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

Cowboy poet Sam Noble takes the stage again

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is celebrating three decades of entertaining this weekend, and Sam Noble has been with it the entire time. “When they first put the Cowboy Poetry Gathering together...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Taking their painting outside: Sorrel Sky to host Plein Air Artists Colorado show

The for 22nd year, Plein Air Artists Colorado will hold its National Juried Fine Art Exhibition, and this year, they have selected Durango’s Sorrel Sky Gallery to be the host. Along with the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Film fest looking for your votes

It’s not often the average movie-goer gets to have a hand in selecting a film that may end up an Oscar nominee. Next weekend, the chance is ours. For three days and in three locations – Durango,...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Retired Hollywood stuntman looks back at his career

Two shows from childhood immediately come to mind when it comes to stuntmen: “The Fall Guy,” starring Lee Majors, and a television special about stuntman Dar Robinson’s work in the early ’80s movie...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Banned Books Week highlights value of free and open access

Toni Morrison, J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, John Green. These authors are some of the most banned or challenged writers in the United States. Their stories have consistently make the list of books...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

New duo to play for Humane Society

The dogs, cats and other animals at the La Plata County Humane Society have an ally in the new music duo Wells & van Tyn. The duo – made up of CV Wells on guitar and vocals and Jeroen van Tyn on...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Arts Center rings in autumn

For the 24 years, Durango Arts Center has gathered artists both locally and from around the country for its Autumn Arts Festival, its biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, 94 artists will be...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

REZ-olution X is going to rock Ignacio

The Sky Ute Fairgrounds is going to rock Saturday. For the 10th year, REZ-olution X, the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Youth Concert, will feature an afternoon of rock and metal bands, most from the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Raven Narratives shows canceled by 416 Fire to be staged

The 416 Fire took over the area this summer, resulting in the cancellation of all sorts of activities and events – including the Raven Narratives storytelling event scheduled for June in Silverton....

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango native competes for $15,000 on new game show

Being an armchair game show contestant is a piece of cake: We know all the answers to all the questions, and always hit the buzzer faster than the contestants on television. It’s not that easy in...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Riders in the Sky moseying to Durango

For the past 40 years, there’s not a lot members in the Western band Riders in the Sky haven’t done. They’ve won two Grammys. They’ve played in front of a crowd of 18,000 at the Hollywood Bowl....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Queen of Soul’ had feature role in Durangoan’s film

Not only was the late Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul,” she was also Mother Nature, at least for a couple of minutes. In the early 2000s, Durango native Jack Turner was growing his company, Snow...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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