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As the stars he parodied disappeared, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic remains

LOS ANGELES – One day last summer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, on break from “Hamilton,” stopped by neighbor Jimmy Fallon’s house in the Hamptons. They both love music and Fallon has a listening room in...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

MADISON, Wis. – Clyde Stubblefield, a James Brown drummer who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, has died. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, says Stubblefield died of kidney...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Blues train returning to Durango this summer

SBG Productions and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival will return to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and offer the seventh annual blues train June 2 and 3, and Aug. 18 and 19. The...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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San Juan Symphony celebrates Gershwin

Like a fading memory of times gone by,” Thomas Heuser said in an interview this week, “images seem to dissolve and break apart. A saxophone soloist creates the mood of a smoky cabaret theater...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Grammy producer apologizes for Metallica, Caesar glitches

LOS ANGELES – The longtime producer of the Grammy Awards is offering apologies to Metallica and Shirley Caesar after a technical glitch and a misprint marred their inclusion on the show. The mic...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Skrillex lead ACLU concert

NEW YORK – Outrage about President Donald Trump’s travel ban has prompted a spring fundraising concert for the American Civil Liberties Union that will feature a diverse lineup, including...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers reunite for Grammy honor

LOS ANGELES – Tom Petty got his band the Heartbreakers back together for a high-class gig to launch Grammy weekend. Foo Fighters, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Jackson Browne, the Head...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Pink Floyd releases new album

TOKYO – Pink Floyd’s new double album, “The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation” (Sony), is a collection of rarely or never-heard recordings by the British band, a leader of progressive rock. Listeners...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Aretha is retiring: Singer plans 1 more album

The Associated Press NEW YORK – At 74, the Queen of Soul has decided to take it a little easier. Aretha Franklin is planning to retire this year, she told Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4, the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl appearance spurs huge digital sales

NEW YORK – The Super Bowl was a triumph for fans of the New England Patriots but it also became very lucrative for Lady Gaga. The superstar singer who performed at the halftime show sold about...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Lady Gaga says Super Bowl halftime show is ‘for everyone’

HOUSTON – Lady Gaga said she hopes her Super Bowl halftime show will celebrate “inclusion” and the “spirit of equality” during a time of national division. “This performance is for everyone. I want...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Garrett Young releases new single

Local musician Garrett Young has just released his new single, “Do You Hear My Cries,” online. I had a chance to talk to the Bayfield resident, whom some of you may remember from the band...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music