culture and entertainment

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

NEW YORK – Disney is buying the Murdoch family’s Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 15-21

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Lady Bird Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against – but is exactly like – her wildly loving,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Billboards’ didn’t need racist officer

When I saw it, I didn’t expect the year-end debates about “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” to become so vehement, in part because it didn’t occur to me that the movie would arouse...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Johnny Hallyday

PARIS – France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Second actress steps forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman

NEW YORK – A second actress has come forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman of allegations of sexual harassment, calling the Oscar-winner’s conduct “a horrific, demoralizing and abusive experience”...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Jay and Silent Bob to get old at FLC

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will revisit Durango to record another “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old” stage show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The comedic...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday Maria Samora, 9 a.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., 247-3555. Fifth annual Bizarre Bazaar, 10 a.m., Studio & Gallery, 1027 Main Ave. Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Durango...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Music in the Mountains’ Mischa Semanitzky ‘very dedicated to adopting Durango’

Maestro Mischa Semanitzky, a founding member and conductor for Durango’s annual Music in the Mountains festival, died Sunday in Phoenix at age 89. His influence on the festival was great – this...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 8-14

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) The Florida Project The story of a precocious 6-year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Ice baths and M&Ms: Secrets of the Rockettes revealed

NEW YORK – One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Everyone knows about their high kicks, but...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Here’s why the Garrison Keillor allegations stand out

The public first learned that Garrison Keillor had been accused of improper behavior from Garrison Keillor. The humorist emailed an Associated Press reporter on Wednesday to break the news – and...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Review: Best children’s books for Christmas

Wow! It’s that time of year again. Hopefully, Santa’s sleigh will be filled with books that will charm and engage young readers. Here are some stellar choices that will enchant all year long: For...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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