Forest ecologist helps refashion Barbie dolls as scientists

SALT LAKE CITY – When Nalini Nadkarni was a kid, she’d run home from school, climb into one of the eight maple trees in her parents’ backyard and spend an afternoon there with an apple and a book....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Justin Bieber to launch docu-series on YouTube in January

Justin Bieber is launching a docu-series about creating his new album on YouTube, the platform where the singer originally got his start in music more than a decade ago. YouTube announced Tuesday...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Lizzo named The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year

NEW YORK – Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. Voted by entertainment staffer members of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop,...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Inuit-Canadian singer who covered ‘Diamonds’’ dies at 26

LOS ANGELES – Kelly Fraser, a Canadian pop artist who gained attention for an Inuit-language cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” part of her advocacy efforts for her indigenous culture, has died. Fraser...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Need plans for New Year’s Eve?

Still haven’t made plans for New year’s Eve yet? Fear not, we have you covered. Here’s a list of some of the parties being held Tuesday night: New Year’s Eve at the Balcony, 4 p.m., Balcony Bar...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

History Colorado Center space tells Centennial State’s story

What does it mean to be a Coloradan? That’s a question we rarely ask ourselves. But it’s central to Denver’s expansive History Colorado Center. The center is located downtown, a short walk down...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79

NEW YORK – Radio personality Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decadeslong rise to stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 27-Jan. 2

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) JoJo Rabbit A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

A&E: Here’s to 2019

At the end of the year, we like to take a few minutes and reflect on the events of the past 365 days. In the world of Arts & Entertainment, 2019 was a mixed bag of fun news, major anniversaries and...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Songwriter Allee Willis, who wrote ‘Friends’ theme, dies

LOS ANGELES – Allee Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical “The Color Purple” as well as the theme song from the TV show “Friends” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” has...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Artist’s quilts tell the story of her ancestors

For Navajo/Diné artist Susan Hudson, the quilts she makes are a tribute to her ancestors and way to tell their stories and the history of the Navajo people. Hudson, a member of the Kin Yaa Aanii...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Dancer born with one hand makes Radio City Rockettes history

NEW YORK – A dancer born with one hand is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. “I don’t want to be known as the dancer who has one hand,...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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