Position: Arts & Entertainment Editor

Email: Kklingsporn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4554

About: Katie Klingsporn grew up in Wyoming and graduated from journalism school at the University of Montana. After a short stint reporting at The Daily Triplicate in Crescent City, California, she returned to the Rocky Mountain West to work for the Daily Planet newspaper in Telluride, where she started as a reporter and worked her way to editor. After eight years covering festivals, town government, arts and elections in Telluride, she moved to Durango to work as the arts & entertainment editor at the Herald. She is an avid mountain biker and music fan who geeks out when it’s time to go mushroom hunting in the San Juans. Read More Hide

The heavenly harmonies of The Wailin’ Jennys

See them perform together, and you’d think the members of all-female folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys were put on Earth for the express purpose of combining their voices in song. Alto, mezzo and...

DATE: March 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Masters of string to share the stage

Revered mandolin player Mike Marshall was gigging with the great David Grisman and a young banjo player named Bela Fleck back in the early ’80s when he first heard about Edgar Meyer, a college kid...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Playing some high-country revival

Jamgrass pioneers Leftover Salmon first melded strings, bouncing melodies and wild stage energy a quarter century ago when founders Vince Herman, Drew Emmitt and Mark Vann merged their respective...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘A is for art. B is for Bernini.’

Hotly disputed public art, distinct architectural styles and modern conceptual works. Sounds like any given year in Durango. It also describes a few of the building blocks of art history that will...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Celebrating Cactus Ed

He was a desert anarchist in a Cadillac convertible, an eloquent curmudgeon, practicing monkey wrencher, self-described “earthiest,” government lambaster, contradictory detractor and a bit of a...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A double banjo dialogue

Husband and wife Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are both banjo-music greats in their own right. Fleck is the innovator, experimenter, the rock star and the technical master whose name is...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Music

Finger-picking good

Tony Furtado is no newbie to the recording game. With 16 albums to his name, the musician – who is known for his jaw-dropping, finger-picking stylings on both the slide guitar and banjo – has been...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Music

Patterns passed through the generations

A couple of generations back, quilting was a utilitarian pastime. Quilters patched together and stuffed fabric to warm their children, cover their beds and insulate their windows – but not as an...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The scientist and Shangri-La

Durango artist Chandler Wigton has long nurtured a healthy obsession of two seemingly incongruous pursuits: making art and exploring the world of quantum physics. So, when he happened across the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Rock ’n’ roll brotherhood

As the unofficial house band at the Shakedown Bar in Vail, rock trio Brothers Keeper have a long-running tradition of inviting guest musicians to sit in for some jamming. It was through that...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Telluride Bluegrass releases initial lineup

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival has released the initial lineup for its 2015 festival, which will take place on June 18-21 in Telluride Town Park and various venues around town. The lineup...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Investing in the artist

Inspired by the crafting of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act last year, Durango resident Daniel Hinds decided he wanted to paint a series of watercolors depicting the local watershed in...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment