Archive | October, 2018

BUSINESS NEWS: Kent Rice Stepping Down, Ginger White Taking Helm at Arts & Venues

BUSINESS NEWS: Kent Rice Stepping Down, Ginger White Taking Helm at Arts & Venues

After eight years as the executive director of Denver Arts & Venues, Kent Rice is retiring and will officially step down on December 7. He will be temporarily replaced by…

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TALENT NEEDED: DIME Gives Students Who Hate School and Love Music a Future

TALENT NEEDED: DIME Gives Students Who Hate School and Love Music a Future

After two decades of playing music, singer-songwriter and pianist Stephanie Ault found herself working as a project manager for a construction company. She says she had completely lost touch with…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Concert Promoter Tyler Fey, Barry Fey’s Son, Accused of Fraud in Three Lawsuits

BUSINESS NEWS: Concert Promoter Tyler Fey, Barry Fey’s Son, Accused of Fraud in Three Lawsuits

Lawsuits are piling up against 27-year-old concert promoter and band manager Tyler Fey, the youngest son of the late rock-and-roll promoter Barry Fey and a partner at Feyline, a concert-promotion…

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KUDOS: The 2018 Westword Music Award Winners Are…

KUDOS: The 2018 Westword Music Award Winners Are…

The winners of the Westword Music Awards were announced on Thursday, July 12, at a celebration at Globe Hall. Just to be nominated for the Westword Music Awards is a…

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BUSINESS NEWS: New CPR President Stewart Vanderwilt on Radio, Music and New Challenges

BUSINESS NEWS: New CPR President Stewart Vanderwilt on Radio, Music and New Challenges

This week marks the first time in decades that Colorado Public Radio has had a president other than Max Wycisk, who took on that role in 1978 and built a…

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THOUGHTS and PRAYERS: Remembering Denver Musician Kat Ellinger

THOUGHTS and PRAYERS: Remembering Denver Musician Kat Ellinger

[From Tom Murphy] I first met Kathryn Ellinger, who went by Kat, at one of Worm Trouble’s shows at the now-defunct Cafe Cero. I’d first seen her band, an experimental…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Summit Music Hall Is Getting a Big Renovation

BUSINESS NEWS: Summit Music Hall Is Getting a Big Renovation

After Live Nation acquired Summit Music Hall in February, local music lovers were wondering how the mega-booker would change the traditionally independently run music venue. We’re getting our first indication…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Meet the New Owner of Rupp’s Drums

BUSINESS NEWS: Meet the New Owner of Rupp’s Drums

Alex Simpson, age 26, took over ownership of Rupp’s Drums on Friday, April 20, a store he first visited when he was in junior high school. Simpson’s father, a representative…

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BUSINESS NEWS: AEG Announces New RiNo Venue: The Mission Ballroom

BUSINESS NEWS: AEG Announces New RiNo Venue: The Mission Ballroom

[We’ve posted this as several people on Facebook mentioned that they missed this announcement!] Entertainment giant AEG Presents Rocky Mountains will be opening a 60,000-square-foot ballroom at a new development…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Superfly’s Denver Music Festival Is Quite the Grandoozy

BUSINESS NEWS: Superfly’s Denver Music Festival Is Quite the Grandoozy

Headliners, who organizers say will reflect the diversity of Colorado’s taste in music, will be announced on March 20. Grandoozy has been in the works for four years and is…

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KUDOS: Five of the Greatest People in Denver’s Music Scene: November 2017

Westword Editor’s note: No doubt the Mile High music scene is rich these days, thanks to its fans, bookers, promoters, musicians, sound engineers, techs and the like. And we’re grateful…

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KUDOS: Five of the Greatest People in Denver’s Music Scene: October 2017

KUDOS: Five of the Greatest People in Denver’s Music Scene: October 2017

Westword Editor’s note: No doubt the Mile High music scene is rich these days, thanks to its fans, bookers, promoters, musicians, sound engineers, techs and the like. And we’re grateful…

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REPORTS: Reader: Denver Has the Worst Concert-Goers!

Does Denver have the worst concert-goers? That’s the word from reader Maria Stanek, who recently sent us this account of her experiences at local shows: I’ve been going to concerts…

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