Ryan Tedder

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    September 3, 2014

    Update: Camper Travis Johnson Allegedly Caused C-470 Shutdown Via Bogus Gun Claim

    Update: We previously told you about the reports of people with long guns that shut down C-470 Monday evening right before a OneRepublic concert at Red Rocks; see our previous coverage below. Now, law enforcers say the incident was caused by a homeless man, Travis Johnson (accompanied by a woman, Ga ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    What Google Thinks About Twenty of Colorado's Biggest Celebrities

    What does Google think about certain celebrities? A quick way to find out to ask: Type in the word "is" and a famous name in the query box and you'll be offered a list of the most popular searches for that person. We tried this trick with twenty of the best known Coloradans in entertainment, sports ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Ryan Tedder Shows His Support for Governor Hickenlooper by Mocking Him

    Governor John Hickenlooper has always been a supporter of Colorado's music scene in both words and action. His passion meets his willingness to laugh at himself in a new video created by his campaign wherein OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (a Colorado native and resident) tries to teach him "Counting Star ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    The seven best concerts in Denver this week

    We hope your long weekend was as full of smoked meats and assorted outdoor activities as ours was. And now we're back and ready to talk about Denver concerts some more. Obviously the selections are a little lighter in this week's show round-up given that we lost a day. But there are still plenty o ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    John Hickenlooper is bros with Ryan Tedder and the Fray?

    Denver blog posts have the music in them. At our Backbeat blog, Kiernan Maletsky talks about Colorado music with Governor John Hickenlooper, who name-drops Ryan Tedder, the Fray and more. The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek on Equal Pay Day. Denver Egotist spotlights Brian Edward Miller's work ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Why (and how) Governor John Hickenlooper wants to support Colorado music: Interview

    Colorado Governor John Hicknlooper has long been invested in the culture of the state. As Denver's Mayor, Hickenlooper was a common sight at things like art gallery openings and concerts, and his roots in the community include co-founding Wynkoop Brewing Company in LoDo. He has spent the past thre ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Ryan Tedder made (more than) $2.5 million last year

    That's the big takeaway from Billboard's current cover story on Colorado-bred Ryan Tedder: He made $2.5 million in 2013 on royalties alone. The lion's share of it came from songwriting credits on songs performed by Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, The Fray (hey!) and his own band, One ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Nathaniel Motte on the essence of 3OH!3: "Sean and I just having fun in a basement in Colorado"

    3OH!3 (due this Saturday, November 16, at Summit Music Hall) formed in 2004 as an irreverent, outrageously humorous, dance pop band. Founded by Boulder natives Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman, 3OH!3 quickly caught on with audiences locally and then well outside of Colorado with its 2007 debut, 3OH! ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    OneRepublic / Sara Bareilles at Red Rocks, with Serena Ryder, 8/29/13

    ONEREPUBLIC / SARA BAREILLES @ RED ROCKS | 8/29/13 "Fuckin' Coloradans really love their music," marveled OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder last night at Red Rocks, summing up a windswept evening of music from his band and co-headliner Sara Bareilles. Though Tedder's outfit was last to take the stage ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/30/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day extra ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Southern Hospitality BBQ is a meat defeat

    Denver is definitely in need of more good barbecue, so I was eager to visit Southern Hospitality BBQ, the upscale barbecue restaurant that opened last October in the very renovated old St. Elmo Hotel building. This joint came with a smoking back-story: The original was opened in Manhattan in 2007 by ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    New shows: the Eagles, OneRepublic, Shinedown, Bonnie Raitt on sale this week

    THE EAGLES @ PEPSI CENTER | SAT, 10/5/13 The Eagles, who just released the three-disc documentary History of the Eagles, hits the Pepsi Center on Saturday, October 5. The band will be performing classics spanning their entire career, as well as tunes from the bandmembers' solo catalogues. Tickets, w ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SPEAKEASY TIGER @ MARQUIS THEATER | SAT, 4/27/13 Half a decade ago, Speakeasy Tiger seemed to be in the right place at the right time, with a kind of electro-rock that was equal parts Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Gossip, only gone in a more pop direction. The group got its start as an expansion of origin ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013


    Thursday, April 25, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849; Sunday, April 28, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    April 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    JOE BONAMASSA @ BELLCO THEATRE | TUES, 4/23/13 Joe Bonamassa is a nouveau bluesman who favors a hybrid blues-rock sound that employs simple song structures and puts the emphasis on powerful fretwork, an approach that nods to a distinctive era of the 1960s, when British players such as John Mayall, J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2013

