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Thursday, July 25,2013

RockyGrass returns to Lyons

Festival brings the essence of bluegrass

By Joseph Wirth
Traditional bluegrass does not include any kind of electronic components or a modern-day drum kit, but its history throughout the United States and its improvisational nature has proven time and time again that bluegrass is one of the most complicated genres to perform.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Concerto marathon at Chautauqua

Pianist Olga Kern to play a bold series of Rachmaninoff pieces

By Peter Alexander
Michael Christie is really up for this weekend’s concerts at the Colorado Music Festival (CMF). “I think it’s going to be one of the most spectacular feats of artistry and stamina I’ll ever see,” he says.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Longmont Jazz Festival highlights Colorado's jazz scene

Longmont's passion for jazz keeps festival going

By Ainslee Mac Naughton
This Saturday, the Longmont Jazz Festival will celebrate its 15th year. The festival is aimed at bringing more jazz to Longmont and exposing a new audience to the music, says Jerry Maddock, a board member of the Longmont Jazz Association.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Fun on the fourth

Your guide to having a blast — with or without fireworks

By Patrick Fort
There are a lot of things to do on July 4, but with multiple parts of the state literally on fire, it might be hard to come by those oft-cherished fireworks. Here are some of the best things to do this Independence Day — fireworks not guaranteed.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Beating the heat: Dead Winter Carpenters at the Fox Theatre

The sweaty alt-country of the Dead Winter Carpenters comes to the Fox

By Dylan Owens
As June has given way to July, the heat index has inched up around Colorado. Boulder and Denver have seen their first handful of 90-degree days, with many more on the way. But coming from Phoenix, the Dead Winter Carpenters will kindly take Colorado’s summer sun.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Life in opera

Couple celebrates 30 years in the business

By Peter Alexander
If you think the nomadic, demanding schedule of opera singers might make it difficult for them to sustain a healthy marriage, you have not met Kevin Langan and Sally Wolf. The bass and soprano, who are appearing in plum roles at the Central City Opera (CCO) production of Our Town this summer, are living proof that opera singers can have their cake and eat it together. As a couple. Long term.
Thursday, June 27,2013

Masters and mash-ups at the Colorado Music Fest

Colorado Music Festival bids 'do svidaniya' to longtime director Michael Christie with ambitious program

By Peter Alexander
If you stop by the Colorado Music Festival (CMF) at Chautauqua this summer (June 29 through Aug. 9) and order “the usual,” you might get almost anything, from Bach to Brazilian guitars to Radiohead.
Thursday, June 27,2013

More than your average bass player

Bassist Dave Schools explains why Widespread Panic is his dream gig

By L. Kent Wolgamott
For Widespread Panic, it’s all about the flow. That’s the term bassist Dave Schools uses to describe the onstage communication and instrumental interplay transmitted among the members of the band that, when it’s right, makes for one of their legendary improvisation-spiced performances.
Thursday, June 27,2013

Boulder musical mix-and-match

Rock fusion band Jet Edison leads multi-band jam session

By Ainslee Mac Naughton
Take that basement jam session with a few musically inclined friends and imagine it 10 times bigger, 10 times better and at the Fox, and you´ve got the Jet Edison Summer Superjam.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Cross-cultural celebration

Intercambio party aims to unite musical, cultural and commercial communities

By Camilla Sterne
Lee Shainis’ office at Intercambio Uniting Communities is draped in the garb of many cultures. The walls house Ghanaian traditional attire, a Costa Rican embroidered vest, a gifted painting from Venezuela and even his own multicolored abstract piece. The footprints of cultural fusion are evident even in the subtle inflection that seems to have crept into his native Marylander voice after years of speaking Spanish.