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50 shades of satire at Durango Arts Center

Satire rides on a spectrum from mild to wild – to borrow a line from a local rafting company. Last Friday, the sixth annual 10-minute Play Festival at the Durango Arts Center floated three satires...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Concerts @ the Park series kicks off

Alpine Bank of Durango and the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College have once again teamed up to present the Concerts @ The Park summer series, which will feature a diverse roster of...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Mancos group steps up work on rare Cranston Press

University of Pennsylvania professor Matt Neff is visiting Mancos this month to continue restoring a rare Cranston Letterpress, which is housed in the former Mancos Times-Tribune building in...

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

Arts Briefs

Summer block parties to be held in Bayfield The town of Bayfield and the Pine River Library will be hosting a series of community block parties this summer. The events will take place from 6-9...

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

Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Friday Live music and dancing on the patio with Eric Keifer, 6-9 p.m., and DJ Icite, 9 p.m. to close. Moe’s, 937 Main Ave., 259-9018. Andy Janowsky, 5:30-10 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main...

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

Studio & presents ‘Accumulation’

Contemporary textile art is getting its day. Starting Friday, a new show at Studio & , “Accumulation: An Examination of Process Through Textiles,” will feature the work of five artists – Minna Jain...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The Weekender

Dolores River Festival Make the ride over to Dolores on Saturday for the 13th annual Dolores River Festival. Featuring a full day of raft rides, a river parade, food and drinks, things for the...

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

‘The Conjuring 2’: Scary, but overstuffed

At one point deep into the slick and undeniably scary but annoyingly overstuffed “The Conjuring 2,” Patrick Wilson’s 1970s ghostbuster takes out an acoustic guitar that has been sitting untouched...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Warcraft,’ inspired by a video game, a convoluted waste of mental energy

Twenty minutes into “Warcraft,” viewers will already have been whisked to such fanciful places as Draenor, Azeroth, Stormwind – and a castle in the sky. The good news is there’s no quiz at the end....

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

The uphill battle for female-driven comedies in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES – “Bridesmaids” was supposed to change the game for the female-driven comedy. But each new movie is still treated like a beta test for the genre and the next unwitting subjects are...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Durango High drama program continues to impress on stage and off

School is out for most Durango High School students and staff, except for a notable group of high achievers. For 15 members of Troupe 1096, the DHS drama program, and program director Ben Mattson,...

DATE: June 4, 2016 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Lines to the ‘Max’ for ‘Saved by the Bell’ pop-up restaurant

CHICAGO – Fans of the old TV show “Saved by the Bell” are getting a chance to step back in time and feel like part of their favorite ’90s high school sitcom gang. But chances are they are eating...

DATE: June 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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