culture and entertainment

Lizzo’s 2-year-old song might still qualify at 2020 Grammys

NEW YORK – Lizzo’s breakthrough hit “Truth Hurts” is a 2-year-old song, but it still has a chance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Typically, older songs that become hits long after their initial release...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Jury selected in N.C. defamation lawsuit against author Sparks

RALEIGH, N.C. – A jury is ready to start hearing evidence in a federal lawsuit accusing novelist Nicholas Sparks of defaming the former headmaster of a private Christian school. The author of...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 16-22

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, ) Indian Horse In late 1950s Ontario, 7-year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Francis Ford Coppola on ‘Apocalypse Now’ 40 years later

NEW YORK – If filmmaking is a war, then “Apocalypse Now” was very nearly Francis Ford Coppola’s Waterloo. The battles Coppola fought while making his 1979 epic nearly destroyed him. A typhoon...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

San Francisco Opera cancels Domingo concert

The San Francisco Opera says it is canceling an October concert featuring Placido Domingo after the publication of an Associated Press story that quoted numerous women as saying they were sexually...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 14 Story Hour, 9:30 a.m., James Ranch, 33846 U.S. Highway 550. Fired Up Stories, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Terry Rickard, 2 p.m., Office...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

In wake of harassment allegations, Plácido Domingo disinvited from Philadelphia Orchestra season-opening gala

The Philadelphia Orchestra has pulled its invitation to tenor Plácido Domingo to headline its season-opening gala Sept. 18 in the wake of an Associated Press article in which nine women said he had...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Comedian Andy Dick reports attack in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Comedian Andy Dick said he was assaulted outside a New Orleans nightclub after performing in the French Quarter. Dick tells The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate he was...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Creative district selects community hubs to highlight

A boundary line has been proposed as part of a new creative district meant to spur artistic innovation and spark economic investment in town. The creative district is expected to encompass...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art show offers taste of installation planned for Hwy. 550/160

Bears, birds, mountains, the Animas River and other mainstays of Southwest Colorado will be featured in the laser-cut metal panels planned for the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, the most highly...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Story behind fake MAD magazine and TV Guide covers in ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino knew just what he wanted when he sought a fake TV Guide cover to feature in his movie “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood.” His art direction read: “Smirking Jake Cahill (sitting)...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Universal cancels controversial ‘Hunt’ in wake of shootings

NEW YORK – Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social thriller “The Hunt” in the wake of recent mass shootings and criticism from President Donald...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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