If you want to join the ranks of the dozen or so local comics who have gone on to national recognition, then Comedy Works New Faces Competition is the perfect place to start. "A lot of comics use it each year to see where they are as comedians, judging by how far they get along in the contest," says ... More >>
Last year, the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media got a big boost when lawmakers passed a bill to increase cash rebates to moviemakers who choose to film here -- an incentives package that came with $3 million in funding. And new film commissioner Donald Zuckerman made good use of the mon ... More >>
Theater Esprit Asia, a new company founded by playwright, actor and choreographer Maria Cheng and stage, film and television veteran Tria Xiong, will start its inaugural season on May 30 at Aurora's Vintage Theater; the lineup will feature plays by Cheng, Rick Foster and Julia Cho. In advance of ... More >>
Futurama has been cancelled...again. Fans are keenly aware that the show was nuked back in 2003 by Fox, then brought back by Comedy Central after it bought the rights to the four movies in 2007. But this season will reportedly be the last one, with the series finale airing on September 4. Yes, Fut ... More >>
Although Mile High Social, Denver's newest reality show, is pegged as an honest project with a humanitarian bent, its creators were still amazed by how "real" the first casting call turned out. "I was surprised by how open the women were on camera," Koncrete Media co-founder Dennis Flippin says. "It ... More >>
It's been a rough patch for Wheat Ridge-based Gunsmoke Guns. First, American Guns, the Discovery Channel show set at the business, was cancelled in what some have interpreted as fallout from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. And now, the arms-heavy shop has been ... More >>
If you haven't yet seen the first two seasons of HBO's insanely popular Game of Thrones, then you'd best get in your jammy pants, order a pizza and get started now, since the much-anticipated third season begins on March 31. The show is taken from George R.R. Martin's remarkable, detail-oriented and ... More >>
It's not Christmas yet, but you'd certainly be excused for thinking otherwise, what with the radio already playing round-the-clock holiday tunes and the new shows we've been gifted with. Looks like somebody's been on their best behavior (god knows, it wasn't us). Whatever the case, we're now being r ... More >>
Safe Boating is No Accident's Leighton Peterson and the estimable gents behind the laudably local music series Brass Tree Sessions are preparing to embark on the second season of their live performance series. We've got a sneak peek of the first episode, featuring Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, recorded ... More >>
Forge Motion Pictures, NRS Films, and New Belgium Brewing premiered The Elder this week, the final film in director Skip Armstrong's five-part Of Souls Water series. Armstrong calls the film "a dreamy, contemplative, non-literal piece" about Rob Elliot, 68, a Grand Canyon river guide with more tha ... More >>
While things are slowing down a bit somewhat with summer concert announcements, the fall show season is beginning to shape up nicely with new shows from (updated) Mumford & Sons, a trio of dates with Brother Ali in October, as well as the Melvins Lite and Henry Rollins in September and an October da ... More >>
Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>
Think you have what it takes to kick ass with charcoal, gas or wood? Do your neighbors crash your backyard patio party when they sniff the char of a ribeye wafting through the 'hood? Do you know the difference between direct and indirect grilling, the intricacies of smoking yakitori, how to grill to ... More >>
Video below.The Colorado medical and recreational cannabis communities are put under the lens of reality television tonight. Tonight, National Geographic Channel will air the first episode American Weed, the latest weed-themed reality TV show to hit the mainstream. See a preview below.
The Off Limits crew films in the Union Station construction site.To most people, the construction at Union Station is only an eyesore made of dirt and debris that has forced the Amtrak station to move many blocks away. And Denver International Airport's baggage system is only a danger to your ... More >>
Food NetworkHowie Drummond, an Alice 105.9 personality, was one of fifteen contestants to start off season seven of The Next Food Network Star last Sunday. Drummond, who lives in Highlands Ranch, had experience in professional kitchens, had owned his own now-closed tapas place, and had plenty ... More >>
Severely pissing off a shload of soap-opera viewers is probably not the most strategic career move that chef Mario Batali has ever made, but then, again neither was his alleged Food Network blackmail attempt -- and he's still sitting on a fat pile of cash. But will his latest television move ... More >>
La La Vazquez.Basketball fans everywhere have been debating where Carmelo Anthony is likely to land, with Chicago and New Jersey being the most rumored locations of late. Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri insists Denver's still in the running, but few believe he has a shot. If only he had t ... More >>
Carmelo and La La want to share.Lala Vazquez may not be the queen of all media yet, but she's in the running. She's the cover girl on the debut issue of the new mag Juicy and her forthcoming nuptials with Nuggets baller Carmelo Anthony will be the subject of a VH1 reality series to premiere o ... More >>
DVD releases for the week of October 2
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