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    Encore

    Alarms & Excursions. Alarms & Excursions is minor Michael Frayn, but it can't help bearing the master's stamp. A group of eight playlets examines the role of technology in our lives and its impact on human communication. In the first, a friendly din...

    on June 3, 2004
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    Rock On - Movin' Out is a moving target.

    Some people think of critics as the artistic equivalent of meat inspectors; they see our job as going from place to place stamping performances as prime, choice, select or -- heaven forbid -- cutter. We're the arbiters of taste who will tell them wha...

    by Juliet Wittman on June 3, 2004
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    Change and Continuity - Roland Bernier's at Fresh Art, while Havu presents Aaron Karp, Sushe Felix and others.

    The story had been circulating for months: Fresh Art Gallery was closing for good, and the newish +Zeile/Judish would be moving into the sharp-looking spot at Ninth Avenue and Santa Fe Drive. And it was lots more than a rumor. Not only had the tal...

    by Michael Paglia on May 27, 2004
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    Artbeat - Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.

    Walker Fine Art (300 West 11th Avenue, 303-355-8955) is currently presenting a three-artist group show with the meaningless and universally applicable title Contemplation. The exhibit brings together the work of Boulder sculptor Anne Shutan and Denve...

    by Michael Paglia on May 27, 2004
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    Now Showing

    Abstractions on Paper. The current show at the Emil Nelson Gallery, is a fascinating group endeavor put together by director Hugo Anderson. The exhibit combines historic and contemporary works in the forms of watercolors, prints, drawings and photos...

    on May 27, 2004
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    Somewhat Forgettable - Nat King Cole & Me makes phat music but thin drama.

    The program notes for Nat King Cole & Me include an interview with author and performer Gregory Porter. He describes his mother, who, he says, was dedicated to helping others. One Thanksgiving, she made a sumptuous meal of ham, turkey and sweet-potat...

    by Juliet Wittman on May 27, 2004
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    Touchless Touching - Pinter's Old Times excavates the passions of love and memory.

    My reaction to a Harold Pinter play often follows a predictable pattern. For the first few minutes, the dialogue strikes me as ordinary, the contradictions and obscurities willful and self-conscious. I find myself questioning whether the playwrig...

    by Juliet Wittman on May 27, 2004
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    Encore

    Alarms & Excursions. Alarms & Excursions is minor Michael Frayn, a series of comic finger pieces, but it can't help bearing the master's stamp. A group of eight playlets examines the role of technology in our lives and its impact on human communicat...

    on May 27, 2004
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    Hard Work - The NASE at Foothills is a disaster, but Buck and Neri at Robischon look good.

    Well, I've decided to make it official and issue a formal statement on the matter: I hate juried shows. They're the slums among group shows, and it's hard to believe they're still being done. I don't even know why I still go to see them. The probl...

    by Michael Paglia on May 20, 2004
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    Encore

    Alarms & Excursions. Alarms & Excursions is minor Michael Frayn, a series of comic finger pieces, but it can't help bearing the master's stamp. A group of eight playlets examines the role of technology in our lives and its impact on human communicat...

    on May 20, 2004
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    Artbeat - Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.

    There's an extremely unusual show at Capsule (554 Santa Fe Drive, 303-623-3460) called Justin Beard: Second Hand Smoke. The handsome exhibit represents a very strong early showing for a young emerging artist who's just out of art school. Capsule dire...

    by Michael Paglia on May 20, 2004
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    Now Showing

    Abstractions on Paper. The current show at the city's coziest little art shop, the Emil Nelson Gallery, is a fascinating group endeavor put together by director Hugo Anderson. The exhibit combines historic and contemporary works in the form of waterc...

    on May 20, 2004
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    Mugging the Mayor - Rattlebrain mostly clicks when it picks on Hick.

    Rattlebrain Theater Company consists of a group of highly talented and appealing actors with loads of stage presence. Director Dave Shirley, who also writes much of the material, keeps things buzzing along and utilizes music and video clips to great ...

    by Juliet Wittman on May 20, 2004
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    Rooms of Doom - The challenging House of Bernarda Alba lacks heat.

    Federico Garca Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba is a difficult play to carry off. The plot concerns a group of five daughters confined within the walls of their house for an eight-year mourning period by the iron will of their bitter, violent, wid...

    by Juliet Wittman on May 20, 2004
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    Artbeat - Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.

    Though the ordinary fare at Gallery Sink (2301 West 30th Street, 303-455-0185) is photography, work in other media is featured from time to time. Painting is the mode showcased in Jeremiah Coleman Teutsch: Six Married Couples and One Lonely Mountain ...

    by Michael Paglia on May 13, 2004
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    Fragile Legacies - The fate of classic modern architecture in the suburbs is now at a crossroads.

    American art in the post-World War II period is generally considered by scholars to represent a high point in recorded history. In the '50s, '60s and '70s, American modernism dominated the world, and the greatest painters, sculptors, designers and ar...

    by Michael Paglia on May 13, 2004
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    Now Showing

    Abstractions on Paper. The current show at the city's coziest little art shop, the Emil Nelson Gallery, is a fascinating group endeavor put together by director Hugo Anderson. The exhibit combines historic and contemporary works in the form of water...

    on May 13, 2004
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    Jewish Identity - Rose finds a fresh approach to confronting Holocaust horrors.

    As Rose opens, an ailing woman in her eighties sits shiva on a public bench. We don't know whose death she is mourning, though she tells us early on that her own daughter was killed by the Nazis at age nine. The character, Rose, then takes us on a to...

    by Juliet Wittman on May 13, 2004
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    Hard to Swallow - Triple Espresso has all the novelty of a Starbucks.

    Triple Espresso is like the first few minutes of a dinner-theater production. You know, the part where the emcee comes out and congratulates the people in the audience who are celebrating birthdays or anniversaries, jokes with a pretty girl, gets imp...

    by Juliet Wittman on May 13, 2004
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    Encore

    Alarms & Excursions. Alarms & Excursions is minor Michael Frayn, a series of comic finger pieces, but it can't help bearing the master's stamp. A group of eight playlets examines the role of technology in our lives and its impact on human communicat...

    on May 13, 2004
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