Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

About: Katie Chicklinski-Cahill has been with The Durango Herald since 2001. Born and raised in Connecticut, she began her love affair with all things arts and entertainment related – especially movies, music and books – at a very young age. She has lived in Durango since 1994 and is a Fort Lewis College alumna. Read More Hide

‘The Vagina Monologues’ hits the stage

The annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” in Durango this weekend will dovetail with the first #MeToo March and Rally, and both events will come with messages that women’s voices and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Native American poet, writer, musician to discuss memoir at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience has selected its first Native American author since the program started in 2006. Joy Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave is being read by the college’s...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Durango, Cortez students have stories to tell

Cortez high schooler Alexandra York had to pause a few times to compose herself. York, a sophomore at Southwest Open School, stood on an empty stage Tuesday at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez. She...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

On this night, board games rule at the Durango Public Library

In a world in which we’re bombarded by screens, a break can be welcome. Cue Adult Board Game Night at Durango Public Library. On the first Tuesday of every month, people age 17 and older are...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Charlie Daniels to sign copies of memoir at Toh-Atin

For the past couple of decades, Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels has been working on his memoir, Never Look at the Empty Seats. But there was a problem: He didn’t know how to finish it....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Leftover Salmon: ‘When we’re having fun, the crowd’s having fun’

When jam band Leftover Salmon takes the stage next week at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, they’ll be adding to their long history with Durango. The last time I interviewed the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango’s Congregation Har Shalom to host comedian Keith Barany

When you think about taking in an evening of comedy, a house of worship may not be where you’d think to go. Congregation Har Shalom is about to change that when comedian Keith Barany takes the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango’s Diane West Jewelry & Art specializes in custom jewelry

Editor’s note: This article is part of our monthly series profiling Durango’s art galleries. Since 2011, a downtown Durango gallery has been helping couples tie the knot with custom-designed...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango’s New Year’s Eve parties taking over Sunday night

New Year’s Eve is Sunday, and if you are still not sure where you’re going to ring in 2018, fear not; there’s plenty of fun to be had in and around Durango. And while we can’t help you find someone...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

2017: The year’s top moments in arts and entertainment

It was a quite a year for arts and entertainment and pop culture. While you can make a case that every year is remarkable for what entertains, inspires, angers and makes us think, this particular...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Art show, sale at Smiley Building supports San Juan Citizens Alliance

If you’re looking to finish up your holiday gift-buying, or you are in the market for a new piece of art – and you want your dollars to go to a cause, there’s a group of artists who may have just...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

When your kids get cabin fever, try these activities

For those who celebrate, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are here. For mom and dad, the last-minute rush to get everything and everyone together is on; for kids, the anticipation of what will be...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life