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Playwrights invited to submit plays to DAC

The Durango Arts Center invites emerging and established playwrights to submit original plays to the 10-Minute Play Contest. Annually, DAC receives more than 100 submissions from around the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sarah Vowell to perform Thursday at concert hall

Next Thursday at the Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall, New York Times bestselling author, “This American Life” editor and commentator and frequent “Daily Show” guest Sarah Vowell will be making...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Indigenous Comic Con highlights Native American artists

When someone opens a comic book, turns on a video game or just watches TV, rarely is he or she greeted by Native American characters. And when those characters are present, they are frequently...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The Week Ahead

Friday Andy Janowsky, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. “Picture Perfect: Contrarian Voices in Photography, ” artist talk with Chip Thomas, 6 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Martin Shkreli debuts secret Wu-Tang album after Trump win

NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday has prompted embattled pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to publicly debut some songs off the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album he...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

For first time, CoverGirl ads feature woman wearing a hijab

CoverGirl is featuring a woman wearing a hijab in its advertising for the first time in the makeup line’s history. Beauty blogger Nura Afia is featured wearing the traditional Muslim head covering...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Public Library gets into gaming

Just in time for cold winter nights and family gatherings, the Durango Public Library bought a collection of board games. There are 11 games for check out including Catan, Pandemic, Dominion and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Doctor Strange’ satisfactory but not quite strange enough

When it comes to movies, few genres have grown as stale as the superhero variety. It often seems like studios are intent on taking decades of wonderful comic book source material and processing it...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Maria’s Bookshop partnering with Animas High School senior for book drive

Animas High School senior Ellis McNichol isn’t going to be spending her Christmas break skiing or sleeping in or just hanging out with friends. For three weeks, she’ll be working in an orphanage in...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Durango High School Troupe 1096 to open ‘Beauty and the Beast’

When the curtains go up, Durango High School Troupe 1096 will be ready. The troupe’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” will open tonight, and as they were putting the finishing touches on the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Lynching Waltz conveys message of hope

Stephen L. Kanne’s second novel, The Lynching Waltz, is historical fiction inspired by a real event that occurred in the author’s hometown of Glencoe, Illinois, in 1947. It was a favorite and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Into the Inferno’ Herzog’s cultural, philosophical take on volcanoes

“Into the Inferno,” a new documentary by Werner Herzog, features something that many science-themed documentaries lack – humanity. Don’t get me wrong – series like “Cosmos” do a marvelous job...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: Swimming Against the Stream

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