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Arts | Week of July 2, 2015

Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..

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Paint

When legendary jam band Widespread Panic plays three shows this weekend at Red Rocks, audience members can expect music, dancing… and paint. That paint comes courtesy of Scramble Campbell, known to many as the “dancing painter.

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Arts | Week of June 25, 2015

Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..

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The faces of technology

Local and international artists talk digital media in BMoCA’s ‘flatlander’

By Natalia Bayona

The advent of the computer has changed the world. The global digital network has transformed communication, appropriation and spatial time. And as always, artists are pioneering new visual dialects and using media in their own way..

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Arts | Week of Jun 18, 2015

Starring Linda: A Trio of John DeAndrea Sculptures..

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The art of change

Local artist Marc Bernardi brings transformation to NCAR

By Amanda Moutinho

Marc Bernardi’s work is all about metamorphosis — turning something as simple as a reed in a pond into an unrecognizable, abstract picture. “I watch the image morph into something else,” Bernardi says. “Sometimes I’m with a particular image for a couple days watching where it will go, and sometimes it’ll go places on its own. I do have a curiosity to see what it will become. … I transform things that would normally be boring into art.”

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Bowl

If you’re looking to have some knockout fun, head to Coal Creek Bowling Center June 13 to bowl a few frames and support a good cause. With a $25 donation you get three games of bowling, a door prize and raffle tickets. Also enjoy competitions, games, a raffle and a silent auction full of various items from plane tickets to musical instruments.

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Arts | Week of Jun 11, 2015

Program Gallery, NCAR, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303-497- 1174. Through July 31..

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Explore

The weeklong Junior Curators Boulder History Museum’s camp offers fun activities for your kids including inventing their own alien species and creating a time capsule. Campers will have access to museum collections not currently open to the public and will learn how to make their own exhibits.

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Arts | Week of June 4, 2015

Calling all Photgraphers for 2015 Land Through the Lens Exhibit..

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Poetry

American Life in Poetry: Column 534

It’d been a long winter, rags of snow hanging on; then, at the end of April, an icy nor’easter, powerful as a hurricane. But now I’ve landed on the coast of Maine, visiting a friend who lives two blocks from the ocean, and I can’t believe my luck, out this mild morning, race-walking along the strand.

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Words | Week of July 2, 2015

Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp — Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey..

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Words | Week of June 25, 2015

Make Me One with Everything — Lama Surya Das..

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Poetry

(Able Muse Press, 2014). Poem reprinted by permission of Melissa Balmain and Able Muse Press. Introduction copyright © 2015 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction’s author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004- 2006.

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Poetry

so how best to handle the day’s cagey rhythms.

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Words | Week of June 18, 2015

The Spiral Notebook — Stephen and Joyce Singular..

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Words | Week of June 11, 2015

A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road — Amy Law..

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Poetry

Kristen Marshall grew up on a small family farm in upstate New York, received a PhD in mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1989, is a founding member of Boulder Rights of Nature (BRON), an active member of Bee-Safe Boulder and writes poetry for fun.

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Words | Week of June 4, 2015

The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing — Brigitte Mars..

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Poetry

Diane de Anda is a retired UCLA professor, third generation Latina and has published academic articles, short stories, poetry, essays and satire for adults, as well as eight children’s books and children’s poetry..

Music

New CMF music director aims to build a relationship with the audience

With the festival under way, Zeitouni can come into his own

By Peter Alexander

Jean-Marie Zeitouni is excited about his entire first season as music director of the Colorado Music Festival (CMF). “I love them all!” he says of the festival concert programs. “These are all concerts that I’m looking forward to. [Over the summer] you have every single genre, and every single period in music. You have solo works, you have chamber music, you have recitals, you have chamber orchestra and big orchestra — everything is covered.”

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Some things you just can’t ignore

After 30 years together, the Indigo Girls are still recalibrating

By Caitlin Rockett

More than three decades ago, when Amy Ray began penning emotionally charged songs about social justice as one-half of the folk rock duo the Indigo Girls, fighting for same sex marriage wasn’t high on her list of priorities — despite being a lesbian.

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Something old, something new

Steve Hackman kicks off CMFs third summer Mash-Up Series

By Caitlin Rockett

If there’s one thing composer Steven Hackman wants you to know about his growing collection of “mash-up” compositions — where he joins celebrated master works from classical artists like Brahms seamlessly with works from contemporary pop culture gods like Radiohead — it’s that this is no gimmick. Rather, it’s work that flows from a fundamental part of who he is.

