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  • Guns N' Roses at the 1STBANK Center
    Some bands wait until the end of the set or an encore to pull out its most beloved material. Not Guns N Roses. Two songs into the set, the instantly familiar guitar riff was teased two, maybe three times, before Axl Rose cried out, "Do you know where you are? You're in the jungle, baby! You're...
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  • Converge at the Marquis
    When Converge played the opening strains of "Worms Will Feed/Rats Will Feast" last night, the place erupted, with almost everybody taking part in a massive sing-a-long, singing like the lyrics were part of their DNA, while others climbed onto the stage and launched themselves into...
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  • Traditional fare at Mama Sanninos in Arvada
    Jimmy Sannino decided to keep the legacy alive, taking the original Sanno family recipes — "my brothers tweaked them in the later years at 3 Sons," he explains — and using them when he opened his own restaurant with his wife, Karen. From the start, they set out to create a neighborhood...
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  • Not So Silent Night
    Rise Against, Flobots and Air Dubai played the KTCL "Not So Silent Night" holiday concert on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield. Aaron Thackeray brings back these photos. Also Read: Review: Rise Against at 1STBANK, 12/6/11
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  • Red Ball at Exdo
    The third annual Red Ball, a fashion show, cocktail party and slicked-out fund-raiser for the Denver Colorado AIDS Project, went down on Sunday night, December 4, 2011 at the Exdo Event Center. Photos by Jim Wills for Westword.
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  • Race of the Santas
    The first-ever "Race of the Santas," got off to a running start on Saturday, December 3, 2011 down Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Benefitting Adopt an Angel Summit County, the run used $20 fees (which included the red suit and beard) to buy holiday toys for kids. The four-block run...
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  • In the kitchen at Thai Street Food Restaurant
    Utumporn Killoran, the woman who owns this restaurant and does all the cooking, hails from the Isaan region of Thailand, which is up north and close to the border of Laos. The food in that part of the country channels both Thai and Lao cuisine, with curries, pork larb, green papaya salad and...
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  • Colorado Uncovered (NSFW)
    Colorado Uncovered, a new book of photographs by Darrell Pierson, shows models stripped down everywhere from the Colorado Convention Center to Mesa Verde National Park. "Most women would rather be photographed as works of art than pinups," says Sherry Whitney, explaining the origins of Body...
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  • 15 Reasons Denver is the Coolest City
    William Frey, senior fellow of the Metropolitan Policy program for the Brookings Institution, parsed numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey and determined that from 2008 to 2010, even as the hopes for a quick comeback from the recession faded, young adults between the...
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  • Beats Antique at the Fillmore
    Beats Antique, a trio made up of producer and show-stealing belly dancer Zoe Jakes and a pair of classically trained multi-instrumentalists, David Satori and Tommy Cappel, has crafted a sound that has roots in dubstep, hip-hop, indie rock and even Middle Eastern music. The trio brought its live...
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  • Social Distortion at the Ogden
    Early on in Social Distortion's Friday, December 3, 2011 night show at the Ogden Theatre, the first of a three-night stand, frontman Mike Ness thanked the crowd for coming to the show and said, "I know you had choices tonight. There's the Christmas light parade downtown. You could have stayed...
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  • Kid Rock at the Fillmore
    Has it really been a dozen years since red-blooded Americans everywhere were using Bawitdaba as a battle cry and Cowboy as a pick-up line? The Detroit rap/rock/country meta rockstar Kid Rock performed on Thursday, December 2, 2011 at the Fillmore. Photos by Brandon Marshall.
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