culture and 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

Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of ‘Wimpy Kid’ series

NEW YORK – Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups. “I thought I’d write about a year in the life of a typical kid,” says the children’s author known to...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

NPR’s Robert Siegel leaving ‘All Things Considered’

NEW YORK – Veteran NPR voice Robert Siegel says that he’s stepping down next January as host of the network’s signature “All Things Considered” newscast. Siegel has been working at National Public...

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

Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dead at 73

NEW YORK – Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and whose Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” is considered one of the greatest...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango April 28-May 4

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Big Lebowski (May 3 only) In 1991, unemployed ’60s refugee Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Celebrate Earth Day by reading about nature

Earth day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, he wanted to encourage a public consciousness surrounding air and water...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Science at your fingertips

On last year’s Earth Day, the Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China and many other countries from around the world. These countries signed this treaty agreeing to take steps to...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Film good, but not quite ‘Gifted’

The tale of a rancorous battle for custody of a motherless mathematical prodigy, “Gifted” manages, for the most part, to rise above not just the “Kramer vs. Kramer” dynamic of a kindhearted man...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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