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Listen

Blitzen Trapper’s brand of alternative country music is an ideal soundtrack for warm summer nights. The band specializes in a sound that straddles the line between somber and mellow. Currently touring ahead of a yet-to-be-named eighth studio album, coming out this September, Blitzen Trapper is touring throughout the Northwest and West this summer.

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Mosh

Headbangers unite. Described as “the world’s biggest heavy music touring festival,” the Mayhem festival is headlined by thrash icon Slayer, and it will combine some of heavy metal’s premier acts all on one stage. Accompanying Slayer atop the festival’s bill is Danish stalwart of the heavy metal scene King Diamond, sharing the lineup in the U.

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The musical sandbox

Matt Butler brings talented and diverse musicians together with Everyone Orchestra

By Matthew DuBois

Matt Butler is the conductor and focal point of an ever-rotating series of musicians that creates the Everyone Orchestra. The band itself is an improvised jam band created specifically for each show, with different combinations of musicians playing every performance.

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Still bringing the “Umph”

Nearing 20 years of existence, Umphrey’s McGee is racking up their number of shows

By Sam Routhier

After forming in 1997, Umphrey’s McGee soon began their relentless touring schedule. Meticulously recorded on its website, the band tracks the venue and set list for every live show the band has ever played over 17 years: a number that currently sits right above 2,060.

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Listen

Amy Kress has been making music since she was 8 years old. But it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 that she decided to share it with the world with her aptly named debut album Secret Music.

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Killin’ it

Tyler, the Creator is as funny as he wants to be

By Kyle Eustice

It’s hard to tell whether Tyler, the Creator is a complete ass or a total genius. However, it is safe to say he’s probably a little bit of both. Born Tyler Gregory Okonma, the 24-year-old mastermind behind hip hop collective Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All is on the ride of his life, and he’s never been happier.

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Celebrate

Treat your dad properly this Father’s Day with some barbeque, blues and some beer of course. Head over to McGuckin Hardware’s Father’s Day event for some outdoor cooking demonstrations by Escoffier Culinary School, grilling and smoking demonstrations, food and beer provided by Boulder Beer.

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New calendar service: Boulder County Events

Boulder Weekly is launching a new presentation of our calendar, now known as Boulder County Events.

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Events Calendar | Week of January 10, 2013

Surrealist painter Sky Black will exhibit his work at Trident Cafe and Bookstore in January.

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Arts | Week of January 10, 2013

Matt Smith's 'Guardians of Ediza' is among the paintings on the American West on view at Gallery 1261.

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Theater | Week of January 10, 2013

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) continues at Jesters Dinner Theatre.

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Words | Week of January 10, 2013

Jon Sands, author of The New Clean, reads at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore.

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Event Calendar | Week of January 3, 2013

Gipsy Moon plays Jan. 3 at the Pioneer Inn and Jan. 4 at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids.

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Arts | Week of January 03, 2013

Loretta Young-Gautier´s photographs are on display at the Byers-Evans house.

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Theater | Week of January 03, 2013

Newark Violenta, a tribute to Italian crime cinema from the 1970s, premieres at The Edge Theater Company.

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Words | Week of January 03, 2013

Brian Gast, author of The Business of Wanting More, will appear at Tattered Cover Jan. 8.

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Event Calendar | Week of December 27, 2012

The Motet plays the Fox Theatre Dec. 30 and 31.

Reel To Reel

[Ir]replaceable you

Three faces in the ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’

By Michael J. Casey

The cinema is unkind to actresses of a certain age, replacing them with younger, newer models, forcing them from the spotlight to make way for tomorrow. That is not something Maria (Juliette Binoche), a renowned actress of the stage and screen, is ready to do.

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Angry young white men

Seduced by the criminal in ‘Badlands’

By Michael J. Casey

On Jan. 21, 1958, Charles Starkweather entered the Nebraska home of girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate and shot and killed her father, mother and 2-yearold sister. The two went on the lam and Starkweather slayed seven more over the course of eight days before surrendering to authorities.

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A tale of two cities

‘The [French] Connection’

By Michael J. Casey

One of the more fascinating aspects of the movies is their ability to reach across time and space and continue cinematic conversations started long ago. Moviegoers will be able to peek in on that conversation next week at The Boedecker Theater where both 1971’s The French Connection.

