Hitting the High Note

Bringing his initiative of music education for all students in Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper and a plethora of musical artists came together May 4th at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield. The goal of Hickenlooper’s organization is to help spread music education and access to musical instruments in Colorado’s schools. Pairing with notable Colorado musicians such as: Big Head Todd, Onerepublic, Isaac Slade of the Fray, and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the concert proved how detrimental music education is for students. With help from the musicians and fans alike, the “Take Note” Colorado music initiative has raised the initial funds necessary to kick start the organization’s mission.

Author: Nikolai Puc’

My name is Nikolai Puc’ and I’m a 19 year old photographer. My passion is travel and I like to bring an interesting and refreshing aspect of life to my photography. Whether it’s taking pictures in-studio or on the streets, my goal is to create beautiful works of art through my own unique perspective. My love of photography has allowed me to travel the world. I have been to over 30 countries and hope to visit the rest of the world before I’m 50. While on these photographic expeditions, I have had the opportunity to use my skills to provide images and promote awareness of several charitable endeavors for people in need of help. From working with orphaned babies in China to filming the struggles of boys homes in Ecuador, I love meeting new people and leaving a small footprint of good work wherever I go.

Besides photography, I spend my time in a variety of ways. I am a Sophomore at Metropolitan State University of Denver pursuing a Humanitarian Photography Degree. On top of that, Soccer is another passion of mine; I follow international and European soccer wildly. I am also an avid vinyl record collector and I have over 3000 records. In my free time I go thrift shopping for vinyl or soccer jerseys, which I also collect. I have a very eclectic taste in music, from international music and 1950’s doo-wop to indie rock and rap. I love music, specifically 80’s New Wave, and while I feel like I know practically everything about that genre of music, I am always looking to learn more. I am a very laid back guy. I like to think I’m very mature for my age, but nobody knows if it’s because I’m an old soul, or if it’s because of the beard.

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