"Over The River" life-size test. (Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Volz. © Christo 1999)
Last month, Christo—the infamous artist behind the still-tied-up-in-legal-proceedings "Over the River" public art installation planned for the Arkansas River—visited Colorado to give a few lectures and take a leisurely rafting trip down Bighorn Sheep Canyon where his two-week art project will...
October 9 2014, 10:00 AM
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Whether your first concert was with your parents or your friends, it’s an experience no one forgets. We asked the 5280 editorial staff about their first concerts. The list below is as varied as it is embarrassing.
Jessica Farmwald, copy chief
John Mayer and Maroon 5 in Indianapolis...
October 7 2014, 11:10 AM
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Anyone who's constantly on the lookout for interesting new musical acts—whether they hail from along the Front Range or beyond—will be juiced by some recent developments.
From Wednesday-Friday, October 1-3 in Denver and Friday-Sunday, October 3-5 in Fort Collins, BandSwap 2014 will be...
October 2 2014, 12:45 PM
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Throw a rock in this town and you'll likely hit a bar that hosts trivia night. (Note: Please don't take that as an excuse to throw a rock at a bar. Bouncers aren't the most forgiving bunch.) Many of those who managed to make Trivial Pursuit a fun—and up-to-date—activity for a weekday evening'...
September 29 2014, 10:45 AM
"Breakthrough Sharona" by Jenny Morgan (image courtesy of Plus Gallery)
The Golden Hour: the period just after sunrise or before sunset when the light is redder, more subdued, and some would say, at peak enchantment. Also: The title of painter Jenny Morgan's latest exhibition at RiNo's Plus Gallery (which runs through October 18).
September 25 2014, 1:00 PM
On Friday, September 26, Denver singer/songwriter Blake Brown will celebrate the release of his EP, Three*, with a show at the Hi-Dive.
The three-song EP, which features Brown's backing band, the American Dust Choir, was recorded earlier this year in Nashville with producer...
September 17 2014, 11:30 AM
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When you hear the phrase “emerging artist,” what do you picture? A paint-splattered twentysomething in a Baker loft? A tattooed poet moonlighting as a barista? Richard Russeth, a successful corporate lawyer, and Stephen Ludwig, a twice-elected University of Colorado Regent, are knocking down those...
September 16 2014, 9:00 AM
Film still from "About Alex," starring Aubrey Plaza and Jason Ritter (image courtesy of Andre Lascaris)
As much as he tried, Jesse Zwick didn't really have a chance when it came to avoiding a career in the film industry. His father, Ed Zwick, has produced and/or written dozens of movies (credits include Blood Diamond and Love & Other Drugs), and his mother, Liberty Godshall, is an...
September 11 2014, 9:30 AM