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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

GENEVA – Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world’s consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Ron Howard to direct new Beatles documentary

Beatles fans can look forward to a new film documenting the Fab Four’s early years as a touring band. It was announced Wednesday that Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine...

DATE: July 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

At Elvis Fest, impersonations are reverent tribute

LAS VEGAS – The white-suited, chest hair-baring, blue contact-wearing men posing with fans outside the showroom of the former Las Vegas Hilton don’t want to be called Elvis impersonators. The...

DATE: July 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Extra 'Carmen' performance added by Santa Fe Opera

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Santa Fe Opera has added another performance of Bizet’s “Carmen” to the final week of its current season. General Manager Charles MacKay said an Aug. 18 performance was...

DATE: July 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Dolly Parton wants to record dance track

Just when you think you’ve seen it all. The country diva has decided to toss her cowboy hat in the EDM ring, starting with a song, “Just a Wee Bit Gay,” reports...

DATE: July 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Faster, higher, stronger

Driving from Denver to Durango last Saturday, members of the Altius Quartet held a virtual rehearsal. En route to becoming the resident chamber ensemble at Conservatory Music in the Mountains, the...

DATE: July 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Keeping the singing-cowboy tradition alive

Riders in the Sky, a four-piece cowboy-music institution that has been keeping traditional Western music alive in America for 36 years, has an unusual motto for a band: “Bringing good beef to...

DATE: July 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Morrissey gets political on new album

Morrissey, “World Peace is None of Your Business” (Harvest) Rue the day when Morrissey runs out of gripes. Throughout his 37-year career, he’s transformed torment and disdain into a memorable body...

DATE: July 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Jazz masters evoke joy, sadness on duet CD

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, “Last Dance” (ECM) There’s a sense of both joy and sadness to “Last Dance,” which surprisingly is the first album in pianist Keith Jarrett’s illustrious nearly...

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Garth Brooks’ music coming to digital via his own site

Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he’s doing it his own way. Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his...

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Grammy winner takes helm

Growing up in a musical family in Virginia, Matt Albert started playing the violin at the age of 4 and picked up the piano soon after. As he grew older, he continued taking lessons and performing...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains Conservatory rebuilds

With reverence for European traditions and an infectious enthusiasm for classical music, Arkady Fomin spent 17 years building Durango’s Music in the Mountains Conservatory into the well-attended...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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