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Highroad Amazon buys out Whole Foods: What’s it to us? by Jim Hightower
all Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buy-out of Whole Foods Market is not only a winwin for both of them — but also for consumers: Amazon intends to lower the organic grocer’s prices. Really? Yes, say the analysts, because Amazon will use its amazing computer-driven tactics to cut Whole Foods’ cost of selling groceries. But
Amazon’s robotic “efficiency” is achieved by cutting people. It ruthlessly squeezes suppliers, for example, demanding that they give bankruptlevel wholesale prices to the retail colossus. That means that small organic farmers and food artisans are destined to be squeezed out of Whole Foods, displaced by deep-pocket, global food makers who’re willing to cut corners on quality and the environment in order to get on Amazon’s new grocery shelves. Next comes Whole Foods’ helpful and friendly work force. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, doesn’t view workers as assets, but as costs, so to jack-up the grocery chain’s profit, he’ll cut those “costs” — aka, people. He’s already testing a store concept that has no cashiers to interfere with your shopping “experience,” using computer
sensors to take your money electronically, instead of paying bothersome humans to do the job of checking you out and — God forbid — conversing with you. Oh, another plus of connecting us to the corporate computers is that they will track and record our every move and every purchase, building a detailed personal profile on each of us in order to... well, to do what? And why? According to the calendar, we’re living in 2017, but the Brave New Future of Amazon’s electronic, robotic Whole Foods Market tells us we’re living in the corporatized version of 1984, where the human need for jobs and personal relationships are subverted to the corporate love of automation and avaricious profits. This opinion column does not necessarily reflect the views of Boulder Weekly. July 13 , 2017 5
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Chokwe Lumumba, honoring a Central African tribe that resisted the slave trade and the Congolese prime minister Patrice Lumumba. There were fears that he would be too far left to build coalitions, but he demonstrated that he could be both pragmatic and radical. He soon won praise from his election opponents and the business community. He passed a budget that raised spending by 43 percent to deal with the city’s serious infrastructure needs (the city has horrible roads, an overflowing sewage system and a water supply that frequently requires boil notices). Now his son is mayor. He has the same name as his father except for his middle name of Antar (the name of a historic poet and warrior who died while saving a woman from drowning). Shortly after being elected, he was a featured speaker in Chicago at the People’s Summit, a gathering of Bernie Sanders-aligned groups pushing for a “political revolution.” The younger Lumumba assembled a diverse local coalition of supporters which included veterans of civil rights struggles, the city workers’ union and supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. He also received help from national groups such as the black nationalist Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Democracy for America (which came out of Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign) and the Working Families Party (a laborbacked group which aims to create a viable third party while also crossendorsing progressive Democrats). Shortly after the elder Lumumba died, Cooperation Jackson was formed. According to its website, its mission is “to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi, by building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of workerowned and democratically self-managed enterprises.” At the moment, Cooperation Jackson operates Freedom Farms, an urban-farming collaborative, and the Chokwe Lumumba Center for Economic Democracy and Development, a community center and small-businesses incubator. The organization is fighting gentrification by buying up vacant lots to create a “community land trust,” which is a nonprofit that manages land to ensure that it remains affordable as prices of commercially owned land fluctuate. It now owns 25 plots and plans to purchase 50 more in order to create a village of susBoulder Weekly
tainable housing for low-income residents. The group is also fund-raising to build a small-scale manufacturing facility. They are inspired by Mondragon, a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain. It was founded in 1956 by a Catholic priest when Spain was ruled by fascist dictator Francisco
Franco. It runs 261 businesses in finance, industry, retail and knowledge. Kali Akuno, a co-founder of Cooperation Jackson, hopes his city can create a new economy of co-ops, which would be independent of the dominant economy. Co-op farms would sell to co-op restaurants, and co-op small businesses would take out loans from co-op banks.
In order for that to happen, Akuno argues, co-ops have to be politicized with “ordinary” people wanting to build a new society. Is this part of the answer to Trump and Republican political dominance? We have to not only resist the far right but also build an alternative. This opinion column does not necessarily reflect the views of Boulder Weekly.
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are inspired to reach out to their senators and representatives to let them know the current bills, as well as the process being used, are unacceptable. We need to be better at holding our legislators accountable. Adam Pastula/Boulder
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This Independence Day I’m reflecting on our founders’ attempts to reintroduce a radical notion. Simplified, the founders created a grand experiment to see if “We the People” could govern ourselves through representatives to make our voices heard to create laws, and thus, communities we wanted. That system of democracy has struggled all along to fulfill its promise, but now is in dire shape mostly due to fatal mistakes that allow corporations to pay the people’s chosen representatives for influence. Representatives and the Executive are now beholden to corporations, not voters. Today I’m compelled to focus on one failure of representative democracy that poses an imminent danger to the people of Boulder County — the kind of danger that many privileged people don’t often have to personally face. As you may know, hydraulic fracturing is set to begin in the coming months in Boulder County. The catastrophic results wrought by fracking will hurt you and your family if you don’t stand up and prevent it from ever happening in Boulder County. The time is upon us. No more moratoria, no bans allowed (say the County Commissioners). We are poised to allow permanent damage to our beautiful Boulder open spaces. Fracking could ruin the special, gorgeous place where we live and our vibrant community for the rest of our lives. Because of the failure of representative democracy, only “We the People” through direct action can protect our land, air and water. You may say, “That’s so dramatic. This tree hugger must be exaggerating.” Nope. Did you know that Boulder County already has an “F” rating for air quality? Did you know that it is impossible to prevent accidents related to oil and gas extraction no matter how strict the regulations? Things blow up, things leak, toxins get in your air and water. “Safe regulation of oil and gas development” is an oxymoron. Sharon Cascone/Boulder Boulder Weekly
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Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Shelly Landgraf. Landgraf was hired in 2006 as director of human resources and promoted to assistant superintendent by Messinger in 2014. According to sources, when Arnold brought her concerns regarding Messinger to Landgraf, she did not feel that the head of HR took the appropriate actions. Furthermore, according to sources, Arnold believed that she was being retaliated against and stripped of responsibilities because of her complaints. In an interview with BW, Messinger would not address the nature of the complaint. However when asked about the nature of his relationship with Arnold he says that the two had a “constructive working relationship.” “Clearly there are always issues you work through,” he says. “There was some concern about some organizational restructuring I was doing and that didn’t set well with everyone. It never does. So we were working through that when this complaint was initiated in early March.” Emails obtained through an open records request show that Messinger, with the input of Landgraf and Chief Operating Officer Leslie Stafford, was in the middle of reorganizing the superintendent’s cabinet this past winter. Stafford started at BVSD in 1997 as an accountant, eventually making her way to Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and Chief Operating Officer in 2014 under Messinger’s direction. Messinger affirms that the three of them were working on the reorganization — a necessary process, he says, given several members of his administrative cabinet were set to retire. The emails reveal several different suggestions regarding how Arnold’s job would change under the reorganization and multiple sources familiar with the
investigation have told Boulder Weekly that Arnold alleges these emails demonstrate her responsibilities were being taken away as a means of retaliation. The email discussions include talk of moving Arnold away from the strategic plan and “more towards program evaluation/development,” as well as what responsibilities “can be moved 100 percent, what needs some insight from her and what still needs her direct attention and/or would be considered part of her adjusted responsibilities.” Additionally, according to organizational charts attached to the emails and confirmed by Messinger, Arnold would no longer report to the superintendent — instead reporting to Stafford — and that she would be stripped of at least some of her direct reports. Although her job title was intended to stay the same, sources confirm Arnold believed the changes were a demotion in terms of her responsibilities and retaliation for her previous complaints about Messinger’s behavior toward her. “She would still remain a member of the cabinet,” Messinger says. “There was
becoming less need for that position to actually provide oversight to the strategic plan but there was other important work in the organization that I felt would support the strategic plan but was a change of some responsibilities.” In early February, he says, he met with Arnold and Landgraf to inform Arnold of the “conceptual” reorganization and how her responsibilities may change. “That meeting didn’t go particularly well; she wasn’t receptive to those changes,” Messinger says. After that meeting, he included Landgraf in all future meetings with Arnold, including regularly scheduled “check-in meetings” according to the emails. One email chain in particular reveals that Landgraf was added to those meetings with Arnold and Messinger to serve as “a referee.” In the end, Arnold bypassed the HR department and brought her complaint directly to the BOE. Not only do sources say that Arnold did not believe Landgraf was taking the appropriate actions as to her concerns, Messinger was the district’s compliance officer, Boulder Weekly
CONSIDERING CATARACT SURGERY? including responsibility for human resources complaints, and therefore Arnold had nowhere else to go but the BOE. According to Darci Mohr, the assistant superintendent of human resources during Messinger’s first three years with the district (2011-2014), the role of compliance officer is typically held within a district’s legal counsel or human resources department. Mohr was also a part of BVSD from 2001-2006, when she served in the district’s legal counsel office and held the role of district compliance officer, until she left BVSD. However, Mohr says, when she came back to BVSD in 2011, the compliance officer role had already been transferred to Messinger and when she offered to take on the role, “the decision was made that he (Messinger) was going to serve in that capacity.” Messinger says the decision was made with legal counsel and made sense given he’s the “most senior administrator.” “Honestly, in that whole time, I never really had an active role as a compliance officer because I delegated it back down to the appropriate level,” he says. “We just did that because everybody ultimately reports to me as the superintendent.” “Having been in both legal counsel and human resources for 15 years in public education in different school districts, I did find that having the superintendent as compliance officer a little out of the ordinary,” Mohr says. “In my professional opinion, oftentimes superintendents won’t want to be the compliance officer because as superintendents you can tend to be the lightning rod for various complaints and concerns and situations that come up. Oftentimes superintendents want to avoid that role.” Multiple sources confirm Arnold’s complaint was received by the BOE on a Sunday in mid-March. “I was provided a copy of the complaint when it came in. I met with Sam Fuqua (president of the BOE) and Jennie Bevel (vice president) that Monday afternoon,” Messinger says. “There wasn’t anything in the allegations, of course in my opinion, that would justify termination. I did and would argue that not everything in those allegations were true. Even with the weight of what’s in the allegation from the complaint, even if those are all true, in our opinion it didn’t justify termination.” He was advised at that time by district counsel Richard Bump of Caplan and Earnst to not meet with the complainant (Arnold) alone. And an email from Messinger dated March 19 instructs his assistant to cancel all future regularly scheduled check-in meetings with Arnold and Landgraf. Subsequently, the BOE hired private law firm Berg, Hill, Greenleaf and Bruscetti upon recommendation from Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett. The firm is a Boulder-based practice that specializes in a variety of areas including employment law, and by the end of March, attorney Kathleen Alt began appearing in communication emails regarding an open records request made by Arnold. BOE member Kathy Gebhardt was named the alternate compliance officer given that Messinger was the subject of the complaint. At the end of March, the BOE explained to BVSD staff via email the decision to place Messinger on paid leave was in response to a pending investigation regarding a personnel matter. The procedure for the investigation, according to Board President Fuqua, fell under the district’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity policy (AC-R) that “address concerns and complaints about unlawful discrimination and/or harassment.” Fuqua, however, would not comment on whether or not those types of complaints were the basis for the investigation, only that the AC-R served as the model on which to conduct the investigation. According to sources, Kathyrn Miller, a private investigator from Littleton who specializes in workplace disputes, was then brought in to run the investigation, and Messinger says he was interviewed twice as part of the investigation. During the month Messinger was on paid leave, the BOE refused to disclose or even comment on the nature of the investigation, prompting a great deal of scrutiny from the larger BVSD community with the most vocal critics demanding more transparency in the process. After meeting 14 times in executive session, the BOE finally held the vote on Messinger’s future at a regularly scheduled public meeting on May 9. In a 7-0 vote, the board unilaterally terminated Messinger’s contract without cause while agreeing to pay out the remainder of his contracted compensation ($120,000). At the meeting, Fuqua acknowledged that while the process may have been frustrating for many people, he reiterated the confidential nature of the investigation and refused to talk about the nature of the complaint that led to the controversial process. “When you join the board, you agree to respect the confidentiality of executive See BVSD Page 12
