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

Durango’s J-Calvin brings Amy Winehouse’s music to life

Amy Winehouse may have lived a short life, but her music lives on, and for one night in Durango, you can hear it live, courtesy of Durango’s J-Calvin. Winehouse exploded onto the music scene in the...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Redmesa native explores imagination in ‘The Thunderbird’

Filmmakers Levi Harris and Cole Squires want to tell you a story. Harris, who grew up in Redmesa and now splits his time between here and Utah, said he wanted to make a movie about imagination, but...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ignacio High School rubs lantern, hopes to let theater out of the bottle

The genie will be let out of the lamp when Ignacio High School presents “Aladdin” on Saturday and Monday. The production is a step in what hopefully will be a growing theater program in Ignacio,...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Circus classes teach kids confidence, life lessons

A handful of girls, in full costume and stage makeup, took over the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel on Wednesday night to practice for the show they are putting on this weekend. The kids were...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

20MOONS Dance Theatre interprets exhibit

20MOONS Dance Theatre is about to bring art alive with its new show, “Inside Looking Out.” Starting May 11, dancers in the ensemble will bring their own stories to Durango Arts Center’s current...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Comedians battle it out in summerlong series

Durango’s summer just got a little funnier with the addition of Next Best Comedy Showcase at the Henry Strater Theatre. Presented by Comedy Showcase Durango and DGO magazine, the shows will start...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Local galleries open their doors to spring

For the past 35 years, gallery owners in Durango have been featuring their newest pieces in their twice-a-year celebration, the Gallery Walk. Artist and owner of Karyn Gabaldon Arts, Karyn...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango Arts Center’s executive director leaving for California

Durango Arts Center announced this week that Executive Director Cristie Scott will be leaving her post at the end of May. According to a news release, Scott, who grew up in Durango, will be leaving...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango High School theater troupe sees the light in ‘Godspell’

For its final production of the school year, Durango High School Troupe 1096 is singing to the rafters with “Godspell.” First debuted on Broadway in 1971, the rock opera is based on the Gospel of...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ska Brewing releasing compilation album

To help celebrate Record Store Day, Ska Brewing teamed up with Chicago’s JUMP UP RECORDS to release “Drink the Ska,” a compilation of 17 ska hits curated by Ska and JUMP UP. The album wil be...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

New Durango Arts Center exhibit explores ‘The Wall’

There are walls all around us: from walls that hold up buildings, to walls to keep people out (or in), to the walls we put up in our minds. It’s the idea of walls that is the subject of the new...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Local writer taking story from paper to screen

Motorcycles rumble through the mountains around Durango, the riders take in the expansive vistas and navigate the winding roads. Later, they head into downtown Durango’s local watering holes,...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV