Magness Arena

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    July 4, 2013
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    October 4, 2012

    John Hickenlooper: Hear guv go off on KHOW's Michael "Brownie" Brown before debate

    Amid the crazy scene near DU's Magness Arena, where last night's presidential debate took place, Michael "Brownie" Brown and David Sirota, who team up in KHOW's afternoon-drive slot, scored a broadcasting coup: Brown provoked normally affable Governor John Hickenlooper to freak out and call the host ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Reader: Celebrating Easter as a non-believer -- it's better with all eggs and candy

    Some spent Easter morning at a sunrise service at Red Rocks. Some celebrated with a big family feast. Some ignored the holiday altogether. And thousands of the faithful flocked to the University of Denver, where The Thorn 2012, a passion play that's been compared to "Cirque de Soleil meets The Pas ... More >>

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    April 7, 2012

    An atheist visits The Thorn passion play

    "People really bring their kids to this thing?" my girlfriend asks. The kids, dressed in their Sunday best, hold their parents' hands as they walk toward the Magness Arena on the University of Denver campus. We follow behind, my girlfriend gripping my own hand tightly. At the foot of the steps the ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    The Thorn, a Vegas-style passion play, takes Easter up a notch

    For hundreds of years, Christians all over the world have been telling the story of Jesus Christ's life and death in the form of dramatic theater. From the devout actors in the Philippines using actual nails-through-the-hands, to Mel Gibson grossing $600 million portraying the bloodiest Jesus in Hol ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Chris Broderick of Megadeth: "There was definitely a metal scene in Denver back in 1988"

    When Megadeth plays the Fillmore next Tuesday, February 28, it will be a homecoming for guitar prodigy Chris Broderick, a Lakewood native and alumni of the University of Denver, where he studied classical guitar. A onetime member of Jag Panzer, a power-metal outfit from Colorado Springs, Broderick f ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    University of Denver unveils October presidential debate logo, website

    The University of Denver has unveiled the logo for the first presidential debate, to be held at DU's Magness Arena on October 3. The university also launched a website today dedicated to the debate, which includes a countdown ticker: 226 days to go. One thing it doesn't include? Ticket information. ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    May 24, 2010

    Ken Buck endorsed by former candidate Tom Wiens; Sarah Palin stiffs Jane Norton

    One endorsement for Ken Buck, none for Jane Norton.​Republican senatorial hopefuls Ken Buck and Jane Norton spent much of last week dishing about wannabe veep Sarah Palin, who was said to be planning a Norton endorsement during her Magness Arena appearance in Denver on Saturday. Problem is, th ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Jane Norton & Ken Buck's greatest Sarah Palin-inspired hits: Kenny Be's Fotochop Friday

    ​ The cover photo for the album pictured above was taken just before Ken Buck and Jane Norton started their 2010 Senate campaigns. Back in 2009, they were two peas in the same conservative pod. The guy from Greeley and the gal from Grand Junction were dubbed the "Duo of Disenchantment" for the ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Jane Norton will get at least one endorsement during Sarah Palin speech -- from Hugh Hewitt

    "Either way, I'm a winner."​Yesterday, we told you about bickering between Republican senatorial hopefuls Ken Buck and Jane Norton over Sarah Palin's Denver appearance on Saturday. Buck said it would be rude of Palin to endorse Norton, which the grapevine says she plans to do, the same day as ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    This just in: Slayer drops off KBPI's Midwinter Melee

    Update: Just received word from Live Nation that the entire show/tour has been postponed. No word on when it will be rescheduled, but tickets will be honored. ​Bad news if you had your heart set on being deafened by this wall of amps in a few weeks. The American Carnage tour, due at Magness A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    This Just In: Slayer, John Mayer, Cheech & Chong shows announced

    ​Slayer and Megadeth team up for KBPI's Midwinter Melee on Monday, January 25 at DU's Magness Arena. It's the first time the two bands have co-headlined in two decades, and as a bonus for diehard metal heads, Testament gets things started. General admission floor seats are $49.50, while reserved s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Pixies, Bob Dylan, Yonder Mountain String Band shows announced

    ​As we reported in July, the Pixies will visit the Fillmore Auditorium Monday, November 16 as part of a nine-city US tour celebrating the twentieth anniversary of act's 1989 watershed album Doolittle. The original line-up of Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering will play Dooli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Yo La Tengo, Rob Thomas, Carbon Leaf shows announced

    Yo La TengoNew Jersey-based indie rockers Yo La Tengo hit the road this fall, which includes a stop at Ogden Theatre Saturday, October 10, in support of the band's forthcoming album, Popular Songs, due September 8 on Matador. Tickets, which are $20 advance and $25 day of show, go on sale Saturday, J ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Last Night: Fall Out Boy at the Fillmore

