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August 28, 2008 3:45 PM

A modern classic?

After a week of techno-gorging, the Democratic National Convention went classical for Barack Obama's pivotal moment at Invesco Field.

The stage at Invesco is a simple, understated affair. Its dominant element is a neoclassical arcade of Doric columns. That's a marked change from the LED lights, plastic steps and relentless video and text projections of the first three days, which had the effect of a stage-tech convention.

August 27, 2008 9:17 AM

Michelle Obama takes a smaller stage

They'll probably get some real work done.

But at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Delegate Service Day was all about the presentation. A mobile stage was set up in Curtis Park for Michelle Obama to speak before she and a group of volunteers began packing boxes of treats for soldiers overseas.

August 26, 2008 8:47 PM

Lonely show

It's hard to have a conversation by yourself.

But there were only about a dozen people gathered on the Speer Boulevard side of the Denver Performing Arts Complex for Krzystof Wodiczko's "Veteran Vehicle Project"  Tuesday night.

August 26, 2008 3:42 PM

Techies on tour

There are backstage theater artists aplenty at the Pepsi Center this week, some of them wearing mementoes of former jobs, such as the guy in the "Lion King Gazelle Tour" polo shirt.

August 26, 2008 1:35 PM


At a certain point, it doesn't even matter what your politics are -- you just have to love an array of giant, colorful, disparate and often hand-crafted puppets.

August 25, 2008 11:04 PM

Onstage with HRC

There they were, faces familiar on and behind stages across the metro area, sharing the spotlight with Hillary Clinton.

Eight actresses, including Mare Trevathan, Jamie Ann Romero, Gabriella Cavallero and Edith Weiss, performed a rhythmic script recounting the history of women's suffrage and achievement, from Sojourner Truth to Madame CJ Walker to Gloria Steinem.

August 25, 2008 4:21 PM

If the afternoon session were a Broadway show....

it would close out of town.

August 25, 2008 3:13 PM

Overture, light the lights

It takes an impressive actor to perform in front of an empty house.

Howard Dean began the Monday session at 3 p.m. with only a fraction of delegates in the Pepsi Center, and media wandered about.

August 24, 2008 4:50 PM

Standing out in the crowd

Mike Jones doesn't seem ready to leave the public eye.

There he was at Pioneer Park, surrounded by the sounds of Toby Keith and Alan Jackson. He was the buff guy in the tank top with the letters "Gay America" pinned to it, standing by posters that said, "Osama wants you to oppose the war on terror."

August 24, 2008 2:05 PM

Save the polar bears and other costumes

 The costume designers did some impressive work for today's anti-war march -- although they apparently weren't all designing for the same production.

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