When choosing a costume, creativity is key, especially if you want to avoid cliché pop culture choices or the same old traditional options. This Halloween, why not look for inspiration around our great city, with its never-ending stream of colorful characters, iconic symbols and inside jokes? Here ... More >>
The Unsinkable Molly Brown is one of the Denver Center Theatre Company's most ambitious productions in its thirty-year history: The company has spared neither pains nor expense in having Meredith Willson's 1960 musical reworked and remounted -- and the results are impressive. See also: The Unsinkab ... More >>
With a newly revised script and lyrics by Dick Scanlan, it's been smooth sailing for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which continues Denver Center Theatre Company run until October 26 Westword spoke with Scanlan just before the show premiered last week, and he talked about how The Unsinkable Molly Brown ... More >>
Margaret Tobin Brown was not the perky, Debbie Reynolds-like character from The Unsinkable Molly Brown. In fact, she was not even known as Molly when she lived in Denver. The "Indomitable Mrs. James J. Brown" might have been a better nickname, since despite being snubbed by this city's society maven ... More >>
For the updated version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which will kick off the new Denver Center Theatre Company season this fall, the DCTC has cast Beth Malone, an unsinkable Colorado native, in the starring role. Malone began her career as a teenager playing roles at the Country Dinner Playhouse a ... More >>
Though Molly Brown's fame lies with the sinking of the Titanic, the Molly Brown House Museum's summer exhibit, "A Call to Arms," aims to show her place in history beyond the boat by focusing on her involvement in World War I. Some of the artifacts include several original Red Cross nurses uniforms ... More >>
Halloween is less than two weeks away, and the Mile High City is already in the mood for spooky celebrations. From not-so-scary haunted train rides to pumpkin-carving contests, bouncy castles, skydiving demonstrations and, of course, a whole lot of candy, we've rounded up some great family-friendly ... More >>
If seeing all the students heading back to school has you longing for fresh notebooks and classroom walls, you can satisfy that desire for education without heavy tuition costs. Whether you want to hear about astrobiology from professors at the Deer Pile, take a tour to find out more about Molly Bro ... More >>
Well, it's a wrap. The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are now officially in the books. The Bluebird was packed, and, man, what a good time. Drinks, food, friends -- what else do you need? Next to the Showcase itself, this is one of the best nights for local music all year. Plenty o ... More >>
For the little bit of time I spent living in New York City, there were many times when I found myself homesick for Colorado. The only things that seemed to quell the unnecessary self-sorrow were trips to Target and McDonald's. Those places were reminders of my somewhat suburban American existence, a ... More >>
The half-life of plutonium is 20,000 years -- and it looks like books about plutonium have a long shelf-life, too. When Kristen Iversen decided to write about growing up in the shadow of Rocky Flats, she "wasn't sure it would get published," she says, even though she'd had earlier success with her b ... More >>
The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase is here! Today in the Golden Triangle, more than 150 acts are slated to perform on sixteen stages throughout the neighborhood. Break out your red pen and chart out your course: Here's the most up-to-date list of who's playing where and when. Keep reading ... More >>
THE DONT'S AND BE CAREFULS @ HI-DIVE | 8/31/12 The Don'ts and Be Carefuls have never been ones to skimp on their emotional generosity on stage. So in that regard, this final performance was not that much different from the band's already high standard. But it was just a notch better because on this ... More >>
Visit Denver has a new mobile app designed to lure vacationers to Mile High City hotspots through a series of "dares:" Complete a "Denver Dare" and you'll earn a Facebook badge. So what are these terrifying tasks, these death-defying deeds? Here's a hint: One of them involves the Celestial Seasoning ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinAchille LauroUMS on S. BROADWAY | 07/23-24/11I started out Saturday with the Yes We Cans' appearance at Moe's Barbecue at 3 p.m., a staid set that seemed to reflect the early hour of the gig. With ballads composed of minor chords and heavily reverbed guitar effects, the Colorado ... More >>
Café Society's obsession with the quest for a Colorado cocktail dates back to the day when Rich Grant of Visit Denver got a call from a reporter for a national magazine who was looking for the quintessential Colorado drink to include in a story about landmark libations. But while some towns ... More >>
Evalyn Walsh McLean was famous for the blowouts she threw on short notice at the Brown Palace for Denver's society swells -- ice elephants filled with caviar, Bollinger '26, dance bands, the works. But in the depths of the Depression she took the Hope diamond to pawnshops to try to keep her p ... More >>
Since we're in the process of compiling picks for our annual Moovers and Shakers issue next week, we thought we'd put together a link guide of everything we've reviewed this year thus far. Even though it shouldn't be at this point, it's always a bit staggering to reflect upon just how many ... More >>
iamlala.com If the Nuggets lose Carmelo Anthony in a complicated trade deal, our fair city will lose another asset, too: Melo's wife, the fabulous La La Vazquez, she of the custom pink Range Rover, gold Gucci heels and VH1 reality show. Because while Denver has a trendy bike share program, l ... More >>
Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, KBCO's Local Edition, KCSU, The Colorado Sound, which originates at K ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, 99.5 t ... More >>
We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. No sleep till Mon ... More >>
Alan Alda, Accordion Crimes and I Sank Molly Brown Friday, January 15th, 2010 hi-dive Tom MurphyI Sank Molly Brown Opening the show was I Sank Molly Brown. When I had seen the band on previous occasions, I was never impressed. So it came as something of a surprise when the song that began M ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonJessica Brakey, who was at the center of Julie Jargon's award-winning Air Force Academy feature.It's the time of the decade when we look back at the events that stood out from the more typical sound and fury of life in general. But a simple list of incidents doesn't rev ... More >>
Bryce BoyerFlashback: Yonnas Abraham and DJ Awhat! (Alejandro Martinez) of the Pirate Signal were profiled this past JuneIn case you haven't noticed, we're all about local music. Surely, that's no huge revelation to anyone. After all, we do spend the bulk of our lives immersed in the sounds a ... More >>
The Don'ts & Be Carefuls, Pep*Squad, Josephine and the Mousepeople, Lungs They Burn, I Sank Molly Brown Friday, December 4, 2009 The Meadowlark Better Than: Butt Shakin' So it was mostly a big dance party at Denver's Most Intimate Venue, the sort of night where you show your approval with a ... More >>
Photo by Felicia Sheumaker We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the co ... More >>
Denver Union Station: Portal to Progress - Trailer from Havey Productions on Vimeo.As plans move forward to transform Denver Union Station into a modern transit hub, folks want to make sure the old depot's past doesn't get left behind. The latest effort is a new documentary called Denver Union Stati ... More >>
Historical Tweets, a website that imagines what historical figures -- from George Washington to Urkel -- would have tweeted on Twitter, recently waded into familiar territory with the above offering between El Capitano and Denver's Molly Brown. So one burning question has been answered. But here's ... More >>
Alliance Françaises French Summer Soiree is back.
A new documentary revisits Molly Brown.
The Titanic sets sail.
The Black Pack shatters labels with laughter.
Oh, thank heaven
American tall tale gallops across these pages
Two new seafood restaurants could each prove quite a catch.