Position: Herald Arts & Entertainment editor

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 Sometimes, the volume of unpublished work is big enough that what comes after their deaths ends...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

Arts in Embassies picks Mancos photo for international show

Chris Marona’s photo “Riders on the Edge of Night,” taken outside Mancos, has been chosen to be included in the U.S. Arts in Embassies program conducted by the U.S. State Department as part of its...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering to kick off Sept. 29

Mosey on downtown starting this weekend for the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The four-day celebration will offer residents and visitors a look into cowboy and Western culture. Now in its 28th...

DATE: Sept. 29, 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

Gallery owner’s charm idea spans from Mesa Verde to Purgatory

KK Patton, owner of Durango gallery Sendero, has come up with an idea to get people to check out places they might not otherwise check out in Durango – either as a visitor or a local. She has...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living