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Kate Levy

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    March 25, 2014

    Happy 40th birthday, Casa Bonita: We love you so much we could puke

    South Park exposed our secret. After an episode aptly titled "Casa Bonita" aired in 2003, the existence of Casa Bonita became known to the world outside of Colorado. Up until that point, Casa Bonita was mostly a regional gem. If you grew up in Colorado, chances are you celebrated at least one birt ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Tassels and classes bring on the masses! Colorado Burlesque Festival starts today

    The Colorado Burlesque Festival returns to Denver today for a third annual twirl of the tassels. Shotgun Willies? Think again. This event isn't about scantily dressed ladies. The art of burlesque will be showcased with performances by some of the top women in the field: over 75 performers who have t ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    4/20 at CU-Boulder: Fish fertilizer used on Norlin Quad a favorite of pot growers

    Irony alert: Foul-smelling fish fertilizer of the sort CU-Boulder applied this morning to Norlin Quad, which has been closed as part of a plan to shrink the annual 4/20 event on campus, is a favorite of marijuana growers. Great minds think alike.

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    April 18, 2012

    Photos: 4/20 at CU-Boulder scenes you won't see this year

    CU-Boulder administrators insist they're not cracking down on the campus' annual 4/20 event -- but they're closing Norlin Quad and banning visitors on the big day. Thanks to these actions, scenes like the ones captured by photographers Kate Levy and Colleen Whitfield at last year's bash won't be tak ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Weekend's best party bets: Lady Wu-tang, Common afterparty and more

    Kate LevyLady Wu-tang enforces the Wu World Order tomorrow night at City Hall.​If it's going down in the streets, we've got you covered party style. Everything from weekly reggae parties, queer-centric open mike nights, an all female Wu-tang cover band and more. This week has already been a do ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    The new faces of R&B in Denver: Jon Shockness, J. Carey, Devan Blake Jones, BMore and B.Blacc

    Kate LevyJ. Carey is one smooth operator​Have you noticed the influx of male R&B singers these days, particularly in the Mile High City? Adam Duncan, who just joined the A&M/Octone Records roster, is just one of many cats putting it down in Denver these days. Jon Shockness (Air Dubai), J.Carey ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Curren$y and Method Man's Smokers Club tour due in Denver at the Ogden Theatre on Oct. 30

    Kate Levy​Smoke 'em if you got 'em: After, ahem, cough, cough, blowing folks away Summit Music Hall this past spring on his Jet Life Tour, Curren$y is coming back to the Mile High City with Method Man on the Smokers Club Tour, with Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Fiend, The Pricks, and Corner Boy P. ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase Awards ceremony this Thursday night at the Bluebird Theater

    Photo by Kate LevyAll right, now that the festival portion of the Westword Music Showcase is in the books, it's time to hand out the awards. As far as that goes, we're tallying the votes right now and the winners in each individual category will be announced at a special ceremony this Thursday, June ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Do at the Zoo annual fundraiser proves social animals come in all shapes & sizes (PHOTOS)

    Big pics below.​Last night, some of Denver's busiest social animals gathered with the furrier and more feathered kind at the annual Do at the Zoo fundraiser. Westword's Kate Levy was on the scene, capturing shots of pretty people and notables like former Colorado chief medical officer Ned Calo ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Curren$y Jet Life Tour at Summit Music Hall, Trademark da Skydiver and more, 5/21/11

    Photo by Kate LevyCurren$y at the Summit Music Hall this past Saturday night CURREN$Y Trademark da Skydiver • Young Roddy • Smoke DZA Fiend • Corner Boy P • Monstabeatz 05.21.11 | Summit Music Hall View Curren$y at Summit Music Hall slideshow To paraphrase Katt Williams: "If you don't mes ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Wicked Sound System celebrates 20 years of spinning at the Beauty Bar (PHOTOS)

    ​Wicked Sound System's touring crew marked twenty years of vinyl solutions at the Beauty Bar on Saturday, and Westword's Aaron Thackeray captured the scene. And the images don't stop there. Check out Thackeray's take on U2 at Invesco Field, Kate Levy's shots of Curren$y at Summit Music Hall an ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Another month come and gone: April 2011 in photos

    Kate LevyYesterday's home runs don't win today's games.​It seems like just a couple of days ago we were making out the rent check for April, and next thing we know, it's already time to pay rent again and we hardly remember anything we did in the last thirty days, mostly because we were drunk ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Photos: A weekend of F.A.M.E. at Suite 200

