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.

Powerful film on Darfur to show at DAC

The genocide in Darfur continues to be a mystery to most Americans. "The Devil Came on Horseback" will clarify thehistory, the issues, and the seemingly never-ending brutality of this modern...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Kasia Sokol plays tribute to Alexander Murray

"That's how much I appreciate this violin," Kasia Sokol said immediately after giving a deft yet highly emotionalinterpretation of Ernest Bloch's "Nigun" - on Alexander Murray's violin. Sokol is...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Library continues series with two tales

When former Fort Lewis College President Joel Jones agreed to portray the Devil, he broke into a smile. When FLCEnglish Professor Larry Hartsfield said he would read the part opposite Jones, Daniel...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Magic Realism

No one expects an angel to be old, diseased or exhausted. So when a villager discovers one toward the beginning of “Seraphic Circus,” what to do?That’s the crux of a spectacular and intriguing new...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fall things bright and musical

Last week, an orchestral sneeze opened the concert season. This weekend, with all vital signs looking good, the whole Durango musical system gets under way.What can we expect? For starters, lots of...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Remembering wit, wisdom of Morley Ballantine

I drew a caricature of Morley Ballantine as a gift for her 80th birthday. When she opened the wrapping, she smiled, looked at me slyly, and said: "How come you used Al Hirschfeld’s style instead of...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

China turns 60

BEIJING – In a country preparing for the onslaught of swine flu, the People’s Republic of China was not about to cancel its massive 60th anniversary celebrations. They took place as scheduled...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

San Juan Symphony starts new season

There once was a young man who gathered up all the finest musicians in the Four Corners and created an orchestra. They played music from all over the world, and one year, they chose music inspired...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

'Neglect' to have three more shows at Powerhouse Discovery Museum

When Rose Hayes reluctantly unchains her apartment door, Joseph, a new neighbor, enters. He's brought Rose's mail, which has been accumulating during Chicago's worst heat wave. It's 1995, and this...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Doing opera different in China visit

CHENGDU, CHINA - Speaking of opera, only a month ago I attended the world premiere of "The Letter" in Santa Fe. A few days ago, I went to what I thought was one performance by the Chinese National...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Santa Fe Opera offers up world premiere and Mozart

When the lights go down at most opera houses, you expect to hear an overture - not a gunshot. Last weekend, Santa Fe Opera delivered one of each.On Friday, when the spectacular outdoor theater...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Shakespearean Festival launches its 48th season in Cedar City

If chaos and confusion fuel comedy, the Utah Shakespearean Festival has found just the right matches this summer. Now in its 48th season, the festival continues its reputation as one of the finest...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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