culture and entertainment

Dolly Parton to be honored at 2019 MusiCares

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Entertainer, actress, singer and songwriter Dolly Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute event next year. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Sept. 7-13

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Leave No Trace Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Woodward book puts White House back in damage-control mode

WASHINGTON – An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon is roiling the White House, as current and former aides of President Donald Trump are quoted...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Roseanne Barr says she plans to be in Israel when ‘The Conners’ spinoff debuts

For the debut of “The Conners” – the ABC sitcom formerly known as “Roseanne” until its namesake star was chucked for making racist remarks on Twitter – don’t expect one potential critic to weigh...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Booth registration now open for Studio &’s Bizarre Bazaar

Every December, Studio & Gallery hosts the Bizarre Bazaar, which is a cross between a holiday bazaar and a Turkish bazaar. The gallery’s space is filled with 23 local artists who are selling their...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Cosby’ actor thankful for support about grocery store job

TRENTON, N.J. – An actor who was a regular on “The Cosby Show” said he’s thankful for the support he has received since photos of him working at a grocery store showed up on news sites. Geoffrey...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

No place like the rightful home: Stolen ruby slippers from ‘Wizard of Oz’ recovered by FBI

A rare pair of red sequined slippers that Judy Garland wore in the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” have been found, the FBI announced Tuesday, nearly 13 years after the iconic shoes were stolen...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is thrilled about her ‘Veep’ return

NEW YORK – Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on “Veep” and said it feels “fantastic.” The star of the HBO comedy series revealed last September that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Longtime Durango philanthropist and orchid conservationist dies

Beatrice “Mickie” Thurston, a Durango philanthropist who supported the environment, archaeology and the arts, died last week at home on her farm south of town. She was 86. “She was brilliant, but...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raven Narratives shows canceled by 416 Fire to be staged

The 416 Fire took over the area this summer, resulting in the cancellation of all sorts of activities and events – including the Raven Narratives storytelling event scheduled for June in Silverton....

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

What the film ‘Operation Finale’ gets wrong

In fall 1957, as the world was moving on from World War II and the extermination of 6 million Jews, a teenage girl knocked on the door of a modest home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her name was...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Orson Welles died before finishing his final film. It will debut this weekend after years of legal battles.

In 1937, radio and Broadway wiz kid Orson Welles found himself in a raging brawl with Ernest Hemingway. Picture it: a baby-faced matador up against a particularly self-aggrandizing bull. Welles,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV