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‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ gets three-season renewal

NEW YORK – “Last Week Tonight” is going to last a few years longer. HBO says it has renewed “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” for three additional seasons. This would carry it through at least...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Seth MacFarlane’s ‘The Orville’ sets off for a humorless (and lifeless) void

What on Earth (or any other planet) possessed Seth MacFarlane to create and star in a spoof of “Star Trek” in its late-1980s “Next Generation” mode that isn’t funny at all? I don’t mean that “The...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Why the new Reese Witherspoon movie ‘Home Again’ feels so familiar

Writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer is romantic comedy royalty. Her mother, Nancy Meyers, wrote and directed “It’s Complicated,” “Something’s Gotta Give” and “The Holiday,” among others. Before...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry dies in helicopter crash

NEW YORK – Troy Gentry, one half of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, has died in a helicopter crash. He was 50. The group’s website says Gentry “was tragically killed in a...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Jennifer Lawrence suggests storms are ‘Mother Nature’s rage’

NEW YORK – Jennifer Lawrence is facing backlash online for suggesting that monster hurricanes that just devastated Texas and another nearing Florida may have been prompted by Donald Trump becoming...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Lady Gaga says she’s taking a ‘rest’ from music

TORONTO – Lady Gaga says that she’s planning to take a “rest” from music and “slow down for a moment for some healing.” The pop star was in Toronto on Friday for a pair of concerts and to premiere...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Tickets to Bruce Springsteen on Broadway are on Stubhub for $8,500 each – seriously?

A pair of “Springsteen on Broadway” tickets for $17,000, anybody? Anybody? Don’t be surprised if someone somewhere with their own private island plunks down that kind of scratch for The Boss. That...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Cheerleaders, rubber skirts, security blankets: What’s Calvin Klein trying to say about America?

NEW YORK – Thank goodness for the blankets. The multicolored quilts. The iconic American heirlooms toted around by the models like Linus with his fuzzy reassurance. Raf Simons is planning to scare...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘It’ is a waking nightmare

There’s a reason that Stephen King’s 1986 novel about a demonic clown who terrorizes a group of children is called It and not Him. In King’s tale, which is now a feature film, it’s not the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Collaboration between Durango Arts Center, Fort Lewis College, brings fiber artist to town

In the universe of contemporary art, Pat Hickman holds an unusual spot. She’s prominent in her field, works with unusual media, creates exquisite objects and believes titles matter. Known in the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Arts Calendar

Friday 21st annual United Way of Southwest Colorado Radiothon, 8 a.m., Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., 247-5792. Cancer Coalition jewelry-art fundraiser, 11 a.m., the home of Dana Wilson, 703...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango’s Fall Gallery Walk to be Sept. 15

Before you head out for the soon-to-be-upon-us leaf-peeping season, do a little art-peeping and head downtown for Durango Gallery Association’s Fall Gallery Walk, which will be held from 5 to 9...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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