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‘Ash pit’ redefined when cremains scattered at the Met

Only rarely in its history has the Metropolitan Opera canceled a performance partway through, and the reason is always death. In 1960, Leonard Warren finished his aria “Morir! Tremenda cosa” (To...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Kathy Mattea to perform at Concert Hall

Kathy Mattea, Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, invites you into “The Acoustic Living Room” as she takes the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College with her longtime...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Tribe Called Quest to release final album

A Tribe Called Quest will release their final record on Nov. 11, which includes material they recorded with rapper Phife Dawg, who died in March. In a handwritten note posted on Facebook, veteran...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Oct. 28-Nov.4

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, Michael Moore in Trumpland (Tuesday only) See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Delivering Dreams charming

When you are a child, your world is often constrained to home, school and the places you read about in books. A book or a letter becomes an invitation to explore the outside world, a chance to...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

What’s going on during Halloween weekend

With Halloween falling on Monday this year, we have the whole weekend to celebrate. Here’s what’s going on: Friday The Passage Between: Celebrating Transitions and Impermanence, opening reception...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday Andy Janowsky, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. Open Mic Night Poetry, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 West First St. Open mic, 7-11 p.m., Steaming Bean, located...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

If there’s a ‘Splash’ remake, Tom Hanks wants in on it

LOS ANGELES – Tom Hanks wants in on Channing Tatum’s gender-swapped remake of his 1984 mermaid romantic comedy “Splash.” Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are developing a new take on the film with Tatum...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Kenny Chesney to receive Pinnacle Award at 50th CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kenny Chesney will receive the Pinnacle Award during the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards, joining Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift as the only recipients. The award,...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

How a fed-up group of ‘Good Girls’ beat the ‘Mad Men’-era sexists

NEW YORK – In the late 1960s, the researchers at Newsweek magazine were known as “the Dollies.” The Dollies were all women, and when they handed over the results of their work to their male bosses,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Divergent author to tour in January/February for new book

NEW YORK – Veronica Roth wants the tour for her sci-fi/fantasy novel Carve the Mark to be a little like the book itself, a “sojourn” defined by “exploration and curiosity.” “(W)ith each stop on the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

You should be watching ‘Black Mirror’ – but that doesn’t mean you should binge it

Netflix presented a challenge to seasoned binge-watchers with its release of “Black Mirror” on Friday. With just six episodes, at about an hour a pop (plus one 90-minute installment), could fans...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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