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Dave Brubeck inspired a strong finish to 2012

Overtures and finales. It turns out they’re not just important for starting and stopping concerts, but often memorable.A simple G Major scale turned out to be my pick for the most unusual overture...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

No shoulder season for live music at Fort Lewis College

Save for a break at Thanksgiving, the next month at Fort Lewis College brims with musical events. Almost every day through Dec. 8 has a concert, senior recital, ensemble or symphony program.Many...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Finally – The MET: Live in HD comes to FLC

There’s nothing like cheap red wine to give a fellow courage.That’s the idea behind Gaetano Donizetti’s popular comic opera “L’ Elisir d’Amore.” Composed at a time when traveling salesmen peddled...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

On anniversary of dark day, good news about Met

Anyone with a column assignment that falls on the anniversary of Sept. 11 must give pause. Eleven years ago today, I was awakened by a phone call from a friend in England. She had watched the first...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Fort Lewis College entertains idea of having MET Opera

The saga of opera in Durango sputters on. The good news: We’re somewhere between an overture and Act I. The bad news: The tentative start date for Allen Theatres’ program of European opera came and...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

MET Opera gone for now, but it’s not forgotten

On a recent Sunday, while dropping off newspapers, glass and cans at the recycling center, I ran into opera fans. The day before, at the public library, the same thing happened. Last week, in the...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Music festival at local church a well-kept secret

The 18th annual Animas Music Festival has come and gone. Sparse publicity limited the crowds. What a shame. John Pennington, the formidable former percussion studies director at Fort Lewis College,...

DATE: June 11, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Young actors give Shakespeare a pop music twist

When Rosalind meets Orlando, it’s love at first sight. Then life intervenes. Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like it,” is about being bedazzled and bewildered by first love. The young cast of the...

DATE: May 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Practice makes perfect for FLC weekend concerts

End-of-the-year recitals are often worth waiting for. That’s true for two thisweekend. In both cases, the musicians have been preparing for a long time, and you know they will be...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Visiting artist describes ‘The Immeasurable’

“Primeval Messages” would be a better title for Karen Kunc’s exhibition at Fort Lewis College than “The Immeasurable.” Her dense and colorful woodcuts are filled with lines, dots, grids, mazes and...

DATE: March 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Fort Lewis offers abundance of live music this season

At last count, the Fort Lewis College Music Department had scheduled an amazing 58 events for the winter-spring semester.I try to get to as many as I can, but because of the snowstorm Sunday, I...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Mayan calendar cartoon requires extra explanation

The ancient Mayan calendar has brought us another doomsday prediction. It’s been in the news a lot lately and predicts the world will come to an end Dec. 21. The numbers alone are a little spooky:...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2012 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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