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‘Alien: Covenant’ doesn’t reinvent the squeal

Michael Fassbender delivers a crafty, Cronenbergian double performance in “Alien: Covenant” that almost makes the movie worth its weight. Almost. A largely turgid, often thoroughly unpleasant...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango May 19-25

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Norman (Richard Gere), a New York fixer, knows the...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Katy Perry is the first judge named for new ‘American Idol’

Pop star Katy Perry is the first judge to be named for the new season of “American Idol,” which was revived by ABC for the 2017-2018 season. The show, which pulled in 38 million viewers at its peak...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Familiar faces turn up in summer kids movies

If there’s a big-screen character you liked a few years ago, chances are that person is back for this summer of sequels. “Wimpy Kid” Greg Heffley can’t escape embarrassment in “The Long Haul.” The...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Book World: Ivanka’s tips is for some working women

The new book that Ivanka Trump has written, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, is trite and tedious. So focused on exhorting readers to define success on their own terms, it manages...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Rolling Stones heading back on the road, this time in Europe

LONDON – The Rolling Stones are going back on the road, this time staying a bit closer to home with a European tour. The rock stalwarts said they will play 13 gigs in nine countries starting in...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Small and cute: why crafters love ‘little thingies’

When my daughter Grace was little, she collected tiny objects, sometimes pilfered from her sister and squirreled away in her bedroom. Among the 4-year-old’s prized collection of teeny-tiny items...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘My Favorite Murder’ flourishes amid the growing acceptance of true-crime entertainment

LOS ANGELES – One of the first things Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff figured out is that the true-crime genre isn’t just a vehicle for sometimes gruesome tales of women in jeopardy. At its...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Don’t bother me, or else, Steve Harvey warns his staffers

NEW YORK – Steve Harvey wants to be alone. So don’t be knocking on his dressing room door. That’s just one of several pointed warnings to Harvey’s staff emailed by the talk-show host before the...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

In ‘Snatched,’ Amy Schumer bungles through the jungle, laughing all the way

“Snatched,” an occasionally lazy but fitfully funny and generally pleasing comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, is a good news/bad news proposition. But in terms of providing an hour or so...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Last call for ‘Dessert with the Cast’

Along with Durango High School Troupe 1096’s last performance of “A Streetcar Named Desire” happening Saturday, it is also the final closing night “Dessert with the Cast” with desserts, coffee,...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday “Constant State of Change” with Stephen Day and Ray Tracey, all-day event, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., 247-3555. Black Velvet Duo with Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver, 5:30-10 p.m.,...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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