culture and entertainment

Planning to hit the town on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve is rapidly approaching, begging the question: What are your plans? If you are still unsure, here are a few of the area’s parties being held: 2018 New Year’s Eve Celebration –...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Oscar contender or guilty pleasure? Filmgoers face tough decisions this season

As the year comes to a close, filmgoers face a decision at the ticket window: Should you prepare for awards season by catching up on the contenders, or shut off your brain for a couple hours and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Looking at 2018’s top pop culture moments

And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ... Wait. Was there any pop culture this year? Of course there was, but you could be forgiven for forgetting, because more than ever it was politics,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fire, films and changes mark memorable 2018 for the arts in Durango

In Durango, 2018 may best be remembered for the 416 Fire, which took over the summer season. But in Arts & Entertainment, it was a full year of music, books, art shows and theater (including new...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth reportedly got married

LOS ANGELES – Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to have tied the knot amid reports the couple got married in a secret wedding ceremony. Cyrus posted three black-and-white photos of her and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Art historian Sister Wendy Beckett has died. She was 88

LONDON – Sister Wendy Beckett, an art historian and critic who rose to prominence on TV late in life, has died. She was 88. The Carmelite Monastery of Quidenham said Beckett died at the monastery...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic sets new record on Spotify

NEW YORK – Mariah Carey’s 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve. Chart Data reported that “All I Want for Christmas Is You,”...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 28-Jan. 3

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Boy Erased Jared is the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents at age 19. He...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Director of Miller play leaves after dispute

NEW YORK – A seasoned Broadway director has parted company with a forthcoming Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” because, he says, the late playwright’s estate declined to let him...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Aquaman’: Hard to catch breath in this undersea adventure

How is the “Aquaman” movie? A better question might be: How are the “Aquaman” movies? The new action-adventure flick, a stand-alone spinoff of DC Comics’ “Justice League” franchise centering on the...

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

Caitlin Cannon reclaiming life’s challenges in new album

Caitlin Cannon is repurposing her inner trash. The local musician has written and recorded “TrashCannon” and has taken the project to KickStarter to get the money required to get the album mixed,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Is Centennial State a hot spot for extraterrestrial visitors?

Is Colorado a destination for those from other galaxies? Longmont-based author and paranormal investigator Richard Estep’s new book, “Colorado UFOs,” talks to those who claim they have seen UFOs...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

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