MySpace to revamp site in aim to simplify

NEW YORK – The once-dominant social network MySpace is revamping its home page. It’s looking a little more like its more popular and populous rival, Facebook, even as it attempts to set itself...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Reynolds to give Englehart lecture in DoloresArtist and art historian Judith Reynolds will discuss the work of the late painter Stanton Englehart at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Bureau of Land Management...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

How to build a better band

Internet classified ads are a great resource for, well, just about anything. Late last year when Oregon transplant and bass player Jesse Ogle started looking for like-minded musicians to play with...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Literary agent Elaine Koster dies

NEW YORK – Elaine Koster, a publisher and literary agent with a knack for new talent who gave a second chance to an obscure horror writer named Stephen King and took on an unknown Khaled Hosseini...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Don’t devalue craftsmanship vs. artists’ vision

Many people who call themselves artists minimize the value of craftsmanship. Fixated on intense personal expression, they throw care overboard. Even after a work is complete, attention to formal...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Opera offers more dream worlds

Last week, Santa Fe hosted its annual conference called “Creativity and Madness.” It brings together medical professionals who link the topics through presentations on visual artists, composers and...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fruits of his labor

He’s an irrefutable success in his chosen field, but at some point it just becomes laughable to call what Jimmy Williams does for a living “work.”“I was hired to go do a job I would pay to do,” the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Ike Turner celebrated in Miss.

JACKSON, Miss. – Rock icon Ike Turner is about to get recognition in his Mississippi hometown nearly three years after his death.This weekend in Clarksdale, officials and music fans will gather to...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Pink Floyd anthem redone for Iranians

NEW YORK – The Pink Floyd rock music classic “Another Brick in the Wall” has been transformed by a Canadian band to reflect contempt young Iranians have for their government.The song replaces the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Some people are just schmucks

The truly goofy comes shrouded in innocence. If a man is trying to be goofy, it’s just an act that quickly grows old. But if he lacks the slightest notion of his peculiarity, there’s the secret....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Forgotten, but not gone

Step into Sam Stevens’ Silverton photography studio and you get more than you bargained for.Sandwiched between a busy Old West-style portrait studio and an even busier public restroom, the heavy...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Abbey menu offers huge variety

No, the Herald has not crossed over into the fortune-cookie business. Just call it good advice for concertgoers because the Abbey Theatre has got a great lineup of nationally touring acts this weekend whose names may not be of the household variety – with one notable exception.

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

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