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Phantom Circus: Out of Adversity Comes Art

23 days ago by Ana Campbell
Often it is the case that from bad comes good. For Natalie Brown, it took a few slipped discs, a natural disaster, the untimely death of a loved one and the Great Recession to find her calling: the Phantom Circus, the performance group she founded that will debut at the Oriental...
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How Lower Downtown Denver Went From LoDo to BroDo

4 months ago by Chris Walker
The dance floor at Lodo’s Bar and Grill is ready to pop. At 9 p.m. on a Friday night, the place feels like a party’s about to break out, and the DJ clearly senses it, raising his fist and yelling, “Yeahhhhh! Where my Bieber fans at?” But not everyone is...
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Columbine to Oregon's Umpqua College: Tragic List of School Shootings Since '99

12 months ago by Michael Roberts
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of school shootings in the...
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Meet All the Artists of Artopia 2016

7 months ago by Westword Arts and Culture
Artopia 2016 s just a month away, and you'll want to get your tickets now — because prices go up tomorrow! Saturday, February 20 will be a night of art, culture and fashion at City Hall. And cocktails, of course, which you can enjoy as you move through seven rooms...
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Meet the First Six Artists Announced for Artopia 2016

9 months ago by Westword
It's cold outside, but plans are heating up for Artopia 2016 on Saturday, February 20 — a night of art, culture and fashion at City Hall. And cocktails, of course, which you can enjoy as you move through seven rooms of art installations and exhibits, curated by Jolt from Guerilla...
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In Gay Rodeo, Women Can Compete With the Big Boys — and Big Bulls

9 months ago by Kyle Wagner
When the chute opens, all 1,700 pounds of brindle bull burst out. The animal spins, rears and kicks violently, as though his hindquarters are spring-loaded: He can’t dump his passenger fast enough. And within three seconds, the rider is flying to the ground, helmet-clad head hitting hard against the dirt,...
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Questions About Sex? There's an App for That!

10 months ago by Jamie Siebrase
What is the G-spot, and where is it? How important is foreplay? Is there a difference between sex and gender? Seventy-year-old sex educator/activist Joyce Lisbin, the focus of this week's cover story, "Sex Marks the Spat," and business partner Paul Froehlich, a 64-year-old videographer and producer in New York, want...
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Twelve Things to Know About Dalton Trumbo: CU Dropout and Red Scare Victim

11 months ago by Brad Weismann
The Oscar-winning screenwriter whose exploits are the subject of the upcoming biopic Trumbo, opening November 6 across the region, would be the first to snort at the thought of his life becoming Hollywood fodder. Then he would take the money and write the script himself. In recent years, Dalton Trumbo...
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The Obama administration: a Colorado College cabal?

7 years ago by Alan Prendergast
Every presidency has its own biases about the kind of education that makes for good leaders. JFK stacked the deck with Harvard grads; Bush I and Bush II leaned toward Yalies, of course. Snobbery, Eastern elitism, Ivy Leaguism--it's been expected of the White House since the days of Woodrow Wilson,...
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Soul Asylum's Music Takes Note of the Absurdities of Life

1 year ago by Tom Murphy
Soul Asylum is set to perform on Thursday, August 6 at Summit Music Hall with Meat Puppets. These days, casual fans know Soul Asylum more as a soft-rock band because of its 1992 hit, “Runaway Train.” But Soul Asylum, like many other Minneapolis-based bands then and now, has always resisted easy classification...

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