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FREE MUSIC? ONLINE? AND LEGAL, TOO?

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Do you want to try some new music and not spend ANY money?  I'm talking free, folks!  Your tax dollars at work.

Yes, the Library has many CDs (22,085 titles today, to be exact) but that's not what I'm talking about right now.  Bet you didn't know we had streaming music that you can listen to day or night and never leave your home. All you need is a Denver Public Library card, an Internet connection, and Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher (free). 

Free 4th of July Concert

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Make plans to attend the free concert in the park and accompanying fireworks display on Saturday, July 3 at Denver's Civic Center Park, located at 14th and Broadway, at 8pm! Picnics encouraged!

In conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas and the opening of the Colorado Symphony's summer season, come celebrate the revitalized Greek Theatre as part of the Better Denver Bond project and most importantly, our nation's birth, brought to you by

Best in Show

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Some musical artists do more than play music, they put on a show! Excelling in theatricality, these bands feature elaborate costumes and stage productions. Even on CD, their showmanship shines through.

  1. GWAR - Perhaps the most visually arresting of all costumed bands, their politically charged performances often involve spraying the audience with various fluids.
  2. KISS - With fire-breathing and pyrotechnics, KISS is a fiery force to be reckoned with.

Free Concerts in the Park

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Enjoy sublime music in the great outdoors for FREE this summer during City Park Jazz.

Remaining shows this season include:

¡En sus marcas! À vos marques!: Tour the Americas with Music

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Get ready for the Biennial of the Americas and take a musical tour of the Western Hemisphere. Among this varied selection of CDs, at least one of them is sure to awaken your soul or make you dance.

Welcome to Haitian Creole 101 by Wyclef Jean
This is a full-fledged Caribbean album that careens from style to style showcasing glints of everything from reggaeton to cumbia without ever succumbing to the confines of a single style. It's really an amazing listen, especially if you're at all attracted to Caribbean music. All Music Guide.

Wátina by Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective

6th Annual World Music Festival

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Heading up to the mountains this weekend? Be sure to check out the World Music Festival in Keystone! Admission is FREE!

Featured Musicians Include:

Snoop Loves Sookie

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While many of us love the HBO show True Blood and the books written by Charlaine Harris, no one else can say it like Snoop Dogg.

While the video might not be to everyone's tastes, it is sure to make any true fan cheer. I don't know about you, but I'd take a gin and juice at Merlotte's!

 

The Mountain Goats Rocked!

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I saw The Mountain Goats at The Gothic this evening, and I am ecstatic to report that it was a great evening of music!

This melodic trio from Durham, North Carolina is best known for their raw sound and literary lyrics. Highly prolific, they have released 17 studio albums since 1991.

Selected Discography as Owned by DPL:

TOOL Coming to Red Rocks!

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TOOL is FINALLY playing at Red Rocks!
Tickets are sold out for the 6/28 and 6/29 shows, but check out stubhub.com or craigslist.org to find tickets. 

I was so excited when I heard the news that TOOL was going to play at Red Rocks, the best outdoor concert venue in the world.   To get pumped up for the show, I plan to set my iPod to shuffle and play all of the TOOL albums. 

Check out the TOOL albums available at DPL:

Encore, encore!

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Good news for the opera-lover.... Encore showings of The Met's most popular HD broadcasts will be repeated this summer at select theaters beginning June 16 in the US and Canada.

I am overjoyed to find this out because I missed most of this past season's broadcasts.  In case you didn't know, The Metropolitan Opera brodcasts Live in HD performances at theaters around the world. I saw the opera Hamlet,  my first HD (high definition) broadcast,  at the Belmar theater last March. I was wowed from the start.

*WOW!*  No Seats!  First of all, we got there an hour beforehand and almost didn't find seats together for the three of us. It was that full! (*hint* get there early!)

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