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Kenny Rogers admitted to hospital, treated for dehydration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Entertainer Kenny Rogers has been admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration, according to his official Twitter account. A statement posted Friday said he would remain there...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Octavia Spencer as a horror-movie villain? Yes, and she’s actually really good

As a movie villain, the titular mischief-maker of the psychological horror film “Ma” – an unhinged middle-aged enabler whose house becomes Party Central for a gaggle of teens looking for a place to...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Local musician Alex Blocker releases new video

Local musician Alex Blocker has released his latest music video, “Makes Me Wonder II,” the second video off his latest album, “Heartbreak Radio.” He also has a show scheduled for June 24 at Animas...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Durangoans upcycle for the environment

Single-use plastic shopping bags are seemingly everywhere: Drive down a road and chances are pretty good you’ll see a bag snagged in a tree or caught up in a breeze, boogeying across a parking lot....

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

Arts Calendar

Note: The 11th annual Durango Chamber Music Festival will run June 3-7 and June 10-14. All concerts will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. For more information, visit...

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

Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s musician, dies

NEW YORK – Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family. No details...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango May 31-June 6

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Amazing Grace Concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Nat Geo’s ‘Hot Zone’ runs cold on action

This goes out to those co-workers who leave damp paper towels on the floor of the office bathroom because they’re too afraid to touch the door handle after they wash their hands. You know who you...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Tony Horwitz, ‘Confederates in the Attic’ author, dies at 60

BOSTON – Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the best-selling author of “Confederates in the Attic,” has died. He was 60. Sarah Hutson, director of publicity at Penguin Press,...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: ‘My Favorite Murder’ co-hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are expanding their empire

“True crime has always been popular,” Karen Kilgariff says. The fascination may be as old as murder itself, “but now people are acknowledging it instead of hiding in their houses watching four...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Mancos Creative District celebrates new mural

The Mancos Public Library has a new literary-themed mural, showcasing the artistic handiwork from local National Art Honor Society students. After months of planning and painting, the mural was...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Move along’: Stormtroopers ready for Star Wars land crowds

LOS ANGELES – Disneyland’s new Galaxy’s Edge attraction promises to transport visitors to a new locale in the Star Wars universe, but any who overstay their visit might not catch their ride on the...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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