Arts & Entertainment

Tribute to a towering figure in music education

Before he died in May, Arkady Fomin spent 17 years pouring his ebullient spirit, infectious enthusiasm and strict adherence to European traditions into the Music in the Mountains Conservatory. It...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

CHICAGO – Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including...

DATE: July 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Music aside, Queen of Soul is pumped for fair food

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She’s also looking forward to the food. “I love the state fair, and I love the elephant ears,” says the...

DATE: July 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

NEW YORK – Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called...

DATE: July 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Fast and furious: A battle of violin virtuosos

In one corner is seasoned veteran Vadim Gluzman, a long-time Music in the Mountains violin performer and Juilliard graduate whose music has been heard around the world. In the other is challenger...

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Bourbon-splashed brass

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Indie-folk, filtered through alternate dimensions

There probably isn’t a more fitting venue in Durango for indie-folk band James Wallace and the Naked Light than a science museum on the river. That’s because the jangly, quirky music of the...

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

O Fortuna

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Review: Petty’s rock ‘n’ roll triumph

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Hypnotic Eye” (Reprise) Tom Petty isn’t singing about himself on his new tune, “Forgotten Man,” but he can’t be blamed for thinking like that. The music world has...

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

150 musicians, 25 movements and a wall of sound

On Sunday evening at Fort Lewis College, the Community Concert Hall stage has its work cut out for it: Roughly 55 orchestra musicians, 95 singers and conductor Guillermo Figueroa will squeeze onto...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

In the Henhouse

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Clapton says thank you to Cale with ‘The Breeze’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For Eric Clapton, the early 1970s were filled with drug addiction, personal difficulties and growing dissatisfaction with music. Singer-songwriter JJ Cale rescued him and gave...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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