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Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

About: Judith Reynolds is an arts journalist and member of the American Theater Critics Association.

Review: Merely Players celebrate Jane Austen in historic library

No doubt about it, “Sense and Sensibility” is a sacred text for Jane Austen fans. Published anonymously in 1811, the story of the Dashwood family has enjoyed innumerable iterations and fierce...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Space speaks’: Merely Players to perform at Old Fort Lewis

“When we saw the library at the Old Historic Fort site, we knew it would be perfect for our production of ‘Sense and Sensibility,’” said Mona Wood-Patterson. “Space speaks. There’s a high ceiling...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Quadrivium launches opera season in recital format

The program for “A Night at the Opera” is so full, it brims with operatic snapshots from Handel to Stravinsky. Solos, duets, trios and quartets will unfold both familiar and new works and probably...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Thought-provoking art on display in FLC faculty show

A new, lighter-than-air wall sculpture by Jay Dougan anchors the Fort Lewis College Art Gallery exhibit this month. Centered on the west wall, “R.W. Quilt” is a pristine visual puzzle. Created on...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

San Juan Symphony presents family concerts with ‘Peter and the Wolf’

“‘Peter and the Wolf’ is the perfect music to introduce classical music to the next generation,” said Thomas Heuser. Heuser is music director of the San Juan Symphony, our regional orchestra, and...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Free Life-Long Learning Lectures kick off Thursday

The free Life-Long Learning Lecture Series will begin Thursday. “From the beginning in the winter of 2000, our presentations have been given by a mix of faculty, community members and out-of-town...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC launches recital program with chamber music

At 3 p.m. Sunday in Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College, a program of chamber music will be performed by three faculty members plus one. Titled “Piano Quartets of the Masters: Mozart, Mahler...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Arts Center presents musical for our fractured time

“Next to Normal,” the bracing American musical about how one family member’s mental illness impacts everyone in the group, won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2010. At the time, the nation’s top...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A musical prelude from out of the 416 Fire’s ashes

Composer David Sterrett’s prelude, “Brighter Than the Flames,” opened the 2018 Music in the Mountains festival as a tribute to the men and women who battled the 416 Fire. That was July 13, when...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango PlayFest is newest addition to region’s staged-reading circuit

Staged readings of new plays are popping up all over the country – again. What started half a century ago at Connecticut’s O’Neill Theater Center and Kentucky’s Humana Festival of New American...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Final Music in the Mountains weekend blazes

Violinist Philippe Quint, 44, will wrap up the 32nd season of Music in the Mountains with a performance of a concerto you may not have heard: William Bolcom’s Violin Concerto in D. This year marks...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains offers two preludes, Mozart and Mussorgsky

“Right now, I couldn’t be happier,” Dallas composer David Sterrett said during intermission on opening night, July 13, at Music in the Mountains. His new composition, “Brighter Than the Flames,”...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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