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Mike Jones

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    October 23, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (4 Free!), October 24-26

    October happens to be the national month to celebrate sarcasm, pizza and being a vegetarian. So, if you've fallen behind in partaking in any of these activities, this is the weekend where you can participate in several events that will get you back on track. Add in comedy and pumpkin chucking, and t ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Sick lines and the stories behind the rhymes: Rooke5 breaks down some of his best lyrics

    Rooke5 (aka Luke Whitrock) grew up in Loveland and Greeley, but he moved to El Paso, Texas, in the middle of high school. Though he has a self-described "southern twinge" to his personality and cites Kanye West as an influence (who isn't influenced by the omnipotent Yeezy), lyrically, he is far more ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Reader: Ted Haggard swapped agendas...and mates...with Gary Busey

    ABC pulled a swap with the first segment of Celebrity Wife Swap, moving up the episode that had been scheduled for next week to this past Tuesday. And what swap led off the new season? Pastor Ted Haggard traded wives with Gary Busey, sending his mate -- who already deserved hazard pay for weathering ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Ted Haggard in GQ: Masturbation by male escort isn't "sex sex," he'd be bisexual if younger

    Ted Haggard.​The problem Ted Haggard is facing in his continuing effort to rehabilitate his image enough to become a national media star again is that the very thing he doesn't want to talk about -- his dalliance with male escort Mike Jones -- is pretty much the only thing that intrigues repor ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Reader: Ted Haggard's humanity is comparable to the Apostle Paul's

    Ted Haggard.​Word has it that Ted Haggard's TLC special, Scandalous, could lead to a regular reality series for the comeback-seeking pastor, who made national headlines for his dalliance with male escort Mike Jones. But a reader commenting on a June post about attendance at his new church thi ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Tim Tebow: Rolling Stone piece praising him attacked for implying CO Springs hates gays

    Tim Tebow and mom for FOTF.​Among the most commented pieces on the Colorado Springs Gazette's website in recent days has been an editorial spurred by a Westword post, "Tim Tebow: Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi Reluctantly Predicts Big Things for 'Kid Jesus.'" Not that Gazette editorialist Wayne ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Mike Jones on why priests (and ministers like Ted Haggard) hire male prostitutes

    Mike Jones.​While Ted Haggard has moved on to his second act as the founding minister of St. James, his new church in Colorado Springs, Mike Jones, the male escort who outed the meth- and male-seeking New Life preacher in the fall of 2006, is still working off the same script. Jones weighs in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Ted Haggard's new church attendance on the low end of his predictions

    Ted Haggard pimping his church to Joy Behar.​Ted Haggard announced the launch of a new church last week with the help of a Los Angeles PR firm that's gotten him some high profile platforms from which to pitch the project. Included among them was his appearance alongside long-suffering wife Ga ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Ted Haggard: The top 10 hymns for his new church

    Ted Haggard, as seen on Channel 4: Is he ready to sing?​Yesterday, Ted Haggard held a news conference in Colorado Springs to announce that he's founding a new church while being trailed by a production crew, just in case anyone might like to air a documentary or reality show about it. Of cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Ted Haggard's new church unlikely to feature massages -- damn it!

    "Let's start off with a lesson about forgiveness."​Every day, we pluck choice posts from Denver blogs. Here are three ripe ones. 5280's Michael de Yoanna hips us to disgraced Colorado Springs pastor Ted Haggard's new church, dubbed St. James -- presumably because the name New Life Church was ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Top 10 Colorado sex acts of the decade

    A Flickr photo.​ Everybody loves a good, home-grown sex scandal. Especially scandals that involve Evangelical Christians, bestiality, horny moms and naughty schoolteachers. (Not all at once, sadly.) Colorado has played host to its fair share of salaciousness this past decade. Here, we look ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Is Ted Haggard "full of the devil" -- or someone else?

    Life was more boring without you, Teddy boy.​Our forecast for Colorado online users: continued blogginess. The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic waxes rhapsodic about a Ted Haggard profile in the Los Angeles Times featuring the rhetorical question, ""Am I full of the devil?" Resist making a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Ted Haggard and Norman Rockwell

    ​"It's a Norman Rockwell scene," Ted Haggard told the reporters gathered outside his Colorado Spring home last night, where the New Life Church founder and disgraced minister was about to start his first, off-the-record prayer meeting. "It's a 'Kumbaya' moment." A Norman Rockwell scene? Only ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    May 11, 2009

    Tech N9ne top seller at Independent Records

    For the second week in a row, Tech N9ne's Sickology 101 and Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap grabbed the first and second slots at Independent Records for the week ending May 10. Keri Hilson, Gorilla Zoe and the Dream continue to hold on to slots in the top ten. See the full breakdown after the jump.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Tech N9ne grabs top spot at Independent Records

    Tech N9ne's new album, Sickology 101, knocked Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap down to the second spot on Independent's best seller list for the week ending May 3. The Dream and Keri Hilson grabbed slots in the top ten for the fourth week in a row. See the full breakdown after the jump.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Paula Woodward makes some news

