Modern Band Rockfest and Symposium, an annual conference for music teachers, arts administrators, and higher education leaders from across the country is coming to Colorado State University on July 28-31, brought to you by the Bohemian Foundation. You may remember hearing about Rockfest in our February issue about Little Kids Rock, which is the program that teaches kids to perform in their Modern Bands in our very own Poudre School District, and over 100 cities. Keynote speakers at the event include Alex Skolnick, Stuart Hamm, and Liberty DeVitto. More information is available here: littlekidsrock.org/modernbandrockfest.
The band CRAFTEON from Denver is the conception of vocalist, guitarist, and teacher of literature Lord Mordiggian who was inspired to create an entire album influenced by his favorite writer H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft’s ability to evoke brooding otherworldly horror has influenced a great many heavy metal artists from Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath to Metallica. Yet no band has ever paid tribute to Lovecraft with the same degree of scope […]
Thousands of strands of holiday lights will illuminate historic Downtown Fort Collins as they “flip the switch” at the annual Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony. This year’s lighting effort is committed to being green. LED light strands are used exclusively in this year’s display, which will be in place from November 2 – February 14. LED light strands lead to power savings of about 90% over standard lights. The ceremony will […]
Singer-songwriter struggles to juggle work, music By Steve Graham Bethel Steele almost gave away the gig of a lifetime. As a production assistant at Bohemian Foundation, Steele helps care for artists at the Armory, and he helped seek out other musicians to open for famed singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky at the venue this month. Steele has stepped back from a full-time singing career and is excited to support, book and […]