culture and entertainment

A haunted jaunt: Durango’s Ghost Walk returns

With what feels like everything fun being canceled this summer, it’s refreshing to announce the things that are open – including the popular Ghost Walk Durango guided walking tour, which opened for...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Austin City Limits music festival canceled as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals to be canceled because of the coronavirus. Festival organizers said in a statement Wednesday that scrapping the...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82. Anaya’s niece,...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 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 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Arts Center slowly reopening

It’s going to be nice when the first couple of sentences of an A&E story – or any story, for that matter – don’t start off with something to the effect of: “Because of the COVID-19 lockdown ...” or...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy-winning country group The Dixie Chicks have dropped the word Dixie from their name, now going by The Chicks. The band’s social media accounts and website were changed on...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Stadium 9 to reopen movie screens Friday

With all of the difficult stuff going on in the world, a little good news: Starting Friday, Stadium 9 in Durango will be firing up the projectors and movies will return – safely. Because of the...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Scaled-down Toronto Film Festival plans virtual red carpets

NEW YORK – The Toronto International Film Festival, one of the leading launching pads for fall movies and Oscar contenders, on Wednesday announced plans for a smaller 2020 edition with virtual red...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

New this week: ‘Clemency,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Movies “Clemency.” Alfre Woodard gives a...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for use of blackface in sketches

NEW YORK – Jimmy Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but said his delay in addressing the subject came in part to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with rape, sexual assault

LOS ANGELES – Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday. The counts make the 67-year-old Jeremy...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Love, Victor’ tells journey of a Latino gay teen

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The 2018 film, “Love, Simon,” brought a fresh perspective to the first love, coming-of-age genre through the eyes of a gay teen. Exploring love’s innocence, isolation and fear of...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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