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Dr. Dre pledges $10M for Compton High performing arts center

COMPTON, Calif. – Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School. The Compton Unified School District said Thursday that the...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Yoko Ono gets co-writing credit on ‘Imagine’

NEW YORK – Yoko Ono, who was previously credited as a co-producer on John Lennon’s “Imagine,” will earn a co-writing credit on the 1971 song. David Israelite, the president and CEO of the National...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Cars 3’ finally running out of gas?

Lightning McQueen’s third time around the track is showing signs that Disney/Pixar’s reliable “Cars” franchise may, after two popular and original installments in the series of animated tales about...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Friday Happy Hour at The MakerLab, 4-7 p.m., 1285 Camino del Rio. Lacey Black, 5 p.m., Serious Texas BBQ, 650 Camino del Rio, 563-4675. Pete Giuliani Band, 5-9:30 p.m., Balcony Bar and Grill,...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Concerts, arts heat up summer in Durango

Editor’s note: We tried to pack as many activities and events into this calendar as possible. If there’s something we missed, email, and we’ll add it to the online version....

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Anita Pallenberg, muse for The Rolling Stones, dead at 75

NEW YORK – Anita Pallenberg, a model and actress who had children with Keith Richards and served as a muse for The Rolling Stones, has died. She was 75. A spokesperson for Richards told The...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango June 16-22

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, Paris Can Wait When her director husband is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman takes a jaunt with his...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt touring this summer

NEW YORK – James Taylor might just be the happiest road warrior touring today, so what makes him happier? Bringing on old friend Bonnie Raitt this summer for concerts that include the ultimate in...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Worried about your favorite TV show?

The recent cancellations of series such as WGN’s “Underground,” Netflix’s “Sense8” and “The Get Down,” as well as network series including “American Crime” led me to ponder last week whether, in...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘The Mummy’ is an ominous introduction to a new movie universe

Given that “Spider-Man” is getting its third reboot since 2002, it’s a small miracle that Universal waited as long as it did to resurrect 1999’s wildly successful sleeper hit “The Mummy.” In the...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Reza Aslan becomes second CNN personality dumped after attacking Trump

For the second time in just over a week, a CNN personality has been cast off the network after a vulgar attack on President Donald Trump. At the end of May, Kathy Griffin’s contract was terminated...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Adam West learned to embrace Batman role he couldn’t shake

LOS ANGELES – Before Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck wore Batman’s cape in a stream of Hollywood blockbusters, there was Adam West. West’s deadpan...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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