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

Vega to bring folk vibe to Durango

Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, who’s quiet neo-folk style is exemplified in songs like “Tom’s Diner” and “Luka,” will play a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Fighting for a more compassionate society

Sister Helen Prejean was a young Catholic nun devoted to serving the poor in Louisiana in 1982 when she was asked to be the penpal of death row inmate Elmo Patrick Sonnier. Following several...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Cracks in facade of the American Dream

A prosperous businessman with a terrible secret. A young war hero suffering from survivor’s guilt. And a mother who refuses to let go. Arthur Miller’s classic stage drama “All My Sons” paints a...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Panel zeroes in on restorative justice

This year’s Common Reading Experience, which is focused on Sister Helen Prejean’s book Dead Man Walking, will examine the issue of the death penalty through the lens of photography, theater, film,...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Common reading and community dialogue

This fall, copies of Sister Helen Prejean’s 1993 book Dead Man Walking can be found all over Durango – in the bookbags of Fort Lewis College freshmen, on the desks of college faculty and staff and...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Valley Uprising

In the world of rock climbing, California’s Yosemite National Park has long been a Mecca – a surreal landscape of soaring granite walls that has drawn generations of climbers to drop out of society...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

San Juan Symphony season: A joyous farewell

When San Juan Symphony music director Arthur Post steps up to the conductor’s podium at the Community Concert Hall on Saturday, it will mark the start of a season-long swan song with the Four...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Celebrating the cowgirl

Despite what its name implies, the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is about a lot more than just rhyming words. The Gathering, which enters its 26th year Thursday, is a full-fledged celebration of...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sparking dialogue through documentaries

The story of America’s early space exploration, a remarkable effort that captured the attention of the nation and put a man on the moon, was largely populated by men, and specifically white men....

DATE: Sept. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

10 short films, and a glimpse around the world

Durango cinephiles will have the chance to be part of a global film event when the screen at the Animas City Theatre flickers to life this weekend. The Manhattan Short Film Festival, a celebration...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Fleeting impressions

When Durango artist Elizabeth Kinahan was preparing for a weeklong artist residency at Willowtail Springs, a 60-acre nature preserve near Mancos, she had lofty ambitions to track, identify and...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

FLC Music Department welcomes three new faces

Fort Lewis College’s Music Department, which has long carried on a practice of performing in the community in public events, will continue that tradition with its annual Faculty Collage Recital...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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