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    December 2, 2013

    The best jazz shows in December

    SUN | MILE HIGH SPIRITS JAZZ FEST at MILE HIGH SPIRITS | 12/8/13 Mile High Spirits and the Gift of Jazz have teamed up to put on this free daylong festival, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and runs until 10: 30 p.m. Each of the six local acts on the bill will be paying tribute to other artists: A Denve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

    There's another great month of jazz on tap for December. Legendary trumpeter Tom Harrell kicks off a three-night stint Dazzle this evening, while John Scofield teams up with Medeski, Martin & Wood for two shows in the area later this week. Then later in the month, Denver native Brad Leali performs w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    R.I.P. singer James Van Buren

    Local jazz and blues vocalist James Van Buren passed away yesterday. He was 77. Mark Diamond, Freddy Rodriguez, Paul Romaine, Doug Roche and others were scheduled to perform tonight a benefit show tonight at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom for Van Buren's day-to-day living expenses medical expenses, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Broncos blow like $2 hookers vs. Arizona: Please lose every game the rest of the season!

    Eric Studesville.​On Friday, Joe Williams, Irv Brown and other ESPN 1600 prognosticators picked the Broncos to crush the Cardinals under the theory that the team would be ultra-motivated after Coach Josh McDaniels's firing and other assorted embarrassments. But they couldn't have been more wro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Rasheedah Watley takes on Brandon Marshall in court

    Rasheedah Watley as seen on ESPN.​Although Brandon Marshall reported to Denver Broncos training camp in July, he's been practically invisible since tweaking his hamstring a few days later -- an injury that's reportedly not serious, prompting speculation that he's milking it to amplify his disp ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Sports Authority

    Two talk-radio personalities dish the dirt on Denver sports.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Transitioning at FM 104.3/The Fan and ESPN Radio

    Mike Evans, Jim Armstrong and Sandy Clough of FM 104.3/The Fan. "FM 104.3/The Fan's Morning and Afternoon Teams to Go Head-to-Head," a blog published on October 17, reported about a quizzical strategy by the folks at Lincoln Financial Media Company in an effort to jumpstart one of their most morib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    FM 104.3/The Fan's morning and afternoon teams to go head-to-head

    The Sports Guys, Sandy Clough and Mike Evans. Last week, when I spoke to FM 104.3/The Fan's program director, Tim Spence, for a blog entitled "What's behind Irv and Joe's move from 104.3/The Fan to ESPN Radio?," Spence made it clear that the Denver Post's Jim Armstrong, who had been partnering wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    What's behind Irv and Joe's move from 104.3/The Fan to ESPN Radio?

    Irv Brown and Joe Williams. Yesterday afternoon, Lincoln Financial Media Company of Colorado, which owns FM-104.3/The Fan and KEPN/1600 AM, the area's ESPN affiliate, announced a big change in the key afternoon-drive slot: On October 20, Irv Brown and Joe Williams, who've manned this time period a ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Carmelo Anthony Challenges Septuagenarian to Game of One on One

    Teams' official radio stations tend to give players from affiliated squads the powder-puff treatment in interviews. But FM 104.3/The Fan afternoon hosts Irv Brown and Joe Williams proved intermittently, and unexpectedly, tough during a July 9 phoner with Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony. The high ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    A Stink and a Smile

    Mark Schlereth isn’t a green chile expert. He doesn’t know how to make it, he doesn’t have any favorite places around Denver that make it, and he certainly wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between Colorado-style chile and New Mexico-style. Until recently, he admits, “I’d never had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners 1992

    In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007
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    October 10, 2007
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    March 19, 2007

    Games Over

    On March 19, Tim Neverett, seen here, hosted The Press Box, his regular a.m. feature on KLZ-AM/Z560, as if nothing unusual was going on behind the scenes. But this wasn't just any morning. Late the previous week, Z560 staffers were informed that the outlet's sports-talk format is going away as of Ma ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    JazzFest Denver

    1770 Sherman Street Events Complex

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2007

    More Messages: Back in the Box

    The second item of the December 21 Message column concerned ESPN Radio's shift from KLZ/560 AM to the former KCKK, at 1600 AM, as well as the break-up of Tim Neverett and Jim Armstrong, hosts of 560's stellar a.m. gabfest The Press Box. At the time, Armstrong, a Denver Post columnist, had already co ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Beyond Bias

    The co-creator of an ill-fated youth project for the Denver dailies explains what went wrong and why the concept still works.

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Charlie Musselwhite

    Thursday, May 25, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Scars and Bars

    Hell-raiser and one-man band Scott H. Biram lays the hammer down.

  • Music

    December 18, 2003


    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Various artists

    Secret Ellington (True Life Entertainment)1969: All-Star White House Tribute(Blue Note)

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Round the Corner

    Colorado's jazz artists stand up against their big-city counterparts.

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Two-Way Player

    Mark Schlereth tries to balance local radio with a rising TV career.

  • Culture

    August 23, 2001

    End of the Road

    Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project.

  • People & Places

    March 29, 2001

    Best Sports-Talk Host

    Joe Williams

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Hammer Time

    Up, up and away with Denver's most entertaining traffic reporter.

  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    A Taste of Honeyboy

    David Honeyboy Edwards wrote the book on blues in the twentieth century.

  • Music

    September 4, 1997
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    July 31, 1997
  • News

    April 17, 1997

    The Quiet Man

    Denver sports-talk host Thierry Smith has survived by speaking softly in a loud, loud world.

  • Music

    March 7, 1996
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    March 7, 1996