Blues hits the rails for festival warm-up

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will make an early stop Saturday in Durango aboard the rails of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.The inaugural “Blues on the Rails” train ride will...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

A&E Calendar for May 31-June 2

Tuesday, May 31 Open Acoustic Jam, 5 p.m., Mill Street Brews, 25 W. Mill St., Bayfield, 884-7070.Terry Rickard, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 375-7150.Tim Guidotti, 6 p.m.,...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Navajo Park to open for summer events Navajo State Park will open its summer season with live music by Sharman Alto and David Snyder at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the park’s amphitheatre. The duo will...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

St. Mark’s to host academy for young string players

The future of classical music in Durango gets stronger with each passing year.Already bolstered by programs such as Music in the Mountains Goes to School, aspiring young musicians can stay...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Book exposes Park Service misdeeds

Put yourself in Paul Berkowitz’s shoes.After more than 30 years in law enforcement with the National Park Service, he found himself spearheading a criminal investigation into the very agency for...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Regulars mourn loss of NYC eatery

NEW YORK – Everyone went to Elaine’s – and now they’ll have nowhere to go.For regulars still mourning the death of Elaine Kaufman in December, the news that her namesake restaurant in Manhattan was...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Iron Horse finishers to be rewarded with medal

Regardless of their times, the owners of the Irish Embassy Pub think every rider in the 40th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic who crosses the finish line Saturday in Silverton will be a winner....

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Coalition battles Grammys over category

NEW YORK – A coalition of musicians is demanding the Recording Academy restore more than 30 categories cut from the Grammy Awards, alleging the reductions unfairly target ethnic music and were done...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pollstar announces top 20 concert tours

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Preview: A $100-million-plus ‘Hangover’?

LOS ANGELES – There will be no headache for “Hangover Part II” this holiday weekend, with North American ticket sales expected to exceed $100 million.And unlike the pain of last Memorial Day, there...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A&E Calendar for May 27-June 2

Friday, May 27 Lisa Blue Trio, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 375-7150.Robby Overfield,5:30 p.m., Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Road, 259-4960, www.ryleemacs.com.Devil on Mars, 6 p.m.,...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Thingamajig stars in Pagosa

The program for Thingamajig Theatre Company’s production of “Brilliant Traces” is hooked inside the hardbound cover of a former book with two-ring binders. The scene, we are told, is a remote cabin...

DATE: May 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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