Spend your Halloween searching for spirits in the balcony, dressing rooms, main stage, and audience seating area of Denver's oldest cultural center. —Image courtesy of the Historic Elitch Theatre Foundation
The setting is straight out of a horror film—on a dark chilly evening just before Halloween, an eager group of adventurers makes their way to an old building with rich history. Famous actresses, philanthropists, and shrewd business owners graced this theater’s halls in its heyday, and legend...
October 16 2015, 1:17 PM
The Sie FilmCenter lights up Colfax Avenue. —Courtesy of the Denver Film Society
Denver’s home for independent film is officially open for business. The Sie FilmCenter, the permanent location for the nonprofit Denver Film Society, celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday as the finishing touches on its recent redesign were completed. Anna and John J. Sie, who made a...
October 9 2015, 10:15 AM
"The Portal" blends live music with film
Fans of Arise Music Festival—a music/yoga/art/creative enterprise event held annually in Loveland—don't have to travel far to catch festival co-producer Luke Comer's latest creation. The Portal (opening Friday, October 9) is being advertised as a multimedia rock opera, but even...
October 8 2015, 3:10 PM
LoDo, the prequel.
—Courtesy of Rocky Mountain PBS
How long have Coloradans enjoyed their intoxicants? For at least as long as there have been Coloradans.
This week on Rocky Mountain PBS, "Colorado Experience" reveals how our state's original settlers partook in booze, cannabis, opium, cocaine, and saloon-hopping even before we became a state. (...
October 8 2015, 8:30 AM
Rubber chickens get the (humor) theme across (photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design)
The staff at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design gets that becoming a career artist requires more than just skills classes and finalizing portfolios (though those are also important): The best artists are able to analyze differing perspectives of the world and then distill them into images...
September 25 2015, 12:30 PM
Coloradan Evan Hedges gets feedback from the judges on a recent episode of "Face Off." —Courtesy of Jordin Althaus / Syfy.
For most of us, monsters exist only in the movies. But for local special effects artists Evan Hedges and Kevon Ward, monsters are part of everyday life.
As art director and lead affects artist (respectively) for Denver-based 13th Floor Entertainment Group, Hedges and Ward normally work...
September 18 2015, 10:00 AM
With beer in hand, Owen Shepherd of Fort Collins Brewery cracks a joke at Offensively Delicious' 2014 premiere. —Photo courtesy of Sexpot Comedy / The Brewtography Project
Some people move to Colorado for the thrill of adventure; others simply for the weed.
Laura Decker, on the other hand, moved to Denver in 2010 with the innocent intention of attending seminary school, which she paid for by working at local beer bars. It wasn’t long before she found a favorite...
September 18 2015, 9:00 AM
Sanjoy K. Roy speaks at the JLF 2015 Curtain Raiser
Since 2006, the Jaipur Literature Festival has filled Diggi Palace in Rajasthan, India’s largest state, with the world’s premier writers, thinkers, and those who flock to see them. Known as the largest free literary festival in the world, JLF attracted more than 270,000 attendees last year to its...
September 15 2015, 11:50 AM