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  • Cody Wales of The Magic Beans performs during ARISE Music Festival 2015. By C. Alan Crandall

    All-star lineup plays benefit for drummer’s mother

    By Quentin Young Members of some of the area’s favorite bands, in a gesture of support for one of their own, have joined the lineup of an all-star concert this weekend. The show is a benefit for Mindy Wales, mother of Cody Wales, the drummer for popular Nederland band The Magic Beans. Cody Wales has described in social media and in press accounts that his mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and is struggling to get by financially. His […]

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  • One Direction wins big at American Music Awards; Celine Dion pays tribute to Paris victims

    One Direction wins big at American Music Awards; Celine Dion pays tribute to Paris victims

    By Mesfin Fekadu Associated Press LOS ANGELES — One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday’s American Music Awards. “This is a testament to how incredible our fans are,” Louis Tomlinson said onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. “We just want to thank everyone that’s helped us in the last five years,” Liam Payne added. The band won the top award at last […]

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  • John Lydon, Public Image Ltd back on the road

    John Lydon, Public Image Ltd back on the road

    By Allison Stewart Chicago Tribune (TNS) Usually, the easiest way for John Lydon to disappoint somebody is to be nice to them. Lydon — the current frontman of post-punk forefathers Public Image Ltd and, of course, the former Sex Pistols frontman known as Johnny Rotten — has a longtime reputation for thorniness, though he really seems quite sweet. Lydon, 59, knows that, for some, an unsnarling Johnny Rotten is hardly worth the bother. “It’s unfortunate, because this is how I […]

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  • Colorado girl Clare Dunn comes home with show at 1stBank Center

    Colorado girl Clare Dunn comes home with show at 1stBank Center

    By Doug Pike Clare Dunn has been on the road for months. Last week, the country singer played a show in Muncie, Ind. Over the weekend, she was on stage in Kalamazoo, Mich. Thursday, Dunn finally will make a pit stop in her home state when she opens for Chris Young at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield. Dunn grew up on a ranch in Two Buttes — a speck on the southeastern Colorado map about an hour south of Lamar […]

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  • Jeff Daniels isn’t acting when he’s playing role of musician

    Jeff Daniels isn’t acting when he’s playing role of musician

    By Jack Stone Truitt The Seattle Times (TNS) You’ve probably seen Jeff Daniels act, but have you heard him sing? And no, the “Mockingbird” scene in “Dumb and Dumber” doesn’t count. Having written hundreds of songs and played almost as many gigs over the past 12 years, Daniels knows his music can stand on its own. “I love watching their heads explode,” he says. “The audience going, ‘Oh my god. I had no idea that you could sing, that you […]

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  • Colorado’s first jam band, Magic Music, plans reunion concert, film

    Colorado’s first jam band, Magic Music, plans reunion concert, film

    By Quentin Young Magic Music, more than any other band, set the tone for the Colorado hippie-music scene, with its back-to-the-earth ethos, long-haired men, natural women, abundant marijuana, DIY attitude, antiwar politics and sun-bright songs. In the early 1970s the band became well-known around Boulder, jamming at local venues and on the University of Colorado campus. The free-wheeling lifestyle of its members, who lived in school buses parked in the foothills, was the stuff of lore. Everyone thought they’d become […]

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