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Thursday, August 23,2012

Movement towards collaboration

Dechen Hawk on the singer-songwriter’s tendencies towards solitude

By David Accomazzo
The creative process of a singer-songwriter can be a lonesome one. You write songs alone, rehearse alone, often perform alone.
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Thursday, August 23,2012

A certain kind of kin

Yonder Mountain String Band’s festival appeals to the loyalists

By David Accomazzo
Fourteen years ago, Yonder Mountain String Band formed over a Guinness in a bar in Nederland, according to a tale spun by guitarist Adam Aijala.
Thursday, August 23,2012

2012 Student Guide | Dorm food gourmet

Make healthy and delicious meals with just your microwave

By David Accomazzo
A note to incoming freshmen: Life outside the parental womb is complicated. You might be used to home-cooked meals, rent-free housing, structure and supervision, but all that is about to change as you take your first baby steps into the real world.
Thursday, August 9,2012

When life changes course

Roll up for Gemma Wilcox’s ‘Magical Mystery Detour’

By David Accomazzo
Gemma Wilcox, a 34-year-old British expat who produces, directs and acts in one-woman shows, is one of those Fringe Fest regulars. She won the “Best of Fest” award in 2005, 2006 and 2008, and she’s back this year with a one-woman show called The Magical Mystery Detour, which she co-wrote with director Elizabeth Baron.
Thursday, August 9,2012

Hanging out on the fringe

Boulder International Fringe Festival celebrates the weird, the deviant, and the offbeat

By David Accomazzo
Sitting in a chair at the Naropa Performing Arts Center, as various artists performing in this year’s festival check out the space, hash out technical details and rehearse, Ortolano talks about the festival he birthed eight years ago with a pragmatic savvy.
Thursday, July 26,2012

When cultures collide

Tony Ortega’s prints explore the intersections of Latino and American communities

By David Accomazzo
Denver artist Tony Ortega’s attic studio overflows with framed prints he has made during his three-plus decades as a professional artist. Chicano-style prints made with colorful pastels and paints hang from the walls.
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Thursday, July 26,2012

Contests part of RockyGrass tradition

Band, instrumentalist competitions as old as the festival itself

By David Accomazzo
Through a bluegrass career spanning nearly four decades, Tim O’Brien has played on many stages and with numerous players, but RockyGrass holds a special place in his heart. Hell, he’s performed there 28 times, which is why organizers asked him to fill the final slot of the festival’s 40th year.
Thursday, July 12,2012

A farce within a farce

'Noises Off' heavy on the laughs

By David Accomazzo
It’s a testament to the playwright, cast and director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Noises Off that something as subtle as a missed stage direction can become a hilarious running joke in a play.
Thursday, July 5,2012

When the system fails

‘The Invisible War’ exposes military’s shameful treatment of sex assault victims

By David Accomazzo
The first 15 minutes of Kirby Dick’s new documentary, The Invisible War, contain a staggering opening salvo. First, the jab, a statistic: “20 percent of servicewomen have been sexually assaulted while serving.” Then the cross, a devastating montage of 12 victims, from all different branches of the military, each describing how they were raped. Some look at the camera, some look off-screen, some stare vacantly into nothing.
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Thursday, June 21,2012

The wisdom of Wilco

Jeff Tweedy talks about what drives the Grammy-winning band

By David Accomazzo
Wilco is a chameleon band. The group’s sound has changed dramatically in the 17 years since the release of its first E.P., A.M. Anchored by guitarist and songwriter Jeff Tweedy, Wilco bridges country, rock and alternative genres with grace and ease, and the once-obscure band is now one of the most successful and famous indie rock acts in the country.
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