Music

Altius Quartet boys are back in Durango for recital

When a cheeky violist dressed in torn jeans challenges three nattily attired string players, you know there’s another viola joke afoot. It’s also a new CD cover, “Dress Code,” the Altius Quartet’s...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College celebrates 20 years

For the past 20 years, the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College has been bringing eclectic lineups to Durango – everything from the annual Nutcracker shows at Christmas to offering local...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 13 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Book World: Joni Mitchell from both sides now

With her regal beauty, imperious nature and nifty clothes, Joni Mitchell could fit right into “Game of Thrones.” Her kingdom would be a mix of Canada and California, where handsome male musicians...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

How to compete with the original ‘Blade Runner’ score: Pay homage to it

The first trailer for “Blade Runner 2049” was filled with familiar imagery from Ridley Scott’s original 1982 film – giant neon advertisements, a smoggy noirish future ... Harrison Ford. But it...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Pianist George Winston playing in Durango

Legendary pianist George Winston is returning to Durango this weekend for shows at the Henry Strater Theatre. I had the chance to talk to him about his new album and what he considers the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Music

Recital Series getting underway Violinist, pianist perform at Unitarian Universalist Church

Tonight, violinist Brandon Christensen and pianist Marilyn Garst will unspool a remarkable program. Two majestic sonatas will frame two short contemporary works, and the concert will close with a...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

The MET’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’ showing in Durango

Since Mozart completed “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) in 1791, his light operatic fantasy has been reimagined many times. The MET Live in HD presents one of the most whimsical iterations of...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

The lasting legacy of the Doors

LOS ANGELES – The door to the Doors is numbered 420. A quirk of circumstance that feels comically ordained. Technically, this is the entrance to the Doors Music Co., the licensed legal corporation...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Bellini’s ‘Norma’ launches MET Live in HD at FLC

If you live in occupied territory, your choices are limited: collaborate or resist. Norma, the title character in Vincenzo Bellini’s opera of the same name, does both – with disastrous results. At...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

San Juan Symphony, choral societies unite for concert

In early October, “Requiem for Eagles” will briefly alight in Durango and Telluride. At 7 pm. Saturday, David Lingle’s contemporary version of the ancient Latin Mass for the Dead will fill...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Radiohead, Simone and Moody Blues are Rock Hall nominees

NEW YORK – British rockers Radiohead, singer Nina Simone and The Moody Blues are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Jennifer Lopez cancels Las Vegas performances after shooting

LAS VEGAS – Jennifer Lopez is canceling her Las Vegas performances this week out of respect to the victims of the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. The entertainer on Tuesday announced the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music