Arts & Entertainment

Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES – Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Concert hall to hold Jazz on the Hill

Storm Large returns with her band to perform for this year’s Jazz on the Hill at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. Large is a musician, actor,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

A broken heart reignites Steve Perry’s love for music

NEW YORK – In the years after Steve Perry left Journey, he didn’t sing for anyone – not even for himself. No songs in the shower, humming tunes on the radio, or private concerts for family or...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson and Def Leppard are nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Stevie Nicks, Devo and Def Leppard are among the artists included in this year’s list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees, announced Tuesday. Other possible inductees include Rufus & Chaka Chan,...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Peggy Sue,’ immortalized by Buddy Holly, dies at 78

Peggy Sue Gerron was 17 years old, a senior at a Catholic girls school, when the world heard her name radiate through the airwaves over and over on its way to rock ’n’ roll immortality. And she was...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick dies at 72

LONDON – Geoff Emerick, who worked as recording engineer for the Beatles for many years and played an important role in the creation of “Revolver,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and other...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, dies at 76

NEW YORK – Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s “San Francisco Sound” both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other Bay Area bands...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Changes coming to local music hub

Changes are coming to the Balcony Bar and Grill, the indoor/outdoor watering hole known for live music. Owner Jeff Wall said they are downsizing the Backstage, the indoor portion of the bar, to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange

Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and fans can come along. The iconic group announced Monday that they will play two concerts...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Quadrivium launches opera season in recital format

The program for “A Night at the Opera” is so full, it brims with operatic snapshots from Handel to Stravinsky. Solos, duets, trios and quartets will unfold both familiar and new works and probably...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. The petition to the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been signed by more than...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

New duo to play for Humane Society

The dogs, cats and other animals at the La Plata County Humane Society have an ally in the new music duo Wells & van Tyn. The duo – made up of CV Wells on guitar and vocals and Jeroen van Tyn on...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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