culture and entertainment

A dozen reasons to see ‘The Music Man’ in Durango

1. “The Music Man,” now playing at the Durango Arts Center, runs a swift, spritely course in only two hours with intermission. It’s fast, fun and tuneful. 2. Director Jason Lythgoe has assembled a...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Reply to violence: Making music more intensely

Before the music began Saturday night, guest conductor Thomas Heuser thanked sponsors and musicians. He made a few remarks about each work on the program. Then he acknowledged the tragedy that took...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Music

10 things to know about ‘Lulu’

1. Alban Berg’s opera “Lulu” tells a bleak tale of an alluring waif turned seductress whose life spirals downward to a tragic ending. 2. “Lulu” is based on two German Expressionist plays by Frank...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Weekender

Mountainfilm coming to Durango If you can’t come to Mountainfilm, then Mountainfilm on Tour will come to you ... or in this case, us, Saturday at the Durango Arts Center. The Tour is an offshoot of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The man who built the Arc of History

On an August day in 2014, a 20-foot-long structure of hand-broken stone was erected in Durango at the busy intersection of U.S. highways 160 and 550. Intended to be an innocuous piece of artwork...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Rep. J. Paul Brown to judge public art at Berndt Hall on Fort Lewis College campus

Ignacio Republican state Rep. J. Paul Brown has been appointed to a panel that will judge an art project at Fort Lewis College. As a member of the Art in Public Places Panel, Brown will examine an...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends of the Arts back on feet

The Durango Friends of the Arts is no longer facing an uncertain future. During a meeting last week, the Friends of the Arts board decided not to ask the general membership to dissolve the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comedian Steve Martin gets serious as curator

LOS ANGELES – Comedian, actor, writer, musician and now we can add art curator to that long list of titles placed alongside Steve Martin’s name. The man who brought bluegrass music to mainstream...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durangoans bring spirit of aloha to life

Thousands of miles from Hawaii, Durangoans are practicing sacred Hawaiian hula and keeping the spirit of aloha alive. During its practice sessions, the group learns traditional dances that tell...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cultural Center plans to keep iconic Market Street building

Leaders at the Cortez Cultural Center said that feedback in the past few months has helped them find a path to keep the iconic Market Street building without drastically changing its mission, but...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arc of History sculpture to be repaired

Officials have resolved to repair a controversial piece of public artwork defaced last month, though the cost of doing so remains uncertain. The Arc of History, a fishtail-like sculpture of stone...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

My fair unicorn

DATE: Aug. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News