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Travels with Trace

Midday in Brooklyn, and Trace Bundy is chilling after a “pretty much sold out” show the night before when Boulder Weekly catches up with...

How to transcend time

Less than 2,000 people live in the unincorporated community of Trona, California, nestled against the western edge of a dry lake bed southwest of...

Boulder Chamber Orchestra presents music grown from friendship

David A. Jaffe’s new Violin Concerto grew out of a friendship between the composer and a Colorado violinist. Karen Bentley Pollick, who lives in Evergreen,...

‘Always carry gaff tape’ and other lessons learned by Courtney Barnett

Notoriety came quickly for Courtney Barnett. After releasing her first full-length album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit in March...

Boulder Phil ventures into classical repertoire

The Boulder Philharmonic is set to enter less familiar territory: Mozart and Beethoven. Is that surprising? “Classical pieces are a little bit of a departure...

Haydn’s happy creation

There are lightning and thunder, leaping tigers and creeping serpents. All of that and more is portrayed musically in The Creation by Joseph Haydn, but conductor...

Adventures in geography and gender

Two of Boulder’s choral groups will separately spend the weekend exploring geography and gender. Happily, both programs will be given twice in the Boulder area....

Luther Dickinson’s songbook

It’d be a mistake to regard Luther Dickinson’s Blues & Ballads — A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II as a career retrospective, even...

Music for the people, by the people

There is a tendency to want to compare The Felice Brothers to the past — to say they sound like The Band, Bob Dylan...

Partying: a determination to maintain the belief that life is good

If you had access to MTV in the early 2000s, you likely witnessed the era of high-energy, raucous young men who lived by a...

Boulder Philharmonic opens season with ‘joie de vivre’

It sounds just like Boulder: “a mixture of cheeky irreverence and sophistication, elegant and raucous.” It’s actually conductor Michael Butterman describing the first piece of...

Lindsey Stirling is ‘Brave Enough’

Lindsey Stirling has spent her career pushing boundaries. While most violinists are known for sitting in a chair playing classical music, Stirling takes a...
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