LYFE Kitchen is teaming up with acclaimed photographer John Fielder, whose mural of a peach orchard is featured at the restaurant in Park Meadows, for a book-signing and fundraising event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today, July 22. Fielder and student Rachel Harris will be signing copies of Nadia's Good Dee ... More >>
The neighborhood surrounding Dryer Plug Studios, along a strip of current and former light industrial buildings on 43rd Avenue, isn't exactly quiet. Freight trains run at semi-regular intervals less than two blocks away. Next door is a church, and across the street are some houses. The entrance is o ... More >>
In 2010, just days after the earthquake in Haiti, Wheelchair Sports Camp's Kalyn Heffernan and fellow local musician Greg Cronin decided to do something. The two hastily set up a benefit show and raised close to a thousand dollars; the funds went directly to supporting medical assistance in Haiti, a ... More >>
Get out and wag your tail for a good cause tonight. Global Health Connections is hosting a night of music, dancing, food and good company -- all for a good cause. Tickets for the event are $25 during the presale and $30 at the door; all proceeds go to the soon-to-open GHC maternity center in Leogane ... More >>
More than two dozen restaurants opened last month in metro Denver, ranging from ethnic eateries like A Taste of Haiti and Jamaican Grill to the Thirsty Lion, a bar/gastropub that's the first place to open in the new developments around Union Station. But the area also lost several stalwarts, includi ... More >>
For close to four decades, this modest storefront on Welton Street was home to Ethel's House of Soul. Then six years ago, after Ethel closed up shop, Henry Coleman took over the spot, opening Coleman's Soul Food and serving a taste of Detroit. But Coleman is now back in Detroit, and late last month ... More >>
It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>
Sir Richard's Condoms is the TOMS Shoes of love gloves: For each condom purchased, the Boulder-based company gives away one in a developing country. On Valentine's Day 2012, that meant announcing a 500,000 condom donation to Haiti. And this February 14, Sir Richard's is doubling the struggling islan ... More >>
Coffee's on at Cafe Zuri, which recently opened its doors at 3718 West 32nd Avenue. And its heart is in the right place: metro Denver. The quaint cafe offers locally roasted coffee from Coda, French pastries from Trompeau Bakery in Englewood, apple strudels from Praha Restaurant in Longmont and ice ... More >>
The great thing about Halloween falling on a week day is that it means there will be parties on both of the surrounding weekends. The fun kicks off tonight, and there are plenty of inexpensive events to enjoy -- everything costume parties to pet-costume parties to a chance to be an amateur sleuth. A ... More >>
Su Charles pulls you in with her voice, charm, and deep personal experiences. After an ill-fated stint on the latest season of American Idol, Charles was inspired and more determined than ever to make her dream of singing come true. Shortening her name to SuCh, the the endearing, Haitian-American so ... More >>
It's National Condom Week and Sir Richard's Condoms, a Boulder company known for its one-for-one condom deal, is celebrating. How? Anytime you tweet or post to Facebook "your love for condoms," Sir Richard's will donate a condom to its project in Haiti.
Local musician Alicia Fall on a recent trip to Haiti.Forget Wyclef -- local singer-songwriter and all-around badass Alicia Fall has been raising funds for Haiti (and, ahem, not squandering them) since March 2009, when she founded the social-profit organization Her Many Voices, which is dedica ... More >>
There is perhaps no other place in the world so constantly put-upon has Haiti. It was already the most poverty-stricken country in the western hemisphere even before it was beset by one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded in human history with the 2010 earthquake, and a year and a ha ... More >>
Astrophagus threw in the towel last year, with very little fanfare. So when we heard Jason and Josh Cain were going to be coming back with a new project called Port Au Prince, we were a little skeptical of what to expect. The time is finally here to listen to what they've been up to with the ... More >>
Astrophagus unceremoniously ended its run this past September at Lost Lake. Bolstering the adage that you can't keep good men down, we've learned that the Cain brothers, Jason and Josh, are about to resurface as Port Au Prince, with a little help from their friends Hunter Dragon on drums, Bri ... More >>
Appearing in an episode of The Simple Life and then singing uncredited back-up vocals on the worst single of last year would not appear to be the path to pop enshrinement. But here is Ke$ha, who did exactly that and is now parked on top of the Hot 100. Above is the video for her next single, "Bl ... More >>
During times of trouble like this, it's heartening to see the outpouring of support. After the jump, we've posted all the benefits we're aware of that have been organized by local artists and cultural organizations that are pitching in to help. And rest assured, we'll be adding even more as we hear ... More >>
All right, so we were admittedly skeptical of how this whole "We Are the World" remake was going to turn out with the seemingly random cast of characters organizers assembled. When we first glimpsed the initial list of those present the night of the recording, there were some head scratchers in the ... More >>
Left to right: Max Mackissock, Jennifer Jasinski, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, John Broening, Alex Seidel, Blake Edmunds and Travis VaughnTwo very different restaurant fundraisers this week bought a literal boatload of help for Haiti. First up: The $125-a-head, six-course meal at Rioja on Monday n ... More >>
A Flickr photo.There are many local events benefiting Haiti in the wake of the recent earthquake; you can find our round-up here. But while most of the fundraisers include music or some other cultural aspect that tie them to Haiti, none have gone as far as the Tribute to Haiti, starting ton ... More >>
Denver's public schools have been showing support for Haiti in a big way, between "penny wars" at Place Bridge Elementary, Hearts for Haiti at Goldrick and dozens of other fundraising events. The latest effort comes in the form a school fundraising staple: bake sales.
