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LYRICS OF THE WEEK to “We’re in This Love Together”

“We’re in This Love Together” is a 1981 hit song sung by Al Jarreau but written by songwriters Keith Stegall and Roger Alan Murrah. It was the first of three…

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EVENTS: Calendar and Bell Ringers

Please note: COMBO is about the “Business of Music.” Our mission is to assist musicians with the issues they need to know so our articles represent some phase of music…

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EVENTS: COMBO’s Next General Meeting – Sunday, February 12th – Grammy Watching Party at The Ramada Inn, Colfax & Marion – 6:00 p.m. on …

The biggest night of the year has come for musicians – the Grammys! COMBO invites you to join us to watch the show with friends, musicians, and others in the…

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KUDOS: The Colorado Blues Musicians Who Competed in the International Blues Challenge // Denver Professor Nominated For Grammy // California Choral Director Awarded Grammy Music Educator of the Year

From Carla Jordan (Ziggie’s) on Fb, 2/04/17: The Colorado musicians came and left their hearts and souls on the stages of 21 venues all up and down Beale. It’s been…

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EVENTS: Tommy Castro Headlines Denver Bluestar Connection Fundraiser February 11th

Mark February 11th for the Annual Blue Star Connection Fundraiser in Denver. The show is again at The Tivoli (890 Auraria Parkway). Tommy Castro & The Painkillers headline the show….

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NEWS: Closing Time for Colorado Bars Could be Decided by Cities and Counties

A bill to allow Colorado cities and counties to set their own closing time for bars passed out of the House Local Affairs Committee, 11-2, Wednesday afternoon. The statewide closing…

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NEWS: Denver to Host 2017 Project Pabst Music Festival

Thirsty hipsters, rejoice! Project Pabst, the traveling music festival put on by Pabst Blue Ribbon, is coming back for another round. Denver will return as a host to the event…

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SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: Only One Week Left Until the Spring Durango Songwriters Expo in Ventura, CA – Feb. 16-18 // Deadline Fast Approaching for the Wildflower Festival! // Songwriters Share Inspiration Behind Some of the Hottest Pop Songs

Only One Week Left Until the Spring Durango Songwriters Expo in Ventura, CA – Feb. 16-18, The next Expo takes place Feb 16-18 2017 in fabulous Ventura, CA!! Book your…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Commerce City Lawmaker Wants to Cut Convenience Fees for Concerts, Other Ticketed-Events

Bon Jovi lovers could see tickets to his May show in Denver advertised on Stubhub for $37.97 a piece. But the actual cost for the so-called Jovials would be $48.14…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Colorado Public Radio Wins Rezoning

Colorado Public Radio hasn’t settled yet on a plan to relocate its studios from Centennial to south Denver, but a zoning change approved Monday cleared the way for such a…

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REPORTS: This Is Real. Spinal Tap Sues for $400 Million

Spinal Tap is regrouping to demand that Vivendi SA, the distributor of the 1984 cult film, give them some money. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner — who played…

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RESEARCH: Music and Sex Stimulate the Same Part of the Brain

When researchers blocked the production of natural opioid substances, people no longer liked their favourite songs as much Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll has been a preoccupation of generations of young…

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INTERESTING BITS: Musings from Christian Blockinger — and Scott Stimpson

From Christian Blockinger on Fb, 2/07/17: Today a friend in the music community asked me to come to his show. I said I couldn’t – I have prior commitments to…

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THOUGHTS & PRAYERS: Randy Travis: I’m ‘damaged’ After 2013 Stroke

Randy Travis was so near death after his 2013 stroke that he flatlined three times and doctors advised removing him from life-support, the country music legend and his wife revealed…

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IN MEMORIAM: David Axelrod – American Composer and Artist – Dies // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

David Axelrod (April 17, 1933 – February 5, 2017) was an American composer, arranger, and producer. After starting out as a staff producer for record companies specializing in jazz, Axelrod…

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