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2002 Stories by Marty Jones

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  • Recording Star

    published December 19, 2002

    When Bill Hill was first given the gift of music, he didn't want it. In 1995, while he recovered from hand surgery, a friend gave him a plastic... More >>

  • Consumed

    published December 19, 2002

    For about 1,100 Denver shut-ins, Santa won't drop down the chimney this Christmas. No, he'll walk through the front door bearing the gifts of a... More >>

  • Consumed

    published December 5, 2002

    Chestnuts roasting on an open fire... Few lyrics capture the holiday season like those famed words from Nat "King" Cole's 1946 "The... More >>

  • Consumed

    published November 21, 2002

    Jose Lara knows what people associate with tequila. "Having a really great time, getting crazy," he says. "And headaches, throwing up. Everybody... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published November 7, 2002

    A country artist by both default and fate, Hank III, Thursday, November 7, at the Gothic Theatre with the Shak Shakers and Drag the River,... More >>

  • Consumed

    published November 7, 2002

    When "Daddy" Bruce Randolph Jr. says that "it's more blessed to give than receive," he knows what he's talking about. Randolph's father, the late... More >>

  • Consumed

    published October 24, 2002

    When Joe Scherber tells you his pumpkin patch produced just three pumpkins this year, it sounds like his crop was a bust. But together those three... More >>

  • Consumed

    published October 3, 2002

    This weekend, over 20,000 beer nuts will invade the Colorado Convention Center for the Great American Beer Festival, raising toasts to the brewing... More >>

  • Pretty Poison

    published September 19, 2002

    Born on Georgia soil and bred on Southern music, John Davis is the first to admit that he's a fish out of water here in the higher, drier land of... More >>

  • We Have Liftoff

    published September 12, 2002

    Depending on your perspective, Rocket Ajax guitarist Todd Schlafer harbors a musical dream that is either of the loftiest or the lowest... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published September 12, 2002

    The annual Kinfolk Celebration is showing signs of growth, as is the increasingly popular Yonder Mountain String Band, which founded it.... More >>

  • Consumed

    published September 12, 2002

    When Kevin Daly opened Boulder's Mountain Sun in October 1993, the brewpub had a small list of ambitious craft beers, an affordable, whole-earthy... More >>

  • Consumed

    published August 29, 2002

    It's Labor Day weekend, and no faction of the local workforce is more worthy of salute than the hardworking (and generally underpaid) men and... More >>

  • Hot Club of Cowtown

    published August 22, 2002

    Hot Club of Cowtown's latest release is a jaw-dropping, head-shaking collection of stripped-down Western swing, cowboy jazz and saloon send-ups.... More >>

  • Consumed

    published August 15, 2002

    Ten years ago, Steve Berge set out to make a better barbecue sauce. In the process, he made a better life for himself. This month Berge... More >>

  • Consumed

    published August 1, 2002

    iker culture and beer are as inseparable as a Harley-riding man and the female passenger wrapped around his back. "Bikers do consume mass... More >>

  • Consumed

    published July 18, 2002

    If the folks at the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council had their way, you'd already know that July is National Hot Dog Month and July 24 is... More >>

  • Consumed

    published July 4, 2002

    Cyd Szymanski grew up on a chicken farm, but she's still chicken. "I'm the Egg Lady, and I'm terrified of chickens," confesses Szymanski. "I am... More >>

  • Coming Clean

    published June 27, 2002

    It could have been a beautiful score. "The guy in front of me was dancing around, and out of his pocket came a vial of my drug,"... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published May 30, 2002

    An Cuigear, Friday, June 7, at the Rocky Mountain Center for the Musical Arts (200 East Baseline Road in Lafayette), is an Irish-music... More >>

  • Slots of Luck

    published May 30, 2002

    Action" describes the dough you wager in a bet, and the pot's overflowing at the all-you-can-eat Kitchens of the World Action Buffet at the... More >>

  • Consumed

    published May 23, 2002

    Joe Cleveland is driving his truck through the streets of LoDo, right past the night crawlers who are out imbibing local brews. But thanks to... More >>

  • Horns of Plenty

    published May 16, 2002

    Time waits for no man, but it sure does wonders for a good bar. The Bull & Bush opened back in 1971 in the heart of Glendale as a... More >>

  • Songs of Old

    published May 9, 2002

    Roz Brown is the ultimate oldies act. "Let's go back to 1905 for this one," says Brown, his blue eyes gleaming from beneath a dusky hat.... More >>

  • Consumed

    published May 9, 2002

    "I want real beer on Sunday," says Blake Harrison. Newly graduated from the University of Colorado Law School, Harrison is putting his money... More >>

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