Peggy Lee

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    The ten best female jazz vocalists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the top guitarists, pianists and bassists, today we focus on the female vocalists. Although ther ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, May 11-13, 2012

    Going out doesn't have to mean going for broke -- seriously. This week there are plenty of inexpensive entertainment options, from karaoke on the 16th Street Mall to a food-themed photography show to a Mother's Day concert. Celebrate art, see a silent movie in the park, and get out there without spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Meet Dave Staff, Denver's seventy-year-old karaoke king

    See Also: • Best of Denver 2012 - Rear Inn Lounge/Armida's • Best of Denver 2011 - Music Bar • Best of Denver 2010 - Charlie Brown's Bar & Grill Before Dave Staff started singing Peggy Lee and Big Crosby in front of an audience, he sang to light fixtures. A former electrician, the seventy-yea ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011
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    September 29, 2011

    Black coffee! The 10 songs about black coffee on National Coffee Day!

    Up until about ten years ago, coffee seemed to have its grip firmly around us. Just take the songs below, for example. You won't find any written in the past decade, which is a little sad, the death of coffee and all. Because no one is going to write a song about the energizing effects of a Starbuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Jukebox Effect

    I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    The Savages

    Testing the limits of familial bonds, one nursing-home application at a time.

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    December 13, 2007
  • Music

    August 9, 2007


    Wednesday, August 15, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.

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    July 31, 2007

    Kangaroo Road Kill -- Sleepy Mad Max

    7.30.07 Rockhampton, Australia Tropic of Capricorn PBC, I split the first two weeks in this country between Sydney and Melbourne, trying to erase the image of Foo the Saigon security guard and his red Thermos from my mind while also trying to locate the fabled Australian "spirit." This spirit was ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Wayne Horvitz Is Jazzed!

    Who needs a rhythm section when your players are this good?

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    February 8, 2007

    Kristin Hersh

    Sunday, February 11, Twist & Shout, 303-722-1943.

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    January 4, 2007

    Everlasting Sounds

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

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    August 31, 2006

    Christina Aguilera

    Back to Basics (RCA)

  • Film

    September 18, 2003

    The Gospel Truth

    Temptations fire up the soul of the South.

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Various Artists

    Fishing Music: A Collection of Acoustic Folk, Blues & Swing (Snake River Records)

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Gil Evans

    The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix (Bluebird)

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    The RH Factor

    Death comes calling jazz's legendary players.

  • Music

    December 14, 2000


    Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Time of the Season

    This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    More Songs of the Century

    Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Songs of the Century

    Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The Soundies of Yesteryear

    The music that time forgot is in a warehouse in Colorado Springs.

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Christmas Packages

    The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.

  • Film

    September 10, 1998
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    August 13, 1998
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    September 18, 1997
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    December 13, 1995



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    May 31, 1995