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The Smothers Brothers mark their CBS firing 50 years ago

NEW YORK – Getting fired from work isn’t usually a cause to celebrate. But the Smothers Brothers aren’t your run-of-the-mill comedians. The duo has stepped out of retirement to commemorate the day...

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

Russi Taylor, longtime voice of Minnie Mouse, dies at 75

GLENDALE, Calif. – Russi Taylor, an actress who gave voice to Minnie Mouse for more than three decades, has died. Walt Disney Co. chairman Bob Iger announced Taylor’s death in a statement Saturday....

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Author: ‘I just sit down and let it roll’

Durangoan Ed Lehner has a lot on his plate. The retired professor is a luthier, poet, does work as an instrument repairman for the Be Frank Foundation and is a self-proclaimed “kind of a hack”...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Music in the Mountains concludes with an evening of comedy and tragedy

If you have to say goodbye, if you have to close a winning music festival, why not go out in style? Guillermo Figueroa and the Festival Orchestra will do just that at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Trump lashes out at Sweden after rapper A$AP Rocky charged

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is lashing out at Sweden after a prosecutor there charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month. Trump is reacting on Twitter,...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Woodstock 50 festival moves to Maryland

Organizers of Woodstock 50 have decided to move the commemorative music festival from Upstate New York to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, according to the office of Howard County...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

‘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: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Animas City Theatre to host Snazzy Licks

Animas City Theatre will host Industry Nights with Snazzy Licks from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday at the theater, 128 E. College Drive. Snazzy Licks is a spin off duo project consisting of two...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Humane Society to host Bow Wow Film Festival

La Plata County Humane Society will present the fifth annual Bow Wow Film Festival at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. The film festival will celebrate canine...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mancos celebrates burros

MANCOS – It was a wild scene of hees and haws in Mancos on Saturday, as the inaugural Burrofest took over downtown. The event drew onlookers from all over the Four Corners. They came to see 14...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ a misty-eyed valentine to La La Land – with just a touch of B-movie gore

A deep core of sadness lurks in even the sunniest corners of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino’s valentine to the Los Angeles of his youth. Set in 1969, six months before followers...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Actor Rutger Hauer, of ‘Blade Runner’ fame, has died at 75

NEW YORK – Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in “Blade Runner” opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was 75. Hauer’s...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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