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The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 23 edition

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Today in Backbeat Online:Last Night: Scout Niblett and Wye Oak at the hi-dive. • Fiery Furnaces, Nitzer Ebb, 3OH!3 shows announced. • Win tix to see Mayer Hawthorne at the Larimer Lounge tonight. • Q&A with Bryan Adams. • Tonight at La Rumba: I fought the law and the law won.

Today in Cafe Society:Meet Mile High Chef Contestant Jay Spickelmier. • Meet Mile High Chef Contestant Sergio Romero. • Tonight at TAG: Beer, wine or both?Sean Kelly, grilled at his LoHi Steakhouse. • Chef and Tell: Elise Wiggins of Panzano.

Today in The Latest Word:Chauncey Billups and Elway's magic number 7. • Urine trouble for Denver CARES. • Does Boulder DA Stan Garnett want to legalize pot?Infection freakin' in Swine Flu America. • Inside Denver's "Pit Bull Row." So much for envying a dog's life.

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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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