Grand Ole Opry House

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    The Perfect Way to Experience Fall in Colorado Is a Hot Rize Show at Chautauqua

    . In recent years, fall has come on with a vengeance: with uncharacteristically heavy rains and early snow, and winter has refused to leave. But this year it has felt more like we've been given a reprieve. That climate, that natural ambiance perfectly suited a place like Chautauqua Auditorium and a ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2013

    Finnders & Youngberg

    I Don't Want Love You Won't Give Until I Cry
    Swingfingers Records

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    The ten biggest tropes in country music

    What makes a great country song? Well, if David Allan Coe is to be believed, the songs require a few things: mama, trains, trucks, prison, or gettin' drunk. There's got to be more to it than that though, right? Like, at least five more things. Country music draws on the same themes so often that it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Walkmen at Ogden Theatre, 01/21/13

    THE WALKMEN @ THE OGDEN THEATRE | 01/21/13 Like a punk band scoring a gothic Western, the Walkmen delivered a set at the Ogden last night that came off as a unique chemistry of contrasts. Blending all the feverish energy of rockabilly inside a tightly controlled package of casual style, the band tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    The two rules of thrift-store shopping: Buy the ugly crap, but don't buy the ugly crap that looks bad on you

    I have bad taste in all facets of my life. I'm attracted to pink and turquoise bathroom fixtures, knock-off Chanel purses and PT Cruisers outfitted with the many personalities of Taz. My favorite flavors are black licorice and Alka-Seltzer, and if I could, I would serve every meal with Kalamata oliv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Review: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at the Ogden, 3/21/12

    EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 3/22/12 Fresh off their stint at South By Southwest, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros delivered a strong dose of their tent-revival mania to Denver last night. Strutting a fine line between sunshine hippie cult and televangelist showmanship, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Top 6 names for Gaylord hotel (and National Western Stock Show neighbor?) in Aurora

    ​Aurora is so eager to have Gaylord Entertainment build its giant convention center/hotel/resort there that it's pushing for a $300 million tax subsidy for the project -- but only if Gaylord doesn't use the word "Denver" in the name of the hotel. Other options?

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    National Western Stock Show subject of a range war between Denver and Aurora

    ​While Denver City Council was approving a proposal to turn the city's back yards into a barnyard, Aurora was attempting to rustle the National Western Stock Show. The city dangled a $300 million incentive to lasso the annual event for a new complex that would be built by Denver International ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    R.I.P. Charlie Louvin, 1927-2011

    ​The week just got a little sadder: American country and folk icon Charlie Louvin lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer yesterday at the age of 83. Louvin's death marks the passage of a living piece of American music history.

  • Music

    October 28, 2010
  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010
  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    The Grascals

    Wednesday, January 20, Soiled Dove Underground, 303-830-9214.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2008

    Last Night ... De Novo Dahl, the Jimi Austin and Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays @ Hi-Dive

    Slide Show De Novo Dahl, the Jimi Austin and Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays Thursday, March 20 Hi-Dive Better than: Watching the Grand Ole Opry on TV I was floored by De Novo Dahl’s set at Monolith last year, especially the Nashville-based band’s closer “Shout,” which I’m still c ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Suzy Bogguss

    Once countrys next big thing, this sassy lady is driven by her spontaneity.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Q&A with Suzy Bogguss

    Jim Malec’s December 13 Rough Mixes piece focusing on Suzy Bogguss was based on the following interview in which the CMA Horizon Award winner also discussed everything from jewelry making to her shifting musical styles over the years to her thoughts on why radio programmers haven’t really embrac ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Old Crow Medicine Show

    Ketch Secor and company's old-timey music invokes a simpler time.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 14, 2006
  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    The Long Goodbye

    Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman.

  • Culture

    March 24, 2005
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    March 17, 2005
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    March 10, 2005
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    March 3, 2005
  • Culture

    February 24, 2005
  • Culture

    February 17, 2005
  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    The Del McCoury Band

    Sunday, February 13, e-town at the Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030; Tuesday, February 15, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772; Tuesday, February 16, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Culture

    January 13, 2005
  • Culture

    January 6, 2005
  • Culture

    December 30, 2004
  • Culture

    December 16, 2004

    For a Song

    Patsy Cline is light entertainment.

  • Music

    June 10, 2004


    Dead Girls Don't Cry (Hellcat)

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003

    Spirit in the Sky

    Swingin' from the rafters at Appaloosa Grill

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    The Heart of Country

    Still a big thinker, Dallas Wayne holds out for honky-tonk.

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Up On the Mountain

    At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Will the Circle be Unbroken (Capitol)

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Union Man

    There'll be no sorrow for O Brother multi-instrumentalist Dan Tyminski.

  • Dining

    December 6, 2001

    Star Struck

    The Broadmoor has a heavenly reputation, but the food falls flat.

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    The Grass Is Greener

    While stretching the boundaries of old-timey bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band has reached a peak.

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    A Special Case

    Neko Case has yet to make the Opry, but her reputation as a new country pioneer is grand.

  • Music

    July 19, 2001


    Detroit's White Stripes will save your savage soul.

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Best Annual Transformation

    Lannie Garrett into Pasty DeCline

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Cultural Stew

    Danilo Perez rocks the Boulder Theater, while a local girl makes good at the Grammys.

  • Music

    September 23, 1999


    Ralph Carney, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Enemymine, Styx

  • Music

    August 20, 1998

    On the Case

    Neko Case aims to shake up the world of country music.

  • Music

    June 18, 1998
  • Music

    April 10, 1997

    That Louvin Feeling

    Three new reissues serve as reminders of how good country music can be.

  • Calendar

    February 14, 1996
  • Music

    December 6, 1995
  • Calendar

    June 15, 1994
  • News

    May 18, 1994
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