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  • Colorado's Balloon Boy to become a musical

    Colorado's Balloon Boy to become a musical

    On October 15, 2009 all of America’s eyes were glued to the television, watching in horror as a six-year-old boy was thought to be inside a runaway weather balloon in Fort Collins. Balloon Boy, as he became known, was a national story, as flights were rerouted and Denver International Airport closed...
  • The Colorado Theatre Guild announces the Henry Award nominations for 2014

    The Colorado Theatre Guild announces the Henry Award nominations for 2014

    The 9th Annual Henry Award nominations have been released by the Colorado Theatre Guild. This annual celebration honors the very best in Colorado theatre and serves as its most prestigious award. The awards, named for longtime local theatre producer Henry Lowenstein, will be held during a formal...
  • Ranking Colorado’s 5 best sporting venues

    Ranking Colorado’s 5 best sporting venues

    Coloradans are crazy for the outdoors and wild for wilderness, but also cuckoo for their sports teams. Denver is lucky enough to boast a professional sports team in all four of the major American leagues: Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Rockies (MLB), Denver Nuggets (NBA) and Denver Broncos (NFL...
  • Denver music weekend picks June 20-21: Westword Music Showcase and more

    Denver music weekend picks June 20-21: Westword Music Showcase and more

    If you live in Denver and you want to pack a year's worth of live music into one weekend, this is the weekend to do it. Between the normal slew of live shows at local venues and Denver’s biggest annual one-day music festival, hundreds of local bands and dozens of major touring acts will perform...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Fingers of the Sun

    Get to know a Denver band: Fingers of the Sun

    This summer is going to be a busy one for Denver indie pop band Fingers of the Sun. The sextet releases their sophomore album, What is this Life?, on Saturday, July 5 at a party taking place at the Hi-Dive with special guests Dressy Bessy and Kissing Party. Additionally, the indie pop darling will...
  • Colorado Rapids to host Atlanta Silverbacks in fifth round of US Open Cup

    Colorado Rapids to host Atlanta Silverbacks in fifth round of US Open Cup

    The Colorado Rapids currently sit at 6-4-5, in third place of the MLS' Western Conference. Though they are in the middle of their regular season, the Rapids have taken a break from MLS action to take part in the US Open Cup. The 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup consists of 58 teams from all across the...
  • Guide to Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    Guide to Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    Part of the Vail Valley Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater hosts cultural and entertainment events each year. The annual musical festivals, free weekly concerts, and theatrical performances keeps the amphitheater busy year-round. If you’re thinking of checking out the Gerald R. Ford...
  • Guide to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

    Guide to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

    The Municipal Auditorium was built to host the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 1908, which was the first national political convention in Colorado. The beautiful structure was originally created to host a variety of productions including concerts, live theater, operas, auto shows and...
  • Guide to Comedy Works

    Guide to Comedy Works

    Since its opening in 1981, Comedy Works has been a dedicated venue to providing entertainment and laughter to all who enter. Their success through the years prompted the opening of a second location in 2008. The Landmark in Greenwood Village location features not just comedy, but also functions as a...
  • Experience Denver: Most unique museums

    Experience Denver: Most unique museums

    There are a lot of fantastic museums to explore in the Denver area, many of which are known throughout the world for their amazing collections and attention to detail. However, there are also a few truly original and very special museums that you may not know about. In fact, there are so many great...
  • The Unexpected Labratory offers art to confront school shootings

    The Unexpected Labratory offers art to confront school shootings

    The Unexpected Laboratory is presenting a completely original work ripped from the headlines of today. This new piece titled “Surrounded” deals with the world today, in which there have been more than 70 school shootings since the tragedy at Newtown. This young ensemble of artists has come together...
  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnun and Bailey Circus Legends

    Step right up: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are coming to town

    Yes, the world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is headed back to Denver for its all new show titled “Legends.” The brand new show includes everything you’d expect from the Ringling Bros., including plenty of spectacle and lots of wonder as they summon the mythical creatures from...
  • Get to know a Denver band: The Raven and The Writing Desk

    Get to know a Denver band: The Raven and The Writing Desk

    In the vein of The Dresden Dolls or The Decemberists, Denver art quintet The Raven and the Writing Desk offer the following description of themselves on their Facebook page, “[We] will fix you a cup of tea, then promptly throw it in your face. Lovers of contrast, they narrate something half dream...
  • Guide to Ridgewood Event Center

    Guide to Ridgewood Event Center

    The Ridgewood Event Center is a scenic venue that hosts weddings, reunions, retreats, meetings, and many other private events. Located in southwestern Colorado in La Plata River Valley, there are lodging accommodations available for guests to extend their private event. If you’re attending an event...
  • Guide to Dick's Sporting Goods Park

    Guide to Dick's Sporting Goods Park

    The official home of the Colorado Rapids, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park features 24 sports fields, an 18,000 seat stadium, and numerous event spaces within the complex. This state-of-the-art soccer stadium complex hosts everything from games and concerts to weddings and meeting events. If you’re...
  • Denver's Gothic Theater is a mile high institution

    Denver's Gothic Theater is a mile high institution

    In the 1920’s, movie theatres were grand affairs, with vast, arching ceilings, balconies, and velvety curtains which drew back to reveal the stage and silver screen on which the motion picture would be cast. It was in this era of time that the Gothic Theatre was constructed on South Broadway and...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Kissing Party

    Get to know a Denver band: Kissing Party

    For the past eight years, Kissing Party has been a constant in the Denver music scene. Playing the 6 p.m. slot at Rooster & Moon at this Saturday’s 20th annual Westword Music Showcase, Colorado’s largest single-day music festival, indie rock lovers should not miss this band’s set. In reference...
  • Get to know a Colorado band: Sour Boy, Bitter Girl

    Get to know a Colorado band: Sour Boy, Bitter Girl

    Exchanging emails with AXS while on the road, Benjamin Buttice, Mitch Keller, and Alex Bailey shared some insight into Sour Boy, Bitter Girl. Originally formed as a solo acoustic side project for Buttice at a coffee shop in Fort Collins, Sour Boy, Bitter Girl has blossomed over the past decade of...
  • Neon Trees returning to Denver, headlining at Ogden Theatre June 17

    Neon Trees returning to Denver, headlining at Ogden Theatre June 17

    Neon Trees, the Utah-based dance-pop band known for energizing audiences with their dynamic live shows, is returning to Denver this week, making a tour stop at the Ogden Theatre June 17 in support of their latest release Pop Psychology. The nationwide tour kicked off last month in Nashville, and...
  • In Photos: World Cup fans descend on downtown Denver

    In Photos: World Cup fans descend on downtown Denver

    Soccer fans across the front range flocked to Skyline Park in downtown Denver over the weekend for the family-friendly World Soccer Celebration presented by Western Union. With the first batch of matches streaming live from Brazil, soccer enthusiasts of all ages reveled in the Rocky Mountain region...
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