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Ski film festival lands in Silverton

Mr. Lif and The Coup play the Abbey
The Wayword Sons return

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Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts Kendall Blanchard, former president of Fort Lewis College, at 6 p.m. as he reads from and signs his first novel, Grimshaw’s Ghost Dance: Apocalypse and the Academy.  247-1438.

Durango Skies Telescope & Binocular, 21738 U.S. Hwy. 160, offers free telescope viewing of the full moon along with hot cocoa and cookies from 6-7 p.m 259-5400.

Lacey Black, singer-songwriter/pianist, performs at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 247-4433.

John Pennington leads the Fort Lewis College Percussion Ensembles in a 7 p.m. performance at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Visit www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Dr. Jurgen Herbst presents the lecture, “Universities Under Attack: German Academics, 1919-1945,” at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College. The talk reviews the activities of German professors and students that accompanied the Nazi take-over.

Lady Falconburgh’s Barley Exchange, 640 Main Ave., offers Sing-Along Karaoke at 8 p.m. 382-9664.

Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, presents Open Mic Night from 8: 30-11 p.m. Sign-ups for music and poetry begin at 8:30 p.m. 375-2121 for details.

A guest DJ spins at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., for

Service Industry Night at 9 p.m. 259-0430.

Igene spins for his final show in the U.S. for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200.

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Bank of the San Juans, 1710 N. Main Ave., offers free pet photos with Santa from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the La Plata County Humane Society. 247-1818.

The 32nd annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival kicks off from noon-5 p.m. The event includes handmade gifts and decorations, a Toh-Atin print sale and runs throughout the weekend – Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 247-2117.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave., observes World AIDS Day at 12:15 p.m. with a non-denominational service of remembrance, hope and healing. A candlelight vigil takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort Lewis College Amphitheater. 247-1129.

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Ave. and 11th St. Signs available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts Blu Friday with a Poetry Slam, a keg giveaway and music from DJ Link beginning at 6 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Durango Skies Telescope & Binocular, 21738 U.S. Hwy. 160, offers free telescope viewing of the full moon along with hot cocoa and cookies from 6-7 p.m 259-5400.

DJ Mowgli spins a club mix at The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430.

Gary B. Walker, jazz pianist, performs at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m. 247-4433.

The Soul Food Forum presents “The Enneagram: A Tool for Transformation & Healing” at 6 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library. 749-4084 for details.  

Durango International Folkdancers meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Smiley Building’s Wild Sage Yoga Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave. The open event includes line, circle, and couple dances from many countries.  247-5720. 

The Fort Lewis College Music Department hosts its Holiday Bash at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The event includes the music of the season, a fun family atmosphere, hot chocolate, and lots of goodies. Visit www.durangoconcerts.com.

Loose Change, an ’80s Durango band, plays a reunion revival at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 8 p.m. 259-8801.

The Boogie Band plays rock and roll at the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155.

 

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Purgatory Mountain kicks off the 2006-07 season with the  Benefit Day and$10 lift tickets for children and $15 lift tickets for adults. Proceeds benefit the Durango Winter Sports Foundation.

St. Columba School, 1801 E. Third Ave., hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The event features more than 60 crafters, breakfast and lunch offerings and the “cookie store.” St. Columba’s Family Favorites Cookbook will also be available. 385-4674 for details.

The St. Mark’s Christmas Bazaar takes place from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 310 E. Third Ave. The bazaar includes baked goods, live green wreaths, arts and crafts and more.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., holds its Old Fashioned Christmas & Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and includes handcrafted jewelry, wooden toys, knitted4


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Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts Kendall Blanchard, former president of Fort Lewis College, at 6 p.m. as he reads from and signs his first novel, Grimshaw’s Ghost Dance: Apocalypse and the Academy.  247-1438.

Durango Skies Telescope & Binocular, 21738 U.S. Hwy. 160, offers free telescope viewing of the full moon along with hot cocoa and cookies from 6-7 p.m 259-5400.

Lacey Black, singer-songwriter/pianist, performs at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 247-4433.

