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 >>
If you thought last week's new show announcements were killer, brace yourself. This week's show is just as killer, er make that Killers. After being missing in action for the past couple of years, the Las Vegas quartet is making its triumphant return this November at the 1STBANK Center in support of ... 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 >>
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 >>
Ira Glass, pictured here being god-like.In the sixteen years it's been around, This American Life has been more than just a radio show: It's been the parent of movie scripts as diverse as Unaccompanied Minors and The Informant, a major influence on countless other experiments with the radio f ... 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 >>
An image from the Ed Bowes film "Entanglement." The last major Hollywood movie filmed in Colorado was Eddie Murphy's Imagine That, which prompted yawns from most critics and scored so poorly at the box office that it may well have led to the firing of two top executives at Paramount, the studio tha ... More >>
Tony Clifton stops by the Walnut Room.
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
With so many options, how do you know where to go? Use our quick-pick guide.
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.