Patricia Miller

Position: Arts & Entertainment Editor

Novel ideas

One of Durango's best-loved artists, last year's Durango Arts Center Sweetheart of the Arts, has been chosen to construct a major installation in Long Beach, Calif.Mary Ellen Long is one of six...

DATE: April 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Local author sets thriller on Durango train

Durango author Robert Stump has created a supernatural thriller to explain how our local river got its name. Before it was the Animas, he writes in El Rio de las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio or...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sensible Progress

Oh those arty kids. Aren't they a stitch? Some of them are reassuringly traditional, trying to shock the grownups with their edgy images as they always have. While others, noticing there's a...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

'Killer diller scintillating sinners'

Bold.That's the word for a little liberal arts college, far away from anywhere, and one whose productions tend to adopt a modest, even minimalist aesthetic, like Fort Lewis College for instance,...

DATE: March 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Rules were made to be broken

Artists have been going on about what daring, iconoclastic rebels they are as long as there have been artists, especially throughout the century before this one.A show at the Durango Arts Center...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

4C hopes to encourage trade

A new local nonprofit, so new  it doesn't even have its nonprofit status yet, wants to encourage local artists, artisans and farmers to get together and barter. 4C stands for "conscious, creative,...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

fun with furniture

They sold out the Durango Arts Center Theatre. The people who want to wish local radio station KDUR all the best filled the place to bid on gently used furniture, onetime junk, transformed by 23...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Past, present prove intriguing in new thriller

"In the West, the past is very close. In many places, it still believes it's the present." - John MastersThis is the quote Durango author Blake Crouch chose to kick off his third novel, Abandon.And...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Happy trails, Cy

The fun-loving Cy Scarborough - the backbone of the Bar D Wranglers, the Bar D Chuckwagon - is going to allow himself to have an even better time.He's not retiring from singing to hundred of diners...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Researchboosts novel's success

It's hard to know what to praise first in this book: the research, the structure or the surefooted word choice. The foreshadowing is nicely judged, too. Hints slip in scarcely noticed. They don't...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pagosa theater company premieres 3 plays

In its third season as a theatrical company dedicated to new works, Pagosa Springs' Square Top Repertory is staging a festival of recently written plays.The company has chosen three works from...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Kid Power

Young Durango actor K8e  Rhodes spent a day last spring being hoisted on pulleys 30 feet to the roof of the Powerhouse Museum by local stunt experts Nathan Disser, Scott Massey and John Kent. Her...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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