Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter – An Inspired Evening

It is a very astute move, pairing two sympatico artists for a tour. A dozen years ago I saw the first few shows of what became a landmark tour of James Taylor and Carole King. And more ... Continue Reading →

Wilderado – Live at Ogden Theatre, Denver

What a great thing; tracking a band’s steady upward trajectory. We first encountered Wilderado on the early bill at Ohana Festival. The quartet was in the first flush of success, ... Continue Reading →

The Maven Hotel – Wonderful Accommodations In Denver’s Gentrifying Downtown

Gentrification of dilapidated corners of cities is a beautiful thing. The bones of old buildings are given new life, and the original builders and architects of these edifices are smiling ... Continue Reading →

Kachina Cantina – Vibrant Dining in Downtown Denver’s Dairy Block

We did not expect such delicious Mexican fare, which is a blatant bias when this San Diegan family spent a weekend in Denver. But there we were at Kachina, fully enjoying a modern spin ... Continue Reading →

Santa’s Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Every year Santa gets inundated with letters and wish lists. One year, Santa received a list on Christmas Eve and he had to tell his little daughter that the real Santa could not work ... Continue Reading →

Beatles v Stones – A Clever Non-Rivalry That Goes Back Half a Century

The rivalry goes back half a century, drummed up by a clever publicist. The bands actually enjoyed each other, Lennon and McCartney gave the Stones “I Wanna Be Your Man.” In ... Continue Reading →

The Last Leonardo, by Ben Lewis

The plural in the subtitle tells it all: “The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive Painting.” Lewis has pulled off a relatively impossible feat, he has published a riveting ... Continue Reading →

Ford vs Ferrari

  What’s not to like? The story of an American in a cowboy hat tweaking the nose of the uppity Europeans. In this case, it is Texan Carroll Shelby aided by the might of Henry ... Continue Reading →