One more in-case-you-missed-it moment from the weekend, this one local: Matt Morris and Justin Timberlake performing "Hallelujah" last night on the Hope For Haiti Telethon. Doesn't really touch Buckley's version, but the two kill it otherwise.
As you've undoubtedly heard by now, tonight the biggest names in entertainment are coming together for MTV's Hope for Haiti Telethon, a unified relief effort to raise much needed funds for the disaster torn country, devastated by the recent earthquake. The relief effort is wide reaching and beyond m ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo accuses the Obama administration of exploiting the Haitian crisis.Last Friday, Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano granted temporary protected status to undocumented Haitians living in the United States -- a move that deep-sixes deportations to the ... More >>
Dan Jeune chose the most unlikely place to look for people who wanted to help Haiti: the bars of LoDo. Luke Turf watched Jeune, a native of Haiti whose father is a minister, recruit among the hat boys and frat boys, and then followed Jeune and the group he'd gathered all the way to Haiti. Th ... More >>
The horrors of Haiti hit close to home for Mary Nguyen, owner of Parallel 17: Her husband, Raphael Jouvenat, is from there. "Haiti has always been a poor country; a country with political turmoil and limited resources neglected by most of the world," she writes. "However, it is the place tha ... More >>
A photo from Carrie Paykoc's trip to Haiti.Carrie Paykoc was among a group of nine University of Colorado Denver students to fly out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at around noon on January 12. A little over four hours later, an earthquake struck the area, devastating the nation and placing extrao ... More >>
"Shmuck" is too kind a term for the type of bogus charity collectors who tend to crop up after disasters of the size and scope of the one currently rolling out in grisly slow motion across Haiti, a country that was hardly in the best shape even before an earthquake struck earlier this week. So is " ... More >>
In a bad interview, a hundred questions may not be enough to elicit interesting information from a subject. But in a good interview, a mere handful of prompts can produce fascinating results, as the following communique with director Amy Serrano demonstrates. Serrano, who's making two Denver-area a ... More >>
Westword reporter went to Haiti for his recent feature story "The Social Conscience of a Missionary." Be sure to check back in for the next few days as he recounts his personal journey through the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Slide Show On the last night in Haiti, ICOF tippers Stephan ... More >>
A quick guide to what you missed at Westword.com over the past two days: 3Oh!3 and the Photo Atlas lit up the stage on Saturday. Bela Karoli and the Wheel did the same at the Lion's Lair. Luke Turf recounts his trip to Haiti. Three prominent Columbus Day protesters' criminal cases were dismi ... More >>
Westword reporter went to Haiti for his recent feature story "The Social Conscience of a Missionary." Be sure to check back in for the next few days as he recounts his personal journey through the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Slide Show The town of Grand Goave is our last stop. Thereā ... More >>
Westword reporter went to Haiti for his recent feature story "The Social Conscience of a Missionary." Be sure to check back in for the next few days as he recounts his personal journey through the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Slide Show After the Christmas party for 10,000 kids, the I ... More >>
Westword reporter went to Haiti for his recent feature story "The Social Conscience of a Missionary." Be sure to check back in for the next few days as he recounts his personal journey through the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Slide Show It was our first morning in Haiti and the do-go ... More >>
A Colorado couple is determined to remember the past.
It's a long way from LoDo to Haiti, but Dan Jeune wants to bridge the gap. With friendship.
Middle-aged sex tourists fail to get their groove back.
Gifts for Yuletide reach high tide
Suzan-Lori Parks speaks in many voices
Jonathan Demme brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen.
Chicken soup for the drinking soul.