Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio loves the media and the media loves him. So does the Republican political establishment. So does the Tea Party. Through his six terms in office, the 82-year-old sheriff has perfected the media stunt and used public relation campaigns to keep journalists on his side ... More >>
Even in the most conservative areas, theater provides a home for the misfits, the oddballs, the outcasts and the rebels. In his new documentary, Skanks, David McMahon follows a group of performers as they prepare to perform Billy Ray Brewton's raunchy drag musical Skanks in a One Horse Town, in Birm ... More >>
Denver doesn't have much of a reputation as a barbecue city -- which makes sense, since the distinct styles of American barbecue evolved in other states; any methods or meat cuts specific to Colorado (lamb or bison, for example) disappeared decades ago. Slow cooking over hardwood coals is a skill ac ... More >>
You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. Get ready for some very special effects: Denver resident Alan Anderson, RAW Natural Born A ... More >>
Stephen McCary Mizuna 225 East Seventh Avenue 303-832-4778 mizunadenver.com It's mid-afternoon on a Tuesday, and Mizuna's kitchen is already buzzing in preparation for dinner service. On the line, executive chef Stephen McCary, a six-year veteran of the venerable restaurant -- still one of Denver's ... More >>
After our latest post about marijuana profiling, we were contacted by plenty of folks who say law enforcers in other states conducted traffic stops and searches that appear to have been based solely on their Colorado license plates. Among the most memorable tales comes from 65-year-old Sandra Lenga, ... More >>
Alex B is preparing to kick off his latest tour with Paper Diamond this Friday night in Hollywood. The tour, which includes more than thirty dates with support from LoudPvck, Branchez, Gent & Jawns and Manic Focus, is set to crisscross the country before making its way back home to the Mile High Cit ... More >>
Legendary rap label Rap-A-Lot has added local rapper G-Slick to its stable of artists. Not only did they sign him, but they made his home label G.O.D.N. a subsidiary of the imprint, as well. Although the interest G.O.D.N. received initially was by the negative videos the crew was putting out about R ... More >>
Editor's note: This is part two of correspondent Shannon Brandt's reports about the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver last week. To read part one, click here. A logo is often regarded as a condensed, compressed, symbolic summoning-up of everything that a big entity means to repr ... More >>
The Associated Press is reporting that the Reverend Jesse Jackson will meet today with the husband of an Aurora theater shooting victim. He's also said to be planning a press event near the apartment of suspected murderer James Holmes following a nationwide series of gun-violence gatherings over th ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods in Commerce City, three days, confirmed! The band just announced the second leg of its summer tour, and Colorado is on the docket for three shows: Friday, August, 31, Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. A limited number of tickets are available through Phish ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink of Azure Ray While they were still living in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor first played in a band together called Little Red Rocket before moving on to Athens, Georgia, where they formed another outfit called Azure Ray, and t ... More >>
Jay DeVaughn: Maybe not the best pen pal...In March, we told you about the strange case of Jay DeVaughn, a librarian for the Community College of Aurora, who at that point had been accused of mailing a single threatening letter. But the criminal complaint filed against him at that time conta ... More >>
Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker (due tonight at the Boulder Theater), has announced plans to release three new EPs, the first of which, Making Up a Changing Mind, was just posted to his site last week. With three albums already under his belt that have rec ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
Dennis Leonard will be rocking out somewhere else.Dennis Leonard's tumultuous tenure as vice president and general manager of Channel 31 and The Deuce is over. He announced his imminent departure to staffers yesterday. While Leonard's enemies, of which there are plenty, would love to think t ... More >>
The Tilted Kilt has been called a Celtic Hooters -- a label that its Arizona-based owners don't appreciate, we hear. They prefer "The Best Looking Sports Pub You've Ever Seen," the slogan on the web site. A sports pub with waitresses who wear naughty school-girl skirts. There are already 22 ... More >>
â€‹Update: Thanks to our friends at Suburban Home Records, we've got our hands on a track for Chad Price's forthcoming record, which we've posted after the jump for your downloading pleasure.Hot on the heels of Vistor's Band, Jon Snodgrass's excellent solo record, Chad Price, the other half of the a ... More >>
In a little over a month, Meese's major label debut is slated to drop. At a listening party a few months ago at the Larimer Lounge, we learned that the album would be titled Broadcast and would feature "The Start of It," a song well familiar to all of the kids on the frozen Front Range, that has sin ... More >>
Ashley Mask Harris is your secretary for an afternoon.
Colorado Confidential, the muckraking website that's in the midst of celebrating its first anniversary (see this More Messages blog for details), is clearly looking to grow. Moreover, it's doing so by hooking up with journalists recently cast off by an organization that's contracting: the Denver Pos ... More >>
Drive-thru, he said.
A Colorado dark horse boosts America's marathon hopes.
Saxophonist Wally Shoup blasts new life into free jazz.
Traveling artists present a miniature version of America’s roadside attractions.
Promoters get ready to suck up a new law that targets meth — and the music industry.
Odetta is happy to find trouble everywhere she goes.
The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love of A3 preaches the American gospel in a rather foreign tongue.
Dr. Warren Hern ranks high on the anti-abortionists' hit list. They're playing Ken Scott's song.
Bassist Jeffrey Marshall hasn't found an obstacle yet that he couldn't overcome.
The vocalist reinvents herself on a new album.