The appearance of sociopathic dreamboat Anthony Jeselnik at the University of Denver's Newman Center Saturday was filled with unthinkable rape jokes and reverse-pandering to the backward-hat bros and "Woo!" women who populate the college campus. Despite the fact that nearly half his set was recycled ... More >>
#75: Conrad Kehn The opening sentence of Conrad Kehn's professional bio kind of says it all: "Conrad Kehn is a composer, improviser, performer, educator, writer and artist." But that's the glib definition of a guy who, under the skin of his basic vita, is hellbent on spreading the joy of making and ... More >>
Ballet Nouveau Colorado has been putting together some of the most innovative collaborations we've seen -- so it's appropriate that the group is moving forward with a new name and new digs. Before the company completes its transition to Wonderbound, though, it will present one more show under the BN ... More >>
Over the past three decades, Paula Poundstone has worked as a standup comedian, political correspondent, television-show creator, cartoon-voice actor and columnist. And during that time, Poundstone has decided that the best place to be is the stage -- alone with a microphone and no one else on the b ... More >>
Ben Vereen, who was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame earlier this week, will be at the Newman Center at 7:30 p.m tonight in a benefit for Rocky Mountain PBS. The show, titled "Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen," features the Tony Award winner and Broadway legend paying tribute to the music o ... More >>
Jon WassermanWhile some people might look askance at a klezmer-funk-hip-hop collaboration, world-renowned klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer sees the combination as completely logical. "Funk is the root of hip-hop," he explains, "so you're taking two traditional musics with hip-hop as the com ... More >>
Kelsey WhippleA (pretty rad) costume from Tantalus.The most unpopular costume left at the Denver Center Theatre Company's pre-Halloween sale is a coat from a production of Black Elk Speaks. Around twenty of them line the first of about eight long racks remaining at the Newman Center tor Theat ... More >>
Jonathan Franzen is a great American novelist in large part because he has written a great American novel -- two, in fact. Last night's Pen & Podium lecture at the Newman Center found the charming and occasionally awkward author of Freedom touching on bird watching (an enthusiastic hobby), The Moody ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Beirut hits the Fillmore and Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is slated for a date at DU's Gates Concert Hall, followed by Chromeo, who's due back in Denver in October for a return date at the Ogden after a stellar set at th ... More >>
Although classical guitarist Eliot Fisk and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell have known each other since they first met in Germany nearly 25 years ago, they've never performed together -- until now. Both are due for solo set tonight, January 20 at DU's Newman Center, where they'll join forces for ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Tom Tancredo won't be at today's Colorado Election 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum at the University of Denver -- he had a scheduling conflict from the start. Nor will he be at a second forum, Putting Kids First, on Thursday. But the organizers of this second event say Tancred ... More >>
A new series investigates sustainability and environmental issues.
The times they are a-changin at the Newman Center.
Light From the Desert is a harmonic bid for peace.
Paula Poundstone stands up for KBDI-TV at the Newman Center.
Robert Moses brings an ecological performance to two cities.
Stand Up and DANCE! takes body language to a new level.
Rik Reppe takes listeners to New Orleans before and after Katrina.
Some of Denver’s most important modern artists finally get their due.
Granny's got the true holiday spirit.
From the week of September 22, 2005
The Mingus Big Band follows in the legend's footsteps.
A Winter's Night warms the Newman Center
Tan Dun's Passion merges cultures
Leo Kottke keeps on pluckin'
A Zooting Success
Terry Gross brings a breath of Fresh Air to Denver.
Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell heats up Colorado’s winter.
Les Ballet Jazz brings the heat
The Duke Ellington Orchestra comes to town
Touching tribute launches new arts center
DPL unleashes a summer reading bug
First Night goes behind the scenes to search for theater's meaning.
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