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Riot Fest Denver moves to National Western Complex

Riot Fest has announced it will move to National Western Complex when it returns to Denver on Aug. 28-30. This marks the third location for the music festival in as many years, after the Sports Authority Field at Mile High parking lot provided a last minute location for Riot Fest when it was forced out of its original home.

Singer Percy Sledge dies at 74

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana.

Venus Cruz to celebrate Billie Holiday with free Union Station show

Billie Holiday would have turned 100 on April 7, and while her Colorado connections are more of the occasional kind than the deep-rooted, she still performed here over the years at venues like the Rossonian Hotel — back in the early half of the 20th century when the historically black Five Points neighborhood was a cultural hub: the “Harlem of the West.” To celebrate Holiday’s legacy and vocal genius, veteran Denver jazz singer and KUVO radio host Venus Cruz is staging a free, two-hour tribute at the Great Hall in LoDo’s Union Station from 4 to 6 p.m.