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Tue April 10, 2012
Author Interviews

Carole King, From Doo-Wopper To Chart Topper

Originally published on Tue April 10, 2012 5:16 am

Carole King was in a doo-wop group called the Co-Sines when she was a teenager.
Jim McCrary

Carole King has an armful of Grammy Awards and countless Top 10 hits, both under her own name and as a songwriter for artists from Little Eva to the Monkees to Aretha Franklin.

Her solo album Tapestry spent 15 weeks at the top of the charts, becoming one of the biggest-selling records of all time. King managed to fit in all those hits by starting very, very young. She tells NPR's Renee Montagne that she was just 15 when she and some classmates formed a doo-wop group called the Co-Sines.

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Mon April 9, 2012

Senate Passes Immigrant Tuition Bill With No Debate

The state senate passed a bill on Monday allowing illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools to pay lower tuition rates. The measure passed on a party line vote, and Governor Hickenlooper recently weighed in with his support.

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Mon April 9, 2012

At the Conference on World Affairs, a Call for Civility in Politics

Kirk Siegler

In Boulder, the 64th Annual Conference on World Affairs got underway Monday with a rousing call for more civil dialogue in national and local politics from the founder of the bi-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

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Mon April 9, 2012
Music Interviews

M. Ward: Sounds Of A Different Time And Place

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 10:01 pm

M. Ward's latest album, A Wasteland Companion, comes out April 10.
Courtesy of the artist

M. Ward's music inspires a sense of wonder — it recalls many sounds from a different time and place.

"I get most of my inspiration from older records and older production styles," Ward says, "and that ends up rearing its head in the records that I make. One of the great things about music is that it has the capability of time travel — you smell a certain smell in the room and it takes you back to your childhood. I feel like music is able to do that, and it happens to me all the time."

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Mon April 9, 2012
Colorado Brewing

New Belgium Picks Asheville as Site for New Brewery

photo by Betsy Weber Creative Commons/Flickr

The craft brewing industry says the recently-announced expansion of New Belgium Brewing into North Carolina is a sign the market for craft beer remains strong.

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