Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation planned his summer tour months and months ago, with one major gig request: to play in the mountains. That wish was granted when Thievery Corporation headlined the Ride Festival over the weekend in Telluride. But just playing in the mountains wasn't enough. He wanted ... More >>
Real life stops at Ride festival . Sheer rock faces in the distance and a heavily forested backdrop for the small wooden stage make it easy to feel a sense of escape for a weekend. No wi-fi signal, no cell phones out, with the focus on music and the people around you -- the way a music festival shou ... More >>
Back in early March, we reported that Restaurant Kevin Taylor and Prima Ristorante, the two in-house restaurants at the Hotel Teatro, were closing to make way for a multimillion-dollar renovation -- a renovation that would include a new restaurant, operated by the hotel. And yesterday, the Hotel Tea ... More >>
From wine tours to local restaurants, from a tasting of local brews to a food festival in the mountains, there's no shortage of culinary activities in Colorado to please your palate. Colorado.com recently released a sampling of some of the best food adventures from across the state. Here's their lis ... More >>
Change is in the air -- and in plenty of trees. Each year around this time, always-beautiful Colorado becomes even more spectacular as leaves turn from their usual lush color to a wide array of hues. But where are the best places in the state to revel in this glorious transformation? Colorado.com ha ... More >>
It takes a lot of work to be creative. It takes even more to become a Certified Creative District in Colorado. But for the areas that are successful, it's worth the effort. Born out of a 2011 state law, the Certified Creative Districts program allows areas all over Colorado to apply for financial an ... More >>
JOHN SCOFIELD'S UBERJAM BAND @ BOULDER THEATER | THU, 8/1/13 John Scofield's never been one to settle in any particular musical style. Deft in a number of different styles, he always seems to find ways to reinvent himself. With 1998's A Go Go, guitarist John Scofield tapped into a whole new audience ... More >>
This week's Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule is a news brief from the Telluride Daily Journal from 1904 that's yet another example of the papers of the era slandering not only cannabis, but Mexicans as well. It's actually similar to another story from 1904 we recently shared with you, about two men g ... More >>
Several small Colorado breweries that only sell in-state have recently signed on with distribution companies in order to get their beer inside more mouths. Dry Dock in Aurora, Trinity in Colorado Springs and Eddyline Brewing in Buena Vista are all working with Western Distribution, while Telluride ... More >>
Tonight at the Bluebird Theater, Kraddy is kicking off an eight-night Colorado run with Ana Sia that will include stops in Crested Butte, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Ft. Collins, Vail, Breckenridge and Telluride -- in that order. Tonight is the only night in Denver, so you know it's going t ... More >>
Film festival season in Colorado kicks off every September with the oh-so-glamorous parade of celebs and their pet projects through Telluride, followed by a chain of lesser festivals aspiring to such glory across the state. But if you crave truly independent cinema; if you long for the days when fil ... More >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are Fourth of July c ... More >>
How to get visitors to come to your town, city or state? Last week's mascot-packed Colorado tourism rally and Greeley's new "Let's Go" ad campaign represent two recent approaches. But what about a memorable nickname? Colorful Colorado boasts a slew of very unusual ones. Check out our favorites from ... More >>
Welcome to the online version of The Edge 2011-2012, Westword's annual insider's guide to winter activities. This season has already seen plenty of snow, and that's just the beginning, as the 25 resorts profiled below have added new terrain, lifts, features, events and restaurants. To sort it ... More >>
Telluride is famous with mycologists around the world -- and all because of the Shroomfest, which runs from today through Sunday, August 21. The annual event features workshops, panels, lectures, movies, cooking demonstrations, forays and much more. For complete details, visit www.shroomfest. ... More >>
Whoa...The author of six books on mushroom identification, cultivation and their many incredible uses, renowned mycologist Paul Stamets has studied fungi for over thirty years. We caught up with Stamets, who is the keynote speaker at this year's Telluride Mushroom Festival (known informally a ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrown Dog Pizza, an outfit out of Telluride, wants to put a pizzeria into a former auto-repair shop at 1001 South Gaylord Street -- and supporters and opponents alike have their engines running for today's liquor-license hearing. It's set for 6 p.m. at the Wellington E. Webb Munic ... More >>
Love it or hate it, Spring Break is getting into full swing in the mountains. Here are 5 ways to get wild this weekend: OmMG! Looking for a side-serving of serenity with your weekend helping of stoke? Try the 1st annual Telluride Yoga Festival Winter Retreat, a chillier version of the chill ... More >>
Traditionally the calm before the storm before Spring Break mania takes over in the mountains, the last weekend in February has become a storm of its own, with challenging events at just about every ski area in Colorado. Here's a preview of the top five ways you could be busting your butt thi ... More >>
The Eric Corff sticker.If you've been up to Telluride during the past year or so, odds are you've seen this sticker, which simply proclaims "Eric Corff ... What a Douchebag." They're everywhere -- on ski-lift posts, trash cans, on park benches, in bars and restaurants. But you can't find them ... More >>
If you can't make the drive up to Telluride for the annual Mushroom Festival, don't fret -- there's always the Bootstraps Western Wine Fest in Evergreen or Lakewood's Chile Harvest Festival. Here's what else is on the menu for this week's culinary events:
Kenny Gilbert has gone from Telluride to D.C. The first episode of Top Chef D.C. aired last night, and like every other food obsessive I know, I was glued to the set. Now in its seventh season, at this point the show is pretty much pure formula -- Quickfire Challenge, chefs' race through Whol ... More >>
Top Chef, the often unrealistic reality show that made Hosea Rosenberg, exec chef of Jax-Boulder, a hometown hero when he emerged the conquistador two seasons ago, just released its listage of contestants for season 7, which will be filmed in Washington DC and premier on June 16 on Bravo. ... More >>
Ballin'. Shot-callin'.Three Denver blogs, handpicked for you. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein calls the Nuggets' overtime victory over the Cavs in Cleveland, with Melo hitting the winning shot with only seconds on the clock, an "instant classic." Bet it made George Karl feel better, too. Co ... More >>
Putt down a few beers at the Country Club Classic.
Get lit at one of several torchlight parades in the mountains.
A panel discussion looks at how rock
Disco doesn't suck so bad now that it's saving your sorry ass, does it? Here's a user-friendly guide to all of the top-notch content you might have missed out on while you were busy this week practicing your CPR skills to the beat of the disco classic "Staying Alive"...
Occasional Backbeat contributor and band manger/consultant with BandGuru, Mark Bliesener, has organized a panel discussion at the Tivoli Center titled Evolution of the Rock Concert. Fittingly, the discussion -- which is free and open to the public and slated to take place on Wednesday, November 12, ... More >>
Telluride's snow-sport competition and music lineup are the best of the bunch.
Winter Activity Guide
The City of Lamar will get your goose.
It's round two for the Colorado Mammoth
Untying the Not (Sci Fidelity Records)
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Ever wonder why?
The International Experimental Cinema challenges viewers with a mixed bag from Warhol to Teutonic auteurs.
Telluride Tech Festival
The String Cheese Incident's sunny music has earned it fans all over the world. Its six companies have earned millions.
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