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Arts, Entertainment, and Media

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Five Book and Poetry Events for the Week of September 22-28

    This week's picks include a how-to book for folks not willing to accept a first diagnosis and a four-event poetry marathon, held in tandem with readings around the world. Read on for the details. See also: Denver Cartoonist Spills Colfax Avenue's Secrets in 30 Miles of Crazy!

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Anthony Buchanan's Found Footage Frenzy Is Beyond Belief

    Almost every city has some sort of microcinema -- a small-scale, do-it-yourself movie screening series showcasing experimental, oddball, archival and underground films and videos. But Denver needs more of them, says Anthony Buchanan, so he's launching Cinema Contra, his own wandering microcinema tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Videos: Ten Memorable Denver Reality-TV Moments

    Once upon a time, it was rare for Denver to be featured in movies and TV shows -- even ones supposedly set here, since many were actually filmed elsewhere. But the rise of reality TV has changed all that. The Internet Movie Database spotlights lotsa episodes of programs using Denver locations, Denve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Five Must-See Boulder Fringe Fest Performances

    The Boulder International Fringe Festival is one of many fringe fests around the world where cultural gatekeepers have opened the dam and flooded audiences with playwrights, filmmakers, dancers, artists and curators showing off their works without censorship. Nobody gets turned away. Anything goes. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Davey B. Gravey's Little Movies on a Little Screen

    Davey B. Gravey's Tiny Cinema is everything the size-obsessed movie industry is not. The screen is small. The theater fits no more than four. The longest film lasts seven minutes. Instead of projecting the latest digital files, Gravey shows movies with an old Super 8 mm, home projector. Forgoing boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Eleven Famous Musicians Who Recently Moved to Colorado

    With the legalization of cannabis for recreational use starting January 1, 2014, Colorado has become a destination for touring bands. However, a steady stream of artists have been moving to the state for years. Some seem to use it purely as a base of operations, but some have engaged with the local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Denver Post Ramping Up TV Production Amid Sale Speculation

    The announcement that the Denver Post is for sale hasn't brought every new initiative at the paper to a grinding halt. In a memo to staffers yesterday, Post editor Greg Moore and news director Kevin Dale revealed the hiring of former CBS4 anchor Molly Hughes as director of Denver Post TV -- a move s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Photos and Video: Three Effing Adorable Baby Hyenas Come to Live at the Denver Zoo

    BREAKING NEWS! Hyena cubs are pretty cute. The Denver Zoo now has three of 'em: females Nia and Tavi, and male Kelele. According to the zoo, hyenas are matriarchal -- and Nia has established herself as the Beyonce of the group. Visitors can see the three cubs at the zoo's Predator Ridge exhibit eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Denver Post Officially for Sale

    Over recent months, there have been rumors aplenty that the Denver Post and other newspaper properties under the Digital First Media banner would soon be put up for sale -- a prospect supported by members of the Denver Newspaper Guild, who published an open letter earlier this week that essentially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Playbill: Four Plays to See in Denver This Week

    The fall theater season is in full swing. This weekend you can send off a local production as it takes to the road, re-view an old stage classic or catch the world premiere of a new play from a local playwright -- and there's an old-fashioned musical, too. Here's a sampling of what's happening on st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    The Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Show Is Spectacular

    First of all, whoever decided to present Drake and Lil Wayne in a staged performance competition was fucking brilliant. Taking two radio hip hop stars and giving them equal stage time by weaving their sets together meant the energy during a two-hour set last night at Red Rocks never dissipated; it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Everything Outkast Is Cooler Than

    Outkast, now just a handful of shows away from what looks a lot like the end of its performing career, has made something of an art form out of cleverly describing its own level of "cool." Though the Atlanta duo is far from the first rap group to do so, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have certainly made a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Denver Newspaper Guild Advertises for New, Local Denver Post Owner

    For months, rumors have circulated that the Denver Post and other newspapers in the Digital First Media chain might be put up for sale by Alden Global Capital, DFM's majority owner. Thus far, that hasn't happened -- but many members of the Denver Newspaper Guild, which represents the majority of Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    The Ten Best Rock-and-Roll-Themed Pinball Machines

    I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for simple pinball machines. They're crafted and mechanical, and when built with a loving hand they can turn a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Denver this Week

    Kind of a quiet week, as week's in Denver's live music scene go. There are a few good shows before the weekend, though, including Drake and Lil Wayne's co-headlining tour and Midge Ure at Soiled Dove. Rest up: The weekend's a doozy, with big shows from Rubedo, Miss America and more. See also: Ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Three Book and Poetry Events for the Week of September 8-14

