Arts & Entertainment

Early birds to enjoy Reel Big time

Reel Big Fish was a pioneer in bringing third-wave ska music to the masses in the late ’90s. If you were alive in 1997, more than likely you heard the band in some form. That year, the single “Sell...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Folks kick up their heels on Reservoir Hill

A sudden surge of energy rushed through the Reservoir Hill tent in the brief moments before Railroad Earth took the stage. Throngs of bodies surged forward. Chairs were cast aside, fences bulged...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Birchard trades classroom for recording studio

Everyone should know Tim Birchard. The world would be a better place.Unfortunately, on a globe with 7 billion people, it’s just not mathematically possible. But on the bright side, (which is where...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Split Livers mix best of 2 worlds

Great musical minds tend to think alike. There are musicians everywhere doing the same folk thing, the same bluegrass thing, the same country thing or the same rock thing. Then, there are the jam...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Asleep at the Wheel to roll back to Durango

Asleep at the Wheel will appear tomorrow night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College and you shouldn’t pass up the serotonin fix you’re sure to leave the concert with. Asleep at the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

‘My goal is to make people dance’

Michael Franti is passionate. Whether it’s yoga, Indonesia, politics or music, he’s all about it. Those were a few of the topics Franti and I discussed recently. And on Saturday night, almost two...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Ugly Winner opting for beautiful sound

Vinyl is king. The LP, the top dog of media when it comes to playing music, took a slight backseat to the compact disc and then the iPod in the early 1990s, finding itself solely the love of music...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

In music, life, piano man Winston cares

For a man who plays songs without lyrics, George Winston’s music carries quite a message.“I try to play as many benefits as possible – it’s a balance,” Winston said by phone somewhere in Utah on...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Telluride brings out the Bayou

After 25 years, it’s hard to call the Telluride Jazz Festival a well-kept secret, but in that town the moniker fits.It’s also not small, although when compared to some of the other festivals in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

High spirited

Serendipity.Under late afternoon sunny skies, the Festival Orchestra had its own Olympic moment Saturday. Conductor Guillermo Figueroa and company unexpectedly delivered celebratory music for Day 2...

DATE: July 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

For starters, you can’t beat Bach

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 opened two Music in the Mountains concerts last week. On Thursday evening at St. Columba Catholic Church, conductor Guillermo Figueroa used the original...

DATE: July 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains celebrates the future

Music in the Mountains’ newest star is pianist Yeon Min Park, who was named the Grand Prize winner of the Next Generation Conservatory Competition on Monday. She will join the Festival Orchestra to...

DATE: July 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

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