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View from the Fort

Although graduation is over and students have dispersed for the summer, our music faculty will be busy with a variety of performances, workshops and more. Marc Reed is coordinating the rehearsal...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | COLUMN: View from the Fort

‘It’s the soul of Durango’

The view of the Animas River from longtime local artist and gallery owner Karyn Gabaldon’s home studio is spectacular, and is the inspiration for her new show, “Homage to EL Rio De Las Animas...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Longtime chef: Prince fought throat, stomach pains recently

MINNEAPOLIS – On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward...

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

Jazz fest’s last day finishes soggy, but strong

NEW ORLEANS – Wind, rain and a lightning strike beside the stage where Bonnie Raitt was singing didn’t stop the soggy last day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival from rollicking to a...

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

At Tony Award nominations Tuesday, all eyes on ‘Hamilton’

NEW YORK – One thing practically assured on Tuesday is that the Broadway megahit “Hamilton” will get plenty of Tony Award nominations. The real question is how many. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s...

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

‘Elektra’: The first Freudian opera

For opera lovers today, “Elektra” is a period piece – a Freudian obsession filtered through searing early-20th century music. For opera fans in 1909, it was a shocker. Based on a Greek tragedy,...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Time to celebrate indie bookstores

For the past few years, a day has been put aside to celebrate independent bookstores. What started out as a day for just California stores has grown to encompass indie bookstores across the nation....

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Shrek’: From swap to a stage near you

You know the ogre with the crazy green ears and brown homespun vest who hangs out with a wisecracking donkey and a princess who looks just like him? Merely Players will be bringing them to life on...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Animas High School senior turns magic into money

While many kids dream of joining the magical world of Harry Potter, few set out to create their own magical effects and build a business in the process. But that’s exactly what Animas High School...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' turns life's lemons into furious pop

However many senses you have, Beyoncé wanted all of them working overtime on Saturday night with the presto-release of her sixth album, “Lemonade.” You could stream it as a dozen songs on Tidal, or...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima to be made into an opera

ALBUQUERQUE – Rudolfo Anaya’s famed novel Bless Me, Ultima, one of the most recognizable works of Mexican-American literature, is being made into an opera. National Hispanic Cultural Center in...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Prince record sales jump by 40,000 percent after death

After Prince’s death last Thursday, the nation mourned. Condolences and tributes poured out of cities and social media sites, honoring the Purple One. The Internet swelled with thought-pieces and...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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