In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Mark Wahlberg appears in a scene from “The Gambler.”

Review: The Gambler

“If you’re not a genius, don’t bother,” the English professor played by Mark Walhberg in “The Gambler”...

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DAC Play Contest seeking submissions

The Durango Arts Center invites emerging and professional playwrights to submit works to its fourth annual 10-Minute Play Contest. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 13.

Submissions will be judged, and the top five will be performed in staged readings in the spring. The contest will culminate with the 10-Minute Play festival –featuring the finalists and winners staged in full productions – in the fall of 2015.

For contest guidelines, rules and a schedule, visit...

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A&E Happenings Dec. 26-Jan. 1


Black Velvet, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431.

Greg Ryder, 5:30 p.m., live in the plaza, Durango Mountain Resort, 1 Skier Place.

Robby Overfield, 6 p.m., 6512’ Restaurant, 152 E. College Drive, 247-9083.

Rob Webster, 9 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 Highway 160, Gem Village, 884-9155

Robin Davis, 7 p.m., The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431.

“Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas,” 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive, Pagosa Springs,...

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