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‘Despacito’ opening doors for Spanish songs on English radio

NEW YORK – “Despacito” is easily the song of the summer with the success of the hit stretching beyond Spanish-speaking audiences to make it the year’s most recognized song in the U.S. and...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Elvis Presley’s friends feel love, pain, 40 years after his death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It isn’t just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too....

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Judge tosses DJ’s lawsuit against Taylor Swift in groping trial

DENVER – A judge on Friday threw out a former radio host’s case against Taylor Swift in a trial that delved into their dueling lawsuits over whether he groped her during a backstage meet-and-greet...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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California band to perform in Durango, at Mesa Verde

Leilani and The Distractions, from the California gold country, will perform funk, blues and hits from 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 15 at Moe’s Starlite Lounge, 937 Main Ave., and from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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James McMurtry to perform at Durango Arts center

It’s a pretty cool day when Stephen King says you’re the country’s “fiercest songwriter,” which is what he said about Austin, Texas-based James McMurtry. He’s a man who’s not shy about talking...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Third annual Durango Rockfest powers into Buckley Park

The third annual Durango Rockfest will be going all afternoon and into the night Saturday at Buckley Park, and the guys from the band Of Broken Dreams want to see you there. With 13 bands mostly...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Music

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Kyle Park helps kick off new La Plata County Fair concert event

There’s more to the La Plata County Fair this year with the addition of a concert Friday (Aug. 11) at the Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena. Taking the stage will be country music’s Kyle Park , with special...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Music

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Taylor Swift testifies former DJ groped her under her skirt

DENVER – Taylor Swift testified Thursday that a former radio DJ reached under her skirt and intentionally grabbed her backside during a meet-and-a-greet photo session before a 2013 concert in...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Chris Cornell statue planned for Seattle

SEATTLE – Chris Cornell’s widow says she has commissioned a statue of the late Soundgarden frontman to be placed in his home town of Seattle. Vicky Cornell tells The Seattle Times she has hired...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Taylor Swift wants case to serve as example to other victims

DENVER – Taylor Swift’s attorneys told jurors they aren’t trying to bankrupt a former Colorado DJ accused of groping the pop superstar before a concert, but they do want others to know “that you...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Glen Campbell said goodbye to his life, career through music

LOS ANGELES – Glen Campbell was a rare entertainer who got to say goodbye to his life and career in every way he knew how. Before his mind evaporated into Alzheimer’s disease, Campbell was able to...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Dweezil Zappa brings ‘50 Years of Frank’ to Durango

In the pantheon of rock idols, there’s no one quite like Frank Zappa: His compositions were complex, his social commentary and sense of humor spot-on. Zappa’s musical legacy is being carried on...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music