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    All Fired Up

    Only a handful of Colorado artists are genuinely famous--unless, of course, we're talking about artists who work in ceramics. In that field, Colorado can point to a tradition that has produced many important figures, several of whom are known around ...

    by Michael Paglia on March 28, 1996
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    In a Lather

    Big hair, ponytails and full skirts with bobby socks may sound like the Fifties, but the bubblegum in Suds has a definite Sixties flavor. The compilation musical at the Vogue Theatre is one of those nostalgia trips meant to tickle the boomers--and th...

    on March 28, 1996
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    Pole Position

    The young always accuse the previous generation of screwing up the world--and very often for good reason. But when they try to go and fix it, there's another fine mess to clean up. Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek's Tango is a social allegory with a...

    on March 28, 1996
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    Open and Closed

    It's tempting to compare Denver's vibrant alternative art scene to a circus. But that wouldn't be fair to circuses, which have only three rings, as well as an underlying organization and theme. The alternative scene, on the other hand, is governed by...

    by Michael Paglia on March 21, 1996
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    Bawdy Double

    Brash and bawdy, George Bernard Shaw's one-act Great Catherine is now playing with his more talky Overruled in a terrific CityStage Ensemble evening, Shaws Together, calculated to bust a gut. As extravagant as both of these little plays are, director...

    on March 21, 1996
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    The Lecture Circuit

    It's easier to preach than it is to teach--but too many contemporary playwrights are still on the pulpit. With all the white-collar crime undermining public confidence in Wall Street these days, one might suppose an angry little play exposing th...

    on March 21, 1996
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    Cowboys, Indians and Atomic Bombs

    There is no region in the United States more firmly implanted in the popular imagination of the world than the American West. The images are romantic ones and have a long history. A rough-and-tumble Western mining town, for example, is the setting fo...

    by Michael Paglia on March 14, 1996
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    I Ado

    The great thing about a comedy such as Much Ado About Nothing is its treatment of potential tragedy. There's a lot of thought behind all those laughs. Shakespeare examined what malicious false witness could do in Othello--how it might turn a goo...

    on March 14, 1996
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    Rooms With a View

    The 1932 film version of Grand Hotel is best remembered for Greta Garbo's languid "I vant to be alone." A better signature line was never invented for an actress--particularly since Garbo was a famous recluse. No one could ever read that line again w...

    on March 14, 1996
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    New and Improved

    Greg Esser wears so many hats in the local art world that he's reminiscent of Peter Sellers in one of those madcap Sixties comedies in which the British comic plays half a dozen roles. For starters, Esser's the public art administrator for the M...

    by Michael Paglia on March 7, 1996
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    The Lies Have It

    It's Arthur Miller time in Denver; works by the American playwright have been staged by no less than three local theaters in the past month. And Industrial Arts' moving, if somewhat choppy, production of Miller's timeless All My Sons provides an inte...

    on March 7, 1996
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    Song of the Sleuth

    Agatha Christie's wonderful murder mystery Ten Little Indians showed up in the movies as And Then There Were None to creep out several generations of fans. The 1970s musical spoof of Christie's original, Something's Afoot, adds another dimension of m...

    on March 7, 1996
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    Earthly Delights

    It may be tempting for viewers to lump all abstract paintings that feature drips, runs, scratches and splashes into the abstract-expressionist camp. But look before you leap to any conclusions. Making the point that not all expressionist abstracts ar...

    by Michael Paglia on February 29, 1996
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    London Galling

    Inside a moral vacuum is a bad place to be: Not only is it fraught with violence and suffering, it's boring, too. But somehow that boredom is conveyed without boring the audience in The Lida Project's consuming production of Edward Bond's notorious...

    on February 29, 1996
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    Free Willy

    Materialism is destructive, especially when its false ideals lodge in the breast of a man who is too good for them. In director Jeremy Cole's beautifully realized staging of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman's wrenching descent into ma...

    on February 29, 1996
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    Down New Mexico Way

    Given Colorado's relatively small population and isolation from the centers of American culture, the high level of art the state has supported over the years is nothing short of amazing. In fact, there's only one thing that prevents Colorado from dom...

    by Michael Paglia on February 22, 1996
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    Wizards of Schnoz

    The archetypal tale of Beauty and the Beast takes many cultural forms. In all of them, a "beast" loves a "beauty," wins her love and is then saved by her love from the curse that turned him into a beast. Edmond Rostand's flagrantly romantic version o...

    on February 22, 1996
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    Repertory Glory

    However extravagant it may seem to say so, Ad Hoc's production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters is simply fabulous--hauntingly beautiful and ultimately even inspiring. It's not perfect, because not all the actors are equally gifted. But those imperfe...

    on February 22, 1996
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    BOLDER BOULDER

    So recently has the Boulder Art Center been renamed the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art--it was only last spring--that the new metro phone books still list it by its former moniker. That's a shame, because we should try to forget about the BAC as ...

    by Michael Paglia on February 14, 1996
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    BLOWN OFF COURSE

    The issues described in Inherit the Wind, now at the Arvada Center, continue to lurk in the news. There are still religious zealots all over America who would like to censor and control those who disagree with them about a wide variety of issues--inc...

    on February 14, 1996
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Modern Masters at the DAM shines with star power

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Judy Garland's singing is the pot of gold at The End of the Rainbow

I walked into the Arvada Center for the Judy Garland bio-play-musical End of the Rainbow thinking about the intense gay identification with such icons as Judy Garland, Edith Piaf and… More >>

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Critical Focus: Ian Fisher. This show, located in the informal Whole Room at MCA Denver, is made up of a group of mostly monumental paintings of the sky. It's the… More >>

Dava Sobel's And the Sun Stood Still shines at BETC

The shining strength of Dava Sobel's And the Sun Stood Still — which is currently receiving its world premiere in Boulder — is that, at a time when the sciences… More >>

Print works take center stage at Goodwin Fine Art

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