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    Sketches - Brief reviews of current shows

    Emilio Lobato and Martha Daniels. The solos that open the season at William Havu Gallery combine the disparate work of two of the area's best-known and well-regarded artists. On the walls is Emilio Lobato: Desde Siempre (Since Forever), which compri...

    on October 12, 2006
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    Desperate Housewife - Moving Hedda Gabler ahead several generations gives the play new life.

    Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, first published in 1890, is a play about the havoc wrought by an out-of-control woman, a woman who's torn and driven by impulses she herself cannot understand or control. Hedda combines a certain romantic magnificence -- ...

    by Juliet Wittman on October 12, 2006
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    Mozart or Less - Artistic genius becomes merely amusing in Amadeus.

    The Denver Center Theatre Company has staged a glittering, sumptuous version of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus that focuses more on a clean, elegant delivery of the play's text than on the passion at its core. The central figure, Antonio Salieri, was the be...

    by Juliet Wittman on October 12, 2006
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    Now Playing - Brief reviews of current shows

    Cabaret. This musical follows a very young English chanteuse by the name of Sally Bowles, who sings in a seedy Berlin nightclub called the Kit Kat Klub in the early 1930s and meets up with an aspiring American novelist -- the usual innocent abroad -...

    on October 12, 2006
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    Get Ready - The DAM unveils its spectacular new Frederic C. Hamilton Building.

    It's been more than seven years in the making, and for the last three, it's been slowly rising on a site just south of the intersection of West 13th Avenue and Acoma Plaza. You'd have to have been living under a rock -- or way out in the suburbs -- n...

    by Michael Paglia on October 5, 2006
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    Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver - Extended Remix and Fade (Denver)

    Almost seven years ago, the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver opened in a two-level space in the former Granada Fish Market at 19th and Lawrence streets. Since its inception in 1996, the MCA (then known as MoCA/D) had been ensconced on the mezzanine ...

    by Michael Paglia on October 5, 2006
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    Now Playing - Brief reviews of current shows

    The Dresser. The year is 1942, and England is at war. A revered but aging actor, identified only as Sir, is traveling the country, bringing Shakespeare to the provinces. To complicate things further, the actor is moving swiftly into dementia. The ac...

    on October 5, 2006
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    Sugar Rush - Life is no Cabaret, my friends.

    An animated cartoon by German humorist Walter Moers that's causing a fair amount of international controversy shows Hitler sitting on the toilet in his bunker as the Allies move in, grumbling that the war isn't fun anymore, no one's listening to him,...

    by Juliet Wittman on October 5, 2006
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    The Nanny Diaries - Living Out is all talk, little action.

    Everything that playwright Lisa Loomer says in Living Out about the blindness of the middle class -- even the kindest and most liberal-minded among them -- to the problems of the people who work for them is true, and desperately needs saying. This is...

    by Juliet Wittman on October 5, 2006
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    Sketches - Brief reviews of current shows

    Emilio Lobato and Martha Daniels. The solos that open the season at William Havu Gallery combine the disparate work of two of the area's best-known and well-regarded artists. On the walls is Emilio Lobato: Desde Siempre (Since Forever), which compri...

    on October 5, 2006
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    Copycat Killer - Saints Row shamelessly apes Grand Theft Auto.

    Let's not beat around the bush: Saints Row is creatively bankrupt. The latest in a long list of Grand Theft Auto imitators, this clone replicates Rockstar's controversial games so closely that the uneducated eye could mistake it for the real deal....

    on October 5, 2006
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    Lewis Blows His Top

    Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed(HBO) Like many other Daily Show success stories, Lewis Black is a comedian made for these times; his facial contortions and verbal tics are expressions of the Bush-era phrase "outrage overload." But unlike other bi...

    by Robert Wilonsky on October 5, 2006
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of October 5, 2006.

    Avenger (Warner Bros.) Calvaire: The Ordeal (Palm) Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher (HBO) Changing Times (Koch Lorber) Confidence (Lionsgate) Deadfall (Lionsgate) Edmond (First Independent) The Greatest American Hero: Th...

    on October 5, 2006
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    Prism Break - Different approaches to abstraction are highlighted in two strong solos.

    There's one thing you can always expect from the Singer Gallery in the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture: high-quality art exhibits with some kind of intellectual content. So it's no surprise that EUGENE YELCHIN: A Thousand Casualties, a solo featuri...

    by Michael Paglia on September 28, 2006
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    Jennifer Hope: 4 new paintings and Mark Brasuell: Flaming - Edge Gallery

    The funky little Edge Gallery (3658 Navajo Street, 303-477-7173) is the city's oldest art co-op, which may be why it frequently hosts great pairs of solos. Currently, Edge is home to a couple of sophisticated shows dedicated to contemporary abstracti...

    by Michael Paglia on September 28, 2006
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    Sketches - Brief reviews of current shows

    Emilio Lobato and Martha Daniels. The solos that open the season at William Havu Gallery combine the disparate work of two of the area's best-known and well-regarded artists. On the walls is Emilio Lobato: Desde Siempre (Since Forever), which compri...

    on September 28, 2006
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    The Show Must Go On - Despite age, despite war, theater continues in The Dresser.

    The year is 1942, and England is at war. A revered but aging actor, identified only as Sir, is traveling the country, bringing Shakespeare to the provinces. Given the chaos of the times and the fact that most able-bodied Englishmen are fighting overs...

    by Juliet Wittman on September 28, 2006
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    Meeting of the Minds - Plenty of Time offers plenty to think about.

    Shadow Theatre Company's latest offering, Plenty of Time, is sweet, smart and a lot of fun. Like Bernard Slade's Same Time Next Year -- which author John She'vin Foster admits as an influence -- it chronicles a love affair in which the partners meet ...

    by Juliet Wittman on September 28, 2006
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    Now Playing - Brief reviews of current shows

    I Am My Own Wife. The subject of I Am My Own Wife is German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berfelde in 1928 Berlin, a collector of antiques who survived both World War II and the Communist years in East Germany. But the play is as...

    on September 28, 2006
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    Fourth and Inches - Madden NFL 07: New and slightly improved!

    Football is a game of inches. The same goes for the Madden series. Each fall, a new Madden game arrives, with a roster update and an incremental change in the game-play formula. Last year brought a "cone of vision" for the quarterback, which mostly...

    on September 28, 2006
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