Music

Review: Delays don't damage Chris Brown's 'X'

Review: Delays don’t damage Chris Brown’s ‘X’

Brown captures attention from the get-go, opening “X” with the chilly first lines of his title track: “If you’re only as good as the company you keep/Then I’ma blame you for what they say about me,” he sings, taking listeners on a slow, dark cruise that eventually erupts into a crush of dubstep and electronic stylings from track producer Diplo.

Review: Strait's last concert album a gift to fans

Review: Strait’s last concert album a gift to fans

The 20-song “Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium” documents what was billed as Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait’s final concert.

Review: Streisand's timeless 'Partners' soars

Review: Streisand’s timeless ‘Partners’ soars

Streisand sings with a stellar list of partners on her 34th studio album, including the awesome and unexpected: Andrea Bocelli, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (who co-produced the album), Blake Shelton and Elvis Presley.

Review: Opera's Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

Review: Opera’s Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital.

Review: Too many hazy sentiments bog down McGraw

Review: Too many hazy sentiments bog down McGraw

At age 47, McGraw hits home with reflective songs about love and modern life — especially those of a mature Southern man seeking balance between the past and present.

Review: Robert Plant crosses continents on album

Review: Robert Plant crosses continents on album

There are the Robert Plant fans firmly in the why-doesn’t-he-just-tour-with-Led Zeppelin camp.

Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

Cirque du Soleil has a Beatles-themed resident show at The Mirage casino called “LOVE.”

Riot Fest denied appeal for Byers concerts 

LITTLETON | Arapahoe County has denied an appeal from a three-day music festival to again hold the event near the small town of Byers. KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/1sixfex ) that the county Board of Adjustment unanimously denied an appeal that would have given Riot …

Ronstadt, Katzenberg among those honored by Obama

President Barack Obama was awarding the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 22 recipients in an East Room ceremony also being attended with first lady Michelle Obama.