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A Very Happy Hundredth Birthday for the Emily Griffith Opportunity School

16 days ago by Patricia Calhoun
Happy birthday to the Emily Griffith Opportunity School, which the legendary educator founded in Denver a hundred years ago today. Griffith, who'd gotten her start as a substitute teacher in Denver Public Schools, created a ground-breaking program open to people of all ages, from all economic and ethnic backgrounds. The...

Emily Griffith Opportunity School $26 Million Deal a Lesson in Patience

1 month ago by Patricia Calhoun
Today the Board of Education of Denver Public Schools is slated to vote on the sale of the Emily Griffith property at 1250 Welton Street to Stonebridge Companies for $26,100,000. Legendary Denver educator Emily Griffith would probably give this deal an A — although for a long time, it looked...

First Look: Fed Rez's "Danver" Is an Ode to Growing Up in the Mile High City

11 days ago by Bree Davies
When it comes to the story of Denver, there are many different versions. For the members of hip-hop group Fed Rez, the tale of the Mile High City is all about the westside — and food. Lots and lots of Mexican food. Its latest track, "Danver" name-checks Tamale Kitchen and Tacos...

After Ten Years, Pierce the Veil Expands Horizons to High Elevation Rock Festival

18 days ago by Brett Callwood
The High Elevation Rock Festival at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 10, puts forth quite the smorgasbord of heavy music. Local alt-metal chanteuse Lola Black and hairy Southern metallers the Texas Hippie Coalition sit alongside industrial pioneers Ministry and metal giants Avenged Sevenfold. And somewhere awkwardly in between it...

The Tomorrow Makers: An After-School Project Becomes an Epic Adventure

2 months ago by Alan Prendergast
Marcos Garibay wasn't really planning on launching a multi-volume cinematic franchise, in the tradition of such dystopic sci-fi series as Hunger Games and Divergent, when he took a job as a paraprofessional at Dupont Elementary in Commerce City three years ago.  He wasn't even sure if he wanted a career...

Widow of John Sherwood, Skier Who Died at Breck, Sues Teen Over Fatal Collision

3 days ago by Michael Roberts
In recent days, we told you about a surprising ski-resort death: Hansi Brenninger, an expert skier who worked as an instructor at Aspen Mountain, was killed during a visit with his son to a ski area in Park City, Utah. Today brings another story that's as unusual as it is tragic...

Twenty Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar for September 23-25

2 days ago by Ben Landreth
DISH, Westword's annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, will be dishing up food and fun in Sculpture Park on Sunday. But there are plenty of other events around town where you can whet your appetite for the main course, from Oktoberfest parties to the big DSTILL showcase. Keep reading...

Did Police Actions Reported by Broncos' Brandon Marshall Actually Happen?

2 days ago by Michael Roberts
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has gotten plenty of attention in these parts and nationally for taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem to highlight racial inequality, social injustice and fatal police shootings — a move taken in solidarity with his former University of Nevada teammate, San...

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg Brings His Trio Invisible Guy to His Home Town

2 days ago by Jon Solomon
Clarinetist Ben Goldberg, a Denver native who has been a longtime Bay Area resident, has worked in the avant-garde world heavies like John Zorn, Nels Cline and Myra Melford. He also formed the New Klezmer Trio in 1992, was part of the acoustic chamber group Tin Hat and has led...

Reviewed: Water by the Spoonful, Murder Ballad, Suddenly Last Summer (All Closing), Three More

3 days ago by Juliet Wittman
Buntport Theater Company is kicking off the fall season by bringing back Middle Aged People Sitting in Boxes;  the show opens tomorrow. Here's our capsule review of the original production: A clothesline on which tops and bras are hung spans the stage. Other than that, the set consists of four shrouded...


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