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Ken Hamblin

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    November 3, 2014

    Photos: How Did Your Costume Compare to Those at Coloween and Lipgloss?

    Halloween fell on a Friday this year, which meant double the fun for anyone with a good costume and a desire to party. And dancing trick-or-treaters pulled out all the stops at a couple of events around town. Westword photographer Brandon Marshall captured the action at City Hall, where Riff Raff an ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Photos: Oktoberfest at Prost Brewing Brought Out Steins and Good Times

    Prost Brewing, which boasts a massive brewhouse made in Germany in the 1960s and some of the best German-style craft beers in Denver, celebrated Oktoberfest this past weekend by tapping its own Marzen beer. Lederhosen and dirndls were in full effect, as was Westword photographer Ken Hamblin, who bro ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Photos: The USA Pro Challenge Races Into a Fabulous Finale at Civic Center Park

    After mastering a grueling and spectacular seven-stage route through scenic valleys and over mountain passes, the cyclists of the USA Pro Challenge 2014 rolled into town for an urban finale on Denver streets. Not surprisingly, U.S. cyclist Tejay Van Garderen rode away with the overall title for the ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Photos: Taking steps against HIV/AIDS at the 2014 Colorado AIDS Walk

    Thousands of runners, walkers, mutts and whole families hit the streets around Cheesman Park Saturday for the annual AIDS Walk Colorado, before celebrating their stamina in hot and sunny conditions with a festival in the park. Side events included a volleyball tournament and the Diva Dash Stiletto F ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Photos: Skaters in Togas at Roll's Animal House on Wheels

    John Belushi was surely in the building for this month's Roll at the Exdo Event Center: The August edition of Denver's roller disco was all about the classic comedy Animal House, with costumes and antics to match -- on wheels! Keep reading to see what was skating around the rink on Friday night. Al ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Photos: The rainbow colors of Denver PrideFest

    In 2014, the members of Denver's LGBTQ community have a lot to celebrate. But their political struggles aren't over, either. And that's what Denver PrideFest was all about this past weekend: a blend of celebrating and raising voices toward an improved future. Thousands gathered in Civic Center Park ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Photos: 4 Noses Brewing in Broomfield celebrates its grand opening

    The brand-new 4 Noses Brewing in Broomfield held its grand opening party last weekend with several beers on tap, including a few special firkins. There were also food trucks and live music -- all the hallmarks of a new brewery party. Westword photographer Ken Hamblin was there, and brought back thes ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    NORAD Dance Bar is closing at the end of May

    In June of 2012, Preston Douglas opened the doors of NORAD Dance Bar in hopes of redirecting the ears of listeners to the underground sounds of house, deep house, and techno music. Since then, it has become a fixture in Denver's growing dance and electronic scene, welcoming fans for sell-out nights ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Photos: Brufrou toasted food and beer last weekend

    The first annual BrüFrou beer and food pairing event went down last Saturday at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Lowry. There were forty Colorado breweries paired with dishes from forty Front Range chefs, along with music and big airplanes. Westword photographer Ken Hamblin was ther ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Defend your Record Store Day purchases!

    Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Photos: Tracks on wax at the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo 2014

    Big K Productions, which celebrated its twenty years of putting on record shows last year, kicked off the Denver Record Collectors Expo's next twenty as fans stampeded into the ballroom at the Northglenn Ramada Sunday in search of musical holy grail. The platter-covered vendor tables served up every ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Photos: DISTLL Showcase 2014

    DSTILL, a week-long celebration of artisan spirits, took place last week with tastings, panels and tours. The series wrapped up on March 13 with the Showcase, a tasting featuring some fifty liquor producers at McNichols Building Westword photographer Ken Hamblin was there to capture all the spirits ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    Photos: Cocktails and prom gowns at the LUPEC Sweetheart Prom

    LUPEC, aka Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails, tend to get tipsy together, though often in the name of charity. On Saturday night, the girls (and their dashing dates) dressed to the nines, tattoos and all, in vintage prom wear, corsages and big smiles for the Sweetheart Prom, ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Photos: Boulder's first recreational pot shop celebrates its grand opening

