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The San Juan Symphony
Feb23

The San Juan Symphony

Have you ever been to a show by the San Juan Symphony? On Sunday, February 23, a 250th celebration of Beethoven will take place at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis. On Saturday, the performance will be held in Farmington. According to the website, “In addition to the monumental “Eroica” Symphony, enjoy the Leonore Overture played Side-by-Side with student musicians and a World Premiere by David Biedenbender to honor the...

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Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses
Feb23

Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses

Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses After nearly 50 years, Pilobolus Dance Theatre remains a major American dance company of international influence. Pilobolus, with its unique vision of modern dance, stretches the boundaries of human movement with a dazzling mix of humor, intelligence, physical invention and raw athleticism. The troupe’s collaborative choreographic process and unique weight-sharing approach to partnering gives the...

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Donny McCaslin Trio
Feb16

Donny McCaslin Trio

A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Donny McCaslin began playing the saxophone during his early childhood years. While perhaps best recognized for his contributions to Blackstar, David Bowie’s final studio album, McCaslin’s comprehensive approach to jazz as a popular American music genre is vast and mesmerizing. Throughout his extensive career his repertoire has integrated the full range of sounds that a tenor sax...

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Focus on Film: March 4th – 8th – Durango Film Festival
Feb13

Focus on Film: March 4th – 8th – Durango Film Festival

20/20 Festival Schedule is now LIVE! Catch some of the best films around and join us for fantastic films and fun this year. Spring ski season will be in full swing – (we’re finally getting some white stuff) with downhill, nordic and backcountry opportunities everywhere you do your turns! There’s no shortage of activities in Durango, Colorado and with the film festival centered in historic downtown Durango, you’ll enjoy walking from...

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Macbeth presented by Merely Players
Feb13

Macbeth presented by Merely Players

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” Spurred by prophesy and consumed by ambition, Macbeth and his wife embark upon a murderous path to claim Scotland’s throne. Greed and lust for power become entwined with guilt and paranoia in one of the most powerful plays of all time. Told with the imagination and invention for which Merely Players has become known, Shakespeare’s famous tragedy bursts on to the local stage. Something...

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SNOWDOWN Rocks on–2020! LIGHT Parade Tonight!!
Jan31

SNOWDOWN Rocks on–2020! LIGHT Parade Tonight!!

SNOWDOWN Rocks on 2020!!!  Light Parade tonight!  Friday January 31st… right there on Main Street.  Tonight’s the night!! As the sun goes down!!  From College Drive to 12th Street…  Live in costume!   COLORADO’S PREMIER WINTER CELEBRATION 42ND ANNUAL SNOWDOWN JANUARY 29TH-FEBRUARY 2ND 2020 The Snowdown SNEER quotes “City” as saying, “Rock  N Roll all night” and some folks will try. ...

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The High Kings – 2020 U.S. Tour
Jan31

The High Kings – 2020 U.S. Tour

A so-called “bunch” of Irish lads, The High Kings have brought back the tradition and richness of the Irish ballad. The group maintains the core of traditional Irish music but performed in a contemporary style and arrangement. ~ Ticket prices include all service fees ~ https://durangoconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1161486

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The New Colossus – The Actors Gang, directed by Tim Robbins
Jan31

The New Colossus – The Actors Gang, directed by Tim Robbins

By The Actor’s Gang, directed by Tim Robbins Presented by the Community Concert Hall @ FLC and New Face Productions A powerful production of The Actors’ Gang Theater, The New Colossus reflects on America’s immigrant history as the actors tell their ancestors’ stories, their struggles and their journeys from oppression to freedom. The play celebrates the courage and great character of the refugees who came to this country...

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The Metropolitan Opera – ENCORE Showing in HD – The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS (Gershwin)
Jan24

The Metropolitan Opera – ENCORE Showing in HD – The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS (Gershwin)

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. Tickets available at: https://durangoconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1146175 This is...

