Think of Denver Arts Week as a celebration of all our city has to offer culturally, with the added incentive of sweet deals, from discounted memberships, restaurant meals and original artworks to a free Night at the Museums. But as a trip online to Denver Arts Week central reveals, there's a lot to ... More >>
Mink Stole got wrapped up in acting when she met avant garde director John Waters in the mid-'60s. But this wasn't just a convenient accident: the East Coaster had a real knack for the B-movie style. Working hard as part of Waters's devoted crew -- dubbed The Dreamlanders -- Stole has now been actin ... 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 >>
A half-dozen years ago, Ed Baierlein, artistic director for Germinal Stage, played Captain Shotover in Shaw's Heartbreak House. It was one of those definitive performances: Shotover is the aging paterfamilias of an extended English family that is sailing, smug and unknowing, straight into the storms ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and, in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Josiah Hesse h ... More >>
Improves everything.Today is the birthday of Newman's Own best selling product, the late Paul Newman, everyone's favorite cool-eyed and irreverent actor/philanthropist. He can't so much celebrate his birthday, being deceased, but everyone else can -- and surely they will, running some retrosp ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Meet Radioheads Missouri-bred labelmates, who are apparently quite popular in Germany.
Wong Kar-Wais first English-language foray is a minor confection.
Although Brick is solid, this production is far from purrfect.
Brief reviews of current shows
A transplanted son revisits his roots in the ambitious Junebug.
Pete Rose will lug his books, and albatross, to Denver.
Picnic fails to serve a satisfying main course.
The Lonesome West provides a flat ending to Martin McDonagh's harsh Irish trilogy.
From the week of September 26, 2002
John Davis's vision of American roots music is wet, mean, dirty -- and downright brilliant.
The burden of An Almost Holy Picture's script is too much for one actor to bear.
The media play catch-up on the state's largest-ever blaze.
Oh, for Frankenchrist's sake! The Dead Kennedys return, sans Jello.
From the week of November 30, 2000
So why doesn't Denver applaud Lucy Walker?
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.
Wonder Boys lets Michael Douglas get caught in the doldrums of middle age.
Denver's theater companies contemplate taking their audiences to the next level.
Lonely Planet charts the rocky course of a friendship.
Boon or boondoggle, Bill Owens's highway plan has to get past Douglas Bruce before it goes anywhere.
Pushing a $6 billion transit plan, RTD has met the enemy-- the RTD board.