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CU World Music Ensemble to open for Ladysmith Black Mambazo March 9, 2014

CU World Vocal Ensemble to open for world-famous Ladysmith Black Mambazo March 9

March 6, 2014

The World Vocal Ensemble, featuring CU-Boulder from the College of Music and elsewhere, will open for the world-famous choral ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo on March 9 at the Boulder Theater.

The storied all-male South African group performs Zulu music in the tradition of “isicathamiya.” Joseph Shabalala founded Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1964 after hearing isicathamiya harmonies in a dream. 

Eddie Palmieri's Salsa Orchestra to play at CU-Boulder April 5, 2014

Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri brings salsa orchestra to Macky April 5

March 5, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. — In a half-century career that includes 36 albums, 10 Grammy Awards and hundreds of lively concerts, Eddie Palmieri  — “the Miles Davis of Latin jazz” — has been bringing audiences to their feet with unparalleled energy and effusive musicianship. 

“From start to finish, Palmieri (has) the audience dancing in their seats, delighting in the jubilance of the jazz master and his band,” says the Washington Post. 

The Glenn Miller Archive Walter C. Scott, Jr. Collection

March 5, 2014

The Glenn Miller Archive (GMA) of the American Music Research Center is honored to announce the donation of the Walter C. Scott, Jr. Collection, the most significant and internationally renown library of recordings and documentation of the late bandleader Thomas Francis (“Tommy”) Dorsey, Jr. (1905-1956).

Gordon Dooley (2012, Denver Post)

The Glenn Miller Archive Gordon Dooley Collection

March 4, 2014


The Glenn Miller Archive (GMA) of the American Music Research Center is pleased to announce the completion of the Gordon Dooley Collection.

Eddie Palmieri on NPR's JazzSet; 'Miles Davis of Latin jazz' at Macky April 5

February 24, 2014

By Mark Schramm and Becca Pulliam
National Public Radio 

Viola professor Erika Eckert featured on Colorado Public Radio

February 24, 2014

By Brad Turner, Colorado Public Radio

When violist Erika Eckert sets out to plan and perform a recital, she searches for music that explores a theme or tells a memorable story.

Colorful, fantastical ‘Hansel and Gretel’ will appeal to all ages, March 14-16

February 21, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. — The German composer Engelbert Humperdinck composed the first music for his 1893 opera, “Hansel and Gretel,” in response to his sister, who asked if he’d set lyrics she’d written for her children as a Christmas surprise. 

Adelheid Wette would eventually write the libretto based on the famous Grimm brothers’ fairy tale, and the opera became something much more grand than originally conceived 

GMA-Miller Family Ties Strengthened

February 16, 2014

The Glenn Miller Archive (GMA) of the American Music Research Center is pleased to announce a strengthening of the vital relationship between the GMA and the family of the late Alton Glenn and Helen Burger Miller.

Much Anticipated "Resolved" Moves Forward

February 14, 2014

Resolved has been completed and submitted for publishing consideration by Dennis M. Spragg of the Glenn Miller Archive and American Music Research Center Advisory Board.

Suitts Family Donates Logbook To Glenn Miller Archive

February 13, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014, on behalf of the Suitts Family, Melody S. Conway, daughter of the late William “Bill” Suitts, presented the Royal Canadian Air Force Navigator Logbook of P/O T. E. "Fred" Shaw to Alan Cass and Dennis Spragg for permanent preservation by the University of Colorado Boulder Glenn Miller Archive. Mr. Suitts purchased the logbook at auction from Sotheby’s and received worldwide acclaim.