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EVENTS: Calendar and Bell Ringers for October 19, 2017

EVENTS: Calendar and Bell Ringers for October 19, 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: Slopeside Headlines Benefit for the Nederland Food Pantry

EVENTS: Slopeside Headlines Benefit for the Nederland Food Pantry

Slopeside would like to invite you to a very exciting show at The Caribou Room in Nederland, CO, this Saturday, October 21st. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with $15…

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NEWS: Jazz Great, Former Oscar Peterson Drummer Alvin Queen, Denied Entry into USA.

NEWS: Jazz Great, Former Oscar Peterson Drummer Alvin Queen, Denied Entry into USA.

[This has GOT to be one of the STUPIDEST things that Homeland Security has done – next to banning Cat Stevens, a/k/a Yusuf Islam, a citizen of the U.K.] Mount…

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NEWS: ‘CMT Artists of the Year’ Honors Victims and Survivors of Recent Tragedies

NEWS: ‘CMT Artists of the Year’ Honors Victims and Survivors of Recent Tragedies

CMT Artists of the Year normally celebrates the biggest names in country music, but in light of recent tragedies, the musicians wanted to make sure the victims and survivors were…

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INTERESTING BITS: From Moss West: Helping Others in Need Through Music!

INTERESTING BITS: From Moss West: Helping Others in Need Through Music!

O.K., here’s the thing – I have been given so much credit for all the benefits I do and, therefore, I want to pass the credit on so I “personally”…

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THOUGHTS & PRAYERS: Jerry Roys’ Thoughts on the Drug Epidemic  // Prayers Asked for Las Vegas Drummer’s Family Whose Daughter Was Killed

THOUGHTS & PRAYERS: Jerry Roys’ Thoughts on the Drug Epidemic // Prayers Asked for Las Vegas Drummer’s Family Whose Daughter Was Killed

From Local Musician Jerry Roys on Fb, 10/14/17: One of America’s biggest opioid drug dealers is big pharma, and the middle men are those who lobby for them and the…

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TALENT NEEDED: CO Blues Society Offers Scholarships for the Otis Taylor Trance Blues Festival Workshop on November 11th

TALENT NEEDED: CO Blues Society Offers Scholarships for the Otis Taylor Trance Blues Festival Workshop on November 11th

On November 11. Otis Taylor is once again bringing his unique Trance Blues Workshop to eTown Hall in Boulder. Musicians, singers, writers, educators, all instruments and All Ages are welcome….

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REPORTS: ‘The Voice’ recap: Let the Battles Begin – Shiloh Gold vs. Moriah Formica // Parker’s Kristi Hoopes Picks Blake Shelton as Her Coach

REPORTS: ‘The Voice’ recap: Let the Battles Begin – Shiloh Gold vs. Moriah Formica // Parker’s Kristi Hoopes Picks Blake Shelton as Her Coach

Let the Battles begin! On Monday, October 16th, The Voice Season 13 moved on from the Blind Auditions to the Battle Rounds, with guest advisers Kelly Rowland (for Team J.Hud),…

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KUDOS: COMBO Board Member and The Hollow’s Manager Angela Whaley in Billboard

KUDOS: COMBO Board Member and The Hollow’s Manager Angela Whaley in Billboard

COMBO Board member Angela Whaley wrote on Facebook: Look, Mom! I’m in Billboard magazine! ?????? I’m so grateful to be surrounded by people who work together to make the world…

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KUDOS: Baltimore Middle-School Choir Shares Inspiration Behind Enthralling ‘Rise Up’ Performance

KUDOS: Baltimore Middle-School Choir Shares Inspiration Behind Enthralling ‘Rise Up’ Performance

When middle-school choir director Kenyatta Hardison posted a live Facebook video, she never expected that a video meant to showcase her students’ passion and progress would eventually rack up more…

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RESEARCH: Career in Music is Damaging to Mental Health, New Study Finds

RESEARCH: Career in Music is Damaging to Mental Health, New Study Finds

Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, with many working under ‘poor conditions’, a new academic study from Help Musicians UK has found. Can Music Make You Sick?,…

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SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: 18th Annual NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT

SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: 18th Annual NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT

CAUTION: We have been advised by member Michael P. McManus that songwriters from Maryland and Colorado are NOT eligible to enter this contest. COMBO is checking into the matter now…

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IN MEMORIAM:  Another Tragic Loss: Natasha Turner, Wife of Kai Turner // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Another Tragic Loss: Natasha Turner, Wife of Kai Turner // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

From Kai Turner on Fb., 10/15/17: The love of my life and soulmate of 23 years died last night. I will always love my dear beautiful Natasha. Lisa DeWitt: Stunned,…

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IN MEMORIAM: Terrible News: Roger Armstrong of The People’s Fair Loses His Battle With Cancer

IN MEMORIAM: Terrible News: Roger Armstrong of The People’s Fair Loses His Battle With Cancer

Tommy Nuhulu on Roger Armstrong: I am struck and still stuck deep in sadness by the passing of a very dear friend. Cancer made him fight and forced him to…

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IN MEMORIAM: Grady Tate of the Schoolhouse Rock! Series // Pat Hicks – Founder of Guitar Institute of Technology

IN MEMORIAM: Grady Tate of the Schoolhouse Rock! Series // Pat Hicks – Founder of Guitar Institute of Technology

Grady Bernard Tate (January 14, 1932 – October 8, 2017) was an American hard bop and soul-jazz drummer and singer with a distinctive baritone voice. In addition to his work…

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