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Julie Schumacher was named a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor on Monday. Schumache...

3 finalists for Thurber Prize for American Humor are women

NEW YORK (AP) – Thurber Prize judges have made it official: Women are funny, too.

Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners’ circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing.

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, actress-writer Annabelle Gurwitch and novelist Julie Schumacher were the finalists announced Monday by organizers of the $5,000 prize.

Chast was cited for her graphic...

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Children’s, youth choruses seek singers

Children and teenagers are invited to join the Durango Children’s Chorale (ages 7 to 11) and Durango Youth Chorus (ages 12 to 17) under the direction of artistic director and conductor Amy Barrett.

No audition is required. The Durango Children’s Chorale rehearses from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, and the youth chorus rehearses from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 1.

To preregister or for more information, email Robin Randolph at rbrandolph57@gmail.com...


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