FLC launches recital program with chamber music

At 3 p.m. Sunday in Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College, a program of chamber music will be performed by three faculty members plus one. Titled “Piano Quartets of the Masters: Mozart, Mahler...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

40 years ago, Tamarron was the site of a cinematic disaster

On Feb 8, 1978, more than 800 residents lined the street in front of the Strater Hotel, hoping to be in an avalanche. Not a real one but a cinematic one – the film “Avalanche,” directed by Corey...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

‘Meg’ is big but has no teeth

Notwithstanding its obvious similarities to a certain summer-of-’75 blockbuster about a great white shark, the new “Jaws”-on-steroids thriller “The Meg” – about a 75-foot shark – may remind you of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Bringing Pokémon to Durango

When 10-year-old Samson Drake was given Pokémon cards a little more than a year ago, he couldn’t have known where the gift from his cousin would take him. Now, the Durangoan will compete in the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

A musical prelude from out of the 416 Fire’s ashes

Composer David Sterrett’s prelude, “Brighter Than the Flames,” opened the 2018 Music in the Mountains festival as a tribute to the men and women who battled the 416 Fire. That was July 13, when...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Music in the Mountains offers two preludes, Mozart and Mussorgsky

“Right now, I couldn’t be happier,” Dallas composer David Sterrett said during intermission on opening night, July 13, at Music in the Mountains. His new composition, “Brighter Than the Flames,”...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

New kids’ book explores country’s national parks

Durango author Kate Siber has recently published her first children’s book, National Parks of the U.S.A. This book is beautifully executed with wonderful illustrations by Los Angeles artist Chris...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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