Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Mural at Torta Grill by Eric Matelski

Torta Grill specializes in crafting mouth-watering food and providing superb customer service. Stop in today or order online for pickup! Check out their new expanded dining space and the new mural by Denver artist Eric Matelski!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rockmount Trunk Show at McNichol's Building

Join us for a beer tasting, food, music and Rockmount Trunk Show Friday May 9, 2014 at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park from 6pm till 10pm. This is a very cool historic building recently renovated into Denver’s newest events center.   It was originally a Carnegie Library.

Don't miss out on this barn burner of a beer fest! The event is full of craft beer, BBQ, live country music, and western fashions by Rockmount Ranch Wear. This event highlights the art exhibit: The New West-Contemporary Perspectives of the Rocky Mountain Region.

And you read that ticket price right. $10 ticket gets you into the shindig, 3 x 12 oz craft beers, delicious BBQ, and killer music.  Several special breweries will serve their suds.

This event is brought to you by Denver Arts & Venues, Rockmount Ranch Wear, and Imbibe!

Rockmount will feature its new collection for guys and gals including:
- Summer floral prints, paisleys, new vintage embroideries,
- Silk scarves and Western print cotton bandanas
- flasks with hand tooled leather
- Native American leather purses with vintage artwork

In other news see lots of Rockmount in A&E’s Western Longmire by our friend author Craig Johnson (whose wife Judy carries Rockmount in her store in Sheridan, WY).  Rockmount also continues to appear in the popular show Nashville.

Shown here is Denver's own The Velvet Elvis, rocking out onstage in a Rockmount shirt based on the one Elvis Presley wore in the movie Loving You

We hope to see you at the party but if not come see us as at Rockmount.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Delines - Colfax Album Released Today

The debut album from The Delines, Colfax is a timeless collection of songs with the intimacy of a midnight confessional. Like a beat-up Dusty Springfield after too many long nights working a dreary after-hours bar, Colfax has the skid row heart of Tom Waits, the street-tough weariness of early Rickie Lee Jones, and the cool, laid back sound of Mazzy Star.
The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone (The Damnations TX), alongside the keyboard work of Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) as well as fellow Portlanders Sean Oldham and songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and on pedal steel, Tucker Jackson (Minus 5).
The seeds for Colfax were sown in 2012 when Vlautin, so beguiled by Boone’s heartbreakingly longing, yet resilient voice, wrote an album worth songs and built a band around her. Recorded at Flora Recording and produced with John Askew (Dodos, Alela Diane) in Portland, Oregon, Colfax tells haunting, modern stories through the musical lens of soul and roots music of decades past.
‘Amy’s voice has always stopped me in my tracks,’ says Vlautin. “It’s all heart, beat-up but tough, vulnerable and worn. I’ve always wanted to work with her, so when she gave me the chance I spent a year writing songs for her. I wanted to write songs like her voice: songs that might have a drink in the morning but they still make it to work.”

Track list:

1 Calling In
2. Colfax Avenue 
3. The Oil Rigs At Night
4. Wichita Ain’t So Far Away
5. I Won’t Slip Up
6. Sandman’s Coming
7. State Line 
8. Flight 31
9. He Told Her The City Was Killing Him 
10. I Got My Shadows 
11. 82nd Street

Read the recent interview with Willy Vlautin at

Sunday, April 27, 2014

West Colfax: April 2014 Construction Update

If you happen to take a walk between Sloans Lake Park and Federal Boulevard, you’re going to see and hear a ton of construction going on. I’ve previously reported on three projects in the area, but thought I’d give you a mini tour of everything that’s going on in the neighborhood while updating you on those three projects. First the map:

Aerial with buildings

All of the parcels I’ve highlighted here are in some state of construction. The parcels outlined in red are mixed use developments that are underway: The St Anthony’s Hospital Redevelopment (#1) and Mile-High Vista (#5). The orange parcels are all townhome developments; thirteen projects averaging 6-8 units with. I’ll update you on the Framework project (#2) that I wrote about in an earlier post and show some pictures of the radical changes happening on 17th Ave (#3). Finally, there’s a bit of an unknown, the site at Federal and 16th avenue (#4) has recently been scraped in preparation for sale.

