Arts & Entertainment

Actor Michael Cera releases album he calls ‘honest’

NEW YORK – Michael Cera released an indie folk album last week – quietly, in a way almost as unassuming as the actor himself. “I would record a lot of the songs in the middle of the night just at...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

The soul-pop sensibilities of Lake Street Dive

When the members of Boston band Lake Street Dive started playing music together 10 years ago, they were students at the New England Conservatory of Music, where their intensive education entailed...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Age is not a cage: 90-year-old musicians go strong

NEW YORK – There’s an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Leonard Cohen due to celebrate 80th with new album

How does Leonard Cohen plan to celebrate his upcoming milestone birthday? Apparently, by releasing a new album. Rolling...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Dean Ween keeps playing

When news broke in 2012 that Aaron Freeman, better known as Gene Ween, was leaving experimental rock band Ween after 25 years, Boognish-worshiping fans around the world (myself included) were...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Son of Nigerian star Fela talks of father’s legacy

Associated Press NEW YORK – Femi Kuti is, like his father, a recording artist and an activist. Now he’s a storyteller as well, advising Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney on the documentary...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

A Listening Room experience

DATE: Aug. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Not so lonely: Jack Antonoff spins off from fun.

NEW YORK – Jack Antonoff is spinning off from his chart-topping band fun., but he’s recruited some big-time backup for his solo side project: Yoko Ono and Lena Dunham. The 30-year-old guitarist has...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Guardians’ music from the ‘70s back at top of charts

Thanks to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” 1970s pop stalwarts Blue Swede, the Raspberries, Redbone and the Runaways are finding themselves at the top of the charts again. The movie soundtrack “Guardians...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Time traveling through the ages at Santa Fe Opera

Given the hoopla over the American premiere of “Dr. Sun Yat-sen” at the Santa Fe Opera, the sleeper of the season for this reviewer turned out to be an odd double bill. Mozart’s miniature “The...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Giving them a one-two knock-out

Music lovers in New York City, London and Paris would have been jealous of Durango over the weekend. It was the finale of a Music in the Mountains season that has had concert-goers raving from...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Grammy-nominated songwriter Eliza Gilkyson to perform in Mancos

Grammy-nominated songwriter and Austin Music Hall of Famer Eliza Gilkyson will perform with her trio at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mancos Opera House, 136 W. Grand Ave., Mancos. Gilkyson is a...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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