culture and entertainment

Puccini mines U.S. Gold Rush in latest Met Live in HD

Giacomo Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West” (“The Girl of the Golden West”) is a spaghetti opera filled with more clichés than a horse has flies. Based on a popular melodrama by American playwright...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Halloween Calendar

Here are some of the events happening for Halloween: Friday 4 p.m.: Ignacio Senior Center Halloween Community Carnival. Haunted house, costume contest, food and more. $1-$5, Ignacio Senior Center,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

What a way to make a living: Durango High School Troupe 1096 to stage ‘9 to 5’

Durango High School Troupe 1096 will be staging a battle of the sexes royale with its fall musical “9 to 5” starting next week, and it’s not a show you want to miss. Based on the 1980 hit movie...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Movies playing in Durango Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: Frankenstein (1 p.m. Sunday only) Features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Readers pick America’s best-loved novel in nationwide vote

LOS ANGELES – “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overcame wizards and time travelers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1961...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Halloween’ crushed the box office – and Jamie Lee Curtis made history

Some celebrities claim to ignore the business side of the industry – they say they don’t pay attention to how high their song climbs on the radio charts, or how many people watch their TV show, or...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

After making a hit, ‘Making a Murderer’ returns with second season

NEW YORK – The “Making a Murderer” filmmakers were in many ways in a race against the clock to make part two of their series, now available on Netflix. “We were in post-production from day one,”...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Local First, city of Durango leading effort to establish a creative district

Work is underway to establish a state-certified creative district in Durango that could draw in additional tourists and help build the local economy. A creative district certification could...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The ultimate Halloween battle

Director David Gordon Green got his start with art-house dramas but is perhaps best known for the baked humor of “Pineapple Express.” So it’s apt that, despite plenty of gore, his version of...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Making a Murderer’ is back for Season 2 – here’s what you need to know

“The truth always comes out sooner or later.” Those are the final words we hear from Steven Avery in the first season of “Making a Murderer,” the gripping Netflix docuseries that examined the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Changes announced for MET Live in HD shows

On Oct. 13, the MET Live in HD officially began at Fort Lewis College. It was a so-called “encore” performance, not the originally scheduled live stream on Oct. 6, as schedule by the Met itself....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘The Heroes’ merges Navajo origin story with comics

The legend of the Monster Slayer Twins is an important part of the Navajo creation story. And soon, an adaptation of the story will be gracing the shelves of comic book stores around the Four...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

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