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Catch the acting bug

The great playwright Anton Chekhov once said that an actor’s imagination “is rich and revealing for the audience as well as for the actor himself.” It’s a puzzling contradiction – the creative,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Strong acting drives ‘A Steady Rain’ in Pagosa

Thingamajig Theatre Co.’s production of Keith Huff’s “A Steady Rain” is dark, grimy and suspenseful – an ambitious yet good selection for the winter season. As two Chicago police officers, and...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Leader of the pack

The deep, soulful howl of the wolf hasn’t been heard in these mountains for more than 70 years – except at the Wolfwood Refuge near Ignacio. The nonprofit rescue, which has saved hundreds of...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Fall can’t stop festival season

As the weather cools and the summertime traffic slows, 80 artists from as far away as Montana will descend upon East Second Avenue, leaving no doubt that Durango truly is a destination for both...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

OLIO offers combination of food and art in Mancos

An olio is a Spanish stew, a meaty hodgepodge specialty from the northern Castilian town of Burgos. In Mancos, the restaurant OLIO is a stew of local food, fine wines and contemporary art. Opened...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Folks kick up their heels on Reservoir Hill

A sudden surge of energy rushed through the Reservoir Hill tent in the brief moments before Railroad Earth took the stage. Throngs of bodies surged forward. Chairs were cast aside, fences bulged...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Old bikes, new life

More than 400 hundred bicycles have arrived at Fort Lewis College and not a single one is accompanied by a world-class cyclist – or any cyclist for that matter. No, these bikes are yours, mine and...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Water, water ... nowhere?

There is a dry itch for water getting under the skin of farmers, outdoor enthusiasts and even artists across the West. Fires, barren crops and low running rivers are just the tip of the proverbial...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Back to the ‘Hive

During intermission of the Durango Arts Center’s production of “Beehive: The ’60s Musical,” more than one theatergoer announced “I had no idea I knew the words to these songs!” From The Chiffons to...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘HOT!’ glass

Inside a furnace burning at 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, Bengt Hokanson spins a glowing orb of fiery hot glass. He quickly pulls it from the furnace and flips it hand over hand before Trefny Dix blows...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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