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An inky-black comic opera for our time

Agrippina, Nero’s mother. Now there’s a subject for a black comedy. Or a satirical opera. At 10:55 a.m. Saturday, The MET Live in HD will live stream Handel’s grim-but-fluffy opera “Agrippina” in...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Laurie Anderson among new arts academy inductees

NEW YORK – Like many incoming members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Laurie Anderson didn’t know a lot about the venerable honor society until she was asked to join it. “I had only a...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tim Robbins, The Actors’ Gang to stage ‘The New Colossus’ at Concert Hall

We all have a story about our ancestors, and when Oscar-winning actor and director Tim Robbins comes to town next week with The Actors’ Gang to stage “The New Colossus,” he wants to hear yours....

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The tidal power of ‘Porgy and Bess’

Is “Porgy and Bess” an opera or a Broadway musical? Does “Porgy and Bess” represent the African American community in a racist way? Did composer George Gershwin and author DuBose Heyward...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Don’t tell the secret: DHS Troupe 1096 is setting a ‘Trap’

The student actors of Durango High School Troupe 1096 are setting a “Trap” for theater-goers in the form of their next production, and it’s going to be a doozy. Giving too much of the plot away...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango turns out for a rockin’ Follies

Durango, you may not know it, but some of your fellow residents are serious rock gods. And others have serious potty mouths. And still others ... well. At least they were Tuesday at the Snowdown...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ignacio High School theater to stage ‘Frozen’

Ignacio High School theater students will take the stage at the school Wednesday and Thursday for their production of “Frozen.” “Frozen” is the story of sisters Anna and Elsa: When a prophecy traps...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The MET presents new production of German masterpiece

“Wozzeck,” the play, the opera and a multitude of stage and film adaptations, will always be with us. The story centers on a beleaguered young man who struggles with life at the bottom of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ignacio theater students staging performance, fundraiser

Head out for dinner and show next week when Ignacio High School theater students stage their production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” The spaghetti dinner will be a fundraiser for the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing 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

Mysto brings classic conjuring to concert hall

When Mysto the Magi and his assistant Quill Frank take the stage Saturday in Durango, they will be carrying on a tradition going back centuries. Mysto got started in magic when he was 10 years old....

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sunflower Theatre seeks actors for holiday performance

The Journal Sunflower Theatre at KSJD is seeking actors ages 10 to 16 for “The Christmas Quilt: A patchwork of stories” performance Dec. 19, 20 and 21. Stories include “Grandpa and the Christmas...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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