At long last, some respect for the jackass

At last a book has been written that sings the praises of the ubiquitous 19th century mountain canary – the lonely burro – although often during full-moon nights, burros did their own singing, and...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Betty White voted AP entertainer of the year

NEW YORK – What Betty White did in 2010 doesn’t usually happen: an 88-year-old actress with more than six decades in Hollywood suddenly became the object of adulation of the Facebook-connected...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

NBC’s late-night fiasco tops 2010

NEW YORK – What began as a grand, highly promoted experiment in late-night, ended in a fiasco that made NBC a laughing stock and captivated the country.In January 2010, NBC sought to displace its...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Christmas present can’t live up to its past

My good friend Uncle Dan likes to remind us every December, in between sips of Busch, that “Christmas is for the kids.” It’s a simple offering from a wise and respected Hermosan sage, but it got me...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Deadline nears for Riverfest arts fair The Riverfest Fine Arts and Crafts Fair announces a final call for artists to enter work for the 2011 event, which will be held May 28-29 in Farmington. The...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Winter reading for kids

Santa’s visit is upon us, and many parents and friends of young readers are in search of the perfect gift for deserving girls and boys. Here are a few suggestions that will bring education, fun and...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Director Blake Edwards dies in Southern California

LOS ANGELES – When Julie Andrews began writing her 2008 autobiography, Home, her husband, Blake Edwards, had just one piece of advice: “Characters make your story.”In an up-and-down career that...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Broza to bring international flair

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College will cap an eclectic season tonight with a concert by Israeli superstar David Broza.Considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant international...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

No detail too small

I’ll just come out and say it: This is not a book review because, quite frankly, I didn’t read the book.That said, consider this a hardy recommendation to get yourself or someone on your shopping...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Briefs

Stillwater bands to play at fundraiser The Stillwater Foundation will host a fundraising concert and silent auction at 5 p.m. today at Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave.The concert will feature eight...

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

Authorities arrest lawyer for disgraced celebrity adviser

NEW YORK – A former lawyer for a financial adviser to celebrity clients was arrested Thursday on money-laundering charges filed in New York alleging he helped conceal the adviser’s Ponzi-like...

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

Arts Briefs

DAC invites artists for 4-Corners Commission Artists working in any medium except video are invited to submit work to be chosen for the annual Four Corners Commission Exhibit at the Durango Arts...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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