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Little Richard, flamboyant rock ’n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ’n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

J-Calvin drops new single just when we need it

Local soul-funk-groove band J-Calvin has released a new single, and it couldn’t come at a better time, said Jesse Ogle, the band’s bass player and leader-composer. “We thought it was a great time...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Jon Stickley Trio tough to classify

You won’t pigeonhole Jon Stickley. The Asheville, North Carolina-based guitar player, with ties to Durango through Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, would on paper be a bluegrass musician. Outside...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Our view: Like peanut butter and chocolate, ‘Lay Down’ just works

How is this for an American story: On the third day of February 1947, auspiciously under the sign of Aquarius, a child, Melanie Anne, was born in Queens, New York, to Freddie Safka, a...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Durango dancer keeping on her toes

Francesca Bianchi was working through her sophomore year at Point Park University in Pittsburgh when the coronavirus pandemic hit and she was sent back home to Durango. A jazz dance major who is...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Singing Surgeon: Dr. Elvis cuts EP to aid COVID-19 fund

NEW YORK – Elvis Francois, the orthopedic surgery resident who has gone viral with his top-notch live performances at hospitals, knew from adolescence he wanted to help heal the world through...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Residents stay safe while being stylish

Durango may never be accused of being the most stylish town, but when it comes to rocking a customized face covering as a way to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we make it look good....

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Marvel remakes release calendar; ‘Mulan’ moves to late July

NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of “Mulan” and pushing...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Local comedians help find the humor

March seriously felt like it was made up of 31 years rather than days. And as the stay-at-home orders continues for Colorado – and most of the nation – until at least the end of April, nerves are...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, “ “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand washing

NEW YORK – Elmo, Rooster and Cookie Monster are doing their part to help keep kids safe as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on. The beloved Sesame Street Muppets are featured in some of four new...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Colorado Symphony performs remotely while practicing social distancing

While the news can seem a little heavy the past few weeks, there are still moments of brightness and beauty. Neighbors helping neighbors, webcasts of puppies, residents taking the necessary...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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