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Review: Mob wives turn mobsters in ‘The Kitchen,’ a pale shadow of last year’s similarly themed ‘Widows’

A bunch of guys try to pull of a heist, which goes drastically wrong. The women they leave behind pick up the pieces to embark on a life of crime that’s as cathartically liberating as it is morally...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Review: There’s no treasure to be found in the boring ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’

At some point in time, a live-action version of “Dora the Explorer” must have seemed like a good idea. After all, the animated TV series has, for eight seasons, been a bilingual cash cow for...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Danny Trejo ‘superpowers’ to help save child

Actor Danny Trejo was about to drop off his 1965 Buick Riviera for repairs when he saw the sedan next to him run a red light and hit a Ford Explorer, flipping the silver SUV. The “Machete” star...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Chevel Shepherd talks about life after ‘The Voice’

In the summer, many teenagers spend their time off from the daily grind of school by participating in the daily grind of work. For country singer Chevel Shepherd, that daily grind does not include...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Willie Nelson cancels tour, cites ‘breathing problem’

NEW YORK – Willie Nelson has canceled his tour because of a “breathing problem.” The 86-year-old singer apologized on Twitter late Wednesday, writing “I need to have my doctor check out.” Nelson...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 9-15

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) North by Northwest (Sunday only) While having lunch at the Plaza Hotel in New York, advertising executive Roger O....

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Army recruiters released their first rap video this year; it wasn’t exactly a mic drop

The 3-minute music video for the song “Giving All I Got” has many of the hallmarks of an archetypical hip-hop production: shots of men in hoodies walking in slo-mo down a graffiti-filled corridor;...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Encore! New ‘Angelina Ballerina’ books in the works

NEW YORK – The beloved “Angelina Ballerina” picture books series is getting an encore. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced Monday that a reissue of the original book, “Angelina...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Kevin Costner plays a dog in the sappy tear-jerker ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’

“Sometimes I hate who I am.” In most movies, an expression of such existential angst is to be expected from the lips of a troubled teen – or a conflicted killer. But in the overheated (yet...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 7 Early Literacy Playdate, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Terry Rickard, 2 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave. Community Concerts featuring the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

NEW YORK – Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Indian Horse’ movie to open Aug. 11 at Animas City

“You can’t understand where you’re going if you don’t understand where you’ve been,” Saul Indian Horse says in the opening scene of the film “Indian Horse.” And for Indian Horse, looking back meant...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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