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‘Little Prince’ builds on a classic story

First published 73 years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince is one of the best-selling books in the history of ... well, books. It has been adapted for film and television a number...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The year's top 10 films all spotlight animation or superheroes

Some viewers bemoan the domination of animated and comic-book films at the multiplex, but the current figures for 2016 bear out why Hollywood isn’t markedly altering its recipe any time soon. Of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Suicide Squad’ sets a new low for comic book movies

The makers of “Suicide Squad” have achieved a superlative accomplishment. They have produced the most boring comic book movie of all time. The plot is tedious and, for the most part, the characters...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

With eighth album, Tegan and Sara are veterans with fresh feel

NEW YORK – Tegan and Sara remember the unfiltered advice Neil Young and his manager gave them when they were signed to the rock icon’s Vapor Records 16 years ago as budding 19-year-old singers. ...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Want to learn about the West? Look to writers

The Western landscape has defined the American obsession with the outdoors. When John Wesley Powell explored the Colorado river, few people east of the Mississippi knew what lay out West or how to...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

I’m sorry, J.K. Rowling, but ‘Cursed Child’ disappointing

I’ve loved the Harry Potter series and J.K. Rowling for over 10 years, but now, for the first time, I feel disappointed with her – and it hurts. I’ve been a fan of the series since 2002, when I...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Friday George Lundeen “At the Heart of It” show, 9 a.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave, Open mic, 7-11 p.m., Steaming Bean, located downstairs at...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ready to party with Michael Franti & Spearhead?

Michael Franti & Spearhead are coming back to Durango for a birthday party. It’s not just any birthday or any old party: KSUT turns 40 this year, and it is capping off its series of concerts and...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Briefs

Musical theater campers to perform Durango Arts Center will present the finale of its musical theater summer camps at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at 802 East Second Ave. Camp students ages...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Gold King Mine spill’s effect on artists

Nature can be a huge influence on art, and when something disastrous happens in nature – such as the Gold King Mine spill that overwhelmed the Animas River with its mustard-yellow plume last August...

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

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

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