culture and entertainment

Dylan Farrow to publish two young adult fantasy novels

NEW YORK – Dylan Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two young adult novels. The story is set in a fantasy world where those in control of society use magic to change the truth....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Before ‘MTV Cribs’ and the Kardashians, there was Robin Leach’s ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’

Robin Leach, who died Thursday at 76, blazed a new trail in our celebrity- and wealth-obsessed culture. His idolizing of “champagne wishes and caviar dreams” wasn’t entirely new in American pop...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Photo: ‘Next to Normal’ opens at Durango Arts Center

“Next to Normal,” opened Thursday at Durango Arts Center and will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Thursday, Aug. 31, Sept. 6, 7 and 8. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee Sept. 9. The play...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Local musicians committed to the cause

Anthony McCargar’s coltish black kitten Beelzebub (“Bub”) is far less vicious than his name suggests. The whiskered guard stands in the doorway that leads to McCargar’s underground heavy metal...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Merely Players tickets available

Merely Players is now selling tickets for its 2018-19 season. The show lineup includes a found-space production of “Sense and Sensibility,” which will be presented in the Old Fort Library building...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango native competes for $15,000 on new game show

Being an armchair game show contestant is a piece of cake: We know all the answers to all the questions, and always hit the buzzer faster than the contestants on television. It’s not that easy in...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday Dolores Quilt Show, 9 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave., Dolores. Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., 375-3380. Lacey Black, ...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist to Trump for use of song

BOSTON – Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is again demanding that President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies. Tyler’s attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to the president...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Grammy-winning country star Gretchen Wilson arrested

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after what was described as a minor disturbance on an incoming flight. Wilson has...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Netflix draws flak for show about Mexico City elites

Netflix’s new reality show in Mexico hasn’t even premiered yet and already it’s garnering plenty of attention – a lot of it negative. Netflix announced Monday that “Made In Mexico,” which follows...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Argento denies sexual assault, says Bourdain made payment

NEW YORK – Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Danny Boyle departs James Bond over ‘creative differences’

NEW YORK – The next James Bond movie has lost its director. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, along with star Daniel Craig, announced Tuesday that Danny Boyle has exited the...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV