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Review: The Glass Menagerie Is Shiny But Shallow at the Denver Center

4 days ago by Juliet Wittman
The room, with its floor of lighted squares, seems small and isolated in darkness. It’s edged by the black metal railings of the fire escape. This is St. Louis, where author Tennessee Williams grew up, during the impoverished years of the 1930s, and The Glass Menagerie is autobiographical, a memory...

Sand Creek Massacre Memorial Gains Ground at Colorado Capitol

1 month ago by Patricia Calhoun
"So far, we have had to give ground, give ground, give ground,” Herbert Welch told the Capitol Building Advisory Committee meeting in the basement of the Colorado Capitol, which stands on top of some of the ground that the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes used to call their own. Welch, who...

Five Reasons Why It Would Be Stupid To Demolish Boettcher Concert Hall

2 years ago by Michael Paglia
I've never been a big fan of the City & County of Denver when it comes to architectural and artistic decisions. They've repeatedly dropped the ball on everything from I.M. Pei's Zeckendorf Plaza, which was demolished in 1996, to the proposed destruction of Civic Center Park's beauty in 2006, to...

Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Eight Free), September 23-25

3 days ago by Alex Brown
Fall is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy our town. Without blistering sun or frigid cold, it's a pleasure to explore the pumpkin patch, celebrate our parks and eat from a food truck. Here are our ten favorite events this weekend, none of which will set you back...

Reviewed: Water by the Spoonful, Murder Ballad, Suddenly Last Summer (All Closing), Three More

3 days ago by Juliet Wittman
Buntport Theater Company is kicking off the fall season by bringing back Middle Aged People Sitting in Boxes;  the show opens tomorrow. Here's our capsule review of the original production: A clothesline on which tops and bras are hung spans the stage. Other than that, the set consists of four shrouded...

100 Colorado Creatives 3.0: Megan Gafford

4 days ago by Susan Froyd
#61: Megan Gafford Incoming RedLine resident Megan Gafford conducts experiments with artful outcomes, mining science for haunting imagery and space to closely consider things we fear or don’t understand. A recent MFA graduate at the University of Colorado Boulder, Gafford asks big questions and does the groundwork to find the...

Spatola Ristorante & Wine Bar: An Unfinished Journey to Authentic Italian Fare

5 days ago by Gretchen Kurtz
Denver has lost a number of old-time red-sauce joints recently, including Patsy’s, which closed last month after nearly a century. Taken together with the rise in gluten-free dining, you might think it’s time to say arrivederci to Italian food. Instead, the scene is more competitive than it has been in...

Donovan on Teaching the Beatles the Fingerstyle That Became the White Album

5 days ago by Jon Solomon
Donovan Leitch, who’s gone by his first name only for more than five decades, wrote and recorded hit songs like “Mellow Yellow” and “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” yet his influence as a songwriter and musician reaches beyond his own music. He inspired David Bowie, Marc Bolan and a number of other...

Eight Movies to See in Denver Right Now

9 days ago by Westword Staff
It was a wild week in film releases. We reviewed John Krasinski's Sundance favorite (which won't break the dysfunctional family arc), found the final installment in the Bridget Jones saga, Bridget Jones's Baby, to be a pleasant surprise, and an got spooked with an eerie Polish possession in Demon.  Here are the eight best...

Remembering Jordan Wieleba — a Brave, Brilliant Comedian

9 days ago by Byron Graham
Family, friends and fans are mourning the loss of Denver comedian Jordan Wieleba. Rushed to the hospital after a severe asthma attack left her in comatose last week, she remained unresponsive and unaware of the well-wishing throngs of visitors she received. Few knew of the seriousness of her circumstances; Wieleba herself had tweeted...


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