Oh, Starling does Christmas. Again.

For years now, people have been asking me (or urging, rather) if I will ever do a Christmas album or release a Christmas song. And although I tell myself that all the greats from Lennon and McCartney to David B...

Showdown: Paul Jacobs tickles Kimball Organ

There is a joke amongst us rock n' rollers that the only reason the organ was invented was so that the musician had a place to put his beer. I mean let's face it, it isn't exactly the sexiest of instruments (no...
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Stage Door: Les Misérables

All good things are made to last--Airstreams, Louis Vuitton luggage and Frank Lloyd Wright's Waterfall House are some examples. But what is it that makes a musical like, Les Misérables, remain so emotionally an...

Showdown: Sade @ The Pepsi Center

Ke$ha is not sultry. This is a fact. But this is an example of our generation's best attempt to associate that designation. How pathetic is that? Thank God we still have Sade. Over the span of a career that has...

Music Monday: Festivals–Good or Bad?

This weekend, The UMS (or Underground Music showcase) will choke the streets, small businesses and venues of South Broadway with thousands of fist-pumping music enthusiasts, all with sweaty hair. This particula...
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Boogie for Ballet Nouveau

Saying that this is "the annual end of fiscal year fundraiser campaign" sounds, well, a tad bit blasé--especially for the likes of Ballet Nouveau Colorado, who are anything but. What should be said is that thi...
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Stage Door: Rock Of Ages

Rock of Ages is totally rad! But really, how couldn't it be? Any show or musical that includes nothing but big hair hits and sentimental ballads (such as Jouney's 'Don't Stop Believin'-- the most downloaded son...

Showdown: Sondre Lerche @ The Larimer Lounge

Disappearing, especially in this day and age, is a particularly difficult task. Even more so if you have hope to do so in a city like New York. But that is what Norwegian pop-smith, Sondre Lerche (pronounced LI...

Showdown: Matt Morris @ Film On The Rocks

Although blessed with a musical pedigree, a boost from the folks at Disney, Billboard chart toppers and a handful of famous friends--Denver's Matt Morris is a kind of  shape-shifting sideman who, dispite recent...