Entries by Suzanne Yoe

Creepy Cocktails

Whether you are planning early for Halloween or attending a certain musical whose name you shouldn’t say three times, two of the DCPA’s restaurant partners have a little something to make your occasion extra special. When we asked our partners to concoct some creepy cocktails, two perfected the perfect potions sure to tingle your spine. […]

Haunted Dining in Denver

When you think of the “Old West,” you just assume that comes with cowboy boots, tumbleweeds and your fair share of ghost stories. And when you belly up to a 100-year-old bar, well my friend, you’ve just hit the motherlode. Denver and the surrounding areas are full of fanciful and (sometimes) spine-tingling stories of the […]

A People as Resilient as the Amache Rose

One hundred and twenty five miles east of Pueblo, Colorado is the small town of Granada. Situated along Highway 50 a mere 15 miles from the Kansas border, this dwindling town of 445 is fairly unremarkable save for the dubious part it played in World War II as the site of the Granada War Relocation […]

The Roar of the Bobby G’s

“Raise the roof,” “sonic boom,” and “break the sound barrier” are somewhat pale descriptions of the cacophony that emanated from the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on May 18. More than 2,000 students, families and educators attended the 9th Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards and the enthusiasm was thunderous. This annual awards ceremony spotlights […]

DPS Shakespeare Festival Takes Kids Beyond the Text

On a brisk April morning, 4,500 students, educators, volunteers, family and friends filled downtown Denver. Passersby were overheard asking, “Is there a parade?” And, the answer was “yes,” but not just any parade. It was the fanfare that preceded the 39th annual Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival, which kicked off with remarks in Skyline Park […]

The Lasting Stamina of Riverdance

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show is celebrating its silver anniversary and it’s a double whammy — 25 years performing for 25 million fans. But that was not the original expectation. Riverdance started as a one-time, seven-minute performance. “It came from the Eurovision song contest, which is a big contest in Europe and it’s watched by about […]

IABD Receives 2023 National Medal of the Arts

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) was an idea hatched in 1988 by some of the country’s leading dance companies and artists to preserve and promote dance by people of African ancestry. Denver’s own Cleo Parker Robinson was one of the five founders of IABD who helped form and shape it into a […]