Colorado Music Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee Judy Collins

| Nov 25, 2013

At Denver’s historic Paramount Theater, Colorado Music Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee Judy Collins recalled many mile high memories from four decades. It was also announced at the SRO show that the Red Rocks Trading Post, located at the base of the world famous natural amphitheater (currently housing merchandise and food), would become the CMHOF’s new home. Also inducted were the Serendipity Singers, Bob Lind and Chris Daniels.

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Rich Guzzi Featured in National Health!

| Nov 21, 2013

Comedian Is Also a Hypnotist Who Helps People Kick the Habit

In his Tony Soprano New York accent, comedian and hypnotherapist Rich Guzzi recalled the moment in his life when he decided to be a performer. What he didn’t know then was that that moment would later transform his act into a public service.

“My dad was a car mechanic,” Guzzi said. “I was learning the family business. I loved being with my dad. One day, he wasn’t feeling good, and he’s this mountain of a man so I wasn’t sure what was wrong we were driving to the doctor and he says, ‘Nope, you’ve got to take me to the hospital, this is way worse than that.’ ”

Turning the car around to head toward the hospital, Guzzi got caught in the New York City traffic. Next thing he knew, his father had died in the passenger seat. Guzzi was 20 years old.

Full story here: National Journal

Rocky Mountain High: A John Denver Tribute Feature in CL Tampa Bay

| Nov 20, 2013

Skip the Eagles for a Rocky Mountain High

There is no denying that tonight’s Eagles concert at the St. Pete Times Forum is the “Best of the Day,” as far as “big” events go. But the truth is I’ve always been a hater. Oh sure, I’ll grant you that “Take it Easy” is generally non-offensive, but that’s where my ability to “praise” the Eagles ends. I find the whole thing cloying — even Henley’s politics, with which I mostly agree! Of all the incredible classic rock bands of the 1970s and ’80s, why is this one still on the road? And don’t the members hate each other? So it’s all just one big cash-in. Sounds like fun.

But it’s a Wednesday night, which means alternatives are limited. One solid choice: Rocky Mountain High: A John Denver Tribute, which pays homage to the late/great singer-songwriter by showcasing many of his mellow hits (“Leaving on a Jet Plane, “Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” etc.) in live instrumentals performed by former members of his band accompanied by a string section, with John Denver joining them all in spirit (and via archival film projections). The musicians also share stories of life on the road with Denver. Classy and cool. Fuck the Eagles.

Rocky Mountain High: A John Denver Tribute, Wed., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $55/$75. Buy tickets or get more info here.

Lea Salonga’s Plea for Typhoon Ondoy – PSA

Nov 13, 2013

Four years ago a Lobeline Communications client Lea Salonga (“A Whole New World”) recorded a Public Service announcement for disaster relief. Her message today is even more urgent following Typhoon Haiyan’s direct hit on the Philippines. To donate to the Philippine Red Cross, click this link: Donate

Watch video: Here

Judy Collins Inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame

| Nov 11, 2013

At Denver’s historic Paramount Theater, Colorado Music Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee Judy Collins and Board Chairman Chuck Morris recall many mile high memories from four decades.

It was also announced at the show that the Red Rocks Trading Post, located at the base of the world famous natural amphitheater (currently housing merchandise and food), would become the CMHOF’s new home. Also inducted were the Serendipity Singers, Bob Lind and Chris Daniels.

The mission of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization, is to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to preserve and protect historical artifacts and to educate the public about the state’s musical legacy. Previous inductees include John Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Harry Tuft of the Denver Folklore Center and promoter Barry Fey, and the Astronauts, Sugarloaf, Flash Cadillac and KIMN radio.

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Denver Westword Feature: The Colorado Music Hall of Fame

| Nov 8, 2013

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame slated to move into the Red Rocks Trading Post next summer!

Next summer, The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is moving to Red Rocks. All of the exhibits from the inductees, which have been on display at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield since the hall’s inception in April 2011, will be moved into a new home at the Trading Post in time for next year’s summer concert season.

Those artifacts include items from the inaugural inductees, John Denver and Red Rocks itself, along with memorabilia from the second set of inductees, the legendary late concert promoter Barry Fey and Harry Tuft; and the third class of the Astronauts, Sugarloaf, Flash Cadillac and KIMN Radio. This year’s class — Judy Collins, the Serendipity Singers, Bob Lind and Chris Daniels — will be inducted into the hall this evening at the Paramount Theatre.

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