Tag Archive for: Denver

Frederico Pena sworn in as mayor

Denver’s Own Chicano, Latiné and Mexican Heroes

By Rowena Alegría, Chief Storyteller for the City and County of Denver Don Quixote is known for tilting at windmills, battling imaginary enemies or, if you will, taking on giants. From Denver’s earliest years – when the land that would become the Mile High City was better known as a gathering place for Ute, Cheyenne, […]

Uniformed boy on the left is speaking to his school mate on the right who is holding two rakes

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Human Services kicked off “Mental Health Awareness Month” on May 2. The state joins a national movement to raise awareness about mental health, fight stigma and support the estimated 1 million Coloradans with mental health conditions and their families. As audiences witnessed in DCPA Theatre Company’s […]

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¡Comunidad, Cultura y Fiesta! A Quixote Nuevo Community Celebration

Celebrate an evening of Hispanic and Latin American arts and culture at the Quixote Nuevo community celebration — ¡Comunidad, Cultura y Fiesta! Ending the 2022 DCPA Theatre Company season with a bash, the free community celebration will bring together dance, live music, and more by fellow Denver community organizations. The event, held on June 9 […]

Green and orange banner for the 2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval

2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval Will Leave ’em Laughin’

In 2012, eight Latinx theatre professionals created the Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC), a flagship program of HowlRound. Now, the group brings its 2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval to Denver June 9-11, 2022. Su Teatro will host the three-day celebration of plays, comedy, discussions, networking and late-night parties. Plus, all participants are invited to attend Chicanos Sing […]

An old photograph of Jennie Rogers wearing a feathered hat and fur coat

Denver’s Red Light District Was No Moulin Rouge

In 1889, the same year the Moulin Rouge opened on the edge of the red light district of Pigalle in Paris, a red light district out on the frontier of the American West in Denver, Colorado also saw a grand opening. Jennie Rogers was a tall, slender brunette, who had gone through several names and […]

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10 Choruses Fostering Community Around Denver

A 2018 study by Chorus America found that over 54 million Americans participate in choral groups. While there is not a direct correlation between one’s involvement in a chorus leading to a happier life, it does show that such groups foster a strong sense of community. Here’s a list of several choirs with such communities […]

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The Mob in Denver

The Smaldone family, Denver’s version of the Mafia, was low key, unlike their more high-profile brethren in New York, Chicago and New Jersey. They wore big hats and spiffy suits, but they didn’t race around town in big cars, mowing down rivals. In fact, they weren’t in the Mafia. Isolated far out in Denver, they […]

The World of Hip Hop: Where in the metro area to learn about hip hop through dance, art and observation

By: Linnea Covington For Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, hip hop helped him stand out and propel him into stardom. Not only that, but Hamilton also gave hip hop another way to push to the forefront of American culture. But hip hop is more than just dancing and […]

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Support Black History Month in Denver

Since 1976, every United States president has designated the month of February as Black History Month. This month is meant to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and to recognize their central role in U.S. history. In Denver, there are many local activities and programs to support Black History Month.   Discover Black Artists  Denver Botanic […]