Jack Kerouac visited Five Points when it was at its most vibrant, when it was the heart not just of Denver's African American community, but of the entire Rocky Mountain West, when the Rossonian Hotel and other jazz clubs in the area were must-stops for black entertainers crossing the country. As Ke ... More >>
The Rossonian Hotel turns 100 this year, and so far, there hasn't been much to celebrate. This former hotel in the very heart of Five Points, at the intersection of five streets in Denver's historic black neighborhood, was once filled with the sounds of the country's greatest jazz talent. Jack Kerou ... More >>
The Rossonian Hotel turns 100 this year, and so far, there hasn't been much to celebrate. This former hotel in the very heart of Five Points, at the intersection of five streets in Denver's historic black neighborhood, was once filled with the sounds of the country's greatest jazz talent. But the la ... More >>
Yes he was.Jack Kerouac was here. He came here and wrote about it in On the Road, his most enduring work, and fell in love with Denver to the extent that, at one point, he actually bought a house in Lakewood. Yes, Kerouac was indeed here, but one thing that will not be here, apparently, is Fr ... More >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
The Rossonian Hotel is just beyond the 500-foot, no-liquor line.As we reported yesterday in Cafe Bites, there have been numerous roadblocks to the redevelopment of the strip of Welton Street that's at the heart of Five Points -- some anticipated, some surprising. The most recent? The Tubman H ... More >>
Five Points gets jazzed for this years festival.
Crossroads Theater resurrects the Rossonian.
Can a white woman with ties to Dune, Keanu Reeves and Burning Man effectively represent Denver’s historically black city council district?
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
Here's something to do in Denver when you're dead: stay famous.
Tan Dun's Passion merges cultures
Bluesman Willie Houston turns a junkyard into a juke joint.
From the week of March 15, 2001
A new development in Five Points could help the city sell the old Rossonian Hotel.
Jazz makes a comeback in Five Points while the venerable Rossonian Hotel sits and waits.
Painting the town with Count Bacon
A local pathologist takes time out from real-life cancer-fighting to do some fictional crime-fighting.
A CASH-FLUSH CITY AGENCY MEASURES SUCCESS--AND CONTROVERSY--ONE INVESTMENT AT A TIME.
THE CITY OF DENVER HAS SUNK MORE THAN $2 MILLION INTO THE HISTORIC ROSSONIAN HOTEL. BUT CHECK OUT ITS ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT PLAN.