culture and entertainment

Durango Arts Center slowly reopening

It’s going to be nice when the first couple of sentences of an A&E story – or any story, for that matter – don’t start off with something to the effect of: “Because of the COVID-19 lockdown ...” or...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy-winning country group The Dixie Chicks have dropped the word Dixie from their name, now going by The Chicks. The band’s social media accounts and website were changed on...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Stadium 9 to reopen movie screens Friday

With all of the difficult stuff going on in the world, a little good news: Starting Friday, Stadium 9 in Durango will be firing up the projectors and movies will return – safely. Because of the...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Scaled-down Toronto Film Festival plans virtual red carpets

NEW YORK – The Toronto International Film Festival, one of the leading launching pads for fall movies and Oscar contenders, on Wednesday announced plans for a smaller 2020 edition with virtual red...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

New this week: ‘Clemency,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Movies “Clemency.” Alfre Woodard gives a...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for use of blackface in sketches

NEW YORK – Jimmy Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but said his delay in addressing the subject came in part to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with rape, sexual assault

LOS ANGELES – Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday. The counts make the 67-year-old Jeremy...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Love, Victor’ tells journey of a Latino gay teen

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The 2018 film, “Love, Simon,” brought a fresh perspective to the first love, coming-of-age genre through the eyes of a gay teen. Exploring love’s innocence, isolation and fear of...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Kurt Cobain’s guitar sells for sky-high $6 million

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana’s 1993 “MTV Unplugged” performance months before his death sold for an eye-popping $6 million at...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Do the Right Thing’ available for free rental

LOS ANGELES – “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on several platforms all week and an online discussion will be held with director Spike Lee on his 1989 film about racism, protests, police...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Editor’s note: It’s awesome to see events making their way back into the weekly A&E calendar after these crazy few months. If you have an event – including livestreams – please submit them to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Custom guitar from Prince’s 1980s prime sells for $563,500

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A custom guitar played by Prince at the height of his stardom in the 1980s and 1990s has sold for a staggering $563,500 at auction. The “Blue Angel” Cloud 2 electric guitar...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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