Judith Reynolds

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

Next stop for the ‘Chief’ sign?

The Chief belongs in a museum. Yes, the odd, oversized, flat-painted cartoon of a Native American pointing to a place of business has outlived this moment. Created about 80 years ago, the...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Zoom Theater rides into summer

Two very different local theater companies are launching two projects in the next two weeks. Both companies appear to be on the same surreal wavelength as they conjure different virtual productions...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Concerts bloom first weeks of March

If February brought us a theater extravaganza, March looks like a musical feast. Last month, locals reorganized calendars to fit in four remarkable dramas. Merely Players’ imaginative...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

From 10-minute plays to a four-hour opera

Tossing her hands in the air, fortune teller Samantha proclaims: “Fate is fate.” And so it was at Durango Art Center’s ninth annual 10-Minute Play Festival last weekend. “Ring of Truth,” a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Irma, Norman and a Chinese princess

Find a good parking place up at Fort Lewis College and keep it for the weekend. The college will host three tempting cultural events: “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” the opening production of The MET...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Durango’s performing arts season is now in full swing

Our calendars are already overloaded. But it looks like a winning season once again for the performing arts in Durango. Last Saturday, music lovers filled the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Musical master Bach to be celebrated St. Mark’s

Of course, the poster child for the Durango Bach Festival is none other than the Baroque composer himself. A stylized four-part graphic illuminates the festival’s website and brochures. A huge...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Kids add music and drama to winter season

Underneath the commercial frenzy of the holiday season, a series of music and dramatic performances by the young people of our area have quietly proceeded. Last weekend, the three ensembles that...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

A new festival begins in Durango

The Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort Lewis College is a new venture with high ambition. Billed as the first annual, the festival took place over last weekend and now has to follow through next year...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Dennis Elkins mesmerizing audiences

The eighth annual Thingamajig Playwrights Festival opened last weekend in Pagosa Springs with “box.” Written and performed by Dennis Elkins, Equity actor, director and former chairman of the Fort...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

A soaring symphonic opener

Last weekend, after weeks of national discord in the news, the San Juan Symphony gave us a present – a night of profound and powerful music. Conductor Thomas Heuser and company launched the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

The new play is the thing in Four Corners

Recently, Joyce Fontana’s play, “Paindemonium,” got a staged reading as a finalist in the Aloha Theatre’s Original Play Festival XXV. Yes, that means one Hawaiian new play festival has been running...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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