Arts (general)

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 | 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

Durango’s 20Moons collaborates with local, regional dancers for latest show

Think you have a pretty good idea about what to expect at a contemporary dance show? Think again. This weekend, local dance company 20Moons will be taking over the Powerhouse Science Center with...

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

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

Cortez City Council approves public art advisory committee

The Cortez City Council gave final approval to the creation of a public art advisory committee. The committee has been in the works since March, when several local artists signed a petition asking...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Grease’ is the word as Durango High School Troupe 1096 opens theater season

When I was little, the movie “Grease” was one of my favorites. What I didn’t know back then was that the movie about 1950s high-schoolers exploring relationships, rebellion and all of the ups and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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

Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College celebrates 20 years

For the past 20 years, the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College has been bringing eclectic lineups to Durango – everything from the annual Nutcracker shows at Christmas to offering local...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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

Garrison Keillor ‘Just Passing Through’ Durango

Iconic storyteller and humorist Garrison Keillor will be bringing his show “Just Passing Through” to Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Tuesday night. Keillor , perhaps best known as the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Bruce Springsteen: Born to run on Broadway?

NEW YORK - What would Walter Kerr think? It’s a safe bet that Kerr’s name will mean nothing to many of the Bruce Springsteen fans who, starting Tuesday, will be filling the 975 seats of the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Theater season starts with games, mystery

When you live in a small town and two drama groups open fall productions on the same weekend, it’s not a conflict of interest. It’s a theater festival. The Fort Lewis College Department of Theatre...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts