culture and entertainment

Movies playing in Durango Nov. 18-24

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Dressmaker After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly Dunnage arrives like a...

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

‘Phoenix’ a dark and moody post-WWII exploration of identity

The history of World War II has been well-documented cinematically. But “Phoenix” takes a unique perspective – that of a Holocaust survivor who returns to Germany. Upon returning from Auschwitz,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | COLUMN: Swimming Against the Stream

Keeping it local: Spend holidays at Durango Arts Center

What is the impact of your holiday gift? What is the value of giving a beautiful memory or a masterfully crafted object? The most direct ways we show what we value are through the ways we spend...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | COLUMN: View from the Center

‘It’s all new to me’

Denny Bertrand didn’t always know he could write. In fact, the 64-year-old semi-retired Cortez resident didn’t publish his first book – Western Poetry with a Cowboy Flair – until 2010. That was the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

Friday Andy Janowsky, 5:50-10 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. “Beauty and the Beast, ” presented by Durango High School Troupe 1096, 7 p.m., DHS Auditorium, 259-1630, ext. 2141,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Indie film darling Parker Posey working on off-beat memoir

NEW YORK – Parker Posey, a longtime favorite in the independent film community, is planning a book with an off-beat spirit. Blue Rider Press has acquired the actress’ You’re On An Airplane: A...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Time for holiday markets and bazaars

The holiday season is just about here, and with it comes the annual holiday arts and crafts fairs and markets, where you can find everything from cool fine art pieces to the perfect handmade gifts...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell wins Trailblazer Award

Last month, former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who is also a jewelry designer, was awarded the Trailblazer Award by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums at its ninth annual...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

TV-lover gifts abound: ‘Mad Men’ opus to Roku to Slanket

LOS ANGELES – The TV lovers in your life deserve holiday gifts that recognize their passion. There’s lots of ways to achieve that, with creative goods that lets fans flaunt their series allegiances...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

DJ-producer Kaskade: Electronic dance music is not over

LOS ANGELES – Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Kaskade has seen the headlines proclaiming the beginning of the end of the electronic dance music craze – but he’s not buying it. “I don’t think that...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Star-studded Rob Reiner movie ‘Shock and Awe’ filming in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Hey, isn’t that ... movie director Rob Reiner, overseeing a shoot of his upcoming politics-and-journalism flick “Shock and Awe” outside the National Press Building? Some witnesses...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Playwrights invited to submit plays to DAC

The Durango Arts Center invites emerging and established playwrights to submit original plays to the 10-Minute Play Contest. Annually, DAC receives more than 100 submissions from around the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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