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Ugly Winner opting for beautiful sound

Vinyl is king. The LP, the top dog of media when it comes to playing music, took a slight backseat to the compact disc and then the iPod in the early 1990s, finding itself solely the love of music...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

In music, life, piano man Winston cares

For a man who plays songs without lyrics, George Winston’s music carries quite a message.“I try to play as many benefits as possible – it’s a balance,” Winston said by phone somewhere in Utah on...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Telluride brings out the Bayou

After 25 years, it’s hard to call the Telluride Jazz Festival a well-kept secret, but in that town the moniker fits.It’s also not small, although when compared to some of the other festivals in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

High spirited

Serendipity.Under late afternoon sunny skies, the Festival Orchestra had its own Olympic moment Saturday. Conductor Guillermo Figueroa and company unexpectedly delivered celebratory music for Day 2...

DATE: July 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

For starters, you can’t beat Bach

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 opened two Music in the Mountains concerts last week. On Thursday evening at St. Columba Catholic Church, conductor Guillermo Figueroa used the original...

DATE: July 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains celebrates the future

Music in the Mountains’ newest star is pianist Yeon Min Park, who was named the Grand Prize winner of the Next Generation Conservatory Competition on Monday. She will join the Festival Orchestra to...

DATE: July 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

The gang’s all here for 1st weekend

It’s always special when Music in the Mountains rolls out the full festival orchestra each year, and this weekend the music will match the moment.“We’ve got some very big works, lots of brass, lots...

DATE: July 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains ready for season 26

There will be new faces and familiar ones as Music in the Mountains enters its 26th season Sunday.It will be the fist time in 10 years that the festival will begin without Susan Lander at the helm....

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

The countdown has begun

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Lining up for High Rollers

The seemingly omnipresent High Rollers, created and ably led by Andy Janowsky for the last 18 years, released its sixth CD on Friday at the Wild Horse Saloon to an adoring, dance-crazed crowd. The...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Simpson and bandmates try (try, try) again

Ben Simpson is almost obsessive in his quest to find your favorite bar song – and your least favorite. He wants to know what’s overdone, what gets your foot tapping and what gets you to put another...

DATE: June 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Village People keep bringing the party

I’ll be honest. I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up the phone to speak with Eric Anzalone, best known as “The Biker” from the Village People.It’s easy to be cynical about a group that has...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

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