    ​In addition to no tomorrow, what you got at Denver's Fashion First: A Weekend of F.A.M.E. at Suite 200 this weekend was (pay attention to the acronym here) Fashion, Art, Music and no shortage of Entertainment -- and contrary to David Bowie's well known assessment, it was not hard to swallow. ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Photos: Ogle the weird and the wonderful of StarFest

    ​Presumably because of the large cross-section of Star Wars and Star Trek fans within the nerd community, StarFest is at least in name dedicated to the stars -- but if the costumes on display this weekend were any indication, it should probably just be called "EverythingFest." Literally every ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Beer calendar for the week ahead: Colorado Beer Week; home brew; Odell gets busy

    Kate LevyA recent Great Divide release party.​Do you sense something? Is that...could it be...summer in the air? Actually, no. But it is spring, and that means spring beer releases. What's on tap this month? How about Odell Double Pilsner, Left Hand Good JuJu, Ska's Mexican Logger and three b ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    High Times Cannabis Cup report: Pot critic William Breathes catches the buzz (PHOTOS)

    Big pics below. See more photos.​Colorado cannabis is better than anything Amsterdam's got, and the medicine here is on par with, if not better than, what is coming out of California. While we already knew that here in Colorado, it was still cool to hear those words come out of High Times edi ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    The many bongs, er, "medical smoking devices" of the High Times Cannabis Cup

    A serious device.​While it's of course true that marijuana is a medical drug, and the implements of smoking it are as such medical devices and should only be used as such (cough, cough, in multiple senses of that joke), it's unlikely that you're going to see a blood-pressure pump or a forceps ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Photos: Ultimate Music Experience 2011

    Kate Levy This past weekend, organizers of the CHUN Capitol Hill People's Fair, with some help from the fine folks at Doghouse Music, hosted their annual Ultimate Music Experience (aka UMX) auditions at Bender's Tavern. For two full days, eighty some acts showcased their wares in hopes of landing a ... More >>

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    March 26, 2011

    Foodchain, Mr. Midas, Pries, Rockie, LKeys at Rockstar Lounge, 3/25/11

    Kate LevyPries doing his thing​ FOODCHAIN Mr. Midas, Pries, Rockie, LKeys 03.25.11 | Rockstar Lounge Last night at Rockstar Lounge, there was a plethora of rappers, instruments and singers on hand for a free show being touted as "history in the making" and featuring LKeys, Pries, Rockie, Mid ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Arm-wrestling agony! One writer's crushing defeat and subsequent redemption

    Bring it on, world. I've got numbers on my side.​In the grand tradition of pugilists like Rocky Balboa and, to a lesser extent, Rudy Ruettiger, I have a demanding workout routine: Every morning, I get up, eat four steaks, drink a dozen raw eggs directly from the blender, oil myself up and star ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    Photos: Drive-By Truckers at the Ogden, 3/18/11

    Kate Levy​ DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS With Heartless Bastards 03.18.11 | Ogden Theatre Last night at the Ogden Theatre, the Drive-By Truckers -- who have notable Denver ties, with guitar tech Damon Scott in tow and charged with overseeing the group's axes, many of which were custom crafted by master ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Photos: Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade

    ​It's purported to be the biggest St. Patrick's Day Parade west of the Mississippi (others have claimed it's the third-biggest in the country), and whether or not there's a whole lot of statistical validity to that designation, it's certain that it's a good time that involves wearing green and ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Photos: Lions at DIA portend of the vast Illuminati conspiracy

    Clever ruse, Bob Barker, but we know of your nefarious designs.​If there's one thing we've learned from Dan Brown, it's that, when the Illuminati get a vast conspiracy reaching to the very highest levels of the world's centers of power going on, they like to drop little hints about it. For exa ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Lions from Bolivia -- and Bob Barker from Hollywood! -- come to Colorado: A photo gallery

    Big pics below.​Yesterday, 25 abused lions from Bolivia arrived at DIA en route to Keenesburg's Wild Animal Sanctuary, subject of our 2008 feature article "Inside One of the Nation's Top Carnivore Sanctuaries." And they weren't alone. Accompanying them were CSI's Jorja Fox and The Price is Rig ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Furthur at 1STBANK, 2/12/11

