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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

Recital is welcome respite from holiday fare

Before the holiday season gets too sugary, one concert stands out for a program of champagne clarity. Soprano Ruth Wilson-Francisco will give a recital tonight that may prove to be the sleeper of...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

In their own words

There’s a lot to see and do in Washington, D.C.; the catch, of course, is that you have to actually be in Washington to see and do those things.Not so, however, for a new exhibit at the Library of...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Old North State is bidding Durango goodbye

Aiming high sometimes means moving on. Old North State, the local acoustic rock and bluegrass band that has at times been a duo, a trio and a quartet, is pulling up stakes for higher hopes.No...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Rahzel gets mouthy

As if simultaneous beatboxing and rapping wasn’t interesting enough, mix in artists like Björk and Ben Harper and you can see why Rahzel has been called the “Godfather of Noyze” and “greatest...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

AC/DC’s catalog is now on iTunes

NEW YORK – AC/DC is finally releasing its music digitally on iTunes.Columbia Records and Apple announced Monday that the classic rock band’s music will be available at the iTunes Store worldwide....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Symphony frames new music with classics

The good ship Lollapalooza sailed Saturday night with 135 singers and 47 orchestral musicians on board. By numbers alone, singers could have swamped the San Juan Symphony, but they didn’t. So well...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Reggae legends to rock Durango

Jamaica and reggae. They go hand in hand.Since the 1960s, the laid-back, feel-good music has transcended the island’s borders and is enjoyed by the world. From Tokyo to London to Honolulu, reggae...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Jermaine Jackson files petition to change his name

Jermaine Jackson doesn’t want to be a Jackson anymore?The older brother of Michael Jackson filed a name change petition Tuesday in Los Angeles, reports the AP.He wants to switch to Jermaine...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ is his enduring legacy

Don’t believe everything you see in the movies.That’s the message maestro Arthur Post delivered to an enthusiastic bunch of classical music-lovers Wednesday at Sorrel Sky Gallery for his regular...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Beyonce set for Super Bowl halftime

NEW YORK – All the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers. That's because Beyonce is the halftime show performer.A source familiar with the Super Bowl...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

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