Judith Reynolds

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

About: Judith Reynolds is an arts journalist and member of the American Theater Critics Association.

A rare tribute to a rare musician: Cellist Lynn Harrell dies and Carnegie Hall marks his passage

Acclaimed American cellist Lynn Harrell died on April 27. His sudden death was not associated with the coronavirus. The news sent shock waves throughout the world of international music. On...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Local live music events: Cancel, reschedule or postpone?

Cancel. Postpone. Reschedule. Pick your verb. Since the coronavirus has swept through our lives, area musicians and their organizations have chosen one of those three paths. In early March, the...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Fort Lewis College stages a taut American drama

“I am mostly bound and blindfolded throughout the play,” Fort Lewis College senior Holden Grace said about his newest role. Grace portrays Michael Wells, a prisoner of Hezbollah in a Beirut...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

An inky-black comic opera for our time

Agrippina, Nero’s mother. Now there’s a subject for a black comedy. Or a satirical opera. At 10:55 a.m. Saturday, The MET Live in HD will live stream Handel’s grim-but-fluffy opera “Agrippina” in...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Common ground: New Face Productions brings global project to Durango

Wrapped around the Boys & Girls Club building on north Main Avenue is an unusual outdoor photographic exhibit. Large-format portraits of almost 100 Durango residents have been billboard-pasted to...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Orchestra to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday

In 2020, music lovers all over the world are marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with concerts, recitals and works commissioned for the celebration. Thomas Heuser, music director of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

The tidal power of ‘Porgy and Bess’

Is “Porgy and Bess” an opera or a Broadway musical? Does “Porgy and Bess” represent the African American community in a racist way? Did composer George Gershwin and author DuBose Heyward...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Review: Art at the intersection

A week ago, conceptual artist Trey Duvall met with Fort Lewis College students in the Art Gallery to introduce his site-specific installation: “Hat On A Hat.” Standing in the middle of what seemed...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The MET presents new production of German masterpiece

“Wozzeck,” the play, the opera and a multitude of stage and film adaptations, will always be with us. The story centers on a beleaguered young man who struggles with life at the bottom of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

History Colorado Center space tells Centennial State’s story

What does it mean to be a Coloradan? That’s a question we rarely ask ourselves. But it’s central to Denver’s expansive History Colorado Center. The center is located downtown, a short walk down...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Art exhibits contrast two creative stages at FLC and DAC

Walk upstairs in the Durango Arts Center and you’ll find an intimate, carefully observed exhibition by a mature artist. “My Beloved West” features 20 solar-plate prints and two artist’s books by...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

10 reasons to see Glass’ pharaoh

“A weird fever dream.” That’s how Phelim McDermott describes Philip Glass’ hypnotic opera “Akhnaten.” He should know. McDermott is the wildly imaginative English stage director who has transformed...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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