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Harry Shearer sues French studio over ‘Spinal Tap’ profits

LOS ANGELES – Comedian Harry Shearer announced Tuesday that he has sued a French film studio over tens of millions in dollars in profits he claims he and his co-creators are owed for creating the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Yoko Ono unveils lotus-petal sculpture in Chicago park

CHICAGO – Artist-singer Yoko Ono has unveiled her first permanent public installation in the U.S. in a Chicago park that will be home to President Barack Obama’s library. Ono on Monday unveiled...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam lead rock hall of fame ballot

NEW YORK – The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise grows to five films

NEW YORK – J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” isn’t going to be a trilogy, it’s going to be a pentalogy. At a fan event for the upcoming film in London on Thursday, the author...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Tip a glass to O. Henry

‘Tipping a Glass to O Henry’ presented Tuesday at FLC “Tipping a Glass to O. Henry” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Arts Center. The performance highlights the author’s...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Calendar

Friday ► ◄ Artist-in-Residence Joyce Heuman offers drawing workshop, 10 a.m., Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum, Mesa Verde National Park, 529-4445. Durango Friends of the Arts Fall Luncheon, ...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Arts Center mounts intriguing exhibits

The two October exhibits at the Durango Arts Center make a provocative pairing. Jane Steele’s quiet exhibition of mixed-media works is beautiful and highly personal. The big annual show in the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Gary Busey to star in off-Broadway’s ‘Perfect Crime’

NEW YORK – Gary Busey will make his New York stage debut next month in the off-Broadway show “Perfect Crime,” playing a serial killer in the cast of the longest-running play in city history. Busey,...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

American songwriter Bob Dylan wins Nobel in literature

The Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, who first burst on the scene singing in Greenwich Village coffeehouses in the 1960s. The Swedish Academy...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Arc of History stones find home

Like a phoenix from the ashes, the Arc of History will rise again, but not in the public realm. On Tuesday afternoon, a Durango woman placed the winning bid of $565 for nearly a ton of stones from...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Russian fashion legend Zaitsev to show latest collection

MOSCOW – At 78, fashion designer Slava Zaitsev may look frail and complain that he has left his cane at home but he still makes two new collections every year, one of which premieres Thursday at...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Nearly six months later, Prince superfans still mourning

NEW YORK – Have you ever missed someone so much that even the thought of them made you burst into tears? Now imagine that feeling drenched in purple rain. Nearly six months after the shocking death...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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