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

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

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