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

Virtual show explores ‘Resilient Matriarchy’

When multimedia artist Venaya Yazzie lost her grandmother to heart failure just about a year ago, her world was shattered. “She really just was my support system, and so when I lost her, I felt...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

String Cheese Incident honors late Tony Rice

Colorado jam band The String Cheese Incident has just released a cover of the late bluegrass legend Tony Rice’s “Old Train.” David Anthony Rice died Dec. 25 at age 69. He was inducted into the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Music

Local studio potter Drea Clements looks to nature

Sometimes, something as small as a gift from your parents can jump-start a lifelong passion. For local studio potter Drea Clements, that nudge came from a pottery wheel she was given when she was a...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Pennington ‘climbs for the beauty’

Local photographer Paul Pennington wants people to climb mountains for the beauty, not just for the ticking off on a list. Pennington has just published his new photo-essay book, “Mountains that...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Books

Catch a classical music concert from your couch

We’ve reached that weird point in the winter – the holidays are over and there’s not a lot going on, just the grind of cold weather and early nightfall. And still no live shows. But, Jan. 15, you...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Music

A&E 2020: The year that was ...

This time last year, we couldn’t have possibly known what the near future had in store for us. With a global pandemic, political strife and social unrest, it’s a wonder we made it through to the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A Yuletide Yule log video countdown

Ah, the televised burning Yule log, a symbol of the holidays that, depending on how you look at it, can be either cozy or cheesy ... or a little bit of both. The history of the iconic log is one...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Teaching music in the key of pandemic

If there’s one thing science has shown us, it’s the positive effects learning to play an instrument have on children’s development. This is a guiding principle for longtime local musicians and...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Bar D Wranglers heading to your living room

Just because coronavirus has closed the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College for public events, that doesn’t mean the Bar D Wranglers won’t be serving up a heaping helping of holiday and...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Dance brings ‘The Nutcracker’ to the drive-in

For a lot of families, the holiday season really kicks into high gear after attending an annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Once the dancers have taken their final bow, the last curtain closes...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Chevel Shepherd brings ‘circus’ to town

Chevel Shepherd brought the circus to town. The winner of Season 15 of the television singing competition “The Voice,” and Farmington resident, was in Durango along with cast and crew, including...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Happy (virtual) holidays from Durango Choral Society

The holidays are here, and just because we can’t get all dressed up and go out like we usually do doesn’t mean we can’t have a little joy to help ring in the season. Cue Durango Choral Society....

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

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