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Position: Arts & entertainment editor


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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

Music in the Mountains’ Mischa Semanitzky ‘very dedicated to adopting Durango’

Maestro Mischa Semanitzky, a founding member and conductor for Durango’s annual Music in the Mountains festival, died Sunday in Phoenix at age 89. His influence on the festival was great – this...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Music

Mischa Semanitzky, Music in the Mountains maestro, dies at 89

Maestro Mischa Semanitzky, one of the founders of Durango’s annual Music in the Mountains classical music festival, has died. Semanitzky died Sunday in Phoenix. He was 89. Born Aug. 16, 1928, in...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Louis L’Amour’s son publishes writer’s ‘Lost Treasures’

Posthumous publishing isn’t uncommon when it comes to writers who were as prolific as Louis L’Amour. Sometimes, the volume of unpublished work is big enough that what comes after their deaths ends...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Gift ideas for young, creative minds

Now that the tryptophan of Thursday’s turkey has worn off and we’re all officially sick of the leftovers in the fridge – POOF! – we’re knee-deep in the holiday gift-buying season. If you’re looking...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango’s Earthen Vessel Gallery ‘opens art to everyone’

Earthen Vessel Gallery has been in Durango a lot longer than most residents. Opened in 1976 as a pottery gallery and sold in 2003, the gallery has evolved to include much more than that. Owner...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

New Face Productions expanding its reach deeper into community

A local organization that supports the arts through Durango Arts Center is extending its reach beyond what it was originally created to do – and for good causes. In 2009, the DAC was in the middle...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango’s Studio & Gallery to open ‘Still/Unstill’ exhibit

Maureen May wants you to interact with Studio &’s newest show. “Still/Unstill” will kick off with an opening reception tonight at the gallery. Curated by May – an artist and one of Studio &’s...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Inaugural Something Wild Film Festival screening in Durango

“It’s fun but insanely nerve-wracking.” Derrick Casto is getting ready to unveil his inaugural Something Wild Film Festival, which will kick off tonight (Friday) and run through the weekend at...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Durango’s 20Moons collaborates with local, regional dancers for latest show

Think you have a pretty good idea about what to expect at a contemporary dance show? Think again. This weekend, local dance company 20Moons will be taking over the Powerhouse Science Center with...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Ghost Crawl will haunt your Halloween

Sometimes, late at night at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, you may hear what sounds like a legless man dragging himself along behind you across the rail yard. The poor fellow...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Halloween’s a time for going out: Here’s what’s going on in and around Durango

With Halloween falling on Tuesday this year, there’s plenty of celebrating to be had starting tonight and going through the big night. We did a little hunting around and have come up with plenty of...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Grease’ is the word as Durango High School Troupe 1096 opens theater season

When I was little, the movie “Grease” was one of my favorites. What I didn’t know back then was that the movie about 1950s high-schoolers exploring relationships, rebellion and all of the ups and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts