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New movies in Durango this week

He Named Me Malala

Playing at Animas City Theatre

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Documentary

Directed by: Davis Guggenheim

Written by: Davis Guggenheim

Runtime: 2 hr.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 70%

Synopsis: An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen...

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Happenings: Country-rock, punk rock and books

Country musician visits Durango on Halloween

Playing a style of country music all his own, “redneck rock ‘n’ roller” Chris Cagle is coming in concert to the Community Concert Hall Saturday.

Cagle’s hits include “What a Beautiful Day,” and “Chicks Dig It.” Solo acoustic musician and special local guest Thom Chacon...

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Album review: Caspian’s “Dust and Disquiet”

CASPIAN “Dust and Disquiet”

Triple Crown Records

Release: Sept. 25, 2015

Diving headfirst into the vast sea of subgenres, you’ll find Boston-based experimental-instrumental-post rock band Caspian. The band’s latest release “Dust and Disquiet” takes all of the...

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How to do Zombie March and not get arrested

What do handcuffs, partial nudity and the undead have in common? Typically nothing unless you’re into some weird fetish. But in Durango on Halloween night, all those things are commonplace.

The annual phenomenon known as Zombie March, which takes over Durango’s Main Avenue at the witching hour of Halloween Night, is...

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Downtown Lowdown: Reno Divorce brings longtime punk influence

Music fans need to shout it out for the state of Colorado. Durango itself boasts more bands than ever in the 20 years I’ve lived here, and Denver always seems to be sitting on what could be the next big thing.

With plenty of new-grass-inspired jam bands, often a source of ridicule amongst those soured by festival...

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Artist makes comeback for solo art show

After nearly 14 years of stepping away from his workbench, painting easel and drawing board, local artist Mike Brieger was ready to come back and make art.

The artist, whose works include sculpture, drawings and paintings, quit making art when his son was born.

“ I didn’t want to come out being a zombie,...

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DGO Tunes In: Giovanina Bucci, solo singer/songwriter

“How I Got Over,” The Roots

“OK, so this has just been an on-and-off binge-listening relationship with this album. It’s got really infectious lyrics and a musicality to it that’s catchy but not overly repetitive. I feel like it’s this awesome collaboration of melodies, hip-hop and acoustic riffs and choruses. It’s one...

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New releases at Southwest Sound

Bryan Adams, “Get Up”

Ryan Adams, “1989”

Trey Anastasio, “Paper Wheels”

Beach House, “Thank Your Lucky Stars”

Steve Martin/Edie Brickell, “So Familiar”

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Maria’s Bookshop Top Sellers

10/18 – 10/24

1. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel (fiction)

2. The Martian, by Andy Weir (fiction)

3. The Mountain, Shadow by Gregory David Roberts (fiction)

4. Do Unto Animals, by Tracey Stewart (non-fiction)

5. Euphoria, by Lily King (fiction)

6. I Could Pee On This, by Francesco...

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New in Durango theaters

‘Burnt’ bares all to show how the sausage is made

By Stephanie Merry

© 2015, The Washington Post

Everything you need to know about Adam Jones, the difficult cooking prodigy at the center of “Burnt,” you glean from the movie’s opening scenes.

Adam is the kind of guy who punishes himself by taking up a...

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Finding the metal in Durango

They told me there wasn’t any metal in this town. Coming from a place where I could easily get my fix of touring and local metal, hard core and hard rock bands, I was shocked at the news.

“You’ll have to go to Farmington for that,” they’d say. Or, “Sorry, kid, there’s only bluegrass and jam bands in Durango.”...

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Gettin' freekly for Halloween: Spooky events to keep you busy on All Hallows Eve

It's that time of year when the smell of rotting pumpkins fills the air and the streets rumble with deranged and mostly drunken zombie hordes. Ah, Halloween in Durango. With events ranging from Day of the Dead-themed shrines and concerts, to “Rocky Horror” traditions, there's something spooky happening every night this...

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