Patrick Lee has taken a Jekyll and Hyde approach to music. He leads several musical lives that rarely intersect -- so much so that you could see him in one context and not recognize him in the next. There's Patrick Lee, the virtuoso piano/organ/keyboard player, who views live music as "improvisatory ... More >>
The new selection for One Book, One Denver won't be revealed officially until September 4. But in the August 2 Off Limits, we reported that Enrique's Journey definitely had the inside track -- and now there are many more clues that this book, which grew out of a Los Angeles Times series by Colorado ... More >>
Aretha Franklin is the greatest soul singer to ever live. She's the reason we have Mary J. Blige, Cee-Lo Green, Adele, you name it. The singer, born Aretha Louise Franklin in March 1942, paved the way for all of the artists who followed. The Queen of Soul sang on a slew of hits such as "Natural Woma ... More >>
You don't need a lot of words to say a lot. For proof, check out these finalists for the short-short fiction contest sponsored by the Aspen Writers Foundation and Esquire. Entries were limited to 78 words, in honor of Esquire's seventy-eighth birthday; they're called "Aspens," in honor of the ... 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 >>
After a seventeen-year run, Austin's Asylum Street Spankers have embarked on their final run, which they've affectionately dubbed the "Spanks for Everything" tour. During its storied history, jazz-folk act has gone through some fifty members and now tours as a seven-piece. In advance of the b ... More >>
Laura Shunk"There's no other style of pizza in the world that's as geeky as the Napolitano style," chef Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson said last night, as the pace started to pick up at Pizzeria Locale during its first official dinner service. "And we're trying to do it exactly right." "Makes o ... More >>
"Echo base. We found 'em.""Laura!" "What?' "Laura!" "What!" "We need to get rich. Like, immediately." "Sounds good to me." "No, seriously. Right now. We need money." "Any particular reason, Jay?" Yes. One very particular reason. Because I just got the new ThinkGeek catalog in t ... More >>
You can still spot remnants of Shepard Fairey's iconic Barack Obama posters around town, which the artist himself slapped up during the Democratic National Convention (earning himself a stint in the clink in the process, as Jared Jacang Maher first reported here). But even the most grassroots effor ... More >>
Vote for vintage Dodge-Lydick paraphernalia. Six-time Prohibition Party presidential candidate and Lakewood resident Earl Dodge, 74, died last fall before he could run for a seventh nomination. And in a strange twist of fate, Dodge’s would-be running mate, Texas insurance adjuster Howard Lydick ... More >>
From the week of August 3, 2006
Live From Ebbets Field brings classic concerts back to life.
Stories on Stage raises the political bunting.
From the week of August 11, 2005
A salute to the late, great James McKinnell, a master of Colorado ceramics.
David Williams is a man of many artistic lives.
The pioneers of Beat join together at Auraria.
Old Time Relijun puts a new spin on ancient sounds.
You must remember this.
When it comes to attracting geese, hunters are flying blind.
After learning the ropes as one of Bill Monroe's original Blue Grass Boys, Peter Rowan awakened to a world of possibilities.
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project.
Counter culture turns classic at Denver's last White Spot.
As New Mexico's native son, Robert Mirabal is blurring the line between old and new worlds.
One man goes the distance for the memory of Sand Creek.
Writer Terry Southern helped shape a generation. Now his son is fighting for his legacy.
Two local lawmen go hunting for aliens on a top-secret stakeout.
Rockabilly innovator Paul Burlison is back from a forty-year hiatus.
The Pet Sounds Sessions is the weirdest boxed set yet.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
Cephas & Wiggins are keeping a blues tradition alive.
Meet Henry Pohs, who wrote the book on underground flame lamps.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
NOW DEPARTING: THE FRATERNAL CLUB OF DINING-CAR WAITERS AND PORTERS.ALL ABOARD THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD--AND THEY'VE CHANGED THE FACE OF DENVER IN THE PROCESS.
AFTER LISTENING TO COLORADO'S PATRIOTS, FRANCISCO DURAN SHOT OFF MORE THAN HIS MOUTH.