Arts & Entertainment

Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

LOS ANGELES – Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

7th Ave to bring innovative vocal show to Cortez

The vocal group 7th Ave, which combines elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country and a little theater, will bring its innovative arrangements to Cortez for a concert at 7 p.m. March 28. Brought...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

‘The Simpsons’ pulls Michael Jackson episode, citing child abuse allegations in HBO documentary

Nearly three decades ago, Michael Jackson offered to be a guest voice on “The Simpsons.” The result of that collaboration will now be pulled from recirculation. The top minds behind Fox’s animated...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Stillwater throwing a dance party this weekend

Stillwater Music wants grownups to get out their boogie shoes this weekend. The Night Out Dance Party & Fundraiser will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Powerhouse Science...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

New Mexico lawmakers honor ‘The Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd

Farmington teenager Chevel Shepherd, who won season 15 of the television singing competition “The Voice,” was honored again Tuesday, this time by New Mexico state senators. Sens. Steve Neville,...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis suffers stroke, expected to recover

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rock ’n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis is recovering after a minor stroke, but he’s expected to make a full recovery. A statement from his publicist says the 83-year-old Rock &...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Sara Illsley and Friends to perform benefit ‘to speak for the ones that can’t’

Social justice is a guiding principle for Durango singer Sara Illsley, and now she wants to incorporate it into her shows by making each performance a benefit. “I grew up in a family that had that...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89

Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop ’n’ blues moonlighting...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango High School band student recognized

Durango High School band student, Lee Pickett, has been recognized as an alternate musician on bass clarinet in the Colorado All-State Band. The Colorado All-State Band will perform March 30 in...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Janet Jackson to launch Las Vegas residency in May

NEW YORK – Janet Jackson is heading to Las Vegas. The pop icon announced Tuesday that she’s launching a residency in Las Vegas later this year. Jackson will have 15 shows in May, July and August at...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

New judge takes seat for ‘Durango Voice’

When the 17 contestants of the fourth annual Durango Voice singing competition take the stage this weekend, there will be a new judge watching. Added to this year’s roster is Linda Mack Berven,...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

San Juan Symphony weaves magic of storytelling

A sultan, a faithless queen, emirs, wazirs, lords, grandees, pirates, carnivals and shipwrecks. A pair of star-crossed lovers. Beauty and the Beast. Tom Thumb. And, most of all, one very smart...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

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