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The zenith

The first sounds are reminiscent of metal on metal, steel against steel, like dragging a pipe across grating in short, regular intervals. An organ...

The benevolent creator

A Dasha Shishkin drawing is by no means straightforward. A picture can show multiple scenes, dozens of characters — some big, some small, some with...

Sweetly agitating, persistently upending

The first thing Joanna Rotkin learned in college was that she didn’t have a ballet body. For a young woman who had dedicated her...

The in-between

Here’s how it was supposed to go: In one of the tall, street-facing windows of the David B. Smith Gallery, a 6-foot-tall neon sign...

The familiar frontier

Post-Civil War America was a country in pieces. After years of fighting, the North and the South had to come together as one again....

Pussy Grabs Back

This is not a typical burlesque show,” says Jenna Noah, aka Madame Merci, co-founder of Conscious Burlesque and creator of Pussy Grabs Back. “This...

Unseen realism

Artist Jenny Morgan has always had a talent for painting the human figure. In the early days of her career, Morgan painted hyper-realistic canvases...

The American dream and the American nightmare

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her...

Under the dome

ARISE is in its fifth year and it’s already one of Colorado’s best-known and most successful festivals, and there’s a reason for that. It’s...

CMF ends on a high note

When you plan a summer festival, you want to end on a high note. And this year, Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the Colorado Music Festival...

Central City offers splendid mainstage productions of ‘Così fan tutte’ and...

The 2017 season of the Central City Opera (CCO) is well launched, with two splendid productions in the main theater: a musically solid and...

Classic Caesar

Man landing on the moon. The Vietnam War. Two gulf wars. VCRs. Video games. Cell phones. The Internet. Cassette tapes.  Compact discs. DVDs. AIDS....
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