The Denver Center for the Performing Arts transformed this city's cultural scene. But the DCPA, and arts in general, sustained two major blows last week: Randy Weeks, DCPA president, who would have been responsible for much of the future direction of the organization, passed away in London at the a ... More >>
There's a bizarre alternate reality on the Internet when it comes to Denver -- there's the city we know and the city being sold to out-of-towners through fake blogs on real estate websites, like this list: "27 Things People From Denver Have to Explain to Out-Of-Towners." The problem with these listi ... More >>
I'm a big fan of public art, and Denver has commissioned some standout pieces over the years that really spiff up the city. But sometimes things go awry when politics and civic bureaucracy meet the art world. While some of the people who serve on selection committees may have artistic qualifications ... More >>
Usher brings his UR Experience to the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, December 2 with August Alsina and DJ Cassidy opening. Tickets ($39-$154) go on sale on Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Chrissie Hynde visits the Paramount Theatre as part of her 25-city North American tour in support of her solo albu ... More >>
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 >>
Game on! This summer two blocks of downtown Denver will be transformed into a massive, immersive street arcade. Brian Corrigan, the brains behind OhHeckYeah, has been working on the project for a couple of years, and this morning it took a big step forward when he teamed up with the Colorado Symphon ... More >>
THURS | CHICK COREA & BELA FLECK at NEWMAN CENTER | 1/16/14 Over the last five decades, the virtuosic pianist Chick Corea has delved into quite a few variations of jazz, as well as classical, and on his latest effort, The Vigil, he's reinvented himself again. His new band, also called the Vigil, is ... More >>
The leaves have turned and the weather's gone cold, but we geeks aren't concerned -- all of our favorite activities take place indoors, anyway. And this November will give Denver geeks plenty to be thankful for between now and Thanksgiving. In addition to the usual buffet of turkey and pumpkin pie, ... More >>
The Colorado Symphony has been infected with a virus -- a terrible affliction that compels the group to play classic horror film soundtracks. But that's not all. "Oh, god, it's terrible," says Scott O'Neil, conductor of the Undead Orchestra. "They've been exhibiting these really strange mood swings ... More >>
WEDS | FRANK TURNER at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/13 Before striking out on his own, Frank Turner spent some time in London's Million Dead, one of the better post-hardcore bands of the early 2000s. Rather than singing with nuance, as he does now, Turner screamed and yelled in that band, at the same time c ... More >>
HANEYSTOCK @ GOTHIC THEATRE | FRI, 5/3/13 Although the lineup for this show would otherwise be considered pretty great, with Havok, Speedwolf, the Limbs and Lola Black, the reason everybody will be heading down to the Gothic Theatre tonight is to celebrate the life of Chris Haney, a dearly departed ... More >>
Whether you're Irish or just like to celebrate St. Patrick, there's plenty to do in Denver this weekend. Green beer will be flowing in pubs across the city, but for an all-ages good time, try one of the concerts booked for the holiday. We've rounded up some of the best events -- some day, some night ... More >>
Get your rest. We officially start celebrating St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. The party kicks off with KTCL's Keggs & Eggs at LoDos, and it continues after the parade on Saturday at ShamRock & Roll, our massive party at the Viewhouse with Bop Skizzum, Rachel & the Kings, Calder's Revolvers and Monroe M ... More >>
As pretty much anybody here can attest, DeVotchKa's music is already plenty bewitching and enthralling on its own. So you can only imagine how amazing it sounds with the accompaniment of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. If you caught the act with the CSO at its pair of performances this past year at ... More >>
With the exception of the almighty Clutch (pictured above), the entirety of this week's enticing options are all homegrown, including the Foodchain's first headlining show at the Bluebird, with 9th Wonder behind the decks and a slate of Mile High heavyweights; OneRepublic's second annual Denver Acou ... More >>
PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/31/12 - 9/2/12 Telluride '88, Red Rocks '94 and Denver '97 -- these aren't just places and years to Phish fans. They're monuments, pivotal parts of Phish's Colorado legacy. Out of nearly eighty concerts that the band has played in the Centennial state and more ... More >>
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra was clearly looking for a high-profile name, and it got one: This morning the CSO announced the appointment of Andrew Litton as its Artistic Advisor, bringing the superstar in as something less than a full music director, but more than a guest in the ranks. Litton w ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo may not be a huge holiday in Mexico (contrary to popular belief, May 5 is not Independence Day in that country), but it's definitely a major party here in Denver. Here are five Cinco de Mayo celebrations guaranteed to turn your weekend into a major fiesta.
