4C hopes to encourage trade

A new local nonprofit, so new  it doesn't even have its nonprofit status yet, wants to encourage local artists, artisans and farmers to get together and barter. 4C stands for "conscious, creative,...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Dinner theater opens in Pagosa

The Springs Theatre Company, a dinner theater in Pagosa Springs, will open "Cookin' With Gus!" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse. 230 Port Ave.The plot concerns a TV...

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

He had it comin'

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

fun with furniture

They sold out the Durango Arts Center Theatre. The people who want to wish local radio station KDUR all the best filled the place to bid on gently used furniture, onetime junk, transformed by 23...

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

Past, present prove intriguing in new thriller

"In the West, the past is very close. In many places, it still believes it's the present." - John MastersThis is the quote Durango author Blake Crouch chose to kick off his third novel, Abandon.And...

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

Biopic of Che Guevara runs more than four hours

Che Guevara is conventionally depicted either as a saint of revolution, or a ruthless executioner. Stephen Soderbergh's epic biography "Che" doesn't feel the need to define him. It is not written...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Philosophical sci-fi flick manages to amaze

(No spoilers in this review.)"Knowing" is among the best science fiction films I've seen - frightening, suspenseful, intelligent and, when it needs to be, rather awesome. In its very different way,...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Edward S. Curtis: Artist or historian?

In 1895, Edward S. Curtis met and photographed Princess Angeline (1800-1896) aka Kickisomlo, the daughter of Chief Sealth of Seattle. Hers would be the first of 40,000 photographs Curtis took of...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Happy trails, Cy

The fun-loving Cy Scarborough - the backbone of the Bar D Wranglers, the Bar D Chuckwagon - is going to allow himself to have an even better time.He's not retiring from singing to hundred of diners...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Researchboosts novel's success

It's hard to know what to praise first in this book: the research, the structure or the surefooted word choice. The foreshadowing is nicely judged, too. Hints slip in scarcely noticed. They don't...

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

Beyond beauty

Much contemporary art is highly intellectualized, sprouting from institutes of higher learning, embedded in a system that eschews beauty and prefers provocation. Art today is in-your-face,...

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

Pagosa theater company premieres 3 plays

In its third season as a theatrical company dedicated to new works, Pagosa Springs' Square Top Repertory is staging a festival of recently written plays.The company has chosen three works from...

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