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    Free Stuff! Win tickets to the Transworld Rider's Awards at the Fillmore

    The shindig goes down on Friday night at the Fillmore, the first year the event is open to the public. Oh, and did we mention that The Knux would be performing? Yeah, cool shit. Here's the deal: We're giving away two pairs of tickets today and tomo...

    @ Show and Tell by Whitney Van Cleave on January 26, 2010 @ 3:23 pm
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    Top 10 Winter Olympics scandals and screw-ups

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer girl. ? It's looking like the Vancouver Winter Olympics already has a scandal -- a bad real-estate loan might leave the city on the hook for a cool billion -- plus two fuck-ups -- NBC is set to lose $200 million (...

    @ Show and Tell by Eric Peterson on January 26, 2010 @ 1:59 pm
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    Ski Tuning, Part 2: Sharpen those edges

    Today, Matt Hupperts of Edgeworks talks about how to get your edges sharp and singing. Skiing is all about edge control; good edges are what enable racers like Lindsey Vonn to shred the slopes at speeds that could give most people heart failure, yet ...

    @ Show and Tell by Candace Horgan on January 26, 2010 @ 9:01 am
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    I-70 Nightmare: Gridlock leads to metering, metering leads to more gridlock

    Is there light at the end of this tunnel? ? 9NEWS aired a story on Sunday about the Colorado Department of Transportation's practice of "metering" traffic when it backs up into the Eisenhower Tunnel. CDOT says it's a safety issue: They stop traffi...

    @ Show and Tell by Eric Peterson on January 26, 2010 @ 7:02 am
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    Ski Tuning 101: Home tunes, step 1

    For the next four days, we'll go over what types of things you can do to maximize the performance of your boards on the slopes. Check back tomorrow to learn how to deburr and sharpen your edges. While there are several places in town that c...

    @ Show and Tell by Candace Horgan on January 25, 2010 @ 1:10 pm
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    Downhill slope: The Rathskeller

    ? I suspect I would drink at Loveland Ski Area's resident watering hole even if I didn't have a pass to the mountain. That might be overstating it, but I definitely have a soft spot for the cavernous, vaguely German joint. There are near-daily beer s...

    @ Show and Tell by Eric Peterson on January 25, 2010 @ 11:09 am
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    At Vail, the lift line from hell on a "ridiculous" day

    Photographer/ski bum Scott Limbird sent the above photo of Vail from yesterday, a day he called "ridiculous." Read his description of the day after the jump.Sunday at Vail was ridiculous. Rumor had it that upwards of 18,000 people were on the slopes,...

    @ Show and Tell by Joe Tone on January 25, 2010 @ 9:30 am
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    In praise of the winter 14er

    14ers are both the Colorado hiker's hallmark and his/her bane. You can't help but want to tick them off your personal list and "collect 'em all!" like they're toys or trophies. Problem is, you're not the only one, and the tops of all but the hardest ...

    @ Show and Tell by Ted Alvarez on January 25, 2010 @ 7:01 am
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    Now Showing

    Allen True's West. Allen Tupper True was Denver's premier muralist during the first third of the twentieth century. Sadly, many of his commissions have been painted over or were lost when the buildings they were in were demolished. In an act of coop...

    by Michael Paglia on February 18, 2010
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    Now Playing

    Habeas Corpus. Director Richard Pegg, who's English, completely gets Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus, a nutty sex farce set in Hove in the '70s. Pegg knows that when it comes to sex, a certain kind of Englishman vacillates perennially between shame and...

    by Juliet Wittman on February 18, 2010
  • Eventide adds a verse to the story that started with Plainsong

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    Eventide adds a verse to the story that started with Plainsong

    Eventide is a sequel of sorts to Plainsong, which the Denver Center Theatre Company produced two years ago. Plainsong was a triumph, a perfect marriage of production values and novelist Kent Haruf's words. A luminous and over-arching sky dominated t...

    by Juliet Wittman on February 18, 2010
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    O'Neill's Journey is a long one, but Paragon presents it with integrity

    Truth is, I don't like Eugene O'Neill's work much, and I really loathe Long Day's Journey Into Night. I'm not proud of this. I remember once reading another critic who insisted that Shakespeare was overrated and thinking this said far more about the...

    by Juliet Wittman on February 18, 2010
  • Three shows pay tribute to longtime local abstractionists

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    Three shows pay tribute to longtime local abstractionists

    A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the persistence of representational imagery in the fine arts by zeroing in on a group of shows in which artists created contemporary versions of realism ("Real Time," February 4). This week, turnabout being fair pl...

    by Michael Paglia on February 18, 2010
  • Celebrate Artopia and Westword's newest MasterMinds

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    Celebrate Artopia and Westword's newest MasterMinds

    Meet the MasterMinds Six years ago, Westword added a very special component to Artopia: the MasterMind awards. Recognizing that the local arts scene needed a little fertilizer to really get going, and growing, we created a program that every year...

    by Amber Taufen on February 18, 2010
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    Telluride adds night skiing in superpipe

    Construction of the new Telluride superpipe that will stay open at night. ? Echo Mountain near Mt. Evans in the Front Range has long believed that offering park and pipe skiing -- with night options -- is a viable business model. To date, with...

    @ Show and Tell by Candace Horgan on January 22, 2010 @ 12:01 pm
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    Mountain party of the week: Mary Jane's birthday

    Shredding Mary jane ? It's Mary Jane's birthday, and the people at Winter Park have come up with plenty of ways to celebrate, making it worth your while to make the drive this weekend. Always wanted to throw on a pair of skis and get towed ar...

    @ Show and Tell by Chris Outcalt on January 22, 2010 @ 10:30 am
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    Snow magic: Wash your car and burn your skis to get the snow falling

    Burn, baby, burn. ? In yesterday's Telluride Daily Planet, staff writer Ben Fornell tackled a story about snow-summoning rituals and hit on some of the biggies: Wear shorts and flip-flops to dare the pantheon of snow deities to retort with a bl...

    @ Show and Tell by Eric Peterson on January 22, 2010 @ 9:01 am
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    Is Leadville your next pot town?

    ? Following in the footsteps of toker-friendly mountain town Breckenridge, Leadville plans to hold a ballot initiative this year that will decriminalize pot possession for amounts of less than one ounce. The issue came up when pro-pot advoca...

    @ Show and Tell by Ted Alvarez on January 22, 2010 @ 7:01 am
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    Looking to blaze up? Find a smoke shack on the hill

    ? Last week, the Summit Daily reported on the efforts of two U.S. Forest Service officers to bust a pot smoker on the Snowmass chairlift. For the record, smoking any substance, whether legal or illegal, is generally frowned upon while riding...

    @ Show and Tell by Candace Horgan on January 21, 2010 @ 11:05 am
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    Survey: Brits like to ski drunk

    Is this guy skiing drunk? ? Almost a quarter of British skiers have hit the slopes drunk, according to a recent survey. In a poll of 1,072 skiers, 23 percent said that at some point during the season, they expected to have more than a doze...

    @ Show and Tell by Chris Outcalt on January 21, 2010 @ 9:07 am
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