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2014 Stories by Amber Taufen

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  • Beer, Bites and Bikes

    published June 26, 2014

    Suzie Ahlers, boardmember of the Rotary Club of Five Points Cultural District, has wanted to throw an event with food trucks ever since the... More >>

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    Photos: Four most important factors in a marijuana business investment

    published Jun 30, 2014

    The inaugural Weedstock, a three-day conference at the Westin Hotel-Tabor Center, examined the investment opportunities that have opened up in the cannabis world. The event featured numerous securitie... More >>

  • Farm to Coffee Table

    published June 19, 2014

    Last winter, Sara Martinelli, owner of Three Leaf Farm, decided to host an art show in her barn. “It was a huge success; we had tons of... More >>

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    Marijuana: Cannabis Business Summit takes debate over pot edibles safety seriously

    published Jun 25, 2014

    Between the hotel-room antics of Maureen Dowd and a tragic pot-related tourist death and a fatal shooting earlier this year, marijuana's national image has taken some heavy hits recently. All of those... More >>

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    Photo: King Khan and the Shrines buy (legal) weed in Denver

    published Jun 23, 2014

    Although Arish Ahmad "King" Khan (of King Khan and the Shrines fame) lives in Berlin -- which isn't too far from Amsterdam -- he says it's not common for the crew he runs around with to travel to the ... More >>

  • Denver's Midnite Martini wins burlesque's Miss Exotic World title in Las Vegas

    published Jun 17, 2014

    We've known for a while that we have some amazingly talented burlesque performers in this city. But now, the rest of the planet has been put on notice: Earlier this month, Denver burlesque cutie Midni... More >>

  • A Slice Of Pie

    published May 29, 2014

    Fans of Tom Robbins have (rightfully) wondered what the creative powerhouse has been up to since the publication of his most recent book, B Is... More >>

  • Chalk It Up To Art

    published May 29, 2014

    Colorado sure loves the arts, as shown by the lineup of summer festivals — and one of the best is the annual Denver Chalk Art... More >>

  • Natural Grocers bans confinement dairy products

    published Jun 04, 2014

    The consumption of certain products can contain inherent ethical conundrums -- and those are the sorts of conundrums that cause outright hostility between, say, vegans and carnivores. What you eat is ... More >>

  • Absolutely Fabulous

    published May 22, 2014

    Jordan Wieleba is an old hand at creating captivating variety shows, and for her latest effort, Something Fabulous, she’s making the... More >>

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    How I learned what it means to be a music fan

    published May 28, 2014

    The first time I met with my doula, she asked me about all of my feelings and fears about going into labor, about what was important to me. Much to her surprise, I told her one of those things was mu... More >>

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    What it means to be a lifelong music fan

    published May 29, 2014

    There is a generally agreed-upon set of rules among young and hungry music fans: You show up early, you stay late, you find new things, you stand... More >>

  • Spring Fever

    published May 1, 2014

    When it comes time to plan a new production of Stories on Stage, creative director Anthony Powell is sometimes lucky enough to have his audience... More >>

  • Let It Burn

    published April 24, 2014

    Raising money isn’t easy, which is why Brent Heinze, the organizer of Flame 2014: Colorado Queer Music & Art Festival, tried to think... More >>

  • Moore Shakespeare, Please

    published April 24, 2014

    Christopher Moore is one of those rare authors who can charm people who don’t particularly enjoy reading. His whimsical, irreverent style... More >>

  • Govinda's Garden grows extended hours

    published Apr 29, 2014

    When Govinda's Garden, the weekend-only vegetarian/vegan dinner buffet, re-opened last October, it quickly became insanely popular; within a half-hour of the restaurant openings its doors, the dining ... More >>

  • Sweet Dreams

    published April 17, 2014

    Author, researcher and counselor Kat Duff says she’s always loved sleep, but she didn’t start delving into the topic seriously until... More >>

  • Color Me Bad

    published April 17, 2014

    There’s nothing like getting whomped with colored powder at every kilometer marker when you’re running a 5K — which is probably... More >>

  • Savage Garden

    published April 3, 2014

    Investigative sustainability journalist and solar-power-using goatherder Doug Fine says that the hardest part about researching and discussing his... More >>

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    My six-week-old recognized a song I sang to him in utero

    published Apr 11, 2014

    The transportive power of music never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I hear the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," it's suddenly 1997 inside my head; I'm back in high school, daydreaming while sitting on ... More >>

  • Wild, Wild West

    published April 3, 2014

    The setting for the newest offering from Wonderbound is something that artistic director Garrett Ammon probably never thought he’d see on a... More >>

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    Why I can't take "EDM" seriously

    published Apr 08, 2014

    I love electronic music. I love the sound, the artists, the parties, the people, the scene -- in fact, I'm into pretty much everything about this particular genre of music. But there's one thing abou... More >>

  • The Air in There

    published March 27, 2014

    “When most people think of balloon art, they think of a bouquet of balloons or a simple balloon dog,” says Amanda Dolechek,... More >>

  • Cook Street's Eat Your Veggies class will inspire you to do just that

    published Apr 03, 2014

    As someone who doesn't eat any meat, I should know more than I do about cooking vegetables. I can make a salad, and I know how to saute, but I've never done much with grilling or roasting -- and while... More >>

  • Dance Plants Revolution

    published March 27, 2014

    Every year after the Vegan Prom has ended, attendees ask organizer Joshua LaBure about the next year’s event. “We’ve had... More >>

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