John Pennington leads the Fort Lewis College Percussion Ensembles in a 7 p.m. performance at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Visit www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Dr. Jurgen Herbst presents the lecture, “Universities Under Attack: German Academics, 1919-1945,” at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College. The talk reviews the activities of German professors and students that accompanied the Nazi take-over.

Lady Falconburgh’s Barley Exchange, 640 Main Ave., offers Sing-Along Karaoke at 8 p.m. 382-9664.

Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, presents Open Mic Night from 8: 30-11 p.m. Sign-ups for music and poetry begin at 8:30 p.m. 375-2121 for details.

A guest DJ spins at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., for Service Industry Night at 9 p.m. 259-0430.

Igene spins for his final show in the U.S. for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200.

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Bank of the San Juans, 1710 N. Main Ave., offers free pet photos with Santa from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the La Plata County Humane Society. 247-1818.

The 32nd annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival kicks off from noon-5 p.m. The event includes handmade gifts and decorations, a Toh-Atin print sale and runs throughout the weekend – Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 247-2117.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave., observes World AIDS Day at 12:15 p.m. with a non-denominational service of remembrance, hope and healing. A candlelight vigil takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort Lewis College Amphitheater. 247-1129.

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Ave. and 11th St. Signs available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts Blu Friday with a Poetry Slam, a keg giveaway and music from DJ Link beginning at 6 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Durango Skies Telescope & Binocular, 21738 U.S. Hwy. 160, offers free telescope viewing of the full moon along with hot cocoa and cookies from 6-7 p.m 259-5400.

DJ Mowgli spins a club mix at The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430.

Gary B. Walker, jazz pianist, performs at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m. 247-4433.

The Soul Food Forum presents “The Enneagram: A Tool for Transformation & Healing” at 6 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library. 749-4084 for details.  

Durango International Folkdancers meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Smiley Building’s Wild Sage Yoga Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave. The open event includes line, circle, and couple dances from many countries.  247-5720. 

The Fort Lewis College Music Department hosts its Holiday Bash at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The event includes the music of the season, a fun family atmosphere, hot chocolate, and lots of goodies. Visit www.durangoconcerts.com.

Loose Change, an ’80s Durango band, plays a reunion revival at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 8 p.m. 259-8801.

The Boogie Band plays rock and roll at the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155.

 

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Purgatory Mountain kicks off the 2006-07 season with the  Benefit Day and$10 lift tickets for children and $15 lift tickets for adults. Proceeds benefit the Durango Winter Sports Foundation.

St. Columba School, 1801 E. Third Ave., hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The event features more than 60 crafters, breakfast and lunch offerings and the “cookie store.” St. Columba’s Family Favorites Cookbook will also be available. 385-4674 for details.

The St. Mark’s Christmas Bazaar takes place from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 310 E. Third Ave. The bazaar includes baked goods, live green wreaths, arts and crafts and more.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., holds its Old Fashioned Christmas & Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and includes handcrafted jewelry, wooden toys, knitted4

apparel, pottery, paintings, soaps, lotions and more. 259-2402.

The Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club, 2350 Main Ave., hosts its Holiday Bazaar and Open House from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Items for sale include jewelry, holiday ornaments, cut and polished stones, mineral specimens, and more. 385-8993.

A Craft Fair and Yard Sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Breen Community Building, 15300 U.S. Hwy. 140. 385-4330 for details.

The Bayfield Lions Club host a Chili Dinner from 4-6 p.m. at the Bayfield Lions Hall in downtown Bayfield. The benefit is part of the Bayfield Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration.

Internationally known author Eva Dillner gives a booksigning from 1-3 p.m. at Waldenbooks, located in the Durango Mall. Dillner has been interviewed on radio, appeared in the local, national and international press and was recently profiled by New Age Retailer Magazine. 259-3728.

Jeff Sweet, jazz pianist, performs at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

The monthly Contra Dance takes place at the VFW Hall, 1550 Main Ave., with beginner instruction at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Virginia Creepers from Albuquerque. 259-6820.

Tim Telep plays acoustic rock, folk and blues at the Mill Street Brews Coffeehouse, located in downtown Bayfield, at 4 p.m. The show coincides with Bayfield’s Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration. 884-7070 for details.

