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 >>
Folk music fans woke up some very sad news this morning. Banjo player, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, folklorist and all-around activist Pete Seeger died late last night in New York from natural causes. He was 94. The loss is tough to quantify for fans of any folk, roots, blues and Americana music ... More >>
In recent days, we've shared top ten lists of the most popular Denver natives on Internet Movie Database and the most popular Boulderites on IMDB -- a pair of rosters that were full of surprises. The same is true of today's list, featuring the ten most popular people from Colorado Springs. They inc ... More >>
By Jason Roche Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant returns to town this week with his newest backing band, the Sensational Space Shifters. The lineup features members of his early-'00s band the Strange Sensation, and has Plant revisiting both blues-rock and world-music influences; this after expl ... More >>
Retired Marine sergeant Christian Ellis has turned his tour of duty in Iraq and the aftermath of returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder into an opera titled Fallujah. This is the first opera based on the war, and offers startling, musical insight into the mind of a vet struggling with PT ... More >>
John Hickenlooper still isn't sure why he was the only elected official invited to sit in the President's Box with Barack Obama and this year's Kennedy Center Honors recipients: Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep and Barbara Cook. But Colorado's governor knows it was the thrill of a ... More >>
During Tuesday night's broadcast of the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors, the cameras frequently swept over the President's box occupied by Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as honorees Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma -- and there, just to the president's right ... More >>
Big pic below.Paul Noel Fiorino's run for Denver mayor was bumpy, with so many signatures disallowed that he failed to make the ballot. He announced that he'd carry on as a write-in candidate -- but now he's dropped that plan to join the 39 hopefuls for the late Carla Madison's District 8 cit ... More >>
Full-sized photo below.You may be wondering whether or not Carmelo Anthony is going to sign a contract extension with the Nuggets, or if Melo's as good as gone from Denver. But he's got other things on his mind -- specifically, a movie he's making (and tweeting about) in China. The flick is ... More >>
The Devil Music Ensemble plays live for Red Heroine.
Like all eleven of the children in the Tillemann-Dick household featured in a July 10 Westword cover story, 24-year-old Charity Sunshine followed her bliss – right into opera, in her case. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, she’s recently been studyi ... More >>
Personality (One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird) (Astralwerks)
Cleo Parker Robinson interprets Mary Lou's Mass
NPR, IN A SLASH-AND-BURN MODE, CUTS E-TOWN ADRIFT.
LIFE IS A DRAG FOR PUSSY TOURETTE--AND THAT'S THE WAY HE LIKES IT.