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Being the erudite, sarcastic and self-aware person that he is, Ian Anderson knows that, to many, Jethro Tull is just that band with the guy with the flute, or the band that stole the first Hard Rock/Metal Performance Grammy from …

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  • Salt Lake-born violinist returns to close Utah Symphony season
    It’s fitting that Simone Porter will play Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir d’un lieu cher,” or “Memory of a dear place,” with the Utah Symphony on...
    Updated May 20 2017 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Delfeayo Marsalis, making jazz fun again in JazzSLC season ender
    Delfeayo Marsalis needs no introduction. Yes, he’s from THAT jazz family (younger brother of trumpeter Wynton and saxophonist Branford). But he’s char...
    Updated May 22 2017 10:44 am   |     |   Share
  • Chris Cornell’s family believes prescription drugs may have caused his death
    Chris Cornell’s family is disputing the findings of the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, which ruled that the Soundgarden frontman died from su...
    Updated May 19 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    After a years-long legal battle to be freed from a recording contract with a defunct label, 26-year-old pop singer JoJo released ’Mad Love.’ in 2016, her first full-length album in a decade. She’ll be performing at The Depot in Salt Lake City on Monday. Concert preview: JoJo still has ‘Mad Love’ for making music
    Pop singer JoJo (aka Joanna Levesque) made her triumphant return to the music scene in 2016, releasing her first full-length album in 10 years. She ju...
    Updated May 19 2017 11:31 am   |     |   Share



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    Minneapolis • A Minnesota judge has ruled that Prince’s six siblings are the heirs to his estate. In a ruling made public Friday, Carver County Distri...
    Updated May 19 2017 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Omar Souleyman, a world and electronic music performer from Syria who began his career as a pop/folk wedding singer, is the special guest artist at the 2017 Living Traditions Festival, to be held at the Salt Lake City & County Building and Library Square. His new album, ’To Syria, With Love,’ is due out June 2. Concert preview: Syrian Omar Souleyman will ‘sing in every color’ at Living Traditions Festival
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  • (Courtesy photo)    Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas. Concert preview: Jessica Hernandez taps into her heritage to spark creativity for new album
    In 2015, singer-songwriter Jessica Hernandez traveled through Salt Lake on a small, self-funded tour that saw her and her band of Deltas performing at...
    Updated May 22 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs during the band’s concert at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Cornell, 52, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, died at a hotel in Detroit and police said Thursday, May 18, 2017, that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Reaction to the death of rocker Chris Cornell
    New York • Some reaction to the death of rocker Chris Cornell at age 52: ——— “I love you, brother. Thank you for your friendship and your humor and yo...
    Updated May 18 2017 12:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    German DJ and electronica/trance pioneer Paul van Dyk will be performing at The Complex in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 17. Concert preview: Why Paul van Dyk feels ‘Touched by Heaven’ despite a horrible mishap
    When German DJ Paul van Dyk — one of the biggest names in electronic music and often considered the godfather of trance — fell through a poorly marked...
    Updated May 18 2017 05:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Chris Cornell didn’t want to make the video for ‘Black Hole Sun,’ but it ended up launching the band to mega-stardom
    By the time Soundgarden released “Superunknown” in 1994, the band already had a platinum album (1991’s “Badmotorfinger”) and helped shape the defining...
    Updated May 18 2017 11:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Saudi ads promise ‘star-studded’ performance with Toby Keith during Trump’s visit
    Singer-songwriter Toby Keith, known for his patriotic and sometimes alcohol-focused lyrics, will be in Saudi Arabia this weekend to perform at a men-o...
    Updated May 18 2017 11:39 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Caitlin Lynch (Donna Elvira), with Joshua Hopkins (Don Giovanni), in Utah Opera’s film-noir-inspired production of Mozart’s ’Don Giovanni.’ Utah Opera ends its season with stylish ‘opera noir’
    Utah Opera has gone to the movies for its season closer, a production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” reimagined as a 1950s film noir. Director Kristine Mc...
