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A look at other attacks on celebrities by apparent strangers

A 22-year-old singer and former contestant on television’s “The Voice” had just given a concert in Orlando when she was shot and killed by a man she didn’t appear to know, authorities say. Orlando...

DATE: June 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lionel Richie makes the best speech ever at an awards show you can't see

NEW YORK – “This is the top of the line,” Lionel Richie said Thursday night, as he held the Songwriters Hall of Fame lifetime achievement award. “I’m going to have to say that this is the best...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Broadway embraces diversity, but have things really changed?

NEW YORK – This season, the theater community is celebrating how Broadway has finally become the Great un-White Way. Black actors have taken center stage in “The Color Purple,” “The Gin Game,”...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A summer bounty of TV drama, comedies and even a ‘Hamilton’

LOS ANGELES – Summer travel packing list: swimsuit, sunblock, television. In this portable TV era, there’s no reason to leave small-screen entertainment at home when cable channels, streaming...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Call of Duty’ fan convention is returning

LOS ANGELES – Activision is re-enlisting “Call of Duty XP.” After a five-year hiatus, the video game publisher is organizing a second edition of the fan-focused convention to celebrate the popular...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Tony Award predictions: Will ‘Hamilton’ win them all?

On Sunday night, will Broadway’s runaway hit run the trophy table? As far as musicals go, the real nail-biter at this year’s Tony Awards ceremony is not whether “Hamilton” wins a bunch of prizes....

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fans sworn to secrecy as Potter play unveiled

LONDON – The curtain has risen on Harry Potter’s latest adventure – and J.K. Rowling is urging fans not to ruin the magic by letting its secrets out. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has had its...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Rappers remember Muhammad Ali

NEW YORK – Muhammad Ali was not a rapper, but to many of the genre’s best lyricists, he was influential in paving the way for hip-hop stars to succeed and had a lasting impact on the art form. Ali...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

50 shades of satire at Durango Arts Center

Satire rides on a spectrum from mild to wild – to borrow a line from a local rafting company. Last Friday, the sixth annual 10-minute Play Festival at the Durango Arts Center floated three satires...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Concerts @ the Park series kicks off

Alpine Bank of Durango and the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College have once again teamed up to present the Concerts @ The Park summer series, which will feature a diverse roster of...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Mancos group steps up work on rare Cranston Press

University of Pennsylvania professor Matt Neff is visiting Mancos this month to continue restoring a rare Cranston Letterpress, which is housed in the former Mancos Times-Tribune building in...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Summer block parties to be held in Bayfield The town of Bayfield and the Pine River Library will be hosting a series of community block parties this summer. The events will take place from 6-9...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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