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Meltdown on the Mesa is this weekend

A full day of music and camping is planned for Saturday out on Ewing Mesa. The Meltdown on the Mesa is packed this year with local and regional bands, and the event is for a cause. Money brought in...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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iAm Music Fest and the 2017 Colorado Music Summit going on in Durango

The iAm Music Festival , sponsored by Durango’s own iAm Music Institute , is in its third and biggest year. What we’re talking is $35 for 30 bands plus a mime parade, a silent disco, a sax mob, an...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Music

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Rocky Mountain UkeFest hosting ukulele teacher, performer this weekend

Rocky Mountain Uke Fest is hosting ukulele teacher and performer Mark Baker in Durango this weekend. Baker, from Sun City, Arizona, will be at the Rochester Hotel on Sunday for a workshop and...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Listen up: Wild Rose Gang hitting local venues

Editor’s note: Listen Up is a series in The Durango Herald Arts & Entertainment section that features local bands. If you’d like your band to be featured, email katie@durangoherald.com. By Katie...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Music

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Husker Du drummer, singer Grant Hart dies of cancer

MINNEAPOLIS – Grant Hart, the drummer and vocalist for pioneering indie rock band Husker Du, which was seen as a major influence for Nirvana, the Pixies and other bands, has died at age 56. Hart...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry dies in helicopter crash

NEW YORK – Troy Gentry, one half of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, has died in a helicopter crash. He was 50. The group’s website says Gentry “was tragically killed in a...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Lady Gaga says she’s taking a ‘rest’ from music

TORONTO – Lady Gaga says that she’s planning to take a “rest” from music and “slow down for a moment for some healing.” The pop star was in Toronto on Friday for a pair of concerts and to premiere...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Tickets to Bruce Springsteen on Broadway are on Stubhub for $8,500 each – seriously?

A pair of “Springsteen on Broadway” tickets for $17,000, anybody? Anybody? Don’t be surprised if someone somewhere with their own private island plunks down that kind of scratch for The Boss. That...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Grieves coming to Animas City Theatre

Benjamin Laub, aka rapper Grieves, likes to talk about music. Our 15-minute interview could easily have gone on much longer because the guy knows his stuff – and his passion for what he does comes...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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CMT Artists of the Year event to support hurricane recovery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This year, CMT will use its annual Artists of the Year event to highlight Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts while also recognizing the biggest artists in country music. CMT...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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The secrets to making a great Stephen King movie

Since the second half of 1983, when “Cujo,” “The Dead Zone” and “Christine” rolled into theaters, one after another, it’s been unofficial Hollywood writ that no Stephen King novel, novella or short...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Singer Tom Jones postpones US tour due to medical issues

LONDON – Singer Tom Jones has postponed his planned U.S. tour because of health issues. He said on Twitter on Saturday that his fall tour will be delayed “following medical advice,” without...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music