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Around the Voice - Elliot Smith, Cat Power and the Democratic National Convention


Mark Mauer

LA Weekly's blog Play visits the wall where the late singer/songwriter Elliot Smith posed for his Figure 8 album. Since his death in 2003, it has become an informal memorial to Smith.

According to SF Weekly, Miami Beach resident Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is scheduled to play This Land Is Your Land, a tribute concert to John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie.

The Democratic National Convention arrives at Denver next week, and Westword has your guide to all the musical happenings. Expect performances by Rage Against the Machine, Melissa Etheridge, N.E.R.D., Rufus Wainwright and more.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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