August 20, 2009
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Beer — Film — Music — Food — A&E

A passion for beer leads to The Kitchen
To Ray Decker, general manager of Boulder’s The Kitchen restaurant, beer deserves the same attention as food. The “beer sommelier” has fashioned a gourmet beer selection to equal the establishment’s culinary heights. By Jay Dedrick

A&E best bets: Zoo comedy, Lafayette peaches and The Beatles at Red Rocks
Laugh with the animals, fly with the performers at Cirque du Soleil’s “Kooza,” and pick up some peaches in Lafayette this weekend. By Rebecca Cole

Dave on film: “D9” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife”
This week, the two films I'll focus on are "District 9" and "The Time Traveler's Wife,” and they're both almost archetypal gender-focused films: "D9" is a guy's film, and "Time Traveler's Wife" is a gal's film.By Dave Taylor

Saffire gets uppity for its final tour
Saffire’s final album and this year’s tour – which comes to Swallow Hill on Saturday -- will be a farewell for the bawdy acoustic blues women. Let’s hope this is one of those “farewells” that gets reconsidered down the line because it would be a shame to say goodbye forever to the group. By Mike Cote


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ColoradoBiz Update

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
Emilie Nadeau on how Cirque du Soleil pulls together and trains performers from 16 different countries around the world to stage Kooza. Under the big top next to the Pepsi Center for the next six weeks, the show's arrival marks the seventh time the French Canadian extravaganza has come to Denver.


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