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  • New York Wit Man

    published December 30, 2004

    THURS, 12/30 At this point in the season, most of us don't know whether to laugh or cry. But the holidays are all about being of good... More >>

  • The Message

    published December 23, 2004

    Tom Clark, the executive vice president of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, has worked in the economic-development field... More >>

  • The Message

    published December 16, 2004

    Since 1995, Adrian Dater, the Denver Post's hockey writer, has covered the Colorado Avalanche -- but thanks to a lockout imposed by... More >>

  • Fantasia and Ruben Studdard

    published December 16, 2004

    Through no fault of my own, I've seen nearly every episode of American Idol over the past couple of years, and while I rooted most... More >>

  • Dan Treanor and Frankie Lee

    published December 16, 2004

    Dan Treanor is a veteran of the Denver scene, having served as the backbone for a bluesy band called Arc Light. However, his brightest work to... More >>

  • Remembering Never

    published December 16, 2004

    In the liner notes for its 2003 disc Women and Children Die First, guitarist Peter Kowalsky, the most visible spokesman for this... More >>

  • David Lowery and Johnny Hickman

    published December 16, 2004

    David Lowery is apparently in a nostalgic mood. This past August, he appeared at Boulder's Fox Theatre as the frontman of Camper Van Beethoven, a... More >>

  • The Message

    published December 9, 2004

    On November 18, George Gatchis, a Denver County Sheriff's Department deputy, happened upon an Aurora home-daycare center that was engulfed... More >>

  • Season's Bleatings

    published December 9, 2004

    Some of the nearly forty holiday discs critiqued below are naughty. Some are nice. And some are as toxic as Aunt Matilda's fruitcake. As... More >>

  • Gwen Stefani

    published December 9, 2004

    When stars who rose to fame in bands toss out a solo album, the music they make on their own often drips with pretentiousness. So it comes as a... More >>

  • Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz

    published December 9, 2004

    At its best, Crunk Juice isn't so much a recapitulation of Lil Jon's previous work as an amplification of it. The beats are beatier.... More >>

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    published December 9, 2004

    Tequila Mockingbird remains a draw on the local club scene eight years after hatching because it's reliable and accessible. These qualities are... More >>

  • Moot Davis

    published December 9, 2004

    Given how severely the majority of contemporary country music reeks, who can blame Moot Davis for turning back the clock to a time when the genre... More >>

  • The Message

    published December 2, 2004

    The Denver Post's Miles Moffeit recently returned from New Orleans, but his time down South wasn't all fun and games. He traveled... More >>

  • Ja Rule

    published December 2, 2004

    The former Jeffrey Atkins has a well-documented chip on his shoulder. Although he's made his bones on the pop charts and has already gone... More >>

  • Vanessa Carlton

    published December 2, 2004

    Like other teeny-poppers from the Class of 2002, Carlton faces the challenge of building a lasting career on the flimsiest foundation imaginable:... More >>

  • Art Compost and the Word Mechanics

    published December 2, 2004

    In a marketplace clogged with cookie-cutter combos lacking all but the most superficial signs of individuality, Art Compost and the Word Mechanics... More >>

  • Eddie Halliwell

    published December 2, 2004

    Different DJ subgenres require distinctive skill sets. Turntablists working in a down-tempo mode, for instance, need subtlety and grace, whereas... More >>

  • Joseph Arthur

    published December 2, 2004

    For most music fans, the term "singer-songwriter" conjures up the image of an artist who stands before audiences armed with nothing more than a... More >>

  • The Message

    published November 25, 2004

    The nasty tenor of the recently concluded campaign didn't leave Bob Newman with an unpleasant aftertaste. Politically speaking, the former... More >>

  • Warming Trend

    published November 25, 2004

    I'm cleaning my apartment as we speak, if that's all right with you," says Chicago's Edith Frost. "I've got to do it sometime." That Frost,... More >>

  • Snoop Dogg

    published November 25, 2004

    The Snoopster is the hip-hop equivalent of late-period Dean Martin. Having long ago established his commercial credentials, he no longer feels the... More >>

  • Destiny's Child

    published November 25, 2004

    Guess Beyonce Knowles is a nicer person than Justin Timberlake. After all, his promises to reunite with his old group, 'N Sync, went down the... More >>

  • The Bonner Party

    published November 25, 2004

    Pianist Joe Bonner has been among the most enigmatic personages on the Denver jazz scene for decades, yet his talent is hardly a mystery.... More >>

  • Sparta

    published November 25, 2004

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