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Thursday, April 24,2014

A theatre student walks into a bar

CU Fringe Festival seeks to meld outsider art and non-traditional venues

By Danielle Meltz
CU’s Fringe Festival, going down April 25 to 27 at various locations on the CU campus, is an all-art, all-free, all-student weekend, a time when students are free to create their own work, and are not restrained by content or experience. Consequently, the theatre and dance department is getting ready for one of the most exciting, entrepreneurial times in its history.
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Thursday, April 17,2014

Christmas for Music Lovers

A whole new world of music opens up as Record Store Day approaches

By Danielle Meltz
Though the market for purchasing and listening to music has largely moved online, hardcore music fans still dedicated to physical records have resisted the move, fetishing the act of collecting vinyl. What used to be a common act of commerce has now turned into a subculture, and like all cultures, it even has its own holiday: Record Store Day, celebrated every year on the third Saturday of April.
Thursday, March 27,2014

Ten days of creation

Boulder’s debut art week highlights the local artistic community

By Danielle Meltz
People have thrown around the idea of something like Boulder Arts Week for a while, but it was Bill Obermeier, from The Dairy Centre for the Arts, and David Dadone, from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, who both started to actually talk about making the event a reality.
Thursday, March 6,2014

Elephant Poaching & Ivory Smashing: A Colorado Cause

Wednesday. March 12, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

By Danielle Meltz
After banning international ivory trade in 1989, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Repository recently took a stand against the demand for ivory and put six tons of ivory through a rock crusher at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver late last year.
Thursday, March 6,2014

Frozen Dead Guy Days is back

Nederland’s tradition continues with Bredo Morstoel’s 25th year

By Danielle Meltz
Fancy an old-fashioned coffin race? Or icy turkey bowling perhaps? Then Frozen Dead Guy Days might just be the festival for you.
Thursday, February 27,2014

Two ways of looking back

CU Art Museum exhibitions show vastly different ways of looking at the world

By Danielle Meltz
American West features paintings from the late 19th and early 20th century, while Interlaced shows contemporary videos, mostly from the past 10 years.
Thursday, February 20,2014

Gary Shteyngart

Celebrated author to read at CU Feb. 20

By Danielle Meltz
In his recent memoir, Little Failure, the acclaimed novelist writes about his experiences growing up in the Soviet Union and moving to the United States before his native country’s government collapsed.
Thursday, February 13,2014

BIFF: Heads and horsetails

Documentary reveals the dark side of Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s owner

By Danielle Meltz
The documentary, directed by her son, John Tweedy, tells the true story of one of the most influential women in horse racing, Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, the fastest horse of all time.
Thursday, February 6,2014

Sex Workers Unite, Melinda Chateauvert

Friday, February 7, Tattered Cover Book Store

By Danielle Meltz
Covering five decades of sex-worker activism, University of Maryland African American studies professor Melinda Chateauvert explores the idea that sex workers act as political organizers and are not just victims.
Thursday, February 6,2014

Two of Hearts

Classic love story gets shuffled each night in ‘52 Pick Up’

By Danielle Meltz
The story of the play is simple. Imagine your classic failed relationship. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, and eventually the coupling ends. Now imagine that story split into 52 different moments, correlated to a deck of cards.