    Paula Woodward's departure from Channel 9 is not good news -- except for loafing workers and, probably, Woodward herself. She deserves a break after 32 years at the station, 32 years that have seen some major changes in the television business. Woodward popped up in one of the first issues of Westw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: The dudes of Haggard

    "This is part of Ted's journey," Gayle Haggard told a reporter. "It's made him a better man. I see what has happened as a divine rescue." Of the Haggards' bank account, if nothing else. Three years ago Ted Haggard, then pastor of the New Life Church and head of the National Association of Evangeli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    New York Times calls play about Colorado Springs "inquisitive"

    The New York Times yesterday published a review of This Beautiful City, a play about Colorado Springs that, in the words of the New York-based theater troupe that performs it, "explores the Evangelical movement and its unofficial U.S capital." The Times praised the documentary play, which is based o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Mike Jones demands apology from New Life Church in latest Ted Haggard scandal

    This morning on Peter Boyles' KHOW talk show, Mike Jones, the onetime male escort who went public about his relationship with nationally known New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard, blasted New Life Church for covering up information that Haggard had been involved in a sexual relationship with another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, January 26 edition

    Look out below! Falling blogs! Today in Cafe Society: • Rock, paper, scissors, booze at Nine75. • Mark & Isabella now open in Belmar. • Just in time for the Super Bowl, a Milking It review of Cap'n Crunch's Touchdown Crunch. • Buenos Aires Grill to close. • Thanasi Foods thinks Bigs with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Bionik Brown, Ozone Awards, Large Professor, DMX

    LOCALS ONLY Even though hip-hop artist Bionik Brown had only lived in Denver for short time before his passing this week, he became familiar with the local music scene quickly and scored gigs easily thanks to his dope skills on the mike. In honor of Bionik’s memory, after the jump we've posted a ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    Report: Ted Haggard Finally Admits to Sexual Contact With Mike Jones

    Although former New Life Church leader Ted Haggard said that he had been guilty of "sexual immorality" in his 2006 farewell letter to his congregation, he insisted that any massages he received from frequent Westword subject Mike Jones lacked a happy ending. Now, however, at least one news organizat ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008

    The Top Ten Welcome Home Gifts for Ted Haggard

    On June 22, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that Ted Haggard, who'd been asked to leave his post as chief evangelical at New Life Church in 2006 after admitting to "sexual immorality" in his dealings with Denver masseuse Mike Jones, had returned to his Colorado Springs home after an extended e ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    Mike Jones Gives Margaret Cho a Hand

    Before Margaret Cho arrived in town for the May 3 performance of her one-woman show, Beautiful, her manager contacted once-and-future masseuse Mike Jones, who’s back in Denver after putting his one-man play, Naked B4 God: Exposing the Hypocrisy of Ted Haggard, on hiatus. Cho wanted to meet Jones, ... More >>

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    April 15, 2008
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    March 20, 2008

    Stage Fright

    Mike Jones looked buff in the buff, but when the naked truth about a Denver ordinance was exposed, the nudity had to exit stage left.

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    March 13, 2008
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    March 12, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Larry Craig Shlepped Here!

    Sex marks the spot at these DIA bathrooms.

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    November 9, 2007
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    August 23, 2007

    Revenge of the Nerds

    More know-it-alls are taking to the bars to show off their big brains and pickle them at the same time.

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Jonesing

    New Life Church has gotten a makeover since Ted Haggard left as Mike Jones reports from the inside.

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    June 14, 2007

    Me and Mr. Jones

    Blow jobs are short. Scandals are not.

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    Lots of Yuk

    If counseling didnt do it, these late-night gabfests should set Ted Haggard straight.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Mike Jones is having a bad week. The Capitol Hill apartment building where he lives suffered a fire, and he's out of his place and in a hotel -- with just one week to go until he has to turn in his book on his three-year "relationship" with Pastor Ted Haggard. I caught up with him while he was goin ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    More Snickers

    After a few weeks of counseling, Ted Haggard -- who just reached a settlement with the New Life Church that dictates he never talk about the Mike Jones scandal that led to his resignation from the church he founded -- insists he's "completely heterosexual." Never mind the gay porn, the meth and the ... More >>

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    January 11, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 01/11/2007

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    January 4, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 01/04/2007

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    December 28, 2006

    Year in Review: The Great Pretenders

    Welcome to the 2006 Hall of Shame.

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    November 13, 2006
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    November 9, 2006

    More Messages: Hey, Hey, Paula

    One aspect of the Ted Haggard/Mike Jones story that hasn't gotten much national-spotlight time is the way the tale reached the public in the first place. Jones sat down with 9News investigative reporter Paula Woodward (pictured) and Westword editor Patricia Calhoun over the past two months, but deta ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Free Love!

    Why should a pastor pay for gay sex when men in Denver are already on their knees?

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    November 9, 2006

    On Call

    Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."

  • Music

    December 29, 2005
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    December 29, 2005

    Hip-Hop Sans Hova

    Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down.

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Twista

    Sunday, October 30, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Mike Jones

    Who Is Mike Jones? (Universal/Swisha House)

  • News

    March 16, 1994

    TOTALLY TUBULAR

    THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY ARRIVES--AFTER A FASHION--AT TWO LITTLETON HIGH SCHOOLS.

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