culture and entertainment

Viewers not amused by SNL's joke about the heroin epidemic

At first it seemed like an uncomfortable coincidence, and then they showed the chart. Right there on “Saturday Night Live,” a little white line was showing the rapid pace of America’s heroin...

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

'Jungle Book' ensures it: Parade of Disney-classic remakes will continue, whether we want it or not

There’ll be no stopping Disney now as it hits the mother lode – and the mother of all reloads. From panthers to tigers to post-”Oz” bears, the studio behind “The Jungle Book” became the Mouse House...

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

Artists with N.C. tours: Skip out or speak out?

For touring artists opposed to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” a complicated question looms: To boycott or not to boycott? Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Ani DiFranco and author Sherman Alexie...

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

Doris Roberts of 'Everybody Loves Raymond': 'None of the men in my life ever wanted me to be successful'

For nine years on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Doris Roberts, as Raymond’s meddling mother Marie, dispensed sage advice or withering put-downs, usually over Italian food. Faced with the fact that a...

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

Miss Hozhoni Pageant a test of cultural lessons

When Miss Hozhoni is crowned Saturday, it will mark her first day as a leader and a cultural ambassador. Over the last three weeks, the four contestants spent hours demonstrating knowledge of...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Met series continues with ‘Roberto Devereux’ at Fort Lewis

When Donizetti’s opera “Roberto Devereux” begins, the man of the title finds himself trapped in a brocade of lies. Roberto (tenor Matthew Polenzani), the young, swaggering Earl of Essex, has been...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The A&E editor torch is passed: An introduction

Editor’s note: The Durango Herald has promoted Katie Chicklinski-Cahill to its arts & entertainment editor. She replaces David Holub, who has become the full-time editor of DGO, our free weekly A&E...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Record Store Day is Saturday

Do you have your list ready? In an increasingly digitized world, where your music collection may be confined to your smartphone, there’s a day for music lovers to step back and appreciate small,...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is this weekend

Every year for what is now going to be 22 years, an event is held in Durango that has strangers hanging out and playing music together in hallways and on street corners and everywhere in between....

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Goodbye, Lake Wobegon: ‘Prairie Home’ is getting a new host

ST. PAUL, Minn. – No more Guy Noir, Private Eye. No more tales of Dusty and Lefty, the luckless cowboys. And no more weekly “News From Lake Wobegon,” the imaginary Minnesota town famous for strong...

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

Zeppelin musicians lose bid to dodge trial over 'Stairway to Heaven'

Led Zeppelin founders Jimmy Page and Robert Plant lost their bid to avoid a trial that may rewrite the history of rock ’n’ roll over song-writing credit for the 1971 classic “Stairway to Heaven.” A...

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

Navajo artists express experience with Gold Mine spill

Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie wrote the Diné expression – Tó éí ííná – beside a photograph of a friend sullenly looking out on the tainted San Juan River in the days after the Gold King Mine spill. ...

DATE: April 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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