Arts & Entertainment

Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’: A survival guide

1. Richard Wagner’s gargantuan opera runs five hours and 40 minutes. If you attend The MET: Live in HD performance Saturday at Fort Lewis College, remember, it starts at 10 a.m. Bring a pillow,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Can planet Earth be saved?

It is always a challenge to describe something by comparison where no comparison exists.That’s the case with “The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One: Target Earth.” There just aren’t any other...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts center hones theater mission

This year, some space at the Durango Arts Center will be used in a new way – theater.This will be the center’s first designated theater season, and Theater Director Theresa Carson has been charged...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The MET gambles on Las Vegas

Don Juan’s back, and he will be holding court in Las Vegas on Saturday.That’s the way the Metropolitan Opera sees it in a new production of “Rigoletto,” conceived by the sinister imagination of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

It’s a song-and-dork routine at the 2013 Follies

When nerdy guys strap on laptops and dance, can a tribute to Internet porn be far behind?That burning question was answered at Tuesday’s media night for this year’s Snowdown Follies. One never...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Watch Jay & Silent Bob ‘Get Old’

Jay & Silent Bob will be in town, but they won’t be here to sell pot, that’s for sure. They just want to chat.The comedy duo has been through a lot together during their 25-year friendship, and...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The company line

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The opera plays with history – again

At the core of “Maria Stuarda” lies a power struggle. The Protestant Queen of England contends with a Catholic monarch, the Queen of Scotland, who aspires to the British throne. What better...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Hirsch and Cavanagh team up for ‘Freud’

NEW YORK – When the play “Freud’s Last Session” opened in a Manhattan YMCA in 2010 it became an unlikely hit, but few could have predicted just how widely seen the session would become.This...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Met Opera takes camping trip to Troy in HD

Opera lovers who survive Hector Berlioz’s marathon “Les Troyens” deserve an Olympic medal of some kind. It takes stamina to perform this grandiose pageant and endurance to sit through five hours...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Broadway honors Jack Klugman and Charles Durning

NEW YORK – The theater community honored Jack Klugman and Charles Durning by dimming Broadway’s lights in back-to-back memorials.The marquees at all Broadway theaters went dark for one minute at 8...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ enters history books

NEW YORK – “Chicago” has swaggered into the history books again.Thursday night's performance of the edgy musical was its 6,681, meaning it becomes the third longest-running show in Broadway...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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