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Still crazy after all these years

‘Live From New York!’ captures the spirit of SNL

By Michael J. Casey

If 40 years of Saturday Night Live has taught us anything it is this: comedy is the sharpest form of criticism. Biting wit levied by the absurd becomes the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down, and SNL has been spoon feeding America since 1975.

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Life rushes by, love rushes by

But ‘The Red Shoes’ keeps on dancing

By Michael J. Casey

Yet, two more are needed, two rising talents that the Svengali-like Lermontov can mold into a star and a revolutionary composer. That’s where Vicky Page and Julian Craster (Marius Goring) come in. Page and Craster are better than average, and rise quickly, taking the Ballet Lermontov to unbelievable heights.

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Falling with style

Carl Boenish takes the plunge in ‘Sunshine Superman’

By Michael J. Casey

At the turn of the 20th century, vast majorities of the planet remained undiscovered for those restless ones who couldn’t possibly imagine a life spent behind a desk or in a factory. If they had the notion, and sufficient funding, there were mountains, deserts, jungles, two Poles and the seas in between calling their name.

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One is the loneliest number

Midway through life’s journey with ‘L’intrepido’

By Michael J. Casey

He is a fast learner, which makes him a perfect fit for this kind of work, but a chance encounter with his ex-wife, Adriana (Sandra Ceccarelli) alludes to more than Antonio would like to admit. Some people find their identity in work, others find a way to escape it.

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Sports have an uplifting nature that can unify communities after times of great loss; case in point Rising from the Ashes. The documentary tells the inspirational story of the first Rwandan National Cycling Team and their journey to the London Olympic Games.

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Happiness for you and me

Dear Elliott Smith: ‘Heaven Adores You’

By Michael J. Casey

The 1998 Academy Awards Ceremony felt a little bit like a private party James Cameron threw for his monumental Titanic, which sailed away with 11 statues that evening, but that was also the night 57 million Americans met one singer/ songwriter who left almost as quickly as he came. Per usual, segments from each of the five nominated songs were performed, and while Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” took home the prize, it was the man in the white suit with the unwashed hair singing a quiet little love-song (or was it a breakup song?) from Good Will Hunting that got the audience talking.

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The new reality

‘Welcome to Me’ and TV

By Michael J. Casey

When Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig) was 11, she was diagnosed manic-depressive, put on medication and grew up like most teenagers do. Yet, the events that shaped Alice’s upbringing, although not abnormal, stuck deeper in her mind than most.

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Mainline it

Dope will get you high

By Ryan Syrek

When the stunning Nakia (Zoë Kravitz) invites Malcolm to a birthday party for her on-again/off-again, dopeslinging boyfriend, Dom (A$ap Rocky), the nerdy good kids find themselves wading hip deep into shit creek.

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Mother is the first other

Colorado native Sarah Adina Smith to present her debut feature in Boulder

By Michael J. Casey

Rashaan Salaam and Kordell Stewart!” Sarah Adina Smith cheers with delight, recalling her high school years as a University of Colorado Boulder Buffs fan. “I was born and raised in Fort Collins, but my Mom went to CU,” Smith tells Boulder Weekly. “We were, like, totally going against our town, but we were really into it.”

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Emotion motion

‘Inside Out’ is busy, breezy and (kinda) blah

By Ryan Syrek

My second set of questions: So logic doesn’t exist in this world? I understand this is a kid’s movie but “you are a creature ruled solely by your basic emotions” is a horrifying message. Why go to school if you never apply knowledge and you just emotionally react to stuff?.

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Watch

Take your love for animals a step further and attend the Bow Wow Film Festival — a traveling film festival that strives to spread the love for dogs everywhere by shining a spotlight on man’s best friend. This event features a compilation of the years’ best doggie-themed footage from funny to heartwarming to educational.

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Hot dino-on-dino action

‘Jurassic World’ is what you wanted

By Ryan Syrek

Hand a kid two dinosaur toys. Said kid will not use them to contemplate evolutionary biology. Said kid will smash the two of them together, simulating an epic dino-smackdown while emitting a likely annoying reptilian howl. Jurassic World is that but with a $150 million budget. Director Colin Trevorrow went from quirky indie Safety Not Guaranteed to blockbuster franchise revival faster than you can ask, “How many zeroes are on that check again?” Those hoping Trevorrow managed to retain the light, whimsical, creative tone of his former effort should remember this is a movie about dinosaurs eating people. When it comes to people eating, Jurassic World does it better than most.