    Photo by Eric Gruneisen.Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz with one of Chicago's "finest." See more photos at Fall Out Boy, Metro Station and Cobra Starship Tuesday, April 14 Fillmore Auditorium When I took my daughter Lora to see Fall Out Boy in November 2007, I figured it was only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Neil Young, Depeche Mode, Keith Urban shows announced

    The summer concert season is beginning to take shape. A lot of great shows were announced this week, including Neil Young's show at Magness Arena on Monday, April 27, Depeche Mode's show at Red Rocks on Thursday, August 27, and Keith Urban's show at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, July 15. We've list ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Week in review: 1/19/09 - 1/23/09

    From Leftover Salmon's Bill McKay being arrested to Swayback adding Adam Tymn from Vaux to its line-up to Frontside Five and 29th St. Disciples landing record deals, there was tons happening this week. The biggest and perhaps most stunning item of the week, however, has to be news of the unfortunate ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    The Killers and M83 at Magness Arena

    The Killers and M83Saturday, January 17, 2009Magness ArenaBetter Than: Not seeing them at all, even though the Magness sucks.Have you seen Denver University's Magness Arena? It's a cement tomb. The pharaohs would love this place. Hell, spent nuclear fuel would find a good home here. I'd rather liste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 20 edition

    Anyone miss George W. Bush yet? Today in Backbeat Online: • Live review: The Killers and M83 at Magness Arena. • Harpoontang at Lion's Lair. • Jesse Manley is ready for his closeup. • Derek Trucks Band tops Twist & Shout's top-sellers list. • (hed) p.e.'s New World Orphans tops Independen ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    This Just In 10/30-11/05

    The Killers invade Magness Arena on January 17. The big news in this slow week of concert announcements is the Killers January 17 show at DU's Magness Arena. Good news for fans of the Gibbons brothers: some amazing seats for ZZ Top's sold out Halloween show at the Paramount have been released. Bad ... More >>

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    November 26, 2007

    Evanescence Concert Canceled

    Hope the November 22 Evanescence profile or this extended Q&A with lead singer Amy Lee didn't get you too revved up to see the combo in concert. Turns out that the show, scheduled to take place on November 25 at Magness Arena, was canceled at the last minute.

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    November 24, 2007

    Last Night: Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes, Plain White T's and Cute Is What We Aim For @ Magness Arena

    The members of Fall Out Boy, who headline the Young Wild Things tour that stopped at DU's Magness Arena on November 23, are new millennium anachronisms: musicians who became famous thanks to MTV video airplay. Of course, the video medium is currently the province of YouTube, while MTV prefers to dev ... More >>

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    November 22, 2007
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    March 5, 2007

    Chemical Reaction

    The double bill of Rise Against and My Chemical Romance, which drew a capacity crowd to DU's Magness Arena last night, was a study in contrasts. Rise Against is all about seriousness and sincerity and really meaning it, man, while My Chemical Romance celebrates the art of artifice. And on this eveni ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006
  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Speak Your Peace

    Some very Nobel intentions pay off.

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    The Hills Are Alive

    Matt Fecher brings the sound of music to Fairplay.

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    An Even Dozen

    The Westword Music Showcase is back, and better than ever.

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    October 20, 2005

    Skideo Video

    Real riders slide in Soup d'Jour.

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    September 15, 2005

    Glove Love

    Brawlroom Boxing promises big hits.

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    August 4, 2005
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    May 5, 2005

    Party for the Peaks

    The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative carves out a good time.

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    April 7, 2005

    Voices From the Past

    Sheryl Renee recognizes her favorites.

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    November 4, 2004

    Kirtan Call

    Be here now with Dave Stringer

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    October 21, 2004



  • Music

    June 3, 2004


    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2004

    Fetching Idea

    Disc Dogs teaches Rover the rules

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    April 8, 2004
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    December 4, 2003

    If the Snowshoe Fits

    Winter Women's Workshop is hot

  • Music

    December 12, 2002


    Haiku you: The years worst records get poetic justice.

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Tori Amos

    Scarlet's Walk (Epic)

  • Music

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Fist City

    Young fighters descend on Denver for the Golden Gloves.

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Pioneers Fly High

    DU's hockey team is making noise again.

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Critic's Choice

    Jane's Addiction

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Critic's Choice

    James Brown

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Sounds Like Fun!

    The Trans-Siberian Orchestra

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Give and Take

    A Denver ad agency puts a higher value on its services than Lieutenant Governor Joe Rogers does.

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    Peace and Love, Nineties Style

    A Sixties icon becomes a weapon in Denver's promotion wars.

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