Over the Weekend: Roger Daltrey rocks, Micky Manor closes, robots hold prom, CSO holds on

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Another October weekend that felt like summer meant lots going on in our fair city -- and the happenings were captured at Westword's Backbeat Online, Cafe Society and Show and Tell blogs, as well as on our busy slideshow page. Look below to check out photos and excerpts spotlighting Roger Daltrey, Micky Manor, a robot prom and the CSO.

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"Shortly after Roger Daltrey belted out the last note during his full performance of the Who's 1969 album Tommy in Broomfield last night, the legendary frontman summed up the record's significance. 'I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did... It is a classical piece of work,' Daltrey declared. 'That's how we treat it,' he added, before likening the work to a piece by Mozart.

Read more in "Review: Roger Daltrey at 1STBANK Center, 10/16/11."


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"For almost eighty years, the Micky Manor -- and that's Micky, without an "e" -- has been a landmark on Federal Boulevard, its trademark-respecting neon Mickey and Minnie signs a constant. But now the mouse has left the house."

Read more in "The Micky Manor has gone dark."

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"'It started as just a robot-themed art show,' says organizer Matt Megyesi of Robot Prom, held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Art Salon, 2219 East 21st Avenue. 'Then I just started thinking about all the other things we could add.'"

View the entire slideshow by clicking here: "Robot Prom at Art Salon."

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"The Colorado Symphony Orchestra has made a lot of changes over the past few weeks, including hacking almost half of its performances in October and November."

Read more in "Denver Musicians Association head Tom Blomster is optimistic about recent CSO changes."

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More from our Over the Weekend archive: "Occupy Denver has a day of peace -- for now (PHOTOS)."


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