Arts & Entertainment

Native flute will be treat for St. Mark’s recital

James J. Pellerite, professor of flute at Indiana University retired a few years ago and turned to a new world of musical exploration – and a new career – with the Native American flute. He will be...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

SoloDuo is guitar at high fidelity

When one thinks of classical music, a duo is not what usually comes to mind. And when one thinks of guitars, rarely does the instrument conjure images of classical music.SoloDuo lays to rest such...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Post’s classmate to stand in for symphony director

Arthur Post is the unquestioned leader of the San Juan Symphony. This weekend, however, Durango will be rewarded that Post has friends in high places, because the maestro will be about 1,200 miles...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Grammy Awards grab good crowd

NEW YORK – While the Grammy Awards couldn’t come close to the freakishly high ratings generated in 2012 because of Whitney Houston’s death and Adele’s smashing success, this year’s show had the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Musical education

Any fan of Hollywood can tell you that when it comes to show biz, it’s hard to find an original idea.There is something to be said for going with what works: The fifth installment in Bruce Willis’...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Singers to honor Helm at Grammys

NEW YORK – Elton John and Mumford & Sons will hit the Grammys stage to pay tribute to Levon Helm.The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that T Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown and Brittany...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

CBS: Leave skimpy clothes home for Grammys

NEW YORK – CBS is asking stars not to bare too much skin at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.The network requests that “buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered” for the televised award show....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Banjo unchained

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Even the members of The Lumineers are puzzled by the success of their song “Ho Hey” and their sudden rise to fame after years on the road. The song has long legs and is not only...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Violinist makes DHS history

The last time Durango High School placed a musician in Colorado’s All-State Orchestra, Nolan Reed wasn’t old to enough to hold the violin that has made him a rising star, let alone play it.Nolan, a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango High tuning up for money

Things are looking up for the Durango High School instrumental music program, but progress doesn’t come cheap.Two years ago, the student marching band had fewer than 10 members, and the rolls of...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Spotify unveils Obama playlist

NEW YORK – President Barack Obama is preparing for all the musicians set to perform at his inauguration festivities by releasing an official playlist.He released the 16-track playlist, which also...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Reviewing the overlooked albums of 2012

While everyone was buzzing about big releases from Frank Ocean, Fiona Apple, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift, you might have missed some must-listens. Here’s what you should know about, and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

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