Gallery Walk to celebrate best of Durango artists

Fast upon us, much like spring, Gallery Walk  in Durango from 5 to 9 p.m. today. There isn't a passport this time, but there are enough new works offered and exciting publicity around the arts that...

DATE: May 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Seriously witty

Elliott Erwitt is a photographer with more than a sense of humor. His work often borders on the absurd, but Erwitt also has an eye for benevolent irony and a humanistic sensibility. Even at 80 he...

DATE: May 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A&E pages welcome a new section editor

You may notice there's a new name, with an accompanying new face, on these Arts & Entertainment  pages today.After nearly three years covering the sometimes hard-hitting news of the Durango city...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

'Into the Woods, Jr.'

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Getting their Irish up

The final curtain comes down this weekend on the Durango High School theater group's class of 2009. Rather than go out with a feel-good musical, they have taken on a more serious and testing...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Abbey celebrates its remodeling with free shows

The Abbey Theatre went dark for a week in April so it could undergo a change and celebrated its grand reopening with a weekend of free shows.One minor change was with the seating: Some of the...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Local author recycles Mesa Verde lore

Local author Duane A. Smith, who has written or collaborated on five books about Mesa Verde, has made the most of his expertise in a slim new book. In Mesa Verde National Park, Smith contributes...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

FLC winners at Nevada, Reno Jazz Festival

The 18-piece Fort Lewis College Jazz Ensemble took third place in the four-year college band category at the University of Nevada, Reno, Jazz Festival. The festival, which ran from April 24-25,...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango kids paint masks for Creativity Festivity

"Anything goes" is the attitude held throughout the Durango Arts Center's Creativity Festivity, where the only rule is that you can't say "I'm bad at something." The monthlong festival centering...

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Taking flight

Theaters packed with school children waiting for a show are far noisier than a comparable number of adults.The middle-school pupils packing Fort Lewis College's Mainstage Theatre on Thursday were...

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Show offers inspiration for reusing shoes

Have an old pair of shoes that have lost their spunk? The exhibit "Show Your Sole" held at La Fete gallery last weekend might have inspired a new vision for old tread.The two-day, juried show was a...

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Violinist Kasia Sokol concludes St. Mark's series

"Now it's time for dessert," violinist Kasia Sokol said as she prepared to play the final work in her recital Friday evening."Five Pieces" by Dmitri Shostakovich - dessert? Few in the audience...

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment