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It's that time again -- just like clockwork.

Today in Backbeat Online:The jukebox effect. • Former Break Mechanics MC, P.A.A.S., to step off the stage for good?Whygee capitalizes on CMJ Chart placement. • Flier of the week: Laura Goldhamer at the Oriental Theater.

Today in Cafe Society:Aix marked the spot that will soon be Olivea. • Behind the scenes at Katie Mullen's.

Today in The Latest Word:KOA's Dave Logan and Alvertis Simmons engage in verbal smackdown over Mullen slurs. • Da Boogieman turns down offer to return to KOOL 105. • Dick Wadhams has a greeting for Barack Obama. • Thomas Friedman greenspeaks in Boulder. • Colorado conservatives' porkiest anti-stimulus protest ever. For those on the right, it was hog heaven.

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