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    In 1995, after the death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed looked for comfort by dabbling in sex and heroin. When that only made her problems worse, Strayed...
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    The Moth is coming to Denver! The internationally beloved, true-stories-told-live-on-stage-without-notes series will host a Moth Mainstage event (the theme is "When Worlds Collide") on...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are enfants terrible whose rhythm, aesthetic and sensibilities have informed everything from cinema to sketch comedy and deodorant advertising in the years...
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    As the year lumbers toward autumn and Denver shakes off its summer-festival hangovers, our city's bleary-eyed revelers have few better live entertainment options than comedy. From a nice...
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  • Backbeat: Best Concerts
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  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    As Hustle Man on fellow standup comedian Martin Lawrence's show Martin in 1994, Tracy Morgan gave TV audiences their first taste of his bullish humor. But it wasn't until the eccentric...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    As Hustle Man on fellow standup comedian Martin Lawrence’s show Martin in 1994, Tracy Morgan gave TV audiences their first taste of his bullish humor. But it wasn’t until the...
  • Show and Tell: Interviews
    The world of dog training can be as divided as religion or politics. And so it's no surprise that America's first canine expert to become a household name often comes under fire for his...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    Since releasing the last Pat Metheny Group album, 2005's The Way Up, guitarist Pat Metheny has been quite busy exploring quite a few different paths, including his Orchestrion Project, two...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Hit the road! This weekend The Broadmoor is hosting the Sommelier Bootcamp, with interactive workshops hosted by master sommeliers Jay Fletcher and Damon Ornowski. But even if you didn't...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Celebrate the Year of the Horse for two hours today, at the 2014 Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration, which has had “hundreds of volunteers working year-round,” according to...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    On the heels of his dual reading with Lena Dunham in New York and a sold-out show in Denver last Monday, David Sedaris lit up the Paramount Theatre yesterday afternoon with his comfort-food...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The answer to Paul McCartney’s famous question — “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?” — should be resoundingly obvious as the...
  • Backbeat: Music News
    Next summer, The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is moving to Red Rocks. All of the exhibits from the inductees, which have been on display at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield since the hall's...
  • Backbeat: Music News
    This Friday, November 8, at the Paramount Theatre, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame's current inductees, which include John Denver, Barry Fey, Harry Tuft, Red Rocks, Flash Cadillac,...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    Although Chris Daniels will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of his group, Chris Daniels and the Kings, next year, he started out playing acoustic folk in the '70s, first with the...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    With three female comedians, three Davids (Spade, Chappelle, Sedaris) and a whole lot of masked wrestlers on the schedule, November is shaping up to be a delightfully eclectic month for...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The hosts of Radiolab, the nationally syndicated WNYC public-radio show turned podcast, specialize in weaving anecdotal stories and science into documentaries rich with music and sound. In...
  • Show and Tell: Events
    David Sedaris, author of many humorous books of essays, including his latest Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls, has added a second Denver show. He will be bringing his awkward sense of humor...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    With two Halloween events, three filthy shows and three comedy contests, October humor is shaping up to be scary, sexy and heavily competitive. After a summer of record-breaking comedy...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    “The Monkees — they were a major influence on the Beatles,” Jim Carrey asserts in Dumb & Dumber, delivering one of the funniest declarations in rock history, since the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Tracy Morgan knows white people. As one of the more memorable comics during his seven-year run on Saturday Night Live, and as the self-aggrandizing Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock, he’s had...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    While he may be world-famous and seven years sober, the streets of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn still ring in the voice of Tracy Morgan. Coming from a childhood of poverty and crack-dealing, Morgan...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    June is jam-packed with a lineup of comedy events so eclectic, you're sure to find something to tickle your funny bone. There are podcasters and Pride festers, twins and Too Much Fun, He-Man...
  • Music: Show Preview
    When Trent Reznor dissolved his high-profile band Nine Inch Nails a few years back, there was instant speculation about what he would do next. In 2010, he scored the soundtrack to The Social...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    With a career spanning five decades, Lily Tomlin has entertained generations of families through appearances on shows as diverse as Sesame Street, Laugh-In, Damages and, most recently,...
  • Show and Tell: Film and TV
    With a career spanning five decades, Lily Tomlin has entertained generations of families through appearances on shows as diverse as Sesame Street, Laugh-In, Damages and, most recently,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    If you liked the book Fifty Shades of Grey, then SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, the pun-heavy musical performance by Mills Entertainment that opens today at the Paramount Theatre, will be...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    As we inch our way toward the glory of summer comedy festivals, Denver has already begun heating up with a variety of shows featuring whip-smart young comics and world-wise icons of days...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    We haven’t heard much from Chris Tucker in the last few years. After his arresting performances in Friday, The Fifth Element and the Rush Hour franchise, he took an extended break from...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    If it weren't for his recent, surprisingly tender performance in the Oscarific Silver Linings Playbook, Chris Tucker would be in danger of only being known for his massive IRS debt. But now...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    Last Saturday night, tucked snugly in the middle of the Paramount Theatre for the Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Reunion Show, I found myself on the receiving end of some vitriolic crowd-work by...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    March holds a variety of options for comedy fans -- from a new night in Boulder to the appearance of such '90s nostalgia faces as Chris Tucker and the duo from Loveline. Click ahead to see...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    A lot has happened in the careers of Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky since they co-hosted Loveline, MTV’s relationship-related call-in show, in the late ’90s. Carolla went on to...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    Adam Carolla has not had a predictable career arc. After playing the role of the cynical sidekick in both The Man Show and Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky, he developed his own ready-made...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Bob Weir is a restless soul. Already fully engaged with Furthur (his latest and perhaps most true-to-form post-Grateful Dead venture), his solo band Ratdog, assorted musical projects at his...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    Like Lenny Bruce in the '60s, George Carlin in the '70s or Bill Hicks in the '90s, Louie C.K. could go down as the premier comic of this decade. His standup specials have not only changed...
  • Backbeat: Best Concerts
    Welcome to the weekend, y'all. Breathe easy. You made it. Good Friday to you. And, oh, what a good Friday it is. Another stacked weekend of music awaits you. Just like the Broncos win...
  • Music: Show Preview
    There's something about Todd Snider's rambling, incisive, irreverent lyrics that have struck a chord with a wide audience. A Portland native, Snider eventually made his way to Memphis, where...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    It's not that tough to get Todd Snider to tell a story. The folksinger/guitarist is all about the power of a good narrative, and it's no wonder, considering his influences. Even before...
  • Backbeat: Photos
    Schooooool's out! For. Winter. Or at least it was when Alice Cooper visited the Paramount Theatre this past Friday for a spectacularly spine-chilling show. Onstage, the never-aging...
  • Backbeat: Features
    Vincent Furnier has gone by Alice Cooper for more than four decades. During that time, two different versions of his on-stage persona emerged: the early one, when he was kind of meek; and...
  • Music: Featured Stories
    Vincent Furnier has gone by Alice Cooper for more than four decades. During that time, two different versions of his on-stage persona emerged: the early one, when he was kind of meek; and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
    JACKSON BROWNE @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 11/15/12 Very early into his set at the Paramount last night, Jackson Browne thanked the capacity crowd for putting up with the video cameras...
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    Of all the fiercely talented singer-songwriters to emerge in the 1970s, even among the crowded field of fellow West Coast transplants like Joni Mitchell, Carole King and James Taylor,...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    ALANIS MORISSETTE @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 10/10/12 When Alanis Morissette first appeared at the Paramount last night, she didn't walk so much as float onto the stage, as if delivered by an...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    In this week's Westword cover story, "It's a Mall World After All," we recognize the 30th anniversary of the 16th Street Mall by visiting some of the most important sites and looking back on...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    We all know him as the witty hybrid of Johnny Carson and George Carlin; the anti-religion, anti-South, pro-drug, pro-leather suit godfather of televised political satire. But did you know...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    “I secretly want Mitt Romney to win,” Bill Maher confessed in the “New Rules” segment of his HBO show Real Time earlier this month. “Look, I’m a comedian,...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    FIONA APPLE @ the PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 7.20.12 Any Fiona Apple concert is a study in contradiction. The audience last night at the Paramount Theatre show was privy to a vast frontier of...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    There's plenty on the culinary calendar this week, everything from picnics to pizza. Here's just a taste: Monday, July 9: Steuben's Food Service, 523 East 17th Avenue, is featuring classic...
  • Cafe Society: Cafe Society
    Sweet! Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, is coming to the Paramount Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, as part of the Bakin' with the Boss Tour. Valastro, who got his start at the family...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    CREED @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 5/19/12 There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who can be open-minded about Creed and those who cannot. It's fair to say that the majority of the...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    The story of Creed (due this Saturday, May 19, at the Paramount Theatre) begins in the mid-'90s, when the band changed its name to Creed from Naked Toddler and embarked on a career marked...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    COUNTING CROWS @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 04.19.12 See Also: (Photos) Counting Crows at Red Rocks 7/09 Let's start with a piece of information that Counting Crows' Adam Duritz didn't share...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    Wanda Sykes is a writer, actress, voice artist, activist and standup comedienne extraordinaire -- and crazy enough to talk to Westword. Her career is as epic as her personality, and she has...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Counting Crows evidently have a new record coming out on Tuesday, April 10, called Underwater Sunshine. To commemorate the occasion, Adam Duritz and company are hitting the road and will...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    At tonight's Paramount Prize Fighting throwdown, the cage match will get taken to a whole new level -- literally. "This is a high-class, mixed martial arts show, unique in that it's on a...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Oh, man! Maybe the Mayans are right after all, and we really are doomed. Here we are, a mere four days into the New Year, and already we have the first sign of the pending apocalypse: We've...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Denver's all vocal hip-hop group Urban Method, who made it to the final three on NBC's The Sing-Off, and Boulder-based all vocal rock band FACE, who was on the show in 2009, team up for a...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    The third annual 5280 Urban Music Awards went down last night at the Paramount Theatre, and while it took a second to get there, the vibe of the event was upbeat and enthusiastic. The place...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    If you also hate the holidays, you may enjoy professional smart-ass Adam Carolla's one-man show on Sunday, December 4 at the Paramount Theatre. We have a pair of tickets to give away....
  • Show and Tell: Contests
    Do you need some winter inspiration? Do you love the iconic ski and snowboard films produced by Warren Miller Entertainment? We thought so. Here's your chance to win a pair of ticket...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    LUCINDA WILLIAMS at PARAMOUNT | 11/12/11About a halfway through Lucinda Williams' two-hour set on Saturday night, it felt somebody hit a switch at the Paramount Theatre and all the sudden...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    PUSCIFER AT PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 11/10/11This was not Tool. If this point wasn't already clear to those familiar with Puscifer, it was driven home, when Maynard James Keenan appeared on stage...
  • Music: Featured Stories
    Lucinda Williams learned an important lesson from her poet father, Miller Williams: Never censor yourself. And indeed, since her 1978 debut, Ramblin' on My Mind, the 58-year-old...
  • Show and Tell: Comment of the Day
    David Sedaris will be talking pretty at the Paramount tonight, and many of his fans did the same when they entered our contest to win two tickets to the David Sedaris appearance. The rules?...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    In the moments between the merciless laughter that his prose induces and the abdominal pain that follows, you occasionally question how David Sedaris even made it to adulthood. The...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Bad news if you had your heart set on seeing Diggy, the precocious progeny of the legendary Rev. Run, perform on the Denver date of the Scream Tour: The show, originally slated for November...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    The last time Return to Forever (due at the Parmount Theatre tomorrow night) played in the Mile High City in 2008, we overhead one guy marveling at how the show was on how par with a...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    Now into its third decade, Sarah McLachlan's career seems to be burning brighter than it has in a long time. The singer-songwriter was instrumental in bringing women to the forefront in the...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    SUFJAN STEVENS With DM Stith 11.2.10 | Paramount Theatre "I'm high," someone near me whispered with a wink just before the lights went down and Sufjan Stevens's band of black...

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