    Colorado authors and poets will be in the spotlight this week at ceremonies, readings and head-to-head competitions, proving that diversity is alive and well in our state's literary community. Take a look at what Colorado has to offer at these three very different events. See also: Bogged Down: Pet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    The Five Best Reunited Bands Playing Riot Fest

    If music festivals are good for one thing it's seeing great new bands. If they're good for anything else it's seeing bands you used to really like play again after a long hiatus. This year's Riot Fest has a great crop of both new and old acts, so for anyone that missed these bands the first time aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Fucked Up and the Futility of Defining Bands

    A lot can happen over the course of a decade. Even the punkest of punk bands aren't immune to the curve balls life can throw. Toronto's Fucked Up definitely falls into the category of "punkest of punk." Since its inception in 2001 Fucked Up has done just about everything possible to build a wall b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Jerry Kern Has Made a Lot of Noise With the CSO -- But Can it Survive Discord With the City?

    As the brass quintet launched into a sweeping rendition of an old Hollywood score, camera crews captured the historic action. This was one of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's controversial Classically Cannabis fundraisers, possibly the first-ever symphonic marijuana celebration anywhere -- even if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Hip-Hop Did Not Start the Way You Think it Did

    To hear most people tell it, the history of rap goes like this: MCs were originally rapping primarily to showcase their DJs. That is, until Sugar Hill Gang put out "Rapper's Delight" in 1979. It was the second rap record of all time and an enormous hit, proving there was a market for rapping on wax. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Josh Hartwell

    #61: Josh Hartwell The talented Josh Hartwell works with some of the region's best and most creative independent theater companies -- Curious Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre and Buntport Theater, to name a few -- as both actor and director, but he's also an accomplished and award-winning playwrig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Colorado's Ten Best Breweries for Music Fans

    It's no surprise that music and beer are meant to be together, especially in Colorado. Still, there are a handful of local breweries that like to turn it up a notch when it comes to supporting Colorado's music. We've picked out ten of the best places for music fans to find their microbrews. You'll f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Three Poetry and Book Events for the Week of August 25-31

    This week's featured readings feature exciting new voices in fiction and an author whose riff on the new economy unfolds in novel form. And in the slam poetry realm, competition among local poets vying to represent Denver at the Individual World Poetry Slam in October is heating up with help from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Corrosion of Conformity on Arena Shows:"It Is Hard to Latch on to One Pair of Eyes"

    In spite of a mind-boggling amount of personnel changes (including two members leaving and then returning), Corrosion of Conformity has nevertheless remained consistent for over three decades. Currently whittled down to the trio of bassist/singer Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman and drummer Ree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    American Gladiator Bandstand Will Determine the Hotel-Trashing King of Denver's Bands

    Ifn 2012, Thadeaous Mighell, Mitchell Pond and David Moke came up with the idea for an interactive arts festival after meeting at the now-defunct DIY space, Unit E. Soon after, Moke -- who organizes events for the Denver Theater District non-profit -- helped get the ball rolling and Blacktop was b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Review: The Naked Truth About Pop Artist Tom Wesselmann

    In the 1960s, when Tom Wesselmann, whose work is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum, first gained national attention, and into the '70s, his name was mentioned in the same breath as that of Warhol, Johns and Rauschenberg. Today, not so much. On a personal note, I teach one of those soup-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Gallery Sketches: Three Shows for the Weekend of August 15-17

    New exhibitions include an exploration of Chicano activism in art at the Center for Visual Art and a roomful of art, some of it created on site at Access Gallery, by a disabled artist with powerful messages (see below). The weekend will also see the introduction of a new lowbrow temple on Colfax, fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Ranking the 2014 Wu-Tang Clan From Worst to Best

    A week ago all nine of the surviving members of the Wu-Tang Clan returned on The Daily Show to premiere a new song from their upcoming album A Better Tomorrow. This was a bona fide, anti-cynicism Good Thing. We all love the Wu-Tang Clan, and any time they collectively decide to return to their art s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2014
  • Culture

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Five Things You Didn't Know About the Sculptures in Denver's Burns Park

    Burns Park fills the triangle of hillside defined by Colorado Boulevard to the west, Alameda Avenue to the south and Leetsdale Drive, which runs diagonally from northwest to southeast. The park is notable for being home to a suite of mostly minimalist sculptures, some of which have been on the site ... More >>

