culture and entertainment

‘Turandot’ serves everything on the menu

Gaudy, glitzy and gargantuan. That’s what the critics have called the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Puccini’s “Turandot.” The spectacular three-act opera will be transmitted via satellite at...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Weekender

Diabolical Sound Platoon at Balcony It’s not often that a band’s debut-album release party and Snowdown coincide, but when it does, you can pretty much bet that there will be a serious party where...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Meet the 90-year-old who’s a Reddit guru

WASHINGTON – He slides the foam headphones over his drooping ears and fixes his pale blue eyes on the computer. is pulled up on the screen. The site is “one of the social media tools...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Country-blues guitarist to perform at Cortez theater

Country-blues guitarist Eric Hisaw will perform at the Sunflower Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday. The solo artist from Las Cruces, New Mexico, is known for his heart-felt lyrics that take the audience on...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mixed-media artist Anna Hepler ready to make a big splash in Durango

Being in the Fort Lewis College Art Gallery on Wednesday afternoon felt like being on the set of a reality TV show. Strips of cardboard hung from the ceiling like the ribs of a great beast, or lay...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

In northeast Colorado, Bonnie, Lawton Lieder carry on artistic tradition

FORT MORGAN – Art runs in the family for Wiggins resident Bonnie Noles Lieder. Her parents, Earlene and Harley Noles, were both lifelong artists. Her father, who also used to be a magician on the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘The Star Bright Factory’: Charming, lyrical and rhythmic

What are stars? It’s a classic question to hear from a small child, one that is commonly heard at bedtime when they twinkle out the window. It is this question that is answered in “The Star Bright...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

For most performances, the no-applause rule is claptrap

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a sold-out production of “The Music Man” at the Durango Arts Center. I was amazed at how few people in the audience were applauding some really stellar singing...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Does art and culture boost Durango’s economy?

The city is going to take a hard look at the economic impact of arts and cultural nonprofits and invest in its public art collection in 2016. About 30 nonprofits in arts and culture will share how...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man buns, tiny houses and hacks: We’re over you

Spoiler alert: This is an unscientific look at some popular terms and favorite things of the year that we need to leave behind come 2016 because, frankly, they give us a headache. Need a warning so...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ crosses record $250M globally Friday

NEW YORK – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has already surpassed $100 million in North America and $250 million globally, setting it up for a record-breaking weekend. The Walt Disney Co. on...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Fortunato’s mystery ‘Dark Reservations’ a welcome addition to Western lore

This debut novel by real-life FBI Special Agent John Fortunato won the Tony Hillerman Prize for a first novel set in the Southwest. Fortunato spent much time on the vast Navajo Nation during his...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

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