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Arts

No time like the present

‘Modern Masters’ a potent dose of the 20th century art

By Elizabeth Miller

An incredible momentum carried artists through the first half of the 20th century, a century in which the human form in paintings first fragmented and then vanished altogether and artists arrived, the century not even half over, at the splatter paintings of Jackson Pollock, the color field works of Mark Rothko and abstractions by palette knife Clyfford Still, not to mention the abstraction-by-repetition works of Andy Warhol and the exploded pop art of Roy Lichtenstein.

Arts

Arts | Week of April 17, 2014

Features works collected by Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and more.

Arts

Arts | Week of April 10, 2014

Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-447-1633. Through April 13..

Arts

A&E at CWA

By Josh Gross

Since it was founded in 1948, University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs has kept on keeping on with its half-spontaneous intellectual mashup format. The changes it has seen have come primarily in expanding to topics less worldly in their affairyness.

Arts

art

High-caliber fine art will be displayed at the Spring 2014 exhibition of work by the University of Colorado master’s students at the CU Art Museum. The gallery features seven budding artists who explore a wide range of media and concepts, showcasing their mastery in the chosen area of emphasis.

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fun

What better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than to hang out outside and enjoy a nice breeze? The Arvada Kite Festival is celebrating its 12th year of “high flyin´ fun,” where children and adults alike can enjoy flying their own homemade...

Arts

Arts | Week of April 3, 2014

American West: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s Permanent Collection..

Arts

A&E at CWA

World affairs to be conferenced includes no shortage of arts topics

By Josh Gross

Since it was founded in 1948, University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs has kept on keeping on with its half-spontaneous intellectual mashup format. The changes it has seen have come primarily in expanding to topics less worldly in their affairyness.

Arts

art

High-caliber fine art will be displayed at the Spring 2014 exhibition of work by the University of Colorado master’s students at the CU Art Museum. The gallery features seven budding artists who explore a wide range of media and concepts, showcasing their mastery in the chosen area of emphasis.

Arts

fun

What better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than to hang out outside and enjoy a nice breeze? The Arvada Kite Festival is celebrating its 12th year of “high flyin fun,” where children and adults alike can enjoy flying their own homemade...

Books

Author

Mary Roach writes books about science that can be understood by the common non-scientist. In her new book Gulp, she answers the “what if” questions that your 5-year-old cousin might ask about digestion. Want to find out how much you can eat before your stomach bursts? The Boulder Book Store will be hosting the author to answer any questions the book doesn’t answer on April

Books

Words | Week of April 17, 2014

World Book Night Celebration with Peter Heller and Eleanor Brown.

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Author

Author and review writer Colson Whitehead will be discussing racial tensions in contemporary literature, along with his own experience as an author. Whitehead has continued to attract awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, and was a New York Times bestseller for his book Zone One.

Books

Words | Week of April 10,2014

Rocky Mountain Land Series with Michael SanClements — Plastic Purge..

Books

Words | Week of April 3, 2014

Living Poets Society Poetry Bookclub Meeting —.

Books

Words | Week of April 3, 2014

Living Poets Society Poetry Bookclub Meeting —.

Books

The beauty in movement

Local photographer chronicles her time in the paparazzi

By Audra Figgins

Jennifer Buhls memoir, Shooting Stars, hits shelves April 1 and it chronicles the three years she spent snapping pictures of celebrities in Hollywood. Yes, she was a member of the dreaded paparazzi, and her book sheds light on a fascinating, and sometimes scintillating, world that most people know little about.

Books

Science fiction for the masses

Local bestselling author talks about genre’s sneaky mainstream presence

By David Accomazzo

“[Having worked] in [a] bookstore, I’ve known about this for a long time. There are some books that, once they become acceptable enough to the mainstream, they are no longer shelved in the science fiction, they’re shelved in the literature section, like [George] Orwell’s 1984,.

Books

Hands buried deep

Local author pries into her past in memoir

By Audra Figgins

The memoir chronicles Theall’s childhood in Texas and the struggles she went through with sexual abuse, spirituality, multiple sclerosis, family and her realization that she is gay.

Books

Stephen Wade — Roots music detective

Monday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. Imig Music Building, CU campus

Stephen Wade is a musician and speaker fascinated by the stories behind classic American folk songs, the kind covered by people like Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.

Entertainment Today

The Knife slays Denver

Concert review

By Josh Gross

I have something of a love-hate relationship with The Knife's performance at The Fillmore in Denver last night.

