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Thursday, November 19,2015


For the first time in more than 40 years, Magic Music will reunite to play the Boulder Theater stage. Ahead of its time, this local band didn’t hit it big, but the jam bands of today play the same vein of music that Magic Music played all those years ago.
Thursday, November 19,2015


Join Schiff Dance Collective in their Winter Showcase where they plan to entertain with excerpts from their upcoming contemporary dance pieces. Along with Schiff, enjoy contemporary and modern work from Rogue Co., Park Hill Dance Collective, Kelsey Kempfer, Backbone Dance Company and Ascential Dance Theatre.
Thursday, November 19,2015


Paper Bird has been a Colorado staple since their 2007 formation in Denver. The band plays a mixture of indie folk, soul rock with guitar, bass, banjo, trumpet, keys and drums. Each member in the band writes lyrics, making their songs thoughtful and relatable to a wide audience.
Thursday, November 19,2015

Keeping it real

Allen Stone breaks down the music industry, soul music and staying true to creative impulses

By Grant Stringer
In the music industry, where major record labels constantly turn out new pop hits reminiscent of something we heard the week before, great music doesn’t always make successful music.
Thursday, November 19,2015

Pro Musica Colorado looks ahead and back

Opening program may be pianist Larry Graham’s farewell orchestra concert — or not

By Peter Alexander
The Pro Musica Colorado will look both forward and back in their 2015–16 season, which music director Cynthia Katsarelis and the orchestra call “Remembrance.” The season will open Friday and Saturday (Nov. 21-22) with the world premiere of a new work by CU composition competition winner Kurt Mehlenbacher — looking ahead — and end (April 8-9) with Mozart’s Requiem — a work that compels us to look back. In between will be a concert of music by J.S. Bach and Dmitri Shostakovich ( Jan. 22-23) that will be part of a two-year festival of all of Shostakovich’s chamber music.
Thursday, November 19,2015

In this life or the next

‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ restored to its proper glory

By Michael J. Casey
Filmmaking is an act of optimism. Setting ideas to paper, convincing others to come and join the party, devoting time, money, blood, sweat and tears to capture those images on celluloid, believing those images can carry meaning throughout the world...
Thursday, November 19,2015

Oh my God

‘FAITH’ reimagines fanaticism

By Sarah Haas
In the midst of the violence, suffering and fear unleashed in the last week, we seek someone to blame for creating global terror. The face of Abdel- Hamid Abu Oud flashes on screens across the country — the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks that killed at least 129 people.
Thursday, November 19,2015

Where the next turn leads

By Adam Perry
It was a cold spring morning, a Monday, signaling my first week off work (as a veterans-law paralegal in Boulder) in seven months. The previous day I’d completed the eccentric 70-mile Eroica California, with around 6,000 feet of elevation gain meandering Central California wine country on a 12-speed Torelli from the early ’80s.
Thursday, November 19,2015

A drop in the bucket

Solar Benefits Colorado helps residents become more energy efficient

By Angela K. Evans
“People are waking up to the reality that they do have a choice when it comes to where they get their electricity,” says Willie Mein, owner of Custom Solar, a Boulderbased company. “They can choose clean, renewable energy from the sun that’s produced on site.
Thursday, November 19,2015

...Does it make a sound?

The battle over the Pawnee National Grassland continues

By Joel Dyer
The first time I saw the Pawnee National Grassland, I was on a quest to find a ghost town I’d heard about. It shared its name with my place of birth; a small town in Oklahoma called Purcell. Aside from the name, I think my curiosity is the only thing these two places ever had in common.