Author writes of move from East to West

In Claiming Ground: A Memoir, Laura Bell opens up 30 years of her life to the reader. In 1977, Bell left Kentucky aftercollege and came west to Wyoming with her family to visit. She didn't leave.In...

DATE: May 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A really big show

Arts & Entertainment Editor hile the thoughts of most kids this spring are on finishing school and getting startedon summer vacation, an army of students at Dance in the Rockies are preparing to...

DATE: May 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Colors of the season brighten Conrad Gallery

It can be hard to keep up with the goings-on at the Durango Arts Center, what with 10 or more rotating exhibits everyyear in the Barbara Conrad Gallery, six more upstairs in the Art Library, and a...

DATE: May 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

ZZ Top, B.B. King to headline at Telluride's Blues & Brews festival

Blues great B.B. King and legendary Texas blues-rockers ZZ Top will headline two of the three nights of the 17th annualTelluride Blues & Brews Festival in September.ZZ Top will close the Friday...

DATE: May 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

'Everything is satisfactual'

Shakespeare is so malleable.If not, how else could Durango High School mount a charming production of “Twelfth Night" as a quasi musical featuringa dozen versions of one song?That's the concept...

DATE: May 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

It'll be days of wine in Durango for vinophiles

The problem with names is that they can be so limiting.Take this fourth annual Durango Wine Experience, which kicks off Thursday all over downtown Durango and ends withSaturday's bacchanalian Grand...

DATE: May 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Best-selling author Marlantes to appear at Maria's

Durango's bookworms will get a rare treat Sunday when Karl Marlantes, best-selling author of Matterhorn: A Novel of theVietnam War, comes to town for a visit at Maria's Bookshop.The local...

DATE: April 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango to celebrate … Dos de Mayo?

The location may have changed, but the party won't skip a beat when Durango's Cinco de Mayo celebration kicks off Sunday morning in Buckley Park.The local Cinco de Mayo festival had been held...

DATE: April 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Night at the Opera

If you don't know John Thomas, you might say his cowgirl opera “Twenty-Four Pounds of Bullets and Steel" is one of themost ambitious projects to ever grace a stage in Durango. Thing is, a lot of us...

DATE: April 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cinco festival goes to Sky Ute

After a long run at Santa Rita Park, the 16th annual Del Alma Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held Saturday at theSky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio.In a prepared statement, Del Alma Director...

DATE: April 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Teaching the arts

If you've walked, ridden or driven by ARTiculation on Second Avenue and asked yourself (or anyone else, for thatmatter) “What's that?" you're probably not alone. And finding a good answer isn't...

DATE: April 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Out-of-towner offers look at Strater

This book is obviously a labor of love. Back in 2006, Illinois resident Philip Aleo was planning his annual trip toColorado and decided on Mesa Verde as his destination. Aleo wanted to stay in...

DATE: April 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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