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Explore Immersive Theatre at the 4th Annual Denver Fringe Festival

Perhaps Theater of the Mind was your first taste of immersive experiences or you may have been an early adopter when DCPA Off-Center launched in 2010/11 with The Ultimate Wii Baseball Game and Hip Hop Jambalaya. No matter your original entry point, you’re likely hooked…or soon will be. If you aren’t family with immersive experiences, […]

A fried chicken sandwich with a pouch of tater tots spilling on a Birdcall tray

8 Diverse Five Points Restaurants to Satisfy Your Palate

Miss Rhythm: The Legend of Ruth Brown – playing May 6 through October 15 at the Garner Galleria Theatre – encapsulates the life and times of R&B singer Ruth Brown as a symbol of resilience and a tour de force for African Americans in the music industry. Likewise, Denver’s Five Points area symbolizes African-American culture […]

The Lamb and the Flag pub

English and Irish Pubs Have Many Similarities to Western Saloons

From the archives: this post was originally published on December 14, 2021. People have been buying alcoholic drinks in England for more than a thousand years in taverns, ale houses, coaching inns, and grog shops – but what we think of today as a typical English pub didn’t happen until 1830. To counter distilled spirits […]

A line of soldiers snowshoe down a mountain in Camp Hale

Skis, Slopes and Spies: Colorado’s Camp Hale

America’s newest national monument has an intriguing history. On August 22, 2022, President Joe Biden designated 53,804 acres of National Forest Service lands in Eagle County as the  Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument. Much is written about the site’s history as a military training ground in World War II; the locale also was […]

The five founders of IABD pose with their medal of the arts in the White House

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 […]

A group photo of five outlaws, the Wild Gang

Colorado’s Outlaws

Some of the world’s worst criminals reside at Florence’s supermax penitentiary , the nation’s most secure federal prison, including Mexican drug lord El Chapo, Al-Qaida cofounder Mamdouh Mahmud Salim and FBI agent-turned spy Robert P. Hanssen. But the Centennial state has its homegrown ‘heroes,’ as well. Running from the law is a time-honored Colorado tradition, and […]

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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 […]

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Area Resources for Victims of Domestic Abuse

TW: This article contains content that some readers may find distressing, including mentions of abuse. Those familiar with Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, are familiar with the abuse Celie suffered at the hands of her father and husband. It went beyond physical to sexual, mental and emotional abuse. According to a 2020 […]

A close up of rows of crusty loaves of bread at Raleigh Street Bakery

Bread Worth Stealing in Denver

For those who have not seen Les Misérables yet, we don’t want to spoil anything, but let’s just say that a loaf of bread is crucial to the entire story. Is there bread in Denver worth risking it all for? Maybe just bread getting up early for or waiting in line for or trying again […]

A couple wearing 1920's style costumes is seated at a dinner table, looking over clues

No Mystery Here: Make It a Fun Night of Solving a Murder

As someone who went from reading Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie as a young child, I’m a fan of most mystery stories — whether in a book, play, or movie. If The 39 Steps just whets your appetite for more mystery-solving entertainment, there is no shortage of options in Colorado. ADAM’S MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE 2406 Federal […]