When a single spotlight illuminated the bottle of Black Grouse whiskey resting on a bar stool center-stage, the 2,800 people in the audience at the Temple Buell Theatre rose to their feet, their deafening applause seemingly cheering the bottle of booze itself until Southern sass-man Ron White casual ... More >>
Remember The Book of Mormon? The musical from Coloradans and Broadway darlings Matt Stone and Trey Parker flew through here just last summer, electrifying Denver audiences, or at least the folks who were lucky to snag its fast-disappearing tickets. But if you missed it the first time around, here's ... More >>
It's not often that a performer lands a star role, yet no one recognizes that performer's face -- or, more accurately, three faces. But that's the case with Joey, the title character of War Horse, now playing at the Buell. Joey is a life-sized puppet created by the Handspring Puppet Company, which b ... More >>
People get lazy in the summertime, but it's time to wake up: The fall theater season is only weeks away, and Denver Center Theatre Company tickets are now on sale. The focus may be on The Book of Mormon, which opens today in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, but when Mormon leaves, the DCTC season ... More >>
It may seem like the members of the Addams Family have been featured in every incarnation imaginable: from animated characters to action figures to even inside of a pinball game. The wealthy, macabre-obsessed family has come a long way since it first debuted in the pages of the New Yorker in comic f ... More >>
Andy Kelso flew back to Colorado last week for a starring role in Wicked -- and "it's incredible" to be back home, says the Aurora native. "I already have heard from old high school and childhood friends who are coming to see the show and have reached out to say congratulations. It's sure to be a bu ... More >>
Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>
To celebrate the opening of its fourth run on the Denver stage, award-winning Broadway musical Wicked will partner with the Cherry Creek Shopping Center to open special preview "the World of Wicked" today, and running through April 15.
Wicked fans and other mall-goers will get to bask in an emerald ... More >>
AMERICAN IDIOT @ BUELL THEATRE | 03.06.12
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The first murmurs of canned news clips and talking heads began before the house lights went down and the curtain went up in the Buell last night. They started as hints and whispers, really -- the d ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Madonna, Jeff Mangum, the String Cheese Incident, Jane's Addiction, B.B. King and more were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent a ... More >>
Two very public downtown places will introduce new art exhibits today, and both are inviting the public to join in the party.
The Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse at 901 19th Street is hosting the work of three contemporary Colorado artists -- Gifford Ewing, John Boak and Rick Dula -- in a show put toget ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Paul Simon, Amos Lee and Matisyahu were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Whiskey Bottles, Petals of Spain and Hot IQsall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and rec ... More >>
Nearly a year after helping break in in the remodeled 1STBANK Center last March, Furthur, fronted by Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, is slated to return for another three-night stand on Friday, February 11, through Sunday, February 13. Reserved and general-admission tickets, which range from $55 to $ ... More >>
Kevin Taylor's at the Opera HouseFinding a good restaurant to take a date or meet a group of friends or plan a corporate dinner might be easy enough, but it's another challenge entirely when you're looking for a venue to accommodate a massive crowd. Especially if you want to do it the economi ... More >>
We hear there may be a few tickets left to tonight's talk by Anthony Bourdain, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Buell Theatre. If you want to try your luck, log onto ticketmaster and use the special promotions code WESTWORD.
If there are still tickets to be had, you'll get a $10 discount on ... More >>
Mile High United Way wants to help stock your wine cellar.Our online Food & Drink listings feature dozens of culinary events around Colorado this week, including Anthony Bourdain's local appearance, the Mile High United Way Emerging Leaders Wine Event, the Celebrity Chef Tour and Opus's Cele- ... More >>
It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>
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Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Big Elf, Scale the Summit
August 25, 2009
Better than: Reliving high school memories by flipping through a yearbook.
Let me admit to a strong bias up front: I spent at least three of my teenage years with a diet
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Shane MacGowan and his new set of choppers. Last month, The Sun reported that Shane MacGowan got himself a new pair of dentures to stop his face from "falling apart" after 35 years on the thrash. Sure, the dude's been known as a drunkard of the highest order, he's missed a few planes to gigs over th ... More >>