Entertainment

A snapshot, somewhat blurry, of ‘New York’

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The simplest thing you can say about the movies is that they take you places, geographically, emotionally, hypnotically, and the ongoing “Cities We Love” project that began three years ago with Paris, je t’aime continues its global exploration with New York, I Love ...

Boulder’s Savoy unveils long-awaited debut CD

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Savoy has been in existence, in a sense, ever since its three members moved into Williams Village together as dorm-mates, long before they were able to think of a band name or open up a laptop on stage. Producers Ben Eberdt, Gray Smith and percussionist Mike Kelly ...

Flamenco gaining ground in Boulder

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The Spanish art form flamenco, known for its percussive footwork, sharp clapping, earthy dance movements and the rasgueos strumming technique, is taking root here in Boulder. There are a variety of classes that teach flamenco technique, the aesthetics of flamenco and...

Rock trio Chevelle more grounded as latest album explores UFOs

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What do unidentified flying objects, aliens and hard-rock...

‘Good Hair’ a good time

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Morgan Spurlock, look lively. Sacha Baron Cohen, watch your...

‘Amelia’ plays it safe

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"No borders, just horizons," enthuses aviator Amelia Earhart in the new biopic Amelia. "Who wants a life imprisoned in safety...

Lissie’s new EP: Strong start, weak finish

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Folksy bordering on irritating at points, newcomer indie singer/songwriter Lissie's [Lissie Maurus] EP Why You Runnin', out Nov. 10 on Fat Possum Records, makes an unstable but positive debut with her new label...

‘Astro Boy’ seems dated

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Lovely dollops of wit and warmth float through the big screen version of Astro Boy, the latest Japanese TV cartoon to make it to the big screen. But the look, themes and slam-bang "Transformers" violence of that 1960s animated series make this every bit as dated as "...

Who knew a spelling bee could be so much fun?

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In the world of pop culture, you can't walk to the corner store for a soda without running into 15 examples of paeans to the popular kids. Plays, movies and songs seem to suckle at the teat of social acceptance as they lavish praise on the beautiful and adroit, the ...

Spring Creek comes down the mountain for gig

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It's been a long climb for Spring Creek, the first Coloradans ever signed by the blue-chip bluegrass label Rebel Records, and the first band ever to win both the Telluride and the RockyGrass festivals back to back. The band's fast-ascending status lives up to their ...

‘Couples Retreat’ a waste of talent, unfunny

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Director Peter Billingsley had a tough assignment: take four suburban couples and put them through a series of "relationship building" challenges that were thought-provoking, poignant, revealing and funny. In attempting to accomplish this, he makes everyone a crass ...

Rusted Root comes to Boulder

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Leaving the Fox Theatre after Dr. Dog's fabulous (and packed) performance Monday night, it was hard to escape the realization that the current batch of diverse North American rock bands (which also includes Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Yeasayer and ...