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 >>
#38: donnie l. betts donnie l. betts quietly gets things done, while wearing every hat in the store: actor, director, filmmaker, African-American historian and radio-play producer. In his spare time -- if you can believe he has any -- he even markets a sculptural dog-waste receptacle called Paws He ... More >>
Jim Hunt is one of the most respected, well-reviewed and best-loved actors in the Denver area. He has given memorable performances as a wheedling tramp in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker; a foppish musician in Bach at Leipzig; the loving, baffled father of Eurydice, who has passed into the land of the ... More >>
On July 22, The Colorado Theatre Guild will present the Colorado equivalent of the Tonys: the eighth annual Henry Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements during the past season. The event not only celebrates local work, it's also an annual fundraiser for the CTG. The nominees were released last ... More >>
The Colorado Theatre Guild's seventh annual Henry Awards will be presented tonight at the L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine Street. The festivities start at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by the official awards ceremony at 7 p.m.; an after-party will move the fun to the ... More >>
Denver cultural mover and shaker Deborah Jordy has known Henry Lowenstein since she was a kid, enamored even then of his many quality children's productions at the city's fêted Bonfils Theatre on East Colfax Avenue. And she grew up a true believer in the magic Lowenstein, who was the creative light ... More >>
The big news at the Henrys on Monday, July 7, was that John Ashton, known for rambling jokes about each winner and routine insults to the critic-voters, wasn’t hosting. Instead, the Buntporters -- Erin Rollman, Erik Edborg and Brian Colonna -- were there to, as they explained, "hip things up," whi ... More >>
Miss Helen hits the boards at the DTC tonight.
Many cities have begun giving out their own equivalent of the Tonys, according to a recent article in the New York Times, and Denver is no exception. Our Henry Awards (click here for a list of nominees) are named for Henry Lowenstein, who for years staged plays at the old Bonfils Theater (later name ... More >>
Some of the best scenes at the Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Awards Monday night: Donna Debreceni and her band tearing into the evening's songs and musical commentaries. The creators of Assassins -- a show that was put together by Next Stage with gum, safety pins and a treasure trove of talent -- l ... More >>
The Bonfils/Lowenstein Theater, a beloved Denver landmark, may be in danger of demolition.
Despite the calls for vengeance, Coyote examines the sad, soulful truth about state-sponsored executions.
Why is the old Lowenstein Theater on Colfax sitting empty? Some arts activists want to know.