Our hearts go out to the victims and their families of another horrific mass shooting at a “Country Night” event at a night club in Thousand Oaks, CA that happened late last night. The club was filled with young college-age people just trying to have a good time – not hurting anyone. Also killed was a sheriff’s deputy who rushed in to try to stop the gunman, and the doorman/bouncer/ security guard at the front door. We just wish that someone would come up with a solution to stop this madness. The deputy, a husband and a father, was due to retire this year after 29 years of service to his community. Damn.
Special thanks to Jackie Renke for fixing Barb’s computer. You have no idea how much you are appreciated, Jackie! She needs to be added to the list of “Women of the Year”!
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Talent Needed:
● Rupp’s Drums Presents A Drum Clinic With Ari Hoenig
● Will Whalen Looking for Band Members (See Talent Needed category)
● Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists Grants – Deadline for Applications Nov. 15th
Featured Member For November 2018: Will Whalen
Events – November 2018
Nov. 2nd thru 9th – Denver Arts Week | https://www.denver.org/denver-arts-week/
Nov. 1st thru 11th – Denver Film Festival – http://www.denverfilm.org
Nov. 9th thru Dec. 1st – Regional Premiere of ATOMIC: The New Rock Musical – shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.
Fr-Sa, 9th & 10th – Otis Taylor’s Trance Blues Festival, Boulder, CO
Fr, 10th – Rocky Mtn. Brassworks Annual Veterans’ Salute – Lakewood Cultural Center – 7:30 pm
Su, 11th – House Concert With Yakov Kasman – (See Events category)
Th, 15th – Deadline for Applications for Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists Grants
Sa, 17th – COMBO’s Songwriters Showcase at the Hard Rock Café – 8:00 p.m.
Tu, 27th – Rupp’s Drums Presents A Clinic With Ari Hoenig – 7:30 p.m. | www.ruppsdrums.com
Artists – November 2018
COMBO members! Where are your shows! E-mail them to info@coloradomusic.org
Fr, 2nd – Denver Open Media’s First Friday Event – 700 Kalamath Street – 6:30 p.m.
Sa, 3rd – Big Paddy at Bohemian Biergarten, Boulder – 10 – 1:00 a.m. | www.BigPaddy.com
Su, 4th – Playground Ensemble at Naropa U’s Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder – 7:30
Fr, 9th – Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders w/Phil Heilman – Lupita’s, 11809 E. Colfax, 6:00 pm
Th, 15th – Gary Dean Smith Project, Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut Street – 8:00 p.m. – $10
Events – December 2018
Tu, 4th – Colorado Gives Day!!! Give to COMBO (hint, hint!)
Tu, 4th – Alice in Winterland 105.9 presents Denver’s OneRepublic at the Fillmore!
Sa, 8th – COMBO’s Holiday Party at the Hard Rock Café – 5:30 p.m. until ??? (more later)
Save the date: Fifty Dollar Friend on New Year’s Eve
Save the date: Colorado Performing Arts Jamboree is January 25, 2019 – JeffCo Fairgrounds
BELL RINGERS: Previous article ringing a bell? Look for it on COMBO’s Website!
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● Jim Ratts Goes Home to ‘Small Towns’ on His Latest ‘Sound Collage’ Album
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● Gary Dean Smith Project Debuts at the Walnut Room November 15th
● Ethan Hawke Launching Record Label
● Police Try to Prevent Retaliation After Chicago Rapper Shot
● Musicians On Call Launches in Denver at Children’s Hospital
● Wil Key on the Official Grammy Ballot for the First Round of Voting
● Tony Joe White; J… Farrar, and Melvin “Wah Wah” Watson Pass
● Beatles’ White Album’s 50th Comes Out Next Week
● Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists Grant Guidelines
● Trumpet Player Free to Practice at Home, Rules Top German Court
● Early Bird Sign-ups are Open for the Spring Durango Songwriters Expo
● Grateful Dead-Themed Club Owner Attacks Employees and Musicians
● The Mile High Blues Society Best Self Produced CD Winner
● Unpopular Culture: ‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’ Tips Hat to Unsung ‘Corporate Musicals’
● Will Whalen Looking for Band Members
● Pharrell Williams Sends Donald Trump Cease and Desist After Playing ‘Happy’ Following Shooting
● Veterans Find Voice At Songwriting Retreat: ‘Able To Be Vulnerable’
● Dave Aguilar – Channel 4 Weather – Makes a Musical Funny!
● Update on COMBO Member Writes: “Is this legit?” Lawyers response!
● Algie Powers Has Uploaded DSE Videos

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