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session and confidentiality as it relates to district policies and procedures,” Fuqua told BW. “We’re also subject to following state statutes.” Approximately three weeks after Messinger’s termination, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Landgraf resigned. Landgraf has not publicly commented on the reason for her resignation and she did not return calls prior to press time. Since the Board’s decision on May 9, Messinger has repeatedly criticized the transparency of the BOE process and its refusal to meet with him after he was shown a copy of the compliance officer’s report, which summarized the actual investigative report. “We are very concerned about the objectivity of this investigation. Just from that glimpse of this report that we saw, if it is representative in any way of what’s in the full report, then we have serious concerns about the accuracy of the investigation,” Messinger says. “I was misrepresented, and we pointed that out to the Board.” He says Board members Fuqua and Gebhardt did meet with him after this, although he didn’t meet with the full board. And although his attorney requested it, the Board never released the full investigative report. Messinger also says he tried to negotiate alternate solutions to terminating his contract, including reducing his contract by one year to give him time to work through the administrative reorganization, with the help of a mediator if need be, and also give the Board time to find a replacement. But, he says, the Board refused. “We had suggested, not knowing what the findings were in the interviews, there would be a less extreme measure to address any concern that they might have over my supervision of my senior staff,” he says. Overall, Messinger says there was not enough transparency in the process and he’s “not done with the Board yet.” “I think the District, and the Board as their governing body, has an obligation to provide me with more information and we will pursue that,” he says. After Messinger’s complaints about the process came out in media reports, BOE President Fuqua submitted a letter to the editor to the Daily Camera stating: “There is a perception that Dr. Messinger was not allowed an opportunity to be engaged in the process. This is not the case. Dr. Messinger and his attorney were given the opportunity to participate in the process from the beginning and they did.” Regardless of Messinger’s attempts to salvage his job, in the end the BOE voted unanimously to terminate his contract on May 9, a consensus almost unheard of in this board’s history. The rarity of which Messinger apparently agrees: “This was a fairly extreme action but the level of dysfunction and conflict within this Board has been going on for some time, they have been unable to set their own agendas without hiring a facilitator to do that,” he says. “So this is obviously symptomatic of bigger issues.” Fuqua states in his letter to the editor: “The board is composed of elected officials with diverse points of view. They rarely decide on difficult issues unanimously. The vote to terminate Dr. Messinger’s employment was 7-0. If any members felt they were ‘pressured’ to vote a certain way, they could have made their feelings known. None were and none did.” So why was the Board motivated to unanimously terminate Messinger? And if it was a result of the investigation into Arnold’s accusations, which sources say went beyond mere management differences in the work place, why not fire for cause and save taxpayers the remaining contract payout? There may be an explanation. According to multiple sources, the BOE investigation not only examined questions concerning Arnold’s recent complaints, but also raised questions as to whether similar behavior may have occurred in the past. If such behaviors were known earlier and went uninvestigated and unaddressed, it could cause further problems for BVSD on a variety of fronts. According to multiple BW sources, a former high-ranking administrator, who has since left the District, raised serious concerns about Messinger’s behavior toward her during the time the two worked together, but she never filed a formal written complaint. At that time, sources say some BOE members requested an investigation into Messinger’s alleged behavior towards the woman despite the fact she had already left the District without filing a written complaint. No such investigation apparently occurred, however, even though sources say BVSD legal counsel Richard Bump had been made aware of the details of the woman’s complaints. The decision not to investigate in 2015 seems questionable at best given the guidelines for such decisions as laid out in BVSD’s own policies regarding such matters. The District’s policy AC-R states, “whether or not the individual files a Boulder Weekly
NEWS written complaint or otherwise requests action, the district is required by law to take steps to correct unlawful discrimination or harassment and to prevent recurring unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation.” Messinger told BW he was unaware of any complaints made prior to Arnold’s. “This is my 39th year in my profession, 20 years as a superintendent, I have never had any investigations, any allegations. I have only had glowing evaluations,” Messinger says. And this claim seems true based upon the history of positive evaluations he has received in the past, including in June 2016 before his latest contract was renewed. However, according to multiple sources, Arnold told the independent evaluator in charge of the 2016 investigation, Abbey Curnow-Chavez of The Trispective Group, about the issues she was having with Messinger. Also during that same evaluation process, sources say, information regarding the concerns of the previously mentioned former employee were also brought to the evaluator’s attention. When Curnow-Chavez was asked about such complaints, she said, “I absolutely cannot comment on anything.” It remains unclear why there is no mention of any such complaints in the final evaluation that was made public and ultimately led to Messinger’s 2016 contract renewal. As is often the case, one controversy leads to another. Since Messinger was terminated, the salaries of top-level BVSD administrators have come under BOE scrutiny. During budget negotiations in June, several Board members expressed concern over the salary schedules of Messinger’s cabinet, asking the overall board to do more research before approving a 4.8 percent raise for all cabinet members this year that accounts for both cost of living and experience. Additionally, there have been some questions as to why cabinet members were placed at 90 or 95 percent of the approved salary ranges, with several members receiving significant raises under Messinger. Landgraf, for instance, received a 35 percent raise in 2014, and Stafford a 26 percent increase that same year, the year they were both promoted. Other cabinet members also received significant raises that year, ranging from 11-17 percent increases. Regardless, the 2017 cost of living and experience increase were approved as part of the budget at the June 27 BOE meeting, with some cabinet member salaries reaching nearly $200,000, while Stafford will now make more than $204,000. While there may be perfectly legitimate reasons for these compensation increases, such as a change in title and responsibilities, the size of some raises and the level of pay in general for those at the top has caused some within BVSD to voice their frustration. Perhaps the best example can be found in a handwritten anonymous letter to the BOE dated in early May and obtained via an open records request. The letter reads, “We are hopeful that today this Board will hold accountable all those who are responsible for the harassment and hurt imposed on others, those who were in positions of power and trust and chose either to turn a blind eye or to cover up and hide allegations, and those who took benefit of any kind for their silence or inaction.” The letter closes with the statement: “I choose to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, please understand.” Members of the BOE have been relentlessly criticized for dismissing Messinger and refusing to explain why he was terminated or what was the reason behind the investigation that led to his paid administrative leave. At the same time, many people from the teachers’ union to parents and others in the community still support Messinger and all he accomplished for the District. But just like people, all stories have two sides and most times we are better off having the opportunity to hear both. Messinger has stated that he would like to see the full investigation made public. That would seem to be the best way for the community to understand the nature of the allegations against the superintendent. Such transparency would also give the public a mechanism for evaluating the way the Board and BVSD legal counsel may have handled any past behaviors that should have warranted an earlier investigation. At this point, all the public knows is that the former BVSD superintendent’s behavior toward fellow BVSD administrator Leslie Arnold was investigated, and that at the end of that process, Dr. Bruce Messinger’s contract was terminated without cause. That doesn’t seem enough information to be fair to anyone; not Arnold, not Messinger, not the members of the BVSD Board of Education, not the District’s legal advisors nor anyone else who may have believed they were treated inappropriately. It would seem this story is far from over. To be continued. Boulder Weekly
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ver the past several months, the current state of politics has left many dejected. It’s a feeling that weighed heavily on Firehouse Art Center curator Jessica Kooiman Parker. “I was feeling powerless and frustrated, literally just thinking, ‘What can I do to help people feel better about the political climate?’” Parker says. “I think all of us are thinking that: What can I do? I can go to a march, or I can write my congressman. For artists, what’s great is they can reflect back and create a piece that viewers can go see and connect with.” But when she looked at the walls of her home and the art she collected, she felt everything was too beautiful. She wanted art that had a message — ugly art for an ugly world. So she reached out to local artists and asked them to use their work to react to the current political state, and the result is Modern America, now showing at the Firehouse through July 30. “I want this to slap people in the face, I want it to scream at people, or it can even quietly reflect,” Parker says. “I want the artist and the viewer to feel really passionate about it.” Parker started with asking the artists questions: Do you believe in something enough that you are willing to fight for it? What do you stand for? What are you ashamed of? What are you proud of? The artists came back with varying answers. Some tackled issues of environment, feminism and greed, while others explored hoarding, selfie culture, the frustration of failed promises and even TSA pat downs. Along with analyzing various facets of American life, the show also questions the role of the artist in responding to politics. Parker says artists have the opportunity to reflect society back to the
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audience and create work that forges connections. And many of the artists agree. “I believe artists have a responsibility to represent the concerns of the people, whatever that may mean,” says Libby Barbee, one of the artists in the show. “Art is one of the few languages through which we can talk — really talk — about these big issues.” Barbee is not new to blending politics into her art. The underlying theme she works with is examining humanity’s relationship with the natural world. In Modern America, Barbee’s piece “Sanguinaria” showcases wells, fire explosions and flowers blended together in saturated colors to create a sort of hyper reality. She links fracking and natural gas extraction with bloodwood, a North America plant used by Native Americans that was later peddled by snake oil salesmen as a miracle drug. “I was interested in using this plant that was being sold as medicine but was actually really Susan France poisonous, and the analogy of that to natural gas as being this fuel that’s going to be this interim savior from coal and dirtier fuels, but that is in fact equally terrible,” she says. With the invitation from Parker to be overtly political, Barbee wanted to show the misuse and abuse of our landscapes. In “Sanguinaria,” she stresses that we’re facing a critical moment with the Libby Barbee, environment. “Sanguinaria” “In the next 15 years we need to get ourselves off fossil fuels if we’re going to be able to continue as a species,” she says. “We’re in decade zero; I think we’re very much in denial about that. And the Trump administration is unfortunate timing in that we need to be making some huge moves right now. The damage that is done in the next few years may be irrevocable.” While Barbee’s piece is the only one in Modern America that deals hands-on with global warming, others reference the environment as one of the many casualties of the current state of the country. “There’s a violence in the air in modern America, via language or what you see in the news, whether it’s live video or taking health care away from tens of millions of Americans,” says artist Clay Hawkley. “There’s direct and indirect violence. Climate change, the environment, the destruction of those things, is a slower violence on the world and ourselves.” Hawkley frequently tackles politics in his work. In Modern America, he showcases multiple pieces, from a display of deflated balloons in “Hot Air” to a drawing of a dollar bill imprinted with the words “Believe me,” a popular phrase for our commander-in-chief. But perhaps Hawkley’s most haunting work is “Big Sticks,” a set of seven wooden bats, painted red, white and blue and covered with nails jutting out from all sides. Leaning against the gallery wall, “Big Sticks” addresses the elephant in the room. “I’m not a violent person, but it feels like there are new potentials for violence. We have a greater capacity for it now more than ever,” he says. “Things can escalate really quickly, and they have. Having those bats in the gallery, they could be picked up at any time and be used against somebody in that space. I certainly don’t expect that or want to encourage that in any way, but that threat is on a lot of people’s minds, certainly on mine.” Hawkley believes it’s art’s job to initiate dialogue and get people to think in nontraditional ways to stimulate growth and new perspectives. “[Art] gives you the right to think freely and act freely and be offensive. That’s the beauty of it,” he says. “It’s an artist’s responsibility to call it as I see it. That doesn’t mean you’re necessarily going to agree with me or your neighbor, but I Boulder Weekly