Project #1 – St Anthony’s Redevelopment (see my orignial post)
There currently isn’t much in the way of building happening at the old hospital site, but there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation going on. All the buildings that are to be taken down have been demolished (minus an old maintenance building on 17th Avenue being used for a construction office) and the site is currently being regraded. Cameron Bertram of EFG, the owner’s representative, says that by mid-summer we should see utility work well underway and by fall the new city streets will be put in place. EFG currently has four of seven blocks under contract and is nearly ready to close on another. The Kuhlman Block Alliance will be developing the northeastern-most corner with a boutique hotel in the existing Kuhlman Building, restaurants, retail and apartments. Trammell Crow Residential will be developing two interior blocks with nearly 370 apartments. Finally, Littleton Capital Partners will be developing a retail anchor on the southern-most block facing Colfax. This block will contain a renovated 4-story office building, a retail pad, and a 12-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema as the anchor tenant. Here’s a rendering of the cinema block from Colfax and Raleigh Street taken from EFG’s website

2014-04-10_Alamo Drafthouse

Project #2 - Framework at Sloans Lake (see my original post)
Over at Framework, there is much work underway. The first phase is mostly framed and the developer has informed me that he will be breaking ground the second phase very soon as the first phase is already completely pre-sold. Here’s a shot of the first building (along 18th avenue).


The three-story buildings are strikingly noticeable among the primarily 1- and 2-story single family homes in the area, and given their location at the top of a small hill, can be seen rising up from the neighborhood from Sloans Lake Park two blocks away. This project was the first townhome development in the area, and has since spawned a flurry of construction on neighboring blocks; thirteen townhome projects are now underway in the immediate vicinity.

Project #3 – A high profile site gets scraped.
On the triangular site overlooking the Federal Boulevard/Colfax interchange once stood a small institutional building. Recently, the owner scraped the building in order to better sell the property. The remainder of this 2+ acre site is covered with an asphalt parking lot, with spectacular views of Mile High Stadium, Downtown and Southeast Denver (not that the asphalt cares much). I personally hope someone snatched up this gem of a property and turns it into something worthy of this extremely prominent site. Here’s a panorama of the site taken from Grove Street.

2014-04-10_Federal Site

Project #4 - Mile High Vista (see my original post)
Last, but not least, is the Mile High Vista Project.  As you can see in the pictures below, the 7 story workforce housing component of the development has topped out and is being skinned and finished. Five stories of housing sit atop a two story podium of parking, resident amenities, and office space. The building is slated to receive a LEED Platinum rating, which is highly commendable for an affordable housing project.

2014-04-10_Mile High Vista 2 2014-04-10_Mile High Vista

In front of the apartment building (anchoring the corner of Colfax and Irving) is a two-story steel frame building that is to become a brand new 25,000 sq.ft. Denver Public Library branch. Construction of the branch had been delayed for some time due to some soil issues, but after a redesign of the foundation they are now making significant progress and hope to open next year.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of the neighborhood; as you can see, it’s rife with construction activity, redevelopment and densification. Check it out and stay tuned.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Do NOT go to East Colfax!

