<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of August 28, 2014]]> 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through Sept. 6..]]> <![CDATA[Yee-haw!]]> It’s not exactly in the town charter or anything, but hot time summer in the city kicks off with the Boulder Creek Festival in May. Cold time skiing in the mountains announces its return this week with the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival, which is, well… pretty similar but with slightly more risk of rain.]]> <![CDATA[YOLO!]]> Art store/performance space/gathering-of-the-minds venue madelife has been running its block-party soiree style Sunday Social series throughout the summer, featuring tunes, food, art and shenanigans, with participatory art and culture vibe..]]> <![CDATA[Almost green]]> Najera began writing about the experience and his life. But writing about that experience quickly turned into writing about larger experiences involving being Latino, or “almost white.” He wrote anecdotes and one-offs. He wrote about statistics showing that Latinos are consistently underrepresented or hypersexualized in film.]]> <![CDATA[listen up!]]> And whether Wright gets excited about delivering his abstract one-liners and off-kilter musings or not, the best sign of the impending funny is that Wright says the reason he has only released two albums and three specials in his 30-year comedy career is that he prefers to focus on his live show.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Sept 11, 2014]]> A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel..]]> <![CDATA[Forgiving the unforgivable]]> Later, Moran recounts his experience acting as an interpreter for a young African man seeking asylum in the United States. Through no fault of his own, this young man was imprisoned and suffered horrendous torture at the hands of the local junta until he escaped Shawshank-style.]]> <![CDATA[Drones]]> Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company is kicking off its 2014 season with George Brant’s play Grounded, a one-woman show that takes place in a windowless trailer outside of Las Vegas, where an exfighter pilot hunts terrorists with drones by day, and is a mother at night.]]> <![CDATA[Snowboard]]> To paraphrase Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, “the summer is done, man.” We’ve rounded the corner and are officially heading towards winter recreation season once again, and you can celebrate the bejeezus out of that this weekend with Snowboard on the Block, Denver’s biggest snowboarder party.]]> <![CDATA[Fringe central]]> Now that summer has ended and school is back in session, the calendar has rolled back around to one of Boulder’s most cherished shenanigans: The Boulder International Fringe Festival, in which dozens upon dozens of unusual, avantgarde and...]]> <![CDATA[Through the charnel glass]]> The dog days of summer have clamped their jaws around our quiet, little, white-bread, mountain-adjacent town, and that means it%uFFFDs time once again for the Boulder International Fringe Festival, a celebration of art showcasing productions and performances that might not otherwise see the light of day.]]> <![CDATA[A revolution at the pole]]> Reed isn’t exaggerating. Pole dancing became a fitness option about 10 years ago, and its combination of gymnastic-style strength exercises, grace and sheer spectacle made it take off in the fitness world just as fast as crazes like yoga, pilates and CrossFit.]]> <![CDATA[Carried away]]> Imagine a forest of towering trees, their bases lost in darkness, their trunks a lattice of shadows, and a light like the full moon finding its way to an open space in the woods. Then a single horse trots in, pauses, leans its head toward the ground and waits.]]> <![CDATA[Just say, “D’oh!”]]> Remember back in elementary school when you could get an A for effort? The end result of your effort might have earned a C, or even a D, but the dedication and hard work you put in shone through, and your teacher would recognize that with an appreciative — if relatively meaningless — “A for effort.” ]]> <![CDATA[Real Genius]]> On the surface it might seem like a cop-out answer to a somewhat na´ve question. Radio is radio, a format made with smoothvoiced hosts chatting up engaging guests in interviews arranged by producers as bumper music fades in and out. Perhaps it gets thrown to a field reporter now and then.]]> <![CDATA[Westward ho!]]> When is a meditation still water. The backstage wall holds a really an illustration? collection of white rectangles of various Though I don’t believe sizes. Reminiscent of the memorable set playwright Anthony for the Avenue Theatre’s 2004 production of Metamorphoses, Ambition Facing.]]> <![CDATA[Barking pirates, Barbies and a parasol]]> Written in Victorian times, Gilbert and Sullivan’s shows kept their massive popularity for decades. Through most of the 20th century, there were Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S) companies, professional and amateur, all across the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[The value of failing]]> Early this year, Laura Ann Samuelson, founder of the experimental dance company Hoarded Stuff, began asking fellow artists — who find themselves caught in an endless wheel of marketing and self-promotion — about the opposite end of their resumes. Not how they’d succeeded and what they’d accomplished, but how they’d failed.]]> <![CDATA[It’s time to get real]]> A date takes a wrong turn and ends up in an orgy; someone spontaneously kisses a cab driver with irresistible eyes; McDonald’s serves as the backdrop for a break up; a guy decides he’d rather stay single than fall in love with a girl named Aphrodite.]]> <![CDATA[Two wings and a prayer]]> People often analogize the creative process to the reproductive one. They talk about the “labor pains” artists go through as they struggle to bring a novel piece of art into the world. They refer to “giving birth” to a new idea, painting, play or piece of music. There are, of course, exceptions to this referential rule. I’ve never heard it applied to, say, a mime routine or professional wrestling story arc, but it does seem, generally, to track to the world of art. ]]>