think it’s as important now as it’s ever been to get outside of your own head, to let something plant a seed and maybe get you thinking in a different way. Art is a Cindy Sepucha, “Nevertheless great place to do that.” She Persisted” For her painting “Nevertheless She Persisted,” Cindy Sepucha chose one of the most iconic symbols of America: the Statue of Liberty. To avoid its almost-clichéd imagery, she opted to paint it from a different perspective: from inside the flame. At first glance, the painting looks dismal, almost as if Lady Liberty is melting or fading away. But the work offers hope for America’s future, Sepucha says. “The artist who created the statue wanted to make a lighthouse, and the purpose of a lighthouse is to guide people through a storm to safe land so they don’t hit anything,” Sepucha says. “And it’s not an acting lighthouse because it’s not in an area that needs one, but I liked that symbolism of the light being the guide and kind of a safety net. “I wanted to show [the painting] from the perspective of that light, which is kind of like a symbol of all things good in the United States,” she continues. “You can see the faint glow coming from the bottom of the piece; it’s what I saw as the hope. I believe things are going to be OK, regardless of how we feel right now, because I believe in the people who live here and in humanity in general.” Normally, Sepucha says, her work is more whimsical than political. But even before being asked to participate in Modern America, she felt ON THE BILL: Modern the call to respond to the state of the world. America. Firehouse Art “As an artist and anybody who uses expression Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont, 303-651-2787. in their work, I think right now if you’re feeling Through July 30. angst about what’s going on, it’s important to share that in whatever way you use as your mode of expression,” she says. These days, with such thick party lines drawn, it’s hard to step across the aisle and have an open-minded discussion. But Sepucha hopes Modern America can be a step in the right direction. “I don’t necessarily think if you make art that’s anti-gun, you’re going to make an NRA member believe in stricter gun control,” she says. “But I do think that having this consistent conversation around things that are important to people is a way to continue the conversation on what is important to us as a society.” As curator, Parker wants the show to serve as not only a conversation starter, but also as a reminder of the strength of community. “The thing that comforts me is knowing that we’re all in this together,” Parker says. “And so seeing all the artists with all their different perspectives feels to me like a good way to bring us back together.” With Parker’s idea of “ugly art for an ugly world,” she wants the show to galvanize the viewer to fight for the future. “There’s a lot of frustration, animosity and anger, but at the end of the day there’s some hope that it will get better, especially if we do it together and we’re conscious about it,” she says. “We so easily get lost in our day-to-day life and we let it go. Let’s not forget that it’s happening, and let’s do something about it.” Boulder Weekly
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Trap artist UZ shows his face by Alvaro Sanchez
n a post-Daft Punk world, putting on a mask to hide your identity has almost become a prerequisite for emerging DJs. SBTRKT, Deadmau5, Marshmello and Cazzete are just a few names from a list that goes deep into the abyss of electronic subgenres. For some DJs the mask is a gimmick, an excuse to add more lights and mystery to an overpopulated music community. For others, a mask is a filter, separating what’s important — the music — from everything else. Just as Daft Punk introduced the world to their brand of funky-inspired dance music as two robots from parts unknown, UZ, aka Guillaume Barbier, donned a mask and ushered trap music into the electronic dance era. Although the real pioneers of the synthesized, 808 bass-drenched trap genre stem from Southern hip-hop legends such as Lil’ Jon and T.I., Barbier made trap his own, fusing it with gritty, industrial synths, thick drum patterns and hip-hop sound samples that have now become a staple of the genre. After learning how to play guitar and drums proved insufficient to satisfy his musical appetite, Barbier delved into digital production. “[I] got into turntablism/DJing around 1996 or ’97, and music production around 2000,” the French DJ says via an email interview, retaining that secretive persona he’s known for. “I started by making beats and scratching break-beats, and then I progressed from hip-hop beats to electro/house/ pop to dubstep, to finally concentrate [on] making trap beats until today.” Barbier took on the moniker DJ Troubl and made a name for himself on some of the most prestigious dance
floors on the planet. But he longed for a way to distance himself from his music and let listeners make opinions without having to worry about the person that makes it. That’s when Barbier donned the mask and became UZ. “I decided to start the project UZ anonymously on the internet at the beginning of 2012,” he says. Beneath the golden mask, made by FX artist Ralis Khan (who also designed the masks for Slipknot), Barbier took mystery very seriously. “I created my own alphabet to respond to comments and tweet people,” he explains. After five years as the mysterious UZ, Barbier revealed his identity for the first time during a show at Los Angeles’ Belasco Theater earlier this year. “When I heard the track ‘Mask Off ’ by Future, I immediately thought, ‘Why not close the set with it and actually take the mask off?” Barbier explains. “We talked to the crew and everyone loved the idea.” The decision to reveal his identity comes from difficulties of managing celebrity status and the daily ins andouts of making and releasing music. “At the start, the secrecy was fun for the first few years but it became really difficult after that,” he says. “Also, it kept me isolated from people and was not fun anymore. We’re way more relaxed now, especially since people now know who I am.” Barbier is currently touring after releasing the latest UZ album, Layers, an ambitious yet well-contained project full of features and co-collaborators. “I wanted to do a record that you could listen back in a few years and still think it’s a classic,” Barbier says. “I
wanted to try different things, keeping it dark but yet still powerful, and having rappers, vocalists, etc., and still sound like UZ.” One of the stand-out tracks on the LP is “Bang,” a heavy set track with a long list of collaborators, including fellow trap artist Stööki Sound, Grime artist Onoe Capone and French rap duo Foreign Beggars. “We had the track done with Stööki Sound and we felt like it would sound even better with vocals,” Barbier says. “I immediately thought of my friends from Foreign Beggars. I’ve known them for like 15 years or so, so I sent them the track. Pavan [Mukhi] was immediately down to record and he suggested grime artist Onoe Caponoe for a second verse. They sent the track back and we loved it.” Barbier’s passion for trap extends past his own music. Quality Goods Records is his personal music label, housing artists like Sumthin Sumthin, Oski and Big Makk. “[Quality Goods] is what motivates me right now, and I love looking for new talents and helping them release their music,” Barbier explains. “We’re also starting to release singles in a couple of months and really focusing on creating our own sound and growing a family of artists/producers.” Trap music is often criticized for being a one-trick pony fad that will eventually fade away, but Barbier begs to differ. “Trap music has been here for years and will be there for a long time. From the real trap music (Southern hip-hop) that’s been here for years to mainstream DJs playing trap on festival main stages, it’s definitely here to stay.” Boulder Weekly
CMF’s mid-summer mini-fest puts the focus on French music Artist-in-residence Benedetto Lupo will play both Ravel piano concertos in one evening
ON THE BILL: Colorado Music Festival: French MiniFestival. July 20-23. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303442-3282. For a list of performances and times, visit coloradomusicfestival.org/festival/ category/french-mini-festival/
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he mid-summer mini-festival, happily restored to the Colorado Music Festival season, this year will fill Chautauqua Auditorium with the sounds of French music — Ravel, Debussy and others less familiar. This is a welcome opportunity for Boulder audiences. The orchestral repertoire is so dominated by German and Russian composers that we can easily forget that France too had a vital musical culture. The choice is also unsurprising: French music is the natural home of Jean-Marie Zeitouni, the CMF’s music director. “This is a repertoire with which I have intimate affinities,” he says. “I grew up with the Montreal Symphony playing Ravel and Debussy, so I have a special love for it.” But that is not his only reason for selecting French music for the mini-festival. “It also is repertoire in which the orchestra is allowed to shine, because these are orchestral works that are very colorful,” he says. “What makes CMF unique is the fact that it has its own orchestra, people who are leaders in their respective organizations, who come together to play each summer in Boulder.” There is so much French music to chose from that Zeitouni had a hard time culling the repertoire to make just two orchestral concerts. “This is a minifestival that I might have drafted 50 different versions of,” he says. “There are so many things to cover, so many different ways to do it.” In addition to Zeitouni’s affinity for the repertoire, the other factor in the programming was the availability of pianist Benedetto Lupo. Although he is Italian, Lupo says he “always had an interest” in French music. He studied with Aldo Ciccolini, another Italian Boulder Weekly
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who was renowned for his performances of French music. “I feel very privileged that I had the chance to work with this great pianist,” Lupo says. Lupo will be the CMF artist-inresidence during the mini-festival week and will be part of all four concerts — a Festival Orchestra concert July 20, an abbreviated repeat for “Fresh Fridays” July 21, a solo and chamber concert July 21 and a CMF Chamber Orchestra concert July 25. On the first night of the mini-festival, Lupo will follow Olga Kern’s footsteps in playing two concertos on the same program, Ravel’s Concerto in G major and his Concerto for the Left Hand. “I like the idea that during a festival you will do stuff that you will not hear on a regular symphonic season,” Zeitouni says. “I think it is OK to do stuff that is a bit crazy, like playing both Ravel concertos on the same night.” “It is a crazy thing to do,” Lupo admits, “but I’m crazy enough to like it. It’s demanding, but those two concertos are so different, they are really like day and night. The Left Hand (Concerto) is so dramatic and almost impossible, and the Concerto in G is so happy and full of life. It is wonderful for the public to listen to those two pieces which are so different.” Also on the Thursday Festival Orchestra program are Debussy’s gauzy Prélude à L’Apres-midi d’un Faune and Iberia, and Ravel’s showy La Valse — “a very nice concert-ender because it’s punchy,” Zeitouni says. The shorter “Fresh Friday” performance will include Iberia, the Concerto for the Left Hand and La Valse.
For the Saturday concert, Lupo will play a program of Debussy pieces for solo piano, and then join with CMF players for Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor. The latter, Lupo says, “is a composer who deserves to be known much more. His influence was enormous on French music, but his music is very difficult to play well. “It sounds very elegant and simple, but it’s never as simple as it looks.” The final concert of the mini-festival is built entirely around Fauré’s music. Titled “Fauré’s French Soirée,” the program features the composer’s Masques et bergamasques, a suite of dances originally compiled to accompany light entertainment. Here the various movements will be heard between other pieces on the program. “It’s a salon soirée of early 20thcentury Paris,” Zeitouni explains. “I try to give the CMF players the chance to be exposed, because they are the inspiration behind all of this. For this concert I wanted to choose one woodwind player and one brass player and one string player.” In addition to Lupo, the soloists with the orchestra will be flutist Vivian Cumplido Wilson, horn player Catherine Turner and CMF concertmaster Calin Lupano. Lupo will play Fauré’s Ballade, a piece that is really unfamiliar, even among musicians. Nonetheless, Lupo wants you to pay attention. The Ballade, he says, “is music that doesn’t reveal its all on the first chance you have to listen to it, but it’s like you get addicted once you start to listen. “You don’t get tired of it.”
