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2009 Stories by Mark Dragotta

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  • The Old and the New

    published December 31, 2009

    Tonight’s Silver Screen Ball at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art will give revelers a chance to experience the swanky, smoky... More >>

  • Illuminating LoDo

    published December 31, 2009

    A history professor by day, Kevin Rucker moonlights as a LoDo buff and guide, offering a changing slate of LoDo Walking Tours throughout... More >>

  • Homecoming Humor

    published December 24, 2009

    The Improv Cavalcade at the Avenue Theatre is a parade not just of the city's best improvisational performers, but some of our... More >>

  • Dynamic Duo

    published December 24, 2009

    Tonight's FORK Anniversary Show will serve up the result of four amazing years of travel, workshops and over 500 productions across the... More >>

  • Free Daze

    published December 3, 2009

    Over the last few years, Vail Snow Daze has evolved into one hell of a party. "The big difference from other years is that this is the... More >>

  • Icy Hot

    published November 26, 2009

    World AIDS Day is a somber event, but you can still mark it in fabulous style at the Red Ball: A Night of Frost and Fire. Although raising... More >>

  • Parental Advisory

    published November 26, 2009

    Tired of those overhyped “family” Christmas shows? The Avenue Theater’s Santa's Big Red Sack is an opportunity for... More >>

  • Say Yes to the Yes Men

    published November 19, 2009

    In Jonathan Swift's classic "A Modest Proposal" (circa 1729), the narrator suggests that the Irish sell their poor children as food for the rich.... More >>

  • What Makes a Man

    published November 12, 2009

    “The idea for the show was really founded out of anger," says Todd Barnes, aka Tina LeGrand. "I had some issues with men not wanting to date... More >>

  • Gonzo Chef

    published November 12, 2009

    The other night at a wedding reception, this guy asks me if I have a reservation. I'm with the wedding party, I say. “So you have no... More >>

  • Cajun Music Gets Its ’Do

    published November 5, 2009

    In a salute to the Cajun and Creole traditions, the Colorado Friends of Cajun and Zydeco Music and Dance are presenting the Louisiana Creole... More >>

  • No Joke

    published October 22, 2009

    One of my earliest childhood memories is watching Steve Martin playing banjo on The Muppet Show. (Can you think of a better early memory!?)... More >>

  • Golden Boy

    published October 15, 2009

    Gustafer Yellowgold is a friendly, flame-like creature who came from the sun and lives in a cottage in the Minnesota woods with his pet... More >>

  • Reach for the Stars

    published October 15, 2009

    Far more than a tired, kitschy recycling of the Star Wars brand, Star Wars: A Musical Journey is a reimagining of the six-part... More >>

  • American Dream

    published October 8, 2009

    Although it was written more than four decades ago, A Raisin in the Sun speaks particularly well to today's audience, because in... More >>

  • On the Rocks

    published October 8, 2009

    I can measure how challenging my week has been by how much I think about running. Sometimes running is just another item on the to-do list. But... More >>

  • Making the Grade

    published October 1, 2009

    As the founder and executive director of the former Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar, Adam Lerner and his team put together a variety of... More >>

  • Quick and Random

    published September 24, 2009

    After debuting roughly 7,000 plays over 21 years, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, the flagship project of the Chicago-based... More >>

  • Paranoid Production

    published September 10, 2009

    Conspiracy theories are as much a part of the American landscape as Facebook and apple pie. The moon landing was faked, 9/11 was an inside job... More >>

  • Empowering Dreams

    published September 3, 2009

    As an adjunct to the Space — Not Space exhibit at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Italian artist Marco Nereo Rotelli and... More >>

  • Lots of Drama

    published September 3, 2009

    Buntport Theater's newest adaptation, Indiana, Indiana, which kicks off its ninth season, is a change from the somewhat zany... More >>

  • Praise Be

    published August 27, 2009

    Ruby Ann’s Great Big After Church Sunday Social at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret is a chance to liven up your Sunday afternoons... More >>

  • Page by Page

    published August 27, 2009

    The book as an object of art — or artist books — became popular in the latter part of the twentieth century and includes everything from... More >>

  • Green Means Go

    published August 20, 2009

    Recycling, composting and relying on solar energy are just a few ways to make the earth a healthier place. But where to begin? And if you've... More >>

  • What's Your Sign?

    published August 13, 2009

    Poet Drew Myron and artist Tracy Weil have collaborated on a variety of projects over the past twenty years, but Forecast, their... More >>

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