Every year at the end of May, Memorial Day weekend in Telluride marks the unofficial start of the summer season, kicked off by the Mountainfilm festival in which locals and visitors alike soak up knowledge and drink from the well of inspiration offered by the documentary film festival’s film…

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Heartbreak is one of the most deeply painful emotions humans experience. This is not new, nor is it a secret. In coping with such unpreventable loss, people often turn to writing, a cathartic practice that turns their sadness into art.

We could all use a fairy godmother from time to time. A little wave of the wand, a sweetly sung “Bibbidi bobbidi boo,” and poof: A seemingly hopeless situation transforms into a fairy tale ending. After over a year of COVID-19 restrictions and curve balls for live entertainment, the high sch…

Standing atop Palmyra Peak at midday when the moon is out, you almost feel you could reach out and touch it. Now, Palmyra Peak is heading to the moon in painted form. The painting, “Freedom,” by local artist Nicole Finger, depicts her son Max Finger on Palmyra in vivid detail. The image offe…

You may not be able to head to the ski resort for spring slush, and you can’t enjoy a beverage or a snack at most restaurants or bars, but you can crack open a new read and get lost in a tale of intrigue or some cerebral nonfiction. It’s spring offseason in Telluride ― that time of year when…

Marty Wollesen will be the new executive director of the Ah Haa School for the Arts, starting this month, the board of directors recently announced. Wollesen of Washington, D.C., will replace longtime executive director Judy Kohin, whose last day is June 1.

For many of us, it’s felt like an awfully long time since the last time we got to see a live concert or an in-person theater performance. This weekend — the closing weekend of the ski season — is famous in Telluride for its plethora of entertainment options, with bands on seemingly every str…

For many film lovers in the Telluride area and beyond, the word “Mountainfilm” conjures not only images of intro reels in darkened theaters, ice cream on Main Street and stars sparkling over the big screen in Town Park, but also a unique combination of experiences: inspiration welling up dur…

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Heartbreak is one of the most deeply painful emotions humans experience. This is not new, nor is it a secret. In coping with such unpreventable loss, people often turn to writing, a cathartic practice that turns their sadness into art.

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We could all use a fairy godmother from time to time. A little wave of the wand, a sweetly sung “Bibbidi bobbidi boo,” and poof: A seemingly hopeless situation transforms into a fairy tale ending. After over a year of COVID-19 restrictions and curve balls for live entertainment, the high sch…

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Standing atop Palmyra Peak at midday when the moon is out, you almost feel you could reach out and touch it. Now, Palmyra Peak is heading to the moon in painted form. The painting, “Freedom,” by local artist Nicole Finger, depicts her son Max Finger on Palmyra in vivid detail. The image offe…

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The annual Academy Awards show is this Sunday night, and what are you going to do about it?

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You may not be able to head to the ski resort for spring slush, and you can’t enjoy a beverage or a snack at most restaurants or bars, but you can crack open a new read and get lost in a tale of intrigue or some cerebral nonfiction. It’s spring offseason in Telluride ― that time of year when…

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Marty Wollesen will be the new executive director of the Ah Haa School for the Arts, starting this month, the board of directors recently announced. Wollesen of Washington, D.C., will replace longtime executive director Judy Kohin, whose last day is June 1.

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For many of us, it’s felt like an awfully long time since the last time we got to see a live concert or an in-person theater performance. This weekend — the closing weekend of the ski season — is famous in Telluride for its plethora of entertainment options, with bands on seemingly every str…

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For many film lovers in the Telluride area and beyond, the word “Mountainfilm” conjures not only images of intro reels in darkened theaters, ice cream on Main Street and stars sparkling over the big screen in Town Park, but also a unique combination of experiences: inspiration welling up dur…

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The arts that are most-missed were once enjoyed live, like music and theater.

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What helped you get your through the pandemic lockdown? Did you start off watching “Tiger King,” feeling equal parts incredulous and ashamed to enjoy such lowbrow reality programming? Did you greedily stream “The Queen's Gambit,” pulled in by the outstanding production design and riveting pe…

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As you impatiently wait for The Nugget to reopen, a majority of Academy Award nominees can be enjoyed online, and what a wonderfully diverse set of films to enjoy.

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The historic Sheridan Opera House has been a beacon of live entertainment at the beginning of Main Street for over 100 years. From the rowdy days of the Wild West to prohibition, the building has seen and endured a lot. Unfortunately, this past year has been one of the harder ones in recent …

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When full-blown concerts and festivals finally return, they won’t be the same, at least right away.

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Looking for more delight in your life? Look no further than Wilkinson Public Library’s two-part series with poet Ross Gay, author of the award-winning “The Book of Delights.” The book’s 102 essayettes (some as short as one paragraph) were written throughout a year in which Gay made a daily p…

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Walking into local artist Judy Haas’s new gallery on 230 South Fir St., one is greeted by the friendly faces of Jerry Garcia, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, who are neighbors along one of the space’s walls. Nearby, John, Paul, George and Ringo look comfortable in their corner, while fellow rocksta…

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Music lovers yearning for the return of live music may feel the tiniest glimmer of hope that, possibly as soon as sometime this summer, they will attend a show. But for a slew of entertainment-affiliated businesses, the yearning to go back to work is even more acute. In a recent virtual conv…

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When I move to a new town, one of the first things I do, is to look for an art house cinema. Not a cineplex in a mall complex, though that will certainly do in a pinch. What I really love is a small, older theater, sometimes a single screen that features independent films, retrospectives and…

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For the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theatre (YPT) cast of “Annie,” “Tomorrow” has arrived. The young thespians in grades 6-8 will take the Sheridan Opera House stage Friday and Saturday for a limited audience comprised of cast members’ family only, thought the rest of us will b…

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As the months dragged by with most movie theaters closed, there was a scarcity of content for the few that remained open. Theaters screened “Tenet” for months and supplemented with older, family friendly films. As we get back to our new normal, content has come flooding back. Many theaters r…