Has the calm before the edible storm that is Thanksgiving got you down in the dumps? Revolution Circus, a huge compendium of bands, freaks, sideshow acts, burlesque girls, body painters, acrobats, tatto artists, belly dancers, hoopers and other circusy things will take over City Hall for a many-leve ... More >>
The Cirque du Soleil model seems calculatedly designed to turn you around by the time the show ends, no matter how cynical you thought you were when it started: Its startling spectacle -- from the beautiful costumes and lighting to the way it celebrates the incredible strength of the human body -- j ... More >>
From November 7-11, Cirque du Soleil's roving band of international artists and acrobats is taking over the 1STBANK Center for the multi-dimensional show Quidam. Show and Tell was lucky enough to catch opening night, and we'll share more about that soon. In the meantime, go backstage with the troupe ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, Avery Workman, a sixteen-year-old youth circus performer from Elbert County who vanished off the 16th Street Mall, was found safe.
But while media reports like this one suggest she ran away, the folks behind the Facebook page that coordinated the search for her insist she was dru ... More >>
Cirque du Soleil's Dralion show opened last night at the 1STBANK Center, but before the show opened, photographer Javid Rezvani spent the afternoon with the performers and crew of the show. More photos below.
It had been far too long since any literal juggling was done in the Westword conference room, so when the offer came down to see Cirque du Soleil Dralion juggler Vladik Miagkostupov perform in person, we welcomed it with open, uncoordinated arms.
In the words of the immortal Mike Reno, we're all working for the weekend. Over the past few days, Westworders documented how that effort paid off in Denver at our slide show page and Show and Tell, Cafe Society and Backbeat Online blogs. Look below to see samples featuring Big Gigantic, food porn s ... More >>
In the beginning, Michael Hancock had a very good start to Thursday: Coming off a smooth performance in a bumpy mayoral debate, he survived an appearance on Peter Boyles's show and then learned he was ahead of Chris Romer in two polls -- one by RBI, one by his own pollster. But then the crea ... More >>
That daring young man...It was 1867 when British singer George Leybourne wrote of "that daring young man on the flying trapeze," a paean to the great 19th-century French trapeze artist Jules Léotard, who's been credited as being the first circus trapeze act ever. Léotard, no doubt, was wel ... More >>
Where would PETA wash their cars?
The elephant seen in the photograph above squints his eye and squeals in pain from the burning caused by the car wash cleaning solution. The sign graces the Jumbo Car Wash, which was named after the first elephant purchased by P.T. Barnum (in 1882), and is lo ... More >>
P.T. Barnum."There's a sucker born every minute," P.T. Barnum supposedly said
That includes all those suckers who still believe the stories about how Barnum, the founder of the Greatest Show on Earth, which rolled into town yesterday, called Denver home over a century ago.
Now, in the center ring, Denver mayor John Hickenlooper is about to get a chance to show mercy to elephants -- even if, as the Democratic candidate for governor, Hickenlooper has Republicans on the run in Colorado (with a major assist from the sideshow of Tom Tancredo's candidacy).