Four Corners Gem and Mineral show turns 65

For the 65th year, the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club will host its weekend-long Gem and Mineral Show at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Randy Ferris, current president of the club, which was...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Silverton launches innovative play festival

The latest chapter in the history of American theater is being written right now in Silverton. The Silverton Theatre Mine is a nonprofit organization that is hosting its first full festival of new...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

San Juan String Band plays to educate and entertain

Not many musicians can whip up a crowd with songs about dirt and humidity and then bring down the house with the appearance of Smokey Bear. But the San Juan String Band has been doing just that...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Durango’s J-Calvin brings Amy Winehouse’s music to life

Amy Winehouse may have lived a short life, but her music lives on, and for one night in Durango, you can hear it live, courtesy of Durango’s J-Calvin. Winehouse exploded onto the music scene in the...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Circus classes teach kids confidence, life lessons

A handful of girls, in full costume and stage makeup, took over the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel on Wednesday night to practice for the show they are putting on this weekend. The kids were...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Sony to release Gary Hart drama starring Hugh Jackman

LOS ANGELES — Sony Pictures has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for a film about Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential bid. The studio said Thursday that it will release “The Front Runner” in...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Brewer wins gold at World Beer Cup

Competing with craft beers from around the world, Steamworks Brewing Co.’s Night Train topped the Dark Lager category at the 2018 World Beer Cup, earning a Gold Award in the international judging....

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Iconic guitar maker Gibson files for bankruptcy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The maker of the Gibson guitar, omnipresent for decades on the American music stage, is filing for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt. A pre-negotiated...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

El Moro chef pairs beer, dinner at New York’s James Beard House

When tasked with pairing beer with food at an elite level, El Moro Spirits and Tavern Executive Chef Sean Clark brought a taste of home to the global culinary stage at the James Beard House in New...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Stillwater now offering private music lessons

Stillwater Music has taken on the private lesson program offered by the now-closed Katzin Music. Jeroen van Tyn, executive director of Stillwater, said given his organization’s mission of providing...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Mangan fuses family and guitars in Cortez string business

The next time you listen to a band, you just might be hearing the strumming sounds of guitar strings made by Curt Mangan Fusion Matched Strings. Curt Mangan, owner of Curt Mangan Fusion Matched...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will wrap up Southwest Colorado concerts

Southwest Colorado Concerts’ 2017-2018 season wraps up with the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. The orchestra, under the guidance of singer and director Nick Hilscher, will perform at...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment