Arts & Entertainment

R.E.M. tops Spotify’s Top 10 viral tracks

The following 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 Dec. 17–23, through Facebook, Tumblr,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Google launches new music service ‘scan and match’

LOS ANGELES – Google is turning on a “scan and match” service for Google Music users to store copies of their songs online, offering free what Apple charges $25 a year for.The service, which...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Beck looks for new connection with ‘Song Reader’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Beck Hansen wants you to think about the way music has changed during the last century and what that means about how human beings engage each other these days. Laboring over the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Get your Irish on

i-devices might connect us to a friend of a friend in Wagga Wagga, Australia, but fiddles and mandolins will always introduce us to strangers next door.Each Sunday afternoon, the traditional Irish...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Brass arrangement to herald in season

Palestrina, Victoria, Gabrieli, Byrd and even Francis Poulenc have set “O Magnum Mysterium” differently. The chant comes from the Matins of Christmas and means “O great mystery.”One version has...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Jazz composer, pianist Dave Brubeck dies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as “Take Five” caught listeners’ ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

I want to bang on the drum all day

The last time I heard a concerto for jazz violin and a toccata without instruments was ... never. Such is the imaginative programming of the Fort Lewis College Jazz and Percussion ensembles.Last...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Recital is welcome respite from holiday fare

Before the holiday season gets too sugary, one concert stands out for a program of champagne clarity. Soprano Ruth Wilson-Francisco will give a recital tonight that may prove to be the sleeper of...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

In their own words

There’s a lot to see and do in Washington, D.C.; the catch, of course, is that you have to actually be in Washington to see and do those things.Not so, however, for a new exhibit at the Library of...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Old North State is bidding Durango goodbye

Aiming high sometimes means moving on. Old North State, the local acoustic rock and bluegrass band that has at times been a duo, a trio and a quartet, is pulling up stakes for higher hopes.No...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Rahzel gets mouthy

As if simultaneous beatboxing and rapping wasn’t interesting enough, mix in artists like Björk and Ben Harper and you can see why Rahzel has been called the “Godfather of Noyze” and “greatest...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

AC/DC’s catalog is now on iTunes

NEW YORK – AC/DC is finally releasing its music digitally on iTunes.Columbia Records and Apple announced Monday that the classic rock band’s music will be available at the iTunes Store worldwide....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

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