COMBO Sept. Meeting; Chive Fest Update;
Jeff Franks, a DJ as well as a sound engineer at Colorado Sound Studios, who specializes in recording eletronic-style music, will be speaking at the next general meeting of COMBO on “The Present and Future of Electronic Music”. He will define “electronic music”, and break it down into styles. Jeff will also talk on jobs that might be available in the business of electronic music.
When: Sunday, September 28th
Where: Breckenridge Brewery Ballpark Pub, 2222 Blake Street, Denver
Time: 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All ages – The venue is a restaurant and people of all ages are welcome!
Remember: Metered parking is free on Sundays so get there early for a free spot, and have dinner while you’re there! The Breckenridge Brewery is catty-corner from Coors Field (one-way street going south).
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NEIGHBORS CONCERNED ABOUT CHIVE FEST
DENVER – Another music festival is coming to the area, and again neighbors are raising concerns.
Chive Fest, sponsored by http://www.thechive.com, is planned for August 16 at City Park. The 10-hour music festival is expected to attract about 7,500 people.
“City Park is not an appropriate venue for this type of event,” said David Felice, a neighbor who lives across the street from the park.
Felice and others are concerned the festival will bring problems not only to the park, but the whole area. He’s worried about parking, trash, and noise from the festival.
“To get a permit, any entity has to meet a number of requirements, and that’s making sure there’s enough Port-A-Potties available,” said Jeff Green, a spokesman for Denver Parks and Rec. “That trash is arranged and that they’re going to keep the park clean.”
Green also said event organizers are expected to follow any and all noise ordinances for the area and present a plan for event parking.
Felice says he isn’t opposed to the type of music planned for Chive Fest. He says he would be just as agitated if the Colorado Symphony was planning an event this size.
He says it should spark a debate about the city’s admission-only event policy for some city parks.
“Parks are for people not for profit,” Felice said.
But the city said the rule has been on the books since 2010.
“It’s a policy that’s in place,” Green said. “As long as an organization that wants to do an event like this meets all the requirements it’s something that they can do.”
The organizers of Chive Fest released this statement to 9NEWS:
We are looking forward to hosting Denver Chive Fest in City Park and celebrating with all of our Chive community members and music lovers who are upstanding citizens of the Denver area. We are working closely with Denver Parks and Recreation and will be following the Admission Based Event policy, rules and regulations for event management set by the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Manager of Parks and Recreation. We will be paying for additional portable restrooms, parking options, and security as recommended by the City. We will also be adhering to the Denver Revised Municipal Code regarding noise levels.
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LAWSUIT OVER SLIPKNOT BASSIST PAUL GRAY’S DEATH DISMISSED
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray’s former doctor.
The Des Moines Register says Polk County District Judge Dennis Stovall ruled earlier this week to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Brenna Gray against Dr. Daniel Baldi. Stovall said plaintiffs have up to two years to file.
Paul Gray died of an overdose in July 2010; Brenna Gray filed her suit on Feb. 14, 2014, accusing Baldi of failing to help her husband overcome his drug addictions.
Gray’s lawyer said the statute of limitations shouldn’t have started until she had reason to believe Baldi caused her husband’s death. The judge disagreed.
Baldi was acquitted May 1 of involuntary manslaughter in connection with several patient deaths, including Paul Gray.
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