The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain doesn't have a flashy name or even a flashy look. But don't let that fool you. While the ensemble takes its collective picking skills quite seriously and its vocals are better than average, its real strength is in doing exactly what the audience doesn't expect. ... More >>
Running two nights only -- tonight and tomorrow at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts -- A Journey of the Human Spirit is an incredible three-part look at life before, during and after the Holocaust. Based on composer Viktor Ullmann and librettist Peter Kien's fifty-minute opera The Emperor o ... More >>
The University of Denver isn't all about political debates. The Lamont School of Music is offering 250 free concerts this year, for example. And in Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide, DU arts administrators gave particularly intriguing answers to questions about the city's cultural scene.
The New Yorker might be just as well known for its cartoons as it is for its 10,000-word stories, and one of its illustrators, Roz Chast, who's been cartooning for the magazine since 1978, will speak tonight at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, with a book signing to follow. Aside from dra ... More >>
Sarah Vowell is in town tonight for The Denver Post Pen & Podium lecture series at Newman Center for the Performing Arts, following the success of her book The Wordy Shipmates. We caught up with her for a quick interview just after she'd put the finishing touches on her next book, Unfamiliar ... More >>
Here are just a few of our favorite things to do while the sun still shines: A good place to start is with something nice to eat, and you'll get your wish at Sabor, a public beer, wine and food tasting hosted by the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the USHCC National C ... More >>
Mark Patterson. To call the talented alumni of DU's Lamont School of Music merely "distinguished" seems conservative at times. And that's a fine reason to make tracks for tonight's Lamont Distinguished Alumni Series concert, particularly if you're a fan of well-played jazz and don't often get to he ... More >>
Either/Orchestra blows through the Horn of Africa.
Light From the Desert is a harmonic bid for peace.
The Turtle Island String Quartet plays an unusual blend of holiday music.
Tunes and talk carry this unique show.
Paula Poundstone stands up for KBDI-TV at the Newman Center.
Slanguage tackles urban issues using poetry and theater.
Michael Pennington knows how sweet it is to be a Shakespeare fan.
Rik Reppe takes listeners to New Orleans before and after Katrina.
The Urban Bush Women join forces with Compagnie Jant-Bi.
These ballet guys are dolls.
A multitasking virtuoso stops at the Newman Center.
There’s plenty to enjoy along Upper 15th Street.
From the week of October 20, 2005
There are vampires galore at Starz.
The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.
Chakaia Booker keeps rolling along.
The Mingus Big Band follows in the legend's footsteps.
Harmony has something to sing about
Tan Dun's Passion merges cultures
Musical celebrates the "M" word -- loudly
Les Ballet Jazz brings the heat
Touching tribute launches new arts center