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KCSU: Live in Studio, Volume 1

By Steve Graham Those scrappy student DJs at CSU are playing in the big leagues with the KBCO crew. Much like the “world-class rock” station’s sought-after live Studio C compilations, KCSU has released the first volume of its live in-studio recordings. And the KCSU version offers the same top-shelf production values as the KBCO discs, with more variety and a bigger sense of discovery. Listen While You Read As someone […]

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“Eden’s Favorite Apple”

  CD Review “Eden’s Favorite Apple” Amy and the Peace Pipes By Steve Graham The title might reference original sin, and Amy Russell sings “we’re all going to die” in the first chorus, but Amy and the Peace Pipes remain musical beacons of joy and positivity on their new album. Listen while you read — Eden’s Favorite Apple on Soundcloud After all, Amy follows up the above lyric with “I’m […]

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“Damn Good Dog”

EP review “Damn Good Dog” Willy Tea Taylor and the River Arkansas By Steve Graham Mike Clark didn’t start playing and writing music until he was 27 but the songs have been flowing freely ever since. His band, The River Arkansas, is due to release a live album and at least one new studio album this year. Meanwhile, the group popped out a surprise EP, “Damn Good Dog,” with California […]

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Biographies With a Beat

Shaun Boothe delivers personal histories through hip-hop. Shaun Boothe wants to provide history lessons that are more engaging and inspiring than the textbooks he grew up with. To that end, he has created more than a dozen multimedia “Unauthorized Biography” projects, and he brings the series to the Lincoln Center on Saturday, Jan. 26. His biography series so far includes Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Lee and more. […]

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Blue State: Comedian Josh Blue Still at Home in Colorado

Comedian Josh Blue still at home in Colorado Josh Blue is coming to the Aggie Theatre on Friday, Jan. 11. And that’s exactly where he wants to be. Blue is known as “the comedian who puts cerebral in cerebral palsy,” although his humor now reaches far beyond disability jokes. He has been headlining shows with his self-deprecating and improvisational wit since winning the “Last Comic Standing” reality TV competition in […]