Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

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

Durango’s March musical madness: Concerts, recitals, an opera

Beginning tonight, music lovers have a chance to hear in one week’s time great choral works, a rarely performed Rossini opera and a full week of recitals dedicated to the music of J.S. Bach. If you...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango High School actors explore American hysteria

Young Mary Warren trembles with fear when she must choose between lying or telling the truth. As portrayed by an electrifying Isabelle Herringer in the Durango High School production of “The...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

New Mexico harpist to play rare solo show in Durango

In a rare opportunity to hear a solo harp concert, the Unitarian Universalist Recital Series will present Anne Eisfeller at 7 p.m. Friday. “I have loved the harp since childhood,” said Marilyn...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Arts Center to stage edgy ’90s comedy

“I don’t understand why any woman would love to wear the same dress to anything.” Kristin Skye Hoffmann, the new artistic director at the Durango Arts Center Theatre, bluntly admits that her first...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The MET stages Puccini’s great tragic opera

For good reason, the Metropolitan Opera has staged Puccini’s “La Bohème” more than any other opera. Fans all over the world care about Mimi and Rodolfo as if they were family – or earlier versions...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

FLC showcases student performers at an honors recital on Feb. 25

At the annual honors recital Feb. 25 at Fort Lewis College, 11 music students will perform works by Mozart and Beethoven, Poulenc and Faure, and others. “This is my favorite student event of the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Artist Rosemary Meza-DesPlas takes over Durango Arts Center

A huge wall drawing of a nude woman crawling forward expresses the title and themes of an unusual exhibit at the Durango Arts Center this month. “nevertheless: She Persisted” is a solo show of...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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