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Movies playing in Durango Nov. 18-24

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) Deadpool Based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, “Deadpool” tells the origin story of former Special...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Bruno Mars opens AMAs; Drake, twenty one pilots win awards

Bruno Mars kicked off the 2016 American Music Awards with some serious uptown funk: He sang his groovy hit, “24K Magic,” backed by his band who matched his slick, upbeat dance moves. The song is...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Fake Donald Trump returns to ‘SNL,’ and the real one is not happy

Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend in his first post-election appearance, portraying President-Elect Donald Trump as he grapples with his transition from candidate into...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Kanye West goes on epic rant, storms out of Sacramento concert after 30 minutes

Kanye West brought his Sacramento concert to an abrupt end Saturday night, going on a stream-of-consciousness rant before walking off the stage to boos and confusion from fans. West started the...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Big-voiced Dap-Kings soul singer Sharon Jones dies at 60

NEW YORK – Sharon Jones, the stout powerhouse who shepherded a soul revival despite not finding stardom until middle age, has died. She was 60. Jones’ representative, Judy Miller Silverman, said...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Nov. 18-24

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Dressmaker After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly Dunnage arrives like a...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Phoenix’ a dark and moody post-WWII exploration of identity

The history of World War II has been well-documented cinematically. But “Phoenix” takes a unique perspective – that of a Holocaust survivor who returns to Germany. Upon returning from Auschwitz,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | COLUMN: Swimming Against the Stream

Keeping it local: Spend holidays at Durango Arts Center

What is the impact of your holiday gift? What is the value of giving a beautiful memory or a masterfully crafted object? The most direct ways we show what we value are through the ways we spend...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | COLUMN: View from the Center

‘It’s all new to me’

Denny Bertrand didn’t always know he could write. In fact, the 64-year-old semi-retired Cortez resident didn’t publish his first book – Western Poetry with a Cowboy Flair – until 2010. That was the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

Friday Andy Janowsky, 5:50-10 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. “Beauty and the Beast, ” presented by Durango High School Troupe 1096, 7 p.m., DHS Auditorium, 259-1630, ext. 2141,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Indie film darling Parker Posey working on off-beat memoir

NEW YORK – Parker Posey, a longtime favorite in the independent film community, is planning a book with an off-beat spirit. Blue Rider Press has acquired the actress’ You’re On An Airplane: A...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Time for holiday markets and bazaars

The holiday season is just about here, and with it comes the annual holiday arts and crafts fairs and markets, where you can find everything from cool fine art pieces to the perfect handmade gifts...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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