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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...

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 ...

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 ...

The Who plans on new album

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Guitarist Pete Townshend has revealed that he is working on a new production in the tradition of the Who's Tommy and Quadrophenia that he calls Floss. The guitarist also told Rolling Stone magazine that the more conventional songs from Floss will be part of a new Who...

‘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 ...

‘Serious Man’ a new Coen classic

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A Serious Man is a tart, brilliantly acted fable of life's little cosmic difficulties, a Coen brothers comedy with a darker philosophical outlook than No Country for Old Men but with a script rich in verbal wit. This time it's God or chance, or fate with a grudge ...

BMOCA explores the art of city chicken coops

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When was the last time you saw livestock frequenting a fine arts museum? I'm going to say never. Live farm animals might seem like an anomaly at an art exhibit, but as Boulderites swarmed the farmers' market on Sept. 26, their sacks filled with organic produce, live ...

‘Zombie’ hilarity

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It takes a certain sense of humor to enjoy a horror comedy film like Zombieland, but if you can laugh at graphic violence and can see the humor in parody, then this is a great movie for you to catch. Full of brilliantly funny lines, Zombieland offers a zombie film ...

Real guitar heroes in ‘It Might Get Loud’

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What do Jack White from The White Stripes, The Edge from U2, and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin have in common, besides the obvious? Each represents a prominent part of a musical movement that thrives around one of the most significant instruments created in the past ...

A Fairview science teacher’s guide for the anti-creationist

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When Fairview High's Paul Strode was a new science teacher in the early 1990s, he wasn't ready for the challenge that a student brought to him when he taught evolution...

Reel to Reel | Week of Oct. 8, 2009

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BW Movie Trivia! Sponsored by the International Film Series www.internationalfilmseries.com...