Patricia Miller

Position: Arts & Entertainment Editor

The folly of Follies

OK so they lip-synch at the Follies. Yo-Yo Ma cello-synched at the Presidential Inauguration. Think you're a more discriminating audience than the new president and  2 million other people?It's the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

What's new at Snowdown?

Whether or not the snow blows for Snowdown, it's sad that the 2009 version "In Da' Nile" won't have the snow sculpture contest. Still, we can play around in 11 new events and two changes of...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Snowdown prelude

Snowdown's all about Da Nile this year, but Karyn Gabaldon and three other artists have jumped into the seasonal fray with a show of landscape paintings and pastels, most of which deal with rivers...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

'Singular sensation'

A complex treat is coming our way in early February - one with so many facets that theater buffs may want to move into the Fort Lewis College Theatre Department from Feb. 4  to 7.The treat even...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oregon artist makes book from Blotter items

We have long known that the daily blotter compiled by the Durango Police Department and excerpted in The Durango Herald is a work of art. It's the people's poetry.When we send the Blotter to our...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Something in the air

If plein-air is the sort of thing you like, the Four Corners Commission Show is the sort of thing you'll like.The juror of the annual show at the Durango Arts Center, Veryl Goodnight, is a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Charlie Daniels to rock in town

The star of the first of Durango's three giant concerts, either outdoors or in Fort Lewis College's Whalen Gymnasium, this year will be the veteran musician Charlie Daniels, who won a Grammy for...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Regrets, commands, Rule of Love

When considering this film, you won't have to sigh to yourself, "Oh, another of those Kabbalistic, lesbian, coming-of-age romps."Avi Nesher, the film's director and writer, with Hadar Galron, takes...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Book shares stories of danger in western U.S.

It's hard to decide what this book is and why it's enjoyable. Chris Becker has done a wide-ranging research job in Death in the West: Fatal Stories From America's Last Frontier.He's searching for...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Book tries to teach grandmothering

Susan Montjar, the author of Get Ready to Be a Grandmother in Less than Nine Months! has four grandchildren in Durango schools, so she clearly has experience in her subject. She also has been a...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

he shot the SHERIFF

You wouldn't know it was there unless you knew it was there.That could be said of the Animas Museum itself, tucked away on 31st Street and West Second Avenue. (More signs are needed on Main...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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