culture and entertainment

Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange

Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and fans can come along. The iconic group announced Monday that they will play two concerts...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

This horror movie for kids mixes high-tech special effects and old-school storytelling

Spookiness rattles the screen just enough to give kids a shiver – and more than a few laughs – in “The House with a Clock in Its Walls.” Because it takes place in 1955, neither laptop nor cellphone...

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

Quadrivium launches opera season in recital format

The program for “A Night at the Opera” is so full, it brims with operatic snapshots from Handel to Stravinsky. Solos, duets, trios and quartets will unfold both familiar and new works and probably...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Banned Books Week highlights value of free and open access

Toni Morrison, J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, John Green. These authors are some of the most banned or challenged writers in the United States. Their stories have consistently make the list of books...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Catching up with author Rebecca Clarren

Rebecca Clarren has just published her first novel “Kickdown.” She has a strong connection to Durango and will be at Maria’s Bookshop on Thursday. How long ago and for how long did you live in...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Former Durangoan tackles small-town life in debut novel

Former Durangoan Rebecca Clarren has released her first novel, “Kickdown.” Her experience as a journalist here and in Paonia led to her working for High Country News. As an investigative reporter,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Annual Fall Art Walk gets public through doors while keeping it interesting

There are no art museums in Durango to bring the community touring Van Goghs, large-scale surreal installations or other visual delights. Local galleries and Durango Arts Center are left to fill...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film set for 2020 release

LONDON – American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Sept. 21-27

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (11 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday only) Christopher,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. The petition to the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been signed by more than...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Sesame Street’ wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren’t gay

NEW YORK – The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday that the characters are best friends and have many human...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Who’s behind the murals going up around Durango?

Art matters for Hayley Kirkman, and that’s pretty evident around Durango. Murals popping up around town, first on the side of Durango Joe’s on College Drive and now behind Kroegers Ace Hardware ...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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