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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

‘Tennessee Waltz’ singer Patti Page dies at 85

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Patti Page, the “Singing Rage” who stumbled across “Tennessee Waltz” and made it one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85. Page died on New Year’s Day in...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Green Day back on tour in ’13

LOS ANGELES – Green Day is going back on the road. The Grammy-winning punk band announced new tour dates Monday.The band canceled the rest of its 2012 club schedule and postponed the start of a...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

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

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