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CD review: “Different Light”

Listen while you read — soundcloud.com/brian-david-collins/   CD review “Different Light” Brian David Collins Elton John may retire after his current tour, but don’t fret. We have our musician channeling a bit of Elton John (minus the flamboyant costumes) by way of Randy Newman and Leon Russell — in the best possible way. Brian David Collins has Elton’s ivory-tickling bombast, Randy’s casual songwriting and vocal delivery, and Leon’s musical chops. […]

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CD review: “Music for Minors (Ages 3 to 300)”

Listen while you read — Watch a video for “Flexible Cowboy Man” or link to streaming services at wolfvanelfmand.com. CD review “Music for Minors (Ages 3 to 300)” Wolf Van Elfmand Although he titled his new album “Music for Minors,” Wolf Van Elfmand wants to focus on the broad age recommendation in the subtitle. It’s for the young, but also the young at heart, and it’s hard not to enjoy […]

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Wood Belly: A year of accomplishments

Wood Belly released a four-song EP entitled “November,” in April of 2019, and had the release show at Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass. They are issuing their 3rd release, a full-length album featuring Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters) on four tracks entitled “Man on the Radio on 1/31/20. The release party is on the same day at Oriental Theatre in Denver w/ The Grace Clark Band and extraordinary guests TBA. The […]

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CD review: “Cover More Ground” Chandler Holt

  Listen while you read — Stream tracks from “Cover More Ground” at chandlerholtmusic.com CD review “Cover More Ground” Chandler Holt Chandler Holt opens his debut album with something of a manifesto. “I’ve Been Around” is a classic road song that pays homage to Johnny Cash and other country troubadours who clearly inspired him with their road-weary tales of woe. It also is a simple and explicit reminder that he […]

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CD review: “Piglet” People in General

  Listen while you read — Stream Piglet at peopleingeneral.bandcamp.com CD Review “Piglet” People in General As a guy who could barely tie his shoes and pass geometry class to get through high school, I admit to being a little jealous of teenagers who can competently play music in creative time signatures — in one of their many distinct musical projects. But as a dad and a Fort Collins booster, […]

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BOHEMIAN FOUNDATION AWARDS MORE THAN HALF-MILLION DOLLARS TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Bohemian Foundation today announced that it awarded $557,228 to 39 local organizations working to encourage and enable youth to thrive, empower individuals and families on the path toward economic stability, and strengthen our vibrant community. Bohemian Foundation awards Pharos Fund grants twice every year. Since its inception in 2001, Bohemian Foundation has awarded $19,906,690 in Pharos Fund grants to a variety of organizations serving the Fort Collins area.   Pharos […]

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Upstream Mountain Songwriting Retreat

Songwriting happens with inspiration and intention, along with time & space. Join us for an Upstream Retreat where we will provide time and space at Murphy’s Resort, and coaching from seasoned songwriters. Tuition $275. Lodging not included intuition. $100 Deposit confirms your spot. It is 50% refundable until January 10th. After January 10, it is 100% non-refundable.   Instructors: Clay Rose (Gasoline Lollipops) Daniel Rodriguez (Elephant Revival) Neyla Pekarek (formerly […]

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2 Great Places to Watch Jazz in Fort Collins

  By Leo Friedman Suit-and tie-wearing musicians. Highball cocktails. Lively jazz music. When one thinks of Fort Collins, this isn’t necessarily what comes to mind. However, the city boasts a couple of jazz clubs that may transport you straight to an old school swanky jazz club in a big city. Here are two.   Ace Gillet’s-239 S. College Ave.   Ace Gillet’s, the subterranean bar and restaurant of The Armstrong […]

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Live Christmas Tree Recycling

Come January sights and sounds of the holidays will cease. The sparkles will come down and the remnants of Christmas will litter the sidestreets, awaiting the landfill.  There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year. There are close to 15,000 farms growing Christmas Trees in the U.S., and over 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the industry. A real tree is biodegradable […]

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Bohemian Foundation awards more than $100K for music-related activities and organizations

BOHEMIAN FOUNDATION AWARDS MORE THAN $100K FOR MUSIC-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS   Bohemian Foundation today announced that it awarded $114,150 to 12 organizations working locally to strengthen community through music.   Muse provides grants to organizations that have popular contemporary music as their primary focus or that have a program that centers on popular contemporary music. Through Muse, Bohemian Foundation makes awards up to $20,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Larimer […]