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Rapper Gucci Mane performs during the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.

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PHOTOS: Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review)

Wiz Khalifa @ Red Rocks 8/19/14

Wiz Khalifa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 19, 2014. Photos by Glenn Ross, heyreverb.com.

Taking the stage in three shades of black and Timberland boots, Wiz Khalifa said the date of his Red Rocks show — the same day his album “Blacc Hollywood” dropped — was no coincidence. Having performed here earlier this year on 4/20, it’s clear Colorado and Wiz Khalifa share a mutual admiration for each other, and our recently legalized medical marijuana.

On Tuesday, partygoers flocked up the long, widening hill into the amphitheater in early waves for Mack Wilds, Sage the Gemini, IamSu, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan and Young Jeezy. Jeezy even brought out YG to screams and roars of approval.

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Future Islands finally gets its moment after a decade of waiting

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado's Gothic Theatre on Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of 4AD.

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado’s Gothic Theatre on Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of 4AD.

On stage, Future Islands’ Sam Herring will shove his fist in his mouth as if he’s pulling his heart out through his esophagus. He’ll throw his arms behind his head and thrust his hips like no one is watching. Dripping with sweat, Herring will growl and pound his chest with his fist. Looking eerily like a young Marlon Brando, the frontman/singer brings to life the music of Future Islands, a synth-pop band that has been dramatically balancing dance with electronic-punk and rock for nearly a decade.

And until recently, few people were paying attention.

“We had this belief over the years that one day it’s going to get better,” said Future Islands bassist/guitarist, William Cashion. “We always believed that if we played a show for 10 people that the next time we come through those 10 people would hopefully come back and bring their friends.”

Since forming in 2006, the band plugged away, playing small clubs, house parties, art galleries and basements throughout the country.

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Jack White is hanging at Rockies’ batting practice at Coors Field

Jack White at Rockies' batting practice at Coors Field. Photo courtesy of Alexis Perry.

Jack White at Rockies’ batting practice at Coors Field. Photo courtesy of Alexis Perry.

Jack White‘s summer of baseball continues. The day before his sold out Red Rocks show, White stopped by Coors Field to take batting practice with the Colorado Rockies. He was even decked out in his own Rockies gear.

White shagged fly balls with a glove in left field during Rockies batting practice, according to The Denver Post’s Nick Groke.

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