Arts & Entertainment

Pharrell details the top songs he’s produced

NEW YORK – Who hasn’t Pharrell produced for? The hitmaker’s Rolodex includes pop heavyweights from Beyoncé to Justin Timberlake, maestros like Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira, and wildcards such as...

DATE: March 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Celtic fest is on the grow

Starting a music festival is not easy. Just ask C.J. Alderton, who against all odds will lead the way for what promises to be a successful second annual Durango Celtic Festival this weekend. “The...

DATE: March 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Hits just keep on coming at FLC

In an apparent creative burst, Fort Lewis College has been staging a midwinter rush of performances. Some involve guest artists. Some are free, and if ticketed, the price sits well below the cost...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

This list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Feb. 10, to Sunday Feb. 16, via Facebook,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Montgomery, Jones voted into Jazz Hall of Fame

NEW YORK – Singer Betty Carter, guitarist Wes Montgomery, drummer Elvin Jones and bandleader Fletcher Henderson have been voted into Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. JALC...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Jamaican reggae star to plant roots at Durango theater

I’m always impressed with the quality of live acts this town is able to attract. Despite being a bit out of the way, top musicians come here because the people demand it. Thursday will bring Tarrus...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Grandeur, old & new

If music could ever evoke the storms of resignation, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony would. Composed at the end of his life, the massive four-movement work rises and falls in an almost unbearable...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Power duo’ El Ten Eleven is not

The jury is still out on the genre of Los Angeles instrumental rock band El Ten Eleven. While more terms get created daily for any number of bands doing any number of things, a lot of descriptions...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Oscar Concert to honor composers

LOS ANGELES – After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide. The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

The return of movie soundtracks

Genres come and go through the years in cinema. Musicals and Westerns now come once in a blue moon. Romcoms and horror have lost a lot of credibility from mediocre material in the last decade. And...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Simple, complicated Seeger changed American music

Pete Seeger was a complicated man with a simple message: Make the world better, and be kind while doing it. To accomplish these goals, he harnessed hundreds of years of musical tradition into a...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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