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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Fun on the fourth

Your guide to having a blast — with or without fireworks

By Patrick Fort
There are a lot of things to do on July 4, but with multiple parts of the state literally on fire, it might be hard to come by those oft-cherished fireworks. Here are some of the best things to do this Independence Day — fireworks not guaranteed.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Beating the heat: Dead Winter Carpenters at the Fox Theatre

The sweaty alt-country of the Dead Winter Carpenters comes to the Fox

By Dylan Owens
As June has given way to July, the heat index has inched up around Colorado. Boulder and Denver have seen their first handful of 90-degree days, with many more on the way. But coming from Phoenix, the Dead Winter Carpenters will kindly take Colorado’s summer sun.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Life in opera

Couple celebrates 30 years in the business

By Peter Alexander
If you think the nomadic, demanding schedule of opera singers might make it difficult for them to sustain a healthy marriage, you have not met Kevin Langan and Sally Wolf. The bass and soprano, who are appearing in plum roles at the Central City Opera (CCO) production of Our Town this summer, are living proof that opera singers can have their cake and eat it together. As a couple. Long term.
Thursday, June 27,2013

Masters and mash-ups at the Colorado Music Fest

Colorado Music Festival bids 'do svidaniya' to longtime director Michael Christie with ambitious program

By Peter Alexander
If you stop by the Colorado Music Festival (CMF) at Chautauqua this summer (June 29 through Aug. 9) and order “the usual,” you might get almost anything, from Bach to Brazilian guitars to Radiohead.
Thursday, June 27,2013

More than your average bass player

Bassist Dave Schools explains why Widespread Panic is his dream gig

By L. Kent Wolgamott
For Widespread Panic, it’s all about the flow. That’s the term bassist Dave Schools uses to describe the onstage communication and instrumental interplay transmitted among the members of the band that, when it’s right, makes for one of their legendary improvisation-spiced performances.
Thursday, June 27,2013

Boulder musical mix-and-match

Rock fusion band Jet Edison leads multi-band jam session

By Ainslee Mac Naughton
Take that basement jam session with a few musically inclined friends and imagine it 10 times bigger, 10 times better and at the Fox, and you┤ve got the Jet Edison Summer Superjam.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Cross-cultural celebration

Intercambio party aims to unite musical, cultural and commercial communities

By Camilla Sterne
Lee Shainis’ office at Intercambio Uniting Communities is draped in the garb of many cultures. The walls house Ghanaian traditional attire, a Costa Rican embroidered vest, a gifted painting from Venezuela and even his own multicolored abstract piece. The footprints of cultural fusion are evident even in the subtle inflection that seems to have crept into his native Marylander voice after years of speaking Spanish.
Thursday, June 13,2013

Carmen to corruption to hope

Sounds of Lyons presents an ambitious weekend program

By Peter Alexander
The director and guiding spirit of the annual Sounds of Lyons chamber music festival has described herself in the past as “part renegade, part experimentalist and part na´ve,” which fits the previous four festivals to a “T.” And in the fifth Sounds of Lyons ( June 14–16), she and the festival are still renegade and experimental, but they are well beyond na´ve.
Thursday, June 13,2013

DeVotchKa dives into show with CSO

When band meets orchestra, there’s no margin for error

By Patrick Fort
Nick Urata, the guitar-slinging, bouzouki-picking, theremin-conducting lead singer of Denver’s DeVotchKa, is ready for yet another performance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, June 14. And while his group has been practicing for the show, he doesn’t deny that when the orchestra isn’t around, they slack off a bit.
Thursday, June 6,2013

Maintaining innovation

After 15 years, Umphrey’s McGee keeps it fresh

By Joseph Wirth
One fun thing that people probably don’t know is that we have a fantasy football league together with the band and crew members, so once fall comes around there’s definitely an uptick in the amount of shit talking that happens, which is always a lot of fun.