This warning is repeated continuously by mothers across the Front Range and shouted at visitors before they set their suitcases down. ""Do NOT go to East Colfax! It's nothing but drug dealers and prostitutes..." and sea  monsters and cannibals and rodents of unusual size (and killer rabbits!).
East Colfax is not the Haunted Forest.
The warnings were once based on rare incidents that occurred decades ago. Real events took on mythic presence as they were told and retold and embellished by fearful suburbanites and sensational news media.
Once a story passes generations it becomes legend. No one telling the story remembers the facts it was based on or has actually visited the Haunted Forest but they are more and more certain of its truthfulness with each telling.
I grew up in a nice suburb near Detroit. I didn't go downtown much, but often enough to know how bad a city can get. I moved here in 1997 during one of the 'summers of violence'. I had already been working on East Colfax for months before I was warned to never go there. I remember looking around the neighborhood and thinking THIS is the toughest neighborhood you've got? Really?
I never believed the legend.
I had learned about the place by being here. The legends seemed to describe a different place in a different time or somewhere that may never have existed. But legends are nearly impossible to overcome. It takes thousands of factual good news stories to overcome a well-heeled legend. And that is my job. And that of all of the artists and theatre goers that love this neighborhood. This year we are producing 600 public events. Most are theatre performances by The Fox, Vintage Theatre and Ignite Theatre. There are also gallery openings, dance performances, outdoor festivals and films. Every weekend is full of the stuff of new legends.

Will you share our story?

Charles Packard
Executive Producer, Aurora Fox Arts Center

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Velvet Elvis sighted at Colfax Guitar Shop!

The Colfax Guitar Shop has been proudly serving the Denver area out of the same location for 15 years. Located in the "Bluebird District" of Colfax Avenue, they provide professional guitar repair and service for all level of musicians.
Their "Full Service" shop is able to provide professional repairs from the most basic adjustments to complete restoration of your treasured instrument. They are also qualified to handle your "vintage" guitars with the special care needed to insure it maintains it's originality and value.
They continue to provide "In House" and emergency services for many of the Denver area venues as well as touring musicians. Contact them ahead of time and they will make every effort to repair your guitar with a "fast" turn around while you're in town.

They continue to expand and improve their shop. Due to many local requests for a corner guitar "store", they now provide many of the accessories you may need. They now sell strings, capos, guitar straps, cables, tuners, humidifiers, picks, etc.

They also have a nice selection of used guitars, basses, mandolins, ukes and other instruments for sale. All guitars for sale have been professionally inspected and set up. They may also be interested in any guitars you have for sale as well, or let them sell your guitar on consignment for you.

3220 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, Co. 80206

The Velvet Elvis, considered to be one of the best Elvis Impersonators in the world, was seen in their shop on Colfax Avenue today, checking out a 1952 Gibson ES-295 that the Colfax Guitar Shop is restoring...Scotty Moore who played with Elvis rocked one of these!

Here's a Drive-By Truckers video filmed at the Colfax Guitar Shop, with a cameo by The Velvet Elvis!

The Root 40 Wrap Party & Music Expo 2014

Upper Colfax Root 40 MusicFest
                     April 21 – 27
Seven Days of Music and the Business of Making Music

THE ROOT 40 WRAP PARTY & MUSIC EXPO Fillmore Auditorium

Sunday, April 27

Part music industry trade show, part Colorado music scene, the Upper Colfax ROOT 40 MusicFest Expo is positioned to be among the best regional events for the music industry.
Hosted at The Fillmore Auditorium, the Expo will be the hub for music industry professionals as well as up to 75 vendors and musicians looking to review products and services.  Both regional and locally owned music-related businesses will showcase their products.

There will be speakers, performances and Dryer Plug Studios will be providing a FREE on the spot Mixing and Mastering of one song in the Mammoth Lounge at The Fillmore Auditorium.  You won’t want to miss out on this event!

The Expo takes places Sunday April 27 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Fillmore Auditorium located at 1510 Clarkson St.  Admission to the Root 40 EXPO for guests is free!  Upon arriving at The Fillmore Auditorium, guests will be greeted by live music outdoors as well as on the main stage which will set the tone for an afternoon of industry interaction and introductions. 
Staff members from Live Nation will be available from 1 pm to 2pm for an informal meet and greet / answer your questions.  Come say hi in the Fillmore art gallery.
Live performances by Sean Waldron, MIX, Ancient Elk, Treehouse Sanctum, The Other Black and Qbala
There will also be a presentation on the unique and rich musical history of Colfax – presented by Jonny Barber.
Refreshments will be available for sale as well as FREE Mimosas and Voodoo Doughnuts (while supplies last).  Come early!

