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  • Wake-up Call

    published December 23, 1999

    Steve Grund may be the news director at Channel 2, but a big part of his approach is pure show business. And why not? News is an important... More >>

  • Low

    published December 23, 1999

    Our recent holiday CD roundup ("Time of the Season," December 9) was intended to... More >>

  • Thank God for Bob!

    published December 16, 1999

    Look behind us," says Eric Nellis. "It's the highway patrol." Damn straight -- zooming up behind the sedan Nellis is driving along a lonely... More >>

  • Live From Denver -- Almost

    published December 16, 1999

    Brian Christopher, known to his loyal listeners as B.C., mans the 7 p.m.-to-midnight slot weekdays on the Fox, and he does so with an... More >>

  • The Man Who Wasn't There

    published December 9, 1999

    Bill Johnson had a hard act to follow. A former staffer with Southern California's Orange County Register, Johnson was hired as... More >>

  • Digging Jules

    published December 9, 1999

    Jules Feiffer has long been known for the acerbic edge he brings to his theatrical and film writing and, especially, his widely revered syndicated... More >>

  • Time of the Season

    published December 9, 1999

    Perhaps it's the strong economy or a severe case of pre-millennial anxiety. But whatever the reason, the approaching end of 1999 brings with it a... More >>

  • Handsome Boy Modeling School/Quannum Projects

    published December 9, 1999

    In hip-hop, producers rule, but that doesn't mean they generally receive top billing: Studio chefs such as Timbaland and Dallas Austin tend to use... More >>

  • Gossipmongers

    published December 2, 1999

    On October 15, Penny Parker, a former business writer for the Denver Post, took over as the gossip columnist for the Rocky... More >>

  • Getting Martinized

    published December 2, 1999

    So this is how the pop music of the Nineties ends -- not with the angst and intellect of the grunge sound that most reviewers say defined the... More >>

  • Stereolab

    published December 2, 1999

    The latest from Stereolab, a band scheduled to appear December 2 at the Bluebird Theater, is garnering reviews that vary from average to mediocre... More >>

  • Show & Sell

    published November 25, 1999

    These days, more and more people are getting their news from television -- or at least they think they are. But while local TV newscasts cover... More >>

  • The Combatants

    published November 25, 1999

    KWGN-TV/Channel 2: Channel 2 is often overlooked in the late-news Olympics because its broadcast, which airs from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.,... More >>

  • What You See Is What You Get

    published November 25, 1999

    A newscast is made up of a lot of bits and pieces that go by so quickly, many viewers don't even notice them. So we've slowed down a sample... More >>

  • Son of Stern

    published November 25, 1999

    Most award-winning radio programs have something in common: respectability. So imagine the surprise of local media pros when the Best Evening Show... More >>

  • Angie Stone

    published November 25, 1999

    In terms of pop music, originality is often a more vital consideration in the short term than it is years down the line. The Gap Band, for... More >>

  • Man Without a City

    published November 18, 1999

    Here's a startling statement: It's entirely possible that more people in this nation are familiar with Ken Hamblin than any other... More >>

  • Rage Against the Machine

    published November 18, 1999

    Believe you me, I understand full well why folks have been raving about this disc: With much of what passes for heavy music these days being so... More >>

  • Revenge of the Monkey Boy

    published November 11, 1999

    It's been a bad few months in Broncoland. Things head south from jump street. The two-time defending Super Bowl champions limp through a... More >>

  • Sportswomen Wanted

    published November 11, 1999

    Today would seem to be the best of times for female journalists interested in covering sports. Networks like ABC and cable-sports channels such as... More >>

  • Not Bryan's Songs

    published November 11, 1999

    As career moves go, Bryan Ferry's new disc is as quizzical as they come. After all, 1994's Mamouna, his last album, didn't set sales charts... More >>

  • The Old College Try

    published November 4, 1999

    To say that KVCU-AM, known as Radio 1190, is in the bowels of the University Memorial Center on CU's Boulder campus is no exaggeration; it's... More >>

  • For Krist's Sake

    published November 4, 1999

    Most right-wingers would expect a punk rocker like bassist Krist Novoselic to burn flags. Instead, he waves them. Half of the rhythm section... More >>

  • ¿Qué Pasó, Denver?

    published October 28, 1999

    The rising popularity of Latin music isn't just hype. It's fact -- but you wouldn't know that by looking at the ratings of Denver's... More >>

  • Titles With Subtitles

    published October 28, 1999

    The World Cinema Series, 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through December 12 (excluding November 27 and 28) at the Chez Artiste, 4150 East... More >>

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