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SONGWRITERS CORNER: Mickey Guyton: This Black Country Singer Wrote the Most Powerful Song About Race in 2020

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By John Blake, CNN | Until this year if Mickey Guyton’s struggles had been turned into a country music... Read More → SONGWRITERS CORNER: Mickey Guyton: This Black Country Singer Wrote the Most Powerful Song About Race in 2020

NEWS: Aurora Moves to Toss a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brought by the Family of Elijah McClain

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By Esteban L. Hernandez, Denverite | His death prompted demonstrations and rallies this summer in the wake of... Read More → NEWS: Aurora Moves to Toss a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brought by the Family of Elijah McClain

El Chapultepec

INTERESTING BITS: Stories from Board Member Alex Teitz re The Tattered Cover, El Chapultepec’s Closing and Ohio Club Closed

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COMBO Board Member Alex Teitz sent a few articles that deal with the entertainment business in Colorado and... Read More → INTERESTING BITS: Stories from Board Member Alex Teitz re The Tattered Cover, El Chapultepec’s Closing and Ohio Club Closed

INTERESTING BITS: One Name, Two Musical Acts and a Story of Privilege: How the Lady A Controversy Captured the State of the Music Industry in 2020

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By Emily Yahr, Washington Post | It started with a carefully crafted statement that was more prescient than... Read More → INTERESTING BITS: One Name, Two Musical Acts and a Story of Privilege: How the Lady A Controversy Captured the State of the Music Industry in 2020

NEWS: Judge Rejects Attempt To Keep Band Member Jailed Over Photo Shoot

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By Ryan J. Reilly, Huff Post | A federal judge in Tennessee on Friday rejected a federal prosecutor’s... Read More → NEWS: Judge Rejects Attempt To Keep Band Member Jailed Over Photo Shoot

MUSIC NOTES: Conflict Raging Over ‘The Eyes of Texas’ School Song

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By Jim Vertuno, Associated Press | Losing football games is one thing at the University of Texas. A challenge... Read More → MUSIC NOTES: Conflict Raging Over ‘The Eyes of Texas’ School Song

KUDOS: Jeff Campbell’s I Am Raverro Tells Story of Union Station Beating

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By Susan Froyd, Westword | Raverro Stinnett’s life changed drastically in the spring of 2018. The artist,... Read More → KUDOS: Jeff Campbell’s I Am Raverro Tells Story of Union Station Beating

THOUGHTS and PRAYERS: Colorado Singer Erica Brown On Being Black in America

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Erica Brown on Facebook, 8/28/20: It’s 3:30am, and I cannot sleep. I need to be up in a couple of hours... Read More → THOUGHTS and PRAYERS: Colorado Singer Erica Brown On Being Black in America

THOUGHTS and PRAYERS: A Year After Elijah McClain’s Encounter with Aurora Police, Artists Around the World are Still Telling His Story

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By Maggie Donahue, Denverite | It was the Fourth of July, and 14-year-old Tyler Gordon was sitting at his... Read More → THOUGHTS and PRAYERS: A Year After Elijah McClain’s Encounter with Aurora Police, Artists Around the World are Still Telling His Story

INTERESTING BITS: Why Luke Bryan Calls the Aftermath of Lady Antebellum’s Name Change a “Mess”

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By Elyse Dupre, Eonline.com | Luke Bryan is revealing what he really thinks of Lady A, formerly known as Lady... Read More → INTERESTING BITS: Why Luke Bryan Calls the Aftermath of Lady Antebellum’s Name Change a “Mess”

KUDOS: Denver Hip-Hop Artists Team Up for Powerful Protest Song, “I Can’t Breathe (Again),” Filmed Amid Local Protests

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By John Wenzel, The Denver Post | When a group of veteran Denver hip-hop MCs, producers and their families... Read More → KUDOS: Denver Hip-Hop Artists Team Up for Powerful Protest Song, “I Can’t Breathe (Again),” Filmed Amid Local Protests

KUDOS: Warner Records Signs Black Protest Singer, 12 Year Old Keedron Bryant

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A 12-year-old black boy whose song about the fears of being a young African American went viral has been... Read More → KUDOS: Warner Records Signs Black Protest Singer, 12 Year Old Keedron Bryant

RESEARCH: What’s in a Name? Lady A and Lady ex-Antebellum Say It’s Very Important

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By Sophie Lewis, CBS News | Lady Antebellum decides to keep new name, despite speaking with blues singer Lady... Read More → RESEARCH: What’s in a Name? Lady A and Lady ex-Antebellum Say It’s Very Important

REPORTS: Republic Records Bans the Term ‘Urban’ Within Label: ‘We Encourage the Music Industry to Follow Suit’

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By Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard | Republic Records is banning the word “urban” from its company... Read More → REPORTS: Republic Records Bans the Term ‘Urban’ Within Label: ‘We Encourage the Music Industry to Follow Suit’

REPORTS: Why People Posted Black Squares on Social Media Last Tuesday (June 2nd)

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Editor: Last Tuesday my son posted a big, black square on his Fb page. I didn’t know what it was for.... Read More → REPORTS: Why People Posted Black Squares on Social Media Last Tuesday (June 2nd)

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