Arts & Entertainment

Dolly Parton to be honored at 2019 MusiCares

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Entertainer, actress, singer and songwriter Dolly Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute event next year. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

DHS graduate plays at Sydney Opera House

A 2018 Durango High School graduate spent the better part of July in Australia visiting family and friends, and oh, playing violin in the 2018 High School Honors Orchestra Performance Series at the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D’ to be remastered for IMAX

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s estate and IMAX are partnering to digitally remaster “Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D” into IMAX 3D. The partnership was announced Wednesday, which would have been the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

San Juan String Band to perform at Cortez Public Library

The Journal The San Juan String Band is scheduled to perform from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cortez Public Library. The band will help the library launch its Wednesday Activities Club....

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Fans mourn Aretha Franklin at gospel-infused public viewing

DETROIT – The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life was captured at her viewing on Tuesday, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated casket dressed completely in red, including...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Local musicians committed to the cause

Anthony McCargar’s coltish black kitten Beelzebub (“Bub”) is far less vicious than his name suggests. The whiskered guard stands in the doorway that leads to McCargar’s underground heavy metal...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist to Trump for use of song

BOSTON – Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is again demanding that President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies. Tyler’s attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to the president...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Grammy-winning country star Gretchen Wilson arrested

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after what was described as a minor disturbance on an incoming flight. Wilson has...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

At VMAs, Madonna gets backlash after bizarre Aretha Franklin tribute

After Aretha Franklin died last week, MTV’s Video Music Awards producers scrambled to plan a tribute that would air during the network’s annual telecast on Monday night. The stakes were high to...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Aretha Franklin, secret style icon: With the drop of a fur coat, she proclaimed her self-worth

No one could drop a fur like Aretha Franklin. When she was performing, she didn’t slither out of her mink or her chinchilla as though she was doing a flirtatious little striptease for her...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Riders in the Sky moseying to Durango

For the past 40 years, there’s not a lot members in the Western band Riders in the Sky haven’t done. They’ve won two Grammys. They’ve played in front of a crowd of 18,000 at the Hollywood Bowl....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Queen of Soul’ had feature role in Durangoan’s film

Not only was the late Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul,” she was also Mother Nature, at least for a couple of minutes. In the early 2000s, Durango native Jack Turner was growing his company, Snow...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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