As our High Plains hangovers fade, local comedy fans must look ahead to the future after a game-changing August. Ironically, what lies ahead this month in Denver comedy is firmly rooted in the past. We've got 90's sitcom stars, a slate of road-dog headliners, and even two Saturday Night Live ... More >>
Guillermo Kuitca, "Diario (16 October 2008 - 14 April 2009)." Photo courtesy the artist.Alongside tonight's flurry of Biennial-sponsored events -- a 5:30 p.m. symposium led by Arianna Huffington at the Buell Theatre and a Canada Night shindig at Sustainability Park from 7 to 11 p.m. -- MCA Denver wi ... More >>
For the better part of three decades, Kathy Griffin has been performing standup -- but the two-time Emmy winner may be best known for her television domination. With more than a dozen comedy specials under her belt and multiple TV series with Griffin as the star, the comedian has found success in be ... More >>
Americans love a good con-man story. They love hearing about attractive criminals -- the charmingly deceptive leading man or intoxicatingly distracting female -- getting away with it, and the loot that provides them with another kind fantasy in the land of the super-rich. After a brief delay becau ... More >>
It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing), we've just received word that the one and only Steven Patrick Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming Denver date. Pos ... More >>
It's not Christmas yet, but you'd certainly be excused for thinking otherwise, what with the radio already playing round-the-clock holiday tunes and the new shows we've been gifted with. Looks like somebody's been on their best behavior (god knows, it wasn't us). Whatever the case, we're now being r ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>
DEAD CAN DANCE @ TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE | 8/19/12 See also: Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry on the trance-inducing powers of making music in 6/8 time After a mesmerizing set, Dead Can Dance came back on stage for the first encore of the night to the sounds of an organic-industrial beat, azure backlig ... More >>
The China Nanning Art Theatre is bringing Legend of the Sun to the Buell Theatre this weekend -- for one of only three U.S. stops this tour. The show is an adaptation of a folk story told by the Zhuang people in the Chinese province of Guangxi. The tale of a mother's journey to the sun in search of ... More >>
Wicked opens today at the Buell Theatre, with a wickedly good deal: Two and a half hours before each performance, you can enter your name in a lottery at the Buell box office; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. Wicked runs throu ... More >>
Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, who reunited last year for the first time since 2005 to start work on a new album, just announced a sixteen-date North American tour that stops at the Temple Buell Theatre on Sunday, August 19 and then wraps up on September 7 for an Austin City Limits ... More >>
Want to see The Book of Mormon? The touring show's Denver dates in August are officially sold out, with tickets going for astronomical amounts on the web. At this point, your best bet might be to fly to New York (Jet Blue has a one-day sale today), then get in line outside the Eugene O'Neill Theatre ... More >>
LENNY KRAVITZ @ TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE | 2/10/12 If you're lucky enough to be sitting in the first few rows of the Buell Theatre right now, you are no doubt losing your shit. Based on your tickets, you probably figured you'd have some pretty good seats tonight, but holy hell, this is ridiculous! You' ... More >>
Ah, yes, we've reached the end of another glorious week in the Rockies, which can only mean another dope weekend of music in the Mile High City. Lenny Kravitz kicks things off tonight with a show at the Buell Theatre, Widespread Panic pulls into the Fillmore for a three-night stand, TaunTaun returns ... More >>
RYAN ADAMS @ TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE | 2/4/12 Show just ended a little over an hour ago. We'll have a full review for you in the morning, along with an illustration from the illustrious Mr. Noah Van Sciver. Be sure to check back in then. In the meantime, page down for the full setlist from the show. ... More >>
Celebrate the life of beloved restaurateur Noel Cunningham, founder of Strings, a champion of good works and good food, tonight at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. There will be a free public celebration from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Buell Theatre, followed by a VIP reception ($150 and up) in ... More >>
As a feminist, I believe no woman should have to defend her journeys into girl culture. As a realist, I offer the following defense as to why I took my friend Katie's free ticket offer and went with her and two friends to Bring It On: The Musical on Saturday at the Buell Theatre instead of watching ... More >>
After selling out stadiums and arenas in South America and Europe over the last few months, Lenny Kravitz will kick off his first American tour in five years in January that includes a stop at the Buell Theatre on Friday, February 10. Kravitz, who has been making appearances on a number of TV ... More >>
"Wicked" returns!What do Walt Whitman and Broadway theater have in common? Both contain multitudes. Bad jokes aside, Denver Center Attractions' 2012 lineup is filled with contrariety. It kicks off this January with a production of Bring It On: The Musical, a high-octane comedy about cheerle ... More >>
Touring in support of his latest effort, No Better Than This, John Mellencamp comes to the Temple Buell Theatre on Wednesday, April 6. Tickets range from $44.50 to $130 and go on sale this Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. -- and include a digital download of the T Bone Burnett-produced album, wh ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain wasn't impressed with Denver when he came through town in 2002, touting A Cook's Tour. He'll be back for a talk at the Buell Theatre on November 18, and we've got a pair of tickets that we're giving to the reader who comes up with the best three-stop culinary itinerary for Bo ... More >>
Tony Bourdain, culinary superhero, book author, brazen, beer drinking badass, global wanderer, Food Network bully and host of the Travel Channel's No Reservations, is lecturing his way across America, regaling sold-out audiences with stories of how he once ate the rectum of a warthog. Presumably ... More >>
Sit still and travel the world with Christiane Amanpour.
The Cirque is back in town.
When's the last time you saw a musical that stood right up, kicked its gams in your face and screamed, "Broadway!" to the rafters? When I saw Chicago last night at the Buell Theatre, I thought I'd died and gone to the Great White Way, clutching a top hat and singing to the balcony. Woo hoo! The hig ... More >>
A Spectacular way to celebrate the new year!
The Killers invade Magness Arena on January 17. The big news in this slow week of concert announcements is the Killers January 17 show at DU's Magness Arena. Good news for fans of the Gibbons brothers: some amazing seats for ZZ Top's sold out Halloween show at the Paramount have been released. Bad ... More >>
David Byrne visits the Buell Theatre October 12. Among the recent concert info we've received over the last week, a second Cheech & Chong was added and Eddy Grant's August 15 show at the Bluebird was canceled. Here's a rundown of the shows going on sale this weekend. For ticket information, click ... More >>
Rudi Cerri, the public-art administrator for the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, has organized a series of art shows over the past year at the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The latest is Heart Land, which features a dozen large-scale pastel drawings by Chandler ... More >>
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Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells a classic tale.