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Pain, satin and paper towels: What it takes for ballerinas to dance on their toes

“I feel like I’m always in a battle with my feet,” says Lauren Lovette, with a sigh. One of New York City Ballet’s principal ballerinas, Lovette has beautifully arched, supple feet, and often,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Denis Johnson, author of Jesus’ Son, dead at 67

NEW YORK – Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection Jesus’ Son, has died. He was 67. Johnson died Wednesday,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

London premiere for ‘The Mummy’ scrapped after attack

LONDON – Universal Pictures has scrapped plans for the London premiere of Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy,” the latest big, glitzy event canceled after the terror attack in England. In a statement, the...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Baywatch’ has babes, not much else

If, indeed, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson ditches Hollywood to become our next commander in chief, “Baywatch” may be singled out as the low point of his pre-political career. That’s right – the man who...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Pine River Library to host ‘poet-in-residence’

“Poet-in-residence” Kathleen Willard, a Fort Collins poet, will offer two poetry programs June 10-11 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Workshops to be held 1-3 p.m. will include:...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Music in the Mountains offers summer fest, volunteers sought

Tickets are now on sale for the Music in the Mountains summer classical music festival, to be held July 9-30. The event will feature orchestra, chamber music, and conservatory classical and world...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Chamber Music Festival to arrive in June

The ninth annual Durango Chamber Music Festival is scheduled June 5-9 and June 12-16, and will feature ten 30-minute concerts each day at 12:15 p.m., at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Moonhead Man, Movumundo to hit the road

When the last election threw sculptor Jeff Glode Wise for a loop, he decided to do something about it. What he came up with was to pack two bronze sculptures – Moonhead Man and Movumundo – onto a...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Arts Calendar

Friday Free Friday, 4 p.m., Rocky Mountain Animation Labs, 1309 East Third Ave., Suite 3B. (970) 903-9695. The Ben Gibson Band, 5 p.m., Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave. Andy Janowsky, 5:30...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Chris Cornell’s wife writes note: ‘I know that was not you’

LOS ANGELES – Chris Cornell’s widow has written a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life. Vicky Cornell writes in the note published online by Billboard...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango May 26-June 1

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, (For more information, visit Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot,...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

ABC’s chemistry-lacking ‘Dirty Dancing’ has two left feet

You will not have the time of your life watching ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” musical. It is neither good nor deliciously bad. It is a banal, three-hour time-suck that manages to feel both rushed and...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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