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Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Johnny Hallyday

PARIS – France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains’ Mischa Semanitzky ‘very dedicated to adopting Durango’

Maestro Mischa Semanitzky, a founding member and conductor for Durango’s annual Music in the Mountains festival, died Sunday in Phoenix at age 89. His influence on the festival was great – this...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Music

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

NEW YORK – Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard-rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

CMA Awards predictions: Who will win, and who won’t

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2017 Country Music Association Awards take place Wednesday, and we at The Associated Press are placing bets on who will have a great night, and who won’t. Miranda Lambert is...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

San Juan Symphony navigates the new world

At the heart of the next San Juan Symphony concert is a serenade that may have been a marriage proposal. Howard Hanson’s “Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings” was composed in 1945, the year he...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Record crowd attends star ceremony for Latin icon Selena

LOS ANGELES – About 4,500 fans gathered on Vine Street in Hollywood on Friday to pay tribute to the late Tejano music queen Selena Quintanilla, who was honored with the 2,622nd star on the...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Chamber Singers to present varied program Sunday

What the world needs now is music and more music. On Sunday afternoon, “Heartstrings,” the newest iteration from the innovative Durango Chamber Singers , will take place. At 3 p.m. in St. Mark’s...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Rock pioneer Fats Domino dead at age 89

NEW ORLEANS – In appearance, Fats Domino wasn’t a typical a teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide, boyish smile and a haircut as flat as an album cover. But...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Altius Quartet boys are back in Durango for recital

When a cheeky violist dressed in torn jeans challenges three nattily attired string players, you know there’s another viola joke afoot. It’s also a new CD cover, “Dress Code,” the Altius Quartet’s...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Pianist George Winston playing in Durango

Legendary pianist George Winston is returning to Durango this weekend for shows at the Henry Strater Theatre. I had the chance to talk to him about his new album and what he considers the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Recital Series getting underway Violinist, pianist perform at Unitarian Universalist Church

Tonight, violinist Brandon Christensen and pianist Marilyn Garst will unspool a remarkable program. Two majestic sonatas will frame two short contemporary works, and the concert will close with a...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

The MET’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’ showing in Durango

Since Mozart completed “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) in 1791, his light operatic fantasy has been reimagined many times. The MET Live in HD presents one of the most whimsical iterations of...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music