culture and entertainment

Time to celebrate indie bookstores

For the past few years, a day has been put aside to celebrate independent bookstores. What started out as a day for just California stores has grown to encompass indie bookstores across the nation....

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Shrek’: From swap to a stage near you

You know the ogre with the crazy green ears and brown homespun vest who hangs out with a wisecracking donkey and a princess who looks just like him? Merely Players will be bringing them to life on...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Animas High School senior turns magic into money

While many kids dream of joining the magical world of Harry Potter, few set out to create their own magical effects and build a business in the process. But that’s exactly what Animas High School...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' turns life's lemons into furious pop

However many senses you have, Beyoncé wanted all of them working overtime on Saturday night with the presto-release of her sixth album, “Lemonade.” You could stream it as a dozen songs on Tidal, or...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima to be made into an opera

ALBUQUERQUE – Rudolfo Anaya’s famed novel Bless Me, Ultima, one of the most recognizable works of Mexican-American literature, is being made into an opera. National Hispanic Cultural Center in...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Prince record sales jump by 40,000 percent after death

After Prince’s death last Thursday, the nation mourned. Condolences and tributes poured out of cities and social media sites, honoring the Purple One. The Internet swelled with thought-pieces and...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Music icon Prince dead at 57

CHANHASSEN, Minn. – Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was...

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

Viewers not amused by SNL's joke about the heroin epidemic

At first it seemed like an uncomfortable coincidence, and then they showed the chart. Right there on “Saturday Night Live,” a little white line was showing the rapid pace of America’s heroin...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

'Jungle Book' ensures it: Parade of Disney-classic remakes will continue, whether we want it or not

There’ll be no stopping Disney now as it hits the mother lode – and the mother of all reloads. From panthers to tigers to post-”Oz” bears, the studio behind “The Jungle Book” became the Mouse House...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Artists with N.C. tours: Skip out or speak out?

For touring artists opposed to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” a complicated question looms: To boycott or not to boycott? Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Ani DiFranco and author Sherman Alexie...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Doris Roberts of 'Everybody Loves Raymond': 'None of the men in my life ever wanted me to be successful'

For nine years on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Doris Roberts, as Raymond’s meddling mother Marie, dispensed sage advice or withering put-downs, usually over Italian food. Faced with the fact that a...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Miss Hozhoni Pageant a test of cultural lessons

When Miss Hozhoni is crowned Saturday, it will mark her first day as a leader and a cultural ambassador. Over the last three weeks, the four contestants spent hours demonstrating knowledge of...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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