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Jimmy’s Hall

Playing at Animas City Theatre

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Drama

Directed by: Ken Loach

Written by: Paul Laverty

Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 77%

Synopsis: In 1921, Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil...

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Playing at Animas City Theatre

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Drama

Directed by: Ken Loach

Written by: Paul Laverty

Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 77%

Synopsis: In 1921, Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil...

Making the animals in her art speak

If Durango artist Amy Felker’s sculptures could speak, there is no doubt they would tell their stories with as much enthusiasm as she does. Their personalities would match their brightly-painted pelts and they would smile and smirk and as they told their tales.

The purple and yellow princess snake, all covered in...

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, “Paper Mâché Dream Balloon”

Release date: Nov. 13

Label: ATO Records

The seventh full-length album from Melbourne, Australia’s neo-psych folk rock outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, “Paper Mâché Dream Balloon,” is the logical extension following the...

Quirky, zany and trippy: ‘The Bicycle Men’ return

The plot of the “The Bicycle Men” is this: It’s about an American named Steve traveling through France. When his bike breaks down in a small French village, he has quite the hellish time as he waits for his bike to get fixed.

“That’s what it’s about ... that’s not what it’s about,” said co-creator, showbiz veteran and...

This week’s staff pick, from Kirbie Bennett

All That Followed, by Gabriel Urza

Set in Spain during the 2004 Madrid train bombings, the terrorist attack echoes throughout the pages of “All That Followed,” the debut novel by Gabriel Urza. The tragic event recalls a similar experience for the residents of the town Muriga.

The novel chronicles the...

A brief encounter with Wellington Clark of Wellington & the Brett

The name of the tall, perennially smiling man with the ancient Chinese hairdo is Wellington, which endears him to the imagination almost immediately. Then there’s his fantastical style: layered cakes of frothy lace, purple velvet sheens, and jaunty neckerchiefs. He’s a magical sort of person, and his music is an ode to the...

Maria’s Bookshop top sellers

11/1 – 11/7

1. Tom & Lucky & George & Cokey Flo, by Chuck Greaves (Hardcover)

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, by Jeff Kinney (Hardcover)

3. House of Rain, by Craig Childs (Paperback)

4. The Martian, by Andy Weir (Paperback)

5. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself,...

Downtown Lowdown: Six Dollar String Band show is not your father’s hoedown

There’s a rumor going around that Durango’s a bluegrass town. Sure, the town’s got a few bands and hosts the best bluegrass festival in the nation. But this is a music town. What lacks in national touring acts is gained in local creativity. The talent pool keeps getting deeper, and much of this community digs good music,...

Backpacker Magazine photography tour lands in Durango

Backpacker Magazine is throwing an exclusive National Parks Centennial Tour event at 5 p.m. Monday at Backcountry Experience.

Photographers Aidan Lynn Klimenko and Madison Perrins, the #NPS100 Road Team, will share tips on how to capture the beauty of America’s national parks, while working on environmental...

Humans of Durango photo project goes viral

Equipped only with her camera and notebook, Durango-based grad student Ashley Merchant sets out and uses photography as a platform to carry out her passion.

Humans of Durango, Merchant’s current photography project, addresses disconnection and loneliness head on. While out and about scouting for photo subjects,...

Caitlin Cannon: “That’s the song I want my future husband to write about me.”

“The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment,” Father John Misty

“It is my favorite song right now because I think he’s (Father John Misty) got this gift for really being absolutely conversational. It’s like a stream of consciousness, but the way he converts stream of consciousness into lyrics has such a sarcastic...

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