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  • People of the Colorado Tomato Battle
    Two decades ago, Coloradans and Texans exercised their interstate animosity by throwing tomatoes at each other during the Colorado Texas Tomato War in Twin Lakes. Now an epic tomato fight has returned to the state, but with a completely different flavor. Tomato Battle founders Max Kraner and...
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  • 9 Good Bets for Oscar
    Good Bets for Oscar: Even if, deep in your cinephile heart, you feel utter disdain for the Academy Awards and all such events, it can't be denied that the AFI Fest is chock-full of likely contenders. We spy at least three Best Picture nominees and a number of likely acting contenders among...
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  • 2012 Highland Running of the Bulls
    Denver’s Running of the Bulls is both everything and nothing like its Pamplona namesake. To picture it, take Spain’s decades-old encierro, subtract the traditional heritage, reimagine it as a two-year-old fundraiser, and replace the bulls with horn-helmeted Rocky Mountain Roller Girls wielding...
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  • First Friday on Santa Fe, 7/6/12
    The monthly First Friday arts walk on Santa Fe went down under intermittent showers and with an appearance from Occupy Denver activists. "Hundreds of eyes opened because of #Occupytheartwalk and morale is high," the group wrote on its Facebook page. Christopher Morgan brings back these...
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  • String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks: The parking lot
    String Cheese Incident opened up the first of a three-night stay at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 5 and Britt Chester was there. He brings back these photos from the parking lot of the show. See Also: - Review: String Cheese Incident at 1STBANK, 3/12/11 - Photos: String Cheese...
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  • Denver Cruisers: America F Yeah!
    The Denver Cruisers weekly Wednesday night ride fell on July 4 this year, giving cause to celebrate all things U-S-A with a theme from the South Park creators' movie, Team America: World Police. Christopher Morgan brings back these photos from the rolling party. See Also - Back in Black with...
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  • Foster the People at Red Rocks
    Foster the People returned to Denver with a July 3, 2012 show at Red Rocks. Opening were Kimbra and Mayer Hawthorne. Photos by Loren Wohl for Westword.
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  • Eric Prydz at Beta
    To help ring in the fourth of July, Swedish producer Eric Prydz took over the decks at Beta Nightclub. Though lacking in fireworks, Beta blew things off with its custom Kryogenifex intant cooling system and multiple confetti blasts into the crowd. Backbeat photographer Britt Chester brings back...
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  • Independence Day Eve in Civic Center Park
    The annual July 3 fireworks show at Civic Center Park in Denver again went down beneath clear skies, with lots of American-flag apparel and a few libations at the mostly family friendly, incredibly popular, community event. Photos by Jim Wills for Westword.
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  • The Costumes of the Colorado Renaissance Festival
    Despite wildfires in the region, organizers of the Colorado Renaissance Festival assured that the festival would be open last weekend (June 29-July 1). And while you don't have to wear a costume to attend the Ren Fest, those are the folks that gather the most attention. Photos by Christopher...
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  • The Women of Denver Comic Con
    The stereotype of comic book readers as overweight, nerdy men has been pounded into bits since Comic Book Guy made his debut on The Simpsons more than twenty years ago. That much was evident this past weekend at the first-ever Denver Comic Con, held at the Colorado Convention Center....
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  • Celena Hollis vigil brings hundreds to City Park Jazz
    City Park was awash in purple Sunday night, July 1, 2012, as hundreds gathered in Celena Hollis's favorite color during a vigil for the fallen Denver police officer. Exactly one week after she was shot and killed in City Park, politicians, law enforcement and residents visited the same place to...
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