Young Talent

On Monday night, the longest concert in our summer music festival turned out to be three hours and change. When the judges finally decided on the concerto competition winners, it was well past...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Texas twang adds to lineup at classical fest

The festival is called Music in the Mountains - no one ever said it has to be classical music.And when Texas singer-songwriters Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison take the stages this weekend at...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lovett's visit will be big, large

Concerts by big-time entertainers are few and far between in Durango, but Lyle Lovett's show Monday at Fort Lewis College will fit the bill. And it's a big bill.The Texas native, who is well on his...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Locals fold cranes for peace, healing

Each Friday since February, a faithful group has gathered at the Smiley Building to fold cranes for hope, healing and world peace. Locally, the idea can be credited to former Fort Lewis College...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

musicophilia

This summer it's Guillermo Figueroa's party.Last year, the new music director and conductor of Music in the Mountains pretty much had to accept a program set by festival organizers. Scheduling is a...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Abbey welcomes Band of Heathens

Another great Austin band is adding Durango to its tour schedule. The roots rock outfit Band of Heathens, which also dabbles in soul, jam and blues, will make its Durango debut at the Abbey Theatre...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Afghanistan unvarnished

While many Americans may be aware that Afghanistan is a nation in turmoil, few have seen the country firsthand and likely are even more ignorant as to the daily life of its people. Photographer...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pops Night to feature Big Band sound

Music in the Mountains' annual Pops Night will take on a different sound this year - the Big Band sound of the 1930s and '40s. Cleveland Pops Orchestra founder and conductor Carl Topilow, who...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

One-woman play an array of the divine

Sarah Syverson's isn't quite a religious person, but her one-woman play, "The Secret Lives of the Divine," proves she knows all about being a religious person.In the play, Syverson assumes 12...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Festival offering 10 free concerts

Who's afraid of "Peter and the Wolf"? Not me. Prokofiev's storytelling introduction to the orchestra appears to be for children, but it's got universal appeal. Among the 10 free musical events...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Irish pub celebrates first birthday

Four months to the day after the most renowned Irish holiday comes another celebratory event, but this one's for Durango only: the Irish Embassy turns 1 today, and everyone is invited to the...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Community & Government Access TV for July 15-21

DCATChannel 22 School District 9-R Board Meeting . Sunday and Monday at noon, Friday at 7p.m. and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.Book Chat: Mud Bound by Hillary Jordan . Wednesday and Monday at 5:30 p.m. and...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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