Music

The Phil Collins effect

Roger Sellers is at his parents’ house in Houston when he answers my call. He’s back stateside after a whirlwind run of...

CU’s Eklund Opera presents a Victorian-era ghost story

The next production of the University of Colorado Eklund Opera Program, Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, is a Victorian-era ghost...

A place for all of it

"You can make changes. Thus, you can change the world. Right?” It’s a bit of wisdom Mark Oliver Everett, who largely goes...

Longmont Symphony’s ‘Musical Journeys’ take many forms

"Musical Journeys” is the thread running through the 2018–19 season of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra (LSO), and it takes different forms in each of...

The delightful imperfections of Frances Cone

It’s a story Christina Cone, frontwoman of Brooklyn-founded, now Nashville-based indie pop outfit Frances Cone, has only told once live — the story behind...

The work lies ahead

The last time J.S. Ondara was in Colorado, he opened for Lindsey Buckingham, of Fleetwood Mac fame, finding himself not only in the middle...

Mixing it up

For Dustin Payseur, changing the sound of Beach Fossils wasn’t a matter of abandoning what had come before. Rather, the frontman of the Brooklyn indie-rock...

The magic of the session

The story of Ímar — the traditional Irish music group, not the ninth-century Viking king the band is named after — starts, unsurprisingly, in...

Amanda Balestrieri wants to ‘see you in court’

When Amanda Balestrieri says “see you in court,” it’s an offer, not a threat. As director of Seicento Baroque Ensemble, she knows just how much...

My brightest dancer

When Shara Nova laughs, it’s like a break in storm clouds. You can feel warm sunlight flooding over everything in the general vicinity, vanquishing...

Blurring the lines

The Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF) is a place for hackers. Not hackers like Gary McKinnon or Albert Gonzalez, but hackers like Brian Eno,...

Dave Mason is feelin’ … pretty good

There aren’t many artists of Dave Mason’s vintage who can escape being defined by their past, and for most them — rockers who came...
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