Profits carved with offbeat items

CORTEZ - In a competitive market where shoppers are targeted at every turn, finding unique ways to stand out andattract buyers can make the difference in landing a sale - or not. Especially after...

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

'The Simpsons' marks its 450th episode on Fox

NEW YORK - To speak of the latest milestone by “The Simpsons" seems to restate the obvious.Long before now, enduring life for “The Simpsons" and its brightly jaundiced folk was simply assumed. What...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Gallery opens to resident travelers

By Ted HolteenArts & Entertainment EditorThe journeys of Durango's globe-trotting shutterbugs are on display for all to see at the Open Shutter Gallery, but ifthat conjures up images of a slide...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durangoan to show work in Cortez

Sometimes it's not enough to fully appreciate an artist through art alone; you've got to know who's behind it. GaryMcVean is just such an artist.The venerable Durango jeweler, painter and general...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ilze Aviks displays 'Cosmos'

Durango's Ilze Aviks is the first featured artist for 2010 in the Durango Arts Center's Friends of the Art Libraryexhibit series.Aviks' “Cosmos Series," a collection of themed mixed-media fiber...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Local art

Life in the Four Corners as seen through the eyes of 51 of the region's artists is now on display at the Durango ArtsCenter.The Barbara Conrad Gallery has been transformed into a showcase of all...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Local start-up bands kick off 2010 music scene

Live music offerings for 2010 in Durango are off to a great start with a one-two punch of local bands tonight andSaturday. The beauty about these bands is that they 1) haven't played out often...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Upcoming slate set for Life Long lectures

Fort Lewis College's Life Long Learning lecture series will resume its 10th year next week with Terry Bacon's “Poetryand the Beast Within." A senior partner with Korn/Ferry's Leadership and...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Series reveals oft-forgotten decade

Any historical look at 20th century America is made easier by studying its iconic decades - be it the “Roaring '20s" orthe “Me Decade" of the 1970s. But wedged between the celebrated 1920s of...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

East meets West at Mancos art gallery

If opening a wine bar without having a wine license sounds like a shaky way to start a business, it is.But that's what Rena Wilson, who opened Arborena Contemporary Art Gallery & Wine Bar last May...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Taking a break

DATE: Jan. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ellis Contemporary closes, for now

Change is nothing new for Monica Ellis, so for her the decision to close her Main Avenue gallery for a few months is nobig deal.“My customers are used to following me around," Ellis said Wednesday,...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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