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Thursday, July 30,2015

Dance

Esperanza Spalding’s upright bass is bigger than she is, but that doesn’t stop her from bringing the house down when she plays her jazz tunes on it.
Thursday, July 30,2015

Laugh

Who says you can’t enjoy the finer things and laugh at the same time? With “A Little Nightmare Music,” Aleksey Igudesman and Huyng-ki Joo have put together a show that combines physical comedy, popular culture and classical music in an entertaining performance rife with laughs and unexpected turns.
Thursday, July 30,2015

Another color in the crayon box

Melissa Etheridge says music saved her life

By Amanda Moutinho
From coming out as a lesbian to her political activism to talking openly about her breast cancer diagnosis, Melissa Etheridge isn’t shy to tell the world about her personal problems. Honesty is the only way, she says. But she wasn’t always this way. Openness was her form of teenage rebellion, and she quickly found an outlet for her truth — music.
Thursday, July 23,2015

listen up!

“[In the beginning] I really had an attitude about not wanting to get better at [playing music] because I had some weird indie rock attitude about [my music] getting in the way of real feelings or something, but I definitely feel like I’m having...
Thursday, July 23,2015

Celebrate

Twenty-five years ago a milestone was passed for the disabled community. The Americans with Disabilities Act changed the lives of a lot of people by granting civil rights to people with disabilities, and now the Center for People with Disabilities’ Empowered Adapters Peer Group wants to celebrate.
Thursday, July 23,2015

A thriller comes to Colorado Music Festival

Star operatic baritone Samuel Ramey will be a guest artist for Bartk’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’

By Peter Alexander
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, music director of the Colorado Music Festival (CMF), makes Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle sound almost like a Hollywood horror movie. “The musical score is warning about danger,” he says of the one-act opera, which he will conduct as part of a Festival Orchestra concert Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, in the Chautauqua Auditorium. The concert, titled “Beyond Fairy Tales,” will conclude with a concert performance of the opera. Also on the program is Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, as arranged by the composer in 1919.
Thursday, July 23,2015

Aquarium Rescue Unit blooms

Drummer Jeff Sipe talks about the ‘band that never broke up’

By Dave Kirby
When Trey Anastasio took the stage with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead a few weeks ago, subbing for the 23-year-gone Jerry Garcia, it was a little hard not to regard the gig as a gentle and respectful closing of a generational arc.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Dance

He may have only been one half of alternative rap duo Das Racist, but Heems is a 100 percent bona fide rapper of his own regard. Touring in support of his debut solo album, Eat Pray Thug, Himanshu “Heems” Suri has made a name for himself in the hip-hop world with a style influenced in part by his Punjabi-Indian descent.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Bewitch

Amid a summer schedule with Mozart-centric performances and Red Rocks gigs with Denver music veterans DeVotchKa, the Colorado Symphony is finding the time to brush up on their wizardry. Slip through Platform 9 ¾ and find yourself among the halls of Hogwarts with this night of music from the soundtrack of the Harry Potter films.
Thursday, July 9,2015

Dance

Feeling nostalgic for some old-school country tunes? Your answer is The Central Rockies Old-Time Music Association’s annual music festival. Held on Parrish Ranch in Berthoud, this weekendlong festival brings together talented bluegrass and country groups from across the country, such as Tennessee’s Roan Mountain Hilltoppers and St.
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