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The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 11 edition

John Tesh, Red Rocks god.

Blogging is fun-damental.

Backbeat Online features a slideshow of fourteen memorable (or not) live recordings made at Red Rocks. Which category would you put John Tesh's album in? Also earning items of their own: a preview of the new Portugal. The Man album, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Frontside 5 gear, and the decision by Fear Before the March of Flames' members to shorten their moniker to Fear Before. A terrible move in my opinion -- but, of course, I like flames.

The Cat's Pajamas checks in with more about the IKEA store coming to Denver. And Cafe Society examines the open-and-shut cases of Lala's and Prime 121 and divulges particulars about the planned opening of two new Lime restaurants. Juicy stuff. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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