    Kate Levy​ FURTHUR 02.12.11 | 1STBANK Center Almost a year after they played the reopening of the remodeled 1STBANK Center and just five months after its three night run at Red Rocks, Furthur, the Grateful Dead spin-off featuring Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia sound-ali ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Babes Around Denver audition to become Wicked Little Girls (PHOTOS)

    ​On Friday, Babes Around Denver tried out at Tracks to become dancers known as "Wicked Little Girls" -- and photog Kate Levy was there to capture the action, of which there was plenty this weekend. To check out shots of Fashion Denver's anniversary bash, the Mustache Festival at Vesta Dipping ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Hot geeks love Gary Busey?: Check out our Geek Bowl V photos and more weekend slideshows

    ​What is Gary Busey's mysterious appeal? Is it that he doesn't have any? Attempt to solve this puzzle by perusing photog Kate Levy's shots from Geek Bowl V at the Fillmore. And that's not all. Check out Raekwon at Summit Music Hall, RJD2 at the Gothic and more on our au courant slideshow page ... More >>

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    January 30, 2011

    Photos: RJD2 at the Gothic Theatre, 1/29/2011

    Photo: Kate LevyRJD2 last night at the Gothic Theatre. See full slideshow.​Philadelphia-based musician RJD2 played the Gothic Theatre last night, January 29, 2011. (The zombies performing during the RJD2 is MTHDS, of Denver.) Kate Levy brings back these photos: RJD2 at the Gothic Theatre

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    January 26, 2011

    Photos: Aspen Gay Ski Week got gay

    ​Proving definitively that nobody rocks a party like the gays rock a party, a teeming multitude of bears, twinks, butches, drag queens and the generally effete descended on Colorado's most celebrity-friendly resort town this week for the 34th Annual Aspen Gay Ski Week, and they didn't stop unt ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Last Night: Thrills and spills at Denver Big Air

    Photo by Kate LevyThe Armada Skis team (left to right: Spencer Milbocker, Alex Bellmare, Ben Moxham) wins the Nature Valley Big Air Challenge on the Denver Big Air ramp ​Let's face it: If you build a 106-foot launch tower and then send competitors -- some of them as young as 14 -- careening do ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    The Moolah Boyz are out to redefine the role and reception of the DJ in the clubs

    Kate LevyKDJ Above at Sutra​ You've seen them, separate or together, rocking parties or posted up, head-nodding to the music in packed clubs. DJ Ktone, DJ Top Shelf and KDJ Above, the trio of DJs who have joined ranks and formed a music contingent known as the Moolah Boyz, a crew that's out f ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Photos: Great Divide triple beer release party, 1/7/11

    Photo: Kate LevyGreat Divide brews, left to right: Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, Belgica and Grand Cru, which debuted on Friday.​Great Divide Brewing Co. released two beers and debuted a third at its Arapahoe Street headquarters last week. Photographer Kate Levy was there and brought back photos fr ... More >>

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    October 24, 2010

    Bassnectar kicks off U.S. tour at 1STBANK Center, 10/23/10

    Kate LevyLoirn Ashton, aka Bassnectar​ BASSNECTAR Dan Deacon • Ott, That 1 Guy • Brother Ali 10.23.10 | 1STBANK Center Full slideshow from Bassnectar at 1STBANK Center Lorin Ashton, the DJ and producer also known as Bassnectar, speaks loudly and carries a big bassline. Loosely defined a ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Harajuku Street Fashion photos will have you crying bloody tears in our slideshow roundup

    ​You didn't have to be a vampire to cry bloody tears at this weekend's Harajuku Street Fashion celebration at Hinterland -- just stylish. See Kate Levy's photos of the to-do along with other over-the-weekend happenings, including the "Haute & Naughty" Fashion Show at Suite 200 and the Orange R ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Muse dazzles crowd at Pepsi Center - 10.02.10

    Kate LevyMatthew Bellamy of Muse MUSE With Passion Pit 10.02.10 | Pepsi Center Pinpointing Muse's primary, uh, muse is neither difficult - if you said Bends/OK Computer-era Radiohead, give yourself a gold star -- nor particularly insightful to point out at this juncture. It's an old knock. Just th ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Babes Around Denver's Friday fun leads our weekend slideshows and photo galleries

    ​Babes Around Denver is the Mile High City's largest lesbian social group -- and members were socializing en masse on Friday night. Westword photog Kate Levy caught the action in one of several new slideshows. Check out a Scumbag Sundays roundup, First Friday on Santa Fe and Muse at the Pepsi ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Photos: Backstage at the Cover Model Finals at Suite 200, 9/14/10

