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This Friday the 13th isn't even remotely scary.

Today in Backbeat Online:Meet Danielle Ate the Sandwich, your new favorite singer-songwriter. • New Heavyweight Dub Champion album features KRS-One, Killah Priest. • Enjoy 1,200 songs free courtesy of SXSW. • Freaky Friday: Thru You by Kutiman.

Today in Cafe Society:Rock and soul tonight -- with chile and wine. • Fuel Cafe gases up for extended dinner hours. • The Arvada Tavern is back in business. • Candy Girls: Reese's Milk Chocolate Layered Cookies. • Journalists battle it out over chili.

Today in The Latest Word:Medical-marijuana hearing gets delayed as pot-fueled opposition grows. • Channel 31, the Ward Churchill trial and shrinking TV-news resources. • The bigger the nuisance, the tougher the fix. • Channel 2 general manager Dennis Leonard on layoffs, a prime-time shift and the concept behind "The Deuce."Shmucks of the Week: McDaniels and Cutler. Go team!

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