‘Two Spirits’ to end cinema series

It’s only a coincidence that the ninth and final film in the inaugural season of Durango Community Cinema is a local favorite. But Bliss Bruen, who brought the PBS series to Durango last fall, said...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

The verdict is in

Creativity, technical refinement and – playfulness. On Friday night, juror Chad Colby summarized his criteria for the 35th annual Juried Exhibit at the Durango Arts Center. Associate professor of...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Melodrama to stage two plays for 2011 season

The Durango Melodrama will add a second production for its 2011 season, which begins Friday at the Henry Strater Theatre.In its return to the Strater Hotel’s house theater after a failed experiment...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Katie Couric moves to ABC for talk show

NEW YORK – Katie Couric has worked in morning television, the evening news and now – thanks in part to Oprah Winfrey – will try out a daytime talk show.Winfrey’s exit from the market she dominated...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Artists sought for TOP show Artists are encouraged to start their design concepts for the second annual TOP event, which will be held Sept. 23 at the Durango Arts Center. TOP is a juried garment...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Life imitating art

It’s not often that I can watch a story that’s nearly 150 years old and be kept in suspense as to how it ends.But I know I’m not the only man in town who has never read Little Women, and so I won’t...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Disney CEO defends use of 3-D in movies

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. – Disney CEO Bob Iger defended the company’s production of 3-D films Thursday after 3-D ticket sales for several recent movies lagged their predecessors. It’s “way too...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Book treks through modern photos

In 1776, while the Founding Fathers were forging a new nation on the Eastern seaboard, a group of pioneers 2,000 miles away was making American history of their own. They just happened to be...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Summer school

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Family Guy’s escapades make the leap to comic books

PHILADELPHIA – Steve White, editor of the upcoming “Family Guy” comic book, is keenly aware of the franchise’s history of drawing laughs and making viewers cringe.That’s why he says the new series,...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Arts Center to offer weaving class The Durango Arts Center will offer a beginning basket-weaving class from 9 a.m. to noon June 11. Taught by Karen Aldrich, she will instruct students how to weave...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

IBM computer Watson named ‘person’ of the year by Webbys

NEW YORK – The “Jeopardy”-playing IBM computer Watson has been named person of the year by the Webby Awards. The Webbys, which honor Internet achievement, announced their special honorees...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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