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Thursday, January 23,2014

A fairy tale for Boulder County

Play about famous physicists gets Spanish-language treatment

By David Accomazzo
Len Barron has gone into more than 200 schools doing a one-man show about Einstein. Now, his play has been translated to Spanish.
Thursday, January 16,2014

And now for something completely different

‘Spamalot’ lays siege to your funny bone

By Gary Zeidner
Anchored by a handful of Boulder’s Dinner Theatre mainstays like Brian Norber, Wayne Kennedy, Scott Beyette, Brian Jackson and Alicia Dunfee, the cast of Spamalot is truly stellar.
Thursday, January 9,2014

The Human Scale

Documentary examines urban development

By Joel Dyer
Dalsgaard’s film explores the work and philosophy of Danish architect Jan Gehl, who has long advocated that our cities should be built for the benefit of people rather than for the convenience of automobiles and the profits of developers.
Thursday, January 2,2014

Drawing the line

Two views of drawing at Denver museums show artists thinking it through, growing up and creating drawings that deserve consideration in their own right

By Elizabeth Miller
Drawings are generally seen as the preliminary sketches for later, more polished works, but two exhibitions in Denver, at the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum, are making the case for viewing drawings as artworks in and of themselves.
Thursday, December 26,2013

Movies to look forward to in 2014

Expect lots of sequels from white dudes

By Ryan Syrek
Looking forward, 2015 is jam-packed with the single most anticipated docket of films ever scheduled. But first is 2014, the year nobody cares about. Let’s try to drum up some excitement anyway.
Thursday, December 19,2013

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a real Christmas circus

Holidaze isn’t just recommended; it’s essential viewing

By Gary Zeidner
For a couple of hours respite from all of the holiday hullabaloo, you could do a lot worse than Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Heck, if you’re one of the many who would rather stick your tongue to a frozen flag pole than endure more treacley, It’s a Wonderful Life-type fare, Holidaze isn’t just recommended; it’s essential viewing.
Thursday, December 12,2013

Longmont hopes to become creative culture destination

By Lexi Schwartz
In 2013 Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, named parts of downtown Longmont a Prospective Colorado Creative District. Come 2014, those behind the district are hoping to become an official Colorado Creative District.
Wednesday, November 27,2013

Boulder Tattoo Project finishes up first phase

By David Accomazzo
At Claw and Talon Tattoo in Boulder, Boulder County resident Joel sits in the waiting room, flanked by colorful posters as the pounding riffs of stoner-metal legends Kyuss fill the room.
Thursday, November 21,2013

An artist reframed: Painter Chuck Forsman finally exhibits his photography

Denver Art Museum hosts exhibit of photos from two collections

By Elizabeth Miller
Late one night, while driving through Utah, artist Chuck Forsman saw a dead cow on the road and stopped to photograph it. “I think I did it just kind of to wake me up,” Forsman says.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Arts and activism

At Americas Latino Festival, arts play key role in promoting environmental message

By David Accomazzo
Arts and media unite communities, says Irene Vilar, the creator and driving force behind the Americas Latino Festival. By harnessing the mainstream appeal and draw of prominent Latino creators, she hopes to brighten the main environmental mission of the festival as well as showcase Latino culture to a broad audience — positioning Latinos not just as spectators to the environmental movement but as leaders.