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Steve Hackman creates the music festival of his dreams by Caitlin Rockett
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ome people might call Steve Hackman a John Mayer, Adele and Chance the Rapper,” “Because instead of just looking for whether it’s rulebreaker, a rogue in the world of classical Hackman says. “This would be the music festival of melody, structure, form or rhythm that the songs have music. But the composer known best for his my dreams. Not only are all the performers and comin common, we have a narrator that’s able to explain “mash-up” arrangements — think Brahms posers performing along with one another, they are the concept of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony (written meets Radiohead, Bjork versus Bartok, collaborating, hanging out back stage, partying after during the height of the Stalinist purges of 1937) but Beethoven and Coldplay — is really doing just the the show together. When I started writing it with this also that Chance the Rapper is from the war-torn opposite, tapping into a deep-rooted creative energy idea in mind, through people in this fantasy world streets of Chicago, an underserved population forgotten that composers through the centuries have used to Tom Russo by the government and city,” Hackman explains. produce some of the most iconic music in the Classicalapalooza is a show within a show, creworld. ated simply by Hackman asking, “What would “In the classical world, we’re behind regarding Wagner do after hearing this Adele song?” our techniques,” Hackman says. “We “Wagner having written some of the most epic tend to be a little closed-minded vocal music the world has ever seen, and Adele regarding borrowing techniques from having one of greatest voices in the pop realm, it’s other genres of music, even though fun to imagine these two sharing their music,” other composers have been doing this Hackman says. “Imagining how Wagner would for centuries.” react to hearing Adele, what Take Johannes Brahms, for examhe would insert in, how they ple. The German composer took would pick ideas for how they ON THE BILL: Hungarian folk music and arranged it would work together, what Classicalapalooza — the Colorado Music Festival for symphonic orchestra, made variaAdele would do in response.” Orchestra with composer tions on some of Joseph Hayden’s There will also be some mixSteve Hackman, singers works and wove drinking songs into his ups between contemporary artMalia Civetz, Logan James and Andrew Lipke, and orchestral overtures. ists: Twenty One Pilots and narrator Andrew Carter. Then there’s Kanye West, who’s Bruno Mars, and Kayne West 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, famously taken works by Ray Charles and Daft Punk. These mixes just Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, and Daft Punk and created chart topemerged naturally, Hackman Boulder, 303-441-3440. ping hip-hop songs. says, and provide comfortable Tickets: $12–$45, coloradoArgue all you like, but Hackman transitions in the show. musicfestival.org will tell you it’s all a part of the creative As with his previous CMF game. shows, Hackman will only This month Hackman will premiere have one two-and-a-half-hour rehearsal with the his fourth mash-up concert at the entire CMF orchestra before playing Colorado Music Festival’s Happy Hour Classicalapalooza live. series (formerly called the Mash-Up As Hackman’s career is really beginning to take series) at Chautauqua Auditorium. together, this situation started to write itself.” off — he’ll be debuting with the Boston Pops this To date, Hackman’s written six full-scale orchesThe result is Classicalapalooza, featuring 20 difyear — he finds himself back with the orchestra that tral mash-up shows that pair one pop artist with one ferent artists from the contemporary and classical “took a chance on him” years ago when he was just classical composer. So his goal for this year’s Colorado genres, where Lady Gaga’s work meets Brahms, and getting started as a composer. Music Festival (CMF) show was to go bigger. More “With any relationship with an orchestra, it builds Chance the Rapper’s lyrics find cadence over variety. More artists. More music. over time — especially with somebody that has a Shostakovich. “The way that I sort of devised to accomplish this technique like I’ve got, it does take time. It can be Hackman has added a narrator to the mix as well was to create an imaginary music festival where we very startling at first,” Hackman says. “It’s going to be — his friend Andrew Carter — to lead audience were not limited by time, in essence, so that Mozart, members through layers of meaning and intersections, a pleasure to get back with this orchestra after a couBeethoven and Müller could be in the same place as ple of years.” to provide context to the mash-up.
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with Colorado Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 16, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 720-865-2494. see EVENTS Page 32
An Evening With Railroad Earth
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Paper on Paper: The Art of Chine-Collé. Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200. Through Aug. 20.
Beyond Thought — Steve Mason. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Through July 30. Dasha Shishkin: Tram Pam Pam. Boulder Museum of Contempoarary Art, 1750 13th St., 303-443-2122. Through Sept. 10.
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Divas — Leona Lazar. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Through July 30.
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Stan Meyer: Poetic Presence. Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200. Through Aug. 6.
Jenny Morgan: SKINDEEP. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver, 303-298-7554. Through Aug. 27.
Shade. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720-865-5000. Through July 16.
Tonos Latinos/Latino Hues. Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-441-3100. Through July 30.
Then, Now, Next. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720-865-5000. Through Aug. 31.
Mauro Giaconi: Cae a plomo/falls to lead. Boulder Museum of Contempoarary Art, 1750 13th St., 303-443-2122. Through Sept. 10.
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Seriously Audacious Situational Surrealism — Hone Williams. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Through July 30.
Illustration, Design, Art & Photography by Michael Hamers. Community Art Program Gallery, NCAR, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303-4971174. Through July 29.
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HUMBIRD 8PM DAVEY DAYDREAM 9:30PM
Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver, 303-298-7554. Through Aug. 20.
Home: American Photography at the CU Art Museum. CU Art Museum, 1085 18th St., Boulder, 303-492-8300. Through July 15.
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Rituals — Mark Alan Francis. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Through July 30.
Enhanced Photography by Marc Bernardi. Community Art Program Gallery, NCAR, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303-497-1174. Through July 29.
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Paper.Works. Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-8987200. Through Aug. 20.
Derrick Velasquez: Obstructed View. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver, 303-298-7554. Through Aug. 27.
Modern America is an unabashed political and social commentary from the hearts and minds of local artists. See more about the exhibition on page 23.
Mi Tierra. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720-865-5000. Through Oct. 22. Modern America. Firehouse Art Center, 667, Fourth Ave., Longmont, 303-651-2787. Through July 30.
Music Beethoven’s Ninth. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282. Blue Limousine. 6:30 p.m. Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont, 303-651-8374. Boulder Swing Collective. 8:30 p.m. Waterloo, 809 S. Main St., Louisville, 303-993-2094. The Coteries. 9 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628. Flash Mountain Flood — with Kind Hearted Strangers, THC. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-447-0095.
Thursday, July 13
The Western: An Epic in Art and Film. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720-865-5000. Through Sept. 10.
Hazel Miller and Friends. 7 p.m. Caffè Sole, 637 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-499-2985.
Thursday, July 13
Walk the Distance and Slow Down: Selections from the Collection of JoAnne Gonzalez Hickey. Boulder Museum of Contempoarary Art, 1750 13th St., 303-443-2122. Through Sept. 10.
Lyle Divinsky’s Soul Survivors — with 300 Days. 8 p.m. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772. Manuel Valera Trio. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St., Denver, 303-839-5102. Music & Magic on the West Patio. 10 a.m. Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont, 303-776-6050. One On One with Miles Apart Band. 7 p.m. Louisville Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville, 303-666-6565. Open Mic Night hosted by Brian Rezac. 6:30 p.m. Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont,
720-297-6397. Outback Saloon Open Mic Night. 9 p.m. Outback Saloon, 3141 28th St., Boulder, 573-569-0370. Purple Squirrel. 6:30 p.m. St Julien Hotel & Spa, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 877-303-0900. Thursday Nights with Franklin & Friends. 9 p.m. Tennyson’s Tap, 4335 W. 38th Ave., Denver, 303-455-4269. Tommy Trash. 9 p.m. Beta Nightclub, 1909 Blake St., Denver, 303-383-1909. Ween After Party: Mike Dillon Band featuring Claude Coleman, Jr. of Ween and Very Special Guests. 11:30 p.m. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772. Events Tony Rock. 7:30 p.m. Denver Improv, E. 49th Ave., Suite 1400, Denver, 303-307-1777. Dance Camp 5-7 yr olds. 9 a.m. Reverence Academy, 1370 Miners Drive, Unit 111, Lafayette, 303-661-0719.
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Steven Taylor — The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074. Tuesday, July 18 Erisy Watt and Jeremy Ferrera. 6 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, 303-495-3303. Innisfree Weekly Open Poetry Reading. 7 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, 303-495-3303. Wednesday, July 19 Jaimal Yogis — All Our Waves Are Water. All day. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.
What does it mean to be enlightened or spiritually awakened? Drop by Boulder Book Store to hear Steve Taylor talk about how common it is for humans to achieve this state of being.
Dispensary Ribbon-Cutting & Open House. 4:30 p.m. Igadi, 1325 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 970-536-0420. Ecstatic Dance. 7 p.m. The StarHouse, 3476 Sunshine Canyon, Boulder, 303-245-8452. Hari Kondabolu. 8 p.m. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Improv Cabaret. 7:30 p.m. Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St., Denver, 303-758-4722. Naughty Pierre’s Burlesque & Comedy Show. 8 p.m. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-293-0075. Nutrition Know-How with Natural Grocers. 3 p.m. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303-604-2424. Sinbad. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., see EVENTS Page 34
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Denver, 303-595-3637. Sonder Immersive Dance Theatre Experience. 7:30 p.m. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303-328-7233. Summer Cannabis Pairing Dinner by Mason Jar Event Group. 6:30 p.m. Lone Hawk Farm, 10790 N. 49th St., Longmont, 303-776-8458.
The Pamlico Sound + The Jive Tribe — with The Guestlist. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-447-0095. Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030. Pink Hawks. 5 p.m. Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver, 303-298-7554.
Trivia & Comedy. 7 p.m. Johnny’s Cigar Bar, 1801 13th St., Boulder, 970-302-7130.
Purple Squirrel. 9 p.m. License No. 1, 2115 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-0486.
Friday, July 14
Quirktett. 7 p.m. Caffè Sole, 637 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-499-2985.
Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Integral Steps Presents Music & Movement. 1 p.m. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303-604-2424. La La Land in concert. 7:30 p.m. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, 720-865-4220. L’Estrange Menagerie: A Sexy Circus. 11 p.m.
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Adam Herman & Friends. 7 p.m. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-777-5840. All Time Low. 6:30 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver, 303-837-0360. AOA-Alive On Arrival. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s, 2675 Northpark Drive, Lafayette, 303-665-2757. Argentine Tango GroundSchool Classes. 7 p.m. Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303-938-0716.
theater Anything Goes. Jester’s Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980. Begins July 14. Through Oct. 1
Beethoven’s Ninth. 6:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282.
Baby Boomer Baby — presented by Playhouse Productions. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Through July 23.
Bluegrass Pick. 6 p.m. Cellar West Artisan Ales, 1001 Lee Hill Drive, Suite 10, Boulder, 262-719-8795. Buckner Funken’ Jazz. 5:30 p.m. Jazz@Jack’s, 500 16th St., Suite 320, Denver, 303-433-1000.
Broadway Bound. Miner’s Alley Theatre, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, 303-935-3044. Begins July 14. Through Aug. 20.
Copper Leaf. 6:30 p.m. Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont, 720-204-6064. Crizzly. 9 p.m. Beta Nightclub, 1909 Blake St., Denver, 303-383-1909.
In the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, a young storeowner watches the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit community as they pass through his bodega. See CenterStage Theatre bring Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights to the stage at The Dairy Arts Center, through July 23.
Dixie’s Tupperware Party. Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1345 Champa St., Denver, 720-865-4239. Begins July 19. Through Aug. 6.
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers. 9 p.m. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St., Denver, 303-993-8023.
Hamlet. Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, University of Colorado, 303-492-8008. Through Aug. 13. How to Eat Like a Child — presented by CenterStage Theater Company. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Through July 16.
Fridays Uncorked featuring Ellie D and Soul Mix. 6:30 p.m. Bonacquisti Wine Company, 4640 N. Pecos St., Denver, 303-477-9463.
In the Heights — presented by CentreStage Theatre Company. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Begins July 15. Through July 23.
GameJazz. 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St., Denver, 303-839-5102.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000. Through Aug. 19.
Grady Champion: Grammy Winning Mississippi Blues. 8 p.m. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-293-0075.
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-856-7830. Through Aug. 6. The Taming of the Shrew. Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, University of Colorado, 303-492-8008. Through Aug. 13.
Greener Grounds & Broccoli Samurai — with Very Special Guests. 9 p.m. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772. The Hot Lunch Band. 9:30 p.m. Jazz@Jack’s, 500 16th St., Suite 320, Denver, 303-433-1000. Interstellar Boys — with Very Special Guest Eric Martinez. 9 p.m. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, 720-420-0030. Jarren Benton. 7 p.m. The Roxy Theatre, 2549 Welton St., Denver, 720-242-9782. Jerry Rasch. 10 p.m. Pioneer Inn, 15 E. First St., Nederland, 303-258-7733. Keith A. Rea. 6 p.m. Upslope Brewing Company, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Suite 20, Boulder, 303-449-2911. Kory Brunson Band. 8 p.m. Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. First Ave., Denver, 303-830-9214. Lawn Concert: Sean Rowe. 5:30 p.m. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver, 720-354-4880.
Strangebyrds. 6 p.m. Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St., Longmont, 303-652-4186.
The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-293-0075.
Swinging Songstress. 6 p.m. Dabble Paint and Sip Studio, 2330 Main St., Suite E, Longmont, 303-827-3523.
Louisville Street Faire. 5 p.m. Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front St., Louisville, 720-236-5206.
Welcome Steele Family Reunion & Meetup. 5 p.m. Jazz@Jack’s, 500 16th St., Suite 320, Denver, 303-433-1000. Will James and Rhythm of the Sun. 9 p.m. Tennyson’s Tap, 4335 W. 38th Ave., Denver, 303-455-4269. Zeppephilia — with Stone Beat Invasion. 7 p.m. Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont, 720-297-6397. Events
Sinbad. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Sonder Immersive Dance Theatre Experience. 7:30 p.m. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303-328-7233. Summer Ballet Camps & Classes. 10 a.m. Longmont Dance Theatre Academy, 1422 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-772-1335. Taste the Local with BookCliff Vineyards. 5 p.m. Bookcliff Vineyards, 1501 Lee Hill Road, Suite 17, Boulder, 303-499-7301.
LeesaAnn — Skep-tacular! 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-956-6702.
10th Annual International Tube to Work Day. 8 a.m. Eben G. Fine Park, 101 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-325-1255.
Lloyd Morris. 6:30 p.m. Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont, 720-204-6064.
Adult Gymnastics. 5:30 p.m. Airborne Dance, 1816 Boston Ave., Longmont, 303-684-3717.
Tony Rock. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Denver Improv, 8246 E. 49th Ave., Suite 1400, Denver, 303-307-1777.
Lola Black. 8 p.m. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-337-1666.
Catfish Night. 7:30 p.m. Stearns Lake at Carolyn Holmberg Preserve, Boulder, 303-678-6204.
We Still Like You: Denver. 7 p.m. El Charrito, 2100 Larimer St., Denver, 303-523-1688.
McPherson Duo. 5:30 p.m. Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont, 720-297-6397.
Family Films. 2 p.m. Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont, 303-776-6050.
Saturday, July 15
Mike Masse. 7 p.m. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.
Free Legal Clinic. 2 p.m. Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303-665-5200. Hari Kondabolu. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Comedy
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Music & Movement. 10:30 a.m. Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville, 303-335-4849.
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p.m. Globe Hall, 4482 Logan St., Denver, 720-668-8833.
Songwriter’s Festival. 12 a.m. 300 Suns Brewing, 335 First Ave., Suite C, Longmont, 720-442-8292.
Beauty of my Land. 10 p.m. Pioneer Inn, 15 E. First St., Nederland, 303-258-7733.
The Summer Party Series. 2 p.m. Lincoln Station Bar, 776 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-885-8589.
Brad Paisley. 7 p.m. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, 303-405-1100.
Treasure Fingers + Kill Frenzy. 9 p.m. Club Vinyl, 1082 Broadway, Denver, 303-860-8469.
CD Release Party: High Water Trio. 7:30 p.m. Dannik’s Gunbarrel Corner Bar, 6525 Gunpark Drive, Boulder, 303-530-7423.
UZ. 9 p.m. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-337-1666.
Defunkt Railroad. 7 p.m. Grossen Bart Brewery, 1025 Delaware Ave., Longmont, 214-770-9847. Drums Along the Rockies. 6:30 p.m. Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Mile High Stadium Circle, Denver. Gypsy Flamenco Passion. 8 p.m. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-722-0054. Happy Hour Live Jazz. 5:30 p.m. Tandoori Grill South, 619 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-543-7339. Honey of the Heart. 2 p.m. Caffè Sole, 637 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-499-2985.
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The Hot Lunch Band $10 Cover. 9:30 p.m. Jazz@Jack’s, 500 16th St., Suite 320, Denver, 303-433-1000. Interstellar Boys. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-555-5555. Isobar: Sword & Sorcery Edition. 9 p.m. KCP Art Bar, 364 Main St., Longmont, 540-239-7861. Jack Hadley Band. 7 p.m. Element Bistro Rooftop, 6315 Lookout Road, Boulder, 303-530-5400. Janis Kelly’s “Summer of Love” Tribute Show 2.0! 7 p.m. Deviant Spirits, 2480 49th St., Suite E, Boulder, 916-873-4856. John Koontz Memorial Weekend. 9 p.m. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-722-7844. Lights Journey Tribute — with Special Guest. 7 p.m. The Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. First Ave., Denver, 303-830-9214.
The Winehouse Experience. 7 p.m. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-777-5840. Events Adobe Photoshop For Photographers Hands-On. 9 a.m. Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, 303-800-4647.
Saturday Morning Groove. 10:30 a.m. Free Motion Dance Studio, 2126 Pearl St., Boulder, 720-379-8299. A Series of Unfortunate STEAM Events: Unfortunate Foodology. 3 p.m. Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-441-3100. Sinbad. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Sleightly Impossible: Comedy Magic Show. 7 p.m. Lumber Baron Mystery Mansion, 2555 W. 37th Ave., Denver, 303-477-8205. Sonder Immersive Dance Theatre Experience. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303-328-7233. Tony Rock. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Denver Improv, 8246 E. 49th Ave., Suite 1400, Denver, 303-307-1777. Sunday, July 16
Boulder Weekly staff pick Taimane — with Michael Franti and Spearhead
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6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 720-865-2494.
Blues and BBQ with John McKay. 2 p.m. Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont, 720-297-6397.
Taimane brings her ukulele skills to Red Rocks as part of Michael Franti’s Love Out Loud tour. Taimane’s dynamic style spans a wide range of genres, from classic rock to flamenco, all on her small but powerful ukulele. Tiamane means “diamond” in Samoan, and it is with this foundation that Taimane and her ukulele shine everywhere they go. Her origins can be traced to Hawai’i, where the traditional roots of the island music flow strongly through her veins. Taimane has built a distinct character through live shows and personal adaptations of classic and modern music. Whe represents the versatility of the musical mind and the creativity of the human spirit. Tickets start at $59. —Alvaro Sanchez
Live Patio Music: Steve Selinsky. 5:30 p.m. Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont, 720-297-6397. Longmont Jazz Festival. 11 a.m. Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, 303-383-1909. Manufactured Superstars. 9 p.m. Beta Nightclub, 1909 Blake St., Denver, 303-383-1909. Meagan’s High Fitness Rockin’ Cardio Workout (FREE). 9 a.m. Athleta on Pearl St., 1133 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-443-9237. Mr. Criminal. 7 p.m. The Roxy Theatre, 2549 Welton St., Denver, 720-242-9782. Official LoHi After Party: TAUK & Friends — with Tiger Party. 10 p.m. Cervantes Masterpiece, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-776-6050. Old’s Cool Rock. 10 a.m. Boulder Farmers’ Market, 1770 13th St., Boulder, 303-910-2236. Pat Martino Trio. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St., Denver, 303-839-5102. Rafael Méndez Brass Institute Concerts. 12 a.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, 303-871-7720. Red Rock Ramblers, 59 years Lyons Square Dancing. 7:30 p.m. Lyons Elementary School Gymnasium, 338 High St., Lyons, 303-823-5925. Rico Jones Quartet. 7 p.m. Caffè Sole, 637 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 303-499-2985. Roommates/ RMMTS Album Release Show. 7 p.m. Marquis Theatre, 2009 Larimer St., Denver, 303-487-0111.
The Crud. 8 p.m. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Suite B, Denver, 720-946-1388. Dinner Under the Grape Arbor: 2017 FOD. 5:30 p.m. Center for Musical Arts, 200 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303-665-0599. Free Movie Night & Mini History Tour. 6 p.m. Fairmount Funeral Home & Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St., Denver, 303-399-0692. Hari Kondabolu. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Heritage Evening: Livestock. 4 p.m. Walker Ranch Homestead, 8999 Flagstaff Mountain Road, Boulder. The Jefferson Park Farm & Flea Market. 10 a.m. Historic business district on 25th Avenue between Federal Boulevard and Eliot Street, 2900 W. 25th Ave., Denver, 720-301-4293. Loopr Mobile Cannabis Lounge Routes. 2 p.m. 1-Up Colfax, 717 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 844-695-6677. Louisville Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m. Downtown Louisville, 916 Main St., Louisville, 303-902-2451. Meet in the Street. 11 a.m. 16th Street Mall, Denver, 303-534-6161. Orthodox Food Festival. 11 a.m. Holy Transfiguration of Christ, 349 E. 47th Ave., Denver, 303-294-0938. playback. 7:30 p.m. Trident Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-916-4927. Railroad Earth. 9 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030.
City Park Jazz. 6 p.m. City Park Pavilion, 1700 N. York St., Denver, 303-744-1004. Colombian Independence Festival. 10 a.m. War Memorial Park (in front of the Capitol), 100 E. 14th Ave., Denver, 720-288-0360. DJ R.A.W.. 12 p.m. Lincoln St. Station, 775 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-885-8589.
Espresso! 9:30 a.m. Spruce Confections, 767 Pearl St., Boulder,
Family Dog Duo. 5 p.m. The Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Gold Hill, Boulder, 303-443-6461. John Koontz Memorial Weekend. 1 p.m. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-722-7844. Pat Martino Trio. 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St., Denver, 303-839-5102. Stewart Goodyear. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282. Strangebyrds. 7:30 p.m. The Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Gold Hill, Boulder, 303-443-6461. Sunday Spiritual Service. 10 a.m. Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder, 303-442-1411. Vinyl Sundays with the Denver Kush Club. 12 p.m. Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1276. What the Folk: Avourneen and Avenhart. 6 p.m. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-293-0075. Events Second Annual Carbon Sequestration Festival 2017. 12 p.m. Ollin Farms, 8627 N. 95th St., Longmont. Anime Club. 3 p.m. Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont, 303-776-6050. see EVENTS Page 38
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events Boulder Weekly staf f pick Courtesy of Erisy Watt
Erisy Watt and Jeremy Ferrara 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, 303-495-3303.
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Nashville, Tennessee, native Erisy Watt crafts a sound that is reminiscent of days past, yet young and refreshing in its delivery. Along with the guitar stylings of Jeremy Ferrara, the duo delivers an intimate blend of soul and folk, often compared to the tunes of Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones. Watt is currently on tour with her band after releasing a self-titled EP. In 2014 she founded Cabin By The Sea, a traveling concert series that raises funds for local nonprofits. Watt and Ferrara will be stopping in multiple Colorado towns and cities, including Durango, Pagosa Springs, Boulder and Denver. Don’t miss this intimate show. —Alvaro Sanchez
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Hawaiian Hula Classes. 5 p.m. A Place to B, 1750 30th St., Suite 64, Boulder, 303-440-8007. Loopr Mobile Cannabis Lounge Routes. 2 p.m. 1-Up Colfax, 717 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 844-695-6677. Lucha Libre & Laughs: Free Show! 7 p.m. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver, 303-997-8288. No More Talking Heads, MOVE! — with Meredith Grundei. 12 p.m. Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St., Denver, 303-758-4722. RC Speedway. 2 p.m. George Reynolds Branch, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303-4413100. Return of the Wild Feminine: Womb-Centered Training. 9 a.m. Vali Soul Sanctuary, 6717 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303-442-1301.
