Denver native Susan Froyd studied English, Art and finally Journalism at Metro State University of Denver, and also managed movie theaters, sold art supplies and was a buyer in the stationery and greeting card industry, before landing at the weekly Denver newspaper Westword as Arts and Culture Editor in 1992. Twenty-two years of coverage later, she’s still at it and not over her love affair with Denver’s cultural scene. Not so much a critic as she is a cheerleader for the city’s fine- and performing-arts communities, Susan feels privileged to serve all the vibrant artists in all disciplines who make our town a more engaging place to live.
2 days ago | Holidays
Outdoor co-operative and national retailer REI is hanging up the “gone fishin’” sign on all of its stores on Black Friday and encouraging its employees to go take a hike instead — on the payroll. Take this as a sign to customers everywhere that it...
3 days ago | Holidays
Like it or not, the holidays truly arrive the day after Thanksgiving, along with a spate of Christmas plays. That means venues are bringing back traditions old (the DCPA Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol opens November 27 in the Stage Theatre) a...
4 days ago | Holidays
It’s holiday-shopping season, whether you’re ready for it or not. Fortunately, there are still places where you can avoid commercialization and proudly shop local for one-of-a-kind items, vintage finds and small-batch yummies. Get a headstart on y...
7 days ago | Arts and Culture
Weird imagination and the artistic process are the focus of shows opening around the metro area this week, from Donald Fodness’s cuckoo-clock installation at BMoCA to Access Gallery’s showcase for a young artist going big. Here’s where you can get...
8 days ago | 100 Colorado Creatives
#2: Sam Tallent Denver comic Sam Tallent, an off-the-cuff kingpin of the local comedy scene and a member of the Fine Gentleman’s Club, probably exited the womb cracking wise. When he’s not on the road, he frequents several stages — tag-teaming wit...
9 days ago | Performance
This week on local stages, hear immigration stories from Theatre Esprit Asia, learn the greatest source of angst for professional opera singers at Opera on Tap (clue: it’s not the opera’s bombastic plot), or help a couple of local nonprofit endeav...