culture and entertainment

Taylor Swift shakes Sundance with revealing documentary

PARK CITY, Utah – The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles her...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Punk’d’ to be revived with Chance the Rapper doing pranks

NEW YORK – Celebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived. And this time Chance the Rapper is the one doing the punk’ing. MTV Studios and Quibi said Friday they are teaming up to revive the show...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Winter Pride events take over Durango, Purgatory

This time of winter can be tough – the holidays are over and the cold can settle in for what seems like an eternity. Fortunately for Durango, we have Snowdown coming up and, for the third year,...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Writing The Woods’ rescheduled

The Journal Lorena Williams, a local writer and wildland firefighter, will lead several workshops in February at Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center in Mancos. The first class,...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sundance festival kicks off with Taylor Swift, ‘Crip Camp’

PARK CITY, Utah – Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where about 118 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday. Streaming companies are...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Chevel Shepherd returns to Farmington to perform in June

Chevel Shepherd, country singer and winner of “The Voice,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the Farmington Civic Center. Tickets are $25-$28 and are on sale now online at www.fmtn.org/shows ,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Merely Players to open new production

Merely Players will stage its latest production, “Macbeth,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 and 27-29 and 2 p.m. March 1 at Durango Arts center, 802 East Second Ave. Tickets cost $26. To buy tickets and...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

DHS student accepted into honors band

Durango High School Jazz Band member Ella Gavlinski (piano) was accepted into the Western Slope Advanced Honor Jazz Band. It was her fourth year in a row performing with the Advanced Honor Jazz...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango Jan. 24-30

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: All My Sons (Saturday and Sunday) America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

LONDON – Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian” and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died after a...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 22 Teen Time, 4 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Knit Night, 5 p.m., Yarn Durango, 1125 South Camino del Rio, #300B. Don Roberts, author of “Wellness...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne announces Parkinson’s diagnosis

NEW YORK – Rocker Ozzy Osbourne says that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement. The 71-year-old Grammy winner and former vocalist for the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

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