Tag Archive for: Colorado

Girls’ Night Out in Denver

There is no better way to spend an evening than with your best girlies. Whether you hang out once a week, once a month, or only see each other once in a while – getting the group together brings memories and uncontrollable laughter rushing back. If spending an evening in with a bottle of wine […]

A woman dressed in an elegant gown and a man dressed in a tuxedo look down at a young girl and her dog.

Find the Sandy to Your Annie

The title of the show is Annie, but it is no secret that the dogs that play Sandy have their own spotlight. Since 1976 Bill Berloni has been training the rescue dogs playing Sandy. The dog, according to the script by Charles Strouse, Thomas Meehan and Martin Charnin, is described as medium-sized, sandy color of […]

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11 Black-Owned Colorado Businesses You Should Visit

This season like many others, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts offers a rich sampling of productions written by or starring black artists, including Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown, TINA  — The Tina Turner Musical, Clyde’s, Hip Hop Nutcracker and MJ. To celebrate local Black entrepreneurs and creators, here are 11 […]

A dressed shrimp po' boy sits on a cutting board. It is dripping gravy

A History of American Sandwiches, Where to Sample in Denver

Clyde’s Sandwiches At Clyde’s, Lynn Nottage’s fictional diner, the motley kitchen crew dishes out fantastical sandwiches. You’ll crave the skirt steak with peach chutney on a cheddar biscuit. In other words, eating before attending a performance in the Kilstrom Theatre is recommended. Clyde’s serves plenty of classic sandwiches, too, like a tuna melt or grilled […]

The sky seen at Top of the Pines

Colorado’s Darkest Skies

If you’re looking at the Colorado sky, it may be increasingly difficult to pick out the namesake of Beetlejuice. Betelgeuse, the tenth brightest star in the night sky and the second brightest star that is part of the Orion constellation. As humans have progressed from the dim light of campfires to the blinding high intensity […]

You Make Culture Happen

You make culture happen. How often are you the subject of a News Center item from us? Today you are. Because today, we are sending our thanks to you for your ongoing support of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, SCFD. Even if you don’t recognize the name, your support helps to fund our organization […]

Old photograph of Buffalo soldiers at a Western station

Buffalo Soldiers: Honoring a Complicated Legacy

Although not eligible to enlist in the Union army prior to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Black soldiers numbered around 185,000 — about 10% of Union forces — by the time the Confederates were defeated in April, 1865. Their duties were largely separate but not equal: White soldiers were paid almost twice as much per month […]

Thousands of people sit at Red Rocks

The Hills are Alive with Music from Area Non-Profit Organizations

Now that the clouds have parted and the rain storms have (mostly) passed, Coloradans can go outside and enjoy the sun! After you’ve packed in your daytime activities, there’s no better way to wind down that to enjoy an outdoor concert as the sun sets in the background. Sure, you could likely head down to […]

A neon light show in the Church Nightclub. The dance floor is packed

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 […]

Hundreds of people sit on the grass, on blankets and in chairs. There is a band playing in a small gazebo.

Shake, Rattle & Soul: Great Spots for R&B

With roots in traditional blues, jazz, and gospel, rhythm and blues (often referred to as R&B) is a term coined by Billboard writer Jerry Wexler in 1949 to describe what his magazine had previously referred to as “Race Music” when ranking Black artists on its charts. The genre gained popularity with the WWII migration of […]