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

A Laurie Anderson pilgrimage? Just don’t tell her you’re calling it that

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – You are sitting, floating through the virtual clouds, when you hear that unmistakable voice coming through the headphones. The glittering buildings. Paper being shredded on the...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Ariana Grande announces a benefit concert: ‘I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester’

Four days after a suicide bombing left 22 dead and scores wounded at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, the 23-year-old pop singer has announced that she will return to the...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Pain, satin and paper towels: What it takes for ballerinas to dance on their toes

“I feel like I’m always in a battle with my feet,” says Lauren Lovette, with a sigh. One of New York City Ballet’s principal ballerinas, Lovette has beautifully arched, supple feet, and often,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Denis Johnson, author of Jesus’ Son, dead at 67

NEW YORK – Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection Jesus’ Son, has died. He was 67. Johnson died Wednesday,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

London premiere for ‘The Mummy’ scrapped after attack

LONDON – Universal Pictures has scrapped plans for the London premiere of Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy,” the latest big, glitzy event canceled after the terror attack in England. In a statement, the...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Baywatch’ has babes, not much else

If, indeed, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson ditches Hollywood to become our next commander in chief, “Baywatch” may be singled out as the low point of his pre-political career. That’s right – the man who...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Pine River Library to host ‘poet-in-residence’

“Poet-in-residence” Kathleen Willard, a Fort Collins poet, will offer two poetry programs June 10-11 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Workshops to be held 1-3 p.m. will include:...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Music in the Mountains offers summer fest, volunteers sought

Tickets are now on sale for the Music in the Mountains summer classical music festival, to be held July 9-30. The event will feature orchestra, chamber music, and conservatory classical and world...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Chamber Music Festival to arrive in June

The ninth annual Durango Chamber Music Festival is scheduled June 5-9 and June 12-16, and will feature ten 30-minute concerts each day at 12:15 p.m., at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Moonhead Man, Movumundo to hit the road

When the last election threw sculptor Jeff Glode Wise for a loop, he decided to do something about it. What he came up with was to pack two bronze sculptures – Moonhead Man and Movumundo – onto a...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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