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Arts | Week of July 30, 2015

Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..

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Awakening a lifetime

Access Art tours at BMoCA use art to open conversations with people with Alzheimer’s and dementia

By Elizabeth Miller

It’s a warm spring day when John, dressed in a red plaid shirt with notes peeking out of the breast pocket, the first few scrawled pencil lines of which read yesterday’s date and “7:49 a, wind blowing from the west very hard,” and tan corduroys that sag in the seat, pauses on the sidewalk in front of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. He looks up at the sign over the entrance, then down at the door, up again to the sign, then his hand reaches for the door.

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Arts | Week of July 23, 2015

Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-2122. Through September 13..

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High aspirations

How Ansel Adams’ Photos Made America a better place

By Natalia Bayona

If it doesn’t meet my standards, tear them up,” Ansel Adams tells his chief assistant Mary Alinder. It’s 1979, and Alinder sits at a table with a stack of 22 prints of “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” in Adams’ photography studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California and begins to seek out the photographic qualities that merit Adams’ approval. But by the time lunch was called, she hadn’t trashed one.

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Arts | Week of July 16, 2015

Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..

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Framing Frida

New show pays homage to the revolutionary Mexican painter

By Amanda Moutinho

The name Frida Kahlo conjures different meanings for different people. For some she was an underappreciated artist, who lacked technical skill but had a strong vision. For others she was a feminist who broke gender roles and challenged traditional beauty.

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Arts | Week of July 9, 2015

Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..

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Arts | Week of July 2, 2015

Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..

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Paint

When legendary jam band Widespread Panic plays three shows this weekend at Red Rocks, audience members can expect music, dancing… and paint. That paint comes courtesy of Scramble Campbell, known to many as the “dancing painter.

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Arts | Week of June 25, 2015

Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..

Books

Water in the desert

The world’s largest literature festival heads to Boulder

By Amanda Moutinho

We have to bring it to Boulder.’” The festival Friedman was referring to is the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival ( JLF). Founded in Jaipur, India in 2006, the festival has grown to be the largest literature festival in the world. And it’s heading to Boulder for its first American reincarnation Sept.

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schedule

Aaron Elliot Hirsh, Amitava Kumar, Anchee Min, Anne Waldman, Anosh Irani, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Arisha Sattar, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Ausma Zehanant Khan, BK Loren, Brian Aivars Catlos, Casey Schwartz, Christi Merrill, David Barsamian, Debra...

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Poetry

Working Together

I know that somewhere tender sprouts are uncurling and billions of small green hands are taking in this soiled laundry and setting it out again, newly washed, like prayer flags fluttering in the sun..

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Words | Week of July 30, 2015

Field Trip Fiasco and John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall — Julie Danneberg..

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Words | Week of July 23

“So, You’re a Poet” Open Poetry Reading..

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poetry

What a week on the weep under fix of the cloud And the germ of a worm getting fresh with the shroud It’s the shadow from sable of water table. Curmudgeonly uncle has left us endowed..

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Words | Week of July 16, 2015

A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias — Megan Carnarius..

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listen up!

Author of Never Letting Go and the recently released Evidence of Eternity, Anthony is a fourth-generation medium, who uses his power to help people deal with grief and get in touch with loved ones in the afterlife. He has spent time studying at Oxford University and at the Arthur Findlay College for the Advancement of Psychic Science.

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Words | Week of July 9, 2015

“Abbey, Stegner, and the Future of the American West.”.

Music

Another color in the crayon box

Melissa Etheridge says music saved her life

By Amanda Moutinho

From coming out as a lesbian to her political activism to talking openly about her breast cancer diagnosis, Melissa Etheridge isn’t shy to tell the world about her personal problems. Honesty is the only way, she says. But she wasn’t always this way. Openness was her form of teenage rebellion, and she quickly found an outlet for her truth — music.

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Laugh

Who says you can’t enjoy the finer things and laugh at the same time? With “A Little Nightmare Music,” Aleksey Igudesman and Huyng-ki Joo have put together a show that combines physical comedy, popular culture and classical music in an entertaining performance rife with laughs and unexpected turns.

