Denver loves The Book of Mormon, and the feeling is really mutual: Though the laugh-out-loud funny, touring Broadway musical from Colorado's own boy geniuses, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is in the last week of its second run at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Center Attractions announced ... More >>
"Blue collar comedy" is often viewed as synonymous with words like "dumb," "cheap" and "Republican." It was largely co-opted by Jeff Foxworthy's low-brow comedy tour, and since then you really can't discuss the humor that comes out of labor-work without everyone assuming you have a Support the Troop ... More >>
Unless you are the star of a Broadway production, you may never be this close again to the fabric that weaves a theatrical fantasy. Today the Denver Center Theater Company will host Theater Threads, a luncheon that's a fundraiser for its arts education program. Diners will be treated to an up-close ... More >>
#42: Cora Vette Cora Vette, aka Reyna Von Vette, is larger than life, with a big sassy voice, a ribald sense of humor and a sparkly way with a needle and thread, which all come in handy when she tackles her many roles as a burlesque-show hostess-with-the-mostest, costume-maker and show-tune belter. ... More >>
#49: John Moore There is no greater friend of Denver theater than John Moore, a self-described storyteller given to telling its stories in great -- and loving -- detail. On his CultureWest.org website, the former Denver Post critic has laboriously followed the work of his friends in theater, of whic ... More >>
While the UMS weekend was packed with sexy locals flaunting their primal lust for aesthetics and scenester flirting on and off the stage, on Saturday afternoon I was part of a significantly geekier and less arousing event: the UMS Funny Face Off, a panel of comedians debating comedy journalists at M ... More >>
While some kids grow up following the antics of such superheroes as the Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, millennials in Denver with theater-savvy parents have grown up following tRUNks. Buntport Theater's live serial comic book began in December 2005, presenting a show every other week focusing on it ... More >>
Sitting beside me at the Henrys last night was the woman who makes it all happen: Gloria Shanstrom, general manager of the Colorado Theatre Guild. It is Shanstrom who makes this glittering event -- this huge coming together of elegantly dressed, excitedly-gesticulating actors, directors, tech people ... 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 >>
Our item about the Denver Post asking Lisa Kennedy to report on both film and theater -- a move that combines two former full-time positions into one -- inspired plenty of different takes on the situation. Here's one from a reader who fears coverage will suffer despite Kennedy's talents.
Newspapers across the country have slashed staff to save money, with movie reviewer and theater critic positions among the most popular cuts. Given that reality, the Denver Post deserves credit for continuing to dedicate a staff writer to these subjects, even though one person -- Lisa Kennedy -- wil ... More >>
A group of local theater owners, actors and the newly-minted president of the Colorado Theatre Guild met at Denver's Dangerous Theatre Sunday night to share ideas on how to work together to share resources and information. This wasn't an official Colorado Theatre Guild meeting, but rather a gatheri ... More >>
No denying that the Kyle Dyer on-air dog bite incident struck a nerve with the viewing public, as stories about animals often do. The fascination culminated this morning with her appearance on the Today show, which devoted more than five minutes to the subject the day after a lethal school shooting ... More >>
While covering the fallout from the Kyle Dyer/9News on-air dog bite incident, we noted the disappearance of a controversial Facebook post by staffer Kirk Montgomery and wondered if he'd been pressured to remove it. News director Patti Dennis denied any censorship and called such speculation "immoral ... More >>
Yesterday, in a followup to our items about the Kyle Dyer/9News on-air dog bite incident, we wrote about the disappearance of a critical Facebook post by staffer Kirk Montgomery, and wondered if the station had censored it. This post incensed news director Patti Dennis, who categorically denies any ... More >>
The on-air dog bite suffered by 9News' Kyle Dyer started out as a simple news item. But the harder 9News has tried to control the story, the more the tale has morphed into one that touches on media ethics in the 21st century. The latest question: Did the station censor staffer Kirk Montgomery's pos ... More >>
When John Moore took the buy-out from the Denver Post, he left a gaping void in the Denver theater scene -- a void that will be tough to fill, if it can be filled at all. Longtime Westword theater critic Juliet Wittman talked about Moore's departure with many people who are part of that scene ... More >>
It hit home for members of the theater community Sunday, when they opened the Denver Post and found a gaping void in the arts pages: There was no column by longtime critic and commentator John Moore. No review. Everyone had known John was taking the Post's buyout. His Facebook fans read his ... More >>
Update: At last, we've got the complete list of Denver Post employees who have or will be leaving the paper after accepting a buyout offer: nineteen staffers from various departments, including editors, reporters and photographers. Perhaps most surprising: John Moore, the paper's theater critic and ... More >>
Here are the winners of the 2011 Denver #WebAwards in the category we're loosely dubbing "arts," which means Westword scribes report on the happenings in these beats, right here on Show and Tell. (And no, Westword writers were not eligible for these awards.) These are the winners only; for a ... More >>
Is this poster too rainbow-y? YOU decide.Solve one set of problems, get another. That's the central theme of Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride, now playing at the Paragon Theatre, which takes a look at the relationships of three characters transposed onto different eras: In 1958, Oliver, Philip ... More >>
We weren't on hand to witness this, but apparently Jonny 5 and his Flobots kin received the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts on Wednesday at the Westin Tabor Center, and played a song from the new record, Survival Story, called "Good Soldier." Luckily, Denver Post scribe John Moore brought a ... More >>
Steve Foster at the launch announcement for INDenver Times earlier this year. The Rocky Mountain Independent, which officially launched today, is the latest online news project from former members of the Rocky Mountain News -- and many of the fourteen journalists involved were also part of INDenver ... More >>
David Milstead. Today's update about INDenver Times noted that many of the principals in the project, including former Rocky Mountain News business writer David Milstead, had struck off on their own on April 23 after INDT signed up only 3,000 subscribers (its goal was 50,000). In a conversation at ... More >>
Steve Foster at a March 16 INDenver Times press conference. The earlier blog headlined "INDenver Times Renegades Plan Rocky Mountain Independent" notes the participation in the online-magazine project of Steve Foster, once INDT's managing editor. Earlier today, Foster, who joins INDT vets David Mil ... More >>
Photo by J. KnightDenver Post editor Greg Moore at the February 26 press conference that announced the closure of the Rocky Mountain News. During the period of time between the December announcement that the Rocky Mountain News had been put up for sale and the February press conference revealing th ... More >>
Denver Post reporter John Moore pens a media manifesto and soon regrets it.
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The Post moves staffers outside their comfort zones.
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Owen Wilson goes Behind Enemy Lines and lands on familiar terrain.
Jamie White is bringing her naughty talk to a station known for playing kiddie pop.
Pitch Black puts some pop in this season's popcorn movie offerings.
DENVER ATTORNEY DAVID L. SMITH HAS MADE LIFE A LIVING HELL FOR HIS ADVERSARIES. NOW HE'S FEELING THE HEAT HIMSELF.OUT OF ORDER DAVID L. SMITH SAYS COLORADO'S FEDERAL JUDGES ARE OUT TO GET HIM. HE'S RIGHT.