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20 Great Live Albums

Nothing compares to the roar of a live crowd waiting for a much loved band to take the stage. These albums were generally recorded in one or two nights and capture the raw intensity of Rock 'N Roll!

  1. Live at Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers
  2. Live at the Apollo by James Brown
  3. Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971 by The Byrds
  4. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash

Darlings, Get Yourself to the Theatre for Holiday Fun!

Phoebe Reese, blogging for a cause -- Holiday cheer for all of you -- and a good sturdy new year start for Fresh City Life. Plus single-handedly saving Denver theatre.

Hello my little rum balls!

Pictured left top photo, Phoebe Reese and her littlest fan. Can you tell how much I adore children from this photo? Well I do!, But these tiny tots have no visible means of support -- they don't buy theatre tickets or souvenir programs or cocktails at intermission. What a bore! Second pic is the adorable trio who founded Balls: Melanie Owen Padilla, Mare Trevathan and GerRee Hinshaw. Aren't they sweet?

Rob Wivchar: Man of 1,000 Songs

Rob Wivchar from the Rob Wivchar website

Listen to the holiday stylings of the versatile Rob Wivchar while you escape from seasonal madness at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library on Tuesday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m.

Can't make it to this event? Rob Wivchar will also be at the Schlessman Family Branch Library on Monday, December 13, at 6:00 p.m.

Love to sing along? These songbooks will please any songbird and you'll never have to fumble for the lyrics again.

Seasonal Reading

Do you have a favorite go-to read at this time of the year? For some folks, it's Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Possibly a religious text. Maybe it's a holiday story that someone read to you as a child. For the last few years, my traditional holiday read has been the nontraditional and very funny science fiction novella All Seated on the Ground by Colorado author Connie Willis.

If the words "science fiction" scare you and don't really put you in a holiday mood, just give me a moment to try to convince you to give this one a try.

Happy Birthday Judd Apatow!

Born December 6, 1967, Judd Apatow started his amazing career at 17 by doing stand up comedy. He was also roommates with legendary funnyman, Adam Sandler. Apatow achieved notoriety with his excellent television writing and is responsible for such stellar shows as Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.

Apatow's writing credits include:

O Magazine's Best Books of 2010

In addition to many other Best Books of 2010 lists out there, O Magazine came out with their own list featuring fiction and nonfiction published this year. 2010 must have been a great year for biographies as several of those made the list as well! What has been the best book you've read so far this year?

REMEMBER PIMP C!

Pimp C is no longer here...

I like all types of music but with Rap it's a toss up between Down South Southern Rappers and West Coast music! I started listening to rappers such as Paul Wall, 8Ball & MJG, Trick Daddy and UGK.

Shut Up! Holiday Appetizers That Will Make People Talk

When was the last time you had caviar? Unless it was a few orange roe eggs sprinkled on top of some sushi, it's probably been awhile; after all, it's fare for celebrations.

This Saturday KitchenCue Chef Shellie Kark will be demonstrating how to make a variety of delicious and indulgent holiday appetizers, including Roasted Baby Beets and Gently Steamed Potatoes with House Made Creme Fraiche and American Sturgeon Caviar. Now doesn't that sound fancy? You don't have to go to a five star restaurant to taste this earthly delight- learn how to make it yourself and wow your party guests while you're at it!

Saturday December 4, 1:30-3 p.m., Level B2 Conference Center of the Central Library

Interested in a career in bookkeeping?

bookkeeping

Want to start managing your small business's finances with software?

In this free hands-on class, learn about the new QuickBooks Pro 2009 layout and features. Sample files will be used to set up a company account, write checks, pay bills, and run quick reports.
Mouse/keyboarding skills required.

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