Sue Grafton, writer of popular ‘alphabet’ mysteries, dies

LOS ANGELES – Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling “alphabet series” of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77. Grafton was surrounded by family, including husband Steven...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

The second season of ‘The Crown’ feels as restricted as the monarch herself

Thanks to Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s engagement, 2017 was a gift to Americans who treat the British royal family like a particularly delicious soap opera. Netflix, of course, has the good...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango’s New Year’s Eve parties taking over Sunday night

New Year’s Eve is Sunday, and if you are still not sure where you’re going to ring in 2018, fear not; there’s plenty of fun to be had in and around Durango. And while we can’t help you find someone...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Actress Rose Marie of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ fame dies at 94

LOS ANGELES – Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and a show business lifer who began as a bobbed-hair child star in vaudeville and worked for nearly a century in...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday Maria Samora, 9 a.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., 247-3555. Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., 375-3380. Black Velvet Duo, 5:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

2017: The year’s top moments in arts and entertainment

It was a quite a year for arts and entertainment and pop culture. While you can make a case that every year is remarkable for what entertains, inspires, angers and makes us think, this particular...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 29-Jan. 4

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

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Head of Santa Fe Indian Market nonprofit stepping down

SANTA Fe – The chief operating officer of the nonprofit Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, which presents the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, is resigning after more than three years at the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Review: Downsizing

You know how Hollywood doesn’t make original movies anymore? Well, “Downsizing” is here to fix that. Weird and wonderful, zigging where it should zag and zagging where it should zig, this wildly...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Review: Pitch Perfect 3

I started to have a bad feeling about “Pitch Perfect 3 ” as soon as the a cappella version of the Universal Pictures fanfare faded away. The third installment in the popular comedy franchise about...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Mariah Carey returns to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

NEW YORK – Mariah Carey is determined to have a better New Year’s Eve than in 2016 – she is returning to “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” after last year’s debacle. The...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Twenty-two years later – and many leaps forward in video game and movie technology – comes a sequel to “Jumanji.” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ,” a souped-up follow-up to the 1995 film starring...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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