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Dance

Esperanza Spalding’s upright bass is bigger than she is, but that doesn’t stop her from bringing the house down when she plays her jazz tunes on it.

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Aquarium Rescue Unit blooms

Drummer Jeff Sipe talks about the ‘band that never broke up’

By Dave Kirby

When Trey Anastasio took the stage with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead a few weeks ago, subbing for the 23-year-gone Jerry Garcia, it was a little hard not to regard the gig as a gentle and respectful closing of a generational arc.

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A thriller comes to Colorado Music Festival

Star operatic baritone Samuel Ramey will be a guest artist for Bartk’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’

By Peter Alexander

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, music director of the Colorado Music Festival (CMF), makes Bartˇk’s Bluebeard’s Castle sound almost like a Hollywood horror movie. “The musical score is warning about danger,” he says of the one-act opera, which he will conduct as part of a Festival Orchestra concert Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, in the Chautauqua Auditorium. The concert, titled “Beyond Fairy Tales,” will conclude with a concert performance of the opera. Also on the program is Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, as arranged by the composer in 1919.

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Celebrate

Twenty-five years ago a milestone was passed for the disabled community. The Americans with Disabilities Act changed the lives of a lot of people by granting civil rights to people with disabilities, and now the Center for People with Disabilities’ Empowered Adapters Peer Group wants to celebrate.

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listen up!

“[In the beginning] I really had an attitude about not wanting to get better at [playing music] because I had some weird indie rock attitude about [my music] getting in the way of real feelings or something, but I definitely feel like I’m having...

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Bewitch

Amid a summer schedule with Mozart-centric performances and Red Rocks gigs with Denver music veterans DeVotchKa, the Colorado Symphony is finding the time to brush up on their wizardry. Slip through Platform 9 ¾ and find yourself among the halls of Hogwarts with this night of music from the soundtrack of the Harry Potter films.

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Dance

He may have only been one half of alternative rap duo Das Racist, but Heems is a 100 percent bona fide rapper of his own regard. Touring in support of his debut solo album, Eat Pray Thug, Himanshu “Heems” Suri has made a name for himself in the hip-hop world with a style influenced in part by his Punjabi-Indian descent.

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Talk about passion

Morrissey's never one to shy away from how he feels... about anything

By Kyle Eustice

"Humor is a very personal thing,” Morrissey said. “But I’m thankful that the people who consider me to be depressing are always in themselves very dull, whereas those who understand my humor are always very bright people.” Morrissey’s tone and delivery is always a bit tongue-in-cheek, although there is normally a harsh truth in what he is saying. He says things most people only dream of saying in the most pompous way possible, but somehow it’s endearing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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-Gautier┤s photographs are on display at the Byers-Evans house.

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Theater | Week of January 03, 2013

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

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Words | Week of January 03, 2013

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

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Event Calendar | Week of December 27, 2012

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

Reel To Reel

Now serving number 666

Finding truth and humor in ‘Court’

By Michael J. Casey

Is there a less desirable room to be in than a courtroom? True, courtrooms are the spaces where civility and rhetoric determines the justice of actions, but entering one is like traversing Dante’s Inferno. Justice may be served, you might even come out the victor, but getting there is a laborious and Kafkaesque process.

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Brave the new world

‘Tangerine’ breaks the form wide open

By Michael J. Casey

The time has come to rewrite Jean-Luc Godard’s aphorism: “All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.” Writer/director/cinematographer Sean Baker doesn’t even need the gun — just two transgender actresses, three iPhone 5s with fancy lenses and East Hollywood at his disposal.

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Talking twinkies

‘Minions’ is better than it should be, still not great

By Ryan Syrek

The Lego Movie being somehow good ruined our ability to completely dismiss a film’s concept upon first hearing it. Who knows, maybe Minions would be infused with the same cleverness, the same all-ages wonder and fun? In the first 10 minutes, a pillshaped living Twinkie lifts a block of ice over his head, farts and then gets smushed by it. So… nevermind.

