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Festival closes with true fanfare

Take one Rachmaninoff concerto.Add two contrasting fanfares. Toss in a Liszt rhapsody made popular by two Bugs Bunny cartoons. Stir in a little show biz and you have a recipe for a razzle-dazzle...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Stage set for grad’s next act

It’s a good thing Dallas Padoven is used to being in the spotlight, because chances are it will be shining brightly in the next few years.The Durango High School graduate has a been a fixture in...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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

Former Durango arts activist heads Oregon gallery

MEDFORD, ORE. – “Because of my experience in Durango, I’m able to thrive in Oregon,” Jules Masterjohn said, sitting in her office as executive director of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center in Medford,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Starting them early Teacher opens Suzuki school for guitarists

When her mom signed her up to play flute because it seemed feminine, the seeds of change were sown in the mind of Ruth Cutcher.Switching instruments at 16 to something more masculine – the guitar –...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

South Korean pianist dazzles in the rain

One uncooperative player just wouldn’t quit.Despite pleas, supplications and eyes beseeching the heavens, the rain would not stop. It came down steadily throughout Saturday’s concert at Music in...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

PBS program gets corporate sponsor

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. –The PBS program “Masterpiece” is marking its 40th year in style.“Masterpiece” executive producer Rebecca Eaton announced that a national corporate sponsor, a luxury cruise...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

U.S. Best-Selling Books

Fiction1. Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva (Harper)2. A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5 by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)3. Happy Birthday: A Novel by Danielle Steel (Delacorte...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Brooklyn's Bushwick becomes arts mecca

NEW YORK – Brooklyn's old Bushwick neighborhood has quickly become a new world-class arts mecca – with music, dance, sculpture and theater bursting from defunct warehouses and desolate streets...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Festival wrapping up its silver season

Music in the Mountains, Durango’s three-week classical music festival celebrating 25 years, is down to its final hours.But there is a lot of fun to be had before the clock runs out on the 2011...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Chilean miners story set for screen

NEW YORK – The story of the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for more than two months is on its way to the big screen.The 33 miners have sold the rights to their story to producer Mike...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fabio loses out to Old Spice guy

CINCINNATI – The Old Spice Guy has won his hunk-off with Fabio.Former football player Isaiah Mustafa has been lead spokesman for the Procter & Gamble Co. brand of men’s body washes and deodorants...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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