The lights and the camera, the big stars and the director's chair -- these are the icons we associate with filmmaking. But the magic on the silver screen wouldn't happen without such key players as casting directors and producers. Local filmmakers and fans can learn about the people behind the scene ... More >>
LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>
As the winter chill finally thaws (work with us here -- we know it's still below freezing right now) and gives way to the hopefulness and fertility of spring, the upcoming concert season is likewise bursting with promise. Coming off one of the best years for live music in recent memory, the lineup i ... More >>
From the outside, you might think that New Age Medical looks like yet another stereotypical green-and-white discount marijuana shack pumping out crappy, cheap warehouse bud. And you'd almost be correct -- except for the exceptionally well-grown cannabis.
Celebrities are speaking out in favor of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, whether it be robocalling Susan Sarandon or the famous folks featured on MarijuanaMajority.com. And they're not alone. Our friends at CelebStoner.com have spent years assembling a roster of the top 54 cel ... More >>
Though the logo for The Medijuana Center -- a Colorado license plate-like with TMC branded on it -- hasn't changed in the year-plus I've been passing by it on my way home from the Westword offices, the management apparently has.
When Pineapple Express was originally scheduled to be screened at Red Rocks a few weeks ago as part of Film on the Rocks, it was canceled due to a lightning storm. Keith Garcia, programming manager for Denver Film Society, said it was the first time the organization had to cancel a Film on th ... More >>
Videos below.Last night, a packed house at Red Rocks to watch Pineapple Express had their vibe harshed. A monsoonal thunderstorm was so fierce that just before the flick rolled, organizers canceled an in-progress show for the first time in Film on the Rocks' history. According to my twin daug ... More >>
If your eyes weren't so cashed, you'd cry.When it comes time to get out the sticky icky, do a few rips and get all airee, there's no better thing to do than plop down in front of the tube and let that shit rain all over your mind-grapes. Sometimes you get all giggly and you want to see someth ... More >>
www.grassrootsorganica.comGrass Roots Organica sounds like the name of a noodle-dancing hippie jam band out of Boudler -- and as such, I've avoided it. But they were still around on July 1, so I figured it wasn't just another fly-by-night dispensary hoping to cash in before regulations shut i ... More >>
Film on the Rocks has become a rite of summer at this point for fans and a milestone in the careers of the lucky musicians who get to perform each year on the hallowed stage of Red Rocks. After a fake version reportedly made the rounds this past weekend, the actual 2011 Film On the Rocks schedule ha ... More >>
At least they make decent movies.Is it time to already begin thinking about next year's Academy Awards show? Well, if you're like most Americans -- and critics, the venerable Roger Ebert among them -- who watched last night's show, then the answer is "yes." The hipster hosts, 28-year-old An ... More >>
Hey, have you ever wondered what it would be like if that guy who made Pineapple Express made a comic book movie? If you smoke weed, it's likely that you have -- so congratulations: You have now officially become a viable market demographic. Sure, it's true that Judd Apatow was not involved i ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsColorado is a pretty progressive state when it comes to smoking marijuana. There are hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries centers that will sell the kush to anyone with the money and a doctor's note. But with the swarms of cops and security roving the grounds of Dick ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword is offering a n ... More >>