culture and entertainment

For most performances, the no-applause rule is claptrap

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a sold-out production of “The Music Man” at the Durango Arts Center. I was amazed at how few people in the audience were applauding some really stellar singing...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Does art and culture boost Durango’s economy?

The city is going to take a hard look at the economic impact of arts and cultural nonprofits and invest in its public art collection in 2016. About 30 nonprofits in arts and culture will share how...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man buns, tiny houses and hacks: We’re over you

Spoiler alert: This is an unscientific look at some popular terms and favorite things of the year that we need to leave behind come 2016 because, frankly, they give us a headache. Need a warning so...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ crosses record $250M globally Friday

NEW YORK – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has already surpassed $100 million in North America and $250 million globally, setting it up for a record-breaking weekend. The Walt Disney Co. on...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Fortunato’s mystery ‘Dark Reservations’ a welcome addition to Western lore

This debut novel by real-life FBI Special Agent John Fortunato won the Tony Hillerman Prize for a first novel set in the Southwest. Fortunato spent much time on the vast Navajo Nation during his...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

The Weekender

There’s no denying – Christmas is coming For those of you who have been good boys and girls and have finished all your holiday shopping, you deserve a break, don’t you? And what better way to relax...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A dozen reasons to see ‘The Music Man’ in Durango

1. “The Music Man,” now playing at the Durango Arts Center, runs a swift, spritely course in only two hours with intermission. It’s fast, fun and tuneful. 2. Director Jason Lythgoe has assembled a...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Reply to violence: Making music more intensely

Before the music began Saturday night, guest conductor Thomas Heuser thanked sponsors and musicians. He made a few remarks about each work on the program. Then he acknowledged the tragedy that took...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Music

10 things to know about ‘Lulu’

1. Alban Berg’s opera “Lulu” tells a bleak tale of an alluring waif turned seductress whose life spirals downward to a tragic ending. 2. “Lulu” is based on two German Expressionist plays by Frank...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Weekender

Mountainfilm coming to Durango If you can’t come to Mountainfilm, then Mountainfilm on Tour will come to you ... or in this case, us, Saturday at the Durango Arts Center. The Tour is an offshoot of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The man who built the Arc of History

On an August day in 2014, a 20-foot-long structure of hand-broken stone was erected in Durango at the busy intersection of U.S. highways 160 and 550. Intended to be an innocuous piece of artwork...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Rep. J. Paul Brown to judge public art at Berndt Hall on Fort Lewis College campus

Ignacio Republican state Rep. J. Paul Brown has been appointed to a panel that will judge an art project at Fort Lewis College. As a member of the Art in Public Places Panel, Brown will examine an...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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