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Satire in Santa Fe: Native American artists reframe imagery

Sponge Bob Square Pants dances on a traditional ceramic plate. Tweety and Sylvester stand at attention in a beautifully woven Navajo rug. Po’pay, the historical leader of the bloody 1680 Pueblo...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Who is Durango’s Lego bomber?

Late one night this spring, Durango resident Sam Bridgham was feeling a bit bored and somewhat rebellious. His mind was restless for lack of ideas and inspiration. “I only feel tired and old when I...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Chamber singers seek tenors, basses The Durango Chamber Singers are currently auditioning for tenors and basses for their 2016/2017 season beginning Aug. 22. Rehearsals are 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Friday The Assortment, 6-9 p.m., Fox Fire Farms, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio. Opening Reception, “Work time: Indigo Textiles” by Rowland Ricketts, 5-7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Keep creating stuff and see what they say about you later’

R. Carlos Nakai, legendary performer of the Native American flute, will be in Durango with the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet on Aug. 21 at the Durango Arts Center. The following is from a recent phone...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Little Prince’ builds on a classic story

First published 73 years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince is one of the best-selling books in the history of ... well, books. It has been adapted for film and television a number...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The year's top 10 films all spotlight animation or superheroes

Some viewers bemoan the domination of animated and comic-book films at the multiplex, but the current figures for 2016 bear out why Hollywood isn’t markedly altering its recipe any time soon. Of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Suicide Squad’ sets a new low for comic book movies

The makers of “Suicide Squad” have achieved a superlative accomplishment. They have produced the most boring comic book movie of all time. The plot is tedious and, for the most part, the characters...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

With eighth album, Tegan and Sara are veterans with fresh feel

NEW YORK – Tegan and Sara remember the unfiltered advice Neil Young and his manager gave them when they were signed to the rock icon’s Vapor Records 16 years ago as budding 19-year-old singers. ...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Want to learn about the West? Look to writers

The Western landscape has defined the American obsession with the outdoors. When John Wesley Powell explored the Colorado river, few people east of the Mississippi knew what lay out West or how to...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

I’m sorry, J.K. Rowling, but ‘Cursed Child’ disappointing

I’ve loved the Harry Potter series and J.K. Rowling for over 10 years, but now, for the first time, I feel disappointed with her – and it hurts. I’ve been a fan of the series since 2002, when I...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Friday George Lundeen “At the Heart of It” show, 9 a.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave, Open mic, 7-11 p.m., Steaming Bean, located downstairs at...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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