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‘Me Before You’ has a disabled main character – but activists are angry. Here’s why.

Hollywood has a history of snubbing minority groups, but there’s been some incremental progress recently. Just look at “Master of None,” “Creed,” “Transparent,” “Straight Outta Compton” and “Fresh...

DATE: June 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

'What? Taylor and Calvin broke up?' Fans await 'revenge tunes.'

The pop-meets-electro-house mashup that was the romance between Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris is no more. Or so it is reported. Plenty of fans don’t want to believe it, though, and are praying for...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Frank Sinatra stage musical in the works for 2018

NEW YORK – A new jukebox stage musical about the life of Frank Sinatra is in the works. The late singer’s family has teamed up with the Ambassador Theatre Group and movie producer Stewart Till to...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The tiniest art gallery: 8 cubic feet of work

Tucked into a teensy-tiny space in Studio & is what may very well be the smallest gallery in Durango. The Recess Gallery comes in at just over 8 cubic feet, and the art on display there is rotated...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Get lost in summer reading

With the temperatures risng and the kids mostly out of school, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about what you want to read this summer. Whether you’re headed to an exotic locale...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

Friday Radical Dimensions in Glass Mosaic with Kelley Knickerbocker, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave., Mancos, www.schoolofthewest.org. Andy Janowsky, 5:30-10 p.m., Diamond...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Official: Prince died of opioid overdose

CHICAGO – Tests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Director Thomas Kail on how the best idea won at ‘Hamilton’

NEW YORK – Director Thomas Kail had a free night in New York a few days ago and went to see “The Phantom of the Opera” for the first time. He had a special reason to check out the longest-running...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

’Skylanders’ adding custom characters in next game installment

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The population of Skylands will be booming come fall. Activision is introducing the option for “Skylanders” players to create their own characters in the series’ fifth...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Paul Simon: Still adventurous after all these years

NEW YORK – Look at the liner notes on Paul Simon’s new disc, “Stranger to Stranger,” and it seems like a laboratory of exotic instruments. Musicians use a mbira, a bamboo marimba, cloud chamber...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Doom’: A thrilling, remorseless video game adventure

The burden of every shooter game is to create a viable frame for its violence, a scenario that can justify pulling a trigger or clicking a mouse button over and over. “Doom,” the ferocious new...

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Breaking Bad’ actors lend help in New Mexico race

ALBUQUERQUE – Tony Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston is giving a fellow actor from “Breaking Bad” some help in his race for a New Mexico county commissioner’s seat. Cranston is joining comedian...

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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