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Ten More Reasons to Be High on Colorado

1 month ago by Westword
Colorado celebrated its 140th birthday on August 1. Because it was admitted to the Union on the hundredth anniversary of this country’s declaration of independence, it was quickly nicknamed the Centennial State. But to us, it’s always been Coolorado, the coolest state around, and the thousands of people moving here...
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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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Reader: Welcome to the Northside, the New Wash Park

28 days ago by Westword
The news that Patsy's had suddenly closed — after 95 years in Denver — was our biggest food story of the week. But this chapter is just part of an ongoing story in northwest Denver, what started out as the separate town of Highland soon after the founding of Denver, then...
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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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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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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...
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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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Country Band The Cadillac Three Isn't Breaking Down Any Stereotypes — and Having a Great Time Doing It

4 days ago by Amber Erickson Gabbey
Rising country band the Cadillac Three is best known for bringing an element of redneck Southern rock to mainstream country. Authentically unapologetic, the trio isn’t into acts: What you see is what you get, and the ripped jeans, long hair, and thick drawls are real. The Cadillac Three, comprised of...

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