Music

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Singers, start your voices

It’s about to get real for a good cause. Last month, area singers were challenged to turn in audition tapes for a chance to compete in the second Durango Voice competition, a fundraiser for Manna....

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Community Concert Hall to hold a prep music extravaganza on Wednesday

A school music extravaganza, featuring ensembles with musicians from Durango area schools, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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As the stars he parodied disappeared, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic remains

LOS ANGELES – One day last summer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, on break from “Hamilton,” stopped by neighbor Jimmy Fallon’s house in the Hamptons. They both love music and Fallon has a listening room in...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Durango High student makes Carnegie Hall debut

Some musicians play all their lives without making it to Carnegie Hall. But for Durango High School student Grace Wilmes, her invitation to perform at one of the world’s most famous venues came...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

MADISON, Wis. – Clyde Stubblefield, a James Brown drummer who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, has died. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, says Stubblefield died of kidney...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Blues train returning to Durango this summer

SBG Productions and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival will return to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and offer the seventh annual blues train June 2 and 3, and Aug. 18 and 19. The...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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San Juan Symphony celebrates Gershwin

Like a fading memory of times gone by,” Thomas Heuser said in an interview this week, “images seem to dissolve and break apart. A saxophone soloist creates the mood of a smoky cabaret theater...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Grammy producer apologizes for Metallica, Caesar glitches

LOS ANGELES – The longtime producer of the Grammy Awards is offering apologies to Metallica and Shirley Caesar after a technical glitch and a misprint marred their inclusion on the show. The mic...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Skrillex lead ACLU concert

NEW YORK – Outrage about President Donald Trump’s travel ban has prompted a spring fundraising concert for the American Civil Liberties Union that will feature a diverse lineup, including...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers reunite for Grammy honor

LOS ANGELES – Tom Petty got his band the Heartbreakers back together for a high-class gig to launch Grammy weekend. Foo Fighters, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Jackson Browne, the Head...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Pink Floyd releases new album

TOKYO – Pink Floyd’s new double album, “The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation” (Sony), is a collection of rarely or never-heard recordings by the British band, a leader of progressive rock. Listeners...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Aretha is retiring: Singer plans 1 more album

The Associated Press NEW YORK – At 74, the Queen of Soul has decided to take it a little easier. Aretha Franklin is planning to retire this year, she told Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4, the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music