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Ben Affleck addresses rumors that he’s out as Batman

SAN DIEGO – Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities....

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 72

NEW YORK – Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed Saturday by the...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Last duet: Kenny, Dolly announce final performance together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two of country music’s biggest stars, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like “Islands in the Stream” and “Real Love,” will be making their...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Pine River Library continues outdoor movie series

An outdoor screening of the Disney musical “Moana” will be shown from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 28 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. The film is about Moana, a Polynesian chief’s...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Meow Wolf gives Sweet 101 grant

Santa Fe-based art collective Meow Wolf recently selected Sweet 101, the only do-it-yourself music and arts venue in Durango, to receive a $1,000 grant. The funding is part of $256,000 in grants...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Of course ‘Doctor Who’s’ new Doctor is a woman

Fans recently learned that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor in the long-running series “Doctor Who,” the first woman to play the protagonist who has regenerated a dozen times before, always...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Beijing says no to Justin Bieber over past ‘bad behavior’

BEIJING – China’s capital says it won’t be inviting Justin Bieber to perform in the country because of his past “bad behavior,” although it did concede that the Canadian singer has talent. In...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Judge halts sale of Madonna’s love letters and other personal items, which she claims were stolen

When a jailhouse letter from Tupac Shakur to Madonna claiming he ended their relationship because she was white surfaced this month on a rock and roll auction website, its origin was a mystery to...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane dies in N.Y. at age 85

NEW YORK – Costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, whose creations caught the fancy of high society and the QVC crowd alike, has died in New York. He was 85. The executive vice president of...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Dunkirk’: Hero of the action genre

“Dunkirk” wastes no time dialing the intensity up to 11. Opening with a fleeting moment of calm, Christopher Nolan’s blast furnace of a World War II thriller introduces us – under a flutter of...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Celebrate canines with Bow Wow Film Festival in Durango

There’s not much doubt Durangoans love their dogs. And on Thursday, they’ll have a chance to help other dogs as well. The third annual Bow Wow Film Festival will be held at the Durango Arts Center...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Friday Terry Hartzel, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. Pete Giuliani Band, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Balcony Bar and Grill, 600 Main Ave., 422-8008. Lisa Blue, 6 p.m., Fox Fire...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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