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Horror master Stephen King to receive PEN America award

NEW YORK – There’s a whiff of horror about PEN America’s new Literary Service Award winner – it’s Stephen King. The literary and human rights organization will honor King with the award May 22 at...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Durango’s Congregation Har Shalom to host comedian Keith Barany

When you think about taking in an evening of comedy, a house of worship may not be where you’d think to go. Congregation Har Shalom is about to change that when comedian Keith Barany takes the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Book review: The Last Suppers serves up solid, surprising drama

In Mandy Mikulencak ’s second published novel, The Last Suppers, the author transports readers back to a time of suppressed turmoil and crushing deprivation. It is 1950s Louisiana, beyond hot and...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

Friday Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. STEAM lab, 3:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., 375-3380 Garrett and Callie Young, ...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Seth Meyers presses James Franco on why he hasn’t contacted Ally Sheedy about her tweets

For the second day in a row, James Franco faced uncomfortable questions on a late-night talk show. On Wednesday, Franco appeared on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” to promote his movie “The...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Italy: Modigliani art exhibit found to be full of fakes

ROME – Consumer advocates in Italy are demanding refunds after an expert ruled that almost all the paintings featured in a Genoa art exhibition devoted to Amedeo Modigliani were fakes. The Italian...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Movies playing in Durango Jan. 12-18

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) The Disaster Artist The real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

The Kennedy Center cancels its Garrison Keillor event

Public radio icon Garrison Keillor, who was dropped by Minnesota Public Radio after a co-worker accused him of inappropriate behavior, will not appear in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall on May...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cortez Western writer bringing back dime novel

Cortez author Denny Bertrand’s stories on cowboy life continue to be recognized as part of a growing trend to bring back the dime novel. “A lot of Western writing is from the early 1900s. My...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Jerry Van Dyke, ‘Coach’ star and brother of Dick, dies at 86

NEW YORK – Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke who struggled for decades to achieve his own stardom before clicking as the dim-witted sidekick in television’s “Coach,” died Friday...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Forget Harry Potter. In D.C., people lined up at midnight for Michael Wolff’s Trump exposé.

WASHINGTON – The wind chill hit minus-3 degrees the night Fire and Fury came to town. But neither polar vortex nor “bomb cyclone” nor gloom of night could keep Washington’s political gossipmongers...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Durango’s Diane West Jewelry & Art specializes in custom jewelry

Editor’s note: This article is part of our monthly series profiling Durango’s art galleries. Since 2011, a downtown Durango gallery has been helping couples tie the knot with custom-designed...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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