Arts & Entertainment

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

‘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

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