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    A Perfect Match

    The hottest thing in Lanford Wilson's Burn This, now at the Acoma Center, are the performances. The crack cast assembled by Curious Productions is so at home on stage that it's a privilege to watch it work. Under the savvy direction of Kathryn Maes, ...

    on August 14, 1997
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    Gallery Talk

    When we tuned in last fall, there were two groups vying to open a new museum in Denver dedicated to contemporary art. One group included such well-known Denver artists as Dale Chisman, Mark Sink and Linde Schlumbohm. This group dubbed itself "CoMoCA,...

    by Michael Paglia on August 7, 1997
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    A Simple Pleasure

    Playwright Tom Donaghy's Minutes From the Blue Route offers a surprisingly tender, conciliatory look at a mildly dysfunctional family. And with its production of the piece, the Boulder Repertory Company has once again distinguished itself as a troupe...

    on August 7, 1997
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    Hollywood and Vain

    Playwright David Mamet's remarkable Speed-the-Plow is as true to the contemporary American cityscape as an Edward Hopper painting. Mamet's tough-mouthed dialogue--always a series of interruptions and eruptions--falls with an intoxicating rhythm on th...

    on August 7, 1997
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    Summer Vocations

    For many years, the exhibition calendar in the art world featured a preordained hierarchy of shows. In the fall, galleries, museums and other venues presented their most important events. Then, special exhibits launched the winter holiday season. The...

    by Michael Paglia on July 31, 1997
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    Ebony and Irony

    A new theater company has just arrived in Denver with a hot agenda and a cool style: Shadow Theatre Company is intent on bringing more plays by African-American playwrights to the boards. And if its first production, Innocent Thoughts, by William Dow...

    on July 31, 1997
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    Appalachian Zing

    When Carlisle Floyd wrote the exquisite opera Susannah in the mid-1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was out hunting up commies under every rock and movie studio. It was a bleak, hysterical period--but it was nothing new. Witch-hunts crop up over and ove...

    on July 31, 1997
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    Taken for Granite

    This has not been a great year for sculpture in Denver. First, the Solar Fountain by Larry Bell and Eric Orr that had graced the never-landscaped lawn of the Denver Performing Arts Complex was unceremoniously bulldozed off its foundation and tossed i...

    by Michael Paglia on July 24, 1997
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    Country Music

    Poor John Adams. Obnoxious and disliked, the lawyer from Massachusetts who prodded Thomas Jefferson to compose the Declaration of Independence just couldn't get along with the other founding fathers. But irritating as he may have been, he was an Amer...

    on July 17, 1997
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    Hit Parade

    For some reason, all of the important small public art venues in the metro area are located on the northwest side. In Boulder, there's the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, in Arvada the Arvada Center and in Golden the Foothills Art Center. Each of...

    by Michael Paglia on July 10, 1997
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    Oy Story

    Exuberant musicals are the Country Dinner Playhouse's stock-in-trade, though sometimes that exuberance can seem forced. The most recent show at the Playhouse, 42nd Street, was a terrific, bouncy re-creation of a 1930s extravaganza and the best thing ...

    on July 10, 1997
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    Holy Moly

    The frailties of human nature were meat and drink to Moliere. His comedies live on because they so cleverly skewered hypocrisy, pretentiousness and ego-driven stupidity, and his sense of the absurd is just as relevant now as it ever was. This year th...

    on July 10, 1997
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    Curtains

    Since last year, New York-based conceptual guru Christo and his sidekick Jeanne-Claude have virtually taken up residence on the Front Range. First there was that show of drawings and collages at One/West in Fort Collins in the summer of 1995. Then, i...

    by Michael Paglia on July 3, 1997
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    Dead on Arrival

    Capital punishment is on everybody's mind these days, what with Timothy McVeigh's conviction and JonBenet's murderer still on the loose. So the regional premiere of Colorado playwright David Hall's The Quality of Mercy is timely enough. And CityStage...

    on July 3, 1997
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    Wings and a Prayer

    Playwright Tony Kushner took on an astounding feat when he wrote Angels in America. The six-and-a-half-hour play consists of two parts--"The Millennium Approaches," in which everything begins to come undone, and "Perestroika," in which all of the pla...

    on July 3, 1997
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    Six for Eight

    This weekend Denver will be paralyzed by the Summit of the Eight, this year's version of the Group of Seven conferences that have been held for years. These meetings bring together the leaders of the richest countries on earth--the United States, Can...

    by Michael Paglia on June 19, 1997
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    Above the Fray

    The current revival of 1920s and '30s academic surrealism has grown into an international school of contemporary painting, and it has local legs that stretch back to the 1970s. Its adherents employ traditional painting genres such as landscapes, port...

    by Michael Paglia on June 12, 1997
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    On the Rise

    Chip Walton is one of the brightest young talents to crash the Denver theater scene in years. He's an accomplished actor who made an elegant, riveting Salieri two years ago in the Aurora Fox's Amadeus. But Walton's special gift is for directing. He h...

    on June 12, 1997
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    Czar Talk

    The best comedies are serious business. The whole spectrum of human frailty is meat and drink for the great comic writers, and it takes a profound intelligence to make us laugh at human beastliness. Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol, a nineteenth-century Rus...

    on June 5, 1997
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    Crack Pots

    The fine arts almost never get sucked into mass culture's real Internet--television. And when art does land in the TV spotlight, it usually suffers. Typically, there are three circumstances in which an event in the world of the visual arts will ...

    by Michael Paglia on June 5, 1997
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