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Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

The Met Live in HD’s ‘The Exterminating Angel’ to be screened at Fort Lewis College

“The Exterminating Angel” is a scary new opera based on a scarier old movie. Rough, dark and depressing, the opera, by British composer Thomas Adès and his co-librettist Tom Cairns, will make its...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School’s “Grease” and FLC’s “Urinetown: The Musical” explore American life

“Grease” and “Urinetown.” The titles sound yucky, but there’s more to musical revivals than titles tell. Two productions of award-winning musicals are running parallel to each other and shouldn’t...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

San Juan Symphony navigates the new world

At the heart of the next San Juan Symphony concert is a serenade that may have been a marriage proposal. Howard Hanson’s “Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings” was composed in 1945, the year he...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Fort Lewis College stages dystopian musical

Name it, and “Urinetown: The Musical” satirizes it. Corporate greed, populism, city politics and environmental disaster. Throw in the near sacred traditions of modern musical theater, and you have...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Chamber Singers to present varied program Sunday

What the world needs now is music and more music. On Sunday afternoon, “Heartstrings,” the newest iteration from the innovative Durango Chamber Singers , will take place. At 3 p.m. in St. Mark’s...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

The world in 10 minutes

“Adorable,” Claude (an attentive and flirtatious Mike Largent) says to Janet (a cheerful Rebecca Gilbert) at the opening of “Bondservant.” William Orem’s short play about the American dating scene...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Altius Quartet boys are back in Durango for recital

When a cheeky violist dressed in torn jeans challenges three nattily attired string players, you know there’s another viola joke afoot. It’s also a new CD cover, “Dress Code,” the Altius Quartet’s...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Arts Center hosts seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival

This weekend, Durango Arts Center will mount its seventh annual festival dedicated to an increasingly popular, concentrated dramatic form – the 10-minute play. Dubbed the Haiku of the American...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Recital Series getting underway Violinist, pianist perform at Unitarian Universalist Church

Tonight, violinist Brandon Christensen and pianist Marilyn Garst will unspool a remarkable program. Two majestic sonatas will frame two short contemporary works, and the concert will close with a...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

The MET’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’ showing in Durango

Since Mozart completed “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) in 1791, his light operatic fantasy has been reimagined many times. The MET Live in HD presents one of the most whimsical iterations of...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Bellini’s ‘Norma’ launches MET Live in HD at FLC

If you live in occupied territory, your choices are limited: collaborate or resist. Norma, the title character in Vincenzo Bellini’s opera of the same name, does both – with disastrous results. At...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

San Juan Symphony, choral societies unite for concert

In early October, “Requiem for Eagles” will briefly alight in Durango and Telluride. At 7 pm. Saturday, David Lingle’s contemporary version of the ancient Latin Mass for the Dead will fill...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music