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Review: ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ repeats what worked in the first film, to good effect

There’s a repetitive – but not necessarily redundant – quality to “Zombieland: Double Tap,” a violent, funny and satisfying sequel to the 2009 cult hit zombie comedy about a quartet of human...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Two writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’

NEW YORK – There’s a debate about the truth behind Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.” Lizzo’s breakthrough tune, which spent six weeks on top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this year, features the signature...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

O’Keeffe Museum wins grant for ‘Spring’ conservation

SANTA FE – The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has won a grant from Bank of America that will support conservation of the artist’s pivotal painting titled “Spring.” In addition to supporting research and...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A weekend of plays on tap for Durango Arts Center

When actors take the stage this weekend to perform during the ninth annual 10-Minute Play festival, Arizona-based playwright Mike Solomson will see two of his pieces come to life on stage....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

REEL ROCK 14 celebrates climbers

There is a community of athletes who go to great – and, more often than not, dangerous – heights for their sport. Sometimes with little fanfare. Enter REEL ROCK Film Tour. Since it was founded in...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ eyes future

Joel Hodgson is putting on the red jumpsuit for the last time. He started playing Joel Robinson in 1988, “just another face” – per the old “Mystery Science Theater 3000” theme song – who did a good...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 16 Teen Time, 4 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Knit Night, 5 p.m., Yarn Durango, 1125 South Camino del Rio. Weekly Wednesday Night Bluegrass Jam, 6 p.m.,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

NEW YORK – The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 class. The organization announced Tuesday that...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Review: Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’ is an ambitious experiment gone horribly wrong

It feels appropriate that the hit man clone thriller “Gemini Man” is itself a Frankenstein’s monster of a movie. Over the past two decades, the project was written and rewritten by a small army of...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Natalie Merchant honored with Lennon award

NEW YORK – At this stage of her life, Natalie Merchant is more proud of getting an honor named for John Lennon because of what it says about her activism than her music. The singer is the sixth...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78

LOS ANGELES – Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in “Jackie Brown,” died Friday. He...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Shepard Smith resigns from Fox News

Shepard Smith, one of Fox News’ leading anchors and a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, will step down from the network, effective immediately, the network announced Friday. Smith, Fox’s...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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