Rock promoter Barry Fey saved Denver's symphony in 1989 -- and was honored by a plaque in Boettcher Concert Hall for his efforts. But last year, when the Colorado Symphony Orchestra hit the rocks, its leaders weren't interested in Fey's help, much less locating his plaque.
Banking on a "shuffle generation" that will listen to anything that's good, Colorado Symphony Orchestra resident conductor Scott O'Neil is shooting to shuffle preconceptions of classical music tonight...and attract a new audience that will keep coming back for more. And so "Shuffle" features O'Neil' ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Whether you're making your way up to the mountains for Snowball Music Festival 2012 or staying behind in the city, there's an abundance of musical choices: Tonight at the Fillmore Snoop Dogg throws down before heading up the hill himself for a slot at Snowball, while a couple ... More >>
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra has been working hard to make it into the black for the 2011-2012 season by adding extra shows, making personnel cuts, pushing its fund raising and promising, in general, to do things differently. But it's unlikely that a planned $90 million renovation of the B ... More >>
Before the Colorado Symphony Orchestra announced that it was cutting back its fall schedule in an attempt to balance a budget shortfall of $1.2 million, Show and Tell checked in with Barry Fey, the savior of the symphony back in 1989. Fey thinks that the current incarnation of the symphony could be ... More >>
All the talk about the troubles at the Colorado Symphony (and watch for an update on the CSO's revised fall schedule today) had us thinking about the big troubles of 1989, when the Denver Symphony Orchestra was failing and concert promoter Barry Fey rode to the rescue, rallying the community. Old n ... More >>
Lots of sour notes at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra last week, with twenty boardmembers resigning before the musicians ultimately agreed to a 9 percent paycut. But at a meeting yesterday, what remains of the CSO board took several strategic moves to ensure the symphony's survival.
The Denver Symphony Orchestra, the professional orchestra that called Boettcher Concert Hall home, went kaput in 1989. Twenty-two years later, it's looking like the Colorado Symphony might face the same fate. Barry Fey, the legendary rock promoter who stepped in to save the symphony two decades ago, ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Kings of Leon is slated for a two-night stand at Red Rocks with Band of Horses, Tony Bennett is due at Ellie Caulkins and Symphony on the Rocks will feature Sarah McLachlan, among others. Meanwhile, ... More >>
Denverites love the arts -- but the arts didn't officially become a part of the city structure until "1 percent for the arts," a program established under Mayor Federico Peña that earmarked one percent of any city construction project for art works. Even as that project grew, so did the str ... More >>
Having just won a Grammy for Album of the Year for The Suburbs, the Arcade Fire kicks off its North American tour at the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, April 9, a week before the Montreal-based band headlines Coachella. Local Natives opens the show. General-admission tickets ($40) go on sale thi ... More >>
Gogol Bordello, who shared a headlining bill with Primus at Red Rocks last week, returns to the area for a two-night stand at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 28. Tickets for this one range between $36 and $41 and go on sale on Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m. The gyp ... More >>
Buy local week continues through December 5. And while, with Barack Obama's appointments announcement today, it doesn't look like many Coloradans will be heading to D.C., there's plenty to do here at home. Nothing gets the home fires burning like neighborhood fights, and Denver's Neighborhood S ... More >>
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra covers Abbey Road.
Carmina Burana Sunday May 18, 2008 Boettcher Concert Hall Better than: Sitting in a room full of wannabe thugs. Jay Z may be well known by millions worldwide, and Carl Orff may just sound like the name of the German exchange student who went to your college, but they are more similar than you mig ... More >>
Harry Gregson-Williams chronicles his music from a bewitching fantasy flick.