Entertainment Today

Meat Puppets stage a hodown at The Fox

Underground '90s band still knows how to rodeo

By Nadia Mishkin

Moistboyz and Meat Puppets hosted a grungy, moshy hoe-down at the Fox on Tuesday, April 2. Moistboyz, a hard rock, heavy metal punk group lead by Mickey “Moist” (also known as Mickey M

Entertainment Today

Watch this year's Oscar winner for animated short

Mr. Hublot made available to view online

By Josh Gross

Did you miss the Academy Award nominated shorts at this years' International Film Series?

Entertainment Today

Oscars memorial attracts controversy

Death of Sarah Jones raises awareness of dangers of film production

By Josh Gross

A minor scandal emerged in an unexpected place during last night's Oscars broadcast: the recap of film industry folks that passed away in the last year.

Entertainment Today

Gary Shteyngart

Celebrated author to read at CU Feb. 20

By Danielle Meltz

In his recent memoir, Little Failure, the acclaimed novelist writes about his experiences growing up in the Soviet Union and moving to the United States before his native country’s government collapsed.

Entertainment Today

Communikey releases lineup for April festival

By Nadia Mishkin

The seventh Communikey Festival, put on by the Communikey (CMKY) organization, will be taking place in Boulder April 10-13. The festival features electronic music and performances along with symposiums and other events.

Entertainment Today

Bob Casale, founding member of Devo, dies

Struck down by heart failure

By Josh Gross

New wave and art rock pioneers, Devo, posted a message to their Facebook wall today announcing the death of one of the band's founding members.

Entertainment Today

BIFF: Smaller than life

‘Tiny’ breaks out of the fourth wall in talks about making a home

By Elizabeth Miller

Documentary looks into the tiny house phenomenon.

Entertainment Today

See the Robocop remake that won't be opening in theaters next week

Crowdsourced "Our Robocop Remake" hits the net

By Josh Gross

You can now see "Our Robocop Remake," a crowdsourced remake from fans of the original film premised on the idea that if anyone is going to ruin the movie, it should be them.

Entertainment Today

Is the popularity of 'Flappy Bird' a sign of the cultural apocalypse?

By David Accomazzo

Are the horrible-yet-addictive mechanics of the mobile game Flappy Bird really symptomatic of a culture addicted to the lowest common denominator?

Music

Time signatures and space

Ars Nova Singers aim for the unusual

By Peter Alexander

Going boldly where few choirs ever do, Boulder’s Ars Nova Singers and conductor Thomas Edward Morgan love to explore strange new worlds of vocal performance.

Music

Playing through the pain

Colorado native Katie Herzig channels tragedy into new album

By Brian Palmer

And before she could even think about performing, there was the issue of actually writing something. Herzig went nine months without writing any songs, and when she finally realized it was time to start, the prospect of doing so was daunting. Fortunately for Herzig, once she got going, she gradually started to heal.

Music

Music

Riff Raff has made a name for himself as a “shamelessly eccentric” white rapper rocking corn-rows and pimpedout grills, often custommade with bling-bling to match the color of his hair.

Music

listen up!

Two amazing concerts in one night and all for a worthy cause, not to mention that Breckenridge Brewery will be providing the beer. The first concert starts at 6 p.m. and will feature the legendary John McCutcheon and Alice DiMicele. The second show starts at 9 p.

Music

Sex, drugs and tango

Pro Musica Colorado gets Epic

By Peter Alexander

Juxtaposing Vivaldi’s familiar Four Seasons with the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by the Argentine nuevo tango composer Astor Piazzolla, the program will be presented Friday, April 4, in Denver and Saturday, April 5, in Boulder, both performances starting at 7:30 p.

Music

G-Love and Special Sauce learn to G-love their new album

By Alan Sculley

Philadelphia’s G. Love and Special Sauce will be doing two consecutive nights at the Boulder Theater, Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12. But Sugar, the new studio album dropping April 22 that Love is in town promoting is not at all the album he was ready to release when he returned from a recording session in Seattle last year.

Music

Sex, drugs and tango

Pro Musica Colorado gets Epic

By Peter Alexander

Juxtaposing Vivaldi’s familiar Four Seasons with the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by the Argentine nuevo tango composer Astor Piazzolla, the program will be presented Friday, April 4, in Denver and Saturday, April 5, in Boulder, both performances starting at 7:30 p.

