CD reviews: Ke$ha, Snoop Dogg

Ke$ha, "Animal" (RCA) Auto-tune — a pitch-correcting software — is supposed to be dead, according to Jay-Z, whose "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" was one of 2009's biggest hip-hop jams.

Colorado summer concert guide: Nine Inch Nails, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and more

Summer. The sun shines, Red Rocks awaits and any park bench has the power to become a stage. It’s the season for BYO picnics at the Botanic Gardens and sun-drenched tailgates in the parking lot, singalong road trips to Telluride and warm community neighborhood festivals, adrenaline rushes in warehouse-district rock clubs and nights of friendship and laughter on the expansive lawn at Fiddler’s Green.