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So much music, so little time

So many people at so many winter events shake their heads about the choices we have in our little burg. Who would have thought?Another big musical weekend has concluded, and there’s more to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Music to beguile emotions on an autumn night

In the crush of fall concerts, one recital this coming Friday stands out. Mezzo-soprano Nan Nelson Wagner returns from Portland, Ore., to offer an evening of beguiling music in the sparkling...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Hunter-gatherers get together for FLC lecture series

I have never thought of myself as a midsized bipedal hominid. But last Friday at a free Fort Lewis College lecture, everyone in the audience fit that classification.We also learned that in the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Childhood home lives up to expectations

When Pip returns to London after an 11-year absence, memories flood over him. Street corners bring back sights andscenes from his past. Voices from childhood spill over him. The most ordinary...

DATE: July 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Pennington & Co. live up to surprises

How many musicians does it take to play Michael Udow's "Shake, Scrape, Rub and Strike"? The answer is four, silly,because the work is written for a quartet. I'm being facetious, of course, because...

DATE: June 8, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Sculpture is satire that sticks

When a work of art sticks in your mind, it's telling you something.“Betty," a mock skeleton constructed out of Barbie doll parts, is stuck in my mind.Created by Fort Lewis College art major Chrissy...

DATE: May 11, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Happy anniversary, Artie Shaw

The end of the semester may be hard on students. But for people who like to see or hear the fruits of student labor,this is the best time of year.I've been going to a rash of student recitals at...

DATE: April 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

The Write Stuff set to host the Short Stuff

Who knows how many book clubs exist in Durango? The answer is: nobody. Well, maybe Ann Butler or Maria's Bookshop, butthey're sworn to secrecy. Whatever the current tally, it's big. Some say more...

DATE: March 9, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

New DAC exhibit invites rumination

Take a long look at “Red, White, Blue II," one of 16 mixed- media pieces in Ilze Aviks' exhibition “Cosmos." Aviks'newest series, based on an interpretation of concentric circles, discreetly lines...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Two films are about remake and redemption

If you've already had enough of Frosty and Rudolf, I have an antidote for you. His name is Sam Cahill. His chillingstory has the power to throw a bucket of ice water on the warmest holiday...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Music of life comes alive at Fort Lewis

Among the best-kept secrets in town, one stands out for me: Fort Lewis College student recitals.Scheduled by the Music Department, they feature juniors and seniors fulfilling performance...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Remembering wit, wisdom of Morley Ballantine

I drew a caricature of Morley Ballantine as a gift for her 80th birthday. When she opened the wrapping, she smiled, looked at me slyly, and said: "How come you used Al Hirschfeld’s style instead of...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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