Arts & Entertainment

Weather or not, Meltdown is here

Winter is over, and festival season for 2013 will kick into high gear this weekend with the aptly named Durango Bluegrass Meltdown.Now in its 19th year, it remains a heralded but still...

DATE: April 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Furtado happy to be back in town

Some of our younger music fans may not remember, but there was a time when a Durango concert by Tony Furtado was a guaranteed sellout. But it’s been a while.Veterans of the local scene may be...

DATE: April 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Lollapalooza a first for The Cure

CHICAGO – The Cure will make their first Lollapalooza appearance in the festival’s more than 20-year history this summer, joining fellow headliners Mumford and Sons, The Killers and Nine Inch...

DATE: April 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Young musicians to play Concert Hall

When Jacob Candelaria, 17, delivers a stunning, opening wail on his clarinet, you know Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” is off to a solid start.And so it was at a rehearsal earlier week for the...

DATE: March 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Looking to book your band? iAM.

Remember when “The Blues Brothers” took the stage at Bob’s Country Bunker where only chicken wire separated them from a roomful of violent rednecks? That’s the kind of nightmare scenario that...

DATE: March 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

London museum celebrates Bowie

LONDON – When did the modern era begin? With the Renaissance? With Elvis Presley?For a generation of music-loving Britons, it started on July 6, 1972, when David Bowie performed the song “Starman”...

DATE: March 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Library set to preserve ‘Silence’

WASHINGTON – Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence,” which was written amid the turmoil following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, will join Chubby Checker’s 1960s dance hit “The...

DATE: March 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Music’s history safe at the Strater

In Durango, you don’t have to go far to step back in time. That makes it an ideal setting for the first-ever Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival.Any day of the week, one can venture into the...

DATE: March 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Woman can’t pay $222K music tab

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota woman at the center of a long-running court fight over the unauthorized downloading of copyrighted music said there’s still no way she can pay record companies the...

DATE: March 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango celebrates Bach at annual festival

When violinist Nolan Reed concluded the opening concert in the 6th annual Bach Festival, a distinct hush fell over the crowd. Everyone seemed to sense that Reed was making real music, not learning,...

DATE: March 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

For the love of music

Talk about a jam session.Put 57 random musicians in a room and most people would want to lock the door and run. But Mark Walters has taken that chaos and created not only order but harmony. The...

DATE: March 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

SXSW blends famous, no-names

AUSTIN, Texas – In the frenzy of South by Southwest, even standouts such as The Flaming Lips feel the need to stand out.Now consider that problem while surveying the 2,200 mostly unknown bands...

DATE: March 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

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