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Randy Newman’s first new song in years is about bare-chested Vladimir Putin

A new Randy Newman song doesn’t come around every day. He’s notoriously slow in the studio, a master craftsman who has only released four studio albums in the past 36 years. But when Newman does...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Jay Z, Serena Williams, Kendrick help Beyoncé wrap up tour

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Beyoncé wrapped up her “Formation World Tour” with onstage assists from Kendrick Lamar, Serena Williams and Jay Z, whom she kissed passionately at the end of their...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Forest Whitaker joins ‘Black Panther’ cast

LOS ANGELES – Forest Whitaker is coming to the Marvelverse. Marvel says the Oscar-winning actor is joining the cast of “Black Panther.” Whitaker will portray an elder statesman named Zuri from the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Singing Cowboy’s museum expands, adds Native American art

LOS ANGELES – The American West, Gene Autry knew, was much more than the ridin’, ropin’ and singin’ he enthralled audiences with in scores of movies and songs, earning the title “The Singing...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

“Pantsuit Power” flashmob video for Hillary Clinton: Two women, 170 dancers and no police

It came together in about a week. First, the idea for a punchy, uplifting dance video that would tell a story about diversity, difference and communal support. Then, 170 dancers, a few hours of...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A new Superman comic honors an artist who died too young

DC Comics is paying tribute to late artist and writer Darwyn Cooke in the pages of Superman No. 8 in a two-part story titled Escape From Dinosaur Island, which arrived Wednesday on newsstands both...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Quiz Show’ examines reality of television

By Nick Gonzales Herald staff writer In the modern wasteland of reality television, I like to think few people would be surprised to find out that their favorite shows – purporting to present...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘13th’ explores racism and criminal justice

Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” lands with unsettling, unstoppable force, delivering a long-buried lesson on race, history, criminal justice and political cynicism with such swift concision that...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Fall is the season for Important Movies

At the Toronto International Film Festival last month, one word was heard more often than any other when writers, directors and actors appeared to publicize the movies they were in: Important....

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Friday “Walk of Fame, ” fundraiser for Durango Film, starts at 5 p.m., Rochester Hotel, Four Leaves Winery, BREW Irish Embassy, Artist Reception for Holly Roberts, new exhibition...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Stones from Arc of History are for sale

What remains of the fallen Arc of History went up for auction Wednesday morning, but no bids have been placed on Durango’s most controversial piece of artwork. Four-and-a-half pallets loaded with...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

For 2017, Chanel is embracing tech; first step: bedazzling your geeky lanyard

PARIS – Exquisitely beaded lanyards, tweed baseball caps, luxe laptop bags – are these the trinkets that can satisfy the Chanel customer who fancies herself a tech geek as well as a fashion fiend?...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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