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Stevie Wonder urges people to choose ‘love over hate’

LONDON – Stevie Wonder urged his fans to choose “love over hate” and expressed dismay about the troubles in the world at a concert devoted to one of his classic albums. The legend performed Sunday...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Female rappers to be honored by VH1

NEW YORK – Queen Latifah remembers being on set in 1997 for the music video for “Ladies Night (Not Tonight),” the female rap anthem starring Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and others. It featured a number...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Mike and Dave did NOT bring crazy wedding dates

NEW YORK – Adventure. Suspense. True Love. Royalties! Those are just a few of the things Mike and Dave Stangle promised in a Craigslist ad they posted in search of dates for a cousin’s wedding in...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

How crabby are you? In Act II of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” Lucy takes a crabbiness survey. She doesn’t like what she learns. Linus, her younger brother, gives her a 95. So Lucy punches him...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Veryl Goodnight inducted to Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Mancos sculptor and painter Veryl Goodnight will be inducted to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. Goodnight joins a distinguished group of about 220 cowgirls from...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Arts Center offers unique exhibits Durango Arts Center is featuring several new exhibits in July and August. Charlene Geiss is a visiting mixed-media artist and author, and her exhibit, “ReVision:...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Friday Art on the Animas Arts & Crafts Festival, noon-6 p.m., Santa Rita River Walk at Durango Visitor Center. Open mic, 7-11 p.m., Steaming Bean, located downstairs at the Irish Embassy Pub,...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

International art market to draw thousands to New Mexico

SANTA FE – From the plains of Africa to war-torn countries in the Middle East, nearly 200 artists from around the world will be showing off their traditional crafts during the world’s largest folk...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

'The Secret Life of Pets': Animated film's humor is, like a dog whistle, subjective

“The Secret Life of Pets” is like how I imagine dog food tastes: blandly palatable, but apparently containing some mysterious ingredient with an appeal that lies beyond my species. Though others at...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Smokey Robinson honored with national pop music prize

WASHINGTON – Whether he was singing his own compositions or writing for other artists, Smokey Robinson was instrumental in shaping the Motown sound that changed American popular music in the 1960s....

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

This isn’t the first time Kenny Chesney fans have trashed Pittsburgh

The army of tank tops and flip-flops arrived by bus, boat and truck. Their battle cry was the crunch of an empty beer can, the belch of a full belly. Some had tickets to the main event. Most were...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Where did the flopping ‘The BFG’ go wrong?

Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” might have seemed well-positioned to open nicely this holiday weekend. It’s a feel-good, all-ages tale from a popular storyteller that flashes state-of-the-art digital...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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