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Thursday, September 25,2014

Breakneck blues

George Thorogood is definitely not slowing down with age

By Josh Gross
The Beatles did what they do, Dylan did what he does, and the rest of us had to play the blues,” George Thorogood says of the barreling Chicago-style electric blues he has specialized in for 40 years now.
Thursday, September 18,2014

STRING BAND

Twelve years ago, Yonder Mountain String Band put on their first Kinfolk Celebration at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons. This year, the festival will be triumphantly returning to its inaugural setting after much of the town was damaged by the 2013 flood.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Spooking the horses

Despite its forced relocation, Riot Fest endures

By Josh Gross
“Last year we were subjected to 20 hours of abuse by the extreme nonstop noise,” one resident told the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners as part of his objection to 2014’s Riot Fest. “If approved this year, it will mean more than 30 hours of the same.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Some unexpected charisma

Classical Requiem not by Mozart opens BCO season

By Peter Alexander
Before I confuse you any further, some simple facts: Conductor Bahman Saless and the BCO open this season, titled “Mystique,” with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Boulder. They will repeat the program at 7:30 p.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Lyons

For the past six years, Sounds of Lyons has been complementing the rich folk music mecca at Lyons with an annual classical music festival. This year that tradition will continue with performances of Brazillian flamenco guitar, Beethoven string quartets, pieces by Bach, Celtic and jazz.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Don’t call it a comeback

Claudia Schmidt has been playing here for years

By Josh Gross
Claudia Schmidt has been playing here for years.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Boulder Phil launches ‘Legends’ season with a bang

By Peter Alexander
If that doesn’t capture your imagination, next on the program will be the Second Piano Concerto by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Berta Rojas carries torch for tradition

Acclaimed Paraguayan classical guitarist makes a rare area appearance

By Dave Kirby
What may be surprising about the track, though, is that the string and percussion ensemble backing up Rojas’ guitar, The Recycled Instruments Orchestra of Cateura, is comprised of kids from Asunción, Paraguay, playing instruments recovered from, and in some cases constructed from, garbage heaps in the Paraguayan capital.
Thursday, August 28,2014

Yuna!

There isn’t a very deep bench for Malaysian-pop acts crossing over into the US and world market. But even if there were, the top of the roster would still likely be Yuna, the Pharrell-produced phenom whose 2012 debut album tore up Billboard’s charts.
Thursday, August 28,2014

Fun-loving criminals

West Water Outlaws to say thanks with free show and free beer at Boulder Theater

By Nadia Mishkin
I’ve always been kind of obsessed with the idea of outlaws,” says Will Buck, guitarist for West Water Outlaws, and the man who came up with the band’s name. “Back in the day the outlaws were these guys who were famous for being criminals, and people kind of loved them for it, even though they did bad things. So they could just kind of roam free.”
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