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Lynching Waltz conveys message of hope

Stephen L. Kanne’s second novel, The Lynching Waltz, is historical fiction inspired by a real event that occurred in the author’s hometown of Glencoe, Illinois, in 1947. It was a favorite and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Into the Inferno’ Herzog’s cultural, philosophical take on volcanoes

“Into the Inferno,” a new documentary by Werner Herzog, features something that many science-themed documentaries lack – humanity. Don’t get me wrong – series like “Cosmos” do a marvelous job...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: Swimming Against the Stream

A homecoming for a once-wimpy kid

Jeff Kinney wears his pants properly now, not with the waistband high, up near his belly button. He is no longer skeletal. He certainly doesn’t carry his patrol badge everywhere. And when he...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ is already a box-office hit, according to overseas audiences

Far easier to predict than a presidential election are the chances of a different prominent November candidate: “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, should win its top seat handily at...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Aerosmith and Obama at the same airport, so president gives band members a tour of Air Force One

Just your typical chance encounter at an airport: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler got a tour of Air Force One – and a meeting with POTUS himself – when the rockers found...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Ash pit’ redefined when cremains scattered at the Met

Only rarely in its history has the Metropolitan Opera canceled a performance partway through, and the reason is always death. In 1960, Leonard Warren finished his aria “Morir! Tremenda cosa” (To...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Kathy Mattea to perform at Concert Hall

Kathy Mattea, Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, invites you into “The Acoustic Living Room” as she takes the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College with her longtime...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Tribe Called Quest to release final album

A Tribe Called Quest will release their final record on Nov. 11, which includes material they recorded with rapper Phife Dawg, who died in March. In a handwritten note posted on Facebook, veteran...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Oct. 28-Nov.4

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, Michael Moore in Trumpland (Tuesday only) See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Delivering Dreams charming

When you are a child, your world is often constrained to home, school and the places you read about in books. A book or a letter becomes an invitation to explore the outside world, a chance to...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

What’s going on during Halloween weekend

With Halloween falling on Monday this year, we have the whole weekend to celebrate. Here’s what’s going on: Friday The Passage Between: Celebrating Transitions and Impermanence, opening reception...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday Andy Janowsky, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. Open Mic Night Poetry, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 West First St. Open mic, 7-11 p.m., Steaming Bean, located...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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