Monday, June 26, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash

Benjamin Cowhick
Vintage Theatre presents
Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash
Created by Richard Maltby Jr. Conceived by Bill Meade
Directed by Kelly Van Oosbree

Vintage Theatre and Lowry’s Spotlight Theatre present the Denver premiere of “Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash” June 23 through August 6. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.  Tickets are $28 - $34 and available online at or by calling 303-856-7830.

From the opening chords of vintage Country to Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith, Ring of Fire packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. The show features 38 classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune –and paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black that is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend!

The cast includes Ray Anderson, Benjamin Cowhick, Isabella Duran, S Parker Goubert and Eric Weinstein.

Richard Maltby conceived and directed the only two musical revues to ever win the Tony Award for Best Musical: Ain't Misbehavin' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, also Tony Award for Best Director) and Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards). He was director/co-lyricist for the American version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, (1986) starring Bernadette Peters. He was co-lyricist for Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991). He is also well known as a constructor of cryptic crossword puzzles.

Bill Meade began his career as a musician. He has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Zurich Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, and Jacksonville Symphony. On Broadway, he has been involved with more than 50 musicals. He is a Grammy-nominated record producer with a wide range of theatrical releases to his credit, from Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing to Elegies by William Finn.

Vintage Theatre presents
Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music.
June 23 – August 6, 2017
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2:30 p.m.
Industry Night, Monday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $28 - $34
Online at or call 303-856-7830.
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Drink Me

Always an adventure down the rabbit hole at the Satellite Bar, 308 East Colfax Avenue.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Milky Chance / Fillmore Auditorium / October 6

Fillmore Auditorium
Friday, October 6
Showtime 8:00 pm / Doors 7:00 pm

The long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Sadnecessary is finally here and ticks every single box there is.

“After touring for almost four years on the back of this album we really wanted to create something with "Blossom" that is still "Milky Chance", keeps the mixture between melancholy, electronic and organic sounds but also captures our growth as musicians, songwriters and producers.” - Milky Chance

Milky Chance have once again made it seemingly impossible to improve on their unique signature sound. After the tease out of ‘Blossom’, ‘Ego’, ‘Doing Good’ and ‘Cocoon’, of which the latter has racked up over 8 million hits on Youtube and 43 million Spotify plays since November, Blossom is finally here. This is the band’s follow-up to runaway debut album Sadnecessary, which has received gold certification in the US.

Blossom is out now and available here. 

Running parallel to their album, the band have been slowly unveiling their innovative and inventive “Blossomentary”, in which fans have the ability to interact with Milky Chance in lots of different ways, including designing artwork, asking the band questions and taking a personalized quiz. Check it out at:

Milky Chance are finishing off their intimate tour ‘Before Blossom’ (all European & US dates are sold out) before they head out on the ‘Blossom’ tour (Pre-sale starts March 20).

at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at or call 800-745-3000.  

Tickets are $36.50 GA ADV and $39.50 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.   

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.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Blue Bird Cocktail Lounge

Blue Bird Cocktail Lounge

P.S. Lounge
The Blue Bird Cocktail Lounge back in the day! Today it's the P.S. Lounge, one of Denver's ten best dive bars.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fletcher Plaza Public Art

Photo by Jonny B.
Fletcher Plaza, on East Colfax Avenue in Original Aurora.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Alligator Gardens and Snake Stockade

Thanks so much to Walt "Highway 40" Hackney for sending this one in! What I wouldn't give to be able to wrestle an alligator on Colfax Avenue in Aurora right now ...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Titan Missile in Civic Center Park?

I'd say it's some kind of Denver milestone! A Titan missile in Civic Center Park and the "new" Hilton Hotel, under construction in 1960.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LaMarr Ladies Apparel

At one time the Old Capitol Hill State Bank building housed the LaMarr Ladies Apparel store. Today it's the Three Lions Pub!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Denver Diner

Photo by Joshua Hicks

The family-owned and operated diner has occupied the corner of Speer Boulevard and Colfax Avenue for 30 years, serving as the go-to location for visitors and Denverites alike.

George Skordos founded the restaurant in 1990 after years of relying on restaurant jobs after he moved to the U.S. from Greece.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Carriage and Wagon Shop

Photo courtesy Aurora History Museum
The Carriage and Wagon Shop on old school Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

#SeenOnColfax: Connor Smook is in the (Alamo Draft) House! Drop in and say hello!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

RIP Alpine Slide

The once mighty alpine slide at Heritage Square Amusement Park. Can you believe it's been two years gone already?!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts presents Imagine

            The exhibit focuses on the creative process with artworks DAVA youth imagining a better world, and presenting new ideas.  Guest artist Esther Hernandez will perform from 4 to 6 during the opening. The exhibit opens to the public with a reception on Thursday June 22nd from 4 to 7:30 pm and runs through August 30th, 2017. DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) is located at 1405 Florence Street, one block south of Colfax Avenue in the Aurora Cultural Arts District

Hannah, Isis, Gael, Mikias, Abhishek, and Joseph working in the Computer Lab

            Inspired by John Lennon’s song Imagine, middle school Computer Art Lab students visualized all the people living in peace and caring for the world, today. A multi-layered graphic presentation illustrates student concerns and cultures. Job Training studio youth reflected on personal challenges and possible solutions through symbolic acts of letting go, while others immersed themselves in the pursuit of fantasy.  Separate installations of butterflies and cocoon like paintings  illustrate their journey.
            Elementary students in the Open Studio imagined their future, and their role in the world through an installation of plaster masks and drawings of thought bubbles. Individual projects focus on a more generous world where imagination can be a gift, like a cloud in a box. Playful group projects made by mini robots and other experimental processes will also be included.
            Guest artist Esther Hernandez reenacts some of her dreams through stop motion animation and performance. Animations and videos of performances will be presented in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. She will reenact one of her dream of being a Butoh dancer in a performance of slowing down time.

animation still by Esther Hernandez
            All of DAVA’s exhibits are free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment. For more information about the exhibits email:

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, visit or call 303 367 5886.