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  • Last month, Montezuma-Cortez Middle School was named as one of the top schools for music in the United States for its commitment to music education. The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation selected only 78 elementary, middle or high schools in the entire country for their music merit award. The school was one of only two in Colorado that made the list. And Governor Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers’ ten-year plan to reduce property taxes cleared its first legislative committee Tuesday.
  • The annual tradition known as Record Store Day is this Saturday. Matthew Cesario, aka DJ Squatch, and his dad, Rock, own and operate Triple Play Records in Grand Junction. Squatch and Gavin chat about some of the exclusive records available at the West Slope’s finest record shop. Learn more about Record Store Day here.
  • At 84 years old, Japanese American actor George Takei remains a powerful cultural figure. He’s a prominent gay activist, famous for his witticisms on Twitter, and beloved for his role as Sulu from the television series Star Trek. In a new performance that debuted at the Moab Music Festival over the weekend, Takei says he’s been called a lot of things. Legend. Icon. And….enemy alien. Lost Freedom: A Memory chronicles Takei’s early childhood spent in Japanese American internment during WWII. As Molly Marcello reports, this is the actor’s latest project to prevent racist hysteria from threatening American democracy again.
  • Singer-songwriter Samantha Crain spent the past year writing and recording songs that explore what she learned about herself during the COVID pandemic.…
  • Richard Thompson, a British musician who somehow avoided pop stardom throughout his career, has just written about his early days in a new memoir called Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice.
  • Millions lost their jobs to the pandemic and needed to file for unemployment benefits, but met busy lines – including a composer from Austin, who made an album to counteract the vibe.
  • The Staves are an English indie folk trio of sisters whose music is expanding the boundaries of folk with deeply personal and profound subject matter.…
  • Singer, songwriter, and activist Raye Zaragoza has been called "one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre" by Paste Magazine. KSJD Music…
  • Coming from humble roots in the Lone Star State, singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has built a career around her amazing voice, leading her to share stages…
  • Bettye LaVette has enjoyed a lifetime of musical performance, and even now in her 70s is producing incredible new interpretations of familiar songs.…