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The MCA Denver takes a chance with Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 22: Artist and musician Mark Mothersbaugh is photographed in front of what he calls an untitled coagulation of rugs and video exhibit that is part of his show called Myopia at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), in Denver, CO on October 22, 2014. These pieces are rugs that he created and there will be videos on each one making the images come alive. Mark Mothersbaugh is an American musician, composer, singer and painter. He is a co-founder of the new wave band Devo and has been its lead singer since 1972. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)

Risk is all over “Myopia,” the mega-retrospective of art by Mark Mothersbaugh opening at the MCA Denver this week. The DEVO founder is famous, rich, talented, and, until now, he hasn’t been a member of the fine art community.

Psychedelics, “Visual Trips” and communicating in the mode of the rock poster

4D poster: Pablo Ferro Films, November 30, 1967. Offset lithographic poster. Courtesy of David and Sheryl Tippit. Photo by William O’Connor

The exhibit, “Visual Trips,” at the University of Denver turns psychedelic posters for the Grateful Dead, the Doors and other groups into the stuff of museums.

Cher, Cyndi Lauper at the Pepsi Center, 5-28-14 (photos, review)

Cher & Cyndi Lauper @ Pepsi Center

Charming and cheesy, Cher’s third farewell tour had the singer dancing and sweating in bikinis, headdresses and sequins for 97 minutes at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Wednesday.

Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh subject of retrospective at MCA Denver

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver is beginning preparations for it's upcoming show of the artwork of Mark Mothersbaugh, the founder and leader of the band DEVO. Mothersbaugh and Adam Lerner curator, not in photo, gathered at the museum on Tuesday, February 5, 2014 as they worked on the layout and flow of the exhibit. (Denver Post Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver announced Wednesday that it will host a retrospective of art and sound works by Mark Mothersbaugh, founder of the new wave pop band Devo.

Gregory Alan Isakov and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall, 11-8-13 (review)

Gregory Alan Isakov w/ Sera Cahoone @ Boulder Theater 8/4/2013

Gregory Alan Isakov joined the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday for CSO’s first sell-out of the season.

For Gregory Alan Isakov, everything is personal and none of it is private

Gregory Alan Isakov w/ Sera Cahoone @ Boulder Theater 8/4/2013

Steeped in sincerity and spilling tiny autobiographies, Gregory Alan Isakov isn’t so different in person than he is on record.

Brandi Carlile, Blind Pilot at Red Rocks, 7-13-13 (photos, review)

Brandi Carlile at Red Rocks 07/13/13

After an hour delay, the concert started on Saturday at Red Rocks, and by the time Brandi Carlile took the stage the sky cleared for a two hour, cover-heavy show.

Denver to get a new music venue in the Ruby Hill Park amphitheater

Denver to get a new music venue in the Ruby Hill Park amphitheater

Denver’s Ruby Hill Park will get a new amphitheater that could host as many as 50 free concerts and other events each year.

Whitney Houston preserved for generations at Madame Tussads

A Whitney Houston wax replica has made it's way into Madame Tussad's in Las Vegas.

On Monday, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveiled its permanently fixed likeness of Whitney Houston, preserving the late pop singer’s countenance, and younger, killer body, for generations to come. The timing was a little eerie, exactly one year after her death.

DeVotchKa, Colorado Symphony promote live album with Twist & Shout appearance

DeVotchKa @ Red Rocks 9/20/12

DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra may have seemed like an unlikely musical match just a year ago, but their indie-meets-institution collaboration produced two solid concerts in 2012, one at Boettcher Concert Hall last February and another at Red Rocks in September. Next up: The album “DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony” due Tuesday.