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  • Denver Nuggets wheel and deal to land multiple players in NBA Draft

    Denver Nuggets wheel and deal to land multiple players in NBA Draft

    The Denver Nuggets are usually one of the quieter teams on NBA Draft night. Not this year. Denver, who entered the draft with the No. 11 overall pick, along with the No. 56, got things going early when they traded for former Nuggets shooting guard Arron Afflalo. The Nuggets traded Evan Fournier, a...
  • Sarah McLachlan returning to Red Rocks July 2

    Sarah McLachlan returning to Red Rocks July 2

    Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan is returning to Denver next week, performing Tuesday, July 2, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, in support of her May 2014 release, Shine On. It’s been three years since McLachlan played Red Rocks, which she calls “one of the most...
  • The Denver Actors Fund: Providing relief to artists in need

    The Denver Actors Fund: Providing relief to artists in need

    If you’ve ever found yourself in a medical emergency, then you know how quickly those bills can pile up. If you happen to be one of the lucky people with decent medical coverage, then you can usually recover financially quite quickly, however if you are under-insured or uninsured, then you know how...
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater: Fitness at 6,400 feet above sea level

    Red Rocks Amphitheater: Fitness at 6,400 feet above sea level

    Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the most beautiful natural amphitheaters in the world. The views from the raked seats are incredible, stretching across all of the front rage, and the sound from the stage is always fantastic. What you may not know, however, is that Red Rocks is also the best place...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Distant Correspondent

    Get to know a Denver band: Distant Correspondent

    While Snake Rattle Rattle Snake won the Westword Music Award in the indie rock category last night, Distant Correspondent’s nomination was well-deserved. Signed with local label Hot Congress Records, MTV Iggy commented on Distant Correspondent’s self-titled debut as, “Modern dream pop in its latest...
  • Independence Day in Denver: Four great ways to celebrate the holiday

    Independence Day in Denver: Four great ways to celebrate the holiday

    Independence Day is nearly here, which means it’s time to start making your plans to celebrate this annual holiday. You’ll want all the classic festivities from parades to fireworks, barbecues and music. Luckily, there are lots of events in Denver that have got all of those things covered. Plan...
  • Keep the kids entertained this summer: Fun, family-friendly Denver activities

    Keep the kids entertained this summer: Fun, family-friendly Denver activities

    With school out for the summer it can be very difficult to find creative ways to keep the kids occupied and productive, not to mention exhausting and expensive. However, thanks to some of the great family-friendly facilities in Denver, there are lots of great ways to keep those kiddos busy and...
  • Broadway hit 'Pippin' to launch national tour in Denver

    Broadway hit 'Pippin' to launch national tour in Denver

    Denver has a proud history for being the best city to launch a national touring production. There have been several major national touring companies that have begun their tour in the Mile High City, and even the pre-Broadway debut of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Shows like “The Book of Mormon...
  • Learn more about the art of theater at the annual CCTC Festival

    Learn more about the art of theater at the annual CCTC Festival

    The Colorado Community Theatre Coalition (CCTC) has announced the full line up of workshops and presenting theater companies for the annual CCTC Festival, to take place August 13 through 16 at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education in Denver. This annual festival is the only one of...
  • Courtney Barnett announces fall tour, plays Larimer Lounge on 7/1

    Courtney Barnett announces fall tour, plays Larimer Lounge on 7/1

    On Tuesday, Australian songstress Courtney Barnett announced that she would be co-headlining a fall North American tour with San Fermin. Barnett is currently on tour and set to play the Larimer Lounge on Tuesday, July 1. She recently played three sold out shows at NXNE in Toronto and will also...
  • Denver music weekend picks June 27-29: RAW, Railbenders and SHEL

    Denver music weekend picks June 27-29: RAW, Railbenders and SHEL

    Once again, it’s a busy weekend for live music in Denver, with touring and local bands playing hundreds of venues around town. If you’re planning to include some live music in your weekend plans and you don’t already have tickets to Widespread Panic at Red Rocks (don’t bother now—they’re sold out...
  • SHEL to return to Denver, perform June 27 at Larimer Lounge

    SHEL to return to Denver, perform June 27 at Larimer Lounge

    Violin. Mandolin. Keyboards. Drums. Top hats. Four very talented sisters with four very different personalities. If you’re vaguely familiar with the Colorado music scene, you’ve probably figured out we’re talking about SHEL. Blending a love of yesteryear with a contemporary vibe, and with...
  • Run The Jewels takes to the road this summer

    Run The Jewels takes to the road this summer

    Hip-hop is taking to the road this summer with a new tour announced almost daily and many destination festivals featuring eclectic rap bills. Run The Jewels, the duo comprised of Killer Mike and El-P, have recently announced their summer tour schedule which boasts several festivals, including...
  • Moments from the Westword Music Showcase: Megan Burtt’s journey back

    Moments from the Westword Music Showcase: Megan Burtt’s journey back

    It was a rare pleasure to see Denver singer-songwriter Megan Burtt perform at Stoney’s Bar & Grill during Saturday’s Westword Music Showcase—not because it’s rare for her to perform, but because her busy traveling schedule sometimes prevents her from being in town for local music showcases like...
  • Changing the concept of hotel art: Historic murals by Allen Tupper True

    Changing the concept of hotel art: Historic murals by Allen Tupper True

    There are lots of jokes and misnomers out there about “bad hotel art.” Despite those rumors, there are several hotels that have gone out of their way to include truly spectacular art as part of their décor. The art in a hotel helps to create the personality of the space, ties the building to the...
  • Biking is big in downtown Denver: Find the perfect place to recharge

    Biking is big in downtown Denver: Find the perfect place to recharge

    When you visit a city like New York or Chicago, you don’t need to rent a car. You can easily take public transportation to pretty much any location, and it’s far easier than finding parking and usually far less expensive as well. Denver, on the other hand, has been one of those cities that you still...
  • Craft beers are big in Denver: Check out 'Countinghouse' cream ale

    Craft beers are big in Denver: Check out 'Countinghouse' cream ale

    With more than 161 breweries located throughout the state, it’s no secret that Coloradoans love craft beer. Colorado has consistently ranked in the top three states for the number of craft breweries per capita, according to the Brewers Association, while the Beer Institute ranks Colorado number one...
  • All that glitters used to be filled with gold: The hotel that once was a bank

    All that glitters used to be filled with gold: The hotel that once was a bank

    In 1915, the Colorado National Bank opened at the corner of 17th Street and Champa Street in downtown Denver. The beautiful building was designed by well-known Denver architects William and Arthur Fisher, the same team behind the Tramway building on 14th Street. This iconic neo-classical Greek...
  • Moments from the Westword Music Showcase: Catching up with Glowing House

    Moments from the Westword Music Showcase: Catching up with Glowing House

    Listening to Denver neo-folk act Glowing House perform at the historic Curious Theatre during Saturday’s Westword Music Showcase, it was immediately apparent that the past year has brought some changes to the band for the better. Their music has always been captivating, but something was different...
  • The Amends release one track per week for "The Ruins of Tropicalia"

    The Amends release one track per week for "The Ruins of Tropicalia"

    Tomorrow, The Amends release the first episodes in their latest project, The Ruins of Tropicalia, followed on Wednesday with a new track from the Denver indie rock band. (AXS readers can download this week’s TROT track, “Reappear,” now before its Wednesday release.) However, The Ruins of Tropicalia...
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