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

Durango filmmaker behind Chevel Shepherd’s latest videos

If you’re watching country music singer and “Voice” winner Chevel Shepherd’s latest videos and you think you see a bunch of familiar-looking landmarks and people, you’d be right. Durango filmmaker...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Music

Summer music parties make their return

In March, when the Pagosa Folk N’ Bluegrass Festival, scheduled for the beginning of June, was canceled because of public health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, KSUT Festival...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Music

Tico Time offers jam-packed live music schedule

Just a shout south of the Colorado line is a place that has the next handful of months planned out for music lovers. Tico Time River Resort in Aztec along the Animas River, kicked off its live...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Music

From Colorado to Florida: Fort Lewis College grad releases 1st book, ‘Tabloid Baby’

It’s always cool to see where fellow Fort Lewis College graduates – and fellow former staff members of the school’s newspaper, The Independent – end up. In the case of Kevin Lynch, who graduated...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Books

Big Brother is watching: Durango High School Troupe 1096 presents ‘1984’

271 hours. That’s how many hours Aiden Hurley, a sophomore at Durango High School and member of Troupe 1096, estimates it took him to plan, film and edit the theater troupe’s latest production,...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Diane West Jewelry & Art celebrates 10 years with saddle display

Diane West Jewelry & Art turns 10 this month, and while throwing a big old party in the downtown Durango gallery space is still not the best idea, there is a special display of two Skyhorse...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Stadium 9 to reopen Friday

Movie lovers, rejoice! In another sign that we may be sort of returning to a time before COVID-19 and all that brought with it – including the closure of our beloved movie theaters – we’re back in...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Annual Pagosa Folk N’ Bluegrass canceled

While it feels as though the COVID-19 pandemic is easing a little with more and more people getting vaccinated and patient numbers lessening, there are still public health and safety concerns to...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Music

Hair metal bacchanal: New book looks back at ’80s hard rock music scene

The streets and clubs of the 1980s, Los Angeles in particular, were headquarters for a new type of band and music that lassoed the excess of the decade and blew everyone away with their big hair...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Books

Durango Choral Society kicking off Spring season

What a way to celebrate your golden anniversary. Durango Choral Society has spent its 50th year like a lot of arts organizations – getting creative in the face of almost a year’s worth of...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango woman’s beaded earrings gaining audience

It all began with the grass dance. Desirae Yazzie said she began making beaded earrings after she watched a friend help her son, Cree, 2, prepare for the men’s traditional dance. “My son is a grass...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango Independent Film Festival turns Sweet 16

This year, Durango Independent Film Festival turns Sweet 16 and will be celebrating the milestone online thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But the annual in-person event that has people flooding...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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