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Look what the cat dragged in

‘Roar’ is a misguided masterpiece

By Michael J. Casey

All of this sets up what turns out to be one glorious train wreck from start to finish. The acting is terrible, as is the end credits song, but the genuine fear in the actor’s eyes is as real as anything you will ever see.

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[Ir]replaceable you

Three faces in the ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’

By Michael J. Casey

The cinema is unkind to actresses of a certain age, replacing them with younger, newer models, forcing them from the spotlight to make way for tomorrow. That is not something Maria (Juliette Binoche), a renowned actress of the stage and screen, is ready to do.

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Angry young white men

Seduced by the criminal in ‘Badlands’

By Michael J. Casey

On Jan. 21, 1958, Charles Starkweather entered the Nebraska home of girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate and shot and killed her father, mother and 2-yearold sister. The two went on the lam and Starkweather slayed seven more over the course of eight days before surrendering to authorities.

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A tale of two cities

‘The [French] Connection’

By Michael J. Casey

One of the more fascinating aspects of the movies is their ability to reach across time and space and continue cinematic conversations started long ago. Moviegoers will be able to peek in on that conversation next week at The Boedecker Theater where both 1971’s The French Connection.

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Still crazy after all these years

‘Live From New York!’ captures the spirit of SNL

By Michael J. Casey

If 40 years of Saturday Night Live has taught us anything it is this: comedy is the sharpest form of criticism. Biting wit levied by the absurd becomes the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down, and SNL has been spoon feeding America since 1975.

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Life rushes by, love rushes by

But ‘The Red Shoes’ keeps on dancing

By Michael J. Casey

Yet, two more are needed, two rising talents that the Svengali-like Lermontov can mold into a star and a revolutionary composer. That’s where Vicky Page and Julian Craster (Marius Goring) come in. Page and Craster are better than average, and rise quickly, taking the Ballet Lermontov to unbelievable heights.

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Falling with style

Carl Boenish takes the plunge in ‘Sunshine Superman’

By Michael J. Casey

At the turn of the 20th century, vast majorities of the planet remained undiscovered for those restless ones who couldn’t possibly imagine a life spent behind a desk or in a factory. If they had the notion, and sufficient funding, there were mountains, deserts, jungles, two Poles and the seas in between calling their name.

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Print the legend

Westerns at the Sie Film Center

By Michael J. Casey

“What I want people to get out of [the course], is understand, number one, [the Western] is a very dynamic genre and we shouldn’t oversimplify it,” Piturro says. “Number two, that form is what’s important and that form lives on in many different genres today.

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Featherweight flick

‘Southpaw’ is vastly OK%u2028

Southpaw is a boxing movie with, dare I say, far too much boxing in it. I realize that sounds strange, but director Antoine Fuqua’s new movie isn’t very interested in its extended training montages or improbable fight scenes — and that’s not entirely a dig.

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No Wright, still alright

‘Ant-Man’ defies odds by being good%u2028

By Ryan Syrek

Lang tries it on, because that’s what you do when you find a weird suit and mask. He discovers the ability to shrink into ant-size, while retaining vast strength.

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On her own terms

Amy Schumer sets Hollywood in her sights with ‘Trainwreck’

By Michael J. Casey

Amy Schumer is not your average anything by a long shot. The 34-year-old stand-up comic turned TV show writer, director and lead actress is now making her way to the big screen as screenwriter and star in Trainwreck, opening everywhere July 17. The entertainment business is anything but easy or kind, but Schumer is tackling it on her own terms and to quote Charlie Kane, “Those are the only terms anybody every knows.”

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God’s lonely men

We need to talk about ‘Taxi Driver’

By Michael J. Casey

For most, Taxi Driver is summed up by one of the most famous lines in cinema: “You talking to me?” Conveying masculinity and bravado, it readies angry men for battle. But it is misleading. It is an act, a fašade. The truth is found in the line that follows: “Well, I’m the only one here.”

