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On anniversary of dark day, good news about Met

Anyone with a column assignment that falls on the anniversary of Sept. 11 must give pause. Eleven years ago today, I was awakened by a phone call from a friend in England. She had watched the first...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Fort Lewis College entertains idea of having MET Opera

The saga of opera in Durango sputters on. The good news: We’re somewhere between an overture and Act I. The bad news: The tentative start date for Allen Theatres’ program of European opera came and...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

MET Opera gone for now, but it’s not forgotten

On a recent Sunday, while dropping off newspapers, glass and cans at the recycling center, I ran into opera fans. The day before, at the public library, the same thing happened. Last week, in the...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Music festival at local church a well-kept secret

The 18th annual Animas Music Festival has come and gone. Sparse publicity limited the crowds. What a shame. John Pennington, the formidable former percussion studies director at Fort Lewis College,...

DATE: June 11, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Young actors give Shakespeare a pop music twist

When Rosalind meets Orlando, it’s love at first sight. Then life intervenes. Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like it,” is about being bedazzled and bewildered by first love. The young cast of the...

DATE: May 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Practice makes perfect for FLC weekend concerts

End-of-the-year recitals are often worth waiting for. That’s true for two thisweekend. In both cases, the musicians have been preparing for a long time, and you know they will be...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Visiting artist describes ‘The Immeasurable’

“Primeval Messages” would be a better title for Karen Kunc’s exhibition at Fort Lewis College than “The Immeasurable.” Her dense and colorful woodcuts are filled with lines, dots, grids, mazes and...

DATE: March 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Fort Lewis offers abundance of live music this season

At last count, the Fort Lewis College Music Department had scheduled an amazing 58 events for the winter-spring semester.I try to get to as many as I can, but because of the snowstorm Sunday, I...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Mayan calendar cartoon requires extra explanation

The ancient Mayan calendar has brought us another doomsday prediction. It’s been in the news a lot lately and predicts the world will come to an end Dec. 21. The numbers alone are a little spooky:...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Seniors at FLC have a only a few shows remaining

Only a few days remain to take in “Weapons of Mass Expression,” an exhibit of works by senior art majors at Fort Lewis College that will close Saturday.In addition to its provocative title, the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Open Shutter to throw O’Keeffe birthday party

Open Shutter Gallery finds any number of reasons to celebrate art, photography and the wheel of time.A week from today will mark the 124th anniversary of Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday. The grand dame...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Two scary ‘Turns’ just in time for Halloween

Two very different local productions of Henry James’s famous 1898 horror tale, “The Turn of the Screw,” will scare the heebie-jeebies out of you.You can catch the Durango interpretation at 7 p.m....

DATE: Oct. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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