Painter Ashley Williams works in Nederland and sculptor Sarah Williams is based in Chicago, but as sisters growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, their imaginations were as intertwined as roots in a primeval forest of trees. That included a shared fascination with natural disasters, fed by photogra ... More >>
Of all the occupations listed on Bono's resume (humanitarian, hotel owner, British Knight, world bank advisor, anathema to any rock fan under thirty), one that has never been considered was historian. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 44 years ago today, an event the U2 singer attempted to ... More >>
Brandon MarshallFLEET FOXES at THE FILLMORE | 7/21/11The Fleet Foxes didn't pull any punches during their two-hour performance at the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday night. The sextet's set featured dizzying turns of instrumental skill, carefully layered compositions and fast-paced rhythmic s ... More >>
American schoolchildren don't know Alaska from their elbow. That's the news today from the NAEP, dubbed "The Nation's Report Card:" Fewer than one-third of students tested proficient in geography in 2010. Education gurus blame a shrinking curriculum -- but that could change in Colorado.
The Avett Brothers last night.When Governor John Hickenlooper introduced the Avett Brothers last night at Red Rocks, which he called the one of best bands in the world, he said, "If you look back into the history of music, there's something special about people who are born with multiple tale ... More >>
Recognize this fella? Do you know from which country the U.S. of A. declared its independence in 1776? If so, consider yourself among the 74 percent of Americans who do. If not, consider yourself dumber than a first grader, which is when everyone learns about George Washington and how he comm ... More >>
Courtesy of the White House"The Republicans can't blast me for doing this, can they?"These days, pretty much everything President Barack Obama does is criticized by someone or other. But his detractors will have to work overtime to fault him for his decision regarding the money he received f ... More >>
Malas Semilla, Light Travels Faster and Dark Meat August 28, 2007 The hi-dive Better than: A psychedelic tent revival Malas Semillas was the sound of an alternate universe where hipster culture spontaneously generated in the Appalachians, complete with irony and punk rock roots intact, but lackin ... More >>
OpenStage's Splitting Infinity, which I review in the January 11 issue, made me think about the one Nobel laureate I have had the privilege of meeting: Nigeria's Wole Soyinka, a forceful critic of colonialism and winner of the prize for literature in 1986. Soyinka was attending a conference on the ... More >>
Great photos by John Cohen at Singer, and quirky scratchboards by Jason Needham at Zip 37.
Fire on the Mountain evokes the musical soul of Appalachian miners.
At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.
So why doesn't Denver applaud Lucy Walker?
The Fiddlin' Foresters are at home on the range.
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