Study shows smoking scenes on the decline in top movies

NEW YORK – There’s a lot less smoking in the movies these days, a new report shows.Tobacco use on the silver screen peaked in 2005 and has been on the decline since, according to research that...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Late taxes in La Plata County go up 40% from 2008

Property-tax delinquencies are up about 39 percent from last year, according to a Durango Herald analysis of tax notices published this week. The numbers offer another sign that La Plata County is...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Government & Community Access Television for Aug. 18-24

DCAT Channel 22Visit for the complete daily schedule and detailed program information.“Yes Men,” featured documentary. 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday.“Impact (1952).” Feature from public...

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

Asleep at the Wheel coming to Concert Hall

One of music’s most venerable and revered groups, Asleep at the Wheel, returns to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday night. Now in its 40th year, “The Wheel” is on the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Same game, different name

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Small quilts displayed at Mesa Verde

“Canyon Voices II,” an exhibit by the Grand Junction-based Art Quilt Association, is now on display in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum gallery at Mesa Verde National Park.The juried exhibit...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Pagosa play is Wynne-Lose for audience

In the small, close-knit thespian world, there is a kindred madness driving against the mundane to light, set and play for the masses – regardless how minuscule the mass. The Springs Theatre...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Trucks, Tedeschi fill Blues & Brews lineup

The husband and wife team of Derek Trucks and the Susan Tedeschi Band will headline the second night of the 17th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in September.The announcement was a long...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

MySpace to revamp site in aim to simplify

NEW YORK – The once-dominant social network MySpace is revamping its home page. It’s looking a little more like its more popular and populous rival, Facebook, even as it attempts to set itself...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Reynolds to give Englehart lecture in DoloresArtist and art historian Judith Reynolds will discuss the work of the late painter Stanton Englehart at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Bureau of Land Management...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

How to build a better band

Internet classified ads are a great resource for, well, just about anything. Late last year when Oregon transplant and bass player Jesse Ogle started looking for like-minded musicians to play with...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Literary agent Elaine Koster dies

NEW YORK – Elaine Koster, a publisher and literary agent with a knack for new talent who gave a second chance to an obscure horror writer named Stephen King and took on an unknown Khaled Hosseini...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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