Wed June 18, 2014

A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 1:11 pm

Debutantes in the opening waltz of the 2011 Vienna Opera Ball. The head of the Vienna Institute for Strauss Research calls the waltz "Austria's premier cultural export."


Sat June 14, 2014
marc on the blues

Yes, 'She’s So Unusual,' But Cyndi Lauper Can Sing The Blues

Cyndi Lauper and Allen Toussaint performing at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., August 27, 2010.
rickh710 Flickr - Creative Commons

With the release of her 2010 album Memphis Blues, Cyndi Lauper put to rest once and for all her reputation as a novelty act. The first major sign most people got that Cyndi had far more to offer than “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” was “Time After Time.”

Ever since, more and more people figured out that she is a musical force to be reckoned with. Now it’s the turn of Blues fans.

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Tue June 10, 2014

Spiders Tune In To Web's Music To Size Up Meals And Mates

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 3:03 pm

Hairlike sensors on the the legs of the golden silk spider help it "listen" to the thrum of its web.
I'll Never Grow Up Flickr

Some of the toughest stuff in nature is spider silk — as strong, ounce for ounce, as nylon. And a silk web makes a great trap for prey, as well as a nice place for a spider to live.

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Mon June 9, 2014

At Recent GOP Governor Candidate Debate, Only Kopp And Beauprez Show

Only two out of four candidates showed up for a recent GOP Governer candidate debate. Pictured Mike Kopp and Bob Beauprez.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Four Republicans are vying to be the lone candidate to run against Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper in the fall. But with the primary election coming up June 24, only two of the candidates participated in a taped debate hosted by CBS 4 and Colorado Public Television.

Debate organizers knew ahead of time that former congressman Tom Tancredo never planned to be a part of the hourlong program. But Secretary of State Scott Gessler didn’t show up – even though his campaign confirmed that he would.

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Sat June 7, 2014
marc on the blues

Happy Birthday Greeley Blues Jam, You’re 10!

Take a bow Greeley Blues Jam, you've been delivering the Blues to Northern Colorado for a decade.
courtesy of Greeley Blues Jam

For the last decade The Greeley Blues Jam has brought many of the very best Blues artists in the U.S. and around the World to Northern Colorado and the 2014 event will certainly live up to the reputation the Jam has earned over those years.

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