Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

Durango Choral Society prepares for Carnegie Hall performance

Practice, practice, practice goes the old Carnegie Hall joke about how to get to New York’s premiere concert venue. The Durango Choral Society has taken that advice to heart. Under the spirited...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Merely Players brings ‘Man of La Mancha’ to vivid life

When Don Quixote and Sancho Panza set forth on horseback, they travel “Wherever the road leads us.” That spirit of adventure permeates Merely Players ’ production of “Man of La Mancha,” playing...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Review: ‘The Wall’ art installation challenges viewers

The Durango Arts Center ’s latest adventure in collaborative installation, “The Wall,” is simultaneously inviting, off-putting and puzzling. The north wall alone has never looked so menacing. ...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Merely Players presents grand musical quest in ‘Man of La Mancha’

When Miquel de Cervantes first conceived of a character called Don Quixote, he probably never dreamed the old man would live for centuries. Elderly, and most likely suffering from dementia,...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

St. Mark’s Recital Series’ ‘The Birds and the B’s’ a musical aviary

If you’re following the rolling celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday year, consider attending the final recital in the St. Mark’s Recital Series. It will take place Friday at the...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

On Saturday morning, the Met will spin a satirical tale

At two hours and 47 minutes running time, the French Cinderella will not be late to the ball. By any measure, the Metropolitan Opera’s smart, tart production of “Cendrillon” is short. You can see...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College hosts provocative senior art show

When George Bangs superimposed a flat, black-and-white rectangle in the middle of his large still life painting, “Creature No Comfort,” it was an act of subversion. He undercut a long tradition of...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Fort Lewis College’s ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ a dark, cunning satire

“Ladies and gents, we bring you tonight – The great historical gangster show!” Delivered vaudevillian style by a darkly cheerful Announcer (the wonderful Hallie Denman), those are the opening lines...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

San Juan Symphony to celebrate Leonard Bernstein Centennial

The final San Juan Symphony concert of the year will open with Leonard Bernstein’s jaunty “Overture to Candide.” It’s a perfect way to mark the 100th anniversary of the great musician’s birth, his...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College stages timely Brecht play

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” is a darkly comic allegory about Hitler and the Nazi takeover of Germany in the 1930s. But in the Fort Lewis College production opening March 29, you won’t see...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sexual politics spark Coney Island in new production of Mozart opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s ambitious new production of “Così fan tutte” transports Mozart’s 18th century parlor intrigue to a neon-lit amusement park circa 1950. That’s time traveling on a spool of...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

DAC photography show steeped in memory

Karen Peterson’s photo montage “Running Through Dream” is drenched in memory. And yet, it is a fresh and quiet. Peterson has portrayed a black dog running through a sunlit forest. To achieve the...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts