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    Bat Boy: The Musical. The character of Bat Boy is based on a recurring character in the Weekly World News -- a two-foot-high boy, found in a cave in West Virginia, who endorsed Al Gore for president and later almost died after being sprayed by a pes...

    on April 15, 2004
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    Women on the Edge - Seven mid-century modernists are showcased at the Center for the Visual Arts.

    Half a century ago, women artists were viewed as second-rate, at best. Then, around 35 years ago, women challenged that old chestnut. In the intervening decades, numerous important female artists have emerged, and works from previous generations have...

    by Michael Paglia on April 8, 2004
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    Artbeat - Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.

    Susan Goldstein is one of the best experimental fine-art photographers in the region, and POLI VESTURE: Photographic Images From a Catholic Statue Factory, her current solo at Edge Gallery (3658 Navajo Street, 303-477-7173), proves it. The fairly lar...

    by Michael Paglia on April 8, 2004
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    Don Stinson, Chuck Forsman and Eric Paddock/Jim Colbert. The Western landscape's natural beauty has taken hold of the imagination of generations of artists, but during the last twenty years, some have chosen to examine the stickier topic of civilizat...

    on April 8, 2004
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    Enchanted Evening - Denver Center gives Blithe Spirit an airy outing.

    In many ways Noel Coward's life's work was being a blithe spirit -- and an intensely elegant one at that. An actor, writer and composer of songs, he was as much known for his suave persona as for his hilarious plays. He wrote Blithe Spirit in 1941, w...

    by Juliet Wittman on April 8, 2004
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    Tragic Comedy - Uneven direction adds flaws to risky Merchant of Venice.

    Although it's a comedy, The Merchant of Venice is far darker than such sunny Shakespearean offerings as Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's also a difficult piece for modern audiences because of the central figure of Shylock. S...

    by Juliet Wittman on April 8, 2004
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    Encore

    Bat Boy: The Musical. The character of Bat Boy is based on a recurring character in the Weekly World News -- a two-foot-high boy, found in a cave in West Virginia, who endorsed Al Gore for president and later almost died after being sprayed by a pest...

    on April 8, 2004
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    Land Minds - The environment has inspired some of the state's best artists.

    Putting together a coherent art show is difficult, and so many of the shows I see -- even some of the good ones -- don't exactly make sense. Imagine, then, how rare it is to find not one, but three shows that all make sense. And not only that, but th...

    by Michael Paglia on April 1, 2004
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    Artbeat - Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.

    The Sandy Carson Gallery (760 Santa Fe Drive, 303-573-8585) is the flagship art venue of the Santa Fe arts district, which makes it one of the top spots in town. High-quality exhibitions are the reason why -- and the current offering, 3 Search and Co...

    by Michael Paglia on April 1, 2004
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    Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Art From the Logan Collection. The normal stock in trade for the Denver Art Museum's Asian-art curator, Ron Otsuka, is traditional styles, but he's been drafted into doing contemporary duty by a gift that includes mo...

    on April 1, 2004
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    Shooting Blanks - Columbine-based Bingo Boyz targets the obvious.

    The massacre at Columbine High School has been so intensively covered in the media -- minutely dissected when it first occurred, rehashed with every newly uncovered fragment of information and on every yearly anniversary -- that it's hard to figure o...

    by Juliet Wittman on April 1, 2004
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    Deaf Jam - Wiggy Hairspray is pleasing to the eye, but hard on the ear.

    It was too loud. That was, I'm afraid, my prevailing impression of Hairspray. It was so loud that periodically I stuck my fingers in my ears. So loud that when a performer began one of those songs that starts low and intense, I found myself coweri...

    by Juliet Wittman on April 1, 2004
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    Encore

    Bat Boy: The Musical. The character of Bat Boy is based on a recurring character in the Weekly World News -- a two-foot-high boy, found in a cave in West Virginia, who endorsed Al Gore for president and later almost died after being sprayed by a pest...

    on April 1, 2004
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    Jersey Gurgle - Kevin Smith is Silent Bob? Dude, my butt he is.

    Full disclosure: I like precisely one and a half Kevin Smith movies. There's the one everyone else hates, the John Hughes homage Mallrats, and the first hour of the one everyone else loves, Chasing Amy, which dries up around the time Ben Affleck dump...

    on April 1, 2004
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    Don Stinson, Chuck Forsman and Eric Paddock/Jim Colbert. The Western landscape's natural beauty has taken hold of the imagination of generations of artists, but during the last twenty years, some have chosen to examine the stickier topic of civiliza...

    on March 25, 2004
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    Art. Art begins and ends with an all-white painting -- or an empty canvas, depending on how you look at it. Serge, a wealthy dermatologist, has just invested 200,000 francs (about $40,000) in this painting, which features diagonal white lines on a w...

    on March 25, 2004
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    No More Wussies - Or, why Tom Hanks isn't Steve Guttenberg

    Tom Hanks is who Tom Hanks is today because of something he did about 14 years ago. One afternoon, Hanks walked into his agent's office and told the man who takes 10 percent, "I don't want to play pussies anymore." He had spent the better part of the...

    by Robert Wilonsky on March 25, 2004
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    Beauty, Strength and Weirdness - Lyrical paintings, bold sculptures and bad behavior are all on display.

    Bill Havu, director of his namesake William Havu Gallery, has taken an interesting observation and turned it into an excellent show. After noticing that many mid-career artists across the country were creating paintings inspired by abstract expressio...

    by Michael Paglia on March 18, 2004
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    Artbeat - Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.

    Dorothea Dunlop was a notable Denver-born sculptor whose long career spanned the past forty years. She died on February 19 at age ninety, of complications from a stroke. Reflecting the mores of the era in which she lived, Dunlop had been a full-time ...

    by Michael Paglia on March 18, 2004
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    BECAUSE THE EARTH IS 1/3 DIRT. The CU Art Museum on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus is an unlikely setting for a blockbuster contemporary ceramics exhibit -- but here it is, anyway. The show was curated by a committee that included museum...

    on March 18, 2004
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King Henry IV gained the throne by deposing his predecessor, Richard II, and having him murdered, and in Henry IV, Part 1, the crown lies uneasily on his head. He's… More >>

Dahlia Square could become a garden spot -- but right now, plans are sowing dissension in the neighborhood

Decades ago, Dahlia Square was celebrated as the nation's largest African-American-owned shopping center, a vibrant hub in northeast Park Hill, the poorer -- and definitely blacker -- counterpart to integrated,… More >>

Representational imagery shines at Havu

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I Hate Hamlet. I Hate Hamlet is a bit like the curate's egg: hilariously funny in parts, and in others so idiotic that you're embarrassed for the actors. Why is… More >>

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