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Title, book cover announced for ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel

NEW YORK – “The Hunger Games” prequel has a title and a book cover. Suzanne Collins’ “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is due out May 19. Scholastic announced the title Friday along with the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Comedian Andy Dick pleads not guilty to groping driver

LOS ANGELES – Comedian Andy Dick has pleaded not guilty to groping a driver from a ride-hailing service. Dick entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles to one count of misdemeanor sexual battery....

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Police: ‘Jersey Shore’ star arrested in LA after struggle

LOS ANGELES – “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested early Friday on suspicion of kidnapping in Los Angeles and had to be shocked with a stun gun while being taken into custody, police...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies

NEW YORK – Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as “Julia,” has died. She was 84....

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sorrel Sky to host benefit for Wolfwood

At Sorrel Sky Gallery next weekend, it’s all about the residents of Wolfwood Refuge, the Ignacio nonprofit that offers safe haven to 60 wolves and wolf-dogs. Wildlife artist Edward Aldrich is...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The return of highland games

Kilts, hammers, highland dancing and Celtic music will once again be held this weekend at Riverside Park in Aztec. Started by a group of locals with Irish and Scottish ancestry, the Aztec Highland...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Comedy Warriors fight adversity with humor

Joe Kashnow served in Iraq with the 4th Infantry Division from April to September 2003. He was wounded by a roadside bomb, and ultimately had to have his right leg amputated below the knee. Not...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Placido Domingo resigns as general director of LA Opera

SAN FRANCISCO – Opera star Placido Domingo resigned Wednesday as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from all future performances after multiple allegations from women who say...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Oct. 4-10

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Brittany Runs a Marathon Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Everyone talking about ‘Joker’

LOS ANGELES – There may be no such thing as bad publicity, but the spotlight on “Joker” is testing the limits of that old cliché. The origin story about the classic Batman villain has inspired...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 2 Three Rivers Art Center used book sale and secondhand store, 10 a.m., Three Rivers Art Center and Gallery, 123 W. Main St., Farmington. Early Literacy Playdate, 10:30 a.m.,...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Homeless woman’s viral subway opera performance may get her off the streets

Her piercing soprano ricocheted off the subway’s concrete walls, drowning out the robot announcing the next train’s arrival. The vocalist stood by herself near the end of the platform, holding a...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

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