Arts Briefs

DAC offering holiday art workshops for kids The Durango Arts Center will offer three workshops for kids ages 5 to 10 who want to get into the holiday spirit. The children will learn to give green...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

National Board of Review lauds ‘Social Network’

NEW YORK — The National Board of Review, widely considered a harbinger of the Academy Awards, has chosen “The Social Network” as the best film of the year.The NBR lavished a total of four awards on...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

All in the family

Socially speaking, Molly Trueman, 15, wants to win the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant. Her mother, Betty, sees a different competitive opportunity – holiday home decorating. Younger brother Stan, 13,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Franco, Hathaway to co-host Oscars

LOS ANGELES – James Franco and Anne Hathaway have just what Academy Awards producers want as hosts of Hollywood’s biggest night. They’ll put on a show, rather than just another awards ceremony,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

For ‘Airplane’ fans, it’s important now

LOS ANGELES – Despite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career’s second act.“Surely you...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Maria’s book drive is under way Maria’s Bookshop is sponsoring the “Families Helping Families Holiday Book Drive” benefiting the children of families who participate in the Family Center of...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Color splash on Black Friday

We’re all about looking local first here in Durango – at least we’re supposed to be, if you believe the local paper. So this year, instead of another Black Friday spent waiting in line at Walmart...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

5 most irresistible guilty-pleasure films

LOS ANGELES – It’s OK, we’re all friends here. This is a safe place – you don’t have to be ashamed.We all have movies we secretly adore, ones that are so bad, they’re good. These are movies that...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

3rd eye: NYU artist gets camera implanted in head

NEW YORK – A New York University arts professor might not have eyes on the back of his head, but he’s coming pretty close.Wafaa Bilal, a visual artist widely recognized for his interactive and...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Day of Listening encourages family interviews

WASHINGTON – Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, are joining a national oral history project that urges people to take time the day after Thanksgiving for a National Day of Listening with their...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Keep it on! Keep it all on!

The burlesque shows in “Burlesque” feature no nudity, no striptease, no baggy-pants comedians and no performers with names like Porsche Galore.Other than that, the shows are identical to the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

New Orleans’ musicians keeping busy post-Katrina

NEW ORLEANS – More than five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ music scene remains vibrant and lively, despite the fact that some musicians forced from their homes haven’t returned and...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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