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Love of sewing patterns leads to world-class collection

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – If a costume designer wanted to re-create a World War I era wraparound dress, a 1940s zoot suit or even a bodice from 1875, the sewing patterns are in Rhode Island. The...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The stakes were high for George Michael’s solo career. Then ‘Faith’ changed everything.

The pressure is always intense when a singer goes solo, but for George Michael, the stakes were sky-high. Michael, who died on Christmas Day at age 53, was only 23 when he announced the split from...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Snow sculptures on display at Purgatory Resort

Snow sculptures by a variety of artists will be on display in the Plaza at Purgatory Resort through Thursday. Artists will create their pieces as passers-by watch and may even share a tip or two....

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carrie Fisher reportedly suffers heart attack on plane

Actress Carrie Fisher suffered a major cardiac episode while on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, and has been rushed to the hospital, according to multiple reports. The incident was...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Editor’s note: If you have a New Year’s Eve party that didn’t make it on the list, drop me a line at, and I’ll get it on the calendar. By Katie Chicklinski-Cahill Herald...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The best TV episodes of 2016, from ‘Black Mirror’ to ‘SNL’

Late-night TV hosts have cast 2016 as a downright apocalyptic year, but for television, it was actually pretty great. Here are our picks for the best TV episodes of the year. “The People v. O.J....

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Hollywood heavyweights give ‘Sing’ a boost

The animated comedy “Sing” has one big thing going for it: movie stars playing singing animals. There’s a second appeal if you follow such television shows as “The Voice” and “American Idol.” The...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts in Embassies picks local photographer’s work

Durango photographer Chris Marona’s photograph “Riders on the Edge of Night” has been chosen to be included in the U.S. Arts in Embassies program conducted by the U.S. State Department as part of...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 23-29

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, The Eagle Huntress Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Sci-fi drama ‘Passengers’ is narratively over-plotted and ethically underbaked

In “Passengers,” Chris Pratt plays a man who, while in suspended animation during a 120-year commercial space mission to a faraway colony planet, is mistakenly awakened mid-trip. Adrift and alone...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Review: ‘Rogue One’ isn’t the engaging Star Wars story you’re looking for

When it comes to the original Star Wars trilogy, there is a strong argument to be made that “The Empire Strikes Back” is the best film. It’s also the darkest, with the Luke Skywalker, Han Solo,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Happy hints for Santa

Despite the dearth of snow to cover the brown ground, Santa is coming soon. Books are perfect presents for girls and boys. They can educate, entertain and expand children’s worlds. Fortunately,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

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