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Couple who bought $120k banana art sense it will be iconic

MIAMI – A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they believe it will become an icon and plan to gift it to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Art exhibits contrast two creative stages at FLC and DAC

Walk upstairs in the Durango Arts Center and you’ll find an intimate, carefully observed exhibition by a mature artist. “My Beloved West” features 20 solar-plate prints and two artist’s books by...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86

NEW YORK – Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” “Moonstruck” and “Once Upon a Time in America” and his...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Books for the children, teens on your holiday gift list

It’s that time of year, time to shop for gifts for good boys and girls. Books are wonderful presents that inform, entertain and bring joy year-round. Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story A new...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

FLC program hosts Shorts Fest

Fort Lewis College’s Journalism and Multimedia Studies program will host a Shorts Fest from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today (Friday) to showcase student film production in the Vallecito Ballroom at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Local author turning zine into book

In 2009, Luke Mehall and Al Smith III assembled what would be the first issue of “The Climbing Zine.” It was 40 pages long, black and white, with a stapled together binding, and 100 copies were...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lizzo claps back with gratitude after twerking controversy

NEW YORK – Lizzo is going to keep doing Lizzo after social media exploded with fat shaming over her exposed, thong-covered backside as she danced at a Los Angeles Lakers game while the team’s...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 13-19

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) JoJo Rabbit A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Mancos starts ‘Ye Olde Fashioned Christmas’

Good cheer spread throughout Mancos on Friday night for the first installment of “Ye Olde Fashioned Christmas.” Festively dressed locals wandered from gallery to gallery to view artwork on display,...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Mandalorian’ gives female directors a chance to shine

LOS ANGELES – “Star Wars” has faced criticism for having a lack of female directors, but the popular franchise is making an effort to place more women in the prominent role starting with the new...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 11 Fired Up Stories, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Teen Time, 4 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Knit Night, 5 p.m., Yarn Durango,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Clifford, everybody’s favorite big red dog, gets a reboot

NEW YORK – Who’s your favorite big red dog? If you have one, chances are his name is Clifford. Scholastic Entertainment is rebooting the TV series about the giant dog with an equally large heart on...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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