Casting call: Post-Civil War film to be shot in Southwest Colorado

A film about families torn apart after the Civil War is expected to be shot in Southwest Colorado and feature local rodeo talent. “The Orphan Train” tells the story of a Union soldier seeking his...

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

Willowtail Springs preparing future artists through residencies

Six Durango High School students took part in Willowtail Springs’ first student artist-in-residence retreat Oct. 18-20. The event gave students the chance to see what a working artist goes through...

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

‘The Heroes’ merges Navajo origin story with comics

The legend of the Monster Slayer Twins is an important part of the Navajo creation story. And soon, an adaptation of the story will be gracing the shelves of comic book stores around the Four...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Mancos’ first DocFest plans weekend of films

The inaugural Mancos DocFest will kick off tonight at the Mancos Opera House, 136 West Grand Ave., with the theme of “belonging” – to a place, to each other and to ourselves. There are four 2-hour...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Cowboy poet Sam Noble takes the stage again

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is celebrating three decades of entertaining this weekend, and Sam Noble has been with it the entire time. “When they first put the Cowboy Poetry Gathering together...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

REZ-olution X is going to rock Ignacio

The Sky Ute Fairgrounds is going to rock Saturday. For the 10th year, REZ-olution X, the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Youth Concert, will feature an afternoon of rock and metal bands, most from the...

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

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

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