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Rufus Wainwright, Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall (photos, review)

Rufus Wainwright has few creative boundaries. In addition to his music, the prolific songwriter has acting credits, most notably in “The Aviator” (2004). Last month he finished recording his first French opera with the BBC Orchestra, "Prima Donna." And on Wednesday, he extended that creativity to the full force of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall, where he gave fans a taste of his opera.

Hozier at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)

Standing six-foot-five, singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne, aka Hozier, would tower over any crowd -- stage or not. Factor in the good four-foot lift of the stage at the sold out Ogden Theatre, and fans on Wednesday were dwarfed as they gathered to see the giant Irishman with a voice of equal prowess.

Five Rhymes with Pries

Editor’s note: Five Rhymes is a new feature on Reverb in which Ru Johnson asks local and national rappers to go through their five favorite rhymes and the impact those verses have had on the industry, the world and their own lives.

“It’s my Party” singer Lesley Gore dies at 68

BY MARK KENNEDY AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER NEW YORK (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday.