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  • Diamond in the Rough

    published December 23, 1999

    For some, tickets to Neil Diamond's not-really-even-close-to-being-sold-out New Year's Eve performance at the Pepsi Center may seem like a... More >>

  • The Sacred Art of Jesus

    published December 16, 1999

    In this season of mad scrambles over the newest Pokémon knickknack or another, it's easy to forget just exactly what it is we're all... More >>

  • Tales From the Pueblo

    published December 16, 1999

    As far as the guardians of cool might be concerned, Robert Mirabal has a couple of things working against him: First, his most recognizable... More >>

  • Backwash

    published December 16, 1999

    In all likelihood, nothing's going to happen when the clock strikes midnight on December 31. Still, the government has advised us all to take a... More >>

  • So long, Slim.

    published December 9, 1999

    A perhaps little-known fact about Slim Cessna: Despite the aeronautical implications of his surname, the Auto Club leader is, in his... More >>

  • More Sounds from Around Town

    published December 2, 1999

    Singer/guitarist/songwriter Peggy Mann has been playing around these parts for nearly twenty years, which makes the release of her debut CD... More >>

  • And You Don't Stop

    published November 25, 1999

    When the Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" first joined the words "hip" and "hop" for a nationwide radio audience in 1979, Mike Merriman was... More >>

  • A Musical Feast

    published November 25, 1999

    In that spirit of Thanksgiving, here's a cornucopia of reviews of local releases: On "Denver Radio Talk Show," the first track off his... More >>

  • Superfly in the Ointment

    published November 18, 1999

    Overheard on the sidewalk outside of the Cosmo Lounge last Thursday during the early portion of a night dubbed "The Pimp & Ho Ball": "Dude,... More >>

  • Boulder Rocks

    published November 11, 1999

    As a former entertainment editor for Boulder's Colorado Daily, Leland Rucker is perhaps among a handful of people qualified to... More >>

  • Master of His Domain

    published November 4, 1999

    Musician Todd Bradley's friends aren't the people in your neighborhood. Instead of kicking back on a modulated sofa with a cold can o' Coors,... More >>

  • A Bad Rap

    published November 4, 1999

    In the spirit of a surge of satirical acts performing around the area in recent and coming weeks (The Monsters of Mock at the Bluebird; the... More >>

  • Local Yodels

    published October 28, 1999

    The mountain of local releases that needs reviewing is slightly diminished after last week's column. But continuing the quest to cover all things... More >>

  • The Circus is Back in Town

    published October 21, 1999

    Ah, autumn. The days grow shorter, the trees grow more bare, and local releases continue to pour in like so much sludge down a storm drain. As... More >>

  • Swing Low

    published October 14, 1999

    It's been more than three years since Miramax released Swingers, the film that helped the swing-dance movement creep out of the underground... More >>

  • Smooth Talker

    published October 7, 1999

    Stephen Torres is wearing a plastic glow-in-the-dark rosary, a skull tattoo with a banner that says "Kimberly Forever" and an aquamarine... More >>

  • Radio Fee Boulder

    published September 30, 1999

    A person could get worked into a state trying to find something new on the commercial radio dial in this town. After all, how many times a day... More >>

  • The Morning After

    published September 23, 1999

    A lone orange wristband lies in the gutter outside of Dick's Last Resort. On an eerily quiet Monday morning in LoDo, with a blanket of fog hanging... More >>

  • Other Voices, Other Tunes

    published September 16, 1999

    Okay, let's get the self-promotion out of the way: The fifth annual Westword Music Awards Showcase is just a running jump away. In case you... More >>

  • Lady, Sing the Blues

    published September 9, 1999

    Folk singers can get away with taking their craft into unconventional places: On downtown sidewalks, in subway stations and in restaurants at... More >>

  • Flyer Fight

    published September 9, 1999

    Those who regularly attend Denver Joe's Monday-night shows at Cricket on the Hill usually know what they're in for, and the... More >>

  • Rock and Roles

    published September 2, 1999

    The place was crawling with chicks. Short, fat, tall, thin -- they came in droves, making their way from the farthest reaches of distant... More >>

  • Rocky Mountain Highs (and Lows)

    published August 26, 1999

    Just us folks: Chances are good that those who've frequented downtown and Capitol Hill coffeehouses during the past eight years have, at some... More >>

  • He Carries That Weight

    published August 19, 1999

    You cannot pick your parents. This is one of life's few truths, and it propels us all into a biological crapshoot wherein some are truly born... More >>

  • Local Yokels

    published August 19, 1999

    Michael Roberts didn't do me any favors as my predecessor in this position. For one, he promised, though not in print, that he would review... More >>

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