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Review: The Glass Menagerie Is Shiny But Shallow at the Denver Center

4 days ago by Juliet Wittman
The room, with its floor of lighted squares, seems small and isolated in darkness. It’s edged by the black metal railings of the fire escape. This is St. Louis, where author Tennessee Williams grew up, during the impoverished years of the 1930s, and The Glass Menagerie is autobiographical, a memory...
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The Preservery Captures the Flavor and Energy of the New West

19 days ago by Gretchen Kurtz
When I travel, I plan my days around meals, not sights. Doesn’t a lemon granita, with lemons plucked from a nearby grove and turned into a tart slushie, say as much about the gentle breezes of Sorrento —and the lifestyle of those lucky enough to call it home — as...
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Photos: A Taste of Colorado Returns to Civic Center Park

21 days ago by Westword
On Friday the 33rd annual A Taste of Colorado unpacked in Civic Center Park, where the fun will continue through Labor Day. Hungry for a turkey leg? Want to buy some Colorado art? Listen to big-name bands? Get down to Civic Park, where gates open at 10:30 a.m. today and tomorrow...
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Tour and Taste at the Denver Performing Arts Complex Saturday

18 days ago by Westword
The fall arts season is under way, and the Denver Performing Arts Complex is offering a major sneak peak on Saturday morning — complete with mimosas — that promises to show you where the stars of Book of Mormon get ready, as well as the secret passages that ballerinas use to...
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The Five Best Street-Art Events in Denver in September

12 days ago by Lindsey Bartlett
September should just be called urban art month in the Mile High City because there are so many amazing, mural-centered events over the next few weeks.  The biggest and best is always saved for the end of the sunny season: The Crush, the annual repainting of RiNo, this round featuring...
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Phantom Circus: Out of Adversity Comes Art

23 days ago by Ana Campbell
Often it is the case that from bad comes good. For Natalie Brown, it took a few slipped discs, a natural disaster, the untimely death of a loved one and the Great Recession to find her calling: the Phantom Circus, the performance group she founded that will debut at the Oriental...
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There Are No More "First-Ever" Art or Music Festivals in Denver

18 days ago by Bree Davies
The area once known as "that place outside downtown, close to the Coliseum and the Pepsi plant" was christened River North and reconstituted as the River North (RiNo) Art District more than a decade ago — long before real estate began its steady scorch up Brighton Boulevard and the rebranding...
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Review: Rhythm & Roots Dances Into the Denver Art Museum

25 days ago by Michael Paglia
Over the summer, the Denver Art Museum has presented shows and events about dance — not something ordinarily associated with fine art, since dance’s defining characteristic is movement, and few fine-art forms move. The programming has all been inspired by Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art; mounted on level...
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Kayvan Khalatbari Announces Art&, an Event Connecting Art...and Everything Else

25 days ago by Westword
Kayvan Khalatbari is a serial entrepreneur. He first landed on our radar with Sexy Pizza, a venture that helped found more ventures, including Sexpot Comedy, which in turn fed Denver's growing comedy scene, and Denver Relief, one of Denver's first dispensaries. This month he sold Denver Relief to Willie Nelson...
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Review: Performance on Paper Dances Into the Denver Art Museum

2 months ago by Michael Paglia
This summer, the Denver Art Museum is presenting several exhibits devoted to dance; DAM curators are mounting shows within their specialties that somehow touch on that topic. Though it might seem like a stretch for Darrin Alfred, the curator of architecture, design and graphics, to come up with something relevant...

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