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Imagine John Lennon at 70

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John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940. Although he is no longer with us, the music of John Lennon lives on. Inspiring singers and songwriters to this day, the world continues to mourn his loss 30 years later. Google is honoring the 70th anniversary of his birth with an animated homepage.

Post-Beatles Releases:

Dancing with Dracula

Ballet costumes on display in Schlessman Hall

Featuring the score by Philip Feeney, the ballet Dracula is back by popular demand, October 15 through the 24, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Colorado Ballet is celebrating its 50th season this year!

More Ballet Music:

The Eels at the Ogden

The Eels are at the Ogden tonight at 8pm! Everett's biography, Things the Grandchildren Should Know, chronicles his life from the delights of songwriting to the tragedies that have also touched his life.

Frontman Mark Oliver Everett, also known as E, is the son of Hugh Everett III, originator of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory. In the BBC documentary, Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives, Everett travels America trying to understand his distant and brilliant father who passed away in 1982.

The music of the Eels vascillates between melancholy and joy, which is one of the primary reasons I love it so.

Brain Food

Listening to music can make you smarter! Mathematics and music are intrinsically linked through keeping time and harmonics. Ties have also been made to learning new languages, spatial-reasoning and relating to others. What music gets your brain juices flowing?

Happy Birthday Trey Anastasio!

Shine

Trey Anastasio, born Ernest Joseph Anastasio III on this date in 1964, is most famous for his involvement with the band Phish. Having written songs since Junior High, it is no surprise that he is credited with writing over 200 songs!

Albums with Phish

Vintage 1975

The year was 1975. A gallon of gas cost 44 cents. The Vietnam War finally ended. Jimmy Hoffa disappears, never to be seen again. BIC launches the first disposable razor. Saturday Night Live debuts. These albums were all hits in 1975. What album embodies 1975 for you?

Happy Birthday Ani DiFranco!

Ani DiFranco

Born today in 1970, Ani DiFranco is a Grammy-winning songstress, guitarist and songwriter. In 1989, she started her own record company, Righteous Babe Records. Her music is raw, empowering and brilliant.

Selected discography as owned by Denver Public Library:

Take A Trip Down A "Lost Highway" With A Dangerous Mouse, A Sparkly Horse And David Lynch....

Dark Night Of The Soul album cover

 What do you get when you combine one of the most prolific producers of hip-hop and pop with one of the most tortured musicians of this decade and then sprinkle it with one of the strangest artists of our time? A project that was lost and then found again by way of record label red tape and has all the essential elements to present a "Dark Night Of The Soul"......

In 2006, Mark Linkous-- better known as Sparklehorse, brought on super producer Brian Joseph Burton--better known as Dangermouse a.k.a. Gnarls Barkley a.k.a.

Highlights from the 2010 VMA Awards

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The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were held on September 12. Lady Gaga had an impressive 13 nominations and raised eyebrows by attending in an outfit completely made of meat. While she won a total of eight awards, Peter Gabriel still holds the VMA record with 10 wins for "Sledgehammer" in 1987.

Best New Artist

Best Video of the Year

Best Rock Video

Folk: Music of the People

Folk is a music of the people. While its history lies in the word of mouth conveyance of folklore, its present remains rooted in traditional music. Popularized in the 60s, Folk continues to thrive as new generations find their voice.

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