The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 26 edition

So far today, all of America's remaining pop-culture icons seem to be hanging in there....

Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night's Show: Phoenix at The Bluebird. • Polytoxic drummer Chadzilla hitches a ride with Slim Cessna's Auto Club. • Beyond Playlist: The Jonas Brothers and more. • Vintage radio ad for Michael Jackson's Denver tour from 1988 and 911 call. • Monolith announces Yeah Yeah Yeahs as a headliner.

Today in Cafe Society:What a week: We need wine. • Boulder boy and Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg cooks tomorrow at Whole Foods SouthGlenn. • First look at Gaspare's Bakery. • Santa Fe-based Mangiamo Pronto set to open in former Common Grounds space. • The List: Denver's Own.

Today in The Latest Word:Nuggets score big with Ty Lawson pick-up. • Sita Sings the Blues brings personal eccentricities to animation. • Read the judgment against developer Craig Nassi, recipient of a $1 million parking ticket. • Shmuck Samaritan of the Week: Gary from Aurora. • Michael Jackson's real legacy: A compilation of bad local moonwalk videos. Is that any way to let him rest in peace?

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