Durango DOT Comedy presents the live improvisational comedy show, “Does Your Chicken Taste Funny?,” at 7: 30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 801 E. Second Ave. 259-6004.

Durango’s all-women traveling hockey team the Durango Fury will be taking on Telluride’s Box Canyon Beavers at 8:45 p.m. at Chapman Ice Rink. Admission is free and there will be a puck toss for prizes.

DJ Mowgli spins a club mix at The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430.

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts Boogie Nights with retro DJs accepting reguests beginning at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200.

History Of, Arvella and Liquid Revolution bring their hard rock to Club Uno Mas, 117 W. College, at 10 p.m.

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Durango’s all-women traveling hockey team the Durango Fury will be taking on Telluride’s Box Canyon Beavers at 9:45 a.m. at Chapman Ice Rink. Admission is free and there will be a puck toss for prizes.

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at the Miller Middle School football field at 2 p.m. 375-7313 for details.

A Chili Festival fund-raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation takes place at Carvers Brewing starting at 3 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Staboola McPet Quintet. Bring 2 gallons of your favorite chili recipe to share. 799-3271 for details.

The Durango Choral Society presents “A Traditional Family Christmas” at 3 & 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. All three Durango Choral Society choirs will perform at this family-friendly holiday concert. Visit www.durangoconcerts.com.

Five Durango High School students and one Durango adult will discuss their experience at PeaceJam at 4 p.m. at the Durango Sangha meeting place, 2530 Colorado #1B. PeaceJam was a gathering of 3,000 students from 31 countries and eight Nobel Peace Prize winners, including Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.

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Monday4

The Durango Youth Symphony brings “Danzas Fantasticas!” to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. Dr. Mikylah Myers McTeer leads the Durango Youth Symphony through a variety of musical selections, from Brahms to Tchaikovsky. Visit www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Lacey Black, singer-songwriter/pianist, performs at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 247-4433.

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402.

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P is for Peanut, 473 E. College, offers free kids’ storytime at 11 a.m. 385-4525 for details.

Durango FiberWorks, 1309 E. Third Ave. in the Smiley Building, hosts Community Night from 5-8 p.m. Local and aspiring fiber artists are encouraged to attend. www.durangofiberworks.com for details.

An event for teen homeschoolers to discuss social and educational events they would like to see happen in the area takes place at 6:30 p.m. 259-1014 for details.

Jean Campion, former writing instructor at Fort Lewis College, signs copies of her new novel, Minta Forever, at 6:30 p.m. at Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. Set in the early 1990s, the book follows a woman who flees an abusive husband and finds herself teaching in Southwest Colorado. 247-1438 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents open mic night from 7 p.m.-midnight. 247-2324 for details.

Lacey Black, singer-songwriter/pianist, performs at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 247-4433.

Brant Leeper performs jazz at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details

The Columbine Bar in Mancos hosts its Tuesday Night Jam at 8 p.m. 533-7397 for details.4

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Durango Nature Studies offers a Full Moon Hike at the Durango Nature Center from 6-8 p.m. A naturalist will share knowledge about nocturnal animals, local landforms, and cool moon facts and legends. 382-9244 to register.

Members of Durango’s all-female traveling hockey team the Durango Fury will be guest bartending for Fury Night 

at Cuckoo’s Chicken House and Watering Hole, 128 E. College Drive, from 7 p.m. till close. Drink a Ska Pinstripe and support women’s hockey in Durango.

Lacey Black, singer-songwriter/pianist, performs at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 247-4433.

The Center of Light in Dolores offers Conscious Movie Night at 7 p.m. and screens “Olivia Hussey as Mother Teresa.” 882-4920 to register.

An open-level Swing Dance Party takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402.

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Ongoing

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., features its 5th anniversary Celebration “Retrospective,” a collection of fine art photography from the gallery’s past exhibits. The exhibit, which continues through Jan. 17, highlights the unique and varied work of both locally and nationally known photographers, and features both black-and-white and color photographs. An opening reception takes place on Fri.y, Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m. 382-8355.

