Arts & Entertainment

Aretha Franklin, music’s ‘Queen of Soul,’ dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, whose exceptionally expressive singing about joy and pain and faith and liberation earned the Detroit diva a permanent and undisputed title – the “Queen of Soul” – died Aug. 16 at...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

NEW YORK – Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency. The rock band announced Wednesday that “Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild” would kick off April 6, 2019, at the Park...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ became an anthem for civil rights and feminism

It was Valentine’s Day 1967 when Aretha Franklin sat down at a piano in the Atlantic Records studio in New York and recorded “Respect.” The Queen of Soul, now gravely ill, took the song written and...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Sweetwater Station to performs at Mancos State Park

Local band Sweetwater Station will perform at Mancos State Park at 6 p.m. Saturday in the latest concert in the continuing series of musical events at the park. This summer’s Mancos State Park...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

A musical prelude from out of the 416 Fire’s ashes

Composer David Sterrett’s prelude, “Brighter Than the Flames,” opened the 2018 Music in the Mountains festival as a tribute to the men and women who battled the 416 Fire. That was July 13, when...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Demi Lovato breaks silence after apparent drug overdose: ‘I will keep fighting’

In Demi Lovato’s first public statement since being hospitalized for an apparent drug overdose, the pop star says she is focused on her sobriety and “road to recovery.” “I have always been...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Sundance Head, ‘The Voice’ winner, coming to Durango

For the second year, there will be live music at the upcoming La Plata County Fair. And this year’s performer comes with a pretty serious résumé. Soul country singer Sundance Head, who won the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

New music store owned by a familiar face

When Katzin Music closed this past spring, musicians were left with few local options when it came to buying the supplies they needed. But not long after Katzin’s retail doors closed for good, new...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Neil Diamond thanks Colorado firefighters with performance

BASALT – Singer Neil Diamond gave an unexpected performance for firefighters battling a blaze near his Colorado home. The 77-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took to the stage Friday night to...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Final Music in the Mountains weekend blazes

Violinist Philippe Quint, 44, will wrap up the 32nd season of Music in the Mountains with a performance of a concerto you may not have heard: William Bolcom’s Violin Concerto in D. This year marks...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Celebrities offer singer Demi Lovato support after reports of hospitalization for apparent overdose

Several celebrities, including recent collaborators, publicly offered support for Demi Lovato amid reports that the pop singer had been hospitalized after an apparent overdose. Singer Kehlani, who...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains offers two preludes, Mozart and Mussorgsky

“Right now, I couldn’t be happier,” Dallas composer David Sterrett said during intermission on opening night, July 13, at Music in the Mountains. His new composition, “Brighter Than the Flames,”...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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