Stephens College at Denver Pop Culture Con via Instagram

Stephens College at Denver Pop Culture Con via Instagram

Stephens College at Denver Pop Culture Con

One of the fun-nest things about many fun things at the Denver PopCon was the chance to see Stephens College film professor (and MFA alum) Chase Thompson debut his film Tampsen Air. He shared fascinating stories about the concept and the production work in the film with the audience- and the various other Screenwriting MFA alums who came out to show their support.

Learn more about the Stephens College Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting 

Learn more about the Stephens College Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting 

From The Research Vault: The Monkees: Still monkeying around and inspiring others to play their songs, Washington Post

 
From The Research Vault: The Monkees: Still monkeying around and inspiring others to play their songs, Washington Post

 That local rock group down the street that’s trying hard to learn their song?

Well, that local rock group is me. I play drums in a Monkees cover band.

Please note that I did not say “tribute” band. The Stepping Stones do not try to re-create the Monkees experience. We do not wear matching red, double-placket shirts. Our lead guitarist does not wear a green woolly hat.

We are not like the Missing Links, a band out of Los Angeles that won the coveted Cloney Award, given by the International Guild of Celebrity Impersonators and Tribute Artists.

We are not like Pleasant Valley Sunday, another Monkees tribute band from Southern California that actually performs with a laugh track.

 Read this entire article – The Monkees: Still monkeying around and inspiring others to play their songs

Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture

 

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Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 7 in a series

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“If mentioned in television histories at all, The Monkees were seen as the bastard child when discussing counter-culture humor in 1960s television, behind Laugh-In and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, yet they prefigured and influenced both of those programs.”

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Why The Monkees Matter: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You Identity Construction and Confusion on The Monkees

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You Identity Construction and Confusion on The Monkees

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You Identity Construction and Confusion on The Monkees

from Why The Monkees Mattered by Dr. Rosanne Welch — Coming Fall 2016 – Click for more info!