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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, https://sorrelsky.com/events-exhibitions.php. Open mic, 7-11 p.m., Steaming Bean, located downstairs at...

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

Ready to party with Michael Franti & Spearhead?

Michael Franti & Spearhead are coming back to Durango for a birthday party. It’s not just any birthday or any old party: KSUT turns 40 this year, and it is capping off its series of concerts and...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Briefs

Musical theater campers to perform Durango Arts Center will present the finale of its musical theater summer camps at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at 802 East Second Ave. Camp students ages...

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

Gold King Mine spill’s effect on artists

Nature can be a huge influence on art, and when something disastrous happens in nature – such as the Gold King Mine spill that overwhelmed the Animas River with its mustard-yellow plume last August...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Godzilla comes back to Japan, in ways fresh and familiar

TOKYO – Godzilla is back in its homeland of Japan after a 12-year absence, still breathing fire and mercilessly stomping everything in its way. The Associated Press noted four ways the new film...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Aniston essay inspires actresses to address sexist standards

LOS ANGELES – When one of Hollywood’s most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while actresses are cheering Jennifer Aniston’s recent essay connecting the media’s...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Friday Durango Fiesta Days, 9 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Open Orchestra Rehearsal, Music in the Mountains, 10 a.m., Festival Tent, Purgatory Resort. Lacey Black piano and singing, ...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

Registration open for DAC’s BoysART The Durango Arts Center’s BoysART program is intended for art-loving boys ages 12-15. This year, BART will feature multiple creative sessions taught by local...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Strater’s summer show offers new format

The Strater knows how to put on a show. Since 1962, the iconic hotel in downtown Durango has been entertaining people – tourists and locals alike – with its summer performances. This summer,...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Mancos gallery to exhibit rare photos from the West

If you’ve never seen the work of William Henry Jackson, you should really head out to Mancos for a cool new exhibit. FAD (Furniture, Art & Design) Gallery is hosting the exhibit that will kick off...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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