We've known for a while that we have some amazingly talented burlesque performers in this city. But now, the rest of the planet has been put on notice: Earlier this month, Denver burlesque cutie Midnite Martini (aka Kim Townsend) was crowned Miss Exotic World in Las Vegas at the annual showcase even ... More >>
This Friday, October 11, Taylor Gonda and Kevin O'Brien of the These Things Matter podcast will defend Waiting for Godot as actor Brian Colonna and comedian Andrew Orvedahl bring it for Waiting for Guffman in "Debating for Guffman," the first off-kilter entertainment pairing of the 2013 Black Sheep ... More >>
#42: Cora Vette Cora Vette, aka Reyna Von Vette, is larger than life, with a big sassy voice, a ribald sense of humor and a sparkly way with a needle and thread, which all come in handy when she tackles her many roles as a burlesque-show hostess-with-the-mostest, costume-maker and show-tune belter. ... More >>
In the new millennium, modernism is something of a conundrum. As immediate as it is retro, the mid-century ethos of streamlined design and space-age concerns is enjoying something of a style renaissance. Blame Mad Men if you must, but mid-century is cool again. That explains why Dana Cain's Denver M ... More >>
#51: Winnie Wenglewick Winnie Wenglewick of Denver's Dangerous Theatre is a theatrical Jill-of-all-trades who came by her profession through the back door: ten years of volunteering with a Florida fringe festival. With no formal training, she's turned Dangerous into a working, if struggling, entity ... More >>
#52: Michelle Baldwin Seems like burlesque shows are a dime a dance these days in Denver. But back in the twentieth century, real vintage burlesque had pretty much died out here, along with the Curtis Street girly shows of a bygone era, after changing times and urban renewal wiped away downtown's t ... More >>
High school prom was magical for some and less than spectacular for others, but the wonderful women of LUPEC -- Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails -- want to give everyone a second (or third) chance at the defining teenage moment. This Saturday, January 12, the group is invi ... More >>
In this week's Behind the Bar interview, Ghost Plate & Tap consulting bartender Michelle Baldwin -- who also goes by burlesque name Vivienne VaVoom -- weighs in on punch, a party that warped the floors and the ladies' organization that bonds over cocktails while doing good in its community.
Blue skies reigned at Saturday's Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market in Berkeley Park, where more than 100 craft and flea market vendors set up their tents in a parking lot at 46th Avenue and Tennyson Street. That noted, it couldn't have been a more beautiful day for mother-daughter bonding, peop ... More >>
Along with recurring last-week-of-the-month events, like Great Divide's ever-popular Beer & Cheese Pairing, and weekly events, like Uptown Brothers' Medicinal Mondays, this week's calendar is packed with benefit breakfasts, a new cooking class for singles, and Boulder's Taste of Pearl. Here's ... More >>
A new film follows women learning the art of the tease.
Check out Andrew Novicks one-man treasure trove.
Letters from the week of 4/17/2008
Undercover cops learn a revealing lesson at Pink Elephant.
I have realized the greatest dream of every attention-starved American. I was on reality TV. It wasn't MTV's booze-fueled LoDo soap opera, but rather the home-improvement show that refuses to die: TLC's Trading Spaces. That's how Westword contributor Michelle Baldwin starts her account of being a ... More >>
TV or not TV? That was the question.
Vivienne VaVoom will unleash your inner exotic dancer.
Longmont breaks out the bikes for winter.
There’s plenty to enjoy along Upper 15th Street.
Local filmmakers bust out the guts and gore for Halloween.
Hunger Artists revive the original shockmeister.
There are vampires galore at Starz.
Bring out your best sneaks for the Bannock Street block party.
Folks get a peek at the new Ellie.
The docs are in the house.
"Alice's Restaurant" is open for business again.
Strip and tell at Bender's Tavern.
The Denver Polo Classic downplays snob appeal.
Drink it all in with the ladies of LUPEC.
Michelle Baldwin and her troupe have peel appeal.
The girls get down to basics at Ooh La La’s $pend a Night in Vega$.
Madams and Mayhem brings back the bad old days of Denver nightlife.
Anonymous 4 tour comes to Denver
Rainbow Sugar receives a sweet embrace from French audiences. Ooh la la!
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
If you're bringing something back, why not burlesque?
June 24 - 30, 1999
June 17 - 23, 1999