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William Schallert, actor and union activist, has died at 93

William Schallert, a veteran TV performer and Hollywood union leader who played Patty Duke’s father – and uncle – on television and led a long, contentious strike for actors, has died. Schallert...

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

In a France darkened by fear, Cannes hopes to supply light

NEW YORK – The first time Jodie Foster came to the Cannes Film Festival, she did so as a co-star in Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” and as a wide-eyed 13-year-old, soaking in the spectacle. “Taxi...

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

Salsa Dance Durango wants to spice up your Tuesday nights

There’s no denying it: Tuesday nights can be pretty boring. The weekend is long over, and the next seems like an eternity away. A group in Durango is trying to take a fairly ordinary evening and...

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

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

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