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  • Peel Rubber

    published November 17, 2005

    SAT, 11/19 Winter is a despondent time for motorcyclists. As the weather turns cold and the roads get icy and unsafe, they... More >>

  • Wheel Art

    published November 17, 2005

    Motorcycle exhibits are all the rage at local museums and galleries, but Mario's Double Daughter's Salotto is doing something a little different.... More >>

  • A Doc in the House

    published November 17, 2005

    For most viewers, the Academy Awards mean two things: celebrity fashion and suspense over a handful of categories, like Best Actor or Best... More >>

  • Outside the Frame

    published November 3, 2005

    When Marcia Weber was first exposed to contemporary folk art and outsider art, she didn't realize how integral it would become to her everyday... More >>

  • Hey Now!

    published August 25, 2005

    FRI, 8/26 "It's really hard to categorize," says Andenken curator Ryan Riss, who is struggling to come up with a moniker to classify... More >>

  • Fair Weather, Friends

    published August 25, 2005

    As the Colorado State Fair settles into Pueblo from August 26 to September 5, savvy Denverites might ask: "Who goes to the fair, anyway,... More >>

  • Tupac Lives!

    published August 18, 2005

    SAT, 8/20 Get a hip-hop education tonight at Blackberries Ice Cream & Coffee Lounge, 710 East 26th Avenue. Tupac's acting debut, ... More >>

  • Smells Like Teen Spirit

    published August 18, 2005

    Once upon a time, Wheat Ridge was the carnation-growing capital of the planet. Those sweet days have faded like a post-prom corsage, but the city... More >>

  • Smile, Reptile

    published August 4, 2005

    SAT, 8/6 At 9 a.m. this morning at Colorado Gators in Mosca, GatorFest X will commence, and we all know what that means: It's... More >>

  • Do No Harm

    published August 4, 2005

    Brian O'Connell was supposed to stand trial on June 23, facing fourteen criminal counts. Instead, he went to Disney World. That... More >>

  • A Pain in the Assets

    published July 28, 2005

    After nearly three years of fighting, Susan Demander finally won her battle against the Douglas County Assessor's Office. Demander had... More >>

  • Spirit Quest

    published July 21, 2005

    SAT, 7/23 Jazz percussionist and spiritual traveler Jimmy Hopps -- aka Jimmi EsSpirit, the Spirit Man -- has a mile-long... More >>

  • Vocal Folk

    published July 21, 2005

    FRI, 7/22 The ascendancy of hip-hop as a cultural phenomenon has brought a kindred form of expression to the masses: the spoken word.... More >>

  • He's Back!

    published July 14, 2005

    FRI, 7/15 Tonight at the stroke of midnight, the wait will be over. Two years of agony and despair will end as millions of wannabe... More >>

  • Dream On

    published July 14, 2005

    If you know a better way to spend the weekend than creating a four-day mini-utopia in the Colorado mountains near Paonia, we'd like to hear about... More >>

  • Ride On

    published July 7, 2005

    FRI, 7/8 Hey, Texas isn't the only state to have steers and queers. Right here in little ol' Colorado, we can claim our share, too --... More >>

  • Mum's the word

    published July 7, 2005

    FRI, 7/8 Two years ago, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver boss Cydney Payton carried the Colorado art world on her shoulders when she... More >>

  • A Tale of Two Buildings

    published July 7, 2005

    Two nearly identical Victorian-style office buildings sit in old downtown Parker, like gingerbread houses crafted from the same mold. They share a... More >>

  • Home-Grown Talent

    published June 30, 2005

    FRI, 7/1 Years ago, I learned the meaning of art while walking the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in a sweaty Village Inn... More >>

  • Attell-All Show

    published June 23, 2005

    THURS, 6/23 Comic Dave Attell offers this philosophical stumper: "Which would you rather have: A butler, an ice sculpture of your own... More >>

  • Cowboy Up

    published June 23, 2005

    THURS, 6/23 Bulls, horses and lassos are rarely the images conjured up when folks discuss high school sports. But some 300... More >>

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    published June 16, 2005

    SAT, 6/18 For most kids, summer isn't over until their bucket of sidewalk chalk is reduced to unusable nubs. You might think you've... More >>

  • Summer Savings

    published June 9, 2005

    SAT, 6/11 Denver's Baker Neighborhood is one of those nostalgic-home neighborhoods that people from other places never seem to... More >>

  • Outlaw Celebrations

    published June 2, 2005

    FRI, 6/3 Americana music cuts a wide swath these days, encompassing just about anything that involves songwriting and singing by,... More >>

  • Geeks and Freaks

    published June 2, 2005

    At first glance, the concept for the Art + Math = X conference doesn't add up. How could those two disparate disciplines be blended? After... More >>

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