culture and entertainment

Fall is the season for Important Movies

At the Toronto International Film Festival last month, one word was heard more often than any other when writers, directors and actors appeared to publicize the movies they were in: Important....

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Friday “Walk of Fame, ” fundraiser for Durango Film, starts at 5 p.m., Rochester Hotel, Four Leaves Winery, BREW Irish Embassy, durangofilm.org. Artist Reception for Holly Roberts, new exhibition...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Stones from Arc of History are for sale

What remains of the fallen Arc of History went up for auction Wednesday morning, but no bids have been placed on Durango’s most controversial piece of artwork. Four-and-a-half pallets loaded with...

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

For 2017, Chanel is embracing tech; first step: bedazzling your geeky lanyard

PARIS – Exquisitely beaded lanyards, tweed baseball caps, luxe laptop bags – are these the trinkets that can satisfy the Chanel customer who fancies herself a tech geek as well as a fashion fiend?...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Demi Lovato ‘taking a break’ after slamming Taylor Swift

Demi Lovato has announced that she’s “taking a break from music and the spotlight” in the wake of criticism of her comments about Taylor Swift in a magazine interview. In a recent interview with...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

James Patterson plans new round of bonuses for booksellers

NEW YORK – Employees at independent bookstores can look forward to another round of holiday bonuses from James Patterson. The best-selling author said he plans to distribute $250,000, the same...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

How ‘The Girl on the Train’ tries to go deeper than your average mystery thriller

Director Tate Taylor didn’t exactly roll his eyes when he was first approached to adapt the international best-seller mystery The Girl on the Train into a movie, but he wasn’t jumping at the...

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

Lady Gaga picks dive bars over arenas to introduce album

LOS ANGELES – Lady Gaga is choosing the intimacy of dive bars over arenas to showcase songs from her new album, “Joanne.” She’ll appear at a handful of bars beginning this week as a nod to the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Netflix’s ‘Amanda Knox’ movie shows how the ‘crazy’ media coverage affected the case

There are many upsetting scenes in Netflix’s “Amanda Knox” documentary, which started streaming Friday. One smaller moment almost slips by unnoticed: Viewers hear audio of Knox’s mother visiting...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

National Gallery acquires rare 17th-century Dutch painting; will be on display starting Tuesday

WASHINGTON – Timing is everything. The National Gallery of Art will open an exhibition Tuesday featuring a rare 17th-century painting by Caspar Netscher that it acquired only last week. The 1666...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Folksong Festival’ radio host Oscar Brand dies at 96

LOS ANGELES – Oscar Brand, a longtime force on the American folk scene whose radio program “Folksong Festival” showcased Woody Guthrie and a young Bob Dylan among music greats and newcomers, has...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

ROME – Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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