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Watch

Those who feel at home behind a set of handlebars will be quite comfortable at this stop on the GiddyUP! Film Tour, which features bicycling movies filmed worldwide. The evening’s festivities advertise a chance to watch some world-class biking, and an opportunity to spend time with likeminded bike enthusiasts.

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Hocus poking

‘Magic Mike XXL’ is an ode to the dry hump

By Ryan Syrek

The film then becomes a road trip movie without any adversity at all. They crash a car, but then immediately wind up at the mansion of a kind divorcee (Andie MacDowell) who loans them a ridiculously expensive convertible. They lose their announcing MC, Tobias (Gabriel Iglesias), but pick up an even better one, Rome (Jada Pinkett Smith).

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Mainline it

Dope will get you high

By Ryan Syrek

When the stunning Nakia (ZoŰ Kravitz) invites Malcolm to a birthday party for her on-again/off-again, dopeslinging boyfriend, Dom (A$ap Rocky), the nerdy good kids find themselves wading hip deep into shit creek.

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Mother is the first other

Colorado native Sarah Adina Smith to present her debut feature in Boulder

By Michael J. Casey

Rashaan Salaam and Kordell Stewart!” Sarah Adina Smith cheers with delight, recalling her high school years as a University of Colorado Boulder Buffs fan. “I was born and raised in Fort Collins, but my Mom went to CU,” Smith tells Boulder Weekly. “We were, like, totally going against our town, but we were really into it.”

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Emotion motion

‘Inside Out’ is busy, breezy and (kinda) blah

By Ryan Syrek

My second set of questions: So logic doesn’t exist in this world? I understand this is a kid’s movie but “you are a creature ruled solely by your basic emotions” is a horrifying message. Why go to school if you never apply knowledge and you just emotionally react to stuff?.

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Learn

This event will feature three speakers discussing the Rocky Flats cleanup and issues with plutonium at the site, as well as an open discussion to follow. From Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship, a co-sponsor of the evening along with Naropa University, Dr.

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Sashay

That’s a wrap! Boulder County AIDS Project’s tenth annual “Absolute! Fabulous! Gorgeous!” drag show will be the final iteration of BCAP’s event. BCAP serves as a support system and service care provider for Boulder County residents with HIV/ AIDS and also provides information about HIV/AIDS and HIV prevention.

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Solve

If you find yourself tuning in to marathons of TV shows like Law and Order or Criminal Minds, you’ll want to make your way to the Dickens Opera House for this murder mystery fundraiser hosted by the Longmont Dance Theatre. The mystery at hand is based on the murder of the man who gives the venue its name, W.

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Central City Opera shines bright

The 2015 season opens with a winning production

By Peter Alexander

Colorado’s high-altitude gem, the Central City Opera, opened Saturday night ( July 11) with a winning production of Verdi’s La Traviata. The production, under the direction of John Baril and stage direction by Elise Sandell, runs in repertory through Aug. 8.

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The kids are all right

CenterStage offers up a bloody good time

By Gary Zeidner

Reinvention is as American as Edison appropriating Tesla’s work or Donald Trump cloaking himself in the mantle of legitimate presidential candidacy. Hollywood’s current remake/reboot craze illustrates the pivotal place reinvention occupies in the arts, and theatre is no stranger to the concept.

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Laugh

Political commentator, activist and documentarian Bill Maher knows a thing or two about making his voice heard. As the host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, Maher will make a stop at the Mackey Auditorium as a part of his nationwide tour.

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Theater | Week of July 16, 2015

— presented by CenterStage Theatre Co. The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440- 7826. Through July 23..

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Players on the world’s stage

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s newest play ‘Wittenberg’ illuminates the joys and struggles of finding purpose

By Natalia Bayona

Imagining the immediate pleasure in offing his father’s killer was not enough to knock the angel off his shoulder. His curiosity of the afterlife kept him from sinning and remained at the center of his psyche for the rest of his life. And local playwright David Davalos wonders why.

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