Concert in the Park: Boulder Concert Band. 7 p.m. North Boulder Park, 9th Street and Dellwood Avenue, Boulder. Concerts in the Park. 7 p.m. Central Park, 1739 Broadway, Boulder. The Milk Blossoms, Bianca Mikahn & Christian Wilhoft: Head Room Sessions #11. 7 p.m. ReCreative Denver, 765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 720-6383128.
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Sensory Friendly Playtime. 8 a.m. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303-604-2424.
Music on Pine Street. 5 p.m. Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th St., Boulder, 303-440-2880. Noches de Verano: Tango at the Teahouse. 6 p.m. Courtyard north of the Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St., Boulder, 303-718-4798. Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. Johnny’s Cigar Bar, 1801 13th St., Boulder, 303-449-0884.
Super Sunday Funday! 7 p.m. Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo St., Denver, 303-477-9984.
Prospect Sound Bites presents Girls On Top! 5 p.m. Prospect Park, 700 Tenacity Drive, Longmont, 303-249-4492.
Thai Rivera. 7 p.m. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.
The Yellow Submarine. 7 p.m. Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont, 720-204-6064.
Tony Rock. 7:30 p.m. Denver Improv, 8246 Northfield Ave., Denver, 303-595-3637.
Monday, July 17 Music Adult SRP: “World Folk Music: Inside Jayme Stone’s Folklife.” 6 p.m. Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville, 303-335-4820. Anxious Arms with Ease. 7 p.m. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver, 303-487-0111.
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Bandshell Boogie. 7 p.m. Central Park Downtown Boulder, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 720-971-1972.
Arts Caravan Presents: 3 Ring Workshop: 4. 7 p.m. Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake St., Denver, 720-570-7824. Black & Blu: Comedy/Variety Show. 7 p.m. Tennyson’s Tap, 4335 West 38th Ave., Denver, 303-455-4269. crazywise. 5:30 p.m. Meadows Branch Boulder Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-441-3100.
events Free Beginner Argentine Tango Class. 6 p.m. Boulder Dushanbe Tea House, 1770 13th St., Boulder, 303-938-0716. Little Mermaid Princess Camp. 9:45 a.m. Airborne Dance, 1816 Boston Ave., Longmont, 303-684-3717. Movement Mondays. 7 p.m. Free Motion Dance Studio, 2126 Pearl St., Boulder, 720-379-8299. Mystery of the Golden Mustache. 11 a.m. Adams Mystery Playhouse, 2406 Federal Blvd., Denver, 303-455-1848. Tuesday, July 18 Music Community Night Concert. 5:30 p.m. Sandstone Ranch, 3001 Sandstone Drive, Longmont, 303-651-8404.
Harold Lloyd Comedy Night (1921-1922). 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666. John Mayer. 7 p.m. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, 303-405-1100. Lauren Michaels Acoustic Showcase Opening. 7 p.m. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-777-5840. Mary Chapin Carpenter — with Sarah Jarosz. 6:30 p.m. Denver Botanic Gardens-York Street, 1007 York St., Denver, 720-865-3500. Mateo on the Terraces: 2017 FOD. 7 p.m. Center for Musical Arts, 200 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303-665-0599.
Mitski. 8 p.m. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-337-1666.
Reggae Night. 9 p.m. Boulder House, 1109 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-997-4108.
Perpetual Motion. 6:30 p.m. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, 303-777-1003.
Summer Concert Series. 7 p.m. Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette.
Purnell Steen & Le Jazz Machine. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St., Denver, 303-839-5102.
Purple Squirrel. 10 p.m. Appaloosa Grill, 535 16th St., Suite 11, Denver, 720-932-1700. Ragtime Randy. 4 p.m. Flatirons Terrace, 930 28th St., Boulder, 303-939-0594. RE:Search featuring iLL.Gates — with Supersillyus, Unfold, Mikey Thunder, Jubee. 8:30 p.m. Cervantes Masterpiece, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772.
Comedy at Tandoori. 8 p.m. Tandoori Bar, 619 S. Broadway, Boulder, 970-302-7130. Let’s Farm Kids Summer Camp. 9 a.m. Longmont YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont, 303-443-9952. Summer Ballet Camps & Classes. 10 a.m. Longmont Dance Theatre Academy, 1422 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-772-1335. Swing Dancing. 7 p.m. SKEYE Brewing, 900 S. Hover St., Suite D, Longmont, 303-774-7698.
Diana Krall with the Colorado Symphony. 8 p.m. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, 720-865-4220.
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Folk Dancing on the Plaza. 7 p.m. Plaza beside Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St., Boulder, 303-499-6363. Mighty Mystic. 8 p.m. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-777-5840. The Robert Cray Band — with The Delta Sonics. 7:30 p.m. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, 720-865-4220.
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Tuesday Tapping and Live Music. 6 p.m. Upslope Brewing Company, 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Boulder, 303-396-1898. Events Anime Club. 4 p.m. Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville, 303-335-4845. Doppelgängers! Improv Showcase. 8 p.m. Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, 1260 22nd St., Denver, 970-481-7918. Free CodeCraft School Open House. 5:30 p.m. Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, 303-800-4647. Kids Film Series: Toy Story. 10 a.m. Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont, 303-651-8374. The Met Live in HD: Carmen. 7 p.m. Denver Pavilions 15, 500 16th St., Denver, 844-462-7342. Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106.
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Open Mic with the Prairie Scholars. 6 p.m. SKEYE Brewing, 900 S. Hover St., Suite D, Longmont, 303-774-7698. Smokes & Jokes. 8:30 p.m. Johnny’s Cigar Bar, 1801 13th St., Boulder, 303-449-0884. Summer Ballet Camps & Classes. 10 a.m. Longmont Dance Theatre Academy, 1422 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-772-1335.
Wednesday, July 19 Music Acoustic Open Mic Hosted by Captain Flashback. 4 p.m. Tennyson’s Tap, 4335 W. 38th Ave., Denver, 303-455-4269.
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Ben Hammond. 4 p.m. Boulder Farmers’ Market, 1770 13th St., Boulder, 303-910-2236. Bible Study. 10:30 a.m. Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder, 720-885-1234. Conjunto Colores. 6 p.m. Village at the Peaks, 1250 S. Hover St., Longmont, 720-438-2500. Drop-In Acoustic Jam. 6 p.m. 300 Suns Brewing, 335 First Ave., Unit C, Longmont, 720-442-8292. Enion Pelta-Tiller Quartet, Thom LaFond Trio. 8 p.m. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St., Denver, 303-295-1868. Film/Still: A Band Called Death. 7 p.m. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver, 720-354-4880.
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ondolier is a Boulder staple, renowned for its all-you-can-eat pasta nights. But the pasta isn’t only worthwhile for its quantity; dishes like gorgonzola gnocchi put a bold spin on the Italian classic. Chewy rolls of gnocchi are covered in creamy gorgonzola, creating a decadent bite. Fried kale, bacon and balsamic vinaigrette all complement the indulgent foundation — the kale is crispy and herbaceous, the bacon is smoky and rich in umami, and the balsamic adds a much-needed acid punch and fruit sweetness. It’s a scarf-able dish that is rich enough to pass as an entrée if it weren’t on the appetizer menu. Gondolier, by the way, is opening a Longmont outpost this fall, bringing its gnocchi, pastas and pizzas to points east. $7.
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ayne’s is another Boulder County shopping center gem, tucked away between the Big Boxes in the Superior Marketplace. If you can’t find Wayne’s, just follow your nose. Wayne’s is serving up some of life’s simplest pleasures: smoked meats and hearty sides. Among these treats is Wayne’s peach cobbler — a dish that soars when treated as simply as possible. This cobbler is a taste of summer: crisp yet tender; fragrant, juicy, warm and filling. Wayne’s whips up a traditional Southernstyle cobbler, with fresh, lightly seasoned fruit on the bottom, fluffy and moist sweetened biscuits on top. Light pressure with a fork reveals the airy pockets that make the biscuits so fluffy, then the gooey area where biscuit meets peach. It’s the only way to round out a meal of barbecue. $3.
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omida Cantina in Prospect is always a great place to grab a meal and a marg. So the next time you’re in the mood for something simple, hearty and delicious, order up a big bowl of Comida’s pozole. This bowl of green is an absolute meal all by itself. Comida’s pozole is verde rather than rojo and reminiscent of the style most often found in Mexico’s mountainous state of Guerrero. The combination of tomatillos, roasted chicken, hominy and serrano peppers is pretty much perfection, but toss in some lime juice and pickled onions (served on the side) and this Mexican staple takes flight. Cup $6, bowl $9.
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y name is John and I’m a food-news junkie despite the fact that my habit often horrifies me. Here are 10 recent non-fake news items that disturb my slumbers. 1. Seven percent of all American adults — 16.4 million people or more — believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy. Don’t ask about strawberry milk. 2. Hostess Brands will debut microwaveable frozen Molten Lava Ding Dongs next month. Nobody is certain why, but “Molten Lava Ding Dongs” can be chanted rapidly as a mantra. Try it. 3. The international airport in Genoa, Italy, has announced it will waive the 100 ml. maximum amount of liquids allowed on flights as long as the liquid in question is composed only of fresh basil, olive oil, cheese and pine nuts, otherwise known as pesto. Carry-on a puttanesca and you get busted. 4. Yes-we-are-that-gullible department: If you use what the industry calls “indulgent phrasing” on vegetable labels, the number of Americans who choose to eat vegetables increases by 25 percent, according to JAMA Internal Medicine. Call them “rutabagas” and we are disinterested, but give us seconds of those yummy “Sweet Sizzlin’ Rutababies.” Veggie desire decreases a whopping 41 percent when labels with “restrictive” wording like “high fiber rutabagas” are used. Good-for-you is bad for sales. 5. Yes-we-are-that-gullible department II: Eatery menus with sensory descriptors such as “tender” and “satin,” nostalgic terms such as “homestyle” and “Grandma’s,” and cultural/geographic references such as “Cajun” and “Italian,” produce 27 percent higher sales and more satisfied diners, according to research at the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. 6. ConAgra is trying so hard to be hip. The bowl for its new microwaveable frozen Healthy Choice Korean-Inspired Beef Power Bowl is made with compostable and recyclable plant-based fibers, which will likely end up in a landfill. However, it’s still made by ConAgra. 7. Hampton Creek Foods, the maker of Just Mayo and other plant-based products, is developing a version of lab-grown meat that will grow from animal cells in a plant-based medium, the company said. It’s for those times when you want the carnivorous feel of toothsome and slightly bloody flesh in your mouth but you don’t want to kill any animals. see NIBBLES Page 46
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ill Frischkorn saw much as a professional cyclist, churning at 30 mph through Europe and North America’s best culinary and historic destinations in a sea of Lycra. He wasn’t able to enjoy much of it. “You race around and you look and up and say, ‘This is insane,’” Frischkorn says. “But then your head’s down, you’re slaughtering yourself and then you finish and get on the bus and get a massage and go to bed, and it’s like, ‘Huh, I didn’t do anything. … Can we just put this all on pause and check this out for even just a day?’”
