While many comics will play to their political or cultural bases, Ron White is virtually impossible to pin down to any one audience. First rising to fame through the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, he became a hero to conservatives with his pro-death penalty and ... More >>
Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit records that broke genre barriers, not just in te ... More >>
A. Tom Collins, the five-piece band fronted by Aaron Collins, has a sound that's equal parts ragtime, honky tonk blues and tin pan alley. The outfit, which has smartly left its rough edges intact, is driven by Collins' piano and impassioned vocals, and while the act may teeter on the edge of chaos a ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
Yesterday, in reporting about an Amendment 64 task force recommendation to consider purchase limits on cannabis for in-state residents, a marijuana attorney argued that such a move would result in pot prices going up in a big way. But Christian Sederberg, the A64 task force member who helped push t ... More >>
We're coming down to the wire on the Amendment 64 task force, whose final meeting is slated for Thursday. But big recommendations have already been put forward, including an okay for pot tourism, albeit with potential limits on purchase amounts for out of staters. Now, though, the task force has sug ... More >>
By now we've all heard about the European horse-meat "scandal," with bits of Mr. Ed being discovered in processed frozen-beef products -- everything from Burger King hamburger patties to lasagna. But why the hell is everyone freaking out? It's horse meat, not poison, and if horse meat were sold at g ... More >>
William Breathes's post about a federal court that rejected current evidence of marijuana's medical benefits brought a strong response from one of our readers. His post contrasts American policy on this issue to that of other places around the globe.
Even if you are rolling in dough, you won't need to spend much of it in order to eat pancakes and see art tonight. That's just one of the bargain entertainment options this weekend; others include seeing Santa and the Grinch duke it out for a wrestling title. Here are ten events that each cost less ... More >>
Over the summer, the Denver Art Museum explored the history and future of airport architecture through the design of local architect Curtis Fentress, the founder of Fentress Architects who designed Denver International Airport, including its iconic tent roof. Now highlights of the Now Boarding: Fent ... More >>
Although today he's known primarily as an Internet artist, Denver's Mario Zoots will return to his "physical art" roots with a feature show in Mexico City that opens this week. After making a name for himself in the international art community -- showing net-based works in Germany, Italy, Amsterdam ... More >>
Our post last Friday about pro-gun and anti-gun responses to the Aurora theater shootings sparked quite a conversation, with one participant being a visitor from the U.K. unsettled by the sort of weapon availability touted by Texas Representative Louie Gohmert. The following comment is from a homegr ... More >>
See Also: • Tax Evasion: How to live like a rock star -- and pay taxes like one, too. As the saying goes: There are only two things that are certain and unavoidable in this life -- death and taxes. And while both might be causing folks to lose sleep these days (you didn't forget tax time is upon ... More >>
For the second year in a row, venerable pro-pot publication High Times will be hosting the Denver Medical Cannabis Cup at the Exdo Event Center. This time, the festivities fall on the annual 4/20 stoner holiday weekend.
We've reported on the Denver Zine Library's fundraising campaign and what a little extra cash will mean to the volunteer crew that maintains this Denver treasure, located somewhat obscurely at 27 Social Centre in Jefferson Park. And though the DZL is already more than halfway to its goal of raising ... More >>
Norman Doray."A lot of DJ friends have told me Beta is amazing," says Norman Doray, whose collaboration with David Tort, "Chase the Sun," spent eight weeks this summer on Beatport's Top 10 chart. He'll be at the amazing Beta this Saturday, September 17, promoting Strictly Ibiza To Amsterdam, ... More >>
Although gypsy-jazz guitar pioneer Django Reinhardt died in 1953, there's been a steady stream of players inspired by him over the past few decades. One such player is Robin Nolan, who's been hailed as one of the world's leading guitarists in the Reinhardt tradition, in addition to being a fa ... More >>
Lori Midson In this week's Chef and Tell interview, Noah Stephens, exec chef/owner of Vert Kitchen, talks about the motivation behind his sandwiches, all of which are inspired by his travels around the world. I especially love Vert's BLT, sandwiched with bacon, oven-roasted tomatoes, lashes ... More >>
Mariah, Usher, Beyonce and 50 Cent? Not the MTV video music awards. Definitely not the Grammy's. No, these are all artists that were paid approximately one million dollars to perform for Muammar Qaddafi family functions. The Libyan ruler has been the leader of Libya since 1969, and judging by ... More >>
Really?It's the day we've all been patiently waiting and preparing for the entire year. The one day when we can come together as a people, not just as Americans, but also as human beings, and celebrate the magnificent beauty and potential of the human imagination. Yes, today is Guinness World ... More >>
An international competition to design a special wildlife bridge for West Vail Pass has announced five finalists for the $40,000 grand prize -- two teams from New York and one each from Toronto, Philadelphia and Amsterdam. But local bridge builders shouldn't call foul. Each team is required ... More >>
Need to clear some space? Bring one of these.Have you caught World Cup fever -- and are you looking for somewhere awesome to view the 2010 final on Sunday? Look no further: The British Bulldog (2052 Stout Street) and the Colorado Rapids (who hosted the largest free outdoor soccer viewing even ... More >>
Medical pot attorney Tae Darnell says Amsterdam is eyeing Colorado's green rush.Among the more controversial elements of the state's pending overhaul of the medical marijuana industry, is a requirement that those operating dispensaries be Colorado residents -- a provision that at first sounds ... More >>
Photo by Leah MaupinUpdate 11/11/09: The full Brim Liski EP was released yesterday on Latenight Weeknight Records and is now available for download on iTunes for $5.99. We've just learned of a promising new group based here in Denver (with a connection to the Netherlands too, apparently). I ... More >>
Some lucky writer is waiting to inhale in the really Mile High City
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only (except for this week: Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, Alf ended up ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
From the week of June 22, 2006
What it is, how to get it and what pod-casting means to the world of radio.
University of Denver Women's Tennis
Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival
Bubbling beneath the sweet-sounding hill music of the Hackensaw Boys is a wellspring of political discontent.
The state of the art in contemporary ceramics is on display at the CU Art Museum.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
A new local indie label has got something to Shagg about.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
The flowering of Holland's Bettie Serveert.
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