To call comedian John Leguizamo versatile is an understatement. The man is a show-business chameleon, flexing his talents in writing and producing, while also acting in film, television and on Broadway. This weekend Leguizamo will bring his Latin History for Dummies tour to Comedy Works South. In ad ... More >>
There's a bizarre alternate reality on the Internet when it comes to Denver -- there's the city we know and the city being sold to out-of-towners through fake blogs on real estate websites, like this list: "27 Things People From Denver Have to Explain to Out-Of-Towners." The problem with these listi ... More >>
Those who feel political polls conducted long before an election frequently have very little news value can point to two new pieces of evidence to bolster their argument. Yesterday, media organizations ballyhooed a poll showing that Governor John Hickenlooper leads Republican challenger Bob Beaupre ... More >>
What states would be the most and least susceptible to annihilation should the Zombie Apocalypse prove to be an actual thing? The folks at Estately considered this important question -- and Colorado was ranked among those states whose citizens were most likely to survive. Why? That's explained belo ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed civil unions into law; for our coverage, click here. In honor of this historic step, we've assembled photos and information about famous same-sex couples who've legally committed to each other, either through marriage ceremonies in areas where doing so is ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... More >>
Friday, November 2, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
Happy Monday, amigos. Hope you didn't go too hard this past weekend -- though, judging from the pics from Rockbar's last call, some of you apparently did -- because there's at least four truckloads of shows (including Ryan Adams acoustic set at Boulder Theater tonight) going down this week, which me ... More >>
I'm on my way to the Big Apple for a few days to cover the FIVE dinner at the James Beard House, where Denver chefs Samir Mohammad, Hosea Rosenberg, Jenna Johansen, Jessica Scott and Tyler Wiard will be cooking -- but the NYC culinary cognoscenti won't be getting cheeseburgers. And while New Yorkers ... More >>
And the wait is over. On September 6, we'll publish the first review by our new Cafe critic: Gretchen Kurtz, the latest in a list of distinguished Westword restaurant reviewers that stretches back three decades and includes Laura Shunk, Jason Sheehan, Kyle Wagner and John Kessler.
In the past two weeks, American Idol has eliminated two of its weaker contestants, Shannon Magrane last week and Erika Van Pelt last night. While we're sad to see them go (kind of), what we'd really like to see eliminated is the strange choice of music themes from week to week. A Billy Joel week(rea ... More >>
Megadeth (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) may be one of the Big Four of thrash, but in many ways, its frontman Dave Mustaine is largely responsible for the sound and aesthetic of three of the Big Four. As a member of Metallica before that band recorded its first full-length, Mustaine's name ... More >>
Katherine McPhee starts in Smash.There's huge buzz around Smash, a television show premiering at 9 p.m. tonight on NBC. A procedural drama depicting the creation of a musical about Marilyn Monroe, Smash features such big-name acting talent as Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing, as well as Amer ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street became an unofficial part of history the moment it spread to all seven continents, but now it's becoming one for the books. At least six big-name museums and cultural organizations have launched quests to gather evidence, ephemera and relics from the movement for future collection ... More >>
Carver GlassI had some pretty cool neighbors growing up. They lived in this adobe-style house filled with Native American artwork, unironic airbrushed wolf posters and turquoise, lots of turquoise. This stood out in the cookie-cutter suburbia surroundings. But my folks liked them because they ... More >>
"Further," Jenny Morgan.Painter Jenny Morgan, a Salt Lake native with a Denver history, is now based in New York City, but her ties to the region, where she attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, are strong. Morgan came up through the gallery ranks here, from the co-ops to her ... More >>
Last week, Jonathan and BPro shared the first installment of the "Neon Animated" trilogy, a series of videos the duo plans release separately to make one giant audio and visual megamix. Today, the now-New Yorkers have offered first dibs on "Cash", a track off J&PB's self-titled album -- avail ... More >>
And exercise, and blend drinks, and interview a burlesque dancer... Denver Open Media is celebrating its fourth anniversary tonight. It's a unique organization in that their public access TV station does not get much of anything from the city of Denver. The government, in partnership with Com ... More >>
Alright, get an eyeful of this picture. Take it all in. Notice anything wrong? Look closer. What about now? Right. Exactly. There's nothing wrong. In fact, the building in this photo has ample curb appeal, wouldn't you say? Precisely. And that's what has us dismayed.
Capsule reviews of current exhibits
A willingness to make an ass of yourself is key to enjoying most things in life. The American Presidential Experience, an exhibit that fills a good chunk of the parking lot at Invesco Field at Mile High, is pretty much what you'd expect -- in a good way. The primary displays -- including a replica ... More >>
Impressionists get back to nature at the Denver Art Museum.
If this chef is good enough for the Dalai Lama, hes good enough for you.
LOCALS ONLY Veteran Denver emcee D.O. The Fabulous Drifter is still putting the finishing touches on his new album D.irector of O.perations while working overtime for a collaborative venture. He connected with Canadian songbird JaQe for a project called His and Hers, a combination of hip-hop and so ... More >>
The Manhattan film festival inspires international unity.
This chanteuse is every bit as quirky as her unlikely hit single.
There's no business like shoe business for the 400. When the designer sneaker store opened at 1010 Bannock Street in September 2005, it was the first of its kind in the state, and some wondered whether there were enough mile-high sneakerheads to foot the bills. But since then, several similar boutiq ... More >>
Dianne Vanderlip is stepping down from the DAM after nearly thirty years.
My Chemical Romance has found an explosive formula.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
From the week of August 8, 2003
Rapper Nas steps back into the ring, fists flying.
On the Town overcomes some choppy spots.
For his latest book, Ted Conover immersed himself in prison culture as a guard.
This week's concert pick.
Sonny Rollins has more than fifty years of jazz under his belt. But he's thinking about tomorrow.
On two new reissues, a pair of C&W legends refuse to paint by the numbers.
OUR LIST OF THE MOST OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME.