Learning light in France and Four Corners

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE – "No, no, no," scolded the pastel painters’ workshop instructor to Durango plein-air artist Jan A. Goldman. "The sky is never that blue." Perhaps the instructor never had...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Concert Hall juggles busy weekend

Returning Fort Lewis College alumni will have no shortage of entertainment choices at their alma mater during Homecoming, as the Community Concert Hall welcomes two vastly different but intriguing...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Romanian author wins Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM – Herta Mueller, a little-known Romanian-born author who was persecuted for her critical depictions of life behind the Iron Curtain, won the 2009 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday in an...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Marching to the beat

DATE: Oct. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango turns back the clock for celebration

From its inception in 1881 until today, Durango always has been a city of contrasts.Back then, rugged miners and cowboys rubbed elbows in saloons with Victorian ladies and gentlemen (and ladies of...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ranch hands

Development is one of the most polarizing words in Colorado, representing an economic lifeblood for many while others see it as the greatest threat to the state’s natural beauty. There’s no gray...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

King Tut exhibit heads to Denver

King Tut’s coming to Colorado next summer, and tickets are already on sale to catch a glimpse of what promises to be the Denver Art Museum’s top draw in 2010."Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ewing creates it his own way (really)

For most, the individuality that defines an artist is often not revealed until the finished product is seen. Charlie Ewing, however, is unique not only in the art he creates, but how he creates...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Contender

DATE: Oct. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

San Juan Symphony starts new season

There once was a young man who gathered up all the finest musicians in the Four Corners and created an orchestra. They played music from all over the world, and one year, they chose music inspired...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

West's culture takes stage with annual poetry gathering

The softer side of Durango's Wild West legacy will take center stage this week with the arrival of the 21st annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The grizzled, weather-worn poets and musicians...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Libraries look at banned books

This week, libraries and bookstores across the country are celebrating literary freedom during Banned Books Week. The American Library Association documented 513 challenged titles as reported to...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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