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Today in Backbeat Online:Bruce Springsteen due at the Pepsi Center. • Spools of Dark Thread not dead yet. • Mighty 4 Colorado hip-hop event set for May 16. • ManeLine featured on Rebel Radio mixtape. • Trace Bundy gets nod from Acoustic Magazine.

Today in Cafe Society:Manischewitz! Local contestant in local cook-off. • Tiki Torch extinguished. • How to survive Case Bonita, the world's weirdest Mexican restaurant. • A hot-pot start to the Chinese New Year. • Spice Boys of the Rockies ready to pack it in. • Local barista champ Greg Lefcourt is pulling for a win in the US Barista Competition.

Today in The Latest Word:Watch the KRDO report featuring Ted Haggard's latest accuser. • Timing dubious in push to raise FasTracks taxes. • Forecaster Nick Carter latest to get the boot at 9News. • Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester and her family link to the Air Force Academy scandal. • The downtown library's new due date. The baby born at the Broadway branch doesn't owe any late fees.

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