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George Clooney threatens prosecution over pics of baby twins

George Clooney says photographers who captured images of him and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, cradling their newborn twins will be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” The...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

D.L. Menard, Cajun music ambassador, dies at 85

NEW ORLEANS – D.L. Menard, whose song “The Back Door” is among the most popular in Cajun music, is dead at the age of 85. Menard died Thursday at his home in Scott, Louisiana, Louisiana Funeral...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Art seen: Karyn Gabaldon Arts

Editor’s note: This article is the second in a monthly series profiling Durango’s art galleries. By Katie Chicklinski-Cahill Herald Arts & Entertainment editor It’s no easy feat for a business to...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Artist Paul Folwell holding 24th annual Studio Show

When you meet local artist Paul Folwell, the first thing you notice is that he’s a really funny guy. The second? He’s a really talented painter, working primarily in oils.. For the 24th year,...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Arts Calendar

Friday Adam Swanson, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. The Assortment, 5:30 p.m., Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave. Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms, 6 p.m., Fox Fire...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sherman Alexie to speak Friday in Santa Fe

SANTA FE – Native American writer Sherman Alexie is scheduled to speak in Santa Fe after announcing he was canceling a book tour from his new intense memoir about his mother. The Seattle poet and...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Movies playing in Durango July 28-Aug. 3

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

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Michael Phelps defends Shark Week ‘race’ against great white

Don’t expect an apology from Michael Phelps to TV viewers who were disappointed with his race against a simulated great white shark for a Discovery Channel Shark Week special. The Olympic champion...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Toni Morrison, Joan Didion among those in PEN online archive

NEW YORK – Toni Morrison moderating a discussion about writing in the Soviet Union. Joan Didion defending Salman Rushdie against an Iranian death decree. Pablo Neruda explaining the role of the...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Taraji P. Henson to host Black Girls Rock honoring Issa Rae

NEW YORK – Taraji P. Henson will host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring “Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae and others. BET said the Oscar nominee and “Empire” actress will host the Aug....

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

For Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Prince is the one influence that reigns above all

After Prince died in April of last year, Britt Daniel bought a mammoth collection of unreleased Prince songs off eBay. The fidelity wasn’t always great and its origins were questionable, but to the...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Aquaman used to be a king – now he’s a vigilante

Dan Abnett is sending Aquaman somewhere he’s never been: deep into the sea. When in Atlantis sitting atop the throne, he’s just Arthur Curry, the half-Atlantean, half-human king of Atlantis. He was...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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