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 >>
I've never been a big fan of the City & County of Denver when it comes to architectural and artistic decisions. They've repeatedly dropped the ball on everything from I.M. Pei's Zeckendorf Plaza, which was demolished in 1996, to the proposed destruction of Civic Center Park's beauty in 2006, to runn ... More >>
While the State of Colorado and the City of Denver are still refusing to use marijuana legalization for promotional purposes, lotsa operations with no direct ties to the pot industry have been much more receptive to the idea -- including Hotels.com, which touted increased Denver searches prior to 4/ ... More >>
Westword's annual Best of Denver issue is on newsstands now. Within it, you'll find several hundred of our favorite things about this city, everything from best handcrafted signs to best tater tots. Go find yourself a copy to earmark and keep in your car or bicycle basket or whatever. It's not all ... More >>
The best Denver band is playing Red Rocks on July 17, and it will feature songs by and collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov and DeVotchKa. Tickets are $27.50 to $65 and on sale now. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra announced the show last month, but the addition of Isakov to it is a new developmen ... More >>
While you've already got well over a hundred compelling reasons to pick up your tickets for the nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase, here's one more: Last night, in the basement of Boettcher Concert Hall, I got a sneak peek at the highly anticipated and ground-breaking collaboration between th ... More >>
Ballet Nouveau Colorado has been putting together some of the most innovative collaborations we've seen -- so it's appropriate that the group is moving forward with a new name and new digs. Before the company completes its transition to Wonderbound, though, it will present one more show under the BN ... More >>
Brace yourself for the return of Fall Out Boy. The dudes are evidently back to save rock and roll. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, are teaming up for a co-headlining date at Fiddler's Green for the Honda Civic Tour, and Warren Hayes is set to collaborate with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ... More >>
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 >>
TREY ANASTASIO @ BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL | 2.28.12 The soft, beautiful and, at times, elegant side of Phish's musical catalogue shone last night as frontman and songwriter Trey Anastasio took the stage at the Boettcher Concert Hall backed by the 65-piece Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Outside, fans dr ... More >>
The three performers of EarWarp's show tonight. "I like the idea that music is somewhat ear-bending or mind-bending," says Erik Peterson, a Colorado Symphony Orchestra violinist who founded the chamber music group EarWarp. He'll be taking the stage at the Concert Hall at the Denver School of ... More >>
Lookin' fine, Boyz II MenIt hasn't been medically confirmed yet, but I'm pretty sure my pregnant girlfriend left the Boyz II Men show with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra last night approximately 250 percent more pregnant. Just as sexy and possibly even sexier than they were in the '90s despi ... More >>
Due to a scheduling conflict, Serj Tankian's show with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra originally scheduled for July 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or by phone will receive a refund within ... More >>
Catch a multifaceted rendition of this holiday classic.
Harry Gregson-Williams chronicles his music from a bewitching fantasy flick.
Central City Opera gives Vanessa its regional premiere.
Cheech doles out advice on his second-favorite subject.
The Rockettes prance into Denver
Saints and Hysterics examines women's choices
Jeffrey Kahane picks up the baton for the CSO.
The Producers belt it out
The day is short, but the night is long
Beats & Bowling lets the music fly
Firefighters Museum toasts ghosts
World horrors reduced to reality TV
Frank Zappa’s legacy goes from classic to classical.
Where it's at on New Year's Eve.
The Big Picture
Film on the Rocks
January 21 - 27, 1999
December 31, 1998 - January 6, 1999