Durango battle of the seasons one-ups groundhog

Not since the Heat Miser and the Snow Miser squared off in “The Year Without a Santa Claus” has there been such an epic battle of the elements with so much at stake.Durango’s inaugural Tug of...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pagosa divided over arts venue deal

If leasing five acres of Archuleta County land for $1 a year sounds too good to be true, well, it is.That’s the deal that The Pavilion at Pagosa Springs, a group led by Janis and Bob Moomaw, had...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fain goes from screen to stage for symphony visit

“Then and Now” is the theme of the San Juan Symphony’s 25th anniversary season, and it’s hard to find a violinist who’s more “Now” than Timothy Fain.Fain will be the featured soloist Sunday for...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

An artful comedy of manners

Stylish and smart, the set for “Art” provides a comfortable way to experience an uncomfortable subject. When friendships disintegrate, it’s not pretty. When loyalty splinters, it’s painful. When...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Briefs

Deadline is today for 10-minute plays Submissions for the Durango Arts Center’s 10-minute play contest must be postmarked by today to be considered. Only original plays are eligible, and each play...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lose Yourself: Eminem only wins 2 of 10 Grammys

LOS ANGELES — The Grammys love Eminem. Over his decade plus career, they’ve showered him with 13 Grammy Awards — and gave him two during this year’s ceremonies.But their love for Eminem seems to...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Arts Center lives up to its name again

Were you one of the 29,000 visitors to the Durango Arts Center in 2010? Did you attend a gallery opening complete with wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music? Perhaps you met Patsy Cline in the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Adults prove challenging students

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two articles examining adult art education opportunities at the Durango Arts Center.By Karin L. BeckerSpecial to the HeraldLast week, we learned that adults can...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Nat ‘King’ Cole’s TV show gets digital release

LOS ANGELES – Television’s groundbreaking “The Nat ‘King’ Cole Show” is getting a digital release more than 50 years after it aired.Cole’s widow, Maria, saved kinescopes – copies made by filming a...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Conductor Post to deliver symphony preview Music Director Arthur Post will give a preview of “Arches,” the third concert in the 25th anniversary season of the San Juan Symphony, at 6 p.m. Wednesday...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Revive with new DAC exhibit

When I walked out of the new exhibit at the Durango Arts Center last week, I spun around in slow circles all the way to my car. No straight line, no hurried rush to the next chore on my to-do list....

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Lady Antebellum wins big

LOS ANGELES – Lady Antebellum was the big winner at the Grammys with five awards, including record and song of the year for the band’s yearning crossover ballad “Need You Now,” but rockers Arcade...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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