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Kesha says she was offered 'freedom' if she recanted her rape claim

In a furious Instagram post Sunday, embattled pop star Kesha claimed she had been offered “freedom” – presumably from her binding contract with Sony producer Lukasz Gottwald, aka “Dr. Luke” – if...

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

O.J. Simpson courtroom-sketch artist: ‘O.J. was miscast’ in FX’s crime miniseries

Soon after Bill Robles flipped on the set, he knew these TV producers had gotten it all wrong. Cuba Gooding Jr., a man of somewhat smaller stature, simply didn’t embody O.J. Simpson, Robles...

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

The Weekender

State Street Ballet bring ‘Carmen’ to town If it’s drama you’re after, you need look no further than the ballet “Carmen” – It’s got everything: Lust, love, law-breaking and ... murder. Oh, and...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Art abounds at Creativity Festivity

When my daughter was about 7 years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college – that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me,...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Diane West, one block down

If you weren’t paying close attention, you may not have even noticed that Diane West moved her Jewelry & Art Gallery in downtown Durango. The move – from 934 Main Ave. to 820 – was just over one...

DATE: March 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Oscars 2016

Washington Post movie critics Ann Hornaday, Michael O’Sullivan and Stephanie Merry picked the movies they think will win, should win and should have been nominated: BEST PICTURE Nominees: “The Big...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Cowboy Poetry favorite Jeneve Mitchell on ‘American Idol’

After becoming a favorite at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Jeneve Rose Mitchell is making her mark on “American Idol.” Still in braces at 15, she’s made the top 14 and will perform Wednesday and...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Louisa’s Movie House: Surviving in the age of streaming

Streaming video and Redbox have largely conquered a market that used to belong to video rental stores. But Louisa’s Movie House in Durango has survived, and it is planning a move to Town Plaza the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Looking back at life and art at 40

It’s no surprise that the era in which we live influences who we are. Pop culture fads and tensions, generational zeitgeist and major news events create common bonds that travel across cultural and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

New toy!

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photographs show pain, sorrow and dreams

A mysterious person standing at a pond and wearing a mask. A young man with a crown of leaves on his head. An old woman’s mouth covered with a fish. Portraits of other women looking straight into...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

How sweet it is as DAC honors supporters

Durango has many glamorous events, but few are both as elegant and heartfelt as the Durango Arts Center’s Sweetheart of the Arts. The DAC switched it up a bit this year, holding it on Thursday...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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