Art collector and Green Box Arts Festival founder Christian Keesee was so intrigued when he first saw the work of Tomás Saraceno at the Venice Biennale that he later purchased the artist's giant installation "Cloud City." He has since loaned that piece to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (for a very ... More >>
Since the early '80s, residents of cities around the world have assembled on June 21 in their individual town centers in celebration of World Music Day. The event is known here as Make Music Denver, and tomorrow our music-centric community will come together with over 300 musicians playing their hea ... More >>
When Snooze co-owner Brianna Borin spoke out in support of the urban camping ban at a city council hearing two weeks ago, Occupy Denver members took offense and launched a morning-long rally against the restaurant spot -- which employed four homeless individuals inside at that very moment. Days late ... More >>
Breakfast and politics don't always mix -- but Occupy Denver waits for no muffin. After Brianna Borin, co-owner of downtown early-morning eatery Snooze, spoke in "strong favor" of the proposed (and preliminarily passed) urban camping ban at last Monday's eight-hour City Council meeting, the local mo ... More >>
"Everyone take a deep breath." So began today's first public meeting about the proposed urban camping ban, organized by City Council's Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in front of a group so large it breached fire code. While organizers stressed its purpose as an informational mee ... More >>
Supporting the arts is just good business. That's the basic message of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, which was founded in 1985 and has grown to over 130 members, just announced the finalists for the 25th annual CBCA Business for the Arts Awards. And not only does this award come with ... More >>
14th Street tourist.Yesterday was not a good time to tour downtown. As city officials jumped in pedicabs to check out the newly refurbished 14th Street, which runs along the edge of downtown starting at Market Street, quite a welcoming committee was waiting at the other end of what's also odd ... More >>
Rollie Heath.In the run-up to yesterday's election, Rollie Heath, chief backer of the Proposition 103 education tax, told us the vote would be "very, very close." But it wasn't -- and its statewide defeat was joined in misery by Initiative 300, which would have mandated paid sick days in Den ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: Denver Zombie Crawl frontman Danny Newman's zeroing in on a count for this past weekend's spectacle, and the total looks to be between 14,000 and 16,000 participants and spectators. That crushes the Zombie Crawl record set in Seattle earlier this year and is around doub ... More >>
Denver has a lively downtown -- sometimes too lively, if you're on the 16th Street Mall at prime begging time -- and it promises to get even better if the Downtown Denver Partnership makes good on its vow to bring a public market to the center of town.
Colleen Don Dero got a taste of Colorado recently, but she didn't like it much. Several decades ago, the Colorado native moved to Phoenix, where she runs a hat and T-shirt company called It's All About the Head. The apparel features the company's name as a slogan alongside a mug of beer over ... More >>
When he kicked off Denver ArtsWeek earlier this month, Mayor John Hickenlooper echoed former Governor Dick "Duty to Die" Lamm when he told the crowd, "We all have a duty to shop." Now Denverites will get a chance to put their money where Hick's mouth is, when the mayor and assorted city boos ... More >>
The Colorado History Museum has put these Homeland Security tees on ice until the Columbus Day contention cools down.