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Four events we're talking about in February and March.
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February 2003

1. The Rolling Stones

Arguably the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time, Mick and the gang return to give Denver a little satisfaction. For more than four decades the Rolling Stones have mesmerized crowds with their legendary guitar riffs, provocative stage presence, controversial lyrics, and unforgettable hits such as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Start Me Up,” and “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It).”

The Stones roll into the Mile-High City just weeks after releasing their newest album. Forty Licks, as it is aptly titled, is a double CD containing 36 of the band’s best songs from their legendary body of work and four new recordings.

If you haven’t seen Mick wag his tongue in person, you are definitely missing out. Catch these timeless (and apparently ageless) rockers while you still can. For tickets, call 303-830-TIXS.

February 1, Saturday 7:30 p.m.?The Pepsi Center 1000 Chopper Place Tickets range from $54 to $304

2. Copenhagen

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Garnering three Tony Awards, including best play, Copenhagen is the latest and most remarkable work from internationally recognized author Michael Frayn.

Based on historical events, the play revolves around a clandestine meeting between two nuclear physicists in 1941. The real focus of the performance, however, centers around one fundamental question: How do we know why people do what they do?

Using this question as a foundation, Frayn builds a gripping drama where loyalty is tested, betrayal is suspected, and friendship crosses enemy lines.

For more information or tickets, call 303-893-4100.

March 12 to May 10 Show times vary The Ricketson Theatre The Denver Performing Arts Complex 14th and Curtis streets Ticket prices range from $36 to $46

3. David Gray
Blending traditional acoustic-based folk music with modern production techniques, Welshman David Gray offers music lovers the best hope in years for the reemergence of the singer-songwriter. The instinctive honesty and simplicity of the lyrics paired with Gray’s smooth vocals have found favor around the world. Plus, he puts on a great show! For tickets, call 303-830-TIXS.

February 10, Monday 7:30 p.m. The Pepsi Center 1000 Chopper Place Tickets are $35

4. Works by Stephen Dinsmore, Buff Elting, and Kim Reasor

William Havu Gallery presents this must-see landscape exhibit featuring three talented, regional artists.

Nebraska artist Stephen Dinsmore, known internationally for his abstract landscapes, brings his resonant color and light to Denver.

Complementing Dinsmore’s work are new paintings by Boulder artist Buff Elting, whose lively depictions of herding animals capture the viewer’s eye (left). Colorado native Kim Reasor’s Denver cityscapes will also be on display.

For more information, call 303-893-2360.

Through February 22, Tuesday through Friday noon to 6 p.m.;?Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. William Havu Gallery 1040 Cherokee St. Free