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Today in Backbeat Online:Moving Pictures: Casselman's Bar & Venue, MBV, Autumn Film, Primasonic, Maris the Great, Adai, To Be Eaten and Dualistics. • A first look at the new Fray video. • Are you doing your part to help Green the Scene?Rick Ross top seller at Independent Records. • Depeche Mode grabs top spot at Twist & Shout. • Discharge top seller at Wax Trax.

Today in Cafe Society:Mel Master pops his cork at Sketch today. • Pure has something to get off its chest. • A Milking It review of Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites Chocolate. • Ask the Readers: Who has the best happy hour?The Market Report, April 25. • Otto's Grill opening in former downtown Brix. • Ask the Critic: Where to go for a break-up date?

Today in The Latest Word:Swine-flu outbreak has Peter Boyles in verbal hog heaven. • Meet Brian Orakpo, the man the Broncos were too stupid to draft. • Are former Rocky Mountain News subscribers abandoning the Denver Post?Freaky DIA Mustang sculpture makes a great T-shirt in which to read angry poetry rants. • Why the Nuggets will win game four against the Hornets tonight. I sure as hell hope I'm right...

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