Nevada City composer wins Constitution Day award |

Nevada City composer wins Constitution Day award

Music man Mikail Graham has been selected as one of Nevada City’s most distinguished citizens.

Graham is the 2010 recipient of the Col. Bill Lambert Award recognizing outstanding contributions to Nevada City. The award is named in honor of the late Col. William H. Lambert, founder of Nevada City’s annual Constitution Day Parade.

“If it has to do with music in Nevada City, Mikail is probably involved,” said David Parker, founder of the Marching Presidents impersonators group, which presents the award.

“Mikail has been a strong voice in the Nevada City music world and has been one of the leaders in making our community radio station, KVMR-89.5 FM, one of the best in the business,” Parker added.

Graham is a Nevada City native whose family roots here go back to 1849. He is host and executive producer of “The Other Side,” the eclectic radio program heard from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays on KVMR.

The Marching Presidents portrays all 44 U.S. presidents. They will appear at the 44th annual Constitution Day Parade, which rolls through the downtown historic district beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12.

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