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

Instrumental FLC figure says goodbye

Jazz percussionist and Fort Lewis College instructor Jonathan Latta sidled up to a large marimba in the empty music room of Jones Hall on Tuesday afternoon, two mallets balanced in each hand. He...

DATE: June 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

One local's eye

When Durango photographer MaryAnne Nelson was planning a bike tour in northern Argentina this spring with her husband, Bill Palmer, she procured a special camera bag that she could latch to the...

DATE: June 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Race, religion and LGBT rights

In February 2012, the Maryland legislature passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. At the time, only seven other states allowed same-sex couples to wed, and the backlash was...

DATE: June 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Husband-wife duo married to the music

You could say they're married to the music. Singer-songwriter Chris Masterson and singer/fiddler Eleanor Whitmore are musical collaborators, co-writers and bandmates who have been performing...

DATE: June 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

There's a new path to art in Durango

When Catherine “KK” and John Patton uprooted their lives this spring to move from Texas to Durango to open an art gallery, naming their new business came easy. Sendero, which means “path” in...

DATE: June 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The legacy of our fathers lives on

They were American presidents and famous artists, influential generals, iconic authors and great thinkers. They were also fathers. And this Father's Day, a readers' theatre program at the Durango...

DATE: June 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Viola virtuoso heads to D.C.

When Durango High School student Nick Wilbur was 2 years old, his parents took him along to a fiddling competition in Mancos. There, the toddler took an unusual, almost rabid interest in the music....

DATE: June 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Barbers aren’t all about your haircut

In the lexicon of barbershop singers, there’s a term for what happens when the four parts of harmony come together so perfectly that they result in a soaring expansion of the sound. “Chordbusting”...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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