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  • Shakeup in Denver Radio

    published March 6, 2008

    Doomy pundits have been predicting the death of terrestrial radio for several years now, and recent reports about nationwide... More >>

  • The Whigs’ Backbeat Is Strong

    published March 6, 2008

    Precious few listeners notice the drumming in modern-rock bands. But Julian Dorio, stick man for the Whigs, is an exception to this rule. His... More >>

  • British Sea Power

    published March 6, 2008

    By titling their 2003 debut full-length The Decline of British Sea Power, Scott Wilkinson and his shipmates seemed determined to lower... More >>

  • Carrie Underwood

    published March 6, 2008

    Although the willowy Ms. U, on tour with Keith Urban, may have been the most generic American Idol winner to date, she's used this... More >>

  • A Bitter Taste

    published March 6, 2008

    For director Amy Serrano, The Sugar Babies: The Plight of the Children of Agricultural Workers in the Sugar Industry of the Dominican... More >>

  • Wise Up

    published March 6, 2008

    Military Intelligence and You!, which opens tonight, would have seemed smarter had it been shorter. Writer-director Dale Kutzera... More >>

  • CU Hires Three Pulitzer Winners

    published February 28, 2008

    I never really had any intention of leaving," says Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jim Sheeler, who recently resigned from the Rocky... More >>

  • Grand Archives

    published February 28, 2008

    When group members split to form separate projects, the results frequently add up to less than the original sum — but not in the case of... More >>

  • Bullet for My Valentine Takes Aim

    published February 28, 2008

    A couple of decades back, U.K. metal acts like Iron Maiden ruled the hard-rock world. Since then, the market for British steel has gone soft... More >>

  • Yesterday and Today

    published February 28, 2008

    When director Ian Gerber decided to put on Say Goodnight, Gracie under the auspices of the Theater Company of Lafayette, he thought... More >>

  • For Pete's Sake

    published February 28, 2008

    The documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song focuses on a much-misunderstood American-music figure. Many rockers once saw Seeger... More >>

  • Grand Archives

    published February 28, 2008

    When group members split to form separate projects, the results frequently add up to less than the original sum – but not in the case of Mat... More >>

  • A Post Reporter's Jerry Maguire Moment

    published February 21, 2008

    In the 1996 Cameron Crowe film Jerry Maguire, the title character, portrayed by Tom Cruise, is a high-powered sports agent... More >>

  • New York Dolls Glam It Up

    published February 21, 2008

    As rock-and-roll reunions go, the New York Dolls' get-together is as unlikely as they come. For one thing, two members of the original... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published February 21, 2008

    Founded in 1981 by Wax Trax Records owner Duane Davis, Local Anesthetic Records documented a scene that didn't make much noise beyond... More >>

  • The Hives

    published February 21, 2008

    Plenty of bands have used shtick to make a name for themselves, but only the good ones last after the novelty wears off — which explains... More >>

  • First Impressions

    published February 21, 2008

    Even as the culturati flocked to an acclaimed Impressionism show at the Denver Art Museum circa 1999, the event's co-curators, DAM's... More >>

  • Freddie's Not Dead

    published February 21, 2008

    All hail Freddie Mercury of Queen. Nearly sixteen years after his death, his music lives on in a wide array of locales, ranging from football... More >>

  • Denver Police Reports Harder to Get Under New System

    published February 14, 2008

    The police blotter is among the most popular features in the Denver Daily News, and Daniel Williams is the reason. Weekdays for... More >>

  • George Porter Is Still Funkin'

    published February 14, 2008

    At the venerable age of sixty, bassist George Porter Jr., who provides the effortlessly funky heartbeat for Porter Batiste Stoltz, has become a... More >>

  • Zoroaster

    published February 14, 2008

    The post-stoner sounds made by Atlanta's Zoroaster can be described in extremely simple terms — "loud" and "heavy" among them. But the... More >>

  • Movie Music

    published February 14, 2008

    Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 epic Alexander Nevsky was made as "a propaganda film for Stalin," notes Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra executive... More >>

  • Words Up

    published February 14, 2008

    Pan African Arts Society founder Ashara Ekundayo, who also curated and produced tonight's "Urban Poetics" Poetry Slam at the Denver Art... More >>

  • A Denver Daily Wouldn't Touch Michael Garcia

    published February 7, 2008

    It's not often that an executive at a major daily newspaper declares his paper's ethical standards to be higher than those of the competition.... More >>

  • The Sugar Pop of the Jonas Brothers

    published February 7, 2008

    If you're a (really) nice girl between the ages of six and sixteen, you probably get twitterpated at the very thought of the Jonas Brothers,... More >>

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