Ted Holteen

Position: Arts & Entertainment Editor

Email: ted@durangoherald.com

There’s nothing hallowed about the 31st of Oct.

On Saturday night, KDUR held its 21st annual Transvestite Ball while The Hank was completing another successful seasonal run of “The Rocky Horror Show.”Both events are local Halloween traditions,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: You call that art

I’m willing to try anything once, including acting

The line between entertainment and journalism has long been a thin one, but what I’ve done to it this summer makes it downright invisible. Good thing I’m not a real journalist. Or entertainer.OK,...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: You call that art

Abbey exemplifies woes of reporting in a small town

I don’t write a lot of monthly columns. There is enough material to keep me busy with more objective analyses.But recent events have moved me to offer a few personal words that come from some...

DATE: April 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: You call that art

After 15 years, The Summit stays on top of music

Farquahrt’s. Storyville. The San Juan Room. The Solid Muldoon. Player’s. Purple Haze. The Pelican’s Nest. I could go on, but to do so would give the false impression that I’m an old drunk. And I’m...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: You call that art

Step up for the ‘Underground Mayor’

I don’t know what my life would look like had I never met Tami Graham, but at the very least I know I wouldn’t be writing this.For better or worse, it was Graham who in 1996 gave a foul-mouthed...

DATE: March 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: You call that art

My resolution to be courageous, risky and honest

It’s been a few months since I’ve even attempted to write this column, and there was a reason for the hiatus.Like most people who have or had a mom, mine taught me at a young age that if you don’t...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: You call that art

Festival’s longevity is no accident

Music in the Mountains is celebrating its 25th season this year, and we should all celebrate with it. And even give a few thanks.In a year that’s seen bankruptcies befall symphonies in Detroit,...

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: You call that art

Back Space is a healthy alternative

There are a lot of nice things to say about our local cinema conglomerate, Storyteller Theatres. There’s just not a lot of nice things to say about the movies playing there.Storyteller’s put in...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: You call that art

Please – don’t take a good thing for granted

It often takes me a while to generate the kind of self-righteous indignation necessary to scold others in a newspaper column, but I’ve done my legwork and I believe the walls of my glass house have...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: You call that art

‘Nook’ isn’t a 4-letter word anymore

As both a lover of books and a technophobe, I can conceive of few inventions more disturbing than Amazon’s Kindle and its like.I like the room lined with shelves and shelves of books. And by their...

DATE: April 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: You call that art

Goodman finds no humor in federal cuts

Amy Goodman is the real reason I’m not in politics.Yes, I also work for a newspaper, which is a serious conflict of interest, and I’m simply not allowed to be both a journalist and a politician...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: You call that art

Snowdown: Just do it – therein lies the fun

I love Snowdown.You can keep your Christmases, Ramadans, Hanukkahs and any other so-called “holy days” that were created for any reason other than to eat and drink to excess (which is why...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: You call that art

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