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New Chris Cornell music video, filmed before death, released

NEW YORK – Chris Cornell’s final music video, filmed before the singer died in May, was released Tuesday. The video for “The Promise” was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. The clip was...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

O.J. Simpson gets July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Imprisoned former football star O.J. Simpson has a July 20 parole hearing that could have him released from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1, a state parole official said Tuesday. Simpson, now...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Katy Perry’s half-woke, no good, very bad album

Sometimes, a pop star drops a single so soupy and ill-conceived, it makes you wonder if the artist ever had any understanding of their own appeal to begin with. For Katy Perry, that song is...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Glen Campbell’s last record ‘was therapeutic,’ says daughter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Glen Campbell’s last record, “Adios,” is a swan song for the ailing Grammy-winning performer and TV personality, but his daughter said the recording was also therapeutic for him...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Artist to offer classes for children and parents

Durango artist Karen Harms will offer “Mommy and Me, Dads and Dudes” art classes for children ages 2 to 5 years old and their parents, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, June 20 to Aug. 15, in the Twilight Room...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Motorheads share the love at car show

For years, Myron Tolf saw many of the same cars at the Durango Old Car Club’s show, and so for the last three, he’s built a custom roadster for the show. The retired civil engineer worked on hot...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stephen Furst, Flounder in ‘Animal House,’ dies at 63

LOS ANGELES – Stephen Furst, who played naive fraternity pledge Flounder in the hit movie “Animal House,” has died of complications from diabetes, his family said Saturday. Furst was 63. Furst died...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Rough Night’: Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue

The concept of “Rough Night” isn’t an especially original one. With its story about a Miami bachelorette party that goes outrageously off the rails, comparisons to “The Hangover” and “Bridesmaids”...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for ‘Rocky’

LOS ANGELES – John G. Avildsen, who directed “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid” – two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises – died Friday at age 81. Anthony Avildsen...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Dr. Dre pledges $10M for Compton High performing arts center

COMPTON, Calif. – Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School. The Compton Unified School District said Thursday that the...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Yoko Ono gets co-writing credit on ‘Imagine’

NEW YORK – Yoko Ono, who was previously credited as a co-producer on John Lennon’s “Imagine,” will earn a co-writing credit on the 1971 song. David Israelite, the president and CEO of the National...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Cars 3’ finally running out of gas?

Lightning McQueen’s third time around the track is showing signs that Disney/Pixar’s reliable “Cars” franchise may, after two popular and original installments in the series of animated tales about...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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