    A second helping of Cafe Society

    Gretchen Kurtz reviewed True Food Kitchen, which opened last fall in Cherry Creek. Lori Midson interviewed Shaun Motoda, chef of TAG|RAW BAR, for Chef and Tell. See also: - True Food Kitchen is good...and good for you - Shaun Motoda, chef of TAG|RAW BAR, on the perfect bite and his obsession with ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Photos: Southern Hospitality brings "sexy back" downtown

    Southern Hospitality is serving eats in the 116-year-old St. Elmo building at 1433 17th Street. The Manhattan-based chain -- which was co-founded by Justin Timberlake -- is currently in a soft opening phase, with plans for grand opening event soon. Here's a look at the digs. See also: - Southern Ho ... More >>

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    December 23, 2012

    OneRepublic Denver Acoustic Christmas at Ogden, with Big Head Todd, 12/21/12

    DENVER ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 12/21/12 "The world could use a little more gospel music," declared OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder at the band's now-annual Denver Acoustic Christmas show. That quote pretty much summed up the message of hope and love for the evening. While everyone was alread ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The five best concerts this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend! The fact that you're reading this right now means that we either all survived the end of the world, or we all misunderstood the Mayans and miscalculated the date of our supposed demise. Whatever the case, we're here, and it's the weekend -- and it's a holiday weekend at that. ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    The five best concerts this week: 12/17-12/21

    With the exception of the almighty Clutch (pictured above), the entirety of this week's enticing options are all homegrown, including the Foodchain's first headlining show at the Bluebird, with 9th Wonder behind the decks and a slate of Mile High heavyweights; OneRepublic's second annual Denver Acou ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Ryan Tedder/OneRepublic set up victims' fund for Sandy Hook shooting tragedy in Connecticut

    On Friday, Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic was sitting a hotel room in San Francisco, struggling with some powerful emotions. It was anger at first, anger at the inexplicable deaths of more than two dozen first graders and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. But like the rest of us, that fury quick ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Southern Hospitality goes for its liquor license next week

    No sightings of Justin Timberlake yet, but the liquor-license hearing sign is up in the window of the future home of Southern Hospitality, at 1433 17th Street. And the owners of this branch of a restaurant Timberlake introduced in New York are going for both a standard restaurant license and a cabar ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Eddie Fisher, OneRepublic drummer, pleads not guilty in episode with model Loni Rae

    OneRepublic drummer Eddie Fisher likely didn't have "humiliating mug shot" on his rock star bucket list. But he posed for one anyhow this week owing to his bust on suspicion of assault and more related to an incident involving his model girlfriend, Lonnie Weygant, aka Loni Rae. Yesterday, he pleaded ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Reader: Southern Hospitality looks like a hip Cracker Barrel

    Ryan Tedder, the lead singer with One Republic and a Grammy-winner for his work in the recording studio, knows his music -- but does he know food? Tedder jumped on board at the Hell's Kitchen location of Justin Timberlake's Southern Hospitality, and now Tedder and his father are bringing the restaur ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Ryan Tedder's father weighs in on beer, barbecue and Southern Hospitality

    Over a holiday meal at Elway's a year and a half ago, One Republic lead singer and now Grammy-winning producer Ryan Tedder was telling his family about Southern Hospitality, the Manhattan restaurant started by Justin Timberlake; Tedder had jumped on board when a second location opened in Hell's Kitc ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    John Hickenlooper celebrates Colorado's Oscar, Grammy wins

    Years before he won an Academy Award, filmmaker Daniel Junge was a barback at the Wynkoop Brewing Company -- and yesterday his former bosshosted a reception to celebrate not just Junge's recent Oscar win for best short documentary, Saving Face, but also Ryan Tedder's Grammy -- a real double whammy f ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    2012 Grammy Awards: Adele sweeps, Bon Iver surprises and Kanye West missing in action

    As anyone and their mother could have (and, ahem, did) predicted, it was Adele's show at last night's 54th Grammy Awards. The singer, who absolutely swept the awards, took home six Grammys -- meaning she won in every category in which she was nominated, including the big three: Song of the Year, Rec ... More >>

