culture and entertainment

Indelible is a remarkable first novel

The debut novel Indelible by Adelia Saunders, who grew up in Durango, is a complex, intriguing and compelling tale. Saunders shares the story of Magdalena, a young Lithuanian woman living in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Grammy producer apologizes for Metallica, Caesar glitches

LOS ANGELES – The longtime producer of the Grammy Awards is offering apologies to Metallica and Shirley Caesar after a technical glitch and a misprint marred their inclusion on the show. The mic...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Silver pants, jigsaw dresses, rock ’n’ roll shoes: Pure joy from Proenza Schouler

NEW YORK – This is simply, blessedly fashion. It is not incomprehensible experimental craft; it is not cultural messaging. It isn’t a protest. And while there may be many, many reasons to march and...

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

‘A Cure for Wellness’ may leave you feeling both invigorated and confused

At nearly 2½ hours long, “A Cure for Wellness” may qualify as the world’s longest, most agonizing teaser. For most of that duration, the gorgeously disturbing new film by Gore Verbinski adamantly...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 17-23

Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133, www.allentheatresinc.com) La La Land Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ a fun action-comedy

After almost two decades of grim, gritty Batman films, it’s great to see the Caped Crusader lighten up. A sorta-sequel to 2014’s “LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” is delightful...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers reunite for Grammy honor

LOS ANGELES – Tom Petty got his band the Heartbreakers back together for a high-class gig to launch Grammy weekend. Foo Fighters, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Jackson Browne, the Head...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Fifty Shades Darker’: No, spank you!

The box-office smash “Fifty Shades of Grey” was a better movie than E.L. James’ “Twilight” fan-fiction deserved. The romance novel about an S&M-loving billionaire who falls for a bookworm was...

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

Durango Arts Center offers free lecture series

The Durango Art Center’s annual winter lecture series will begin Thursday. Now in its fourth year, the free series of one-hour lectures followed by discussion will take a new direction. Titled “Art...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday The Assortment, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave., 422-8008. Donny Johnson, 5:30-10 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. Caprice Fox, Classical, Broadway...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Air Force Academy Band to play Bayfield, Cortez

After visiting the Bayfield Performing Arts Center, the U.S. Air Force Academy Concert Band tour manager knew he had found the right venue for a concert in Southwest Colorado. The band will perform...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Tommy Hilfiger leans on model Gigi Hadid for new collection

LOS ANGELES – The thick fog hanging over Venice Beach did little to disrupt Tommy Hilfiger’s carnival-esque runway show co-created by and featuring supermodel Gigi Hadid. Hadid helped pick out the...

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

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