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Acker Bilk , Jimmy Trujillo, Wayne Static, and Mark Tortorici Pass

I’m truly saddened by the news I heard today that my former band mate Mark Tortorici passed away last night in a car accident. We played a lot of gigs…

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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown and “Jack Bruce Composing Himself

MOVIE FOR NOVEMBER 2014: “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” This compelling HBO documentary chronicles the rise of music legend James Brown, who was one of  the most important…

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Quote of the Week From J. Michael Dolan

J. MICHAEL DOLAN: Used to be there was a “right way” to get your work out there; radio, TV & print. Today there is no right way—there are many ways;…

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Blame It On Hoboken Concert; Trance Blues Festival; Benefit for the Brent Family

The background: Colorado Aromatics founder Dr. Cindy Jones met songwriter Sharon Glassman at the Longmont Farmer’s Market in 2013. Jones was there to sell her Colorado Aromatics line of organic…

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New COMBO videos posted on YouTube – Colorado Music!

COMBO’s board member and webmaster David Barber, of Possibility Internet Promotion, has been taking videos of event at the COMBO general meetings. He has posted some of these to COMBO’s…

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Thank you to Dave DiManna & Heather Dalton

We’d sincerely like to thank Dave DiManna of Denver Loft Sessions and Heather Dalton of Sounds on 29th for speaking at the October 26th COMBO meeting. Both told about what…

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Music Education Could Close Gap Between Poor And Affluent Students; Making Beautiful Music in a Retirement Community

Closing the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students could be as simple as do-re-mi. In a study out Sept. 9, 2014 from Northwestern University, researchers looked at the impact…

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Oriental Opry – 2nd Tuesdays of the Month

Jane Manly, an independent music promoter, presents the Oriental Opry the second Tuesday of every month at the Historic Oriental Theater. The mission is the promotion of astounding Colorado acoustic…

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Early Registration Opens for Durango Songwriters Expo in California

“The song ‘Tough Times’ written by Scott Miller and me, both longtime DSE attendees, won first place and hit a home run in the NSAI ‘Hitsville’ contest, which got us…

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Featured Member: Multi-Talented Joel Ashmore

JOEL ASHMORE IS OUR FEATURED MEMBER OF THE WEEK! Multi-instrumentalist, music teacher, and songwriter – That’s Joel Christopher Ashmore – who plays Electric Bass, Guitar, Upright bass, Mountain Dulcimer, working…

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Talent Management is Wrong!

(ALMOST) EVERYTHING WE THINK ABOUT MANAGING TALENT IS WRONG Today’s workplace should look more like a jazz band rather than a Dilbert-style bureaucracy that looks more like a dysfunctional marching…

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More Good Musical Shows on RMPBS This Week

SOME GOOD MUSICAL SHOWS ON RMPBS THIS WEEK In case you’re stuck at home and can’t get out, try watching these: Thursday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. – Musicians in Syracuse…

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Tim Mockler, Jack Bruce (Cream), and Alvin Stardust Move On

LOCAL MUSICIAN TIM MOCKLER PASSES I saw your post about prayers for Tim. I have bad news — Tim has passed away. My sister Melanie was Tim’s girlfriend and a…

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Quote of the Week from J. Michael Dolan

J. MICHAEL DOLAN: There’s only two months left in 2014, and our two dearest relatives, “Distraction” and “Procrastination,” absolutely love this time of year. And the one thing they love…

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COMBO Meeting: How to Get on Local TV Shows & Winners of the Songwriting Contest

At our COMBO October Meeting, you’ll get TWO for the PRICE OF ONE! The first part of the evening, we’ll chat with David DiManna of The Loft Sessions TV (he’ll…

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