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Review: Cate Blanchett is both otherworldly and lovable in ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

Spiky, passionate, fierce and broken, the titular heroine of Maria Semple’s hilarious and touching novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is one of the great characters in recent literary fiction. And...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda has died at 79

LOS ANGELES – Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” has died. His...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Review: This ode to Springsteen and the power of music may be the feel-good movie of the summer

Arriving like a fresh gust of wind off the Jersey Shore during a largely torpid summer, “Blinded by the Light” goes one better than the jukebox musicals that have played like barely warmed-over...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Punk Rock Breakfast serving up music

Punk. It’s what’s for breakfast. On Aug. 24 at J.Bo’s Pizza & Rib Co., punk bands will take over for Punk Rock Breakfast, an event that used to happen in Durango and is seeing a comeback thanks to...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Gerald Wells challenges viewers with exhibit at Durango Arts Center

Burley Wisehart is one bad guy ... with a soft side. He’s also a character made up by artist Gerald Wells, who has been creating large-scale, mixed-media pieces featuring Burley Wisehart since the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Woodstock fans flock to concert site for anniversary

BETHEL, N.Y. – Woodstock fans are expected to get back to the garden to mark the 50th anniversary of the generation-defining festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series of events...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Lizzo’s 2-year-old song might still qualify at 2020 Grammys

NEW YORK – Lizzo’s breakthrough hit “Truth Hurts” is a 2-year-old song, but it still has a chance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Typically, older songs that become hits long after their initial release...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Jury selected in N.C. defamation lawsuit against author Sparks

RALEIGH, N.C. – A jury is ready to start hearing evidence in a federal lawsuit accusing novelist Nicholas Sparks of defaming the former headmaster of a private Christian school. The author of...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 16-22

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, ) Indian Horse In late 1950s Ontario, 7-year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Francis Ford Coppola on ‘Apocalypse Now’ 40 years later

NEW YORK – If filmmaking is a war, then “Apocalypse Now” was very nearly Francis Ford Coppola’s Waterloo. The battles Coppola fought while making his 1979 epic nearly destroyed him. A typhoon...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

San Francisco Opera cancels Domingo concert

The San Francisco Opera says it is canceling an October concert featuring Placido Domingo after the publication of an Associated Press story that quoted numerous women as saying they were sexually...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 14 Story Hour, 9:30 a.m., James Ranch, 33846 U.S. Highway 550. Fired Up Stories, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Terry Rickard, 2 p.m., Office...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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