Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

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’s Troupe 1096 kicking off season

The theater department at Durango High School was a flurry of activity after school on Tuesday. Members of the school’s Troupe 1096 are in the early stages of rehearsals for their first production...

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

Wendie Malick, Dan Lauria to perform ‘The Guys’ in Durango

As we prepare to recognize the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, and the sacrifices first responders made that day – and every day – two events will be held in Durango to help observe the occasion. ...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

It’s all about the beer and music

If you’ve been dragging your feet waiting to decide if you’re going to the 18th annual San Juan Brewfest on Saturday, you’d best stop your dragging and get to buying your tickets. “The Brewfest for...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

School supplies: There’s a reason for every item on the list

As schools get back to business this week, parents may still be busy collecting items from the classroom supplies list. For some, the supplies quest continues – from loading up on the usual...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Time for the big show

A month ago, local comedy troupe Durango DOT Comedy put out the call for people interested in learning the ins and outs of improv. At the end of the four-week program, participants were to be...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Keep creating stuff and see what they say about you later’

R. Carlos Nakai, legendary performer of the Native American flute, will be in Durango with the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet on Aug. 21 at the Durango Arts Center. The following is from a recent phone...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Paula Poundstone to perform at Community Concert Hall

The thing about comedian Paula Poundstone: Even during the course of a fairly standard interview – and a relatively early-morning one at that – she’s really, really funny. Poundstone will be...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Gold King Mine spill’s effect on artists

Nature can be a huge influence on art, and when something disastrous happens in nature – such as the Gold King Mine spill that overwhelmed the Animas River with its mustard-yellow plume last August...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Strater’s summer show offers new format

The Strater knows how to put on a show. Since 1962, the iconic hotel in downtown Durango has been entertaining people – tourists and locals alike – with its summer performances. This summer,...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

How to talk to kids about our violent world

The world can be a pretty scary place, even more so when you’re little. With a seemingly constant stream of tragic events and violence that feels like it’s ramping up almost daily, how can parents...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Gallery owner's charm idea spans from Mesa Verde to Purgatory

KK Patton, owner of Durango gallery Sendero, has come up with an idea to get people to check out places they might not otherwise check out in Durango – either as a visitor or a local. She has...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Are you quick on your feet?

Ever thought about trying your hand at improv? Looking for a way to drag yourself out of your comfort zone? For the next four Wednesday nights – July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 – Durango DOT...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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