culture and entertainment

Can you sing? Durango Voice wants to hear

Manna will present the annual Durango Voice fundraiser – similar to the TV show “The Voice” – on Feb. 23 at the Henry Strater Theatre, and auditions are now open. If you are just starting out or...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Spider-Verse’ lives up to the hype

Miles Morales makes the most of his Hollywood moment. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the multidimensional mind-trip from Sony Pictures Animation, feels less like the seventh Spider-Man movie...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Durango works to establish a creative district

Nearby towns and cities like Mancos, Telluride and Grand Junction recently established art districts to cultivate rich, vibrant communities. It begs the question why Durango – home to an active...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 14-20

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Beautiful Boy Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, “Beautiful Boy”...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

NEW YORK – Female-led films have consistently outperformed male-led movies at the box office, according to a study initiated by Time’s Up, the organization formed by prominent women in the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

New book from Crow Canyon’s Kari Schleher wins ‘Best of 2018’ award

A new book by Kari Schleher with of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has been named one of the best of 2018. “The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos ” (University of New Mexico...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Green Book’ is the rare Hollywood crowd-pleaser that triumphs on all counts

The title of “Green Book” derives from a period when African-Americans often traveled at their own risk, especially in the Jim Crow South. Unwelcome in many restaurants, hotels and other public...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

When it comes to gifts for kids, don’t forget books

Our recent snow is a reminder that Santa will be coming soon. Books can be just the right gift because they educate and entertain children over and over again. Here are some suggestions that will...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Gary Hart movie revisits scandal that seems quaint now

“The Front Runner” chronicles 21 tumultuous days in 1987 when the worlds of politics, journalism and entertainment tilted on their respective axes, a seismic shift in priorities and protocol that...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ignacio theater goes down yellow brick road with ‘Wizard’

Ignacio High School will be transformed into the land of Oz this weekend, as Jennifer Boniface’s drama students stage “Wizard of Oz.” With a cast of about 35 middle and high school students,...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Bob’s Yr Uncle bringing music to Noel Night

Friday, downtown Durango will be awash in activity as the town kicks the holiday season into full gear. Along with shops offering a host a deals on goods, there will be plenty of hot chocolate and...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

A passer-by calls 911 about a man dangling from a roof; it was a Clark Griswold dummy

It was only minutes before sunrise when Alfred Norwood Jr. slammed on his brakes, stopping his truck in the middle of the road, and turned on his hazard lights. The 65-year-old veteran from Austin,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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