Arts & Entertainment

‘Gatsby’ soundtrack is ambitious, not great

For his sure-to-be-fabulously-hip new take on “The Great Gatsby,” director Baz Luhrmann – collaborating with executive producer Jay-Z, executive music consultant Jeymes Samuel and executive music...

DATE: May 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Drug overdose suspected in death of Kriss Kross rapper

ATLANTA – The mother of rapper Chris Kelly told authorities in Atlanta her son became sick after taking cocaine and heroin on the night before he died, according to a police report. Kelly, half of...

DATE: May 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Singer George Jones is buried in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For a guy who sang so many sad songs, George Jones left behind a lot of laughs.There was more humor than sadness at Jones’ funeral Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House as...

DATE: May 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Choral Society to preview summer Europe excursion

Before 30 lucky members of Durango Choral Society head to Europe this summer for yet another tour of a lifetime, they’ll warm up on the locals. “I wanted to give the entire Choral Society and our...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

iTunes celebrates a decade, faces new challenges

NEW YORK – When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry – reeling from the effects of online piracy – was anxious to see how the new music...

DATE: April 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Review: Martin’s banjo melds well with Brickell

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, “Love Has Come For You” (Rounder Records) It’s clear from the opening line on the first song “When You Get To Asheville” that “Love Has Come For You” isn’t your...

DATE: April 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Singer Richie Havens dies at 72

NEW YORK – Richie Havens, who sang and strummed for a sea of people at Woodstock, has died of a heart attack Monday, his family said in a statement. He was 72. Havens, a folk singer and guitarist,...

DATE: April 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Big finale for local symphony

Big. That’s the adjective the season finale for the San Juan Symphony has inspired. From beginning to end, with a breath of elegant classicism in the middle, last Saturday’s concert earned the...

DATE: April 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Musical superpowers to hold summit

It’s not often that Durango’s guardians of classical music get together to share their cultural resources. But for the first time, Music in the Mountains, the San Juan Symphony and Fort Lewis...

DATE: April 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Tuning in: Twitter launches music app

LOS ANGELES – Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. Twitter said in a blog post that an app will be available for...

DATE: April 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Judge allows Flavor Flav to attend Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS – Flavor Flav has a new court date in Las Vegas that doesn’t interfere with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A judge on Thursday agreed to postpone arraignment for the...

DATE: April 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

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

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