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    July 16, 2012

    Nightcap: Membership has its privileges at the Meadowlark's Mile High Soul Club monthly

    See Also: Mile High Soul Club keeps the Meadowlark sweaty with classic Motown and vintage soul When I walked into the Meadowlark on Friday for Mile High Soul Club, I was greeted by the sight of a woman sporting a beehive that would've made Marge Simpson envious and a pair of folks who looked like R ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    R.I.P. singer James Van Buren

    Local jazz and blues vocalist James Van Buren passed away yesterday. He was 77. Mark Diamond, Freddy Rodriguez, Paul Romaine, Doug Roche and others were scheduled to perform tonight a benefit show tonight at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom for Van Buren's day-to-day living expenses medical expenses, ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008
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    May 11, 2006

    Gnarls Barkley

    St. Elsewhere (Warner Bros.)

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    December 18, 2003


    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.

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    April 25, 2002

    Dolemite Makes Right

    Rudy Ray Moore, the self-described King of Party Records, is looking for a little respect.

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    March 1, 2001

    Hit Pick

    David Booker and the Swingtette

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    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

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    December 2, 1999

    Wake-up Call

    Sleepy LaBeef hasn't tired of American roots.

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    November 25, 1999

    Hooked on Phonics

    Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-fonics echo the happy days of Fifties rock.

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    June 11, 1998

    Hot Rod

    Rod Piazza isn't your average blues harmonica player.

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    June 4, 1998

    Snake Charmers

    Denver's Boa and the Constrictors squeeze new life out of jump blues.

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    October 23, 1997

    Variety, Country Style

    On two new reissues, a pair of C&W legends refuse to paint by the numbers.

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    September 11, 1997

    Trick of the Trade

    Would someone please try to cheer up Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen?

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    July 10, 1997

    The Comets' Tale

    The world's oldest rock-and-roll band is still rolling.

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    January 30, 1997

    Straight From the 'Harts

    How the Dalhart Imperials have become roots-music royalty.

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    April 13, 1994