Position: Arts & Entertainment Editor

Email: ted@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4554

About: Ted Holteen is a native of Philadelphia and has lived in Durango since 1995 where he graduated from Fort Lewis College. A lifelong fan of all things entertaining, he previously wrote for the Durango Telegraph and worked at Four Corners Public Radio KSUT-FM as a reporter and DJ and at KDUR-FM as Operations Manager and Program Director. He also hosts the "Ike's America Radio Program" on KDUR and is a member of the 2010-11 class of Leadership La Plata. Read More

Winter solstice inspires more holiday revelry

Few events this holiday season will be more baffling – or more fun – than Saturday’s second annual Winter Solstice Festival on East Second Avenue. On that shortest day of the year, part of East...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Louis L’Amour re-imagined

Great writing is forever, and so, apparently, are great writers. Louis L’Amour died 25 years ago, but his timeless stories about the American West live on through his family’s efforts. The latest...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Books

A star interrupted

We get a lot of “documentaries” in these parts about extreme sports, but in reality, most of them fall into the category of ski and snowboard porn – lots of stunning visuals and feats of remarkable...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming


It’s been almost two years to the day since Cara Weston visited Open Shutter gallery. For that visit, Weston was the guest of honor for a three-generation exhibit of work by the famed California...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Colorblind gallery

Joaquin Salazar is one of those artists who is cursed with excellent entrepreneurial instincts. That makes for a busy artist. In Salazar’s case, the art is fine art photography, specifically the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Hallelujah chorus

Sometimes you want to be on the edge of your seat. At other times, it is nice to use the whole thing. On Sunday, it was time to sit back and take in the glory of Handel’s “Messiah,” delivered with...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Dead comes to life in film, on stage

The Grateful Dead had one of the longest runs in rock music history, but the band may have never been better than it was in 1972. And for those of us who may not remember, there’s film to prove it....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

It’s happening in your backyard

It’s only one state away, so there should be a lot of local interest for “The State of Arizona.” And based on the film’s subject matter, there should be a lot of interest everywhere else, too. The...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Baxter Black tells stories with style

Baxter Black is a busy man. But if you know what makes him tick, it should come as no surprise that he found time to make a stop in Durango this weekend. “You’re talking about saving ranches?...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

What’s in the box?

It’s hard to resist a mystery box. From “Let’s Make a Deal” to your local carnival midway, the lure of what could be is often enough to make otherwise-rational people make irrational decisions. In...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Yogis leave the studio for stage

Yoga is, more or less, a personal activity. For some, it is even private. But for many others it is also a uniting activity. Skim the classifieds to see how many group yoga classes are available on...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Wagner to be remembered on 1st Thursday

Taos artist Rory Wagner left behind an impressive legacy when he died in 2010. Known for his amalgamations of past and present imagery and historic references, Wagner created complex and highly...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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