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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

Simpson and bandmates try (try, try) again

Ben Simpson is almost obsessive in his quest to find your favorite bar song – and your least favorite. He wants to know what’s overdone, what gets your foot tapping and what gets you to put another...

DATE: June 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

He’s a ‘good man’

Good grief! Charlie Brown is in Pagosa Springs and he still can’t fly a kite, hit a baseball or win the little red-haired girl. In its revival of the 1967 Broadway classic, “You’re a Good Man,...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Melodrama marks rebirth of Ouray opera house

What’s that they say about history repeating itself? In the late 1880s, Ed Wright and his well-meaning wife, Letitia, sought to shine a light of culture into the smelter haze of Ouray by building...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A safari of art

It’s about time, some might say, that Mancos had its own Open Studios Tour. And come Saturday, the small, burgeoning arts community finally will. Both big names and small will open their homes and...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango Melodrama back again

You know it’s summer in Durango when the echoes of “gunshots” ricochet down Main Avenue and the villains, heroines and hesitant heroes of the Henry Strater Theatre elicit boos, yays and hisses from...

DATE: June 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Folk, bluegrass kick off summer

Music fans hungry for the lines, crowds and fervor of big summer festivals would have been sorely disappointed with the lack thereof at the Pagosa Folk ’N Bluegrass Festival last weekend.A true...

DATE: June 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Social medium

Durango is known for a lot of things, but a hot nightlife is, unfortunately, not one of them. However, one of Main Avenue’s newest additions, Cocktails & Creations, is not only seeking to give...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Finding simple beauty in nature

The Japanese art of ikebana is one of finding beauty through the simplicity and purity of nature. Mike Brieger’s collection of ikebana vases at the White Dragon Tea Room in Durango poses the...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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