Music

G-Love and Special Sauce learn to G-love their new album

Longtime Philadelphia band gets back to its roots

By Alan Sculley

Philadelphia’s G. Love and Special Sauce will be doing two consecutive nights at the Boulder Theater, Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12. But Sugar, the new studio album dropping April 22 that Love is in town promoting is not at all the album he was ready to release when he returned from a recording session in Seattle last year.

Music

The ‘lovechild of funky soul and dirty blues’

Boulder’s Cold River City step into the spotlight for their first headlining show at The Fox

By Nadia Mishkin

Cold River City — the band — has some things in common with the Adirondack hermit. For starters, they are their own tribe and define success as being able to play the music that they love. That nonconformist style provides a refreshing, original sound that is turning heads and making people dance.

Music

Some wolves do survive

Los Lobos turns 40

By Dave Kirby

The tour leg that swings Los Lobos through Boulder this weekend is something of a victory lap for the East Los Angeles-bred band. It comes just after their December release of Disconnected in New York City, a live chronicle recorded during a three-night stand at the City Winery in Manhattan last year to celebrate the band’s four decade mark.

Panorama

New calendar service: Boulder County Events

Boulder Weekly is launching a new presentation of our calendar, now known as Boulder County Events.

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Events Calendar | Week of January 10, 2013

Surrealist painter Sky Black will exhibit his work at Trident Cafe and Bookstore in January.

Panorama

Arts | Week of January 10, 2013

Matt Smith's 'Guardians of Ediza' is among the paintings on the American West on view at Gallery 1261.

Panorama

Theater | Week of January 10, 2013

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) continues at Jesters Dinner Theatre.

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Words | Week of January 10, 2013

Jon Sands, author of The New Clean, reads at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore.

Panorama

Event Calendar | Week of January 3, 2013

Gipsy Moon plays Jan. 3 at the Pioneer Inn and Jan. 4 at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids.

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Arts | Week of January 03, 2013

Loretta Young-Gautiers photographs are on display at the Byers-Evans house.

Panorama

Theater | Week of January 03, 2013

Newark Violenta, a tribute to Italian crime cinema from the 1970s, premieres at The Edge Theater Company.

Panorama

Words | Week of January 03, 2013

Brian Gast, author of The Business of Wanting More, will appear at Tattered Cover Jan. 8.

Panorama

Event Calendar | Week of December 27, 2012

The Motet plays the Fox Theatre Dec. 30 and 31.

Reel To Reel

film

The Ballet has been seen by over 110,000 people across North America, eliciting cheers and ovations wherever it tours. Along with a rousing French-inspired soundtrack, the ballet features high-kicking choreography by Jorden Morris and a passionate story of love, ambition and heartbreak.

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CYBER-SENIORS Proving you’re never too old to learn something new, Cyber-Seniors follows a group of initially reluctant seniors as they discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of their teenage mentors.

Reel To Reel

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CYBER-SENIORS Proving you’re never too old to learn something new, Cyber-Seniors follows a group of initially reluctant seniors as they discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of their teenage mentors.

Reel To Reel

film

CYBER-SENIORS Proving you’re never too old to learn something new, Cyber-Seniors follows a group of initially reluctant seniors as they discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of their teenage mentors.

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Local Arts & Entertainment films

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FILM

On Monday, March 24, 7 p.m., 52 couples from around the globe share their secrets of sticking together in 52 shorts. This screening of six of these shorts will be followed by a provocative discussion about love and relationships with one of the filmmakers.

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reel to reel | Week of March 13

Films playing in the Boulder area the week of March 13.

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reel to reel | Week of Feb. 20

Night of the Living Dead To describe it as “A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse” would be like summarizing Titanic as “Big boat hits chunk of ice; sinks.” But Living Dead is half as long and more than twice as interesting. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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Reel to reel | Week of Feb. 13

Movies playing in the Boulder area this week.

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reel to reel | week of Feb. 6

Films showing in the Boulder area in the week of Feb. 6.

Screen

Film

The 10th annual traveling Italian film festival is making its way to Boulder April 18. The three-night affair will offer a peek into modern Italian culture through recent, critically acclaimed Italian films each night. The featured films— all shown in Italian with English subtitles — are La Prima Neve, Teorema Venezia and Viva la Libert. All films are free and open to the public.

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Slipping Mickey

Ernest & Celestine ditches Disney

By Ryan Syrek

Gather ‘round kids and hear a story from the days of yore, a time when artists drew cartoons with their actual human hands and not every children’s movie had covert sex jokes for ma and pa to chuckle at. It was a time before everything was glossy and smooth, before Pharrell and his hat dropped feel-good funky dance beats over computer animation in an attempt to market a soundtrack to a wider demo.

