Jance thriller revisits Southwest

In her 42nd novel and her fourth Walker family book, J. A. Jance dedicates Queen of the Night to the late Tony Hillerman. Hillerman wrote extensively about the Navajo and blazed the path of Native...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Into the Bronze Age

The art scene in our little corner of Colorado soon may come out of the past and into the Bronze Age. That is, if Dimitry Domani gets his way. Domani, a Romanian born sculptor and painter, has...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Avatar’ returning to 3-D theaters worldwide

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Before he takes moviegoers deep beneath the Pandoran sea, James Cameron hopes they’ll go for an extended tour of the fictional planet he introduced in “Avatar.”“Avatar:...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘GroundUp’ is face of artist movement

Summer in Durango is synonymous with street parties, and Saturday is just the latest example.But this weekend Main Avenue gets a break in favor of East Second Avenue, where the new arts collective...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Piranha 3D’ is gory, awesome

Editor’s Note: Roger Ebert did not review any of this week’s latest release films showing locally. His weekly review column will return next week. By Christy LemireAP Movie CriticMere words cannot...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Lee screens Katrina film in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Five years after he documented the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returned to New Orleans with his new movie showing the city’s agonizing efforts to return to normal.The...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Study shows smoking scenes on the decline in top movies

NEW YORK – There’s a lot less smoking in the movies these days, a new report shows.Tobacco use on the silver screen peaked in 2005 and has been on the decline since, according to research that...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Lunar Bass 4 makes camp at Echo Basin

Get ready, Mancos.Superlative claims often are hard to quantify, but reasonable people should agree that Lunar Bass 4, as advertised, will be the largest dance music festival ever seen in Southwest...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Curtain call

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A paperless world? Not so fast...

As an involved Durangoan, McCarson Jones wears many hats. She is known as an arts and youth advocate, a former executive director of the Durango Arts Center, a partner in &, the burgeoning art...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Charles Deas exhibit to open Saturday in Denver

His name may not be as recognizable as his paintings, but Charles Deas was one America’s earliest and most influential artists. His life and work is the subject of “Charles Deas and 1840s America,”...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Government & Community Access Television for Aug. 18-24

DCAT Channel 22Visit www.dcat.tv for the complete daily schedule and detailed program information.“Yes Men,” featured documentary. 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday.“Impact (1952).” Feature from public...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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