Savoy is slated to make its way back to the Mile High City for a headlining date at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 15, as part of the act's Get Lazer'd Tour. Tickets ($25) go on sale this Friday, October 25, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what s ... More >>
Holy shit! Brace yourself, as this might just be one of the coolest show announcements we've ever heard. Ever. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them, Murder By Death is playing a show at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park (yes, The Shining!) on Friday, J ... More >>
Estes Park reopened to visitors last week after Colorado's devastating floods cut off access to one of the state's favorite tourist towns -- but the community is still trying to convince people it's safe and accessible. Given Tuesday's release of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, sequel to The Shining, w ... More >>
Estes Park is a favorite tourist destination of visitors to Colorado from across the country and the globe. And the town was likely to receive an onslaught of such folks in the coming weeks due to the September 24 release date of Doctor Sleep, author Stephen King's sequel to The Shining -- a book in ... More >>
Being a dad is tough, which is why, in honor of Father's Day, we're honoring the dads whose families have literally driven them to the brink of insanity (or further). Relax. It's only movie dads we're talking about here -- your dad probably won't go crazy and kill you this Sunday. Then again, as my ... More >>
Be afraid. Be very afraid. The inaugural Stanley Film Festival, which will run May 2 through May 5 this year in Estes Park, is holding an open house for fright-film fans and potential volunteers tonight. The four-day Stanley Film Festival, which will celebrate the best in independent horror cinema ... More >>
"In 1987 a distressed young man in Denver, Colorado, held his local radio station hostage insisting, at gunpoint, demanding they play nothing but Smiths records. This they did -- for four hours," writes Mark Simpson in the biography Saint Morrissey. "Eventually, the police besieging the building per ... More >>
There are assumptions to be made prior to attending something billed as a "Paranormal House Party." One makes assumptions about the crowd, about what could be passed off as "evidence" supporting the existence of ghosts, and what might be found lurking in the dark recesses of the Stanley Hotel's earl ... More >>
Next weekend, a highly unique paranormal party is slated to take over the infamously spooky Stanley Hotel, which, of course, provided the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining. Part paranormal investigation and part dance extravaganza, Feel the Energy, as its been dubbed is a party that exists ... More >>
In recent decades, this state has been the focus of numerous doomsday predictions that Colorado -- if not the world itself -- was in imminent danger of disappearing. The most recent furor involves the Mayan calendar's prediction that the world will end on December 21, 2012 -- a prediction deb ... More >>
Santa's like, "Haaaay, girl."The number one rule when scouting a Santa for the Santa Ratings is that he has to be alive. I mean, there are probably like a million statues of Santa in this great square state, so those are generally disqualified in favor of a breathing (and preferably naturally ... More >>
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is a lovely old place. Built in the early 1900s at the mouth of what is now Rocky Mountain National Park from wood salvaged from the Bear Lake burn of 1900, it was best-known then for the Stanley Steamer, a steam-powered automobile invented by hotel owner Freel ... More >>
Come out of the closet, gapers! Hot pink and electric blue ski and snowboard gear from the 1980s lives forever thanks to events like tonight's 8th annual 80s Ski Party at Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue, where they won't even let you through the door unless the bouncer needs ... More >>
Last week, my wife and I decided it was time for a last-minute weekend getaway, and we decided on Manitou Springs. We'd never been there, and its cave-and-castle kitschiness sounded like Niagara Falls mixed with oddball Colorado charm. As it would turn out, the town's lodgings would be happy ... More >>
At this distance, a theremin constantly plays.Call me a sad shell of a human being with a withered capacity for imagination, and you would probably be right, but I don't believe in no ghosts. It just doesn't make any sense. But before I crap all over your good time with my "logic," suffice it ... More >>
Well, it looks pretty ominous.It was partially by coincidence and partly by design that the opening credits of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining had just started rolling when we flipped on the TV Saturday night in our room at the Stanley Hotel; the movie, of course, is based on Stephen King's nov ... More >>
Big pics below.Last week, we took you on a photo tour of actor Kelsey Grammer's ski home, on sale for just $7.9 million. By that standard, Estes Park's Stanley House -- built in 1904 by automaker F.O. Stanley, who built The Shining-inspiring Stanley Hotel five years later -- is a genuine barg ... More >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
Just got off the phone with manager Michael Torres of the Corner Office, talking about the new man behind the burners at that most Mad Men-y of restaurants at the Curtis. Carlos Ruiz (most recently ex of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, making him well-versed in both hotel cookery and avoid ... More >>
What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were buried in gravy, a slave to stuffing or checking out Sheehan's roundup of Denver's best pub grub, which is exactly what you want after too much tryptophan: Saul Hudson learned that Chipotle Mexican Grill is entering the Lond ... More >>
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