culture and entertainment

Mom says she didn’t want incident to define Swift’s life

DENVER – Taylor Swift’s mother and confidante took the witness stand Wednesday, saying she and her daughter’s managers had told the bosses of a disc jockey accused of groping the singer-songwriter...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Taylor Swift wants case to serve as example to other victims

DENVER – Taylor Swift’s attorneys told jurors they aren’t trying to bankrupt a former Colorado DJ accused of groping the pop superstar before a concert, but they do want others to know “that you...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Glen Campbell said goodbye to his life, career through music

LOS ANGELES – Glen Campbell was a rare entertainer who got to say goodbye to his life and career in every way he knew how. Before his mind evaporated into Alzheimer’s disease, Campbell was able to...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘We are all homeless’ exhibit in Durango aims to humanize issue

Handwritten pleas for help, written by homeless people, were installed at the Durango Transit Center Monday to help further the conversation about the issue in Durango. Willie Baronet, artist and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dweezil Zappa brings ‘50 Years of Frank’ to Durango

In the pantheon of rock idols, there’s no one quite like Frank Zappa: His compositions were complex, his social commentary and sense of humor spot-on. Zappa’s musical legacy is being carried on...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Taylor Swift, ex-radio host head to court over groping claim

DENVER – Taylor Swift and her support team didn’t call police after she said she had been groped by a Denver radio host during a photo session before a concert. Instead, they called his boss, and...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Officials want R. Kelly concert canceled after media report

ATLANTA – Officials in a Georgia county want an upcoming concert by R. Kelly canceled after a media report accusing the singer of mental and physical abuse against young women. The Fulton County...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Nonprofit arts sector contributes $18 million to Durango economy

The nonprofit arts and cultural sector in Durango contributes about $18 million to the city’s economy annually, a recent report by Americans for the Arts found. “The arts really do mean business....

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Detroit’ daring and disturbing

In “Detroit,” director Kathryn Bigelow concentrates and refracts the 1967 riots in that eponymous city through the lens of one of its most notorious yet largely forgotten incidents, when a group of...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Friday 24th Annual Paul Folwell Studio Show, 4 p.m., Paul Folwell Studio, 8199 County Road 203. Concept/function Exhibit, 5 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606. Sundance...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Official: Rapper accused of murder thought man hit on him

NEW YORK – A founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death after a passing remark made him think the man was hitting on him, a law enforcement official...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 4-10

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) Maudie Based on a true story. An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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