culture and entertainment

Dinosaur train to depart station two weekends in June

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will offer two weekends of dinosaur-themed train rides on “The T-Rex Express,” June 17-18 and June 24-25. Three trains each day, a total of 12, will...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Jerry Garcia’s guitar fetches $1.9M at auction

NEW YORK – A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to Egypt’s Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction Wednesday night. The Grateful Dead...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over Trump video as backlash builds

NEW YORK – Kathy Griffin has lost a decade-long gig ringing in the new year for CNN as a backlash builds over her video displaying a likeness of President Donald Trump’s severed head. CNN, which...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Coroner: Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder died of overdose

TAMPA, Fla. – Paul O’Neill, the founder of the progressive metal band Trans-Siberian Orchestra, died of an accidental drug overdose, a Florida medical examiner said in a report released Tuesday....

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango June 2-8

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) Norman Persistent wheeler-dealer Norman falls in with an Israeli politician on the rise. Rated R. The Zookeeper’s...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Olivia Newton-John says she has breast cancer; cancels tour

NEW YORK – Olivia Newton-John says she has a breast cancer and is canceling her June tour. The 68-year-old singer said Tuesday she initially thought she was suffering from back pain, but learned it...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Coldplay, Bieber to join Ariana Grande at Manchester concert

NEW YORK – Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry will join Ariana Grande at a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday. Grande announced Tuesday that the “One Love Manchester” show will...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Gregg Allman’s rock odyssey spanned worlds

If America really is a melting pot, music is what melts first. Gregg Allman lived to prove that. Not long after the Allman Brothers Band first started liquefying rock, blues, country and soul into...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Pirates’: Long, loud and overstimulating

It’s great to have a job watching – and then writing about – movies. But why does “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” have to feel so much like work? To be sure, it’s always been...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

A look back at Wonder Woman’s feminist (and not-so-feminist) history

During World War II, as Superman and Batman arose as mainstream pop symbols of strength and morality, the publisher that became DC Comics needed an antidote to what a Harvard psychologist called...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

For Elliott Smith, a tragic glamour lingers beyond the grave

LOS ANGELES – The “S”-shaped mural on the side of a building in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles used to be known as the Elliott Smith wall. The beloved singer-songwriter had posed in front of...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Lil Yachty is rap’s brightest optimist. Why does he bum so many people out?

The miracle of rap music is that it metabolizes wild styles faster than any other American art form – which means outsiders can bum-rush the center with a quickness. Remember when Lil Yachty...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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