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Photos: Top ten movies about people with Colorado ties

3 years ago by Michael Roberts
This particular state has made its mark on the silver screen, as we've documented in posts featuring the top ten movies filmed in Colorado, ten memorable movies set in Colorado but not filmed here and the ten biggest Hollywood misses filmed in Colorado. But what about those with Colorado connections...
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Sklar Brothers riff on Vonnegut, Bruce Jenner and Leno at Comedy Works

3 years ago by Josiah M. Hesse
Most identical twins will go to great lengths to convince you that while they may look the same, inside they are very different. But while the Sklar Brothers actually looked quite different at Comedy Works on Friday night -- with Randy in plaid shirt and beard, and Jason in black...
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The Dirty Lookers

5 years ago by Jon Solomon
Audio Voyeur, the Dirty Lookers' debut, is a raucous, revved-up ride straight out of the garage. The band's main strength lies in frontwoman Pammy Puente; at times she channels the screaming angst of Courtney Love, at others she sounds like a more punk version of Patti Smith. A further testament...
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Weekend's best live music bets: Sleigh Bells, Cults, Heartless Bastards and more

5 years ago by Team Backbeat
TGIF! You've worked hard all week, now it's time to coast into weekend. Plenty of great music on tap to help you unwind -- or get wound-up, as the case may be. Tonight at the Ogden, Sleigh Bells assaults the senses, Mojo Nixon kicks off a two-night stand at the...
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THE TWO-PERCENT SOLUTION

22 years ago by Arthur Hodges
Colorado's fringe political parties have been griping for years that the state makes it unfairly difficult for them to get their candidates on the ballot. Now, many of them fear, it's about to get even tougher. A nascent electoral-reform proposal backed by former secretary of state Natalie Meyer could drastically...
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Yes Man

8 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
For so major a movie star — at least, once upon a time — Jim Carrey seems to make a lot of awfully minor films, several of them over and over again. Isn't Yes Man, in which Carrey's self-absorbed Debbie Downer greenlights every bad decision in an effort to reinvent...
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Letters to the Editor

The Meter's Still Running A monumental mistake: I think Patricia Calhoun's "The Big Cheese," in the June 6 issue, was a great article. The recent city obsession with monuments to Mayor Wellington Webb is premature with thirteen months of his administration left to go. A lot can happen in thirteen...
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Q&A with Kevin Devine

7 years ago by Michael Roberts
Singer-songwriter Kevin Devine, the subject of a profile in this week's Westword advancing his Sunday, May 24 gig at the Marquis Theatre with Miniature Tigers, The Rouge and Brian Bonz, is the rarest of interview subjects: a guy who listeners carefully to every question and answers each as completely and...
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Delegating Denver #46 of 56: South Dakota

8 years ago by Sean Cronin
View larger image South Dakota Total Number of Delegates: 23 Pledged: 15 Unpledged: 8 How to Recognize a South Dakota Delegate: Students at Sturgis High School are known as "Scoopers," and their mascot is always pictured with a shovel. The nickname dates back to the 1880s and was coined by...
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Footing the Bill

20 years ago by Scott C. Yates
The Boulder apartment David Wittlinger rented for his final year at the University of Colorado wasn't great, but it was okay--until the weather turned cold. The furnace never worked, and calls to the owner and the property manager yielded no heat. Because space heaters would blow a fuse, Wittlinger shivered...

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