Timeless classics: Here’s a short list to get you started on your definitive Christmas collection

Monday, December 24, 2012 Every year there are a dozen or more new Christmas albums released. But as much money and effort as we put into expanding our holiday collection, we sometimes overlook the classics that no collection... more

Straight from the Handcart Ranch

Linda East Brady Monday, December 24, 2012 The Wyoming wind was blowing at a good 50 or 70 miles an hour when singer/songwriter Trinity Seely, who plays The Ice Sheet with Roy’s SaddleStrings on Thursday, Dec, 27, talked to the Standard-... more

Gift ideas for music lovers

Linda East Brady Friday, December 21, 2012 Books and music have not lost their charm as gifts, even as the formats have changed. You can go high-tech -- maybe an MP3 player or Kindle loaded with a few personal choices for the giftee?Or you... more

Symphonic choir plans Sunday concert

Friday, December 21, 2012 BRIGHAM CITY -- The Box Elder Symphonic Choir is ringing in the holidays with a concert on the eve of Christmas Eve. The concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Brigham City Tabernacle, 251 S.... more

Suggestions for your Christmas playlist

Aisha Harris Thursday, December 20, 2012 There are plenty of people who loathe Christmas music or tire of it quickly, and it can be easy to see why: Every year brings fruitless attempts to introduce a new song into the canon or put a new... more

AP chooses Adele as Entertainer of the Year

Jake Coyle Wednesday, December 19, 2012 NEW YORK -- Though Adele didn't have a new album or a worldwide tour in 2012, she's still rolling. After a year of Grammy glory and James Bond soundtracking, Adele has been voted The Associated Press... more

Relax, get your groove on at Open Mic Night

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 BOUNTIFUL — Tired of the malls and the holiday hustle and bustle? Bring your instrument, your voice and your attention, and join friends and family for the Bountiful Open Mic Night. The mic is open... more

It's time to recognize the contributions of Quicksand

Ryan Hall Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Post-hard-core"Slip" (reissue). Quicksand. One of the bands to get snatched up in the signing frenzy left in the wake of Nirvana's success, New York City post-hard-core foursome Quicksand never quite... more

Beat Beat: 'Love Is Strange' and Mickey Baker

Linda East Brady Wednesday, December 19, 2012 On The Beat Beat this week, we celebrate the truly original tone and style of guitarist Mickey Baker. He played a million sessions, and taught us all that “Love Is Strange.” more

BRAVO! Utah Symphony joins Broadway Christmas program

Linda East Brady Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Utah Symphony's principal pops conductor, Jerry Steichen, was sitting still for a few minutes in his New York apartment. He was basking in the light of his Christmas tree, talking on the phone about... more