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

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

Bringing Pokemon to Durango

When 10-year-old Samson Drake was given Pokémon cards a little more than a year ago, he couldn’t have known where the gift from his cousin would take him. Now, the Durangoan will compete in the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Two artists, living 7 hours apart, bridge a divide

Two artists are coming together in a show that explores how pieces can be different but also can converge. “Parallel Intersections” by Maureen May and Barbara Ellard will open Friday at Studio &...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Sundance Head, ‘The Voice’ winner, coming to Durango

For the second year, there will be live music at the upcoming La Plata County Fair. And this year’s performer comes with a pretty serious résumé. Soul country singer Sundance Head, who won the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

New music store owned by a familiar face

When Katzin Music closed this past spring, musicians were left with few local options when it came to buying the supplies they needed. But not long after Katzin’s retail doors closed for good, new...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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