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Opera’s favorite bad boy arrives Saturday at FLC

Think about Don Juan, just for a minute. The rich, self-centered, bad boy-man has roamed through centuries of Western literature, opera and politics. Ubiquitous in our celebrity culture, he also...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Durango Bluegrass Meltdown turns 23 this weekend

This weekend, for the 23rd year, Durango will transform into a bluegrass paradise in the form of the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown. Among the bands – both local and national – scheduled to perform, is...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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A night of live music for a cause

If you’re looking for live music, tonight’s the night. iAM MUSIC will be hosting its #MUSICSAVES show at the Durango Arts Center. Featuring headliners Alpen Rising, Elder Grown Family (“Family”...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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John Mayer’s a stellar guitarist, but his songs are staid

Yeah, but he’s an amazing guitar player. That’s what people say whenever John Mayer is held accountable for his pillow-soft songcraft, the dull sentimentality of his lyrics or that cuckoo-racist...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Two concertos, one big finale

Two monumental works on the San Juan Symphony program this weekend shimmer with light and darkness. Like castle gates, the works will conclude a splendid 31st season. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall

NEW YORK – Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey and Yes will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night. Nile Rodgers will receive a special...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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HillBenders bringing ‘Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry’ to Durango

Springfield, Missouri, band The HillBenders will be heading into town Thursday, when they’ll perform “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry” at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. “Tommy,” the...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder to lead Pilgrimage Festival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Justin Timberlake will headline the next Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, and he’s lured some big names to join him, including Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers,...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Former Durangoan Duncan Jewett talks about debut album

Duncan Jewett, who grew up in Durango (his father is Fort Lewis College professor Andrew Gulliford) and now lives in Santa Fe, recently released his debut full-length album “Blood Red.” Q: How...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Durango Voice contestants ready for final competition

On Feb. 25, some of the area’s best singers took the stage at the Henry Strater Theatre to compete in the second Durango Voice, a fundraiser for Manna. Like the television show “The Voice,”...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Telluride Blues and Brews lineup announced

The artist lineup for the 24th annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, to be held Sept. 15-17, will include: Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Anders Osborne,...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Whatever you do, don’t mess with Neptune

In the middle of a storm, Idomeneo, king of Crete, impulsively negotiates a deal with Neptune. The king has been away for years fighting in the Trojan War. For history and mythology buffs, the...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music