Young Americans have lots of experience with war, right? I mean, we've lived (very remotely) through wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and we've got hard-hitting blockbusters like Battleship and Red Tails to learn from. We can even step into a soldier's shoes with video games like Call of Duty, Hal ... More >>
On a Tuesday night on the cusp of spring, when a young man's fancy turns and the cruelest month looms just days away, you could do worse than head to Lakewood to hear great verse declaimed at the seventh annual Poetry Out Loud state finals.
Declaimed, emoted, and embraced -- by high school student ... More >>
David Mason announces the winner, Samuel Opoku (third from left).Memorizing and reciting great verse kept the epics of the ancient world alive. It helped former hostage Terry Anderson survive years of dismal captivity -- and countless closet poets from losing their sanity in a tin-ear world. ... More >>
Last year's finals: Woman? Whoa... man.If we learned anything from Akeelah and the Bee, it's that spelling bees can be pretty exciting, even if the subject matter is boring -- who nedes speling anyway? That shit is for lossers. It's the do-or-die elimination format that give the bee its drama ... More >>
Looks like Paper Bird is bringing its talent for folksy harmonies and rootsy string work to the world of fine arts. The folk outfit is pairing with Ballet Nouveau Colorado for Carry On, a performance piece running later this month that taps into "themes of memory, dream, innocence, illusion ... More >>
Come April, Boulder's renowned Frequent Flyers Productions aerial dance troupe will stage The Fabulous Freaky Flyers and their Flying Machines, an up-in-the-air homage to the '60s, at the Lakewood Cultural Center. But while you're waiting, rabid baby boomers and retro-fanatics, the company is ... More >>