Spacey shines as Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

LONDON – Everybody loves a villain, and Richard III is one of the best, a scheming nobleman with a lust for power and an exuberant love of his own villainy.In Shakespeare’s history play Richard,...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Smithsonian Folklife Festival opens on the mall in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Artists from remote sections of Colombia, Peace Corps volunteers and performers sharing the history of rhythm and blues music opened the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Creede succeeds

In Act II of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” J.P. Finch visits the men’s washroom and sings “I Believe in You.” He’s looking into a mirror, of course. It’s a satirical...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Briefs

Hopi family to dance at Mesa Verde, Cortez The Lomayestewa family will bring traditional Hopi dances to the area for the free Four Corners Lecture Series. The series is co-sponsored by the Fort...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Royal couple takes N. American tour

OTTAWA, Ontario – Prince William and Kate arrive in Canada on Thursday for their first official overseas trip since their wedding, in a visit that is expected to draw record numbers of star-struck...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Musicians call for CBS boycott

NEW YORK – A coalition of musicians that has protested the Recording Academy’s decision to drop 31 categories from the Grammy Awards is stepping up the pressure, calling for a boycott of the...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A&E Calendar for July 7

Thursday, July 7 Ska-B-Q with Hello Dollface, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., 247-5792, www.skabrewing.com.Book signing with McCarson L. Jones, photographer for Delightfully Durango: Local...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A&E Calendar for June 28-30

Tuesday“Despicable Me,” free movie screening, 10 a.m., Durango Storyteller Stadium 9, 900 Trans-Lux Drive, 247-9799.Open Acoustic Jam, 5 p.m., Mill Street Brews, 25 W. Mill St., Bayfield,...

DATE: June 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Street performers find Vegas a haven

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Strip is teeming with Spidermen, Elmos and Elvis Presleys of all waistlines.Nevada’s woeful economy has inspired dozens of jobless and under-employed men and women to...

DATE: June 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Telluride Jazz is a peaceful alternative

Few towns do summer festival season like Telluride, but with crowds at Bluegrass and Brews & Blues hitting the five-digit crowd mark, sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming.Not so the Telluride...

DATE: June 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Spin your imagination Wendland, Haas star in Pagosa’s ‘Down to the Bone’

Into the bizarre world of an uncensored imagination enters a pair of rusty forceps. One by one, the forceps clasp discarded playthings – distorted memories – and pull them into reality. Place these...

DATE: June 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Art adorns local airport

Whether it’s locals who will be back in days or weeks or departing tourists who may never return, passengers flying out the Durango-La Plata County Airport will be left with a lasting impression of...

DATE: June 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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