Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 in LA

LOS ANGELES — Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

What’s your bag?

Don’t take this as a call to action, but you can tell a lot about a woman by looking in her purse.“What a woman carries says as much about where she is in life as about who she is as a woman,” said...

DATE: March 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Belin, Gould add poetic flair to Hozhoni Days

With so much happening on the Fort Lewis College campus during Hozhoni Days this week, an off-campus night of poetry might be easy to miss. That would be a mistake.Celebrated authors and poets...

DATE: March 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Young people with old souls prefer vinyl to CDs

NEW YORK – In most ways, Sarah McCarthy is your average high schooler. She has a job and college plans, but she also has a peculiar passion for a 16-year-old: She’s a vinyl junkie.That’s right,...

DATE: March 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘... And all shall be well’

Shakespeare’s greatest comedy with a modern twist, the world’s best Queen cover band and Newfoundland folk-rock. It’s another of those “what will they think of next?” kind of weeks at the Community...

DATE: March 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Legendary bluesman Pinetop Perkins dead at 97

AUSTIN, Texas — Pinetop Perkins, one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died Monday at his home of cardiac arrest. He was...

DATE: March 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ska crew sends up ‘Brew Masters’

Ska Brewing Co., already growing by leaps and bounds with a recent 70 percent boost in brewing capacity, now is venturing into the world of show biz. And judging by early responses, the local brew...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Sit on it!

The young actors and actresses of the Durango Performing Arts Company will step into their parents’ (and grandparents’?) shoes for the next few weekends as the budding thespians stage “Happy Days –...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Donizetti’s ‘Lucia’ next up in Met simulcast lineup

If you want to dive into Romantic opera, I’ll see you this Saturday. Late morning, specifically 11 a.m., an unlikely witching hour for a plunge into the recesses of madness, Donizetti’s “Lucia di...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Briefs

Cortez gallery to host fundraiser for Habitat The Desert Pearl Gallery will host a “Raise the House” fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. The...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Wide support for the arts is a team effort

The Beatles released “With A Little Help From My Friends” in 1967.As the executive director of the Durango Arts Center, the song resonates with me. The DAC’s core mission is to serve the arts....

DATE: March 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Rock opera at the Concert Hall

It has been a while since we’ve seen a genuine rock opera – “Tommy” comes to mind – but the unique genre will be revived Wednesday night on the stage of the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: March 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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