• Tall Tales: Avenue Theater’s “Bakerfield Mist,” A Review

    1 week ago.

    Denver’s Avenue Theater now featuring “Bakersfield Mist” (through July 2). Tickets here. Below is award-winning writer (and our Denver critic) Mark Stevens' take on the production. Based on a real-life incident, “Bakersfield Mist” is a fine, funny contemplation on the definition of art—its value, power,…

  • Ah Haa Celebrates 25 Years

    1 week ago.

    He is now making beautiful, brightly colored paintings, soulscapes that reflect his inner Cheshire Cat (plus Fauve/Magic Realism antecedents). In the introduction to the catalog for the exhibition of his new paintings, collectively The Museum of Feelings, Daniel Tucker explains: “For me, all the…

  • Sunset Concert Series & More in Mountain Village

    1 week ago.

    A returning feature of the 2016 Sunset Concert Series is the Town of Mountain Village’s Entertainment District, which allows for a fluid social atmosphere, literally and figuratively: alcoholic beverages purchased from designated restaurants – Siam Talay, La Piazza, Poachers, and Madeline – can be taken into the Common…

  • Telluride Library: Marc Berger, Free Concert, 6/12

    2 weeks ago.

    If you want a bbq, go light some charcoal. If music is your thing, be in Telluride the week starting Sunday, June 12. That week, several great musical happenings take place before the crescendo, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, including Lucero frontman Ben Nichols doing…

  • Telluride Jazz: Overview

    3 weeks ago.

    The 40th annual Telluride Jazz Festival, August Friday 5- Sunday August 7, 2016, announces former student band all-star Veronica Swift joins the exciting line-up. She returns to Telluride with Colorado jazz greats The Eric Gunnison Trio. Tickets/passes here.   At age 10, Veronica Swift made her…

  • Songbook Concerts Opens Season with Tribute to Wendy Brooks

    3 weeks ago.

    Tickets to the Telluride American Songbook Concerts’ tribute to Wendy Brooks, Friday, July 1, can be purchased here. Tickets for Marilyn Maye’s tribute to Frank Sinatra, Saturday, July 2, 8 p.m. are available here. Further questions, email michaelsongbook@gmail.com or phone 970.728.7053.  They are…

  • Sheridan Arts Foundation: Young People’s Theater Presents “The Audition"

    1 month ago.

    Telluride's Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater  wraps up its 2015-2016 season with “The Audition,” a one-act play by Don Zolidis, directed and adapted by Jennifer Julia   When: Monday, May 23, 2016, 6 p.m., doors at 5:30 p.m. Where: Sheridan Opera…

  • Tall Tales: "White Guy on the Bus," A Review

    1 month ago.

    Denver’s Curious Theatre Company’s now featuring “White Guy on the Bus (through June 24). Tickets here. Below is award-winning writer (and our Denver critic) Mark Stevens' take on the production. In “White Guy on the Bus,” the sharpest line about race is a zinger about…

  • Tall Tales: Denver Center’s “Sweeney Todd” is Killer

    2 months ago.

    The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ production of "Sweeney Todd” gets a rave from Tall Tales columnist Mark Stevens, TIO’s Denver theatre critic. Through May 15. Tickets here. Before you dig a few quid out of your pocket for the Denver…

  • TIO NYC: "Hold On To Me Darling" & More

    2 months ago.

    Did you ever notice, probably in retrospect, that trips often appear to have been planned around a theme? And then remembered that the theme was inadvertent? This Telluride Inside... and Out stay in New York seems to have had one…

  • TIO NYC: Portraits X 3

    2 months ago.

    Major talent - and legend in her own times. But a relatively minor brand today – despite her unique talent and rolling legacy. And yet... Cole Porter adored the woman. It was just one of those things.... So did Marlena Dietrich (who paid her passage…

  • TIO NYC: “Bright Star,” A Review

    2 months ago.

    I ain’t telling no lie (or my nose would grow like Pinocchio): when you wish upon a "Bright Star,” your dreams of a magical night on Broadway come true. The inspiration for Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s unapologetically old-fashioned, twangy musical is based…

  • Tall Tales: “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue,” Reviewed

    3 months ago.

    Denver’s Curious Theatre Company’s now featuring “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue,” through April 23. Tickets here.   War is "over there." It comes back to us in an odd fashion, in meaningless glimpses—a returning veteran being honored at the ballpark, for instance, as…

  • Telluride Theatre: Burlesque, A Fundraiser

    3 months ago.

    According to online sources. burlesque does not twin with stripping. What’s the difference between a burlesque performer and a stripper?" Burlesque shows often include stripping, but your average strip club will not include any burlesque.But my favorite answer to this question (courtesy…

  • Telluride Choral Society: SpringSing, 3/18

    3 months ago.

    Telluride Choral Society presents a SpringSing Spectacular, a special dedication to Bobbie Shaffer. Event takes place Friday, March 18, 7 p.m., Michael D. Palm Theatre, Telluride. Artistic director Rhonda Muckerman conducts. Tickets available at the door. Adults, $20; Students, $10.   Some…

  • Opera House: SHEL in Concert, 3/19

    3 months ago.

    SHEL in concert Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9 p.m. show; doors at 8:30 p.m., Sheridan Opera House, Telluride. $20 GA floor, $30 reserved balcony.* Tickets and information here or 970.728.6363 x5. The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents up-and-coming indie folksters SHEL live at Telluride's Sheridan Opera House, Saturday, March…