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    June 17, 2014

    Photos: Five potheads who went on to change the world

    Ever have big plans for your life, but then you got high? Lethargic and under-achieving potheads may have created a bum rap for all of us, but that doesn't mean success and lighting it up are mutually exclusive. Breaking news: a lot of famous celebrities and creative-types smoke weed. If this surp ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Reader: DaVinci show could leave you with a Mona Lisa smile

    Leonardo DaVinci has come to the Denver Pavilions. Discover the DaVinci In You, featuring replicas of sixty machines and other inventions created by DaVinci, has moved into the former Virgin Records space -- and it's quite a change from the other things on display in the Pavilions.

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    April 10, 2012

    DaVinci machines exhibit energizes the Denver Pavilions

    Get in gear! Discover the DaVinci In You, an exhibit of machines and inventions created by Leonardo DaVinci, has moved into the former Virgin Records space in the Denver Pavilions. It's not quite the stuff at nearby Victoria's Secret, but it's definitely a miraculous body of work. The exhibit, on l ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    The Sex Pistols signed with A&M outside Buckingham Palace 35 years ago today

    In the history of rock there has never been a greater example of media manipulation than the Sex Pistols. From the Stones refusing to wear a tie to Bowie claiming he was gay to Ozzy biting the head off a dove, press savvy rockers have been tricking the media into endless headline coverage as long as ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel on getting his start making electronic music and the tools he used

    Katie ByronJimmy Tamborello of DntelJimmy Tamborello. While the name might not register immediately, you've probably heard his work with the Postal Service, an outfit that also features Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard. On his own throughout the '90s, Tamborello, who plays under the name Dntel (due ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 23, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Knit wits on display

    ​Visit Denver spent $50,000 creating a city-boosting window for New York City's Times Square last Christmas season. It was unveiled on Good Morning America by holiday-sweater Mayor John Hickenlooper, who cut the ribbon and subsequently cut up with the GMA team. The display -- already a histo ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's Rick Kulwicki

    Rick Kulwicki was half of the two-guitar attack that drove the Fluid, whose June 20 reunion takes place at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for more information). He's also an entertaining conversationalist, and his alternately witty and incisive commentary lights up the hefty Q&A that foll ... More >>

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    April 23, 2008
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    March 13, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: Jaymay, Fat Joe, Ferras, Paul Benton

    Paul Benton Grey Bridgetone Records 01:00-01:45 of “I Only See You” I think the lyrics “I only see you in all that I do, to the rest I am blind,” clearly exemplifies Mr. Benton’s knack for writing crap lyrics where he is that friend that we all have that gets super obsessive over a girl a ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

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    October 18, 2007

    A Fine Frenzy

    Alison Sudol is indeed someone You Oughta Know. Thanks, VH1.

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    September 5, 2007

    The Search for Steve Fossett

    Steve Fossett's been missing in the Nevada desert since Labor Day. The Beaver Creek millionaire thrill-seeker who's set records for circumnavigating the globe in a balloon, flying solo nonstop for almost 80 hours, and other feats of derring-whoohoo, was out scouting sites for a future run at the lan ... More >>

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    May 31, 2007

    Sick Puppies

    Thursday, May 31, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

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    April 26, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Another Order of Joe

    Here's a bonus for fans of Joseph Arthur, who's profiled in the April 26 edition of Westword. The published piece was based on an extensive Q&A reproduced below. Among the topics Arthur touches upon: his risky new solo album, Let's Just Be, and why at least one song on it is closer to punk rock than ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    OK Go

    Theres plenty of smarts behind this outfits stupidity.

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    January 4, 2007

    It Was Free Cuz I Stole It

    The year in unfair shares.

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    July 6, 2006

    Family Ties

    Teddy Thompson finds unity in his Separate Ways.

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    August 25, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Scott Stevens may have found success in California with the Exies, but his heart is still in Colorado.

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    July 28, 2005

    Brendan Benson

    Saturday, July 30, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.

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    August 14, 2003

    N.E.R.D. Alert

    In Chad Hugo's world, art and commerce co-exist.

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    February 8, 2001

    Everything but the DJ

    With Lazy Dog, English songwriter Ben Watt gets a modish makeover behind steel wheels.

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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    August 31, 2000

    Pop Goes Her World

    A performance veteran at 23, Ciria is hoping her music is meant to be.

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    June 1, 2000

    Stalker Fiction

    Joy turned Crackers David Lowery into fiction. Too bad hes real and really angry.

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    October 28, 1999
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    October 21, 1999

    Le Stew Culturale

    Les Nubians explore the arts of song, sisterhood and cultural pride.

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    July 15, 1999

    Better Living Through Chemistry

    The Chemical Brothers try to move beyond the hype.

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    February 4, 1999

    Southern Discomfort

    Writer Terry Southern helped shape a generation. Now his son is fighting for his legacy.

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    December 10, 1998
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    July 30, 1998

    The Final Frontier

    In the deadly race to circle the globe in a balloon, team Re/Max plans to rise above the crowd. But can a bold ego go where no man has gone before?

  • Music

    April 9, 1998

    The Gospel According to Ben Harper

    A gifted performer reveals how to become a better musician: Work at it.

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    August 28, 1997

    the lost action hero

    arnold schwarzenegger kicks tail in hollywood, but he's still waiting for a happy ending in denver real estate.

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    July 3, 1997

    Another Dose of XTC

    After years in the shadows, XTC's Andy Partridge is ready to rejoin the human race.

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    February 20, 1997
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    December 12, 1996

    Christmas Seasoning

    Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.

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    May 2, 1996
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    January 31, 1996
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