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 High School Troupe 1096 takes to the airwaves with ‘Pontypool’

There’s a virus in the air that’s infecting people left and right. It’s not COVID-19 – this virus essentially turns people into zombies and is spread through an unlikely mode of transmission – the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Catching up with ‘Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd

Like the rest of us, country music singer Chevel Shepherd hadn’t planned on the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing springtime quarantine. The Farmington teenager – and Season 15 winner of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

‘50 Adventures in the 50 States’ cultivates kids’ spirit of discovery

OK, kiddos, get ready – with the help of the new book, “50 Adventures in the 50 States,” you’re going on an adventure around the country – and in your own backyard. “50 Adventures” is written by...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Thurston Moore’s remedy for 2020

One of the best things about being A&E editor at a newspaper is getting to chat with cool people about what they’re doing – it doesn’t matter if they’re local or, in the case of Sonic Youth founder...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

A cinematic Western bloodbath

The Western movie genre immediately conjures up visions of tough cowboys riding the plains, shooting stuff and mingling with ladies in saloons. Then there are Western horror movies, which include a...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Haunted history: Downtown ghost tour now available in person, through app

We’re now entering that most wonderful time of the year – leaves are turning, there’s a nip in the air and it’s time to revel in all things scary. And it’s also a good time to catch up with Durango...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

New frontier for Durango Choral Society

Along with stretching their vocal chords for the Durango Choral Society, singers are also stretching their technological capabilities to bring music to audiences that have not been able to meet in...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

You be the judge: Durango Film brings Manhattan Short festival to Stadium 9

Durango Film has teamed up with Durango Stadium 9 to bring this year’s Manhattan Short Film Festival to town starting Friday and running through Oct. 1 at the movie theater. There will also be four...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

DAC wants to fill your weekend with art

It feels like things are slowly come back to life after the murky months of the unknown – and closures as a result. This includes Durango Arts Center’s annual Autumn Arts Festival, which will be...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A cinematic shoutout to school district 9-R employees

A little something from the Good News Department: Durango Drive-In and Durango Education Foundation have teamed up to offer Durango School District 9-R employees the chance to catch a movie this...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Rent-A-Pal’ wants to be your creepy new best friend

The cold, dreary weather – however temporary – we’re experiencing right now is a good reminder that we’re headed into the most wonderful time of the year: Scary movie season. (Although for some,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Live from East Second Avenue: Artist Michael Billie to give demo on Saturday

Count live art demonstrations among the events making their way back after five months of entertainment lockdown. Saturday afternoon, Farmington-based artist and teacher Michael Billie will set up...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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