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Notre Stern I came into work Monday to a live report from NPR—something I regard as rare these days. Notre Dame is burning. As soon as I heard, I whipped out my phone and scanned through columns of smoke, skeletal steeples, and  bright orange destruction. Tuesday,

Colorado Symphony takes on Mussorgsky

COLO. Symphony played three classical Selections The Denver Center of the Performing Arts recently hosted a weekend with the Colorado Symphony, performing Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, along with Ives’ Symphony No.3 and Barber’s Violin Concerto. Conductor Brett Mitchell returned to conduct all three

Reed Foehl delivers the soul of music

Foehl plays the Walnut Room On Friday, April 5, the soul of music hid in the crowded backroom venue of the Walnut Room on Denver’s north side as people waited to hear Reed Foehl perform.  Foehl, as his website puts it, “touches on a range

Son Lux | Whispering | Single Review

This is Meru Rating: Thumbs Down Released in the latter half of March, Son Lux debuted their second single off their upcoming sixth record. The single “Whispering” begins with a subtle, relaxed piano progression and faint, breezy vocals. As the track progresses, it becomes apparent

Tame Impala | Patience | Single Review

Universal Australia Rating: Thumbs Up Tame Impala’s new single “Patience” evokes images of orange vinyl couches slumped against paisley-patterned wallpaper and polyester bell bottoms brushing the shag carpeting. The 70s disco-meets-new-wave vibe emanating from this single is reminiscent of most of Tame Impala’s discography. The

Khalid | Free Spirit | Album Review

RCA Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars The second full-length release from Khalid since 2017 premiered on April 5 this year. After the success of his debut album American Teen and release of a short EP, Suncity, to tide fans over, Free Spirit has

Rich The Kid | The World Is Yours 2 | Album Review

Interscope / Rich Forever Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Atlanta rapper Rich The Kid released his second studio album, The World Is Yours 2, in late March and it is anything but extraordinary. The 44-minute, 16-song LP features 10-plus prolific artists that are well-known

Spotify says no to royalties

Spotify rejects royalty terms Spotify, along with other large companies such as Google and Amazon, has recently come into controversy as the company announced its intention to appeal a songwriter royalty-rate increase. The whole debacle began in January of 2018 when the US Copyright Royalty

P!nk’s seven act extravaganza

P!nk performs at Denver’s Pepsi Center Oh my gosh, you’re bleeding!” P!nk exclaimed at a fan grasping for P!nk’s hand in the pit engulfed by the rest of her extravagant heart-shaped stage. “I can get you a Band-Aid if you need one, seriously.” P!nk, performing