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Trailblazing Black Women Musicians: Mirroring The Color Purple’s Shug Avery in Colorado

When you hear someone discuss The Color Purple, which character do you think of first? Is it Celie who learned to uncage her confidence and self-esteem to overcome strife? Is it Sofia and how all her life she “had to fight” men? Maybe the sensual songbird Shug Avery whose sheer confidence and beauty brought men […]

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The Paper Fashion Show: Challenging Designers in the “Best Way”

During the casting call for models, most of the hopefuls have never worn the kinds of fashions they are hoping to be enlisted to wear. That’s because the clothing items are made from 90% paper. For the models chosen, the designs will be built to their bodies. The models join a collection of creatives including […]

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Influential Black Women of Colorado’s History

The broad brushstrokes of Denver’s history barely touch on the Black women who came to this once rough-and-tumble frontier town and made their own way. Discover where you can learn more about these women around town. JUSTINA FORD Dr. Justina Ford, is best known as Colorado’s first African-American female physician. She was born in Illinois […]

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Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Channels Its Inner Disney Characters at PRIDE Concert

What do Disney’s Frozen, Hercules, The Little Mermaid, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and others have in common? These Disney stories tug on the strings of humanity, family, love, perseverance and acceptance from society – virtues every Denver Gay Men’s Chorus (DGMC) member can relate to and share at their upcoming Disney PRIDE Concert at […]

Discussion Questions to Complement The Color Purple

Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, was published in 1982 and subsequently adapted into a film in 1985 starring Oprah Winfrey before becoming a Broadway musical in 2005. Now widely produced by regional theatres across the country, DCPA Theatre Company audiences will experience this moving story March 31-May 7 in the Wolf Theatre. […]

Celebrating Women in Theatre: Women’s History Month

Theatre has come a long way from its origins in Ancient Greece. Women have pushed forward to break barriers and create lasting change in the theatre industry – though there is still more work to be done, especially for women from marginalized communities. In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to celebrate some […]

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Denver Jewish Film Festival Lights Up Screen at Mizel Center

The best of Jewish cinema will take center-stage — or screen, if you will — at the 27th annual Denver Jewish Film Festival. Showcasing cinema from 14 countries, the festival will screen 39 films, including nine short films and one television mini-series. The in-person festival will be held March 11 – 19 at the Elaine […]

Sandy Rustin smiles as she watches The Suffragette's Murder in rehearsal

2023 Colorado New Play Summit: A Celebration of the Written Word

In the beginning was the Word. In the beginning of every play — before the set, the costumes, the makeup — are the words that make the story, the story that ultimately becomes the play. Lovers of words and the stories they create converged February 25 at 26 at the DCPA’s Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex […]

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Gumbo, Hush Puppies, Fried Chicken and More of Denver’s Southern Food

If you’re salivating for a taste of the South—grits, fried chicken, Creole spice, crawfish, catfish, and other classics–Denver has a surprising abundance of Southern cuisine to choose from so you can decide how to approach this dining out part of your evening or afternoon. BRUNCH Southern food shines as breakfast, lunch or dinner, with pretty […]