CTV News Thursday March 14, 2013: Rams ready for Mountain West Tournament

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Mar 142013

Author: Bree Hottinger


The CSU men’s basketball team gets ready for the Mountain West Tournament–reporters Sofie Vukovich and Ryan Hillman are in Las Vegas with the details.  White smoke rose from Vatican City after a new pope was elected, ind out where he is from and what first-time namesake he has chosen.  Bike theft on campus is explored in-depth with a report by John Orrison.  A brand new celebrity countdown, weather with Kelsey McCallister and more with your Thursday anchors Kelsey Peterson and Tom Mullen!

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill launch new Soul2Soul Tour

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Sep 302012

Author: Victoria Hawn


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The last time Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performed together in the United States, Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House, the devastating shooting at Virginia Tech was very fresh, and the economy had not yet collapsed.  After their five-year hiatus, country’s power couple has returned to the stage.

McGraw and Hill have launched their third Soul2Soul Tour, this time in Las Vegas at the Venetian Casino, Hotel and Resort.

With 16 years of marriage under their belt and a combined 40 years under a record label, it’s no wonder this dynamic duo has been the attention of country music’s spotlight for the past couple decades.

Their first tour was a huge success, grossing $141 million, making it the highest grossing country music tour of all time.  Their new tour, while only in one location – and a small, 1,800-seat venue at that – could likely rack up some large profits as well.  Tickets range from around $100 to $300 per person.

On this tour, the husband-and-wife duo plan to go beyond the ballad and delve into some classical duets, including some by George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and even some Bruce and Patti Springsteen.

McGraw and Hill’s new Soul2Soul Tour will be running from Dec. 7, 2012 to April 2013 and tickets are currently for sale on the Venetian’s website as well as the common ticket vendors.


The Continuum: Imagine Dragons

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Sep 262012

Author: Kenneth Myers

The combination of social media, word of mouth and immediate availability has made it possible for musicians to very suddenly come into common

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knowledge. Such is the case with Imagine Dragons. The four-man-group out of Las Vegas has very suddenly found itself being widely listened to.

At time of writing the group’s song, “It’s Time” stand at #25 on iTunes Top Songs, a list dominated near constantly by only the most popular pop of the moment. Dragons’ alt-rock tune stands alone in a sea of well known acts.

In terms of style, the group does nothing you haven’t heard before. They combine elements of groups like Modest Mouse and The Killers and act as some kind of an amalgamation of the last 15 years of alternative rock groups. They put an emphasis on their almost frantic vocals to create an inconsistent, but solid pace to the album. The inconsistency in the album is rooted in abrupt emotional shifts within the songs themselves that makes songs seem unfocused verse-to-verse. This issue in the songs themselves is only exacerbated on the level of the album with songs that are sorrowful and angry directly followed by optimism. It’s best described as a loud and insistent kind of alt-rock that hasn’t been anywhere near the top of any charts in recent years.

As the next year comes and Imagine Dragons publishes a second studio album, they will have no choice but to either differentiate themselves from other similar acts or fade into obscurity. Dragons will inevitably face a common issue for a group with a popular first album: avoiding the dreaded status of flash in the pan or one-hit wonder.