    Last week, we told you about the soft launch of Terrapin Care Station, Boulder's first recreational marijuana store. But days after our post, TCS celebrated its grand opening in style, with a ribbon-cutting courtesy of Boulder City Councilman Macon Cowles, seen here with owner Christopher Woods, and ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Review: DeVotchKa at Gothic Theatre, 10/31/13

    DEVOTCHKA at GOTHIC THEATRE |10/31/12 Nick Urata was quite engaging throughout last night's show, but one of the most compelling moments came when he introduced a song as one written by one of the band's heroes. The tune wasn't immediately recognizable, as the band had expertly reworked the song to ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Photos: Here's what Halloween in Denver looked like last night through our photographers' lenses

    It was a wild night last night in Denver. Though we're sure no one needs to tell you that. You're probably just barely recovering from spending an hour this morning washing off the grease paint and chugging your coffee trying to shake off that hangover. Amirite? A trio of our resident shutterbugs we ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Photos: 710 Cup celebrates Denver's dab culture

    Torches, hot glass and oil took over the Wright Group Event Center this weekend as America's first dab festival, the 710 Cup, hit Denver. The three-day competition pitted the state's best extract technicians against each other to see who had the best hash, and it served as a giant meeting place for ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Photos: PrideFest 2013 puts pride on parade

    Yesterday, we shared a 2013 PrideFest photo sampler based on images captured by Ken Hamblin on day one of the annual extravaganza. Afterward, though, Hamblin came through with a slew of additional pics from day two, with lotsa great shots of the PrideFest parade -- including the hilarious protest of ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Photos: Denver PrideFest 2013 takes pride in the name of love

    Each year, Denver PrideFest rolls into town, transforming the Mile High City into one of the most lively, vibrant, colorful and joyous places on the planet -- and the latest version was no exception. Photog Ken Hamblin was on hand to capture the scene. Below, find a sampling of his images from day ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Raj Chohan leaving Colorado Inside Out and becoming a Weld County prosecutor

    Raj Chohan is a pro. While working -- hard -- as a reporter at CBS4, he was also attending law school. When he became a full-time lawyer, it was definitely a loss to journalism -- but at least viewers got to watch him every Friday, as the host of Colorado Inside Out, Colorado Public Television's pub ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Pierre Jimenez, longtime Colorado Inside Out member, will always be part of TV family

    ​Decades ago, when marketers started touting "the television family," they were talking about all the network people who'd show up in your living room every day.

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    June 30, 2009

    Ken Hamblin remembers Alan Berg 25 years later

    Ken Hamblin, during his days as the "Black Avenger." This month marks the 25th anniversary of KOA radio personality Alan Berg's murder. But despite this substantial passage of time, Ken Hamblin, Berg's friend and colleague, still gets emotional when he thinks about the evening when he broke the new ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 30 edition

    See you next month. Today in Backbeat Online: • Rabbit is a Sphere giving away entire discography. • Michael Jackson's single, bedazzled glove: What's up with that? • MP3 Freeloader: The Nautical Mile Sunday, July 5 at hi-dive. • CacheFlowe's "Computer World" video. • Download a track f ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Don't touch that dial!

    The tipster poured her story into my ear, a long, involved tale of bureaucrats behaving badly. "I'll talk to the writers and see if we can get that in the paper," I told her. "Oh, I don't care about the paper," she said. "I want it on TV." Since I was on the very first episode of Channel 12's Col ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Words Get in the Way

    If the news is offensive, how does local media report it? Very carefully.

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    August 24, 2000

    Urban Renewal

    How could an R&B outlet become the most popular radio station in Denver? The little girls understand.

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    March 23, 2000

    The John and Patsy Show

    The Ramseys make the talk-show circuit rounds.

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    November 18, 1999

    Man Without a City

    Ken Hamblin says he's a stranger in his hometown.

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    A Hamblin You Can Dance To

    Ken Hamblin III, aka DJ K-NEE, on the shaping of Denver nightlife in the Nineties.

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