Food Drive:  Please bring food to the EXPO – as well as to any of the Root 40 events. During the week of Root 40, there will be food drive boxes in venues and businesses all along Upper Colfax. The top 5 foods that are needed: cereal, pasta, rice, canned fruit & canned meat.

In conjunction with 9Cares Colorado Shares, Root 40 MusicFest will collect food for DenUM (Denver Urban Ministries) – who provide food, free legal counsel and employment services to those in need.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Colfax Linoleum Cuts by Elizabeth Kurtak

"I have always been fascinated and a little frightened of Colfax.  I was born in Denver, and we drove by these signs when I was a kid.  We moved to the mountains when I was 4.  I often drive Colfax all the way from my parent's house in Aurora to I-70 because I find it relaxing and it is a good way to get out of town during rush hour.  I wanted to do all my favorite signs while they were still up.  I prefer to work from my own pictures and show things as they are existing now, in my day.  Everything becomes "vintage" and "history" before you know it, anyway.  I hope to make some paintings, too, but I thought this medium, linoleum cuts, was a great choice for this subject matter." - Artist Elizabeth Kurtak

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

26 Things You Need To Know About Lakewood

This little city west of Denver is usually not on anybody’s radar. Here’s why it should be:

9. Go To Casa Bonita, And Then Tell All Your Friends

11. It’s On The Side Of Denver That Can Actually See The Rockies

 20. Colfax Avenue Is The Longest Continuous Street in America

See the rest of the list at!!

Join the Community Celebration on the Sheridan Plaza W Line Station on April 26th from 11AM-1PM. This event is to celebrate the completion of the 20" walkability study around the 10th Avenue and Sheridan area. The surrounding neighborhoods of Two Creeks (Lakewood), WECAN (West Colfax Association and Neighbors) Denver, Villa Park (Denver), the City and County of Denver and the City of Lakewood have all participated in this effort. (Two Creeks Neighborhood boundaries are Sheridan to Wadsworth - Colfax to 6th Avenue. Villa Park approximately includes from 13th to 6th Ave. Sheridan to Federal and WECAN approximately 13th to 17th - Sheridan to Federal).

There will be Free Kids Activities, FoodTrucks, Exhibitors, Entertainment and Free Popcorn. A fun time for all!

Help make West Colfax Shine for the Colfax Marathon. The West Colfax Community Association is sponsoring a Clean up of West Colfax from Sheridan to Garrison on May 10th at 7:30 am. We will be meeting just west of Burger King in the JCRS shopping Center (roughly Lamar and Colfax). Contact Maddie Nichols if interested email or 303-237-0054.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Compilation CD Vol. II is Out Today at Twist & Shout!

After nearly a year of searching for all of the songs, the Compilation CD Vol. II is finally done and now available exclusively at Twist & Shout at 2508 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver!! Since Colfax is 15th Avenue, 15 musical artists and bands were selected for their original compositions about the Nation's Longest Commercial Street. The proceeds of the project will go to the Colfax Community Network to support their efforts to provide aid and assistance to homeless families along the Colfax Corridor. Thanks again to everyone for their contributions to making the project a success!! Sincerely, Jonny Barber

Read more about the project on Denver's, and be sure to stop by Twist & Shout to pick up your copy today! Make a $10 donation to the Colfax Community Network, and receive a "free" CD. Thanks!!

Here's a song from the comp, Miss Colfax by BLKHRTS:

Although this next song by Kevin Gordon is really about the town of Colfax, it's just so good I had to include it on the comp. Check out the video:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Holy Grail has been found - by an 8 year old!