  • Film

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    The Fourteen Best Concerts in Denver This Week

    Red Rocks plays the classics this week, with performances by Chicago (with REO Speedwagon) and Boston. It'll also host a damn good time of a double-bill in Chromeo and Cut Copy. The rest of our picks follow. See also: Cut Copy on Interactive Billboards, Unusual Guitars and the Summer of Love

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Ska Brewing will unveil low-ABV Rudie Session IPA at Sesh Fest this weekend

    It's not that the guys who work at Ska Brewing don't want to get drunk. It's just that they don't want to get drunk as fast, says company co-owner Dave Thibodeau. "There's been a lot of hype about session beers, but that's not why we made it. We made it because most of the people around here drink a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The twelve best music festivals in Colorado this fall

    July may be over and school may be just around the corner, but festival season in Colorado is nowhere near ready to come to a close. Here are twelve upcoming festivals that offer a taste of everything from blues to metal, local to international bands, mountains and microbrews to cities and skateboar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The five best places for Alton Brown to visit in Denver

    Food Network star, cookbook author and food-nerd extraordinaire Alton Brown was spotted yesterday attempting to have a quiet lunch at Stoic & Genuine, chef Jen Jasinski's posh new seafood haven in Union Station. There was no filming going on, other than the discreet (or not so discreet) attempts of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2014
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    July 30, 2014

    Beer calendar: Sesh Fest, Avery's anniversary and pair of new cans

    Dude's Brews, the packaging arm of Dad & Dude's Breweria in Aurora, has started canning two new beers: Leaves of Lemongrass, a light-bodied wit bier brewed with lemongrass, coriander and orange peel, and Riot Red Rye Ale, a spicy red infused with Lampong peppercorns from Indonesia. They should be av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Holy crap, Great White was incredible at the Buffalo Rose this weekend

    There were no gimmicks over the weekend at the Buffalo Rose, beyond some rock theater, and none were needed. Great White, of all bands, gave us a startlingly strong rock and roll show, the likes of which isn't often seen these days. When the band came on stage, it looked like what it is: a veteran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Beer calendar: Throw down at Grimm Bros., Sanitas, Avery and Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp

    Powder Keg Brewing has opened in Niwot, where it's the town's second craft-beer maker; the location has a brewpub license (since it plans to serve food), which means it can also pour beers from other local breweries, including its neighbor, Bootstrap Brewing. Powder Keg plans to be open seven days a ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014
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    July 24, 2014
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    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are better than ever, especially live

    It would be easy to dismiss a show like this as something aging fans of '90s alternative rock take their kids to. But Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden still have plenty of intellect and challenging music. And opener Oneohtrix Point Never, an experimental electronic and ambient artist, likely challeng ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Henry Awards have yet to come up with a winning system

    The Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Awards, which were presented last night, have been growing in stature, professionalism and efficiency in some ways for quite a while -- but this has come at a cost. The awards used to be judged by around a dozen professional theater critics, and because those criti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Ashton Kutcher isn't filming in Colorado after all, but these projects are getting state cash

    First, the sad news (or not-so-sad news, depending on how you feel about hunky sitcom actors): Ashton Kutcher will not be filming a movie in Colorado this year. Or at least he won't be filming The Violent Separation of Flesh and Blood, a Western-type flick that was approved in May to receive $1.5 mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Trout Steak Revival is Colorado's next great bluegrass band

    There is no trout at Trout Steak Revival's band practice, but there are five musicians and a manager full of bratwurst and salad in a backyard in East Denver. "You can only eat so much trout," banjo player Travis McNamara jokes. Fiddle player Bevin Foley hosts her band mates on Thursdays for foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Beer calendar: Special events at Copper Kettle, Wynkoop, Upslope and World of Beer

    Beer can pack on calories, especially for the owners and employees of Colorado's breweries, who have to drink their brews for a living (tough life). Fortunately, they know how to work them off as well. On Monday, July 21, owners and reps from six breweries (Avery, Ska, Boulder Beer, Left Hand, Oskar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Taste of Mayhem was a gift for dedicated fans of metal

    Rockstar Energy's Taste Of Mayhem Fest gave Denver's metal community the chance to see the bulk of bands on tour at an indoor venue, separate from main stage headliners, which will play tonight at Red Rocks. The supposed undercard for this year's fest nevertheless sold out as fans clamored to see ... More >>

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