Arts & Entertainment

Choral Society gets in the spirit with ‘Family Christmas’ concert

About 120 singers from the three Durango Choral Society choirs and members of the Durango Jazz Combo are warming up for Sunday’s performance of “A Traditional Family Christmas” at the Community...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Oops, she did it again: Spears fails on new album

Britney Spears, “Britney Jean” (RCA Records) You want to release a good album? You better work harder, chick. A lot harder. Britney Spears’ latest release, “Britney Jean,” is a total letdown. It’s...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Jazz percussionists to revisit past

Tonight, 100 years of jazz history will be compressed into a gem of a performance at the Community Concert Hall. “We’ll begin with the root of it all,” Jonathan Latta said in an interview last...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Toy company sues Beastie Boys over ‘Girls’ song

SAN FRANCISCO – A Northern California toy company is fighting for its right to parody a popular Beastie Boys song. Oakland-based GoldieBlox filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking permission to...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Nov. 25: Top Songs 1. “The Monster (feat. Rihanna),” Eminem 2. “Royals,” Lorde 3. “Timber (feat. Ke$ha),” Pitbull 4. “Counting Stars,” OneRepublic...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Hallelujah chorus

Sometimes you want to be on the edge of your seat. At other times, it is nice to use the whole thing. On Sunday, it was time to sit back and take in the glory of Handel’s “Messiah,” delivered with...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Dead comes to life in film, on stage

The Grateful Dead had one of the longest runs in rock music history, but the band may have never been better than it was in 1972. And for those of us who may not remember, there’s film to prove it....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Wu-Tang forever, but not with RZA on the mic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – RZA sees the latest Wu-Tang Clan endeavor as the end of the influential rap group as we know it. The 44-year-old Wu-Tang leader and producer says he’s still six weeks or so away...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Red Rocks new home for music hall

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame will make the Red Rocks Trading Post, at the base of the world famous natural amphitheater, its new home. “Starting with Mayor Hancock, the city of Denver has been...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Maura O’Connell’s voice is in demand

If you judge her by the company she keeps, then Maura O’Connell is one of the most sought-after Celtic singers performing today. An Irish upbringing followed by an immersion in the Nashville music...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Eminem re-explores Marshall Mathers

Eminem, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope) Don’t be fooled: Eminem’s latest, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” is not a sequel to his gloriously unhinged 2000 rap masterpiece, “The...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

From the ‘Prairie’ to the mountains

Robin and Linda Williams began their musical journey together in 1971. The duo, playing country, folk and bluegrass, started playing and recording as part of the Minneapolis folk scene. It is now...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

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