Arts & Entertainment

Jay Z’s touring ‘blueprint’: Rapper co-headlines

NEW YORK – You could create a music award based on Jay Z’s collaborative tours. Past nominees for best live performance by Jay Z and friends would include Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Kanye West,...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Gimme Shelter: Brazil mocks Mick as World Cup jinx

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger can’t get no satisfaction from soccer fans in Brazil. In what’s becoming something of a World Cup tradition, Brazilians are closely following every...

DATE: June 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Teenie Hodges, genre-defining Memphis player, dies

Teenie Hodges, the diminutive guitarist and “Take Me to the River” songwriter who became a towering figure in the Memphis music scene, has died. He was 68. Longtime friend and Royal Studio owner...

DATE: June 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Mixing the right notes

Making a living playing jazz music in a small Western city is no easy feat. But for Durango musician Jeff Solon, it’s always been the only option. “There was nothing more that I enjoyed than...

DATE: June 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club on ‘Adios Tour’

HAVANA – They were forgotten masters of a long-ago sound, their faces deeply lined and their hands spotted with age. Then, suddenly, at an age when many performers would be retired, the members of...

DATE: June 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Gerry Goffin, Carole King’s ex-husband, dies at 75

NEW YORK – Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “(You Make Me Feel...

DATE: June 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Instrumental FLC figure says goodbye

Jazz percussionist and Fort Lewis College instructor Jonathan Latta sidled up to a large marimba in the empty music room of Jones Hall on Tuesday afternoon, two mallets balanced in each hand. He...

DATE: June 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Review: Phish plays as a group on ‘Fuego’

For a band that made its name on being able to interact with one another while playing live, Phish has had a hard time translating that collaborative interplay in the studio. They succeed on...

DATE: June 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

How Pasquale Rotella went from raver to EDM king

The bright lights and big sounds of Las Vegas are about to get a whole lot brighter and much, much louder. This weekend, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) takes over Sin City, with 400,000 EDM fans...

DATE: June 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Shins, Coldplay, Bon Iver on ‘Wish I Was Here’ soundtrack

Ten years after releasing “Garden State” and its Grammy-winning soundtrack, actor/director Zach Braff is back with another toothsome twosome. “Wish I Was Here,” a Sundance Film Festival standout...

DATE: June 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

On ‘Ultraviolence,’ Lana Del Rey lets her songs speak

Is Lana Del Rey truly morose and reckless, or just a hot chick exploiting that persona to titillate audiences? On her latest album, “Ultraviolence” (three stars out of four), the controversial...

DATE: June 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

A pretty chill Bonnaroo

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — The coolest thing at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival might have been the weather, the balmy best in the fest’s 13-year history. USA TODAY cherry-picks the weekend highlights...

DATE: June 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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