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

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

New exhibit looks at what ‘WOMAN’ means

With its new juried exhibit, Studio & Gallery wants you to think about what “WOMAN” means. Artist and former Durango resident Elizabeth Somers was tasked with paring down the field of artist...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mountain Middle School students tackle Shakespeare

For its first theatrical production, Mountain Middle School has set the bar for future shows pretty high with its staging of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” “Macbeth,” the classic tragedy of what happens...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

I’m With Her a band with regional roots

Folk trio I’m With Her has a cool, local origin story, having gotten together in Telluride. Featuring musical heavy-hitters Aoife O’Donovan, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins, the women are currently...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Who will win Durango Voice?

This year’s Durango Voice finalists will take the stage at Henry Strater Theatre on Saturday to show off a month’s worth of vocal coaching courtesy of judges Jill Holly, Bailey Barnes-Fagg, Andreas...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Olympian bridges gap between art and sport

Durangoan and Olympic biathlete Lanny Barnes went to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but this time, she traded her cross-country skis and rifle for paint and canvases. Barnes , who retired...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango goes back in time in new Western

No matter how long I’ve lived in Durango, it’s always a thrill to see the town portrayed in movies or on TV, or even to hear it mentioned on the radio. Which is part of the reason the new movie...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Durango artist Kayla Shaggy celebrates a woman who inspired her

For Women’s History Month, we asked artist and Fort Lewis College graduate Kayla Shaggy to tell a story about a woman who influenced her – and to do it through her art. Shaggy, 24, is an...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Furniture becomes art at annual KDUR auction

Buying furniture can be a chore – except when it’s KDUR ’s Furniture As Art Auction. The annual event, which as been held for at least the last 15 years, is one of Fort Lewis College radio...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Documentary gives activist Dolores Huerta her due

Dolores Huerta has spent most of her adult life fighting to improve conditions for farm workers in the United States, but she often worked in the shadow of her fellow activist César Chavez....

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV