culture and entertainment

NYC Opera announces 1st full season after bankruptcy

NEW YORK – The revived New York City Opera announced its first full season after its emergence from bankruptcy, planning 28 performances of six works in 2016-17 that include the U.S. debut of...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapses on stage, dies

LOS ANGELES – Nick Menza, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Southern California, a family...

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Madonna pays tribute to Prince at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon – Stevie Wonder – onstage to sing the classic “Purple Rain” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Sitting atop a...

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Identical acrobat twins make you see double at ‘Paramour’

NEW YORK – On Broadway these days is a pair of brothers who, quite literally, put their lives in each other’s hands every day. Andrew and Kevin Atherton are identical twins who soar and spin dozens...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Jussie Smollett of ‘Empire’ learns from prank tweet

LOS ANGELES – “Empire” co-star Jussie Smollett recently caused a social media storm after tweeting a cryptic message that implied he may be leaving the show. “I was thinking like my little core...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Bad Boy concert rocks hard with Puff Daddy, Jay Z, Lil Kim

NEW YORK – Hours before Puff Daddy hit the stage for an all-star concert featuring his Bad Boy family, Jay Z and Mary J. Blige, he could not contain his excitement. He kissed Lil Kim on the cheek...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Friday Andy Janowsky, 5:30-10 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. Dustin Burley, 7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. Open mic, 7-11 p.m., Steaming Bean,...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Yarn shop set to close its doors

For the fiber arts community in Durango, the closing of local yarn shop Yarn on Sunday isn’t going to be just another shop closing; it’s going to also be the loss of a social hub. Along with the...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pagosa company stages taut Sorkin play

At the beginning of “A Few Good Men,” playing now through June 5 at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, two Marines stand at attention. They identify themselves and recite the charges against...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Third time’s a charm for mystery series

You may know Scott Graham as a former Durango city councilor, but did you know he’s also a National Outdoor Book award winner turned mystery writer? Next week, Graham, who was raised in Durango, in...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Dig at theater where Shakespeare worked uncovers a surprise

LONDON – London’s relentless building boom has dug up another chunk of the city’s history – one with a surprise for scholars of Shakespearean theater. Archaeologists are excavating the remains of...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The Weekender

Million Dollar Highway Band is family Having a band member or two in the family is neat, but having an actual family band is really cool, which is why you should check out Million Dollar Highway...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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