Stories of Standards
11:32 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Marks and Simmons' "All of Me" | Stories of Standards

Written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simmons in 1931, "All of Me" is one of the most recorded songs of its era. 

First performed by actress and singer Belle Baker over the radio, "All of Me" was also recorded in 1931 by star Ruth Etting. 

Notable covers include versions by Russ Columbo, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, the Count Basie Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington and many more!

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6:11 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

New Music Monday---A New Month Marches In

Thanks to all our of esteemed listeners who became new, renewing or rejoining  members making our Winter Membership Drive successful, a special additional hug of gratitude is extended to those who pledged during the 2 New Music Monday editions of the campaign.

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Performance Reviews
1:05 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Performance Review: Gov't Mule & John Scofield at Ogden Theater | Feb. 24, 2015

A jazz guy plays with a heavy rock band? That would be the superficial description of Sco-Mule. A deeper examination shows that John Scofield and Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes are twin brothers of different mothers. Each possesses a yearning, restless soul, constantly seeking new musical forms and combinations. Each is fearless behind his guitar. And each is possessed of a virtuoso talent and, seemingly, can do whatever he wants.

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Book Review
12:52 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Book Review: Santana - Pioneering Latin Rock

As I work through the autobiography of any rock guitarist, (e.g. Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, and now Carlos Santana), I speculate on the actual writing involvement of the subject.

In this memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light, journalist Ashley Kahn and tour companion/musician Hal Miller headline the “Acknowledgements” page.

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Theater Review
12:27 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Bob Bows: Colorado Ballet's Masterworks

(L to R) Maria Mosina and Sharon Wehner
Credit Sue Daniels Photography

For the artists of the Colorado Ballet, their annual foray into what Balachine called "dance ballet" means an opportunity to show their talent beyond the classical canon, and show it they do.

For ballet lovers, this means that one need not book a trip to New York or San Francisco to experience exquisitely performed divertissements.

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