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Cured’s Will Frischkorn on the synergy of pro cycling and good food by Matt Cortina That desire for more inspired Frischkorn to eventually return to Boulder and open Cured, an artisan cheese, charcuterie and wine shop on East Pearl. Since, Frischkorn and his team have opened a second location and launched catering operations. But it’s been a long ride, going from mountain biking as a kid in West Virginia, to placing second in one 2008 Tour de France stage, to operating an artisanal mini-empire. Frischkorn, however, is unequivocal about what’s been the most difficult part of the journey. “Way harder to be a small business owner,” he says. “Back then, cycling was so easy. You got to ride your bike and hang out in cool places, and you get paid pretty well. You’ll never suffer in an acute moment as much in business as [you would] groveling over a mountain pass, but [here it’s] seven days in a row, like 70 hours of standing, and then hours of computer work on either side of it.” Frischkorn grew up in a family that celebrated food, but cycling, he says, “injected travel and allowed me to see where it happens.” The nature of professional cycling, which involves a short period of intense physical work every day followed by hours of down time, allowed Frischkorn to educate himself on the areas in which he was racing or training. He rummaged through books and websites, as he often wasn’t allowed (either by his trainers or from fatigue) to go out and experience the scenes. Frischkorn recalls attending a race in Milan when his wife, Coral, pointed out he’d been in the city more than most people ever will, yet had never seen the famous Duomo. see FRISCHKORN Page 50
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“So she They ran dragged me into the out of the immediate hotel and got a challenge of taxi, and we sourcing went and unique prodwalked ucts that around,” he would sell says. “I had a before they coffee, and we perished. got back to the Frischkorn hotel and one says it’s been a of the directors Frischkorn competed in the 2008 Tour de France, learning prowhere his team’s top cyclist finished fourth overall. was like, ‘What cess but did you just they’ve got it do?’” (mostly) figured out by now. Cured On the professional circuit, cyclists issues almost 100 checks every week to are highly regulated not only in their vendors that, for the most part, activities (Frischkorn says he couldn’t Frischkorn or a team member have visitcarry groceries because it would bulk up ed on scouting trips. Frischkorn says he his arms), but in their diets. Nothing sees himself as a middleman between reminds you more that food is fuel than the small producer and the consumer, long-distance cycling, which makes you serving as the storyteller for the products wonder how one develops a healthy rela- and their makers. tionship with food — and a passion for Deciding what makes it in the shop it — when their diet is micromanaged is a mix of personal taste and market and the romance of cuisine is stricken. trends (as is opening shops — when But Frischkorn says he “probably Twitter moved their offices from East to enjoyed food a little more” than other West Pearl and employees complained pro cyclists, and even sneaked glasses of they were no longer able to run down wine while competing in the Tour. In for a sandwich, Frischkorn opened fact, it was that strict dietary oversight Cured West). Frischkorn says one rule of bringing in products is that if the staff that ultimately prompted Frischkorn to would be excited to take it home and eat reconsider his career. it if it doesn’t sell, then it’s worth stock“Food is one of those things that I ing. Like, bottarga or cured fish roe, for love too much to not be able to enjoy it instance. in the way that I want to,” he says. “We want bottarga, and we think it’s Frischkorn could’ve kept competing cool, but that’s something that so few professionally for another six or seven people know what to do with it that we years, he estimates, but figuring he’d end up taking a lot of it home,” he says. “never be one of the top guys,” he and Coral decided to get a jump-start on the “But what we can play with now is so different from what we could play with next phase of their lives. when we opened.” So Frischkorn transitioned into a Being small allows Cured to rotate hospitality role in Spain with the team stock — they may not have an Italian for whom he cycled, escorting high-end vermentino for those looking for one, sponsors to various locations during but they can recommend a hearty and races. Making Barcelona home, fruity Corsican one, with booming Frischkorn finally experienced the Island strains of Italian and French hands-on education in food and drink grapes, for instance. he had to eschew while racing, taking Bringing unique flavors back from advantage of cheap flights and trains to abroad is also the goal of the shop’s jet off to Austria, Morocco or points in “Cured de France” program. With the between. Tour entering its third week, Cured is The style of life in Barcelona also offering packages of rare wines, beers inspired the initial plans for what Cured and cheeses from the regions in which would become, Frischkorn says. the race is running. The program is a “You never did a big grocery shop; microcosm of Cured’s approach to food: you grabbed what you wanted for your sourcing high-quality, small-farm prodmeals,” he says. “We had three little ucts on a rotating basis. It also happens markets that were kind of like [Cured] to tell the story of Frischkorn himself, nearby. We developed relationships with that the two things to which he’s comthe shopkeepers there … and that style mitted his career (cycling and food) of shopping really took us.” work in harmony, and he’s happy he can Seeking a space that was the right share that with others. size in Boulder, Cured teamed with “The two are synergistic: the more Boxcar Roasters, who also happened to you eat and drink, the more you should be looking for a retail shop at the time, and whose product (craft coffee) aligned ride. The more you ride, the more you can eat and drink,” he says. with Cured’s proposed offerings. Boulder Weekly
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MARCH 21-APRIL 19: It’s not your birthday, but I feel
like you need to get presents. The astrological omens agree with me. In fact, they suggest you should show people this horoscope to motivate them to do the right thing and shower you with practical blessings. And why exactly do you need these rewards? Here’s one reason: Now is a pivotal moment in the development of your own ability to give the unique gifts you have to give. If you receive tangible demonstrations that your contributions are appreciated, you’ll be better able to rise to the next level of your generosity.
APRIL 20-MAY 20: Other astrologers and fortune-tellers
may enjoy scaring the hell out of you, but not me. My job is to keep you apprised of the ways that life aims to help you, educate you, and lead you out of your suffering. The truth is, Taurus, that if you look hard enough, there are always seemingly legitimate reasons to be afraid of pretty much everything. But that’s a stupid way to live, especially since there are also always legitimate reasons to be excited about pretty much everything. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to work on retraining yourself to make the latter approach your default tendency. I have rarely seen a better phase than now to replace chronic anxiety with shrewd hope.
MAY 21-JUNE 20: At least for the short-range future, benign neglect can be an effective game plan for you. In other words, Gemini, allow inaction to do the job that can’t be accomplished through strenuous action. Stay put. Be patient and cagey and observant. Seek strength in silence and restraint. Let problems heal through the passage of time. Give yourself permission to watch and wait, to reserve judgment and withhold criticism. Why do I suggest this approach? Here’s a secret: Forces that are currently working in the dark and behind the scenes will generate the best possible outcome.
JUNE 21-JULY 22: “Do not be too timid and squea-
mish about your actions,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. “All life is an experiment.” I’d love to see you make that your operative strategy in the coming weeks, Cancerian. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, now is a favorable time to overthrow your habits, rebel against your certainties, and cruise through a series of freewheeling escapades that will change your mind in a hundred different ways. Do you love life enough to ask more questions than you’ve ever asked before?
JULY 23-AUG. 22: Thank you for contacting the Center for Epicurean Education. If you need advice on how to help your imagination lose its inhibitions, please press 1. If you’d like guidance on how to run wild in the woods or in the streets without losing your friends or your job, press 2. If you want to learn more about spiritual sex or sensual wisdom, press 3. If you’d like assistance in initiating a rowdy yet focused search for fresh inspiration, press 4. For information about dancing lessons or flying lessons or dancing-while-flying lessons, press 5. For advice on how to stop making so much sense, press 6.
AUG. 23-SEPT. 22: The cereus cactus grows in the
deserts of the southwestern U.S. Most of the time it’s scraggly and brittle-looking. But one night of the year, in June or July, it blooms with a fragrant, trumpet-shaped flower. By dawn the creamy white petals close and start to wither. During that brief celebration, the plant’s main pollinator, the sphinx moth, has to discover the marvelous event and come to gather the cactus flower’s pollen. I suspect this scenario has metaphorical resemblances to a task you could benefit from carrying out in the days ahead. Be alert for a sudden, spectacular, and rare eruption of beauty that you can feed from and propagate.
SEPT. 23-OCT. 22: If I had more room here, I would
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just for you. In the beginning, I would seize your attention with an evocative image that my marketing department had determined would give you a visceral thrill. (Like maybe a photoshopped image of you wearing a crown and holding a scepter.) In the next part, I would describe various wonderful and beautiful things about you. Then I’d tactfully describe an aspect of your life that’s underdeveloped and could use some work. I’d say, “I’d love for you to be more strategic in promoting your good ideas. I’d love for you to have a well-crafted master plan that will attract the contacts and resources necessary to lift your dream to the next level.”
OCT. 23-NOV. 21: I advise you against snorting cocaine, MDMA, heroin, or bath salts. But if you do, don’t lay out your lines of powder on a kitchen table or a baby’s diaper-changing counter in a public restroom. Places like those are not exactly sparkly clean, and you could end up propelling contaminants close to your brain. Please observe similar care with any other activity that involves altering your consciousness or changing the way you see the world. Do it in a nurturing location that ensures healthy results. P.S. The coming weeks will be a great time to expand your mind if you do it in all-natural ways such as through conversations with interesting people, travel to places that excite your awe, and encounters with provocative teachings.
NOV. 22-DEC. 21: In late 1811 and early 1812, parts of
the mighty Mississippi River flowed backwards several times. Earthquakes were the cause. Now, more than two centuries later, you Sagittarians have a chance — maybe even a mandate — to accomplish a more modest rendition of what nature did way back then. Do you dare to shift the course of a great, flowing, vital force? I think you should at least consider it. In my opinion, that great, flowing, vital force could benefit from an adjustment that you have the wisdom and luck to understand and accomplish.
DEC. 22-JAN. 19: You’re entering into the Uncanny
Zone, Capricorn. During your brief journey through this alternate reality, the wind and the dew will be your teachers. Animals will provide special favors. You may experience true fantasies, like being able to sense people’s thoughts and hear the sound of leaves converting sunlight into nourishment. It’s possible you’ll feel the moon tugging at the waters of your body and glimpse visions of the best possible future. Will any of this be of practical use? Yes! More than you can imagine. And not in ways you can imagine yet.
JAN. 20-FEB. 18:
This is one of those rare grace periods when you can slip into a smooth groove without worrying that it will degenerate into a repetitive rut. You’ll feel natural and comfortable as you attend to your duties, not blank or numb. You’ll be entertained and educated by exacting details, not bored by them. I conclude, therefore, that this will be an excellent time to lay the gritty foundation for expansive and productive adventures later this year. If you’ve been hoping to get an advantage over your competitors and diminish the negative influences of people who don’t empathize with you, now is the time.
FEB. 19-MARCH 20: “There is a direct correlation between playfulness and intelligence, since the most intelligent animals engage in the greatest amount of playful activities.” So reports the National Geographic. “The reason is simple: Intelligence is the capacity for learning, and to play is to learn.” I suggest you make these thoughts the centerpiece of your life in the coming weeks. You’re in a phase when you have an enhanced capacity to master new tricks. That’s fortunate, because you’re also in a phase when it’s especially crucial for you to learn new tricks. The best way to ensure it all unfolds with maximum grace is to play as much as possible.
Dear Dan: My partner has a hard time dealing with the fact that, before him, I had several casual flings and one-night stands. It has repeatedly caused issues with us. He is disturbed by the vastness of my past and concerned that I am sometimes impulsive. Because of these things, he often feels too scared to move forward in the relationship. In all other ways we have a supportive, fun-filled, and loving relationship — but I wonder if this issue is just too fundamental. I cannot change my past (and wouldn’t even if I could) and I am trying to be less impulsive, but I’m not sure he sees the changes I’m making. —Partner’s Angst Seriously Troubling
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Dear CLIP: The Other Man (TOM) is fucking CUCK’s husband, CLIP, so TOM is involved in CUCK’s sex life — at the margins, on the edges, but kindasorta involved. When CUCK told his husband he didn’t
appreciate TOM’s texts, his husband asked CUCK to play along because it turns TOM on. (I suspect it also turns CUCK’s husband on.) I told CUCK that he should play along only if the texts didn’t bother him. It may have
It’s just the inspiration you need.
