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Digging Into The History Of Wild Horses To Understand Their Future

Wild horses are symbolic of freedom and are part of the mythology and legends of the American West. Yet growing herds are costing millions of taxpayer dollars as politics and society collide over how to manage them. Pulitzer Prize- winning … Continue reading

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Get ready for Colorado’s rockin’ summer music festivals and shows

From big names to indie bands, great music will be on stage  around Colorado this summer. There’s so much to choose from, Colorado Matters gets suggestions from a couple of people who pay a lot of attention to Colorado’s live music scene: Rolling Stone … Continue reading

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Colorado rock and pop fans have plenty of choices this summer

Hip hop, rock and reggae fans in Colorado have a lot to look forward to over the next few months, according to Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper. As part of Colorado Matters’ summer music preview, Knopper points out a … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Americana music festivals feature fiddles, clarinets, banjos and more

To define Americana music, you have to cast a wide net from blues to bluegrass and folk to funk. This year, a host of Colorado music festivals dive into this diverse genre. Brian Johnson, editor of Marquee Magazine, which covers … Continue reading

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Get jazzed at Colorado music festivals this summer

Jazz festivals abound across Colorado. You’ll find them in big city parks and high-altitude mountain towns. Denver Post music columnist and KBCO morning host Bret Saunders says there’s a jazz fest to fit every style and every budget. He discusses … Continue reading

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Denver Band ‘The Belle Jar’ Shakes Up Folk Music

In the last couple of years, the Denver band “The Belle Jar” has grown from a one man show to six musicians. They’re still on a folk/rock path, but their music is blossoming into something more. The Belle Jar’s new … Continue reading

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Hot Jazz Festivals In Cool Places

This summer you can get cool at hot jazz festivals here in Colorado. Some of them go all season long. Others are three-day jazz parties. Our summer music festival series continues with a preview of upcoming jazz festivals from Carlos … Continue reading

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Americana Concerts Abound in Colorado

Grass is cool in Colorado this summer. Bluegrass that is. So is folk, alternative country and more. Our summer music series continues with a look at some of the state’s most interesting Americana concerts and festivals. Ryan Warners speaks with … Continue reading

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Songwriters are Turning Old Music into New Tunes

When songwriters need inspiration, they may turn to old music. They might borrow a melody or a few lyrics, or even rejigger an old song completely. One of the best places to find old music is the Alan Lomax Collection. … Continue reading

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