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Kesha returns with lead single from first album since 2012

Kesha has released her first new music since 2012 and announced a forthcoming album, her first since a high-profile legal battle with Dr. Luke over a lawsuit accusing the music producer of sexual...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Concerts, arts heat up summer in Durango

It’s summertime in Durango, and there’s lots to do for everyone. You want music? There’s music. You want festivals? We’ve got that, too. Something for the kids? Done. Whatever you’re in the mood...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango July 7-13

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Hero Lee Hayden is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The 5 stages of listening to Jay-Z’s album ‘4:44’

The five stages of listening to “4:44,” the 13th solo studio album by American rapper Jay-Z: 1. Irritation. There are fans, there are stans and there are those willing to renege their cellular...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Movie looks at the scariest summertime predator

Most likely, a great white isn’t going to kill you. Neither is a serial killer, terrorist, grizzly bear or a lot of other nightmare-inducing predators. What should be keeping you up at night is...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Why did Hollywood stop making John Grisham movies?

WASHINGTON – John Grisham may be the master of the legal thriller, but he also has solid comic timing – as evidenced during a Q&A on Wednesday at Politics and Prose, where he stopped by on his...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Don’t be surprised by Ron Howard directing a ‘Star Wars’ movie – his connection began 45 years ago

Some “Star Wars” fans were surprised by the news. Within days of Lucasfilm firing Phil Lord and Chris Miller as directors of next year’s untitled young-Han Solo spinoff film last week, Ron Howard...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘GLOW’ is a comedy about female wrestlers – watching it will make you smarter

There are a lot of things I loved about “GLOW,” a Netflix series about a fledgling women’s professional wrestling league so glorious that I watched it all in two sittings. It has magnificent 1980s...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Baby Driver’ leaves a sour aftertaste

“Baby Driver” begins with a bang, a showstopper of an opening number reminiscent of the ecstatic traffic jam in “La La Land,” only this time with the cars themselves as the dancers. While his...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Steve Weeks to bring family music at Dolores library

Part of the “Build a Better World” summer programs, family-music performer Steve Weeks will perform a free concert for kids from 3 to 4 p.m. July 17 at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave....

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Despicable Me 3’ is good enough, but far from great

Like yet another cold, sugary soft drink dispensed from a vending machine, the animated sequel “Despicable Me 3” is only satisfying in direct proportion to one’s thirst. If you are someone for whom...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Oprah picks debut novel Behold the Dreamers for book club

NEW YORK – Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel Behold the Dreamers is Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host. “Years ago, I went to the library one day in Falls...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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