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Butch Trucks, founding member of Allman Brothers, dies at 69

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Drummer Butch Trucks, one of the founding members of the Southern rock legend The Allman Brothers, has died. He was 69. Page Stallings, Trucks’ booking agent, said Trucks died...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Pioneering TV actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

NEW YORK – Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, died Wednesday. She was 80....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Oscar nominations 2017: Complete list of nominees; ‘La La Land’s’ 14 ties all-time record

The Academy Award nominations were announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, kicking off the most prestigious award-show frenzy of them all. The Oscars will air Feb. 26 on ABC. The list of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

City’s arts and culture goals take shape

The city’s vision for arts and culture is taking shape and may include an arts council, new arts buildings and improving the city’s gateways. For the first time, the city is including an arts and...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sorrel Sky Gallery to feature Aldrich Art

The work of Aldrich Art will be featured at Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., for an early Valentine’s Day trunk show from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3 and continuing through the month. Original, handmade...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Adrift a marvelous debut novel by Micki Browning

Former Durango Police Capt. Micki Browning has just released Adrift, her first mystery novel. Since retiring, Browning has moved to the Florida Keys and now has much greater opportunity to enjoy...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Snowdown Fashion Do’s & Don’ts’ tickets available Jan. 21

Ticket sales for the “Snowdown Fashion Do’s & Don’ts” will open at 6 a.m. Saturday at Magpie’s Newsstand, 707 Main Ave. The event is expected to sell out quickly. Tickets cost $15 for regular...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Purgatory, Four Corners Alliance for Diversity to host first gay ski weekend

Following in the footsteps of towns such as Telluride and Aspen, Durango will celebrate its first gay ski weekend next week. Purgatory Resort partnered with the Four Corners Alliance for Diversity...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Streep, Meyers, ‘Moonlight’ to be honored at LGBTQ gala

NEW YORK – Actress Meryl Streep, TV host Seth Meyers, and the Golden Globe-winning movie “Moonlight” will be honored next month by the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBT civil rights organization. The...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A movie about three black female mathematicians is beating Affleck and Scorsese at the box office

There are no guarantees in life, least of all in the movie business. Megastars Ben Affleck and Martin Scorsese have reliably provided hits before. But both men’s films bombed at the box office...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Aladdin’ star James Monroe Iglehart switches to ‘Hamilton’

NEW YORK – Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart is trading in his genie bottle for a place in American history onstage. Iglehart, the star of “Aladdin” on Broadway, will join “Hamilton” in the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘The Founder’ spins the sordid success story of McDonald’s mogul Ray Kroc

‘The Founder” is a wink of a title. It’s about Ray Kroc, the man who turned a California hamburger stand called McDonald’s into a global empire, although the original restaurant wasn’t even his...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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