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Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

LOS ANGELES – Andrew Alexander, CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Christo, artist known for massive displays, dies at age 84

NEW YORK – Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84. His death was announced on Twitter and the artist’s webpage. No cause was...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

In a topsy-turvy world: Merely Players offers a timely ‘Alice’

“We can wait to go back to an uncertain ‘normal’ or we can work with what is,” Mona Wood-Patterson said in a recent interview. Co-founder and artistic director of Merely Players, Wood-Patterson...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Lea Michele apologizes for being ‘difficult’ on ‘Glee’ set

NEW YORK – Former “Glee” star Lea Michele has apologized for being “unnecessarily difficult” on the set of the musical TV show after a co-star accused Michele of making her time there “a living...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

National Park Mystery Series returns

Durango author Scott Graham is releasing his sixth novel, “Mesa Verde Victim,” in his highly successful National Park Mystery Series. This story is really close to home. The action takes place not...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

Editor’s note: It’s awesome to see events making their way back into the weekly A&E calendar after these crazy few months. If you have an event – including livestreams – please submit them to...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Musicians unite for Navajo/Pueblo COVID-19 Relief fundraiser

The coronavirus pandemic we’ve been living with the last few months has been hard on just about everybody – financially, emotionally, psychologically and physically. With all the emotions that have...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Annual Concerts @ The Park going ‘virtual’

There will be a different look to Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College/Alpine Bank’s Concerts @ The Park this summer – because of the current COVID-19 situation, the free live performances...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK – Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Telluride Jazz Fest off until 2021

The novel coronavirus pandemic has claimed another summer 2020 festival – this time, it’s the 44th annual Telluride Jazz Festival, which was scheduled for Aug. 7-9. The festival will be held Aug....

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour

NEW YORK – The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday that the tour, which was...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Author Murakami DJs ‘Stay Home’ radio show

TOKYO – Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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