Mid-Morning Headlines: The Sounds of SXSW, Curious Takes on Tony Kushner, Aspen Skis Into the Sunset, and More

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March 18 2011, 10:01 AM

The End of the Wash Park Drama: A Canada Goose with an arrow stuck in its chest was finally captured on Thursday, after weeks of eluding rescuers (7News). The arrow was removed.

The Bears' Last Dance: The University of Northern Colorado men's basketball team has brought smiles to the faces of many basketball fans over the last few weeks, but they turned into frowns yesterday after the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Bears fans may be disappointed, but the players consider themselves winners (Denver Post).

South By Southwest Heads North: After the music portion of Austin's SXSW festival, many bands will hit the road, and at least 10 are Denver-bound. All-female rock outfit Uh Huh Her will appear Tuesday at the Walnut Room, and Arcade Fire label-mate Telekinesis will play the Hi-Dive on the same night (Denver Post).  

Behind the Curtain: Denver's Curious Theatre is taking on the challenge of Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul, a four-hour opus about a British woman who disappears into the fabric of Afghanistan's Muslim culture (Denver Post). Post critic John Moore catches up with the enthralling playwright, best known for penning Angels in America.

Sunset Skiing: Can't get enough of Aspen? You'll have a little more time to hit the slopes thanks to Aspen Skiing Co. keeping one chair open until 6 p.m. one day each week through the end of the season (Aspen Times). Meanwhile, Steamboat is following the lead of other resorts, hiking lift ticket prices by as much as $30 per day (Steamboat Today).