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  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Five Life Lessons Learned at the Wake Up Festival

    A collection of visionaries, luminaries and live-your-best-life movers-and-shakers met at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park this past week for the Wake Up Festival, which is orchestrated every year by Boulder's own Sounds True media company. This year's lineup included Elizabeth Gilbert (author ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Waterloo is an unlikely home for music royalty in Louisville, Colorado

    Before he moved to Colorado in the late '90s to help open the Whole Foods store on Pearl Street in Boulder, Louis Karp opened Waterloo Records in Austin, a spot that went on to become one of the most successful independent record stores in the nation. Karp also had a few decades of music-industry ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Kings of Leon is slated for a two-night stand at Red Rocks with Band of Horses, Tony Bennett is due at Ellie Caulkins and Symphony on the Rocks will feature Sarah McLachlan, among others. Meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front,The Go-Go's are coming to the Ogden Theatre, Fleet Foxes are coming to the Fillmore, and Arvada Center has added shows to its summer lineup. Meanwhile, on local radio, Bad Weather California, Science Partner and Veronica got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    2011 Denver Botanic Gardens Concert Series

    ​Every year, the Denver Botantic Gardens typically have a lively concert calender, and this year doesn't seem to be the exception. The season kicks off this summer on Sunday, June 1, with a show from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and culminates on Sunday, August 21 with B.B. King.

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    April 13, 2011

    Chautauqua announces summer 2011 lineup

    Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt share a bill on Sunday, June 19​Triple-A fans, rejoice! Chautauqua just announced the lineup for its upcoming summer season, which kicks off on May 21 and runs through the end of August, and with the exception of the odd comedian and pair of indie acts, you can look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Reader's Tom Tancredo-Gustavo Arellano debate take our longest Comment of the Day yet!

    Tom Tancredo.​As my wife loves to tell me at awkward moments, size matters. By that standard, the following note from our "Knee-jerk reactions to the debate between Tom Tancredo and 'Ask a Mexican' Gustavo Arellano" post is impressive indeed. Check out the note that prompted it, and the loqua ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010
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    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (11/1/08-11/7/08)

    Rick Astley will never give this award up Here's a handy guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were busy voting on Rick Astley as best act ever in the MTV Europe Music Awards. Thanks to your tireless efforts, the EMAs were successfully Rickrolled...

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008
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    September 4, 2008
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    November 20, 2007
  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    Away From Her

    Love and marriage meet life and Alzheimer’s in this adaptation of an Alice Munro novel.

  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    Ghost World

    True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood's heart of darkness.

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003

    Comic Correction

    Maher keeps on joking

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Fortune Smiles

    Unsung country crooner Allison Moorer changes course on a new album -- and she doesn't care what you call it.

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Style Child

    As Casa Del Soul's resident boy genius, DJ Ty Tek holds down the house.

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Devil in the Details

    Four years after his baptism by fire, mystical troubadour Jim White returns with a batch of sacrificial “hick-hop.”

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Like a Prayer

    Ever since Madonna called, remix artist and DJ Victor Calderone has been basking in a ray of light.

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    April 15, 1999
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    August 20, 1998

    On the Case

    Neko Case aims to shake up the world of country music.

  • Music

    February 12, 1998

    Not Standing Pat

    The Smithereens' Pat DiNizio goes where he's never gone before.

  • Music

    July 17, 1997
  • Culture

    May 29, 1997

    Stout Stuff

    With the end of Nebula 9, Jim Stout is ready to step out on his own.

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.

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    August 8, 1996
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    January 24, 1996
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    May 11, 1994
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    March 2, 1994
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    January 19, 1994