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On agents and agency

‘Spy’ treats Melissa McCarthy like a real person%u2028

By Ryan Syrek

Melissa McCarthy is immensely talented, armed with a stunning repertoire of acting skills. So, of course, Hollywood sees her and claps its collective hands together, yelling “Make the funny lady fall down again!” Spy is writer/director (and frequent McCarthy collaborator) Paul Feig’s attempt to save his friend from a Jack Blackian fate. In a clever conceit, he allows McCarthy to trot out her staid, clichéd usual characters, only to abandon them in favor of something authentic. Had it not been for one painfully tone deaf, unfunny, offensive running gag, Spy would have been damn good and not simply good.

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The kid in the bird

‘I Am Big Bird’ brings Caroll Spinney’s story to the big screen

By Michael J. Casey

There is one thing you never do on Sesame Street and that is put someone down. “Our business is not to ridicule,” Caroll Spinney — the long time puppeteer inside Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch — tells Boulder Weekly. “Dumb is a word we never use on Sesame Street,” Spinney says. “Or stupid,” adds Big Bird.

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Quake and stakes

‘San Andreas’ is morally terrible, kind of watchable

By Ryan Syrek

As people die in ugly, awful ways all around him, Ray ignores them in order to save his estranged wife and loving daughter. If you’re not related to Ray, sorry about your death by fire or pulverization, but you can’t ride in the city’s helicopter or the plane he steals, truck he steals or boat he steals.

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Make way for yesterday

Silent cinema is going strong at Chautauqua Auditorium

By Michael J. Casey

The movies started small. So small that only one person at a time could watch them. The year was 1892, and Thomas Edison and his colleague William Kennedy Laurie Dickson discovered that if you spun sequential photographs in a small box, you could create the illusion of movement. Edison called them Kinetoscopes, and these viewing booths were the iPhones of their day, a private experience where patrons paid to watch short movies of a giddy girl kissing a mustachioed man, of a dancer swirling her dress and of a weightlifter flexing his muscles.

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If you’ve ever found yourself curious about the practice of ultrarunning, running beyond 26.2 miles, look no further than Run Free. This documentary recounts the life of ultrarunning pioneer and Boulder native Micah True.

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Think

Got five minutes? Ignite Boulder’s events, which take place a few times each year, are centered around five-minute talks focused on presenters’ “geeky passions.

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Listen up

Kepnes has been travelling extensively ever since — saying he likes to live large and travel cheap. Always a frugal person, Kepnes says traveling cheaply isn’t always about saving money but also about avoiding tourist traps for a more genuine experience.

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Theater | Week of July 2, 2015

Beloved nanny Mary Poppins pops in at BDT Stage through Sept. 16..

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Checking in with Cho

While laughter is the best medicine, Margaret Cho says comedy is the best weapon

By Amanda Moutinho

Margaret Cho is pissed off. She might even be a little crazy. Her list of grievances include LBGT rights, violence against women, the hypocrisy of the Duggar family and the continued examination of Bill Cosby. “People are still questioning whether or not he’s guilty. He’s so guilty,” Cho says. “After 40 women come forward and call you a rapist and have the exact same story, it’s very clear.”

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Fly

Reach new heights at this annual community gathering taking place right down the road in Frederick. The fifth annual Frederick in Flight will feature close to 30 balloons launching throughout the weekend, with other community events like balloon rides for kids and a basket candle lighting in the evening.

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Theater | Week of June 25, 2015

Children of Eden. Festival through Aug..

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Old Testament 101

It’s Bible time at Jesters

By Gary Zeidner

Based on my recent visit to Jesters Dinner Theatre in Longmont, one thing is abundantly clear: Jesters has recommitted itself to being the best darn dinner theatre it can be. When I last ventured in to this quaint, little theatre on Main Street some years ago, I came away with a very low opinion of the food and only a slightly better one of the performance. My experience this time around was decidedly more positive in every way. Because I still suffer the lingering psychological effects of my last meal at Jesters, I didn’t partake of the pre-show dinner.

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Dance

Impress your friends and family by learning an eclectic range of dance moves at Boulder’s International Dance Festival. This weekend-long event brings you some of the most talented people in the state and offers a global variety of dances, music and performances.

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The University of Colorado Boulder’s sixth season of the CU New Opera Workshop (CU NOW) will culminate in two public performances this weekend of A Song for Susan Smith, an opera written by Pulitzer Prizewinning librettist and CU alum Mark Campbell and composed by Zach Redler.

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