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NEWS: Denver’s Small Arts and Sciences Organizations Will Get $2.7 Million from SCFD This Year

By Ashley Dean, Denverite | That’s up 11 percent from 2018, matching an 11 percent increase in the amount requested. The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District is preparing to distribute…

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SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: COMBO’s Featured Songs for August 2019

Each month COMBO features songs from mostly Colorado Songwriters on its website. These songs are gleaned by COMBO’s Board Member and Secretary Mark King from many sources including the internet…

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TALENT NEEDED: Alex Teitz’s Lead Sheet for Musicians & Artists for August 8, 2019

COMBO member Alex Teitz of Fem Music has been compiling a “lead sheet” of various opportunities for musicians and artists to consider in hopes of furthering their musical careers. Here…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Gibson Just Destroyed 100s of Firebird X Guitars – Here’s Why

By Jonathan Horsley (Total Guitar, Guitarist) | US company says instruments were “unsalvageable” and could not be donated – With its arcane switching system, robot tuners, Bluetooth accessories and clunky…

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FEATURED BUSINESS MEMBER: Performance High Moved to New Digs

From Adrienne O: I‘M SO EXCITED!!! I just got the keys to Performance High’s new space in Broomfield! She says, “It Started with A Career Ending” in the Fall of…

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REPORTS: Lebanese Band Mashrou’ Leila’s Show Canceled to ‘prevent bloodshed’

By Tamara Qiblawi, Abel Alvardo and Nada Altaher, CNN | Beirut, Lebanon – An international music festival in Lebanon has dropped a popular local band from its line-up, following threats…

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REPORTS: No-deal Brexit: ‘Big Unanswered Questions’ For UK Music

By Paul Glynn Entertainment & Arts reporter | The organization, which represents UK record companies – including Warner, Sony and Universal – believes copyright laws might be “thrown in the…

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FEATURED MEMBERS: Michelle Roderick and Justin Faye

Colorado singer/songwriter Michelle Roderick brings a wealth of imagery to her groovy original country-rock music. She has been writing and performing her songs for over 25 years. Michelle grew up…

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KUDOS: Cody Qualls Wins the A Capella Male Vocalist of the Year Award

From Cody Qualls on Facebook, 8/02/19: Beyond humbled. Just unreal. After some nudging from my friends, supporters, and the guys in Face, I decided to go ahead and share this….

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KUDOS: Mark Megibow Wins the A Capella Male “Vocal Percussion” of the Year Award

And … HUGE SHOUT OUT to my homie and vocal percussion extraordinaire, Mark Megibow, for his accomplishment!! Across the board, the international competition at these awards was extremely high. This…

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SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: Mark Oblinger Announces CD Release Show on Friday, August 9th

From Mark Oblinger: This morning on KGNU Boulder. Thanks so much Fergus (my neighbor!) and KGNU for squeezing me in to do some quick promo for my CD Release show…

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SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: Wonderbound Joins Forces With Clay Rose of Gasoline Lollipops to Create New Ballet

In collaboration with the renowned Denver ballet company Wonderbound, the Boulder-based alt-country band Gasoline Lollipops is thrilled to announce “The Sandman,” based on the songs of GasPops frontman Clay Rose….

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BUSINESS NEWS: Live Nation Has Pushed Concert Prices Up … and It’s Paid Off to the Tune of $500m

By Tim Ingham, Music Business Worldwide | Live Nation landed in hot water earlier this month when the company was linked with the shady practice of placing primary tickets for…

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RESEARCH: Surviving Woodstock: A 36 Hour Boxed Set Reveals Some Truths

By Hua Hsu, The New Yorker | On the fiftieth anniversary of the festival, a thirty-six-hour boxed set reveals some truths behind baby-boomer myths. The Woodstock Music & Art Fair…

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MUSIC NOTES: The Life of Leo Fender in One Short Paragraph

On August 10, 1909, Leo Fender was born. Together with George Fullerton, Fender developed the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar in 1948. Called the Fender Broadcaster (renamed the Telecaster in…

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