Arts & Entertainment

Olympic figure skating unveils new, modern soundtrack

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic “The Sound of Silence” seemed like it would be a...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

San Juan Symphony Orchestra packages musical box of chocolates

Next week, the San Juan Symphony has creatively packaged four events around Valentine’s Day. The orchestra has scheduled three exactly on Thursday, and its big weekend concert pair in Durango and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

NEW YORK – Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was because of an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Leftover Salmon: ‘When we’re having fun, the crowd’s having fun’

When jam band Leftover Salmon takes the stage next week at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, they’ll be adding to their long history with Durango. The last time I interviewed the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Willie Nelson cancels shows after leaving a concert early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music legend Willie Nelson has canceled shows in Nevada and California after leaving a concert in San Diego after performing one song. A publicist for Nelson says shows...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Quadrivium ensemble continues outreach with the best in vocal music

Quadrivium may be young in years, but it’s making good on its promise of high-quality musical performances, education and outreach. Organized in 2016 for the joy of singing and to present...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Famed Muscle Shoals music producer Rick Hall dies at 85

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and ’70s and helped develop the fabled “Muscle Shoals sound,” has died. Hall died at...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Mariah Carey returns to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

NEW YORK – Mariah Carey is determined to have a better New Year’s Eve than in 2016 – she is returning to “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” after last year’s debacle. The...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein dies unexpectedly at 40

LOS ANGELES – The longtime manager of Maroon 5 and brother of actor Jonah Hill has died. Jordan Feldstein was 40 years old. A spokeswoman for the band confirmed Saturday that Feldstein died...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains recalibrates education components

As Music in the Mountains enters its 32nd year, the organization is taking a long winter look at its various components. From a modest, and somewhat informal, beginning with 11 musicians three...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Warm up those vocal cords: Durango Voice competition seeks singers

There’s singing for your supper, and then there’s singing for a cause. The third annual Durango Voice competition, a fundraiser for Manna, will be getting underway in February, and now is the time...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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