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Video Story: CBS Sunday Morning’s Interview with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead

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Photo: Bob Weir (from his Facebook page) Nearly 60 years after Bob Weir helped form the eclectic rock group... Read More → Video Story: CBS Sunday Morning’s Interview with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead

Sona Jobarteh: Expanding the Unique Musical Tradition of West Africa’s Kora

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Photo: Sona Jobarteh (screen grab from CBS) | By Leslie Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes | … we want to introduce... Read More → Sona Jobarteh: Expanding the Unique Musical Tradition of West Africa’s Kora

Laurie Dameron at COMBO Songwriters Showcase at Walnut Room

Bandcamp Fridays in 2022

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Photo: Bandcamp & COMBO member Laurie Dameron | By Ethan Diamond, Bandcamp | On the first Friday of the... Read More → Bandcamp Fridays in 2022

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A Broke Marching Band Parades on Capitol Hill to Practice. Magic Ensues

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Photo: Colorado State U’s marching band! | By Lizzie Johnson, Washington Post | Rush hour traffic... Read More → A Broke Marching Band Parades on Capitol Hill to Practice. Magic Ensues

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CNN Correspondent Lisa Respers Suggests Two Things to Listen To…

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Photo: Jada Pinkett Smith & Willow Smith We’ve listed one here! By Lisa Respers France, CNN, You can... Read More → CNN Correspondent Lisa Respers Suggests Two Things to Listen To…

COMBO is Grateful to Mighty Fine Productions for Their Assistance

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We owe a BIG THANK YOU to Colin Bricker of Mighty Fine Productions (recording studios & live sound) for... Read More → COMBO is Grateful to Mighty Fine Productions for Their Assistance

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The Many Requirements of Hold Music, A Genre For No One – NPR

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By Sophie Haigney, NPR | Someone is late for the conference call, so the music starts. “Well,... Read More → The Many Requirements of Hold Music, A Genre For No One – NPR

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How a Denver-based Singer is Trying to Connect New Audiences to Opera

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Photo: Leah Podzimek (by Brett Fox from her website) | By Jason Blevins, Colorado Sun | Leah Podzimek, a... Read More → How a Denver-based Singer is Trying to Connect New Audiences to Opera

New “Friends” – Colorado Music Bridge Aims to Offer Diverse Students Music Lessons

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We met Aaron of Colorado Music Bridge when COMBO’s booth was placed across from theirs at Colorado Sound... Read More → New “Friends” – Colorado Music Bridge Aims to Offer Diverse Students Music Lessons

Jon Batiste Exits Bandleader Position at Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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By Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair | Grammy-winning musician Jon Batiste has left his role as bandleader for Late... Read More → Jon Batiste Exits Bandleader Position at Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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COMBO Member & Songwriting Contest Winner Paul Iwancio Moving Back to Pennsylvania

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Paul Iwancio writes: As you might know, I’m retiring from DPS on August 31st and we will be moving to... Read More → COMBO Member & Songwriting Contest Winner Paul Iwancio Moving Back to Pennsylvania

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Exactly What is a Pro Musician?

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Photo: Sterling Howard (from the Musicians Contact website) | Musicians Contact.com | We’ve been reading... Read More → Exactly What is a Pro Musician?

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Beloved Sax Player Dragged from Herald Square Station by Five NYPD Officers

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Photo: Jazzajilo’s arrest | By Clayton Guse, Graham Rayman, New York Daily News | A saxophone player... Read More → Beloved Sax Player Dragged from Herald Square Station by Five NYPD Officers

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Violin-playing Police Officer Alexander Strachan Finds Ways to Serve the Public With Both a Badge and Music

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Photo: Alexander Strachan (photo from his Facebook page) | By Jan Crawford, CBS News | Maryland police... Read More → Violin-playing Police Officer Alexander Strachan Finds Ways to Serve the Public With Both a Badge and Music

Musicians Cancel Performances at NRA Convention in Wake of Uvalde Shooting

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By Cheri Mossburg, CNN | At least four musicians who were set to sing in a concert at this weekend’s... Read More → Musicians Cancel Performances at NRA Convention in Wake of Uvalde Shooting

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