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  • Discmania

    published December 27, 2001

    The year 2001 produced its share of catastrophes: major terrorist campaigns in D.C. and New York, a widespread anthrax scare -- and J. Lo's solo... More >>

  • He Got Blame

    published December 20, 2001

    On December 11, the night Denver Nuggets coach Dan Issel was captured on Channel 9 videotape yelling, "Go drink another beer, you Mexican... More >>

  • Various artists

    published December 20, 2001

    As film critics everywhere have pointed out, the first Ocean's Eleven, released in 1960, isn't much of a movie. The assorted "actors," led... More >>

  • Crosstown Traffic

    published December 13, 2001

    "Yes," says Paul Saunders, "there is a Santa Claus!" Saunders has never really doubted the existence of the Big Red One: With a snowy... More >>

  • The Latest Noels

    published December 13, 2001

    This year, in particular, many of us can use the sort of reassurance that traditional music offers, which is why seasonal CDs will likely appeal... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published December 6, 2001

    Today, Colorado motorcyclists continue to be excluded from the state's no-fault insurance law (" More >>

  • Hit Them With Your Best Shot

    published December 6, 2001

    Although this year's joint operating agreement made the business operations at the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published December 6, 2001

    Virgil Shaw, who opens for Angels of Light on Tuesday, December 11, at the 15th Street Tavern, is what you might call an unsung... More >>

  • Robo News

    published November 29, 2001

    Thanks to movies like Broadcast News and television programs such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, most people have a clear image of... More >>

  • Center Stage

    published November 22, 2001

    There's no denying that the building at 2000 East Buchtel is spectacular. Located next to the equally striking Ritchie Center on the University of... More >>

  • The Subject of a Lifetime

    published November 15, 2001

    Gene Amole should have known that old pals would be coming out of the woodwork about now. After all, the veteran Rocky Mountain News... More >>

  • Kelly's Heroes

    published November 15, 2001

    Many performers haven't a clue about the inner workings of their own hype machines -- but Kelly Hogan is a big exception. From 1997 to 1999, a few... More >>

  • Shinju Gumi, Saru, Various artists

    published November 15, 2001

    Once upon a time, in a land not all that far away, the notion that sample or mix-driven music could reach the level of art was viewed as logical,... More >>

  • Bombs Away

    published November 8, 2001

    Bob Newman is talking on the phone when his call-waiting tone clicks. He apologizes for the interruption, a hint of irritation in his... More >>

  • Ingram Marshall

    published November 8, 2001

    All too many performers working under the new-age rubric feel their primary job is to put people to sleep, or at least to relax a listener's brain... More >>

  • Top Ten

    published November 1, 2001

    On October 7, the Denver Post published a pair of articles commemorating the six-month anniversary of its joint operating agreement with... More >>

  • Raise the Rufus

    published November 1, 2001

    "Why do so many teenage girls love Rufus Wainwright?" This important query is posed by Adrienne, a young woman whose essay appears on "Our... More >>

  • Westward Hoaxes

    published October 25, 2001

    On a sparkling fall morning, the grand entrance of Denver's City Hall is festooned with giant ribbons commemorating breast cancer awareness month... More >>

  • K.T. Oslin

    published October 25, 2001

    Oslin has been around country music long enough to know that the C&W establishment doesn't often look kindly upon performers who try something... More >>

  • Playola

    published October 18, 2001

    A while back, an area record producer completed the latest album by a well-loved local act. This artist had been supported for years by a... More >>

  • The Cherry Valence

    published October 18, 2001

    In The Outsiders, a 1967 novel published when its author, S.E. Hinton, was just sixteen, Cherry Valance is a "soc" -- a teen who hangs out... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published October 11, 2001

    Clear Channel, a San Antonio-based corporation that dominates the radio and concert industries, hasn't gotten a lot of good press lately in... More >>

  • Frequency Free-for-All

    published October 11, 2001

    Estes Park resident Paul Saunders is a rarity: an applicant for a license to run a low-power FM (LPFM) radio station who actually stands a... More >>

  • Stop Your Sobbing

    published October 11, 2001

    Like the vast majority of those in the Western world, Ray Davies, the once and future leader of the Kinks, reacted to last month's terrorist... More >>

  • The Making of a Pirate

    published October 4, 2001

    There's nothing especially swashbuckling about Monk. "I'm a normal guy, and I have a normal job," says the Boulder resident. "I'm in my... More >>

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