6 Local Black-Owned Salons & Barbershops

Dig Ruth Brown’s hairstyle in Miss Rhythm — The Legend of Ruth Brown, Tina’s changing styles in TINA — The Tina Turner Musical or namesake of the diner in Clyde’s? Check out these local Black and African-American-owned salons and barbershops and turn that on-stage inspiration into your own masterpiece. THE HAIR & IMAGE STUDIO (T.H.I.S.) […]

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Going Greek in Denver

From the archives: this article was originally published on August 11, 2022 You wouldn’t know it from the lack of pristine blue sea waters, but Denver has some Greek to it. Beyond Greek food, you can find architecture, art, and more, inspired by the Grecian culture. Architecture The most distinctive Greek-inspired architecture in Denver is […]

Denver’s Best Sandwich Shops

An evening of watching Clyde’s will surely leave you with a hankering for a good sandwich in Denver. Created in the 1700s in England by a hungry late-night gambler, the Earl of Sandwich, sandwiches have become a vehicle of taste and inventiveness for a variety of ingredients between two pieces of bread. Denver Sandwich History […]

Two Stars Light Up the Colorado Symphony

Audra McDonald and Renée Fleming will be joining the Colorado Symphony for two special performances this fall There’s more than pumpkin-spiced everything to look forward to this fall as American songbirds Audra McDonald and Renée Fleming join the Colorado Symphony for two special performances. “This is our centennial season so we definitely wanted to pull […]

Black Musicians Impact Local Music Scene

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is coming to the Buell Theatre Oct. 18-29. Turner influenced a variety of genres of music and musicians of all ages. We’re fortunate to have black musicians, based here in Colorado, who have been influential and entertaining, creating their own impact on the local music scene. Here are a […]

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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 […]

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Firebird and Catch A Fire Bring Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Tabanka Dance Ensemble Together for an Epic Weekend

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Norway-based Tabanka Dance Ensemble bring Firebird and Catch A Fire to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House September 16 and 17. Firebird captures the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands with traditional gods and goddesses, such as Pelé, the Goddess of the Volcano, King Kamehameha, Queen Lili’uokalani, and more. Cleo Parker Robinson, […]

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Family-Friendly Meals Before or After the Show

From the archives: this article was originally published on November 18, 2022 Make an event of going to the theater with kids by having a meal before or after the performance at one of these five spots, each located near the Arts Complex. From burgers to seafood to tacos, the options cover a vast range […]

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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. […]

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Colorado’s Favorite Bands for Pop Music

No other musical category can encompass as many sub-genres as the term “pop music.” Emerging in the 1950s, “pop music” appealed to mainstream, and can encompass everything from country to emo to classic rock-and-roll. And while modern pop stars like Taylor Swift fill concert hall with thousands of screaming fans, and command thousands of dollars […]