What do you do with the family after Thanksgiving is over? You dress them up and take them to see A Christmas Carol, because some stories were just made for retelling, generation after generation. And if you don't have a family with spit-washed faces, you can throw a little whipped cream on top 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 >>
The classic Nutcracker ballet has been turned inside out and stretched backwards and forwards and every which way in an attempt to loosen up the Sugar Plum Fairy and her entourage. In Boulder, aerial dance queen Nancy Smith and her high-flying Frequent Flyers began by replacing the plum princess wit ... More >>
When Chad Aman was a little kid, his parents, both professional musicians, ran a music school out of the family's basement. At three years old, he started learning piano, eager to emulate some of the sounds he heard wafting up through the house at all hours of the day and night. "One of my earliest ... More >>
Carol "Connie" Boyer was a genealogical researcher and head of cataloging at the Denver Public Library until her retirement in 1988. She continued to gather information on her family's ancestry and, in 2006, donated her work to the library, which now houses the Boyer Family Genealogy in the Western ... More >>
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra was clearly looking for a high-profile name, and it got one: This morning the CSO announced the appointment of Andrew Litton as its Artistic Advisor, bringing the superstar in as something less than a full music director, but more than a guest in the ranks. Litton w ... More >>
The new heads of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra -- returning CEO/President Jim Copenhaver and returning board co-chairs Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome Kern -- want to prove that the CSO will be all right. After reducing the symphony's October and November shows by half to help solve a cash-flo ... More >>
Maria Mosina is almost as graceful a speaker as she is a dancer. Almost. A principal ballerina with the Colorado Ballet, Mosina began her career with the Bolshoi Ballet Grigorovich Company in Russia, and it is with a soft Russian accent that she describes her career as "completely natural" but "alwa ... More >>
Ah, better times.It's the most wonderful cash crop of the year, this Christmas thing. And while we feel there's been a decline in the quantity of Christmas movies lately (a political correctness issue, perhaps?), Hollywood can't help but put out one or two cheer-baiting full-lengths annually. ... More >>
There's nothing Hollywood loves more than taking a universally beloved story or concept and remaking it -- after all, what's a more surefire moneymaking bet than something that's already proven to be universally beloved? In that remake process, these five steps are generally observed: 1. Stri ... More >>
"Black Swan."The Starz Denver Film Festival has lately gotten very good at choosing future Academy Award nominees or winners to spotlight on its highest profile evenings -- and given the Oscar buzz surrounding Black Swan, Saturday's closing-night offering at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, th ... More >>
It's coming up on the birthday of this great nation, and what better way to celebrate it than to blow shit up, which is basically our M.O. anyway? Aside from the visual spectacle, which these days is starting to get a little esoteric (honestly, what does the Jupiter-burst have to do with th ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerFried red velvet cake. Finally!There are only a few places in Denver pumping out fresh, quality donuts to brighten your morning and LaMar's is perhaps our favorite. When they announced their new limited addition flavor for May -- red velvet -- we knew resistance would be futile ... More >>
Saturday, March 7, Marquis Theater, 303-292-0805.
Baker offers bargains by the barrel.
Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell heats up Colorado’s winter.
Brian Setzer and the gang ring those sleigh bells
The CSO hits the ground running.
Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4/Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
A small tell-all
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.
Not everyone is doing the happy dance over this award-winning musical.
The Disco Biscuits give fans of electro-jam fusion something to snack on.
Music for Christmas 2000
Creative Music Works Orchestra cracks Ellington's Nutcracker.
These cops have a beat, but can you dance to it?
Bed and Sofa feels right at home.
The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love of A3 preaches the American gospel in a rather foreign tongue.