culture and entertainment

The tidal power of ‘Porgy and Bess’

Is “Porgy and Bess” an opera or a Broadway musical? Does “Porgy and Bess” represent the African American community in a racist way? Did composer George Gershwin and author DuBose Heyward...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Don’t tell the secret: DHS Troupe 1096 is setting a ‘Trap’

The student actors of Durango High School Troupe 1096 are setting a “Trap” for theater-goers in the form of their next production, and it’s going to be a doozy. Giving too much of the plot away...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Kirk Douglas rose from poverty to become a king of Hollywood

NEW YORK – He was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king. Douglas, the muscular, tempestuous actor with the dimpled chin, lived out an epic American story...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 7-13

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: Fleabag (Saturday and Sunday only) The one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s TV series “Fleabag,”...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Cuban writer honored for murder mystery

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) – When Teresa Dovalpage learned that her murder mystery “Queen of Bones” had been chosen by NBC News as one of the top “10 books from 2019 by and about Latinos,” she was surprised....

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 5 Early Literacy Playdate, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Knit Night, 5 p.m., Yarn Durango, 1125 South Camino del Rio, #300B. Donny Johnson, 5:30...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Shannen Doherty says she is battling stage 4 breast cancer

NEW YORK – Shannen Doherty is battling a recurrence of breast cancer that has progressed to stage four, telling fans “it’s a bitter pill to swallow.” “I definitely have days where I say, ‘Why me?’...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Atari plans to open video game-themed resorts in eight U.S. cities

LAS VEGAS – Atari, the arcade game company that ushered in the gaming revolution in the 1980s, is opening eight video game-themed hotels across the United States, including ones in Las Vegas and...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

10 ads to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

NEW YORK – This year’s Super Bowl won’t be a politics-free zone, as both President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will air campaign ads during the game. But...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Author Sandra Cisneros digs in on support of ‘American Dirt’

ALBUQUERQUE – Celebrated Mexican American author Sandra Cisneros is refusing to back down from her support for the novel, “American Dirt,” despite outcry from other Latino writers amid charges of...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Review: Art at the intersection

A week ago, conceptual artist Trey Duvall met with Fort Lewis College students in the Art Gallery to introduce his site-specific installation: “Hat On A Hat.” Standing in the middle of what seemed...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Baker who sparked Supreme Court case has book deal

NEW YORK – The Colorado baker whose refusal to design a wedding cake for a gay couple led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling and made him a conservative hero now has a book deal. Jack Phillips’...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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