This thing about the Seventies--it's not about to go out of style yet. Case in point: Just listen to Morcheeba, a British trio that somehow blends old and new influences in ways we haven't quite heard before. Guitarist Ross Godfrey contributes old-guard sitar, banjo and pedal-steel licks, while his brother Paul adds modern studio tweaks and grooves; then, breathy vocalist Skye Edwards paints an atmospheric gloss over the whole package, making for a compelling mix. Morcheeba performs tonight at 8 at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; for tickets, $10.50 in advance ($12.50 day of show), call 443-3399 or 830-TIXS.
What sort of novel do you suppose an obstetrician would write if she took the time to delve into fiction? If you guessed a medical thriller about a baby-deliverin' sleuth who uncovers evildoing in the birthing biz, you'd be pretty close to the jackpot. That's the premise, simplified, of Bay Area author Dr. Margaret Cuthbert's The Silent Cradle, a steamy whodunit written with a knowing hand. Cuthbert drops by the Hue-Man Experience Bookstore, 911 Park Ave. West, tonight from 5:30 to 7 to read from and sign copies of the book; for details call 293-2665.
What better way to kick off TV Turnoff Week than by attending today's Health and Fitness Day sponsored by Campus Recreation at Auraria? The campus fest, taking place from 10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. outdoors at Auraria's plaza lawn and flagpole area (in case of rain, everything moves inside the PER Events Center Gym), mixes health screenings, fitness demonstrations, healthy food samples and more. Get off your couch and try out some tai chi and tofu; admission is free.