Summit to host black-tie affair, Summit-style

Tonight could be a historic night in Durango as the Summit hosts its first black-tie affair.“I’m pretty sure we’ve never had one, even before I took over,” said Summit owner Scottie Sindelar. And...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

In a class of her own

Although she’s been in Durango for the last 10 years, I didn’t become familiar with Sandra Butler’s art until earlier this year at the “In2itive” exhibition at the Fort Lewis College Gallery. Since...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Grandma Mana’ getting started at 83

Regardless of the measure, a life is best gauged by what you do, not when you do it. “I always loved painting, but I decided to raise a family, and before I knew it 50 years went by,” Elsie Siapno...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Don’t devalue craftsmanship vs. artists’ vision

Many people who call themselves artists minimize the value of craftsmanship. Fixated on intense personal expression, they throw care overboard. Even after a work is complete, attention to formal...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Opera offers more dream worlds

Last week, Santa Fe hosted its annual conference called “Creativity and Madness.” It brings together medical professionals who link the topics through presentations on visual artists, composers and...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fruits of his labor

He’s an irrefutable success in his chosen field, but at some point it just becomes laughable to call what Jimmy Williams does for a living “work.”“I was hired to go do a job I would pay to do,” the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Piano tuner marks 25th year at Newport jazz fest

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Between each act at the Newport Jazz Festival, as the audience cheers and crews clear the equipment, Bill Calhoun darts onstage with a fistful of tools and parks at the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Ike Turner celebrated in Miss.

JACKSON, Miss. – Rock icon Ike Turner is about to get recognition in his Mississippi hometown nearly three years after his death.This weekend in Clarksdale, officials and music fans will gather to...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Pink Floyd anthem redone for Iranians

NEW YORK – The Pink Floyd rock music classic “Another Brick in the Wall” has been transformed by a Canadian band to reflect contempt young Iranians have for their government.The song replaces the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Some people are just schmucks

The truly goofy comes shrouded in innocence. If a man is trying to be goofy, it’s just an act that quickly grows old. But if he lacks the slightest notion of his peculiarity, there’s the secret....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Forgotten, but not gone

Step into Sam Stevens’ Silverton photography studio and you get more than you bargained for.Sandwiched between a busy Old West-style portrait studio and an even busier public restroom, the heavy...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Abbey menu offers huge variety

No, the Herald has not crossed over into the fortune-cookie business. Just call it good advice for concertgoers because the Abbey Theatre has got a great lineup of nationally touring acts this weekend whose names may not be of the household variety – with one notable exception.

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

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