It's been more than 15 years since the Institute of Medicine released its seminal 1997 report detailing the suffering that many Americans experience at the end of life and offering sweeping recommendations on how to improve care.

But the number of people experiencing pain in the last year of life actually increased by nearly 12 percent between 1998 and 2010, according to a study published Monday. And the number of people with depression in the last year of life increased by more than 26 percent.

Curtis Stigers returns to the Montrose Pavilion on Saturday, January 26, to celebrate KVNF and Hospice. The audience has been asking for his return since his performance nine years ago. Curtis, a modern Sinatra, takes a mix of standards and modern pop tunes and transforms them into swinging jazz tunes.