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Occupy Denver initiates plan to recall Mayor Michael Hancock

5 years ago by Kelsey Whipple
The past two weeks have been a strange time in the lifespan of Occupy Denver. The absence of regular police altercations opens a different arena of political potential, and a strict legal response to donations and support has discouraged both while decreasing numbers. Some media outlets suggest giving up. But...
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The New Kirkland Museum Breaks Ground, Will Elevate Denver's Art Scene

1 year ago by Michael Paglia
The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is one of this city's great cultural treasures, and tomorrow, September 10, developers will break ground on a new facility for the museum, at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Bannock Street. Dedicated not only to the preservation and exhibition of the...
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YouTube stars battle for money and creative control

4 years ago by Tessa Stuart
The video titled "Thank you, I will miss you guys" is barely more than a minute long — all one shaky, handheld shot trained on the face of then-21-year-old Ben Vacas. Vacas, known online as Braindeadly, has big brown eyes, a faux-hawk, a stubbly goatee and a British accent, discernible...
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Walmart opponents ask Colorado Boulevard Healthcare District for a place at the podium

4 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
While the area around the new University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is booming, the buildings CU left behind a decade ago stand abandoned, and the property is now on its third developer. The city is ready for something, anything, to go there. Well, maybe not anything, say the Walmartyrs...
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The five best jazz shows in Colorado this month

4 years ago by Jon Solomon
While September was a stellar month for nationally known jazz talent coming through town, October has some equally compelling acts, including legendary bassist Ron Carter, forward-thinking trio the Bad Plus, acclaimed pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Lionel Loueke. Keep reading for a full rundown of this month's five best jazz...
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Occupy Denver tent city torn down: Anarchists remain, homeless sleep through action

5 years ago by Kelsey Whipple
Editor's note: Kelsey Whipple was at the scene of the former Occupy Denver tent city this morning. She phoned in updates. Update: As we broke from the scene, one protester sat reading Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago while a drive-by supporter blasted Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" out his...
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Occupy Denver hearing update: Should First Amendment let people do anything they want?

5 years ago by Kelsey Whipple
Today's hearing over an Occupy Denver lawsuit targeting the city and county the group calls home began promptly with a look at the group's history. Protester and photographer Tanner Spendley took the stand to get at the bleeding heart of why the plaintiff has filed an injunction to protect what...
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Slam poet Suzi Q. Smith brought a national championship to Denver

5 years ago by Kelsey Whipple
When I laugh, I mean it. Loud and from my belly. Throw my head back, shake my hair And even show the generous gap between my two front teeth. It is when I am quiet that it is time to pay attention. When I am quiet something big is about...
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On the Record

10 years ago by Dave Herrera
Over the past twelve months, ten very different releases have dominated my personal playlist. And although 2006 still has three weeks left, I doubt that anything coming out in that time will knock off these personal bests. 1. TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain (Interscope). Critical consensus suggests...
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Inside Out There

18 years ago by Thomas Peake
Marc Sabatella is camped on a slippery musical slope. He refers to this location as the "outside shore" of today's jazz mainstream, and it's an apt metaphor. The 33-year-old Fort Collins-based pianist and bandleader isn't immersed in these waters, but he drinks deeply from them on a regular basis. Second...

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