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LGBTQ community aims to challenge social norms through storytelling at Durango Arts Center

Founder of Let It Out Productions performance company, Kristi Dean, was in a relationship training workshop where the instructor asked the class to separate into masculine and feminine groups. A...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Spice, condiment shop Durango Artisan Foods warms up winter

When Mark Grubis semi-retired from his aerospace engineering career, he found a new interest. He and his wife, Kara Grubis, also an aerospace engineer, would often travel to the Caribbean (they got...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

20MOONs dance company program explores truth

Contemporary dance theater company 20MOONS has multiple performances throughout the year, but co-artistic director Jessica Perino said the Nov. 16–18 event “What is True?” is different than what...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango eateries consider automation

Automation, as it has in most places, has continued to evolve in the food industry since the first vending machine appeared in the late 1890s. Some versions, such as touch-screen ordering a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Are online reviews for eateries as helpful as we think?

Reviews can entice us to try something out of our comfort zone or discourage us from stopping for a bite at a restaurant we would have otherwise considered. Yelp, Google Reviews and other review...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Why local production of ‘Rocky Horror’ never gets old

The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” cult classic hasn’t gotten tired on screen or on stage after more than 40 years. Not even for Jenny Fitts-Reynolds, who has been the director of the Strater...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Festival at Durango Arts Center will teach significance of holiday

The topic of death in the west is taboo and scary, said Durango Arts Center Exhibits Director Peter Hay. In some cultures, death is celebrated. Dia de los Muertos originated in South and Central...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Specialty markets keep Durango-area fridges stocked with fresh veggies year-round

Cheerful Saturday mornings spent filling a basket with local produce at the Durango Farmers Market do not have to end with final market day on Saturday. There are opportunities to buy fresh...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango, are you ready to get roasted?

The monthly comedy show at the Henry Strater Theatre will be a little different Saturday night. More than 10 regional comics will lampoon the town at Roast of Durango. No dog, Subie or dreadlock...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Does Durango have an iconic dish? If so, what is it?

If you ask locals what they think Durango’s iconic dish is, you will receive varied responses. The clashing answers signal that there isn’t one representative sandwich, sauce or snack like a Philly...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Mancos Doc Fest explores what it means to belong

Hollywood’s lack of creativity – remaking remakes, sequels upon sequels and a never-ending supply of superhero flicks – have some moviegoers yearning for more depth. That is what Raven Narratives...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Durango’s claim to ‘most restaurants per capita’ holds true

Many cities have a trademark boast-worthy phrase they can’t help but talk up to every tourist or newbie. “We are second to New York in galleries,” Santa Fe says. “The blues were born here,”...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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