The Aurora Fox and Visit Aurora announced winners for their
Quest for the Holy Grail – a geocache treasure hunt

Aurora, CO – To generate excitement for The Aurora Fox’s production of SPAMALOT (April 11th through May 4), The Aurora Fox Theatre on Colfax Avenue, and Visit Aurora created a Quest for the Holy Grail geocache game.
     The game involved finding hidden caches in various locations in Aurora, collecting stamps on a game card and deciphering clues and puzzles to come up with the winning phrase. Played in 4 phases, the first phase went live on March 20, with subsequent phases on the following 3 Thursdays.
      Home-schooled 8-year old Nate Siebert, with chauffeuring services offered by his mother, Laura, diligently plugged away week after week to solve some pretty cryptic puzzles. He had never done geocaching before but caught on fairly quickly. When asked about the game, Nate explained, “The caches were pretty easy to find, but the puzzles were hard!” 
     On the day the final cache was to be announced, Nate and his mother left the house at 5:50am and drove to the “middlest” part of Aurora they could think of (near 1-225 and Alameda)  and awaited publication of the coordinates .  Not long after, they found the final cache, quickly solved 3 math problems, finished filling out their game card and emailed the winning entry to The Fox by 7:31am. Second place winner, Wesley Schwarz, trailed by just an hour, submitting his entry at 8:32am.
     The Grand Prize ($500 plus a gift basket with an official Holy Grail, some fun Monty Python swag, Season Tickets to the Fox and coupons for free concessions) was awarded by Fox Marketing Director Patricia Wells and CEO of Visit Aurora, Gary Wheat, during the Fox’s SPAMALOT performance on  April 18th. Nate didn’t know in advance what exactly was going to happen that evening, so his surprised smile when he was called up to the stage was as genuine as they get. 
   Of note: Nate decided early in the game that if he won, he would donate $100 of his prize money to the Denver Actor’s Fund, a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in great and sudden medical need. But he’s keeping the Grail (and the SPAM) for himself.
    Wesley Schwarz and his mother, Janice, collected their 2nd place prize basket that evening; 4th place winner,  Dala Giffin was also in attendance. Jerry Berry, a regular Fox patron and novice geocacher, was awarded his 3rd place prize package today, on Easter no less!! 

Meanwhile in Colorado...

It's 4/20 in the Mile High City!! There's something really bad about marijuana, I just can't remember what it is...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Celebrating the Roots of 4/20 on Colfax with The Waldos Music Fest

Fillmore Auditorium
April 20 
Celebrating the roots of 4/20
Talib Kweli
Congo Sanchez
Native Roots Apothecary & Dixie Elixirs are thrilled to present THE WALDOS MUSIC FEST featuring MATISYAHU at The Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, April 20.  Special guests Talib Kweli and Congo Sanchez will open the show. Show time is 7:30 PM.  Doors open at 7:00 PM

Native Roots Apothecary and Dixie Elixirs are proud to bring this festival to Colorado for 4/20 to celebrate the “growing” industry and showcase the new cannabis community. 

Owner of Native Roots Apothecary, Rhett Jordan (age 29) is a local entrepreneur and Colorado native. He has dreamed of promoting events like this since he saw his first show at Red Rocks when he was 13 years old.
Jordan said “It is an honor to have amazing artists such as Matisyahu and Talib Kweli involved in this historic weekend.  This is a great showcase of the positive nature of Colorado’s cannabis industry, which is a fast growing sector in the local economy.”

The Waldos were a group of young adults in California that had to hide their cannabis usage so they came together – often at 4:20 pm – to smoke cannabis prior to it being legalized.  The day has managed to become something of a national holiday in the face of official condemnation.

This year’s 4/20 is an historic date and symbolizes our culture stepping away from the wall.  It is the culmination of an 80 year struggle for cannabis to transition from the black market to a socially acceptable past time and medical standard. It has also become the inspiration for naming this evening of celebration and music as the 1st Annual Waldos Music Fest.

