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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

Doing opera different in China visit

CHENGDU, CHINA - Speaking of opera, only a month ago I attended the world premiere of "The Letter" in Santa Fe. A few days ago, I went to what I thought was one performance by the Chinese National...

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

Unexpected art a great addition to any trip

Stumbling onto something unexpected is my favorite kind of travel tale.On Saturday, while in Santa Fe for the world premiere of "The Letter," a big event by any standard, I discovered something...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Reflecting on two gents of the West

Transitions. Last week while on a long Western trip, I encountered two young men celebrating early-July birthdays. Under different circumstances, I spent time with each. Their personal lives have...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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