Freedom of choice

The life of an artist is, by nature, one of independence. And for renowned Western artist Carrie Fell, it has never been more true.“It’s a scary place – I’m really OK with it, but I just have to...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Dog days are a good thing for Pagosa theater co.

When it was produced in 1995, A.R. Gurney’s play about a dog, the couple who adopts her and the drama that results, was called critic-proof by The New York Times’ Vincent Canby: “At least for...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Briefs for July 8

Author Pulis to appear at Durango Toy Depot Carroll B. Pulis, author of the children’s book Lightning Reed: A Mighty Fine Steed, will sign copies of the book from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fans gather for Potter premiere in London

LONDON – Harry Potter’s saga is ending, but his magic spell remains.Thousands of fans from around the world massed in London on Thursday for the premiere of the final film in the magical adventure...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A&E Calendar for July 14

Thursday, July 14 Ska-B-Q with Waiting on Trial, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., 247-5792, www.skabrewing.com.Johnny Maddox, ragtime piano, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.,...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Trade secrets

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Future video games tell story

LOS ANGELES – Menacing alien machines descend on Earth, and amid all-out war, a soldier searches a building to find a frightened boy hiding in a vent.“It’s OK,” says the soldier.“Everyone’s dying,”...

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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