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Music is Her Life: Up Close and Personal with Hazel Miller

By: Charles Emmons

Summer is the best time to be in Colorado if you enjoy live music. There are festivals everywhere. Many gatherings and celebrations are well known, Juneteenth, Capitol Hill People’s Fair, and Cherry Creek Arts Festival just to name a few. Hazel Miller in her longstanding career has played them all and many more throughout Colorado.  Miller is the hardest working musician in the state. Her website boasts a schedule where she has a gig at least every other week throughout the summer, sometimes having two or more in the week. After over 40 years of performing, Miller has been singing professionally since she was 17 and has...

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Vernon Barbary...in the Groove with Pockit

By: Angelia D. McGowan

Nationally recognized bass player Vernon Barbary faced a fork-in-the-road decision as a high school student preparing for college. Football scholarship or music scholarship? He chose music, and it has made a difference in his life and in the lives of hundreds of musicians across the country. The Denver-based musician has...

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Rise To The Top With Networking Marketing

By: DUS Staff

In February, Denver Urban Spectrum featured two-time Super Bowl champion and member of the Denver Broncos Steller Ring of Fame Rod Smith who is now a diamond level distributor with Organo Gold Coffee, one of the largest direct sales network marketing businesses in the world. This month DUS will start...

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Rev. Patrick Demmer: Activist for Economic Justice

By: Annette Walker

Frequent Speaker and Two Arrests: Rev. Patrick Demmer's staunch advocacy for minimum wage increases and general economic justice is rooted in his life experiences. His first job was at McDonald's. That was the summer of 1967 when he was 14 years old and his salary was $2.50 an hour. "I am outraged...

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Denver council approves ballot measures for airport, National Western

By: Jon Murray
The Denver Post

The Denver City Council on Monday approved two ballot measures for the Nov. 3 election that are tied to airport development and tax extensions to support the National Western Center project.

Water, economy, terrorism highlight Aspen Ideas Festival

By: The Denver Post

ASPEN — The plight of the Colorado River and the water crisis plaguing the West led a discussion Monday at the Aspen Ideas Festival to a startling reality.

Western Union suspends its money transfers in Greece

By: Aldo Svaldi
The Denver Post

Western Union is known for providing a financial lifeline during natural disasters and military conflicts as well as other much smaller crises, such as a lost wallet.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Hudson Gardens (review)


Joan Jett did not allow photographers into her Hudson Gardens show. Photo courtesy of Jett's record label.


California oil train risks worse in minority areas: report

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Californians most exposed to the risks of oil train derailments or fires overwhelmingly live in poorer, minority neighborhoods, two environmental groups in the state said on Tuesday.

Ku Klux Klan gets green light for pro-Confederate flag rally in South Carolina: newspaper

(Reuters) - The white supremacist Ku Klux Klan has received approval from South Carolina officials to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the state capitol, a newspaper reported on Monday, less than two weeks after a white man shot dead nine people in a black church.

Wu-Tang Rapper Proud He Cut Off His Penis

By: Brandon Bombay

Would be rapper, Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson, who had the loosest affiliation with the Wu-Tang Clan, says he is proud of cutting The post Wu-Tang Rapper Proud He Cut Off His Penis appeared first...

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Drake Tries To Pull Off A New Look With Beard

By: Brandon Bombay

In an attempt to move even further away from his Degrassi, Jimmy “Wheelchair” Brooks days, Drake is trying to reinvent himself again. The post Drake Tries To Pull Off A New Look With Beard appeared...

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Drake Tries To Pull Off A New Look With Beard

By: Brandon Bombay

In an attempt to move even further away from his Degrassi, Jimmy “Wheelchair” Brooks days, Drake is trying to reinvent himself again. The post Drake Tries To Pull Off A New Look With Beard appeared...

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Fire destroys historic Oregon baseball stadium

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A historic Oregon baseball stadium was destroyed on Monday in a blaze that prompted evacuations of several dozen homes within a two-block radius.


Myanmar students in peaceful march to protest political role of military

YANGON (Reuters) - Students in Myanmar led a peaceful march of between 50 and 200 protesters on Tuesday, urging Myanmar’s military to remove itself from politics, days after lawmakers voted down a measure to scrap the military's effective legislative veto.

Dutch confident MH17 prosecution will eventually succeed

ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - The head of the team of Dutch prosecutors looking into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last year said on Tuesday he was "confident" of concluding his investigation successfully, but was not ready to bring charges.

Hamas shuts offices of Gaza's sole cellular operator

GAZA (Reuters) - The Hamas-appointed attorney general in the Gaza Strip shut down the offices of the territory's only mobile-phone provider on Tuesday, saying the company, Jawwal, had not paid its taxes.

Does the emergence of global statesmen help or hinder the charity world?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With friends in high places and international celebrity status, the transformation of former political leaders into global statesmen able to influence the world agenda and charity spending is raising some concerns, experts say.

Iran and powers set to miss deadline as nuclear deal remains elusive

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations on Tuesday after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal, with both sides cautioning that major obstacles to a lasting agreement remained.

Hungary gets European Commission support to tackle migrant tide

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The European Commission has offered to help set up temporary centers for the Hungarian government to process asylum requests and the return of illegal immigrants as the country struggles to cope with a surge of foreigners crossing its borders.

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Publisher Rosalind “Bee” Harris Named Among Most Powerful Women in Denver Denver, Colo.– The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) will honor Rosalind "Bee" Harris, publisher and art director of the Denver Urban Spectrum, as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Denver. Harris is among 25 women...

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Denver Urban Spectrum Wins Two CABJ SIE Awards

Last month at the annual Colorado Association of Black Journalists awards banquet, the Denver Urban Spectrum walked away with two Scribes In Excellence awards.  New column DUS Blowing Smoke which explores the realities of the Cannabis industry by Wanda James received the Best in Series award and Angelia McGowan tied...