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Jussie Smollett of ‘Empire’ learns from prank tweet

LOS ANGELES – “Empire” co-star Jussie Smollett recently caused a social media storm after tweeting a cryptic message that implied he may be leaving the show. “I was thinking like my little core...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Bad Boy concert rocks hard with Puff Daddy, Jay Z, Lil Kim

NEW YORK – Hours before Puff Daddy hit the stage for an all-star concert featuring his Bad Boy family, Jay Z and Mary J. Blige, he could not contain his excitement. He kissed Lil Kim on the cheek...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Friday Andy Janowsky, 5:30-10 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. Dustin Burley, 7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. Open mic, 7-11 p.m., Steaming Bean,...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Yarn shop set to close its doors

For the fiber arts community in Durango, the closing of local yarn shop Yarn on Sunday isn’t going to be just another shop closing; it’s going to also be the loss of a social hub. Along with the...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pagosa company stages taut Sorkin play

At the beginning of “A Few Good Men,” playing now through June 5 at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, two Marines stand at attention. They identify themselves and recite the charges against...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Third time’s a charm for mystery series

You may know Scott Graham as a former Durango city councilor, but did you know he’s also a National Outdoor Book award winner turned mystery writer? Next week, Graham, who was raised in Durango, in...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Dig at theater where Shakespeare worked uncovers a surprise

LONDON – London’s relentless building boom has dug up another chunk of the city’s history – one with a surprise for scholars of Shakespearean theater. Archaeologists are excavating the remains of...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The Weekender

Million Dollar Highway Band is family Having a band member or two in the family is neat, but having an actual family band is really cool, which is why you should check out Million Dollar Highway...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Spring Gallery Walk

It’s time once again for the Spring Gallery Walk in downtown Durango. Thirteen galleries will fling open their doors Friday night for an fun evening that showcases what they’ve got going on. ...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Native American artists redo hotel

ALBUQUERQUE – Dade Lahar stepped into the hotel room with splashes of electric blue and teepees outlined in neon green before scanning a mural that offered a contemporary take on Native American...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

High school explores collaborative theater

“The overall tone,” Ben Mattson said in an interview this week, “lands somewhere between hope and dissolution.” That’s a wide emotional range. No wonder Mattson added that “Shattered...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

William Schallert, actor and union activist, has died at 93

William Schallert, a veteran TV performer and Hollywood union leader who played Patty Duke’s father – and uncle – on television and led a long, contentious strike for actors, has died. Schallert...

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

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