"Blue collar comedy" is often viewed as synonymous with words like "dumb," "cheap" and "Republican." It was largely co-opted by Jeff Foxworthy's low-brow comedy tour, and since then you really can't discuss the humor that comes out of labor-work without everyone assuming you have a Support the Troop ... More >>
Whether you want to travel to the early-1930s glamour of Josef von Sternberg's Blonde Venus, celebrate the music of Amy Winehouse, or enter into an artistic exploration of an empty room, there are plenty of ways to escape the reality of dreary Denver this week. And these three are completely free! S ... More >>
While it's true that a venue can make or break the show regardless of the talent on stage, this is doubly true with comedy. Location, comfort level, atmosphere, drink prices and, yes, quality of performers all play a large role in whether a comedy fan will Google your location when making Saturday n ... More >>
A Hollywood stylist before the term was even coined, costume designer Edith Head was the imagination behind the wardrobes for hundreds of films. For decades, the petite, behind-the-scenes boss oversaw a majority of Paramount's clothing-design work, dressing stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Bette Davi ... More >>
Fifteen years ago, at the height of the swing craze, Jesse Morreale opened Ninth Avenue West at 9th and Acoma and brought in some of the top bands of the day, like the Royal Crown Revue and the Mighty Blue Kings. But around the turn of the century, as swing started to fade, he changed the name of th ... More >>
Being the inappropriately dramatic individual I am, it would be appropriate to say I have a love-hate relationship with the 16th Street Mall. But both love and hate are words that are too strong for my feelings about the mall. Although I'm inclined to admire anything built around the activity of sho ... More >>
A bunch of new shows this week. The two biggest of the bunch: Bob Dylan, whose new album, Tempest , hits the stores today, is coming to the 1STBANK Center for a two-night stand in late October, and Green Day, due for a date at the Broomfield venue in February. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, meanwhile, br ... More >>
People get lazy in the summertime, but it's time to wake up: The fall theater season is only weeks away, and Denver Center Theatre Company tickets are now on sale. The focus may be on The Book of Mormon, which opens today in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, but when Mormon leaves, the DCTC season ... More >>
There's plenty on the culinary calendar this week, everything from picnics to pizza. Here's just a taste:
Denver Center Theatre Company Artistic Director Kent Thompson has chosen his 2012-13 lineup. It contains some safe choices, some doubtless designed to appeal to high schoolers, the requisite Christmas show (not A Christmas Carol this time, but White Christmas), two scripts selected from this year's ... More >>
If food is, indeed, the next rock-and-roll, as Ferran Adria once said, then Michael Pollan is certainly one of its superstars; the author and professor has made major inroads in how we all think about what goes into our body, using his body of work -- which includes Botany of Desire, Omnivore's Dile ... More >>
Catch Lykke Li tonight at the OgdenThere's an astounding number of great shows to pick from this weekend in the Mile High City: Lykke Li at the Ogden, Tech N9Ne kicks off his two-night Denver run with an intimate show tonight at the Summit Music Hall, followed by an appearance at the Fillmore ... More >>
Britt Chester SUFJAN STEVENS With DM Stith 11.2.10 | Paramount Theatre "I'm high," someone near me whispered with a wink just before the lights went down and Sufjan Stevens's band of black v-necked-tee-shirted accompanists started tuning their instruments together in a cacophony of sound. A ... More >>
Bummed out that Bono and his U2 compadres won't be at Invesco this weekend? Yeah? So are we. Luckily, we have Under a Blood Red Sky, Denver's trusty rusty U2 tribute band, which has pulled together a gig this weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe this weekend to help us forget that we're now going to have ... More >>
Eric, who won the tickets to see Guy Fieri at the Paramount Wednesday night, posted this comment about the show -- which we've pulled up so that everyone else knows what they missed: "Thanks so much for the tickets to see the Culinary Road Show. The best word I can use to describe it is sur ... More >>
Alice in Chains hits the road in February in support of Black Gives Way to Blue, its first studio album in fourteen years, and with new singer William DuVall, who took over vocal duties for the band after original singer Layne Staley passed away in 2002. The band hits the Fillmore Auditorium Frid ... More >>
Puscifer (Aaron Thackeray)Puscifer, Uncle Scratch's Gospel's Revival Saturday, November 21, 2009 Paramount Theatre Better than: Watching old reruns of Hee Haw. It would have been hard to predict the format and content of Saturday night's Puscifer show based solely on the outfit's studio recordin ... More >>
Hall & OatesSunday, August 30, 2009 Paramount TheatreBetter Than: Seeing most other bands of this vintageThe Hall & Oates show this past Sunday at the Paramount Theatre attracted a well-heeled, recital-worthy crowd. Aside from a few rogue, enthusiastic fans who just couldn't res ... More >>
All right, so we've reached the end of another work week in the Mile High City. While we can no longer brag about having the best selling band in the country, from what we can tell, Denver music is still on the minds and in the ears of at least a few prominent folks in what's left of the industry. T ... More >>
John Legend visits the Paramount Theatre January 8. There's a bit more action this week with concert announcements, including John Legend's January 8 show at the Paramount, Galactic's Valentine's Day show at Fillmore and a bunch of good shows at the Bluebird. Celine Dion's show originally schedule ... More >>
Tony Clifton stops by the Walnut Room.
AC/DC rocks the Pepsi Center November 25. There were a lot of things shaking this past week in local concert announcements. Some of the bigger shows include AC/DC's show in support of the band's forthcoming album, Black Ice (due October 20), on November 25 show at the Pepsi Center, DeVotchKa's two- ... More >>
Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground.
Take a spin through the city's coolest cocktails.
A killer cat steals a wonderful movie.
Leguizamo rolls into town with his razor-sharp wit
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Britney does Denver as the little girls scream.
A listing of SCFD dollars doled out in 2000.
What women -- and men -- want is a better movie than this.
The Tragically Hip doesn't believe in dumbing down its music to reach wide audiences. As a result, it's the most popular band in Canada.
With the imminent release of The Phantom Menace, Fantastic Media prepares to blast off.
In concert, Lou Reed takes a walk on the mild side.