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    November 3, 2014

    Taylor Swift is Coming to Denver: Presale Tickets Available Friday

    Taylor Swift is in the midst of the best album sales week of any artist since, well, Taylor Swift the last time she released an album. 1989 is currently blowing past one million copies sold, which would be incredible even if album sales weren't completely in shambles. And today, our tumblr overlor ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Photos: Meet the Five Richest Coloradans in 2014

    Forbes has just released its annual list of the 400 richest people in America, and five Coloradans made the cut. Who are they and where did they land on Forbes' roster? Count them down below, complete with photos and excerpts from Forbes data and text. For the original post, click here. See also: T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Alex Seidel and Jennifer Jasinski part of all all-star lineup at the All-Star Chef Classic

    If you happen to find yourself in Los Angeles between March 21-23, you'll be in esteemed culinary company: Jennifer Jasinski, chef-owner of Rioja, Euclid Hall, Bistro Vendome and the forthcoming Stoic & Genuine, along with Alex Seidel, chef-owner of Fruition and Mercantile Dining & Provision, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Michael Jackson verdict keeps Phil Anschutz in the black after King of Pop's tragic death

    Yesterday, a Los Angeles jury determined that AEG Live, owned by local gazillionaire Phil Anschutz, was not responsible for singer Michael Jackson's June 2009 death despite having hired Dr. Conrad Murray, currently serving time for his role in the tragedy. The result is another win for Anschutz, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Nine Inch Nails' Denver date (well, Broomfield) at 1STBANK Center, Wednesday, November 13

    After a successful tour with How to Destroy Angels, which made a stop at the Paramount Theatre this past April, Trent Reznor has put the paddles to Nine Inch Nails, and is preparing to hit the road. Yesterday, "Came Back Haunted," a track from NIN's forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, due out on Se ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Morrissey's new Denver date is April 26

    It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing), we've just received word that the one and only Steven Patrick Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming Denver date. Pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    New Morrissey Denver date: Moz now due at the Temple Buell Theatre on Thursday, February 21

    Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Kaskade at Red Rocks Amphitheater, 8/1/12

    KASKADE @ RED ROCKS | 8.1.12 See Also: - Global Dancers animated GIFs - Global Dance Festival's ten best drops - Global Dance Festival's ten most overplayed songs - People of Global Dance Festival 2012 Down pouring rains and heavy lightning may have deterred some fans from heading up to Red Rocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Video: Phil Anschutz has the tailgate party, just needs NFL team

    Phil Anschutz didn't get to the top of the moguldom heap by thinking small. The billionaire Quest founder has built his sprawling empire on audacity as well as savvy, and his latest venture -- which involves wooing the NFL back to Los Angeles -- may be the most ambitious of all his schemes.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Mark Cuban: HDNet rebranding as AXS TV won't impact Denver operation

    What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Phil Anschutz remains elusive in The New Yorker

    Phil Anschutz.Few people can endure the scrutiny involved in a lengthy New Yorker profile with their mystique intact. But the magazine hardly makes a dent in the armor encasing Phil Anschutz, despite the wealth of information about the "secretive mogul" amassed in Connie Bruck's "The Man Who Owns L. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Nickelback in Denver on June 10 at Pepsi Center

    By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Michael Jackson's shocking recording in Conrad Murray trial: Bad press for Phil Anschutz?

    If you haven't yet heard the recording of a doped-up Michael Jackson played in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial (check it out below), you'll be shocked. But while Murray's the man in the hot seat, will the case's revelations splash back on Denver's Phil Anschutz, who stood to profit handsomely had Jackso ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Jay-Z and Kanye West's upcoming Watch the Throne tour apparently being rerouted

    So Pitchfork is reporting this morning that Jay-Z and Kanye West's highly anticipated Watch the Throne tour, which we told you was coming to Denver on Monday, October 10, is no longer coming to town on that date. The tour's apparently being rerouted due to "overwhelming demand," says Billboard, citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Michael Jackson memorial: More money out of Phil Anschutz's pocket

    A Flickr photoThe Staples Center, where Michael Jackson's memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Mountain time today. The throng already descending on Los Angeles this morning to attend the Michael Jackson memorial service is being estimated in the seven-figure range, and as the Los Angeles Ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Michael Jackson memorial coverage

    Clearly, Michael Jackson's memorial, which is being held in a few hours in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, is the biggest music news story of the day -- and perhaps the year. Amongst all the wall-to-wall coverage (KCRW, the public radio station out of Santa Monica, is slated to simulcast the even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Michael Jackson's death helping Denver's economy, too

    Next stop, Jacko. Although Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz may not be adding to his bankroll as a result of Michael Jackson's death, folks associated with Denver International Airport stand to make a few extra bucks. A report posted on the U.K.-based Cheapflights website notes that so many Brits a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Vince McMahon vs. Stan Kroenke: a win-win situation

    A WWE image pimping a "faceoff" between angelic "Vince McMahon" and devilsh "Kroenke." Maybe Vince McMahon, the feverish frontman for World Wrestling Entertainment, isn't a steroid-addled loon -- or at least he's managed to channel any rage he might be feeling for whatever reason into pure, self-pr ... More >>

  • News

    December 8, 2005

    Holy Bankroller

    Pious Phil Anschutz rides the light with Narnia, the latest in his movie quest.

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    March 25, 2004
  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Up On the Mountain

    At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Phil's Big Scores

    Anshutz's domain stretches from kids' theater to pro sports.

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Out of the Blue

    Ride the light...ride the light...ride the light.

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    The Invisible Man

    You ought to be in pictures -- and Phil Anschutz® can put you there.

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Off Limits

    May flowers

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    A Sperm's Tale

    How CSNY reproduced again.

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Sportswomen Wanted

    Denver's fabulous sports babes still struggle to score in the male broadcast world.