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International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour
Jan23

International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour

Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours highlighting the diversity of acoustic guitar music. For IGN’s 20th Anniversary, the tour will feature Guest Host Mike Dawes (England) and his two-hand contemporary style, joined by Cenk Erdogan from Turkey, who is a fretless guitarist, with an intriguing, exotic style and an engaging...

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour
Jan23

Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour

Original host and the creative vision behind the beloved TV and Netflix comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (MST3K) Joel Hodgson headlines a tour for an all new LIVE production: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. Hodgson will don the red jumpsuit one final time as the character Joel Robinson for the show along with the world’s only movie riffing robots – Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy. Together...

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Rock N’ Roll Snowdown
Jan19

Rock N’ Roll Snowdown

The 42nd annual Snowdown will bring Rock N’ Roll lovers from all over the world to Durango to jam. Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town. “Snowdown is a non-profit created to promote Fun, Commerce & Tourism in Durango. It is the original “Cabin Fever Reliever”. Outside Magazine rated Snowdown as one of the top 5...

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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Jan19

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Returning once again to Durango, the widely popular Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will astound and amaze as the troupe delivers, as the New York Post reported, “… beautifully choreographed routines showcasing their amazing skills and physicality, accompanied by a musical score of traditional Chinese music filtered through a New Age sensibility… Juggling everything from umbrellas to soccer balls – and with props as varied as ladders...

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Backcountry Film Festival – Friday Night
Jan15

Backcountry Film Festival – Friday Night

If you’re stuck in the throes of cold and needing some inspiration, Durango has the perfect opportunity this weekend. The Backcountry Film Festival will once again be held Friday evening January 17. It’s hosted by Durango Nature Studies and focuses on the enjoyment of being outside year round. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and we have access to untouched wilderness in our backyard. This is an excellent way...

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The Choir of Man
Jan15

The Choir of Man

Returning to Durango by popular demand, Choir of Man features a high-paced show of entertainment that combines live music and foot stomping choreography from nine “ordinary guys” who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Envision the greatest pub gig ever seen and multiply it by 10. There’s something for everyone in what is revered as a joyous and uplifting show for all ages. Noted Broadway Baby, “A feast for...

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An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt
Jun05

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt   What it Means to be a Small Town Funkadelic Band, on the Rise   What are your intentions for your musical future? “If you asked me five years ago, I would have said we’re headed for Red Rocks,” Derek said in a phone interview last week. Now, he seeking and reaching for a joy-seeking experience. The road to Red Rocks carries more stress than you may initially...

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Durango’s Summer Music Festival
May22

Durango’s Summer Music Festival

As Summer begins here in Durango, live music and entertainment is on the top of nearly everyone’s agenda. Here are a few ideas if you’re interested in getting involved in the local music scene.   1. Secret Garden Summer Concert Series The Rochester Hotel hosts a community concert series through the summer months every year in Durango. This community concert series supports 10 nonprofit organizations in Durango’s...

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Reading in Durango, Co
Apr24

Reading in Durango, Co

As a mountain town, Durango often focuses on outdoor activities of all kinds, but many don’t realize the amount of locally-owned businesses that reside in town. Until recently, I was under the impression that Maria’s Bookshop was the only bookstore in Durango. Bi-weekly I’d wander the sleek and orderly shelves at Maria’s – always curious to find something of a new genre. The air here feels different. It’s...

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Hollywood Stars Start Dgo PlayFest
Jul12

Hollywood Stars Start Dgo PlayFest

Hollywood television and movie actors are joining a local committee to develop a new play festival this August in Durango.

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Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018
Jul04

Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018

  Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY!! Happy Fourth of JULY!!!  CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM!!  July 4th 1776 our Continental Congress declared that we are a NEW NATION! In our lovely Durango, CO there are FUN activities all day long:   JOIN THE PARADE– Rotary Park to Main Avenue– 7;30 am to 9:00 pm Visit Durango.org for more info!    

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