Reach Out Music Festival brings Christian music to Cortez

The Reach Out Music Festival this weekend will bring a mixture of Christian music artists to Cortez City Park. “We’re just trying to bring something positive to the community,” said event organizer...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Sunflower adds marquee

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Look to writers to learn about the West

The Western landscape has defined the American obsession with the outdoors. When John Wesley Powell explored the Colorado river, few people east of the Mississippi knew what lay out West or how to...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

‘Sixty Meters to Anywhere’ a brutally honest climbing book

Coping with addiction often involves defining a person’s life by what they can’t do. At the age of 23, Brendan Leonard was defining his life in that fashion. He couldn’t drink alcohol, and he...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Durango will say goodbye to the Arc of History

The Arc of History at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection is going away. On Tuesday, the Durango Public Art Commission decided to remove the controversial piece of public art after discussing...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Strater’s summer show offers new format

The Strater knows how to put on a show. Since 1962, the iconic hotel in downtown Durango has been entertaining people – tourists and locals alike – with its summer performances. This summer,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Library, Sunflower to show documentary ‘At the Fork’

The Journal The Cortez Public Library and Sunflower Theatre will show the documentary film “At the Fork” on Monday, Aug. 8. Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola and his vegetarian wife, Lisa, examine...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Southwest Civic Winds plays July 4 concert in Cortez

In a prelude to the Cortez fireworks show, Southwest Civic Winds will give a free concert starting at 7 p.m. Monday at the picnic pavilion in Centennial Park. The 57-member band is composed of...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Cortez Public Library plans to show documentary ‘Last Gold’

The Journal The Cortez Public Library plans to show the documentary film “The Last Gold” on Monday, July 11, in collaboration with the Sunflower Theatre. “The Last Gold” is the USA...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

‘Hour of the Bees’ a great summer read for young teens

Hour of the Bees by Linsay Eagar, a debut novel for young teens, is a perfect story for summer readers to keep them entertained indoors during the current heat wave. Hopefully, there will many more...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

A Top 10 list of books for summer reading

With the temperatures rising and the kids mostly out of school, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about what you want to read this summer. Whether you’re headed to an exotic locale...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

The tiniest art gallery: 8 cubic feet of work

Tucked into a teensy-tiny space in Studio & is what may very well be the smallest gallery in Durango. The Recess Gallery comes in at just over 8 cubic feet, and the art on display there is rotated...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment