DNC Musical Guest Update

July 22 2008, 3:34 PM

A few weeks ago I beat the Denver Post's Bill Husted to the punch in reporting that Bruce Springsteen was free from Aug. 24 to Aug. 30 and could be coming to the DNC. Last week, I beat him by a day in reporting Kanye West, reggae/hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean and the rap/rock fusion band N.E.R.D. were scheduled to perform at DNC events. Today, Husted beats me with some DNC musical guest news I haven't heard about: The Temptations will be performing for three nights at a "mansion" near 1st and Humboldt. As to the Aug. 24 Red Rocks concert with Sheryl Crow and Earth, Wind & Fire, Husted says even though Dave Matthews' people told him this weekend that Matthews is not scheduled to perform, he's convinced Matthews will be there. In non-musical news updates, Husted reports Sen. Barack Obama will be staying at the Englewood home of Level 3 CEO James Crowe and using various hotel suites for meetings. (I've heard the hotel hosting the Obama campaign is the new Ritz-Carlton.) Finally, Husted says Bill and Hillary Clinton will be at the Brown Palace. I heard Hillary will be at the Hotel Monaco, which made no sense to me, so I'm going with Husted's info on this one. As for local mover and shaker parties, Husted reports that uber-lawyers Steve Farber and Norm Brownstein's firm will host a welcoming party on Aug. 24 at the Denver Art Museum. They will be holding court the remaining nights in a private room at the Capital Grille. I'm mainly interested in the musical guests, but for those of you following the movie star attendees, Penny Parker at the Rocky Mountain News has the latest. [Cross-posted at talkleft.com]