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Thursday, August 8,2013

A farewell to the baton at the CMF

Finale concert marks the end of conductor Michael Christie’s tenure with the CMF

By Peter Alexander
One day, back when she was Kristy Peterson, composer Kristin Kuster got bored. The Boulder native was supposed to be practicing the piano, but like a lot of kids she got tired of the pieces she had been assigned. So she went into her father’s study, took out the scissors, and cut Mozart into tiny one-measure fragments.
Thursday, August 8,2013

Transformative festival Arises

Music, speakers, environmental ethos converge in Loveland

By Camilla Sterne
Music festivals have become far more than a gathering of bands and have morphed into a sub-cultural phenomenon that emphasize collaboration, ritual and enlightenment and strive to leave attendees transformed.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Psych rock group Eugene's Axe on the leading edge

Is Eugene’s Axe ready for a close-up?

By Dave Kirby
There’s some undeniable peril in tapping a rock song reference to name your band.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Gregory Alan Isakov: The horticultural hypnotist

Singer-songwriter's new album is spellbinding

By David Accomazzo
A vein of nature runs through troubadour Gregory Alan Isakov's music, fitting imagery for the singer-songwriter, who lived on a farm for several years. On his new album, The Weatherman, which dropped July 9, Isakov sings of “casting hooks off the California coast,” “plucking strings in the pouring rain” and “waiting in the wings while the trees undress.”
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.
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