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Stephen King and son Owen King to team up at book convention

NEW YORK – This year’s BookExpo will feature a popular father-and-son combination: Stephen and Owen King. Convention organizers ReedPop told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the authors will be...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Rushdie novel takes on age of Obama, and Trump

NEW YORK – Salman Rushdie’s next novel will be a take on the age of Obama, with an added dash of Trump. The author best known for Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses is working on a...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Animas City Theatre closed until Valentine’s Day

Despite conflicting signs declaring Animas City Theatre both open and closed, it is, in fact, closed. Around this time last year, the soda machine at the bar broke and flooded the theater,...

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

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’: Stylish, hyperviolent and almost irrationally satisfying

John Wick, as fans of the eponymous 2014 hit about a ruthlessly efficient assassin already know, once killed three people in a bar, using only a pencil. That legend gets repeated in the new,...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 10-16

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, (For movies, visit Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl appearance spurs huge digital sales

NEW YORK – The Super Bowl was a triumph for fans of the New England Patriots but it also became very lucrative for Lady Gaga. The superstar singer who performed at the halftime show sold about...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale latest dystopian novel to top best-seller lists

Move over, 1984. There’s a new dystopian novel topping the charts. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has just become the best-selling book on “New,” of course, is a relative term....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

American Humane: Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

LOS ANGELES – Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to...

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

Lady Gaga says Super Bowl halftime show is ‘for everyone’

HOUSTON – Lady Gaga said she hopes her Super Bowl halftime show will celebrate “inclusion” and the “spirit of equality” during a time of national division. “This performance is for everyone. I want...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘La La Land’: Homage to the musical

“La La Land,” Damien Chazelle’s exuberant, thoughtful ode to bygone movie musicals, begins with two bravura gestures. After a retro-looking CinemaScope logo announcing the film’s big-screen...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Friday Durango High School Rocks fundraiser, 8:30 a.m., Durango High School Auditorium, 2390 Main Ave., 259-1630. Snowdown, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., events will be hosted at several locations in Durango,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Follies a bawdy romp for newbie

Full disclosure: This was my first Snowdown Follies. I’m not quite sure how I managed to not go to a single show in the 22 years I’ve lived in Durango, mostly a combination of having to work and...

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

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