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Val Kilmer announces ‘healing of cancer’

Val Kilmer says he’s had “a healing of cancer” months after saying he didn’t have cancer. The 57-year-old actor made the comment in a question-and-answer session on Reddit. Kilmer was asked by a...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and the power of dystopian fiction in the Trump era

In an introduction to a new paperback edition of the novel, Margaret Atwood herself described The Handmaid’s Tale as an “antiprediction,” made in the hope that “If this future can be described in...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

What’s your passion?

Willowtail Springs in Mancos is offering a series of workshops at the Mancos library, with the exception of one that will be held at Willowtail. The instructors of the workshops have been...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘The Circle’ isn’t half bad, but it’s only half good

“The Circle,” a technological thriller starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, didn’t screen for critics, usually a sign of fatally damaged goods. But the movie, an adaptation of a 2013 Dave Eggers...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Another JonBenét Ramsey movie? Yes, but this one is different

Last fall’s glut of 20th-anniversary television specials on the unsolved murder of JonBenét Ramsey felt like a race to the bottom: Which program would most grotesquely exploit the 1996 killing of a...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Center to host upcoming exhibit, workshops, camps

Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., will host the following events: The 3-dimensional exhibit, “Wunderkammers,” by Denver artist Alicia Bailey, opening reception will be 5 to 7 p.m. on May...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Telluride Blues & Brews adds artists to lineup

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival has announced the addition of new artists to the lineup, stand-up comedy and live performance painting. Drive-By Truckers, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band,...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sorrel Sky to exhibit ‘Constant State of Change’ in May

The opening reception of the two-man show, “Constant State of Change,” by landscape painter Stephen Day and Navajo jeweler Ray Tracey, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 12 at Sorrel Sky Gallery,...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday Andy Janowsky, 5:30 p.m. Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. The Robin Davis Duo, 5:30 p.m., Balcony Bar and Grill, 600 Main Ave, 422-8008. “Age of Consequence” film...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Remembering Jonathan Demme

“If the story’s worth telling, I’ll tell it. And, arguably, everybody’s story is worth telling.” That was Jonathan Demme speaking during an interview 10 years ago, as he prepared to be honored at...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Best-selling author Justin Cronin featured guest at Durango Public Library Literary Festival

The Durango Public Library has come to be known for the authors it brings in for its annual literary festival (Jennifer Weiner was here in 2016), and this year is no different. On Thursday,...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Durango Friends of the Arts to offer Zumba class

Durango Friends of the Arts will offer a fundraiser in the form of a Zumba class, taught by Karyn Gabaldon, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 3 in the second floor dance studio in the Smiley Building,...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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