Personnel Changes

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    What Swallow Hill Music Is Looking For in its New CEO

    Earlier this month. Swallow Hill Music announced that CEO and Executive Director Tom Scharf was resigning after seven years of running the Denver-based nonprofit organization that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area. Scharf last day is September 30, and the organiza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Espresso Americano, a South American Coffee Chain, Will Open First U.S. Spots in Denver

    Colorado's coffee-shop market may seem crowded, but a Honduras-based underdog is about to enter the fray, opening its first location in the U.S., right here in Denver. However, Espresso Americano is far from an upstart in Honduras, where 140 out of the chain's 165 locations are located. "We've been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Swallow Hill CEO and Executive Director Tom Scharf Resigns

    Swallow Hill Music, a Denver-based nonprofit that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area, has just announced the resignation of its CEO. Tom Scharf, who also served as Executive Director, has served in the top role at Swallow Hill for seven years -- his last day will ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Call of the Void

    Dragged Down a Dead End Path
    Relapse Records

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Gene Sobczak returns to head the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

    ​Gene Sobczak, who was a VP and marketing guru for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra when he left in 2007 to head the Arvada Center, will soon be making beautiful music with the CSO again: The symphony board has appointed him to replace interim director Jim Copenhaver, who returned this fall to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Michael Hancock appoints "dream team" to plan Denver's financial future

    Cary Kennedy.​Michael Hancock may have gotten off to a sleepy start as the mayor-elect (more like a nightmare, dealing with that Denver Players mess). But with yesterday's introduction of his "Dream Team" to steer the city's financial future, Hancock's administration is definitely waking up.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Pinnacol: John Hickenlooper's John Cevette appoinment could put a good fox in henhouse

    Pinnacol face-off.​Pinnacol Assurance, the quasi-public workers' compensation insurance fund, dodged a bullet last year when the legislature backed off on a proposed $500 million raid of its reserves to help fill budget gaps. But now Governor John Hickenlooper has nominated a critic to the Pin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Denver police watchdog Richard Rosenthal loses bid for nonprofit presidency

    Richard Rosenthal.​Richard Rosenthal, Denver's first-ever Independent Monitor of the Denver Police Department, has been a busy man since his appointment by Mayor John Hickenlooper in 2005. He commissioned the Police Assessment Resource Center to conduct a full-scale and retroactive review of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Last night's DPS board meeting was full of fireworks, spectators and big decisions

    Maybe the Denver Public Schools board should have taken a cue from the smiling children in this DPS promo photo.​Last night's Denver Public Schools board meeting had its fair share of hateration. And plenty of people turned out to witness it. By 4:25 p.m., signs on the boardroom door at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Denver Public Schools reform vote needs reform

    "This is harder to understand than geometry..."​Tonight, the Denver Public Schools board will consider a range of reform issues involving low-performing schools and much more. But the agenda calls for the outgoing board, including three members who'll be attending their last meeting, to vote o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Roxane White is Hickenlooper's new chief of staff

    Roxane White.​Roxane White knows a little something about the power of prayer, having graduated with a degree in religious studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon back in 1985 -- and she'll need all the faith she can get in her new job, as Mayor John Hickenlooper's new chief of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Jane Norton for Senate: The next great GOP hope

    Jane Norton.​Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee registered a couple of domain names on behalf of former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton -- and today, Norton's using one of them, Up-front: A news item that declares, "Jane Norton official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Dominick Dunne on JonBenét Ramsey and John Mark Karr

    The late Dominick Dunne.​Author Dominick Dunne, who died yesterday at 83, is best known for covering the nation's most sensational crimes and trials. But he never showed much interest in the murder of JonBenét Ramsey, to the frustration of some folks obsessed with the mystery over the Boulder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    KUVO searches for new CEO in wake of Gene Craven's retirement

    Photo by Mark MangerGene Craven.​In late 2007, Gene Craven came out of semi-retirement to take over as chief executive officer of financially challenged public-radio station KUVO/89.3 FM. And as he noted in a January 2008 Message column profile, he didn't commit himself to staying with the out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Lance Armstrong's Colorado girlfriend is pregnant...without sperm doping!

    Is there anything Lance Armstrong can't do? Not only has the 37-year-old cyclist won the Tour de France a gazillion times, but now CNN is reporting that his steady girlfriend, Anna Hansen, is pregnant without the involvement of medical fertility procedures. Quite a feat for the testicular cancer su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Happy Birthday MCA

    Tonight at 6 p.m., Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art (1485 Delgany Street, 303-298-7554) will be hosting a reception for members, followed by the 12th annual members meeting. Although the museum has been around for a dozen years, this is the first time it has marked a birthday in the new David A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Concerts Battle Heats Up Again

    The ongoing concert promotions battle in Denver just became a little more heated. Just received word from Live Nation that Eric Pirritt has been named Vice President of Booking. Pirritt joins fellow VP of Booking, Peter Ore, and will now go head-to-head with his former associates at AEG Live, vying ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 3, 2005

    Dark Room

    CPAC offers a final solo before shuttering its space.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004
  • News

    July 31, 2003

    The High Cost of Free Speech

    RTD pays a six-figure settlement for muzzling its own directors.

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Coup de Condo

    The battle for Cedar Pointe has turned into a tempest in a Tea Party.

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Follow That Story

    Let There Be Light

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    A Dying Wish

    Peggy Quinn wanted to make death easier on the terminally ill, but she's made life hard on everyone else.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Surprise Ending

    Eulipions money set aside for theater may go to fund other black arts groups.

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Follow That Story

    House of Blues

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Playing to an Empty House

    To save its former building, the Eulipions theater group will have to put on its best show yet -- in court.

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    All the World's an Empty Stage

    For the locked-out founder of Eulipions, the plays still the thing.

  • News

    May 6, 1999
  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Dismal House

    Ex-con Bob Sylvester wanted to help parolees go straight. But angry former supporters say that what happened at his shelter was pretty twisted.

  • News

    December 21, 1994