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    reviewReview: Central City Opera's strange 'Furnace' packs emotional punch

    Benjamin Britten work benefits from imaginative, intimate staging
    07/26/2017 10:40 PM MDT
    The production, like the score itself, is strange. The venue is unusual by any standard. The floor is flat, there is no stage to speak of and the performers are in intimate proximity to the audience. It is a testament to director Ken Cazan's genius that he was able to adapt the work to this space and make it an integral part of his vision. 
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    Boulder bands the Velveteers and Bandits related by blood
    07/26/2017 09:48 AM MDT - The Demitro children - John, 24, Lulu, 22, and Demi, 20 - have been channeling spirits in the basement of their parents' idyllic north Boulder house for almost as long as they can remember. Full Story

    7 things to do in Boulder County today, July 26, 2017
    07/26/2017 06:18 AM MDT - Set in Puritan New England, seamstress Hester Prynne is punished for playing on the Sabbath day, but kindly minister Arthur Dimmesdale takes pity on her. Full Story

    14 things to do in Boulder County today, July 25, 2017
    07/25/2017 06:14 AM MDT - Sparks of genuine revelation are contained in many religions and esoteric systems. "Your Evolving Soul" declares that we've been graced with a new revelation for our time: the little-known Urantia Book, which has quietly sold over one million copies. Full Story

    14 things to do in Boulder County today, July 24, 2017
    07/24/2017 06:09 AM MDT - Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter hits the road in 2017, performing songs from her expansive 14-album catalog and new songs from her latest record "The Things That We Are Made Of," released May 2016. Full Story

    Debussy/Ravel program a sensory feast at Colorado Music Festival
    07/20/2017 10:40 PM MDT - Music director Jean-Marie Zeitouni's festival orchestra programs at this summer's Colorado Music Festival have been ambitious to say the least. While only the opening night concert approached unreasonable length, the others — including last Sunday's string orchestra program with pianist Stewart Goodyear — have been unusually rich in content. Full Story

    Lucinda Williams talks punk spirit, namesake pot strain
    07/21/2017 02:21 PM MDT - Plenty of musicians slip under the thumb of record executives, kissing creative control goodbye. Lucinda Williams was not one of them. Full Story

    Sarah Jarosz: Colorado a place of 'big turning points'
    07/20/2017 04:09 PM MDT - Sarah Jarosz, who performs at Boulder Theater on Friday, is excited to return to Colorado. "Colorado has been a very special place in my life from the time that I was about 11. It's when I started showing in folk and bluegrass music," she said. Full Story

    7 things to do in Boulder County today, July 20, 2017
    07/20/2017 06:09 AM MDT - The French mini festival kicks off with Van Cliburn competition medalist Benedetto Lupo and music by two beloved french composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Full Story

    7 things to do in Boulder County today, July 19, 2017
    07/19/2017 06:11 AM MDT - Silver screen star Harold Lloyd was a comedic genius and one of the most influential filmmakers in early cinema. Full Story

    8 things to do in Boulder County today, July 18, 2017
    07/18/2017 06:12 AM MDT - For Jaimal Yogis, the path to enlightenment is surfing. "All Our Waves Are Water" follows Jaimal's trek from the Himalayas to Indonesia, from a Friary in New York City to San Francisco's Ocean Beach. Full Story

    Review: Central City's 'Così fan tutte' gloriously funny and romantic
    07/16/2017 11:06 PM MDT - Within a few minutes of the curtain rising on the new production of Mozart's "Così fan tutte" at the Central City Opera House Saturday night, it was readily apparent that this is an ideal opera for the diminutive theater.  Full Story

    14 things to do in Boulder County today, July 17, 2017
    07/17/2017 06:07 AM MDT - Join current exhibiting artist Leona Lazar for a discussion of her work in clay. The very nature of clay captivated Leona by its vitality and plasticity, inviting her to create figures with unique personalities and character. Full Story

    8 things to do in Boulder County today, July 14, 2017
    07/14/2017 06:07 AM MDT - Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts Beethoven's grand Ninth Symphony, with its iconic finale, "Ode to Joy, " with Nationally acclaimed opera singers including Grammy-winning mezzo soprano Michelle DeYoung, soprano Mary Wilson, tenor Jason Baldwin, and former University of Colorado football player/Metropolitan Opera singer Keith Miller, bass-baritone, 6:30 p. Full Story

    Colorado Music Festival: Beethoven's Ninth a stunning mix of vocal power, orchestral clarity
    07/13/2017 10:26 PM MDT - Works for choir and orchestra were never really a part of the Colorado Music Festival's menu until then-director Michael Christie programmed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 2004. Then, the issue was obtaining the services of a choir in the summer, outside of the regular calendar of most ensembles. Full Story

    8 things to do in Boulder County today, July 13, 2017
    07/13/2017 06:20 AM MDT - What does it mean to be enlightened or spiritually awakened? In "The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening," Steve Taylor shows that this state is much more common than is generally believed, and that ordinary people can and do regularly "wake up" to a more intense reality, even if they know nothing about spiritual practices and paths. Full Story

    12 things to do in Boulder County today, July 12, 2017
    07/12/2017 06:14 AM MDT - A free spirited boy who refuses to grow up, enters the Darling's nursery in search of his shadow. With the help of fairy dust, the boy Peter leads the three Darling children to the mythical island known as Neverland. Full Story

    Hear it Here: 'Ruby Sky' by The Red Petals
    07/11/2017 07:03 PM MDT - In a fairly short-lived life, Boulder's blues trio The Red Petals already has a hefty achievement under its belt: performing on the main stage at the finish line of the Bolder Boulder. Full Story

    6 things to do in Boulder County today, July 11, 2017
    07/11/2017 06:14 AM MDT - In this powerful collection of linked stories, Brian Jabas Smith gazes into the lives of the stunted and the lost. Full Story

    8 things to do in Boulder County today, July 10, 2017
    07/09/2017 11:31 PM MDT - The Longmont Museum's hands-on summer exhibition series for families is back with an engaging show that reveals what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like! Full Story

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    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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