When Matisyahu emerged in 2004 with his debut album, Shake Off the Dust ……. Arise, his musical persona seemed a novelty to some. Here was a Hasidic Jew -- dressed in a black suit with a broad-brimmed black hat worn over a yarmulke, and sporting a full, untrimmed beard -- who nevertheless performed toasting raps about the glories of traditional Judaism over reggae beats in a dancehall style directly from Jamaica. Moreover, he punctuated his performances with stage diving. It may have seemed like a joke at first, but Matisyahu was serious about his craft, and his diverse style soon garnered Grammy nominations, gold record certifications, and a broad audience.

His second studio album – Youth - appeared in 2006 and was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album. In late 2011, the singer posted a picture with a shaved head and payes cut with the caption, "No more Chassidic reggae superstar." As such, his 2012 effort Spark Seeker was more secular pop.  He is currently touring in Germany and his latest release – Akeda – will drop in June.

The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. He travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers.  The result of his recent artistic growth and exploration arrives with Kweli’s latest – the dynamic Prisoner Of Conscious AKA P.O.C., an artistic tour de force that signals the start of the next chapter of Kweli’s remarkable career.

Musician extraordinaire, Congo can generally be found in one of two places. If he's not on the road drumming with DC's own, Thievery Corporation or See-I: he's jamming out to fresh vibes at the mysterious Lillypad studios. He is developing a unique blend of Afro-Latin Dub, as he evolves in to his own on the DC music scene.

Tickets are on sale now
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at or call 800 – 745 - 3000 

Tickets are $49.50 GA plus applicable service charges.

Limited VIP tables are available - $300.00 for a group of 4

The Fillmore box office is open Monday - Friday from 12:00 Noon - 6:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm.  On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00pm. 
The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks!  Service charges may apply.   

For Sponsorship opportunities and other VIP ticket option information, please call
Rhett Jordan @ 720 308 6280

Friday, April 18, 2014

Record Store Day Tomorrow at Twist & Shout!

Here's Paul over at Twist & Shout on Colfax Avenue previewing some of his favorite releases available tomorrow on Record Store Day! Also be sure to catch Drive-By Truckers performing live in the store at 3pm!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rapper ‘Christ Bearer’ Severs Own Penis, Jumps from Colfax Avenue Apartment Complex

     For once, something this strange didn't happen on OUR Colfax Avenue!
     It is being reported that a Los Angeles based rapper has been injured on Wednesday after he apparently severed his penis and jumped from a North Hollywood building.
     Media outlets in Southern California are reporting that Andre Johnson, age 40, who raps under the guise of “Christ Bearer,” slashed his own genitalia before noon time.
     The incident took place at a second-story building in the 4500 block of Colfax Avenue. Johnson, aka: “Christ Bearer” was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center near Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

The extent of his condition has not been disclosed by members of the Los Angeles Police Department.

My Love For You is Like Colfax...

You gotta love this hand-printed card from! Ahh...yes, Colfax. Who doesn't have a story about it? Here's their tribute to the longest commercial street in the nation. This is the first printing of the card, which has sold out two additional printings. Looks like Coloradans feel the same way about you, Colfax!

What started as their letterpress-card tribute to the longest (at times dirtiest) commercial street in America has now turned into a glorious screenprinted-T-shirt tribute. Inspired by the hypnotizing vintage neon signs that line Colfax, this T-shirt will make you wanna drink malt liquor before noon and yell sweet nothings at complete strangers. Okay, they can't promise it will do that, but it will add to your street cred.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"A Song for Coretta" Now Playing at Vintage Theatre!

Photo: DenverMind Media

"A Song for Coretta"
By Pearl Cleage
Directed by Pat Payne
Directed by Mark Brenche

On February 6, 2006, people began lining up at dawn outside of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose body lay in state in the small sanctuary. People of all ages stood patiently for hours, waiting to say goodbye. Sometimes they murmured to each other quietly. Sometimes they shared memories of Mrs. King’s extraordinary life and expressed sorrow at her passing. When a cold rain began to fall at sunset, those who had thought to bring umbrellas shared them with those whose resolve was the only thing not dampened by the drizzle. At close to midnight, the crowd had dwindled to a determined few. The five fictional characters in this play are at the end of that long line of mourners.

