Nat King Cole

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Breaking Bad and The Wire, the Biggie and 2Pac of TV: Which show does music better?

    If you think about it, The Wire and Breaking Bad are the Biggie and 2Pac of televised dramas. Equally revered, the two shows have similarities that are obvious, and there's a reason that one always invariably comes up in conversation about the other. What's more striking, through, are the pronounced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Joey McIntyre (yes, the New Kids Joey McIntyre) stars in The Kid, premiering Thursday

    Get ready for The Kid, starring Joey McIntyre of the cult-favorite supergroup New Kids on the Block, which will have its world premiere in Denver this week. Earlier this month, on the heels of the act's massive, fifty-city tour, McIntyre and Denver Center Attractions announced that they were teaming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

    We've got another great month of jazz on tap for January with a number of great shows, including saxophonist Joe Lovano and pianist Freddy Cole (Nat "King" Cole's brother), who will be at Dazzle for two-nights, as well as dates from the Uri Caine Trio, the Latin Jazz All Stars and Greg Garrison, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    How Cleo Parker Robinson conquered her fear of skiing and other confessions

    Cleo Parker Robinson is a Denver institution. Her dance company is now in its fifth decade, and tonight will perform the long-forgotten Southland, which Katherine Dunham had danced more than sixty years ago. This production should be a real revelation, but when we spoke with Cleo about the dance, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Harry Tuft and Barry Fey officially inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

    Update (2/24/12): Barry Fey video montage added below. All is right with the universe this morning. We have a pair of Grammy winners in our midst, and as it should be, Harry Tuft and Barry Fey are now officially part of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. While we didn't stick around until the very en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    The rap roundup: food metaphors, sneaker fiending and nostalgia abound this week

    ​This week in local hip-hop, we have a bunch of new tracks from a fresh new face, Kid Plat, as well as some others we're already familiar with, including a food-heavy cut from Turner Jackson, a nostalgia-tinged track from the Roadside Profits, and a very grown-up collaboration featuring Haven, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Ten non-traditional Christmas records you should listen to this year

    Stop! You don't have to!​So we're well into the Christmas season, and chances are good you're getting a bit tired of Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby and the Time-Life Christmas collection in general. What had been a charming return to familiar holiday standards -- and perhaps the only reason to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Top 10 weirdest musical duets

    A couple of nights ago, we had the absolute pleasure of seeing William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun do a rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on Lopez Tonight that made our hearts cream with loving ecstasy. We have no clue what to actually think of Lin Yu Chin (other than that the internet seems t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part two: Reissues and Retreads

    This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part two features "Reissues and R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007
  • Culture

    October 12, 2006

    Desperate Housewife

    Moving Hedda Gabler ahead several generations gives the play new life.

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2005

    Voices From the Past

    Sheryl Renee recognizes her favorites.

  • Culture

    June 3, 2004
  • News

    May 27, 2004

    The Stations Remain the Same

    The hits just keep coming on radio.

  • Culture

    May 27, 2004

    Somewhat Forgettable

    Nat King Cole & Me makes phat music but thin drama.

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004

    Sacred Art

    Cleo Parker Robinson interprets Mary Lou's Mass

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.

  • Dining

    December 5, 2002
  • Music

    March 21, 2002


    Mongolian throat singers bring very, very old-timey music to Denver.

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Various artists

    Eee-O 11: The Best of the Rat Pack / Live at the Sands (Capitol)

  • Film

    March 1, 2001

    In the Mood for Mood

    Wong Kar-Wai continues to create impressive depth without relying on...a plot!

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    The Doors

    The Bright Midnight Sampler: 14 Songs/8 Concerts (Bright Midnight Records/Rhino Handmade), Various Artists Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (Elektra)

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Various Artists

    You're Sensational: Cole Porter in the '20s, '40s, & '50s/Cole Porter Centennial Collection, Volume 2 (Indiana Historical Society/Koch International Classics)

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Lady Sang the Blues

    Monica Janzen had a great voice, a solid band and a new record. She also had breast cancer.

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Turkish Delight

    Bandleader Sam Bivens brings six decades of jazz history to Turk's Supper Club.

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Time of the Season

    This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Taking Wing

    The Subdudes may be grounded, but Magpie's flying high.

  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    In His Life

    Beatles producer George Martin tries to pass along the wisdom of the ages.

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Christmas Packages

    The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.

  • Music

    July 30, 1998

    Bring Back That Sunny Ade

    The King of juju makes party music with a message.

  • Music

    October 30, 1997

    Guilty Pleasures

    A list of the lousiest songs a guy ever loved.

  • News

    April 3, 1997

    Loved to Death

    Jim Garner wanted to murder his wife, Dana. Even from the grave, he may get his way.

  • Music

    February 20, 1997
  • Music

    February 13, 1997

    Quiz Show

    Before you declare yourself a Grammy expert, let Backbeat test your skills.

  • Music

    October 10, 1996
  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Giving Until It Hurts

    Great musical moments in Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon history.

  • Calendar

    March 14, 1996
  • Music

    December 20, 1995
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    December 13, 1995



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    November 22, 1995



  • News

    December 21, 1994