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Singing to the circles of our lives

“Again, again, we come and go, changed, changing.”The poetry of Wendell Berry has served many a nature-lover, many a composer and many a music lover. “Circles,” Berry’s poem about the cyclical...

DATE: May 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Ramone gets new life – posthumously

You can’t argue the Ramones’ contribution to music. The New York punk quartet achieved perfection through their simplicity; three chords, 3 minutes (tops) and they stand the test of time today,...

DATE: May 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Telluride Blues & Brews festival finalizes lineup

The full lineup for the 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is set. Headliners Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov’t Mule and The B-52s were announced last month. The schedule of who will play when...

DATE: May 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

1 down, 2 to go for chamber festival

Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla created four minutes of music that makes you forget everything. Perfectly titled, “Oblivion” is a small but intense chamber piece. At Friday night’s opening...

DATE: May 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Overfield may get his big ‘Break’

To many of us, 27 is still young. In the music business, it might feel like something closer to middle age (with apologies to Janis and Mssrs. Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Jim Morrison,...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Split Lip lives up to tough name

Talent isn’t always enough to make it in the music business; bands also must be resilient.Success comes from the ability to take some shots, be they poor record sales, personal tragedy or bad...

DATE: April 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

B-52s to invade Blues & Brews in Telluride

The headliners for the 19th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival aren’t what most would call traditional blues acts, but all three are big-time stars in their own musical spheres. Phil Lesh &...

DATE: April 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Diné guitarists to tour Four Corners

Diné musicians from Chinle High School in Arizona are spending the weekend on a mini concert tour through the Four Corners.The Chinle High Advanced Guitar Class and Jazz Band will play Red Mesa,...

DATE: April 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Oh, Zhu!

Saturday night, 15-year-old pianist Zhu Wang played Mozart’s beloved Concerto No. 21 as if he were twice – or three times – his age. Born in Yueyang City, Hunan Province, China, in 1997, Zhu plays...

DATE: April 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Symphony marks spring with ‘Nature’

The San Juan Symphony will finish its “Season of Appreciation” with the music of two of history’s most appreciated composers.Saturday’s “Nature” program will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s...

DATE: April 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Canadian trio is enjoying the ride

We hear so much about how hard it is to be a working musician that it’s really nice to hear that some people are still just in it for the fun of it. Case in point: a Canadian trio, Good...

DATE: April 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Strike up the band

Learn music young, and it stays with you for life, kind of like riding a bike.But to extend the metaphor to apply to the newly formed Durango Civic Symphonic Winds, that first time back in the...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

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