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 arts community says goodbye to one of its own

On Dec. 24, Durango lost a major force in the local arts community when Dennis Johnson died at age 83. Perhaps best known to most as co-owner with his wife, Anna, of Stuart’s of Durango for nearly...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Church bands help congregations connect

On a chilly, pre-Christmas Wednesday night, members of Durango Vineyard Church filed into the cafeteria of Escalante Middle School for weekly services. After a brief social time before services...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Planning to hit the town on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve is rapidly approaching, begging the question: What are your plans? If you are still unsure, here are a few of the area’s parties being held: 2018 New Year’s Eve Celebration –...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fire, films and changes mark memorable 2018 for the arts in Durango

In Durango, 2018 may best be remembered for the 416 Fire, which took over the summer season. But in Arts & Entertainment, it was a full year of music, books, art shows and theater (including new...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Teen country singer returns to hero’s welcome

Farmington teenager Chevel Shepherd used her voice to win this season’s “The Voice” TV singing competition, but she’s since lost that same voice. Since being announced the winner during Tuesday...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Caitlin Cannon reclaiming life’s challenges in new album

Caitlin Cannon is repurposing her inner trash. The local musician has written and recorded “TrashCannon” and has taken the project to KickStarter to get the money required to get the album mixed,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Is Centennial State a hot spot for extraterrestrial visitors?

Is Colorado a destination for those from other galaxies? Longmont-based author and paranormal investigator Richard Estep’s new book, “Colorado UFOs,” talks to those who claim they have seen UFOs...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Stillwater Music students to show off skills at ‘Winter Wonder Bands’ gala

On Sunday, about 80 young musicians will show off their skills at the Henry Strater Theatre for the annual Stillwater Music’s “Winter Wonder Bands” gala performance. The gala will cover a variety...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Ignacio theater goes down yellow brick road with ‘Wizard’

Ignacio High School will be transformed into the land of Oz this weekend, as Jennifer Boniface’s drama students stage “Wizard of Oz.” With a cast of about 35 middle and high school students,...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Bob’s Yr Uncle bringing music to Noel Night

Friday, downtown Durango will be awash in activity as the town kicks the holiday season into full gear. Along with shops offering a host a deals on goods, there will be plenty of hot chocolate and...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Andy Irons: Kissed By God’ tackles mental illness, addiction

Professional surfer Andy Irons seemed to have everything going for him: multiple championship titles, money and fame. But he was also battling mental illness and an opioid addiction. He died in...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Violinist Casey Reed finds fun in music, mentoring

One of the musicians performing this weekend with the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra is no stranger to the stage. Casey Reed has been playing violin since he was 5. Now a freshman at Durango...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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