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War is Helen

You’ve probably heard the old saw about sex being like pizza: “Even when it’s not that great it’s still pretty good.” The same may...

Hear it again for the first time

"Singers are beautiful like Diana Ross or Petula Clark. I’m just a normal person,” says Carole King in Beautiful to guitarist Nick. “Who wants...

‘Baby Doe’ opens Central City Opera season

Central City Opera (CCO)has a fresh and imaginative remake of an old friend this summer. Their 60th-anniversary production of Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby...

Remember, remember…

For more than 400 years, every Bonfire Night Britons have recited the following verses in remembrance of the foiled plot to assassinate their king...

Get your Bard on

The BolderBoulder has already bounded by. Cottonwood tufts blanket the ground like allergy-nightmare snow. Thermometers regularly top out in the 90s and with University...

Now I gotta cut loose

It’s possible when Footloose was first created, it meant to serve as a metaphor about art prevailing in times of tyrannical control. It could...

Paula Poundstone on comedy, motherhood and confidence

Comedian Paula Poundstone has been in the comedy game for more than 30 years now. She’s known for her stand-up, work on NPR’s weekly...

A journey through memory

Walking into Sweet & Lucky is like walking into a life-sized living diorama — as if the glass at a museum is removed and...

A song of hope and sorrow

A songwriter pens words aching to be sung to someone who will understand them. A listener puts on a record hoping to hear words they...

Unreal reality: ‘The Realish Housewives of Cherry Creek’

Is the idea of a reality TV parody an inherent redundancy? Whether it’s The Real World, Duck Dynasty, The Jersey Shore or Here Comes...

DeVotchka translates Sondheim

Denver-based, indie rock band, DeVotchKa is no stranger to unconventional projects. With multiple original albums, the band has also scored movies including Little Miss...

Keeping the heart alive

"When you grow up, your heart dies,” Allison “Basketcase” Reynolds sadly theorizes in The Breakfast Club. It serves as a forewarning, one that teenagers...
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