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    Writer's Blockade - Paragon Theatre's Misery is worth the pain.

    I'm not the best audience for a scary show. At the movies, I cover my eyes during the gory parts. I also find that, for the most part, the real world provides all the grief and terror I know how to handle. Nonetheless -- despite some moments spent cr...

    by Juliet Wittman on October 13, 2005
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    Near Myth - Su Teatro's El Sol Que T Eres is an uneasy marriage of styles.

    For this ambitious production, Su Teatro artistic director Anthony J. Garcia has transposed the story of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern-day Mexico, intertwining it with contemporary politics and elements of Aztec myth and adding music by composer Dan...

    by Juliet Wittman on October 13, 2005
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    Now Playing - Brief reviews of current shows

    Ain't Misbehavin'. Five terrific performers and a slate of Fats Waller songs. How can you go wrong? Ain't Misbehavin', a jazzy, bluesy Waller showcase that brings the world of 1930s Harlem to life, is often staged in a broadly presentational style, w...

    on October 13, 2005
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    Roll Play - "We Love Katamari pretty much says it all.

    Last year's Katamari Damacy was so quirky, it should have been subtitled "Marketed to Stoners.' Its star, a little green prince, was forced to roll a giant gravity ball to atone for the sins of his father, the King of the Cosmos, who had gotten dru...

    by CHRIS WARD on October 6, 2005
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    Another Look at a Legend

    Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Universal Studios) Alfred Hitchcock may be the best pop filmmaker in our history, and this gorgeous 14-film set is certainly worthy of the master. Licensing issues kept it from being as "definitive...

    on October 6, 2005
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of October 4.

    The Amityville Horror: Special Edition (Columbia/Tristar) Beyond the Gates of Splendor (Fox) The Black Keys Live (Fat Possum) Christmas With SCTV (Sony Music) Count Duckula: The Complete First Season (Koch Vision) Cream: Royal Albert...

    on October 6, 2005
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    Land Shapes - A sculpture garden enriches Golden, but Bell Park may take its toll on Denver.

    In January 2003, Carol Dickinson, then director of Foothills Art Center in Golden, went to that institution's board of directors with an idea for a contemporary sculpture garden to commemorate her and her husband Don's commitment to the center. After...

    by Michael Paglia on October 6, 2005
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    Jess Moroles: small sculptures - Artyard Contemporary Sculpture

    Jess Moroles is the artist of the moment following the recent unveiling of his "Granite Aspens," the centerpiece of the brand-new Carol and Don Dickinson Sculpture Garden at Foothills Art Center in Golden (see review). To coincide with that event, A...

    by Michael Paglia on October 6, 2005
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    Sketches - Brief reviews of current shows

    Full and PLANNING.ABSTRACT. Denver painter Bruce Price is clearly Colorado's preeminent post-minimalist, as proved by the recent batch of fabulous creations in FULL: New Paintings by Bruce Price. These paintings, though clearly a continuation of Pri...

    on October 6, 2005
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    A World Apartheid - Master Harold and the Boys is a beautiful piece about an ugly time.

    Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys takes place in a teahouse in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, during the time of apartheid. The Master Harold of the title is a seventeen-year-old boy; during the play, his mother is manifest only as a voice on ...

    by Juliet Wittman on October 6, 2005
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    Now Playing - Brief reviews of current shows

    Ain't Misbehavin'. Five terrific performers and a slate of Fats Waller songs. How can you go wrong? Ain't Misbehavin', a jazzy, bluesy Waller showcase that brings the world of 1930s Harlem to life, is often staged in a broadly presentational style, ...

    on October 6, 2005
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    Big Fun, Even Small

    Robots (Fox) The story of a small-town 'bot (voiced by Ewan McGregor) who bolts for the big city, Robots is the first non-Pixar film to compete with that studio's razzle and dazzle. The thing's stunning to look at, and frankly, it's better to sta...

    on September 29, 2005
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    Westword's top DVD picks for the week of September 29, 2005

    Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (Universal) American Pie: 3 Movie Pie Pack (Universal) Beethoven: The Pooch Pack (Universal) Billy Jack: The Ultimate Collection (Ventura) Blind Melon: Live at the Metro (EMI) Bouncing Souls: Live at the Gl...

    on September 29, 2005
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    Modern Master - Herbert Bayer's genius is on display at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

    The late Herbert Bayer, who spent a good deal of his life in Aspen, is one of the greatest artists to have ever worked in Colorado. He's part of the international history of graphics and photography, but he did so much more, creating paintings, print...

    by Michael Paglia on September 29, 2005
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    articulated wall - A bid to move Herbert Bayer's sculpture to the DAM.

    Herbert Bayer is probably best known in Denver for his monumental canary-yellow sculpture "articulated wall," a striking constructivist composition erected in 1985, the year he died. Located within the Denver Design Center complex at 595 South Broad...

    by Michael Paglia on September 29, 2005
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    Sketches - Brief reviews of current shows

    Andy Warhol's Dream America. Hot on the heels of its smash hit, Chihuly, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is presenting yet another blockbuster devoted to the work of a household name in contemporary art: Andy Warhol's Dream America. The exhibi...

    on September 29, 2005
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    A Look Back in Time - The Voice of the Prairie is uneven, but a good fit for the revived Victorian Playhouse.

    More than a decade ago, I attended a production at the Gaslight, a theater in the basement of a beautiful Victorian house in northwest Denver. The play, Bent, was new then and revelatory, a terrifying examination of the plight of homosexuals in Nazi ...

    by Juliet Wittman on September 29, 2005
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    Just Stomp It! - The tuneful Ain't Misbehavin' survives excessive stage hijinks.

    Five terrific performers and a slate of Fats Waller songs. How can you go wrong? I know that Ain't Misbehavin', a jazzy, bluesy Waller showcase that brings the world of 1930s Harlem to life, is often staged in a broadly presentational style, with lot...

    by Juliet Wittman on September 29, 2005
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    Now Playing - Brief reviews of current shows

    The Fourth Wall, Playwright A.R. Gurney is a courteous, upper-crust kind of guy, so when he found himself enraged by national politics, he didn't respond with agitprop or searing realism. Instead he imagined a comfortably middle-class housewife, Pegg...

    on September 29, 2005
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    New releases available this week

    Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season (Buena Vista) ABC's juggernaut drama is made up mostly of elements that have trickled down from HBO: black humor, self-awareness, the radical notion that women over thirty can arouse the national l...

    on September 22, 2005
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