Arts & Entertainment

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Geoff Johnson – character actor for all seasons

He’s played fathers, brothers, peddlers, preachers and police inspectors. He’s portrayed a conniving attorney, a crafty magician, a smarmy hotel clerk, an inquisitive pilgrim descending into hell...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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Turner family to present ‘Durango Native Stories’

If you’ve lived in Durango for five – or 50 – years, there’s something cool about hearing stories from the town’s early days. On Thursday, the Turners, a six-generation Durango pioneer family, will...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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Annual Party in the Park to be held Saturday

There’s going to be a party in Buckley Park on Saturday, and you’re all invited. Stillwater Music will be holding its seventh annual Party in the Park, and between Stillwater, the Be Frank...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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‘Last Comic Standing’ winner Josh Blue to headline Durango fundraiser

“Last Comic Standing” winner Josh Blue will be in town next week for a good cause. Blue, 38, who lives in Denver, will be in Durango on May 19 to perform at the Durango Arts Center for the VHL...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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In the Age of Trump, another aging Don Juan

In Act I of “Der Rosenkavalier” (The Knight of the Rose), a boorish, elderly man brags about seducing a pretty young girl. It’s an Access Hollywood Aria. The blowhard In Richard Strauss’ comic...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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An abundance of theater in Durango

Unexpectedly, a spring theater festival is upon us. On Thursday, Durango High School Thespian Troupe 1096 opened “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Tonight (Friday), it runs directly opposite “The Secret...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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Tickets on sale now for ‘The Secret Garden’

Tickets are now on sale for Merely Players ’ production of “The Secret Garden,” a musical that won Best Book of a Musical and Outstanding Musical in the 1991 Tony Awards. The show, which is...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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Buy a flower to help Merely Players

Merely Players has launched an “Unlock the Garden” campaign to assist them in their continued ability to keep quality theater in Durango. The financial assistance will help with set, costumes,...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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DAC Applause! presents ‘The Grunch’

Picture a cast running around backstage, rehearsing their lines from wrinkled, highlighted scripts while adjusting their costumes. The air smells of hairspray and makeup. It’s all for “The...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90

LOS ANGELES – Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed comedian whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday....

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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Fort Lewis stages jaunty Gilbert & Sullivan

Ah yes, words matter. Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” is a zany operetta about duty, love, promises and what we say to each other. At every turn, there’s comic confusion because of...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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Durango High School Troupe 1096 opens ‘Drop Dead’

Rare is the time I get to leave the office in the middle of the afternoon to go see something that is almost certain to make me laugh, but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday. Durango High...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts