Clive Davis

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Whitney Houston built trust among her audience with her perfect pitch

    Trying to think with structure about an artist like Whitney Houston's ability to influence the entire world is as difficult as trying to squeeze your head in a jar. Her voice had a soaring power that transcended pop appeal and packed the gusto of an entire gospel choir. Houston's contributions to mu ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Mark Cuban: HDNet rebranding as AXS TV won't impact Denver operation

    What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Kelly Clarkson returns, Katy Perry loses top spot and more: A full breakdown of this week's charts

    "Mr. Know It All" is no "Since U Been Gone," but it will sell quite well.​Kelly Clarkson is back. Again. After disappearing from the pop-music scene following her massive hit album Breakaway, then returning with the Clive Davis-hated project My December, then returning again with "My Life Woul ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Meet Nathan Reid, studio wiz extraordinare

    ​Many people in Denver may not know Nathan Reid by name. Just the same, over the course of his career, which spans three decades, he's had the chance to work with a host of prominent acts from Ghostface to Damien and Stephen Marley. Currently operating out of Mercury Sauce, his private produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2010

    Get to the Showcase early and catch Oh My Stars set at noon on the Main Stage

    If you've listened to KTCL even briefly in the past year, you've heard the handiwork of Lee Miles. You've either heard his band, Oh My Stars, who has one of the top played songs on the station, or you've heard his production on songs by Colorado-based acts like Tickle Me Pink, Speakeasy Tiger and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: Leona Lewis and More

    Leona Lewis Spirit (J Records) Leona Lewis has quickly developed a huge gay following, and no wonder. She resembles a particularly gorgeous cross-dresser – a fact that’s no doubt made marketing to both the male and female gay demographic a helluva lot easier. How does any of that relate to her ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    Carrie Underwood

    Sunday, March 9, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

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    November 1, 2007

    Kelly Clarkson

    Monday, November 5, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    August 2, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Kelly Clarkson and More

    Kelly Clarkson My December (RCA) How did I know that Ms. Clarkson’s latest would be a commercial disappointment? Because I kinda like it. Don’t get me wrong: The disc doesn’t exactly qualify as an artistic triumph – not given the surplus of mock-profound couplets exemplified by “I’m str ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2005


    All That I Am (Arista)

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    September 30, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Usually, the Morning After is all about regret. This one is filled with optimism.

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    September 2, 2004

    The Beatdown

    All hail the return of royalty.

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    June 17, 2004

    Velvet Revolver

    Sunday, June 20, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-TIXS

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    May 20, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Legendary is relative, especially when it comes to the Amercan Music Auditions.

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    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    September 10, 1998

    Going to W.A.R.?

    The inside story of the little Boulder label that could.

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    January 9, 1997
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    April 19, 1995