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Asner tells FDR’s side of the story

Edward Asner was born in 1929 just weeks after Black Tuesday pitched the U.S. into the depths of the Great Depression. When he was a sophomore in high school 16 years later, the only president he’d...

DATE: May 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Not As You Remember It

DATE: April 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Illusionist has more than just your standard bag of tricks

Illusionist Kevin Spencer carries a lot of gear in his 42-foot custom-made semitrailer, but a rabbit and a top hat aren’t in the inventory.“We try to create a very different offering,” Spencer said...

DATE: April 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

High-schoolers put words into action on stage

If the sensitivity and stage presence of nine high-schoolers is any indication, the future of our country is looking up. Thursday night, members of the Durango High School Speech and Debate Team...

DATE: April 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

College actors cross-train, dress for Molière

“They will be the death of me yet.” Ardin, the rich hypochondriac at the center of Molière’s comedy “The Imaginary Invalid,” isn’t referring to his doctors. He’s muttering about his children.The...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Warning: Woman on the loose at the opera

On the one hand, Manon is a sentimental, suffering heroine. Sounds like standard issue opera. Or is she a dangerous, free-thinking woman on the loose? Chances are the new Metropolitan Opera...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Some guys have all the luck

They may be relegated to the “Cafetorium,” but Bayfield High School thespians are getting the most out of their unconventional setting. This spring’s production of “How to Succeed in Business...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

An evening at the ballet, sort of

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dancers strutted their stuff Tuesday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. They’ve earned a big reputation through the last 20 years in that growing...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Your homework: Make ’em laugh

Can you imagine Will Ferrell playing one character his entire career? If this was commedia dell’arte of the 16th century, you could very well say that Buddy the Elf, Ricky Bobby and Ron Burgundy...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Cinderella’ charms

When Cinderella and her prince realize they love each other, a blue-white spot isolates them at the top of a palace staircase. Below, revelers at the royal ball have stopped dancing. It’s a highly...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Escanada’ an outlandish comedy

The Thingamajig Theatre Company continues its fascination with the Yooper accent with its spring production of Jeff Daniels’ “Escanaba in da Moonlight.” Set on the opening night of deer season...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Met opera has 3 men going gaga over 1 woman

In Giuseppe Verdi’s early opera “Ernani,” three men have a serious case of love-lust for one woman. You know what that means.When two or more men fight over a woman, it’s never about the woman. It...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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