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EVENTS: Calendars and Bell Ringers for November 23, 2017

EVENTS: Calendars and Bell Ringers for November 23, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE! It’s been a terrible week for losing some of our best loved musicians. Therefore, even more important that you hug your loved ones and tell them how…

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EVENTS: Colorado Music Hall Of Fame Set To Honor ‘Jazz Masters and Beyond’

EVENTS: Colorado Music Hall Of Fame Set To Honor ‘Jazz Masters and Beyond’

DENVER (CBS4) – Several world class musicians with close ties to Colorado will soon be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. The induction concert Jazz Masters and Beyond…

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EVENTS: PBS to Air Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ – November 28th

EVENTS: PBS to Air Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ – November 28th

PBS announced the U.S. broadcast premiere of “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years,” director Ron Howard’s documentary about the early life and times of The Beatles….

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EVENTS: Indie Retail Celebrates Record Store Day Saturday, November 24th

EVENTS: Indie Retail Celebrates Record Store Day Saturday, November 24th

This article reprises one published in 2015. We just wanted to remind you how important “Record Store Day” is to local music retailers. This fall’s special sale day is set…

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KUDOS: COMBO’s Winning Songwriters’ Showcase & Awards Show Held Nov. 18th

KUDOS: COMBO’s Winning Songwriters’ Showcase & Awards Show Held Nov. 18th

COMBO recently ran a Songwriting Contest where 19 songs were selected by our judges to be included on a compilation CD that will be given out to music professionals all…

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REPORTS: What Kept This Middle School Music Teacher on the Job for 35 years?

Robin Hazlett of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, says she has known she wanted to be a music teacher since the 9th grade, when she was a student at Drexel Hill Middle…

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INTERESTING BITS: The One Moment That Destroyed These Musicians’ Careers

INTERESTING BITS: The One Moment That Destroyed These Musicians’ Careers

It sometimes feels like musicians can get away with anything. Justin Bieber can get arrested and still keep cranking out mediocre music. Ozzy Osbourne can bite the head off a…

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IN MEMORIAM: Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star and R&B Singer, Dies at 86 // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star and R&B Singer, Dies at 86 // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom in the ‘50s and ‘60s to a long career as a popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel” and…

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IN MEMORIAM: AC/DC Founder and Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead at 64

IN MEMORIAM: AC/DC Founder and Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead at 64

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” a statement read on the band’s website. “Malcolm, along with Angus, was the…

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IN MEMORIAM:  Longtime Country Singer, Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies // Tenor Saxophonist Mel Martin Passes

IN MEMORIAM: Longtime Country Singer, Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies // Tenor Saxophonist Mel Martin Passes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens…

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COMBO Songwriter showcase and awards

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EVENTS: Calendars and Bell Ringers for November 16, 2017

EVENTS: Calendars and Bell Ringers for November 16, 2017

COMBO is about the “Business of Music.” Our mission is to assist musicians with the information they need to know so our articles represent some phase of music business that…

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EVENTS: This Saturday! COMBO’s Winning Songwriters’ Showcase & Awards Show – Sat. Nov. 18th

EVENTS: This Saturday! COMBO’s Winning Songwriters’ Showcase & Awards Show – Sat. Nov. 18th

COMBO recently ran a Songwriting Contest where 19 songs were selected by our judges to be included on a compilation CD that will be given out to music professionals all…

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EVENTS: Indie Retail Celebrates Record Store Day Saturday, November 24th

EVENTS: Indie Retail Celebrates Record Store Day Saturday, November 24th

This article reprises one published in 2015. We just wanted to remind you how important “Record Store Day” is to local music retailers. This fall’s special sale day is set…

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THOUGHTS & PRAYERS:  Nate Dawson on Downloading Pirated Music

THOUGHTS & PRAYERS: Nate Dawson on Downloading Pirated Music

From Nate Dawson on Facebook, 11/12/17: I just read through a thread featuring a bunch of ignorant people arguing for why it’s ok to download pirated music for free. Among…

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