    ​Local ladies vying to be the cover girl for Lotus Nightclub group's 2011 swimsuit calendar competed on September 15 at Suite 200. Kate Levy was in the dressing room and brings back these photos. File under nightlife, and most of these are OK to view at work, if your boss is OK with you lookin ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Nan Desu Kan anime convention photos were thoroughly unconventional: Slideshow roundup

    ​The scene was fantastical this weekend at the Marriott Denver Tech Center thanks to Nan Desu Kan, touted as the area's premier anime convention. Westword's Kate Levy captured a slideshow of the anime action -- and it's just one of several new photo galleries. Also check out the fifty best cos ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    21 Best Lady Gaga look-alikes from last night at the Pepsi Center and Tracks

    ​There's something to be said for a singer or band who can compel their fans to not just buy a T-shirt or sticker or button, but to actually dress like them, as well. Usually these fanatics, as a whole, earn a nickname like Army or Legion or Nation. With the pop's latest cult leader, Lady Gaga ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    2010 Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap up

    Kate LevyCheck out the slideshow for more pics from last night.​ Whoo boy! What a time we had last night. Every year, I'm always so energized after hosting the awards ceremony -- not to mention hungover (more on that in a minute). As I mentioned last night (numerous times, apparently), I'm re ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    BoomBox at Larimer Lounge: A Westword Music Showcase Pre-Party

    Kate Levy​ BoomBox played a very special DJ set last night at the Larimer Lounge for our penultimate Westword Music Showcase pre-party. The dance party was in full effect. One of our ace shutterbugs, Kate Levy, was on hand to immortalize the evening. See what you missed if you missed last nig ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Bra tattoo guy and other strange weekend sights

    Photo by Kate Levy​Our weekend started with dueling pianos, ended with a guy with a bra tatted on his chest, and was plenty busy in between, including a trip to Beta and the La Roux show at the Ogden. See photos of the mayhem at westword.com/slideshow.

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    May 17, 2010

    Mile High Madness: A celebration of hip-hop in the Mile High City

    Kate LevyCheck out our slide show for more photos from the night by Kate Levy.​ The Mile High Madness DVD release party proved that Hip Hop is not only alive and well in the Mile High City, but thriving. Presented by Big Joe Thunder and Box State Music, the DVD is Thunder's tenacious effort p ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Cinco de Mayo, First Friday led the way over the weekend

    Kate LevyFirst Friday at Tracks nighclub.​Westword.com's nightlife photographers emerged from their weekly hibernation and ventured into the night over the weekend, capturing Denver in its natural state (drunk and happy). See the fruits of their labor on the slideshow page.

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    May 3, 2010

    Strippers wearing mustaches and dogs wearing sunglasses: Just another weekend in Denver

    Kate Levy​Another Monday morning. Ugh. However, should you desire to relive the weekend vicariously through the lens of Westword.com's photographers, you're in for a treat: Along with a DJ competition at the Walnut Room, the Pirate Signal's release party at the Marquis and some general drunke ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Caffeine, an Underwear Party, and Snuggies: Well, that was quite a weekend

    Kate Levy​ Holy undergarments: That was one hell of a weekend. It started on Thursday with an underwear party at Tracks Nightclub (NSFW), and the Hip Chicks Out and Heaven and Hell parties. It continued Friday when Twiztid and the upstanding citizens of the ICP scene descended on the Ogden ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Underwear Party, Caffeine and Snuggies: Well, that was quite a weekend

    Kate Levy​ Aaron Thackeray​Holy undergarments: That was one hell of a weekend. It started on Thursday with an underwear party at Tracks Nightclub (NSFW), and the Hip Chicks Out and Heaven and Hell parties. It continued Friday when Twizted and the upstanding citizens of the ICP scene de ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Busting beers at home and in Austin: Over the Weekend

    ​Another Monday. Ugh. Not sure if reliving the weekend will make it better or worse, but we don't have much of a choice, do we? So, without further ado, some shit that happened between last Friday and now: • Kate Levy threw down at the Wrangler's Sunday Beer Bust. • Kiernan Maletsky shoo ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Last Night: St. Patrick's Day Debauchery

    ​ The dust is settling on the drunkest holiday of the year. And today you have a choice: you can relive with exactly 100 of the night's best photos spread over three slideshows, or you can work. Aaron Thackeray was there for Kegs and Eggs at Lodo's and still found time to get to Pat's and Cr ... More >>

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