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Fancy fiddlin’ Cajun band comes to Durango

Grammy winners BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet have created popular Cajun music for the past 37 years. The group is showing off its rich Louisiana roots with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet have performed all over the globe, wowing diverse...

YouTube sensation booked for #THT at Ska

Made famous by his specialized guitar-playing style known as “Para-Pickin’,” musician Dustin Prinz takes his audience on a wild ride of emotions.

Prinz, who incorporates percussion, powerful vocal styles and humor, is well-known on social media, especially YouTube, where his videos have millions of views.

Prinz...

Fort Knox Five: D.J.s are performers, and laptops and turntables are instruments

The music-supporting community is nuts about the D.J. scene. Despite loads of criticism, electronic dance music continues to pack venues worldwide. Music fans and the purists among them will always believe that music needs to be made with instruments, and the ammunition pile for those purists continues to be replenished the...

New at Southwest Sound

New releases for Nov. 6

Sara Bareilles, “What’s Inside: Songs from ‘Waitress’”

Bob Dylan, “Bootleg 12”

Ellie Goulding, “Delirium”

Cee-Lo Green, “Heart Blanche”

9th Wonder and Talib Kweli, “Indie 500”

‘Sex, relationships, sex, abortion, sex, death, suicide, sex ...’ Rock-infused and racy, FLC production of ‘Spring Awakening’ isn’t your typical musical

Yes, “Spring Awakening” is a musical. But don’t think Rodgers and Hammerstein or “Singin’ in the Rain.” And we’ve been assured there will be no jazz hands within a three-mile radius.

You’ll likely want to download the alt-rocky soundtrack after you see the show, while the story and themes just might rip your heart out....

Maria’s Bookshop top sellers

10/25 – 10/31

1. The Martian, by Andy Weir (Paperback)

2. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero (Paperback)

3. The Witches: Salem 1692, by Stacy Schiff (Hardcover)

4. F*ck Feelings, by Michael Bennett MD, Sarah Bennett (Paperback)

5. Grain Brain, by David Pearlmutter (Hardcover)

6. In the...

Maria’s Bookshop staff pick of the week

The Tsar of Love and Techno, by Anthony Marra

Every once in a while we read something that speaks to us on such a profound level that we find that the words resonate through our soul and stick with us. This is what The Tsar of Love and Techno did for me. The language was so poetic, yet the phrasing so unusual, that I am...

‘Spectre’ not your Connery’s James Bond

By Richard Roeper

The Chicago Sun-Times

Daniel Craig had some fans quite shaken and others stirred with his declaration last month he’d rather slash his wrists than play James Bond again. And though I’ve found Craig to be an excellent Bond in his four turns as 007, maybe it’s time for a new and fresh edition...

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...

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...

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...

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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