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Lady Gaga on being famous: ‘Not all it’s cracked up to be’

Lady Gaga has written an emotional message to fans to mark of the release of her new Netflix documentary. In a note posted to Twitter, Gaga writes that the film reveals “that fame is not all it’s...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

This Lego movie doesn’t really fit in

Legos were invented in 1949. The character of Batman, 10 years before that. “The Lego Movie” (2014) and this year’s “The Lego Batman Movie” riffed brilliantly on those storied histories –...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Friend Request’: Mild Facebook anxiety becomes a supernatural nightmare

In the age of social media, is being alone the ultimate horror? The mildly creepy thriller “Friend Request” takes Facebook anxiety and turns it into a supernatural nightmare. While that’s not a bad...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

What happens when Ed Sheeran plays a concert in someone’s living room

WASHINGTON – Turns out, seeing Ed Sheeran perform in a random person’s house ... is not all that different from seeing him at an arena. After all, it’s still just him and a guitar. There are still...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

At your blood-spattered service

Early on in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” we watch as a criminal mastermind encourages her newest hire to bite into a burger made from the flesh of a man who double-crossed her. The recruit sits...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Megafire sheds light on regional problem

Megafire, by Michael Kodas, could not be a more timely, well-researched book written about this huge threat by Mother Nature to those of us living in the western United States. This part of the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

iAm Music Fest and the 2017 Colorado Music Summit going on in Durango

The iAm Music Festival , sponsored by Durango’s own iAm Music Institute , is in its third and biggest year. What we’re talking is $35 for 30 bands plus a mime parade, a silent disco, a sax mob, an...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Friday Native American Artist Mentor Program with Joe Toledo, 10 a.m., Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center, 115 Ute St. Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

12-year-old ventriloquist wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

LOS ANGELES – A 12-year-old girl is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the “America’s Got Talent” crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition. Darci...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango Sept. 22-28

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Glass Castle A young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, finds...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95

MIAMI – Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancée...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Graphic novel Monsters tops diverse slate of 2017 Ignatz Award winners

Emil Ferris, having brought exquisite craft to her debut graphic novel at age 55, brought extreme gratitude to the stage over the weekend, as she was twice honored at the 2017 Ignatz Awards in...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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