Arts & Entertainment

Music in the Mountains: Fairy tales, French horns and a Spanish fantasy

Music for lovers lost and found. A romantic concert piece featuring the rare appearance of four French horns. An exuberant fantasy on Spain. Music in the Mountains will present a lush, emotional...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Illinois cancels band from fair lineup over Confederate flag

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Willie Nelson brings Farm Aid 2019 to Wisconsin’s dairy land

EAST TROY, Wis. – Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews Band will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin’s dairy country in September....

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Rock Hall’s $2 million exhibit allows interactive experience

CLEVELAND – Imagine standing inside rock ’n’ roll’s hallowed ground with the guitar sounds of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on The Water” blaring above your head. Only it’s not just Ritchie Blackmore...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Violinist brings music of Charlie Chaplin to Music in the Mountains

Actor Charlie Chaplin died in 1977, and while he is remembered as one of the greatest comedic actors of all time, he was also a musician and composer in his own right, having arranged the music for...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

A new beginning for Music in the Mountains

“This summer is tantamount to a new beginning for Music in the Mountains.” Greg Hustis said that last week about our premiere music festival, which will open its 33rd season Thursday. Hustis is...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd heading to Durango

When Farmington high school student Chevel Shepherd won Season 15 of the television singing competition show “The Voice,” she won the grand prize of $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Jagger appears healthy as Rolling Stones rock Soldier Field

CHICAGO – An energetic Mick Jagger skipped, spun, sprinted and pranced Friday night as the Rolling Stones launched their North American tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The 75-year-old showed no...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Listen: Unheard song from Queen frontman Freddie Mercury released

NEW YORK – Universal Music unveiled a previously unheard and unreleased song by the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The record label announced the track, “Time Waits for No One,” on Thursday....

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

NEW YORK – Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The singer and guitarist of the heavy metal band announced the news on social media Monday, writing that he’s...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Super fan’ buying childhood home of rocker Tom Petty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A California real estate agent and self-proclaimed “super fan” says he’s extended an offer to buy the Florida home of rock legend Tom Petty. Kevin Beauchamp tells The...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

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