Durango Acting Studio kicks off its newest offerings this weekend at the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. The group performs “Quick Wit:  An Evening of One Act Plays” on Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m. In addition, Durango Acting Studio presents a late night production of “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” on Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9 at 10 p.m. 382-2695 for details.

Art Touché, an artist’s cooperative, exhibits a variety of media from emerging and established Southwest Colorado artists in the Durango Mall. Artists on display include: Adele Kurtz, Connie Mason Bennett, Howard Rachlin, Alice Crapo, Kathy Steventon, Niara Isley, Lisa Marie Jacobs, Maggie Remington, Heidi Schaiberger, Marge Barge and John White. A grand opening, artists reception takes place on Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m., and the gallery will be open through the end of 2006. 884-7924.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs service to the “North Pole” onboard The Polar Express through Dec. 23. Once onboard the Polar Express, hot cocoa and nougats are served and passengers read along with The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helper greet the train at the “North Pole.” Visit www.durangotrain.com for details.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts the Senior Art Major Exhibition, a special exhibit of works from graduating FLC students, from Dec. 4-14. An opening reception takes place from 4:30-6 p.m. on Dec. 4. The Exit Gallery hosts “Hiroshima Nuclear Legacy: Realities and Implication,” a poster exhibit created by Hiroshima Women’s University. 247-7167 for details.

“Cars,” an exhibit by Durango photographer John Sfondilias, is on display at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield through the end of December. To see the “virtual exhibit,” go to http://sfondilias.com/bayfield. For more information on the actual exhibit, call 779-0399.

The Children’s Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the new exhibit, “Pushing Your Limits.” The museum explores how people “push their limits” to survive, or just have more fun. Children can crawl into Puebloan dwelling and imagine how it was to live on the edge, wiggle in a full-sized raft, or grind it out on a mountain bike trail. 259-9234.

A new exhibit, “Railroad Boomtown – The San Juan Extension & the Founding of Durango,” is on display at the Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave. The exhibit uses historic photos, maps, newspapers, art and artifacts to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Durango and the coming of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway. 259-2402 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies presents the Mesa Verde Centennial exhibit featuring 11 sections on a variety of themes, including archaeology, rock art (with Hopi interpretation), fire, park ranger life, Navajo stone masonry, pottery (both ancient and contemporary) and tourism bring the story to life. The exhibit will run through late October. 247-7456 for details

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Upcoming

The REEL Environmental Experience – Environmental Film Festival, a fund-raiser for the FLC Environmental Center, returns on Dec. 7. The event includes beer, wine, appetizers, a silent auction and films, including this year’s feature documentary, “Thirst.” Call 247-7676 for details.

La Plata County and the City of Durango are presenting the class “Role and Responsibility of the Local Government Planning Commission” on Dec. 7. 382-6261 for details.

The Badly Bent brings its high-energy bluegrass back to Steamworks on Dec. 8.

WhiteWater Ramble, the Fort Collins based multi-genre phenomenon, returns to the Summit on Dec. 8.

Mesa Verde will host an open house and Centennial Finale in an all-day event on Dec. 9.

Certified True Life Coach Victoria FittsMilgrim will give a free introductory talk, “Retreats: The Journey to Joyful Living,” on Dec. 9.  

“Zen Cowboy” Chuck Pyle will bring his American roots music to the Durango Arts Center on Dec. 10.

“Christmas with the Arioso Duo,” a holiday recital, takes pace on Dec. 10 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

A Local Artisans Christmas Sale takes place on Dec. 10 at the Ayama Yoga Studio in Gem Village.

Music Together of La Plata County hosts Pajama Jams, a family dance party, takes place Dec. 11, 13, 14, 19 & 21, 4-5 p.m. and benefits Heifer International.

The Durango Independent Film Festival will screen “Joyeux Noel” for its December Monthly Movie on Dec. 12 at the Abbey Theatre.

Noted bluegrass band, The Colorado Playboys, plays a Dec. 13 show at the Diamond Circle Theatre. Local band, Rock and Rye, will be the opening act.

Local author Will Hobbs will sign his books on Dec. 16 at Waldenbooks.

