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First Look: Angelo's Taverna and Carboy Winery Bring Wine and Pasta to Littleton

13 days ago by Westword
In 2013, Craig Jones and Eric Hyatt took over Angelo's Pizza on East Sixth Avenue, giving the space and menu an overhaul and renaming it Angelo's Taverna. Pizza and pasta stayed true to the original, which was opened by the Laveo family in 1974, but oysters and housemade limoncello were among...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Melissa Benoist: Before Supergirl, She Was Cinderella (and More) in Littleton

11 months ago by Michael Roberts
Last night, American television viewers got a chance to see the debut of the CBS series Supergirl — the first major network series built around a female superhero since Wonder Woman, which debuted way back in 1975. The first episode eschewed the gloom of The Dark Knight and other recent cinematic depictions...
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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...
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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...
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Twenty-One Insane Murals in RiNo From Colorado Crush 2016

2 days ago by Lindsey Bartlett
Colorado Crush 2016 may be over, but the murals that recently bloomed in the RiNo Art District aren't going anywhere.  Nearly eighty artists made this year's event the most successful ever. Since Crush balances street-art and graffiti, it can sometimes feel as though the event's at odds with itself, given...
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The Ten Best Irish Pubs in Metro Denver

4 days ago by Westword Staff
With the impending closing of the Celtic Tavern and Delaney's this weekend, Denverites have one less pub in which to quaff a Guinness and knock back shots of Jameson or Bushmills. In fact, Irish pubs have not fared well this year; we've already lost Katie Mullen's, Wee Katie's and Maloney's...
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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...

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