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    Sketches - Brief reviews of current shows

    Apparition. The brand-new Gallery Severn, which is owned by art collector and retired executive Andy Dodd, aims to be what he has called a "launch pad" for emerging artists. This specialty in fresh faces instantly makes the place interesting. Also i...

    on June 15, 2006
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    A Winning Hand - Clear the decks for Four Queens - No Trump.

    The scene is Deola's dog-grooming salon, where Deola is also setting herself up as a psychic. Three of her friends meet here weekly to play bid whist, and on this occasion they are joined by a fourth, Edna, a newly divorced friend of Deola's from Tex...

    by Juliet Wittman on June 15, 2006
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    Bring in the Trash

    Valley of the Dolls Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Fox) Behold The Godfather and Godfather Part II of drag-queen cinema -- two movies that provide the gateway to a lifetime of wig addiction. The films couldn't be more different in temperament -...

    by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2006
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    Heavy Thoughts - Sculpture solos at Robischon and Artyard overshadow the group outing at Foothills.

    Sitting on the lawn of the Colorado Convention Center adjacent to Speer Boulevard is "Indeterminate Line," that enormous rusted-steel spiral doodle. The piece, created by Bernar Venet, is one of the most important works of art in the city. The French...

    by Michael Paglia on June 15, 2006
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    Realist Democracy - Local galleries are filled with representational imagery.

    You'd think that by now artists would have tired of recording the sights of the world in the tried-and-true mediums of painting and drawing. For heaven's sake, representational art has been done for the past 15,000 years. Just thinking about it makes...

    by Michael Paglia on June 8, 2006
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    Regina Benson/Dorothy Caldwell - Translations Gallery

    It may seem like there's a new gallery opening in town every day, but it's actually only about one ribbon-cutting per week. One of the latest to open its doors is Translations Gallery (773 Santa Fe Drive, 303-629-0713), which specializes in contempor...

    by Michael Paglia on June 8, 2006
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    Sketches - Brief reviews of current shows

    Apparition. The brand-new Gallery Severn, which is owned by art collector and retired executive Andy Dodd, aims to be what he has called a "launch pad" for emerging artists. This specialty in fresh faces instantly makes the place interesting. Also i...

    on June 8, 2006
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    Room With a View - Tension builds in The Caretaker.

    Before the action begins, you contemplate set designer David Lafont's rendering of a grimy one-room flat, filled with papers, boxes and mismatched bric-a-brac. There's a rolled-up carpet, an unusable gas stove, a toilet seat hanging below the ceiling...

    by Juliet Wittman on June 8, 2006
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    Business as Usual - Other People's Money offers a limited return on your investment.

    Andrew Jorgenson -- whom everyone calls "Jorgy" -- has been running his New England Wire and Cable Company with integrity for decades, avoiding debt, providing decent jobs and helping keep his community vital and solvent. He's supported in this by hi...

    by Juliet Wittman on June 8, 2006
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    Now Playing - Brief reviews of current shows

    Crowns. The music in this piece-- gospel songs and spirituals, church music with a touch of rap -- includes such well-known pieces as "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" and "When the Saints Go Marchin' In," as well as several less familiar songs, and it is...

    on June 8, 2006
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    Golazo! - This World Cup game will make you shout like Andrs Cantor.

    Face paint? Check. NoDoz? Check. Deep wellsprings of violent nationalistic pride? No doubt, mate. Yes, it's time for the World Cup, that quadrennial spectacle that consumes the globe for a month of TV marathons, street parties, and patriotic ges...

    by LUKE O'BRIEN on June 8, 2006
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    Ford Tough

    The John Wayne/John Ford Film Collection (Warner Bros.) Featuring the most epic pairing of director and actor in Hollywood history, this 10-disc box spews machismo all over. Wayne and Ford defined not only the western and war-movie genres, but also...

    by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2006
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    Westword's top DVD picks for the week of June 8, 2006.

    Black Hawk Down: Extended Cut (Sony) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: The Ultimate Collector's Edition (Fox) Charmed: The Complete Fifth Season (Paramount) Dumbo: Big Top Edition (Disney) Entourage: The Complete Second Season (HBO) ...

    on June 8, 2006
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    Hat Check - Crowns is no crowning achievement.

    I enjoyed Crowns most when I closed my eyes and just listened. The music -- gospel songs and spirituals, church music with just a touch of rap -- includes such well-known pieces as "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" and "When the Saints Go Marchin' In," as ...

    by Juliet Wittman on June 1, 2006
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    Now Playing - Brief reviews of current shows

    Fiction. Michael and Linda, both novelists, are long and happily married. But Linda has just been diagnosed with a brain tumor and told she has three weeks to live. She knows the kind of story almost everyone with a terminal diagnosis hears again an...

    on June 1, 2006
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    Starting Now - Bev Rosen's passing is a loss to the local contemporary-art scene she helped spark.

    Believe it or not, in the 1950s, Colorado's main art scene was seated not in Denver, but in Colorado Springs, of all places. The most sophisticated art in the region was being created by a loosely affiliated group of artists who were based down there...

    by Michael Paglia on June 1, 2006
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    New Talent - Space Gallery

    Like the pop charts, boutiques and Hollywood, the art world is always looking for the latest thing. And because the newest ideas are usually found in the ranks of unknown and emerging artists, juried shows are worth looking at, because that's who the...

    by Michael Paglia on June 1, 2006
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    Sketches - Brief reviews of current shows

    Apparition. The brand-new Gallery Severn, which is owned by art collector and retired executive Andy Dodd, aims to be what he has called a "launch pad" for emerging artists. This specialty in fresh faces instantly makes the place interesting. Also in...

    on June 1, 2006
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    Dreams of Syndication

    Will & Grace: Series Finale (Lions Gate) The way this got hustled to shelves, mere days after Will Truman and Grace Adler said their mushy farewells, you'd think it were some classic adios -- another M*A*S*H or Cheers wrap-up. Alas, it was just an...

    by Robert Wilonsky on June 1, 2006
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of May 30.

    The Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 2 (Warner Bros.) A Fine Romance (Tango) Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (Dark Sky) Freedomland (Sony) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Fox) Hercules/Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (Image) John Wa...

    on June 1, 2006
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