Entries by Linnea Covington

Getting Spooky In Denver

Walking in downtown Denver, you’ll see young couples with dogs, old folks carrying Trader Joe’s grocery bags, and bicyclists racing down Broadway. You might not even be aware of the Gothic subculture living its best life in Denver. In case you’re confused, we aren’t talking about the Goths, those Germanic people who started invading Europe […]

Dazzle Officially Opens in the Arts Complex

After 25 years in business, Dazzle has found a new home at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and, after over a year of waiting, it’s officially open. “We are honored, humbled, and thrilled to be a part of Denver’s theatre district,” said Kelley Dawkins, Dazzle’s marketing director. “Jazz is the music artists are playing in […]

The 1990s are Alive in Denver

A lot of great things came out of the 1990s including “The Simpsons” television show, the movie Clueless, the internet and Google, and Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill. The latter will be celebrated via a lively musical of the same name come August 16 though 27 at the Buell Theatre. Directed by Tony Award […]

UCHealth: The Importance of Play for All Ages

When kids play ball or make-believe while zipping through the backyard, they demonstrate good, healthy behaviors that parents encourage. But while playing proves natural for younger people, it turns out play is good for adults too, according to DCPA sponsor UCHealth. “When you think of play you probably have a visual of kids running and […]

How to Celebrate the Great Bard in Colorado

Few writers have been as universally celebrated as William Shakespeare, and even though one may feel they know the Bard’s prose well, it never gets old. Nor does watching the plays live, hearing his sonnets and enjoying interpretations of the stories through countless means. Whether heading to a live performance, planning the next character study, […]

Your Wish Granted

While it’s nice to dream about finding a genie in a magical lamp and getting three wishes, chances are that won’t ever happen in this reality. However, there are plenty of organizations donning a genie cap and making modest dreams come true. True, these institutions don’t create princedoms, provide flying carpets or make mountains of […]

Affordable French Restaurants in Denver

Thanks to Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Misérables and the May 10-21 production of the musical at the Buell Theatre, we have classic French food on the brain. Think coq au vin, escargot, steak frites, beef Bourguignon, onion soup, delicate pastries and more. Bread too proves important to many French meals as it was to […]

A Day at the Spelling Bee

Have you ever thought about spelling words like dowdy, Shetland, or goober? In order to win The Denver Post‘s 83rd Annual Colorado State Spelling Bee, these were just a few of the shorter idioms contestants ticked out. Longer words included splenetic, portentous, and cornucopia. And some words weren’t even recognized by Microsoft Word’s spell check, […]

Bluey, Beloved By Parents Everywhere

Bluey’s Big Play is coming to Denver, but it’s not just kids excited for the occasion, parents too love that Blue Heeler puppy and her family just as much. “It’s one of the only shows everyone, meaning us adults, can enjoy in our house,” said parent Jessica Marquis, who is far from alone in the […]