Getting their Irish up

The final curtain comes down this weekend on the Durango High School theater group's class of 2009. Rather than go out with a feel-good musical, they have taken on a more serious and testing...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Abbey celebrates its remodeling with free shows

The Abbey Theatre went dark for a week in April so it could undergo a change and celebrated its grand reopening with a weekend of free shows.One minor change was with the seating: Some of the...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Local author recycles Mesa Verde lore

Local author Duane A. Smith, who has written or collaborated on five books about Mesa Verde, has made the most of his expertise in a slim new book. In Mesa Verde National Park, Smith contributes...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

FLC winners at Nevada, Reno Jazz Festival

The 18-piece Fort Lewis College Jazz Ensemble took third place in the four-year college band category at the University of Nevada, Reno, Jazz Festival. The festival, which ran from April 24-25,...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango kids paint masks for Creativity Festivity

"Anything goes" is the attitude held throughout the Durango Arts Center's Creativity Festivity, where the only rule is that you can't say "I'm bad at something." The monthlong festival centering...

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Taking flight

Theaters packed with school children waiting for a show are far noisier than a comparable number of adults.The middle-school pupils packing Fort Lewis College's Mainstage Theatre on Thursday were...

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Show offers inspiration for reusing shoes

Have an old pair of shoes that have lost their spunk? The exhibit "Show Your Sole" held at La Fete gallery last weekend might have inspired a new vision for old tread.The two-day, juried show was a...

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Violinist Kasia Sokol concludes St. Mark's series

"Now it's time for dessert," violinist Kasia Sokol said as she prepared to play the final work in her recital Friday evening."Five Pieces" by Dmitri Shostakovich - dessert? Few in the audience...

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A family affair

The cast of the first comic operetta Durango has seen in years is a family affair.For instance, Marcia Heidenreich is the accompanist for the Durango Lively Arts Company's production of "The Mikado...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Book looks at red-light women

Prostitution was part and parcel of the old West, as indigenous as the farmer and the gunfighter. The subject has fascinated scholars and the public for nearly as long as reports filtered east,...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Another executive leaves Arts Center

Heather Leavitt, exhibits director of the Durango Arts Center, has resigned. She would cite only "lack of leadership from the organization and lack of community support" as her reasons for...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Entrepreneur starts gallery in Bayfield home

Bayfield has a new art gallery: The Red House Gallery, plus an annex, no less. It's the result of a former resident moving back home after 10 years and deciding she was fed up with traveling to...

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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