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

Squirrel Nut Zippers swinging into Durango

There was a time, 20 years ago, when a big band/swing revival seemed to be everywhere at once, and the band Squirrel Nut Zippers , with their hit “Hell” from the album “Hot” was really hot, going...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Looking back: Arts & Entertainment in 2016

It’s two days until the new year, and, man oh man, has 2016 been a doozy in the world of arts and entertainment. The relentless obituaries have been stacking up as the Grim Reaper has come to call...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts in Embassies picks local photographer’s work

Durango photographer Chris Marona’s photograph “Riders on the Edge of Night” has been chosen to be included in the U.S. Arts in Embassies program conducted by the U.S. State Department as part of...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Santa speaks: Saint Nick talks about what the job is really like

For as long as Santa Claus has been keeping track of the naughty and nice children of the world, he’s remained somewhat mysterious: What’s he like? Is his job hard? Has anyone ever asked him what...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Elf the Musical, Jr.’

Durango Arts Center’s Applause! performing arts program is bringing its production of “Elf the Musical, Jr.” to the DAC stage starting tonight. With a cast of more than 40 kids – and only kids; no...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Kitchen Jam Band to celebrate release of third album

Walking into a practice of the Kitchen Jam Band, you notice two things: First, their live music sounds so clear and smooth it’s like listening to a recording; and second is how well they all get...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

‘The Nutcracker’ returns to concert hall

Every December for the past 10 years, families have been heading to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College for the yearly production of “The Nutcracker,” presented by the State Street...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players brings ‘A Christmas Carol’ to the stage

A holiday mainstay, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a story we’re all familiar with: King of the grouchy misers Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

There’s a new rapper in town

Rapper Nikolai Thers is new to town and is gearing up to take the stage at Animas City Theatre next week for his first headlining show. We chatted with him about his influences, his music and what...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Sorrel Sky Gallery to open new show

Sometimes, the smallest things can have the biggest impact. Sorrel Sky Gallery will be opening a new show Dec. 2 called “Little Windows with a Big View” Small Works Show. Two artists included in...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

2 nights of music on tap at ACT

Eufórquestra will be bringing its high-energy live show to Durango for two nights at the Animas City Theatre with Head For the Hills on Dec. 2. We had a chance to talk with Mike Tallman, who plays...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Wanted: Volunteers to lead Girl Scouts

Some of my favorite childhood memories come from Girl Scouts. I was in the program for a few years, through Brownies, I think, and my mom was one of our leaders. We’d meet right after school in the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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