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Think you can sing? Prove it

The Durango Voice singing competition is back for its second year, and you’re invited to audition for a spot on the Henry Strater Theatre stage. The competition, which is a fundraiser for Manna...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Talking Dreads coming to Animas City Theatre

There’s something to be said for reggae in the winter: The warm sounds immediately seem to raise the outside temperature by about 50 degrees. Couple that with lyrics from the Talking Heads, and the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd to headline Bonnaroo

MANCHESTER, Tenn. – U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd are set to headline the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June. Festival organizers announced the 2017 festival lineup on...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Squirrel Nut Zippers swinging into Durango

There was a time, 20 years ago, when a big band/swing revival seemed to be everywhere at once, and the band Squirrel Nut Zippers , with their hit “Hell” from the album “Hot” was really hot, going...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance is a fitting end to 2016

Before the ball dropped and 2016 finally came to an end, revelers in Times Square and viewers watching at home were treated to an incredibly awkward five minutes of Mariah Carey. The pop diva had...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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The stakes were high for George Michael’s solo career. Then ‘Faith’ changed everything.

The pressure is always intense when a singer goes solo, but for George Michael, the stakes were sky-high. Michael, who died on Christmas Day at age 53, was only 23 when he announced the split from...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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

NEW YORK – The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including folkie Joan Baez and 1970s favorites Journey, Yes and...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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John launching video contest

NEW YORK – Elton John is giving filmmakers a chance to create music videos for his 1970s hits that were released before music videos were popular. The English singer announced Monday, in...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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Kitchen Jam Band to celebrate release of third album

Walking into a practice of the Kitchen Jam Band, you notice two things: First, their live music sounds so clear and smooth it’s like listening to a recording; and second is how well they all get...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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2017 Grammy Awards: A list of the nominees in top categories

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy: Album of the year: “25,” Adele; “Lemonade,” Beyoncé; “Purpose,” Justin Bieber;...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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There’s a new rapper in town

Rapper Nikolai Thers is new to town and is gearing up to take the stage at Animas City Theatre next week for his first headlining show. We chatted with him about his influences, his music and what...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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2 nights of music on tap at ACT

Eufórquestra will be bringing its high-energy live show to Durango for two nights at the Animas City Theatre with Head For the Hills on Dec. 2. We had a chance to talk with Mike Tallman, who plays...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music