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Ski film festival lands in Silverton
What: The Beating film festival for low-budget ski films
Where: The Silverton Miners Theatre
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

Silverton Mountain plans on giving ski porn a beating this weekend. “The Beating,” a new film fest in Silverton, is hoping to put a new spin on ski films. Viewing and judging takes place at the Silverton Miners Theatre this Sat., Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

The Beating was created with low-budget underdogs in mind. The festival is designed to be the “core” version of “The Meeting,” held each year in Aspen, where the big budget ski films of the year premiere. The festival could serve as a launch pad for aspiring filmmakers; the Viewers’ Choice winner takes home $500 in cash and the best overall winner will spend a day at the Studio411 headquarters in Los Angeles and get the inside track on action sport films.

The films will be ranked by a panel of industry big-wigs and based on three primary factors: creativity, entertainment value and quality. Films that make a lasting impression will be the winners. Just as the Porn Industry Awards reward a good plot and interesting footage, so does The Beating. Plus, a portion of the proceeds are earmarked for the Andy Calloway Scholarship to help raise money for Silverton Mountain’s High School ski program. Andy was a 7th grade snowboarder who loved riding at Silverton Mountain, and who died last summer. 

For more information, e-mail info@silvertonmountain.com or call 387-5706.

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Mr. Lif and The Coup play the Abbey
What: A local show from two national hip hop artists
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Sunday, Dec. 3 at 10 p.m.  

Once again, top national hip hop acts are landing on stage at the Abbey Theatre. The bands, Mr. Lif and the Coup, play a local show this Sunday.

Mr. Lif, “your rapper’s favorite rapper” is wrapping up a national tour in support of his new LP, “Mo’ Mega.” The Boston-bred musician received critical acclaim for his 2005 album, “The Perceptionists.” The collaboration with MC Akrobatik was name one of Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2005.

“Pundits say there is too much hype for Def Junkies, but with records like this, there’s good reason for it,” noted the Alternative Press of “Mo’ Mega.”

With the band The Coup joining him on stage, Mr. Lif will have huge firepower for Sunday’s Abbey Theatre show. The Coup’s new album, “Pick a Bigger Weapon,” caps a 14-year career in funk-infused hip hop. The cut includes cameos from Audioslave’s Tom Morello, veterans of Parliament-Funkadelic, the Gap Band and Jesse Johnson.

Local talent DJ Claytanik will also share the stage for the Dec. 3 show, which gets under way at 10 p.m. For more information, call 385-1711.

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The Wayword Sons return
What: Newgrass band fronted by Benny Galloway
Where: The Summit, 600 Main Ave.  
When: Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m.

The Wayword Sons are rambling back into Durango this week. The band, which has its roots in the Yonder Mountain String Band and the Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, plays a Dec. 1 show at the Summit.

Combining the acclaimed songwriting of Benny Galloway and the unique instrumentation of keyboards, dobro, acoustic guitar and upright bass, the Wayword Sons craft a unique sound. Though the band is relatively new, bluegrass fans will find familiar faces and sounds in the Wayword Sons. Galloway’s

musical association with Yonder Mountain String Band, whose 2003 recording, “Old Hands”, features only songs written by Benny, has made him a sort of cult hero. For the Wayword Sons, he handpicked a cohesive unit of some of the finest young musicians in the country.

Using traditional bluegrass as a jumping-off point, the Sons create a sound that is jammy yet tight, lyrical yet improvisational. Fellow musicians and peers are taking note of the creative and inherently musical nature of the band. When Jeff Austin, of Yonder Mountain String Band, needed a band to fatten up his sound for a headlining festival set in the spring of 2006, he called upon The Sons. Later that fall, Vince Herman, of Leftover Salmon, did the same for a run of shows in the Southeast. In addition, the band’s first album, “Poor Boy’s Delight” debuted in the top 10 of Billboard Magazine’s bluegrass charts when it was released in August. The Wayword Sons roll back into Durango fresh from a series of sold-out Front Range shows. The band takes the local stage this Friday at 10 p.m. For more information, call 247-2324.

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June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation