Hang on to that DVD player – for now

SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is preparing for the day when getting DVDs by mail is as old-fashioned as going to the video store.It’s hoping to wean people from DVDs with a cheap plan that offers movies...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Discovery Channel hopes series on beer has the hops

NEW YORK – The star of Discovery Channel’s new series “Brew Masters” says people in his craft beer industry are “proudly promiscuous.”With their products, he means.“We encourage beer drinkers to...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Silver strings

The San Juan Symphony knows how to throw a party – a 25th anniversary party. Steep the whole thing in memory and add something new. That’s exactly what happened last weekend as our regional...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Where the West meets a new era

As Saving the West opens, central character John Marlow’s life is devolving into a bad country western song, especially the part where the wife up and leaves, taking their son with her. Marlow is a...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

What can artists’ gender reveal about art?

WASHINGTON – When artist Jasper Johns was mourning the end of his relationship with Robert Rauschenberg, he took one of his famous flag paintings, made it black and dangled a fork and spoon...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

San Juan Symphony steps back in time for 2nd concert

Who says you can’t turn back the clock? The San Juan Symphony will travel all the way back to 1986 for its second concert of the 2010-11 25th Anniversary season.“Silver Jubilee” will duplicate the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Eye of the beholder: Exhibit examines fakes, forgeries

DETROIT – When a painting attributed to Vincent Van Gogh was bequeathed to the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1990, it was met with immediate suspicion from scholars and art experts.“Still life with...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Three Days’ could have done more

Russell Crowe slumps comfortably into the role of a junior college teacher in “The Next Three Days,” and then morphs into an unlikely man of action determined to spring his wife from jail.The film...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Spring schedule set for Community Concert Hall

The fall season hasn’t yet ended at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, but director Charles Leslie already is looking forward to 2011. The Winter/Spring lineup at the Concert Hall...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Who remains an iTunes holdout?

NEW YORK – With the Beatles finally on iTunes, Garth Brooks and AC/DC are among the few notable acts that continue to staunchly hold out, unwilling to agree to Apple’s restrictive pricing schemes...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

EMI’s Faxon says Beatles deal was ‘quite easy’

LOS ANGELES – For Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, getting the Beatles’ music on iTunes marked the end of a “long and winding road.”For EMI Group Ltd. CEO Roger Faxon, it was just one more step in...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The Fab Four on iTunes

b Please Please Me (1963)b With the Beatles (1963)b A Hard Day’s Night (1964)b Beatles for Sale (1964)b Help! (1965)b Rubber Soul (1965)b Revolver (1966)b Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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