Judith Reynolds

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

Much ado at Jenkins Ranch Park

Merely Players is at it again. Our evergreen local theater company has found yet another new location in which to perform – Jenkins Ranch Park. From Sept. 24 to 27, the players will refresh a...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

With ‘PIVOT,’ FLC mounts major show of Native American painting

“PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art” will change the way you think about contemporary painting. The new exhibition at Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College is finally open to the public....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Merely Players and The Silverton Mine go online

Here are eight reasons to catch Merely Players’ “Zoom Alice: A Wonderland Adventure for a Topsy Turvy World” before it disappears online by the end of Saturday, June 20. 1. A tight, contemporary...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

In a topsy-turvy world: Merely Players offers a timely ‘Alice’

“We can wait to go back to an uncertain ‘normal’ or we can work with what is,” Mona Wood-Patterson said in a recent interview. Co-founder and artistic director of Merely Players, Wood-Patterson...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A rare tribute to a rare musician: Cellist Lynn Harrell dies and Carnegie Hall marks his passage

Acclaimed American cellist Lynn Harrell died on April 27. His sudden death was not associated with the coronavirus. The news sent shock waves throughout the world of international music. On...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Local live music events: Cancel, reschedule or postpone?

Cancel. Postpone. Reschedule. Pick your verb. Since the coronavirus has swept through our lives, area musicians and their organizations have chosen one of those three paths. In early March, the...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Fort Lewis College stages a taut American drama

“I am mostly bound and blindfolded throughout the play,” Fort Lewis College senior Holden Grace said about his newest role. Grace portrays Michael Wells, a prisoner of Hezbollah in a Beirut...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

An inky-black comic opera for our time

Agrippina, Nero’s mother. Now there’s a subject for a black comedy. Or a satirical opera. At 10:55 a.m. Saturday, The MET Live in HD will live stream Handel’s grim-but-fluffy opera “Agrippina” in...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Common ground: New Face Productions brings global project to Durango

Wrapped around the Boys & Girls Club building on north Main Avenue is an unusual outdoor photographic exhibit. Large-format portraits of almost 100 Durango residents have been billboard-pasted to...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Orchestra to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday

In 2020, music lovers all over the world are marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with concerts, recitals and works commissioned for the celebration. Thomas Heuser, music director of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

The tidal power of ‘Porgy and Bess’

Is “Porgy and Bess” an opera or a Broadway musical? Does “Porgy and Bess” represent the African American community in a racist way? Did composer George Gershwin and author DuBose Heyward...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Review: Art at the intersection

A week ago, conceptual artist Trey Duvall met with Fort Lewis College students in the Art Gallery to introduce his site-specific installation: “Hat On A Hat.” Standing in the middle of what seemed...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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