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Army recruiters released their first rap video this year; it wasn’t exactly a mic drop

The 3-minute music video for the song “Giving All I Got” has many of the hallmarks of an archetypical hip-hop production: shots of men in hoodies walking in slo-mo down a graffiti-filled corridor;...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Encore! New ‘Angelina Ballerina’ books in the works

NEW YORK – The beloved “Angelina Ballerina” picture books series is getting an encore. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced Monday that a reissue of the original book, “Angelina...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Kevin Costner plays a dog in the sappy tear-jerker ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’

“Sometimes I hate who I am.” In most movies, an expression of such existential angst is to be expected from the lips of a troubled teen – or a conflicted killer. But in the overheated (yet...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 7 Early Literacy Playdate, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Terry Rickard, 2 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave. Community Concerts featuring the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

NEW YORK – Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Indian Horse’ movie to open Aug. 11 at Animas City

“You can’t understand where you’re going if you don’t understand where you’ve been,” Saul Indian Horse says in the opening scene of the film “Indian Horse.” And for Indian Horse, looking back meant...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango playfest takes stage for second year

“I’m excited that we’re having a robust second year. I’m excited that we’re attracting so much nationally recognized talent to our community.” Terry Bacon, co-chairman of Durango PlayFest, can...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Mancos Days celebration takes over downtown

The annual Mancos Days celebration was filled with sun, love and Beatles over this past weekend. This was the 60th anniversary for the event, which features three days of celebrations and...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

A Grand Imperial melodrama

Fifty years ago, Gary Watkins was just a college kid looking for a summer job. Little did he know, 50 years later, he would be putting together a show to celebrate his past employment at the Grand...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration canceled after lineup, financial problems

Woodstock 50 organizers announced on Wednesday that the beleaguered music festival, which was to take place Aug. 16 through 18, is canceled. “We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 2-8

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Monday only) When a couple air-headed rock-star wannabes are faced with the...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, July 31 Terry Rickard, 2 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave. Community Concerts featuring Wells & Van Tyn, 5 p.m., $10, Secret Garden at The Rochester, 726 East Second Ave. Pete...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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