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‘Star Trek Beyond’ boldly embraces what makes Trek great

It is unfortunate that the title “Star Trek Generations” was wasted on the franchise’s mediocre 1994 installment because if any installment in the series truly brings the spirit of the distinct...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Concerto competition winners announced

Saxophonist Keaton Garrett, a senior in high school from Arlington, Texas, won the grand prize in Monday night’s Conservatory Concerto Competition. Garrett performed the allegro movement from a...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Briefs

Film fest to benefit humane society There will be a Bow Wow Film Festival benefiting the La Plata County Humane Society on Thursday at the Durango Arts Center. It will be an evening of short...

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

Mack Berven hands singers over to Figueroa

Last Tuesday, she handed off her singers to the man who would take them to the finish line Sunday. Linda Mack Berven, director of the Durango Choral Society, passed the baton to Guillermo...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Gallery owner's charm idea spans from Mesa Verde to Purgatory

KK Patton, owner of Durango gallery Sendero, has come up with an idea to get people to check out places they might not otherwise check out in Durango – either as a visitor or a local. She has...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Star Trek’ has always embraced diversity

John Cho was in the United Arab Emirates, seeking an Asian husband. “Star Trek Beyond” was shooting in Dubai, and Cho’s character, Sulu, would come out as gay in the new movie. The filmmakers had...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Are you quick on your feet?

Ever thought about trying your hand at improv? Looking for a way to drag yourself out of your comfort zone? For the next four Wednesday nights – July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 – Durango DOT...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Friday Free Conservatory Student Chamber Concert, Music in the Mountains, 3 p.m., Roshong Recital Hall, Fort Lewis College. The Charlie Milo Trio, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., The Billy Goat Saloon in...

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

Comic-Con launches with preview night, ‘Trek’ premiere

SAN DIEGO – The hordes of zombies, legions of Stormtroopers, leagues of superheroes and crews of Starfleet officers have already begun crawling, marching, flying and beaming into San Diego for that...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Winona Ryder is great in 'Stranger Things,' but don't ask if this is her big comeback

Winona Ryder hasn’t changed much. Thirty years since her debut in “Lucas,” she’s still a delicate pixie with giant brown eyes, still the appealingly disheveled outsider. The only difference is, now...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

’Pretty Woman’ filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at age 81

LOS ANGELES – Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches.” But it was goofy, crowd-pleasing comedy that...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Jake Gyllenhaal to return to Broadway in ‘Burn This’ in 2017

NEW YORK – Jake Gyllenhaal, who made his Broadway debut last year, will be returning to star in Lanford Wilson’s acclaimed play “Burn This.” The Academy Award nominee from “Brokeback Mountain” and...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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