culture and entertainment

‘Teacher’s Pet’ dodges clichés

Living in an age where romantic comedies are more likely to induce cringing than laughter or pleasant feelings, it’s nice to revisit a time when Hollywood imbued these films with clever humor and...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Mancos misses out on Space to Create

Mancos has lost out to Ridgway in a project that could have brought affordable housing for artists to town, officials learned last week. The Space to Create program aims to construct affordable...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment calendar

Friday Durango Nature Studies’ Summer’s End Music Festival, 5-8:30 p.m., Rotary Park, 1565 East Second Ave., 769-1800, www.durangonaturestudies.org. Lacey Black, 5 p.m., Serious Texas Bar-B-Q...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Fort Collins’ SHEL to perform at James Ranch SHEL, a band of four sisters from Fort Collins, will play from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at James Ranch’s last Burger and a Band Night of the summer. SHEL is...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Looking Ahead

Explore space at Ignacio library If you’ve ever looked up and wondered what’s beyond what you can see in the sky, then the program Ignacio Community Library is offering may be right up your alley....

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool for Love’ opens at Durango Arts Center

Sam Shepard’s sexually-charged play, “Fool for Love’ will be opening Friday night in the Durango Arts Center Theatre. It’s a tale of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West told in a motel...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

It’s all about the beer and music

If you’ve been dragging your feet waiting to decide if you’re going to the 18th annual San Juan Brewfest on Saturday, you’d best stop your dragging and get to buying your tickets. “The Brewfest for...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

He came to D.C. from Nigeria – and created his own African comic-book universe

WASHINGTON – Roye Okupe didn’t read comic books growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. Comic book shops weren’t around. Instead, Okupe was introduced to superheroes through Saturday morning cartoons such as...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Grandmaster Flash on ‘The Get Down’ and how he used science to pioneer DJ techniques

In Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix hip-hop saga “The Get Down “ a young Grandmaster Flash (Mamoudou Athie) gives the main characters 24 hours to figure out the key to his quick mix theory. Their only clue?...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Miss Saigon’ to appear on movie screens before Broadway

NEW YORK – American audiences will get the rare chance to catch a sneak peek of the new “Miss Saigon” before it opens on Broadway next spring. They just have to go to a movie theater. A filmed...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Margaret Barge, artist and teacher, dies at 88

Whether it was helping to found the Durango Arts Center , teaching hundreds of locals to express themselves through art or creating her own award-winning art, Margaret Barge made a lasting mark on...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos artist’s work stolen at Utah festival

Mancos artist Kevin DesPlanques said about $11,000 of his handcrafted wood furniture was stolen during the Kimball Arts Festival in Park City, Utah. Several artists had art stolen overnight during...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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