(Jon Austria — The Daily Times)
Aztec gallery presents self-portrait show Friday

Submissions for self-portrait show at Crash Music cover wide range of styles, interpretations
02/25/2015 03:01 PM MST
FARMINGTON — Artists are known to tap into all sorts of motivations when it comes to producing work, but it's probably safe to say few of them are as straightforward as Doug McNealy's reasoning for wanting to create a piece for the self-portrait show at Crash Music at the Aztec Theater that opens Friday night. 
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Ben Rice Trio performs Saturday at Crash Music in Aztec
02/25/2015 02:36 PM MST - FARMINGTON — A young Ben Rice used to plant himself on the sofa in his family's home in the Portland suburb of Newberg, Ore. Full Story

One-woman show on tap Saturday at San Juan College
02/25/2015 02:39 PM MST - FARMINGTON — When Isabelle Kessler, a native of France, moved to New Mexico 15 years ago, the veteran stage performer noted a handful of substantial differences between the atmosphere here and the one she had grown accustomed to while working with theater companies across Europe. Full Story

Durango Independent Film Festival kicks off Wednesday
02/25/2015 10:12 PM MST - FARMINGTON — Opening Wednesday and continuing through Sunday, March 8, the 10th annual Durango Independent Film Festival features not only dozens of films from around the world, but also a number of film-related events, such as panels, workshops and parties. Full Story

Theater Ensemble Arts presents Farmington production of 'Drinking Habits'
02/18/2015 05:55 PM MST - FARMINGTON — Even though his play "Drinking Habits" has been produced well in excess of 100 times by theater companies around the world — with another 15 to 20 such productions already scheduled — seeing it performed is a rarity for author Tom Smith. Full Story

BYU dance company performs Friday at San Juan College
02/18/2015 05:43 PM MST - FARMINGTON — As the longtime artistic director of a dance company that has been around for 44 years, Janielle Christensen has developed some certainty about a thing or two when it comes to her Living Legends troupe from Brigham Young University. Full Story

One last hurrah in works for San Juan Symphony music director Post
02/18/2015 05:29 PM MST - FARMINGTON — After 13 years of serving as the music director of the San Juan Symphony, Arthur Post will conduct his final local concert for the organization this weekend. Full Story

Farmington artist's 'The Jewish Experience' show opens Friday
02/18/2015 05:18 PM MST - FARMINGTON — The Holocaust and the Vietnam War are historic subjects that have been covered extensively in films, books, music and visual art over the past several decades, but artist Ken Kirschner hopes to bring a new perspective on both events in his "The Jewish Experience" exhibition opening Friday at the Farmington Civic Center. Full Story

San Juan County native Jolonzo Goldtooth steps into the New York spotlight next week
02/11/2015 02:59 PM MST - FARMINGTON — Observing and respecting Navajo tradition is a big part of who Jolonzo Goldtooth is. Full Story

'Vagina Monologues' production in Farmington aimed at building awareness of violence, sexism issues
02/11/2015 02:40 PM MST - FARMINGTON — The organizers of a theater production focusing on female empowerment and identity that will be performed this weekend hope to raise awareness about another V word — violence, and bigotry, against women. Full Story

New Mexico couple gets engaged, then stranded on mountaintop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds. Full Story