Dear PAST: With apologies to George Santayana: Bros who cannot shut up about your past are condemned to reside in it. DTMFA. Dear Dan: My boyfriend of three months is great! He’s smart, funny, and attractive — and two weeks ago, we said those three words. My parents like him, my friends like him, and my cat is enamored with him. But that’s where the problem starts. I had some reservations that he was only coming around to cuddle with my cat — which I know sounds crazy — so I disregarded it. Then he told me that he loves sleeping in my bed because of the mattress! He says his mattress at home hurts his back and he feels achy all day unless he sleeps at my place. (I splurged on an expensive gel/ foam combination mattress.) I can’t shake the feeling that he is using me for my mattress and my cat. —Boy Erodes Dame’s Satisfaction
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Dear BEDS: Which seems likelier: This smart, funny and attractive guy has been fucking you for three months (and said “those three words” two weeks ago) to keep the gel/foam and literal pussy coming, BEDS, or this guy likes you, he really likes you. Since men can get cats and mattresses of their own, BEDS, my money is on the latter. But you’re right about one thing: Your question makes you sound crazy. Dear Dan: I was surprised by your advice to CUCK, the gay man whose husband was sleeping with another man who insisted on treating CUCK like a cuckold — sending him degrading text messages — even though CUCK isn’t into that. Why isn’t this a case of someone involving another person in his sex life without his consent? While CUCK has agreed to let his husband fuck another person, he didn’t agree to receive sexually explicit texts from that person. —Consensual Lovin’ Is Paramount
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long time ago I learned on their big boy pants and get some tisnot to talk politics with sues for your issues.” Later he ranted my Dad. Instead we about the devil’s weed wasting away the embraced a long-term minds of our country’s precious youth. and unspoken agreement My dad says he lost about a third of to keep our conversations focused elsehis Facebook friends over the course of where — on card games and jokes and the following months and yet he football, betting on every game, not to remains totally unapologetic. He chose win but to fuel the fodder of our longhis words carefully, he says, he never distance phone calls. We talked about said anything he didn’t truly believe, the weather, a lot. I became accustomed to seeing Wikimedia Commons/Kira Picabo similar pleasantries from my father online, posting pictures of gardens and short movies about the lives of artists he admires like Van Gogh and Monet. He regularly offered up inspiring memes about God’s love — my Dad’s way of doing what he can to spread the gospel he hears in church every morning, deep in the countryside of rural Wisconsin. Of course, it was football that changed all that. In August he posted a meme from Cold Dead Hands, a picture of quarterback Colin Kaepernick that read: “Colin adding it’s a “good riddance.” Kaepernick refused to stand for the “When I was growing up, my parnational anthem, saying he refuses to ents would set me loose outside and tell support a country that oppresses black me to be home by dark,” he told me in people. Like and share if this privileged a recent call. “When we were out there, athlete is an ignorant disgrace to our they didn’t protect us and you better country.” believe nobody was there to make sure And, just like that, the floodgates things were fair. It was on us to stay out were open. Within days his timeline of trouble or, when we got in it, to get was full of political memes and not just ourselves out. I had to learn the hard about the sacred glory of the national lessons early, but too many people in anthem. His fervor had spread quickly this country were coddled and now they as he lit social media fire after fire with expect their mom and dad to come his now blatant far-right antics. In one back like angels and make everything post he called Trump a savior. In the OK. Only God can do that and guess next he told Hillary supporters to “put what? He’s got more important things
to do.” Two years ago my dad moved from Janesville, Wisconsin the wholesome hometown of Paul Ryan, to nearby Watertown, a bucolic town where neighbors escape the summer heat together in shady garages, listening to baseball games on the radio while smoking cigarettes and drinking Bud Light. On the Fourth of July, my Dad went to church where he and a few hundred others sang patriotic songs to the tune of his wife’s big brass band. Underneath the outward and cheery patriotism, towns like these are still reeling with the loss of farming and automotive jobs and are struggling to find comparable substitutes. Even 10 years after the great recession, most of the people I know out there haven’t found a reliable way to pay the bills, and are still on some sort of government welfare, ironically relying on the programs they tend to fervently argue against. The hypocrisy is obvious and should be offensive, but for some reason I find it endearing — like, how can I be mad when their vulnerabilities are hanging out like that, so poorly disguised? Since the coming of Donald Trump and the age of diabolical politicking, my father and I have managed to talk with a remarkable amount of civility, not because we insist on being polite or politically correct, but because we’ve both become amenable to the idea of an irreparable divide in our worldviews. But once upon a time, my Dad was a hippie in Boulder, driving a yellow cab and performing stand-up comedy at the Nomad. Once upon a time, he
smoked a lot of weed, but these days he sticks to whiskey and beer and a couple of packs a day, he tells me, boasting that he doesn’t need pot or opiates to escape his problems like everybody else — he confronts them head-on instead. Last weekend he went to a family reunion where he ran into a dozen or so of his liberal-minded family who’d recently unfriended him on Facebook. “You know what I did?” he asks rhetorically. “I walked right up and started telling them jokes.” On the other side of the phone I rolled my eyes — in part because I know how bad his jokes can be and in part because I’ve been known to employ a similar tactic when faced with an awkward situation. He retold one of the jokes and I responded with a light chuckle before pressing him on why he didn’t get into it with the leftists in his family — why he didn’t confront the situation headon, like he’d learned to as a boy. I can still hear the silence that followed. The moment was ripe with hope — hope that maybe the two of us would finally break through the walls of our differences and talk about what we were so damn afraid of. Soon though, it yielded to something more symbolic — the impenetrable impasse that stands between the right and the left, the rural and the urban, the drinkers and the smokers. Finally it broke. “I guess because we’re family,” he said. “And when we were all standing there, face-to-face, that was all that seemed to matter.” “You know what we did next?” he asks. You guessed it — he smoked a joint out back by the lake with his 60-year-old liberal cousins.
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by Paul Danish
New Jersey marijuana politics and ‘Murphy’s Law’ (in a good way)
’ve argued before in this space that Murphy’s Republican opponent, Lt. Governor Republicans’ continued opposition to marijuaKim Guadagno, opposes legalization, but has called na legalization could start costing the party’s for decriminalization and expansion of the state’s candidates elections if it doesn’t change. existing medical marijuana program. That proposition is about to be put to the A poll taken immediately after the June 6 pritest in New Jersey. mary by Quinnipiac found Murphy had a better New Jersey’s gubernatorial elections occur in odd than 2-to-1 lead over Guadagno, 55 to 26 percent. numbered years, and the state’s voters will be choosThere’s more. ing a replacement for Governor Chris Christie this Wikimedia Commons/Famartin November. Christie is a drug war dead-ender who made clear (in his own inimitable way) that if the state legislature passed a marijuana legalization bill he’d veto it. New Jersey’s state constitution doesn’t provide for ballot initiatives. Legalization can only take place by action in the state assembly. However, Christie is term-limited, and marijuana legalization is about to become a major issue in the campaign to replace him. According to the New York Times, the Democratic candidate for Governor, Phil Murphy, has announced his “unambiguous support” for making recreational marijuana use legal in the state. And how. Murphy, a former American ambassador to Germany, used his primary election Last May, Democratic State Senator Nicholas victory speech to promise to legalize pot in the Scutari introduced a bill to legalize recreational Garden State if elected governor. marijuana in the state patterned roughly after “The criminalization of marijuana has only Colorado’s successful legalization initiative. Christie served to clog our courts and cloud people’s futures, promised to veto it if it got anywhere near him, of so we will legalize marijuana,” he said. “And while course, but he won’t get a chance because it won’t be there are financial benefits, this is overwhelmingly considered until he is out of office. about doing what is right and just.” “Given his (Murphy’s) support and the leaderAccording to the Marijuana Policy Project, ship of the house, I think we have obviously a legitiMurphy “consistently called for cannabis legalizamate opportunity to do this in the first 100 days of tion during the course of the primary race,” and the Murphy administration for an outright cannabis every other major Democratic candidate also ended law done legislatively,” Scutari said. up endorsing legalization. In other words, it isn’t just Murphy who’s mak-
ing marijuana legalization in New Jersey a campaign issue. It will be Murphy and, as a practical matter, the Democratic Party’s delegation in the state assembly as well. The synergy is obvious, and chances are the strategy was thought out in advance: Legalization isn’t just a vague promise in New Jersey; a bill to make it happen is before the assembly. If you want to see marijuana legalized in New Jersey, vote for the people who are pledged to pass it, and the gubernatorial candidate pledged to sign it. This message is aimed at two groups of voters in particular: voters under the age of 30 and blacks, two voter cohorts with habitually low turnout, especially in nonpresidential election years. National polling shows both to be strongly in favor of legalizing pot. They also happen to be more likely to be busted for pot than the general population. And marijuana arrests in New Jersey just happen to be at a record high, having increased 26 percent from 2000 to 2013, according to an ACLU study. A substantial boost in turnout among these two groups could cement the race for governor and protect — and perhaps increase — the Democratic majorities in the state assembly. Murphy says he gave the legalization issue considerable thought: “I was never ‘hell no,’ but I’ve spent a lot of time on it,” he said last month. “And I have without question come to a place where I wasn’t three and a half years ago... You can’t have that many young people of color doing time on stupid drug crimes.” Democrats have lost about 1,000 seats in state legislatures in the last few election cycles. If campaigning on marijuana legalization works in New Jersey in 2017, don’t be surprised to see it used in other states in 2018.
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EARTH LOSING THE SUMMER WEIGHT, ACHIEVING GREAT BEACH BOD
Planet Earth debuted a slimmer new look this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Major reductions in the populations of 9,000 vertebrate species have the Earth looking fit and feeling great. No more shall zebras, giraffes and lions weigh down this literal hottie. About 200 species have gone extinct in the last century, the study shows, proving that Mother Earth really knows how to lose Richard Mc Neil/Wikimedia Commons weight and keep it off. The Earth credits its weight loss program, “Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines,” for its shocking makeover results. The Sixth Extinction Diet has already garnered interest from major book publishers who hope to include recipes like “carbon tacos,” “drifting iceberg lettuce wraps” and “avocado toasted Earth.” There’s good news for us humans: it seems the effects of Planet Earth’s diet are only affecting the populations of stupid animals. Yeah, air quality, drought, superstorms and other freak natural events have taken human lives, but it’s not like we’re going extinct. Right?!
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Former Broncos quarterback and Forehead magazine coverboy Peyton Manning appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show this week and said he was told by many people not to golf with President Trump. What he didn’t say was whether people have told him not to appear in commercials with Papa John, Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons which objectively harms his reputation more —something that matters to P-Man, obviously, because at one point he was in every other commercial on TV. Manning said Trump didn’t cheat while they golfed, which had long been a rumor of the president, stoked only by the fact that his son reportedly said “I love it” when he was posed with the prospect of getting dirt on Hillary Clinton before last November’s election. One thing we definitely know is Peyton Manning didn’t cheat his final year in the NFL — Papa John’s pizza and a round of golf with Trump looked more appealing than the crap he put out that year.
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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) suggested this week that funds previously going to food stamp programs and Planned Parenthood could be used to pay for President Trump’s border wall with Mexico. The idea, of course, is that if you’re going to have unwanted pregnancies and starve to death, you’re going to do it in America, dammit. King said he expects to take $500 million from Planned Parenthood and another $4.5 billion from food stamps. All the folks who utilize food stamps and Planned Parenthood’s services and voted for Trump were quoted as collectively saying, “At least now we can go to sleep at night knowing Mexicans won’t be coming in to use food stamps and Planned Parenthood.” The idea reportedly came from a 1940s mental asylum’s plan to take all the money it used on antipsych medication and lobotomies and whatever crazy medieval crap they were doing back then and use it on extra prickly barbed wire. Of course when the inmates found out, Jack Nicholson led a small revolution and strangled a nurse, and a man named Chief threw a water fountain out the window and walked away.
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