"Pearl Cleage's "A Song for Coretta"…brims with wit, personality and life-affirming energy." —Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Vintage Theatre opens the evening with "Letters." Mark Brenche directs Andre Hickman and Lisa Young, portraying Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, as they read from selected letters the two exchanged while they dated, during their marriage, while MLK was growing the civil rights movement and during the time of his arrest.

Vintage Theatre presents "A Song for Coretta" and "Letters" March 28 through May 4 at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 ($21 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at * Note closing date change.

Photo: DenverMind Media
The cast includes Lisa Young (Helen Richards), Davida Terrell (Zora Evans), Josephine Lemon-Lett (Mona Lisa Martin), Ilasiea Gray (Keisha Cameron) and ShaShauna Staton (Gwendolyn Johnson).

Vintage Theatre has partnered with Copacabana Grill Catering to create a menu especially for Vintage Theatre patrons who have a hankering to try some real Brazilian BBQ. A full meal, offered from 6 - 7 p.m., includes an appetizer or salad, the entrée and choice of dessert for $15. Appetizers such as Chicken Croquettes or Prosciutto with Melon and desserts like the traditional Brazilian Truffle confections or delectable cake by the slice, will be offered before and after the show with prices starting at $5. The full meal option is offered on the Vintage Theatre ticketing page. To view the full menu, go to

Photo: DenverMind Media
Vintage Theatre presents:

"A Song for Coretta" and "Letters"
An evening commemorating the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
Mar. 28 - May 4
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m.;
Thurs. Apr. 19 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 3 @ 2:30 p.m.

$26 ($21 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available.
303-856-7830 or online at

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010

This is a show not to miss!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Music! Poetry! Art!

April 17 @ Mutiny Info Cafe 2 South Broadway 8pm
Micah Schnabel (Two Cow Garage)
Luke Schmaltz (King Rat)
Charly the city mouse Fasano w/Malamadre performing his book "Not Good With Names" in its entirety. 30 Poems influenced by the faces on Colfax Avenue and the treks of a people watcher.

April 19 @ Mutiny Information Cafe 2 South Broadway 9pm
Magic Cyclops Video Release for his hit song "Captain Badass" A Charly Fasano Film
w/ a performance by Magic Cyclops, Ken Arkind, Brian Polk and a reading and release of Charly Fasano's new film and poem called "Teddy's Bowling Alley" featuring music by Lucero.

Thank you
Charly Fasano
"the city mouse"

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Future of Fracking: Is Local Control the Answer?

Join The Denver Post editorial board for a forum on the conflict over regulation of oil and gas operations in light of ballot measures that voters could face in the fall. The event is free to attend, but you must obtain a ticket.

When: 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15. Refreshments will be provided in the lobby at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Post Auditorium, 101 W. Colfax Avenue

Featured panelists:

Barbara Green is a partner in the law firm Sullivan Green Seavy, where she practices environmental and land use law, handling issues that include oil and gas development.  Green served on the Governor’s Task Force on state and local regulation of oil and gas development.

Elise Jones is a Boulder County commissioner who previously served as executive director of the Colorado Environmental Coalition. She also has worked as a regional director for the League of Conservation Voters, and a project coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation.

Tisha Conoly Schuller is president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. Previously, Schuller served as a principal and vice president with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm. 

David Neslin is a partner in the law firm Davis Graham & Stubbs, where he assists clients with energy and environmental matters. He is past director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and chaired the state review of environmental regulations. 

Editorial board members:

Vincent Carroll, editorial page editor

Alicia Caldwell, editorial writer

Jeremy Meyer, editorial writer


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