culture and entertainment

Godzilla comes back to Japan, in ways fresh and familiar

TOKYO – Godzilla is back in its homeland of Japan after a 12-year absence, still breathing fire and mercilessly stomping everything in its way. The Associated Press noted four ways the new film...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Aniston essay inspires actresses to address sexist standards

LOS ANGELES – When one of Hollywood’s most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while actresses are cheering Jennifer Aniston’s recent essay connecting the media’s...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Friday Durango Fiesta Days, 9 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Open Orchestra Rehearsal, Music in the Mountains, 10 a.m., Festival Tent, Purgatory Resort. Lacey Black piano and singing, ...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

Registration open for DAC’s BoysART The Durango Arts Center’s BoysART program is intended for art-loving boys ages 12-15. This year, BART will feature multiple creative sessions taught by local...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Strater’s summer show offers new format

The Strater knows how to put on a show. Since 1962, the iconic hotel in downtown Durango has been entertaining people – tourists and locals alike – with its summer performances. This summer,...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Mancos gallery to exhibit rare photos from the West

If you’ve never seen the work of William Henry Jackson, you should really head out to Mancos for a cool new exhibit. FAD (Furniture, Art & Design) Gallery is hosting the exhibit that will kick off...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Blake Crouch is back with new book, Dark Matter

Local author Blake Crouch is on a rising trajectory of writing success with the release of his newest novel, Dark Matter. Currently, he is in Los Angeles working on the screenplay for the movie...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Experimenter’ investigates sadism, reality and human nature

By Nick Gonzales Herald Staff Writer “Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story” probes not only the subject of the film, psychologist Stanley Milgram and his controversial experiments, but the...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Celebrity cameos aren't funny anymore and they're making movies worse

Two movies came out last weekend that tried to wring comedy from cameos. Two movies failed. The more blatant was “Absolutely Fabulous,” a big-screen adaptation of a British television series that...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Broadway giant James ‘Jimmy’ Nederlander dies at 94

NEW YORK – James M. Nederlander, who took over the fledgling Nederlander Organization from his father and built it into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Original Jersey boy Frankie Valli heading back to Broadway

NEW YORK – The Broadway hit “Jersey Boys” is going to get some competition from an original Jersey boy. Frankie Valli, whose falsetto fuels The Four Seasons’ music, will return to Broadway for...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Steven Tyler hits pause on Aerosmith to go a little country

NEW YORK – He’s led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail and is the father of four children. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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