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The mail may not be delivered on President's Day, but the blogging never stops...

Today in Backbeat Online:Live review: Obi Best at the Larimer Lounge. • Live review: Speakeasy, Tiger and AT05 at 1515. • Live review: DeVotchKa at the Paramount. • Live review: Murder By Death at the Bluebird. • Flier of the week: Taun Taun's CD release at the Bluebird. • Free beer and funky tunes, courtesy of U.S. Pipe and Flying Dog. • Chuck Potasher to play farewell show, issue new record.

Today in Cafe Society:Reclaiming the Baker neighborhood, by blocks and Inches. • Just a little thing: Correcting a ten-year error at Parisi. • A Milking It review of Cocoa Pebbles. • Make a pig of yourself at Merle's. • Obama visit eats into press time for Denver Restaurant Week. • Denver's super-secret supper club debuts Wednesday. • Cure for the common cold: a "souper" review.

Today in The Latest Word:Nuggets reps can't outshine JabbaWockeeZ at NBA All-Star Weekend. • Rocky Mountain News editor John Temple on the future of the paper: "We have no idea."At last, the Avs give Mike Haynes something to scream about. • Jack-FM lays off majority of staff. • Buzz Geller's Bell Tower faces new hurdle. It's about 34-stories tall.

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