Position: Herald Arts & Entertainment editor

Banned Books Week highlights value of free and open access

Toni Morrison, J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, John Green. These authors are some of the most banned or challenged writers in the United States. Their stories have consistently make the list of books...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Raven Narratives shows canceled by 416 Fire to be staged

The 416 Fire took over the area this summer, resulting in the cancellation of all sorts of activities and events – including the Raven Narratives storytelling event scheduled for June in Silverton....

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

Book sets the record straight about Crazy Horse

When author William Matson set out to help write Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy, he was trying to fulfill a death-bed promise he made to his father. “My dad was (in) World War II,...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Louis L’Amour’s son publishes writer’s ‘Lost Treasures’

Posthumous publishing isn’t uncommon when it comes to writers who were as prolific as Louis L’Amour. Sometimes, the volume of unpublished work is big enough that what comes after their deaths ends...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering to celebrate 29th year

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering started Thursday and runs through Oct. 8. It’s a weekend filled with music, poetry, a cowboy parade and other events that celebrate the American West. This year, the...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival is next weekend

You can’t say there’s a lack of music in Durango. The fifth annual Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival will be held March 24-26 at the Strater Hotel, and there are some pretty cool things...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment