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‘It’s my baby. It was my creative outlet’

After 15 years, Open Shutter Gallery will close its retail space on Nov. 30. The gallery has been a fine-arts photography presence in downtown Durango since 2001. The business will head in a new...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘The Illusionists’ look backward for next Broadway stop

NEW YORK – The magic supergroup “The Illusionists” is coming back to Broadway for a new holiday show – and this time they’re bringing a time machine. Eight magicians – including, for the first...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Bill Murray to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON – Bill Murray, whose special blend of boyish enthusiasm and molasses-thick sarcasm has made him the most consistently successful comedian launched by “Saturday Night Live,” has been...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Beyoncé's Formation World Tour: Empowerment you can dance to

Flanked by 20 or so female dancer of all shades – in cornrow braids, bantu knots and afros – and backed by an all-woman band, Beyoncé captivated as she commanded her troops in perfect formation at...

DATE: June 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

A look at other attacks on celebrities by apparent strangers

A 22-year-old singer and former contestant on television’s “The Voice” had just given a concert in Orlando when she was shot and killed by a man she didn’t appear to know, authorities say. Orlando...

DATE: June 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lionel Richie makes the best speech ever at an awards show you can't see

NEW YORK – “This is the top of the line,” Lionel Richie said Thursday night, as he held the Songwriters Hall of Fame lifetime achievement award. “I’m going to have to say that this is the best...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Broadway embraces diversity, but have things really changed?

NEW YORK – This season, the theater community is celebrating how Broadway has finally become the Great un-White Way. Black actors have taken center stage in “The Color Purple,” “The Gin Game,”...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A summer bounty of TV drama, comedies and even a ‘Hamilton’

LOS ANGELES – Summer travel packing list: swimsuit, sunblock, television. In this portable TV era, there’s no reason to leave small-screen entertainment at home when cable channels, streaming...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Call of Duty’ fan convention is returning

LOS ANGELES – Activision is re-enlisting “Call of Duty XP.” After a five-year hiatus, the video game publisher is organizing a second edition of the fan-focused convention to celebrate the popular...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Tony Award predictions: Will ‘Hamilton’ win them all?

On Sunday night, will Broadway’s runaway hit run the trophy table? As far as musicals go, the real nail-biter at this year’s Tony Awards ceremony is not whether “Hamilton” wins a bunch of prizes....

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fans sworn to secrecy as Potter play unveiled

LONDON – The curtain has risen on Harry Potter’s latest adventure – and J.K. Rowling is urging fans not to ruin the magic by letting its secrets out. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has had its...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Rappers remember Muhammad Ali

NEW YORK – Muhammad Ali was not a rapper, but to many of the genre’s best lyricists, he was influential in paving the way for hip-hop stars to succeed and had a lasting impact on the art form. Ali...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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