Think of Denver Arts Week as a celebration of all our city has to offer culturally, with the added incentive of sweet deals, from discounted memberships, restaurant meals and original artworks to a free Night at the Museums. But as a trip online to Denver Arts Week central reveals, there's a lot to ... More >>
Koffi Toudji is a welcome,well-known face around Denver: He's the founder of a traditional West African drum-and-dance ensemble, leader of Koffi Togo Vibe Band and a teacher and performer at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. But Toudji also arranges summer tours from the U.S. to his native Kp ... More >>
Eden Lane has hosted In Focus with Eden Lane, a weekly arts program on Colorado Public Television, since 2009, but unless she can raise $10,000 in the next six days, that program may go dark. "We're only 25 percent of the way there," Lane says. Media coverage of the arts has never been ... More >>
There are so many ways to spend your money, so why blow it on an expensive night out when there are so many other options? This weekend is full of stellar events that won't cost more than ten bucks -- from a dramatic reading from Fifty Shades of Grey to a screening of Young Frankenstein. And if you ... More >>
Cleo Parker Robinson is a Denver institution. Her dance company is now in its fifth decade, and tonight will perform the long-forgotten Southland, which Katherine Dunham had danced more than sixty years ago. This production should be a real revelation, but when we spoke with Cleo about the dance, ... More >>
Few Denver natives have made as lasting an imprint on this city as Cleo Parker Robinson. For over forty years she's been dancing her way through Colorado's cultural scene, establishing a dance troupe and a school, winning countless awards and bringing social awareness to controversial subjects along ... More >>
"Many dance company directors, especially the most venerable, keep to the wings, letting their dancers and the works speak for themselves. Cleo Parker Robinson is not one of those." That's the start of yesterday's New York Times piece that's basically a rave review for Cleo Parker Robinson. Oh, and ... More >>
Brazilian music and dance are taking over Boulder for the first annual Colorado Brazil Fest, hosted by the Boulder Samba School. The three-day Brazilian culture immersion festival, from Aug. 2-4, will feature music and dance performances showcasing local talent, a variety of workshops, Capoeira demo ... More >>
Tonight, Neill Franklin, a former Baltimore narcotics cop who's now the executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, aka LEAP, will be speaking in Denver (details below) about ending marijuana prohibition in Colorado. If that happened, he believes, "it would be very significant in reu ... More >>
Saturday night at the Mercury Cafe, second- and third-graders from SOAR Charter School in Green Valley Ranch will bring their drumming skills to the big stage for the first time. Performing under the moniker Night Oblivion, the elementary-school band of percussionists will be part of a fundraiser t ... More >>
Bill Ritter.Best line at last night's twelfth annual Tourism Hall of Fame Dinner: "When you quit being governor, no one writes talking points for you." So said former Governor Bill Ritter, who was one of the inductees last night, along with Cleo Parker Robinson and Terry Sullivan, the retired ... More >>
Mayor Vidalâ€‹Since taking office last month, there has been some talk about Mayor Guillermo Vidal officially running for the position when his term ends in July. Though this is apparently hearsay and Vidal has no immediate plans to run, last night's inaugural Cableland Cultural Jam had us wishing h ... More >>
Paul Noel Fiorino.With John Hickenlooper now Colorado's governor, we know Denver will soon have a new mayor, and the race promises to be wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Paul Noel Fiorino. "We're trying to become a creative ... More >>
Last time we checked in with Neil McIntyre, he had just realized a dream of trading verses with Kurtis Blow, a bona fied hip-hop legend if there ever was one, on a Littleleague track called "Magic Words." Tomorrow night at Cleo Parker Robinson, McIntyre will be get to perform alongside the re ... More >>
The Trampolines are just one of 65 acts on today's lineup.It's that time again, and somehow it sort of snuck up on us this year: Time to whip out the sunscreen, bring beer money and ear plugs and head over to Civic Center park for the 39th annual Capitol Hill People's Fair. From the looks of ... More >>
What's it take to keep jazz interesting for nearly twenty years?
Granny's got the true holiday spirit.
Tan Dun's Passion merges cultures
Lectures on Unrelated Topics fire up listeners' brains
Cleo Parker Robinson interprets Mary Lou's Mass
Denver's East Village is finally experiencing a boom -- of demolition.
Brian Setzer and the gang ring those sleigh bells
Mr. Pacman presents futuristic fashion
Black Arts envelops the senses
Maher keeps on joking
Are the stars out tonight? Depends on who's asking.
A listing of SCFD dollars doled out in 2000.
So why doesn't Denver applaud Lucy Walker?
Say what you will about Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, people are still going to see it in droves.
For the locked-out founder of Eulipions, the play’s still the thing.