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Tales of the Wild West revealed

Add Carol Turner’s Notorious San Juans to your summer reading list. You won’t be disappointed.It’s the fourth book by the Broomfield author and history columnist for the Broomfield Enterprise;...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

An unfamiliar pattern

August isn’t typically the time when thoughts turn to things warm and cozy like quilts, but the ones on display this month at the Durango Arts Center can barely be called quilts anyway. They are,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Sales soaring for books by new poet laureate

NEW YORK – The country wants to know more about its next poet-in-chief.Sales have jumped for books by Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize winner who Wednesday was named the U.S. poet laureate. Within a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

TodayMeet the Artists Reception, display artists of spring and summer exhibits, 5:30 p.m., Ignacio Community Library, 470 Goddard Ave., 563-9287.Adam Swanson, ragtime piano, 5:30 p.m., Diamond...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Art to go

There’s nothing new about bringing a few favorites from home when traveling to make life on the road a bit more comfortable. Usually it’s the familiarity of a pillow or a towel that adds a homey...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘The Help’ hits the big screen

LOS ANGELES – The story of how the bestselling novel “The Help” made it to the big screen this summer actually began back in 1974.That’s when author Kathryn Stockett met writer-director Tate...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Heritage Celebration announces lineup

The Durango Heritage Celebration will turn 4 this fall, and the lineup is the biggest yet, with a mix of free and ticketed events commemorating Durango’s Victorian and Old West past. The event will...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

U.S. Best-selling books for Aug. 9

Fiction1. Ghost Story: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Roc Hardcover)2. A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5 by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)3. Catching Fire by Suzanne...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Briefs

Stillwater to offer music workshop The Stillwater Foundation will offer an Adult Jazz and Funk workshop at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 and 18. The fee is $50. This workshop will focus on developing solos,...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lawmakers: Piers Morgan should discuss hacking

LONDON — CNN’s celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan faced calls Thursday to return to Britain to explain what he knows about the country’s phone hacking scandal, although the 46-year-old star didn’t...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lost Hitchcock film discovered in New Zealand

LOS ANGELES – Alfred Hitchcock is still surprising his fans.Film preservationists said Wednesday they’ve found the first half of the earliest known surviving feature film on which Hitchcock has a...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

A&E Calendar for Aug. 10-11

Wednesday, Aug. 10 John Graves & Friends, 5 p.m., Nello’s Bistro and Espresso Bar, 135 Country Center Drive, Pagosa Springs, 731-9899.Adam Swanson, ragtime piano, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon,...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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