culture and entertainment

As the stars he parodied disappeared, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic remains

LOS ANGELES – One day last summer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, on break from “Hamilton,” stopped by neighbor Jimmy Fallon’s house in the Hamptons. They both love music and Fallon has a listening room in...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Friday Unchain My Heart, 4:30-7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606. Stillhouse Junkies, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Durango Craft Spirits, 1120 Main Ave., 247-1919. La La Bones, ...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Blues train returning to Durango this summer

SBG Productions and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival will return to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and offer the seventh annual blues train June 2 and 3, and Aug. 18 and 19. The...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Indelible is a remarkable first novel

The debut novel Indelible by Adelia Saunders, who grew up in Durango, is a complex, intriguing and compelling tale. Saunders shares the story of Magdalena, a young Lithuanian woman living in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Grammy producer apologizes for Metallica, Caesar glitches

LOS ANGELES – The longtime producer of the Grammy Awards is offering apologies to Metallica and Shirley Caesar after a technical glitch and a misprint marred their inclusion on the show. The mic...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Silver pants, jigsaw dresses, rock ’n’ roll shoes: Pure joy from Proenza Schouler

NEW YORK – This is simply, blessedly fashion. It is not incomprehensible experimental craft; it is not cultural messaging. It isn’t a protest. And while there may be many, many reasons to march and...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘A Cure for Wellness’ may leave you feeling both invigorated and confused

At nearly 2½ hours long, “A Cure for Wellness” may qualify as the world’s longest, most agonizing teaser. For most of that duration, the gorgeously disturbing new film by Gore Verbinski adamantly...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 17-23

Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133, www.allentheatresinc.com) La La Land Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ a fun action-comedy

After almost two decades of grim, gritty Batman films, it’s great to see the Caped Crusader lighten up. A sorta-sequel to 2014’s “LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” is delightful...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers reunite for Grammy honor

LOS ANGELES – Tom Petty got his band the Heartbreakers back together for a high-class gig to launch Grammy weekend. Foo Fighters, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Jackson Browne, the Head...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Fifty Shades Darker’: No, spank you!

The box-office smash “Fifty Shades of Grey” was a better movie than E.L. James’ “Twilight” fan-fiction deserved. The romance novel about an S&M-loving billionaire who falls for a bookworm was...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Durango Arts Center offers free lecture series

The Durango Art Center’s annual winter lecture series will begin Thursday. Now in its fourth year, the free series of one-hour lectures followed by discussion will take a new direction. Titled “Art...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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