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Fine Flamenco Flair
A combination of musical influences from Gypsy, Jewish and Spanish cultures, the Flamenco is a wild, impassioned genre. Rene Heredia is widely considered royalty among Flamenco guitar enthusiasts. He was catapulted into the spotlight when world-renowned dancer Carman Amaya fell in love with his playing and immediately snapped him up to perform with her decades ago. Catch him at the Louisville Center for the Arts on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Call 303.335.4903.

A Reason To Drink
For more than 25 years, beer lovers the world over have descended upon the epicenter of the cause for three days to ply their wares and sample the best suds in what can only be called the Great American Beer Festival. From Oct. 11 through Oct. 13, 408 different breweries will bring a collection of 1,884 beers to the Colorado Convention Center. Visit www.beertown.org or call 303.228.8000.

A Take On Coltrane
A Love Supreme may be one of the most important works recorded by John Coltrane, if only for the legions of composers it inspired. On Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., head to CU’s Grusin Music Hall to hear saxophonist John Gunther, drummer Paul Romaine, pianist Pat Bianchi and bassist Mark Simon perform their take on this seminal work as part of the free CU Faculty Series. Call 303.492.8008.

Fighting Corporate Claws 30 Years Later
KBCO may not be the freewheelin,’ jocks-choice, radio utopia it was in the early ’80s—Clear Channel’s claws have seen to that. Still, the station captures the spirit of its listenership, and its yearly Studio C album is always a sought after item, although, it may not be as sought after as tickets to their 30th Anniversary celebration concert at the Paramount Theatre on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. The lineup includes Lyle Lovett, Keb’ Mo’ and Paolo Nutini. For free tickets, call 303.623.0406.

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