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Special series: Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County

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A new addition to Durango’s bluegrass family

Durango’s bluegrass music community continues to be an active and productive bunch. Shows are plentiful, with a growing number of fans and musicians eager to play, listen and play some more. Paul...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

In a town that loves Halloween, events abound

Durango loves Halloween, sometimes making it a holiday that stretches on for two, three or four nights. Often this is because Halloween falls during the week and venues want to give the...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

One last hoorah for local band Baby Toro

After six years, a handful of singles, a full-length record and countless shows at regional venues, art galleries and nontraditional performance spaces, the Montezuma County duo known as Baby Toro...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The only thing in D.C. funnier than Congress

Washington, D.C., just gets funnier and funnier. Not the city itself, but the federal government. Its foibles, faults and blunders are at the least frustrating and the most infuriating, yet they...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Murder and mystery at the Henry Strater

The Durango Heritage Celebration is the next best thing to owning a time machine. As fantastic as that would be, it’s an unrealistic notion played out in fantasy and film that will never happen,...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Hip-hop hits Durango this weekend

Of the many musical genres that have been created and cultivated in modern pop culture, hip-hop was the one that seemed to have spread quickest, making its way into households and influencing...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Celebrating the Old West’s lyrical side

Durango’s Cowboy Poetry Gathering, now in its 26th year, continues to be the local showcase for celebrating the lyrical side of the old West. The idea of becoming a cowboy is a youthful and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Local music offerings spilleth over

It’s feast or famine for local entertainment options. One weekend music fans, promoters and writers are dying for at least one thing to see, host or peck words about. Other weekends there’s not...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Serzen’s influence continues with Jazz on the Hill

Jazz is one of those genres of music that is capable of getting into your blood and consuming your whole being. Music dorks like myself will bounce around from genre to genre. I have my favorites;...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Digging into the past, finding future sounds

Denver remains a city with one of the better music scenes in the country. While surrounding areas like Boulder and into the mountains are fertile jam-band communities, Denver proper has it all. ...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

13 years old, and already a guitar star

When String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth performed in Durango last winter on his annual brew tour, he brought along a fellow Boulder resident and her trio as his supporting act....

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Hill Stompers bring joyful sound to Brewfest

Let’s hear it for beer. The magical elixir made up of water, hops, malt and yeast has been brewed, consumed and enjoyed since the dawn of time. And for good reason. People plan vacations around...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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