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    February 12, 2012

    2012 Grammy Awards: Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic wins, as does Brian Joseph. Go CO!

    Rod BlackhurstBrian Joseph (center) with Achille Lauro, circa 2008.​Colorado represents! Big old fat props go out to Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Brian Joseph, who each won Grammy awards tonight for their contributions to albums by Adele and Bon Iver. The former earned a nod for Adele's 21, ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    John Hickenlooper hangs with Barack Obama, Neil Diamond at the Kennedy Center Honors

    During Tuesday night's broadcast of the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors, the cameras frequently swept over the President's box occupied by Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as honorees Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma -- and there, just to the president's right ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Justin Biel lays into Justin Timberlake over 901 Tequila (video)

    ​Justin Timberlake has his hands in a lot of culinary pots these days. While his barbecue restaurant, Southern Hospitality BBQ, expands across the country -- including in Denver, with the help of One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder -- he's also trying to grow a spirits brand, 901 Tequila. And h ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder enlists the Fray and other friends for a holiday concert at the Ogden

    ​Fresh off a stint entertaining the President and First Lady at the White House for the annual National Tree Lighting ceremony with Ellie Goulding and Kermit the Frog, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder is back in the Mile High City and ready to ring in the holidays with us. And the dude comes bearing ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    2012 Grammy Nominations: Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic up for Producer of the Year

    ​While Ryan Tedder has garnered his share of acclaim fronting his band, OneRepublic, he's earned just as many accolades as a songwriter, penning tunes for a parade of pop stars including Kelly Clarkson, BeyoncĂ©, Carrie Underwood, Natasha Bedingfield, Jordan Sparks, Leona Lewis, Gym Class Hero ... More >>

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    May 29, 2011

    Review: Adele at Ogden Theatre, 5/28/11

    ADELE at THE OGDEN THEATRE | 05/28/11"There were a fair number of men sprinkled throughout the Ogden, but it was the women who came out in full force to commiserate with Adele's heartbreaking songs."

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    February 24, 2011
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    January 27, 2011

    OneRepublic at Big Air Denver, 01/26/11

    Photo Britt Chester​ OneRepublic Civic Center Park | 1.26.11 Last night, OneRepublic closed out the Denver Big Air and the LG FIS Snowboarding World Cup event, performing in front of an audience that spanned the entirety of Bannock Street from Colfax to 14th. And then some. The park managed t ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Food porn: Four Seasons opening gala creates a major sugar rush

    Lori Midson ​On Saturday night, the ritzy new Four Seasons hotel, which opened on October 19, hosted one of the most amazing blowout parties of the year, attracting well over 1,000 movers and shakers, who forked over $325 each to partake in the revelry, which included stilt walkers, a mechan ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    OneRepublic gives all its secrets away

    In case you haven't heard, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder is giving all his secrets away. Well, ahem, not just his secrets, it seems, but ours', too. Just got a peek at the new clip for "Secrets," OneRepublic's latest single -- which Jerry Bruckheimer just picked up for his next film Sorcerer's Apprent ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Hearsay bits: VAUX ahead of its time, Lockerpartners create spots to Flip for and Ali Pierre writes tunes for Rhianna and Britney Spears

    Screen grab from an observant fellow VAUX fan who spied this before us.​ After all the work that went into compiling this year's Westword Music Showcase ballot, we needed a break last weekend. A break that involved watching Pretty in Pink, a flick we hadn't seen in a dozen years or more, on V ... More >>

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    February 13, 2010

    We Are the World 25/2010 performers pull off impressive performance

    All right, so we were admittedly skeptical of how this whole "We Are the World" remake was going to turn out with the seemingly random cast of characters organizers assembled. When we first glimpsed the initial list of those present the night of the recording, there were some head scratchers in the ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    We Are the World 2010: List of performers seems a little underwhelming -- the idea is to get people to buy the song, right?

    Our friends over at CNN just posted a partial list of performers appearing on the "We Are the World" remake. From the looks of it, we put more thought into this whole thing than the organizers did. Okay, sure, there were a handful of bona fied stars that took part -- and we're assuming they've be ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Joe King making a name for himself apart from the Fray

    ​Perhaps taking a cue from his pal Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, who's written and produced songs for an array of top shelf pop acts, including Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce and Leona Lewis, Fray guitarist Joe King is steadily making a name for himself as a burgeoning songwriter in his own right. On the j ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007


    Dreaming Out Loud
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