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Origins of evil, zombies and a film festival on the rise

Stanley Film Festival lures in horror fans and filmmakers

By Elizabeth Miller

It’s a cool spring evening with a bit of a breeze coming in off the mountains — just enough to slam a few doors and lift a few curtains. Old iron gates swing on their hinges in the courtyard. Though it’s too dark to clearly see the surrounding peaks, there’s a suggestion of cloud cover in the sky, a storm blanketing the peaks.

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fun

Every Sunday Game of Thrones fans unite for the screening the newest episode along with DJ performers, cartoonist battles and drink specials. To add to the nerd-tastic time, the band H2Awesome plays as part of a pre-show, and there are free blood shots every time a main character dies.

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Mama, have mercy

‘Oculus’ slices to the core

By Elizabeth Miller

When he’s finally released from protective custody, she immediately shuttles him back to their still-empty family home — because as the Ramseys can tell you, no one wants to buy a murder house — with a weekend’s worth of provisions, precautions and...

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That ship cray: ‘Noah’ ain’t bible school, y’all

By Ryan Syrek

It takes all of five minutes for Noah to deliver a Dikembe Mutombo-like swat to expectations of Sunday school Bible study. Six-armed, rock-encrusted, giant fallen angels help humans to build thriving cities on a Pangaea-era Earth that looks like an alien planet. This is the Book of Genesis by way of Middle Earth. That’s not an accident.

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That ship cray: ‘Noah’ ain’t bible school, y’all

By Ryan Syrek

It takes all of five minutes for Noah to deliver a Dikembe Mutombo-like swat to expectations of Sunday school Bible study. Six-armed, rock-encrusted, giant fallen angels help humans to build thriving cities on a Pangaea-era Earth that looks like an alien planet. This is the Book of Genesis by way of Middle Earth. That’s not an accident.

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Quirking on something different

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ is nearly new

By Ryan Syrek

Essentially, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a wild caper, littered with macabre humor, more murder than one would anticipate (including severed heads and fingers) and one hell of a lead performance. The performer who hella delivered is Ralph Fiennes, who carves out a divinely unique character, named Gustave.

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Speedy and irritable

Need for Speed’ is neither fast nor furious

By Ryan Syrek

It nearly causes physical pain to recap the lobotomized shenanigans brought to life by writers George and John Gatins and director Scott Waugh, but here goes.

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Xerox Xerxes

‘300: Rise of an Empire’ is a fun copy

The non-sequel sequel opens with the widowed Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) readying Spartan warriors for battle. Rightfully super pissed about her husband’s decapitation, Gorgo tells the troops about what started the conflict between the Persian Empire and the Greek city states.

Stage

Culture

The African Dance Department at CU is not only putting on a performance but inviting the public to experience African culture. The audience is invited to participate in the celebration, a demonstration of the hospitality of African cultures. Led by CU’s senior instructor of dance, Nii Armah Sowah, the evening will include storytelling, songs, drumming and dancing, all in traditional costume that provides an immersive and authentic slice of African culture.

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Theater | Week of April 17, 2014

An evening of three original plays.

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Late to the zombie party

Monster mashup misses the mark

By Gary Zeidner

The play opens on the night of the inaugural performance at the Globe Theatre and ends the morning after. Aside from some bickering between Shakespeare and his frenemy, Will Kemp, regarding the ratio of buffoonery to solemnity appropriate for quality theatre, the only real conflict in William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead.

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Theater | Week of April 10, 2014

The Road to Mecca will play at Miners Alley Playhouse through May 4..

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Down Southie

By Gary Zeidner

Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire explores neighborhood survival guilt in his Southie chronicles, Good People.

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theater

John Heimbuch devised the witty dramatic comedy that imagines what would have happened if all of the victims of the black plague didn’t actually die, but turned into the “living dead.”

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Theater | Week of April 3, 2014

Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters..

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Down Southie

Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire works through some issues

By Gary Zeidner

Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire explores neighborhood survival guilt in his Southie chronicles, Good People.

Stage

theater

John Heimbuch devised the witty dramatic comedy that imagines what would have happened if all of the victims of the black plague didn’t actually die, but turned into the “living dead.”

Stage

Theater | Week of April 3, 2014

Me, Myself and I at the Dairy Center

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