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Reusable bag project seeking volunteers

“Free Bag Bag Free,” a reusable shopping bag project, is looking for people with sewing machines willing to make bags out of T-shirts. The group also could use T-shirt donations. If you do not sew...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Merely Players announces ‘Matilda’ auditions

Merely Players announces open auditions for “Matilda the Musical” An enchanting musical about Roald Dahl’s young heroine comes to the Durango stage in spring 2020. Auditions are open to adults and...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango July 19-25

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, ) The Big Lebowski (Monday only) The plot of this comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers pivots around a case of...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Oliver Stone writing memoir, scheduled for 2020

NEW YORK – Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. The book,...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

‘The Lion King’ feels way more like ‘Hamlet’ this time – and that’s why it’s so good

From the stirring first moments of Disney’s upgraded “The Lion King” – a turbocharged animal fable that, like 2016’s “The Jungle Book,” uses photorealistic CGI animation to add visual heft and...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a record-breaking 32 Emmy Award nods

LOS ANGELES – HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

New business teaching toddlers arts, crafts, cooking

Toddlers practiced their motor skills chopping bananas for fruit salad last week as part of the first week of classes offered through Rocky Mountain Arts for Tots, a new business. “And now you’re...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Stuber’ may be the ugliest movie of 2019, and the stupidest

Give “Stuber” points for fair warning: Right out of the gate, a character makes a crude joke about anal sex, before embarking on a hyperviolent fight scene that’s as unattractively filmed as it is...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

NEW YORK – Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she’s dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity,” Barbie...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Let’s put on a S-H-O-W

If you love Broadway musicals and hated middle school, chances are you’ll relish “The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee.” A tight, ebullient production will open Thursday at Fort Lewis College...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Finland hosts heavy metal knitting championship

JOENSUU, Finland – Armed with needles and yarn, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Collectible sneakers on auction at Sotheby’s in New York

NEW YORK – True sneaker heads will get the opportunity to expand their collection as Sotheby’s in New York holds its first sneaker auction. These aren’t just any old sneakers but 100 of the rarest,...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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