    Updated May 15 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Laura Pergolizzi aka L.P. performs on day 2 of the 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on Saturday November 2, 2013 in New Orleans Louisiana.(Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP) Concert preview: How ‘Lost on You’ singer LP finally found success
    Laura Pergolizzi, known to family, friends and fans alike simply as LP, has perhaps more experience with the fickle nature of the recording industry t...
    Updated May 15 2017 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates collaborations on new album
    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has made some famous friends over the years. A dozen appear on the choir’s new album, “Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends,”...
    Updated May 13 2017 09:26 am   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Los Angeles-based Celtic-rock band Flogging Molly will be performing Friday, May 12 at The Complex in Salt Lake City. The band’s first album in six years, ’Life Is Good,’ is due out June 2. Concert preview: Flogging Molly eager to share the power of positivity in Salt Lake City
    Flogging Molly’s path to their new record, “Life Is Good,” was particularly long and troublesome. In part because writing and recording sessions wound...
    Updated May 15 2017 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Sinfonia Salt Lake closes season with music of the most interesting composer you’ve never heard of
    Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, was full of surprises. Perhaps most surprising, say Gerald Elias and Robert Baldwin, is the fact that the ...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rock musician Barns Courtney, who’s split his time living between the U.K. and Seattle, will be performing at Salt Lake City’s Kilby Court on Friday, May 12. His debut EP, ’The Dull Drums,’ came out in January. Courtesy Liz Gander Concert preview: How Barns Courtney’s personality, perseverance gave him a second shot
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    Updated May 11 2017 04:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • The Wild Reeds are best known for the three-part harmonies created by singers (from left) Sharon Silva, Kinsey Lee and Mackensie Howe, who all contribute songwriting while alternating on lead vocals. They will be playing at The State Room in Salt Lake City this Saturday in support of their second album, ’The World We Built.’ Courtesy Genevieve Davis Concert preview: Harmonious approach puts The Wild Reeds on a ‘divine’ path
    “It’s not what you’ve got that’ll get you to God,” Mackenzie Howe, Kinsey Lee and Sharon Silva of The Wild Reeds sing on “Only Songs,” the lead single...
    Updated May 11 2017 04:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ join up for uplifting blues on new album
    The first collaboration by Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ — the trailblazer and his by-now experienced disciple — is an easy listen. It’s as a blues album whe...
    Updated May 09 2017 10:02 am   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    California alt-rock band Night Riots will be opening for Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and Atlas Genius on Friday, May 12 at The Depot in Salt Lake City. Their first full-length album, ’Love Gloom’ was released this past fall. Concert preview: Night Riots’ imperfections see the light of day
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    Updated May 11 2017 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Review: Spoon’s ‘Hot Thoughts’ is raw, often danceable
    Spoon’s “Hot Thoughts” is raw, sinewy and often danceable, the band charging into its ninth album with a cruder and more experimental approach. Helmed...
    Updated May 08 2017 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Caitlin Lynch (Donna Elvira), with Joshua Hopkins (Don Giovanni), in Utah Opera’s film-noir-inspired production of Mozart’s ’Don Giovanni.’ Utah Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni’ goes noir in season-ender
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    Updated May 15 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  •   Actor Kiefer Sutherland released a country music album, “Down In A Hole,” in 2016 and is touring the U.S. in support of the record. He will play the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 9. Courtesy Beth Elliott Concert preview: Kiefer Sutherland, country musician, is no acting role
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    Updated May 10 2017 09:37 am   |     |   Share
  • David McClister  |  Courtesy  Son Volt  will play The State Room on Wednesday May 10, 2017. Concert preview: Son Volt exploring musical roots as they return to Salt Lake
    After more than two decades of making music with Son Volt, Jay Farrar wanted to get back to the roots— not just the roots of his own band, but the blu...
    Updated May 09 2017 03:03 pm   |     |   Share