Summer Scream turns Lakeside Amusement Park into a private party (photo courtesy of Jason M. Dewitt/Dewitt Photography)
The waning days of summer are upon us. Sigh. If you're not quite ready to give up those remaining warm-weather evenings, make plans to take in the earlier sunset from the top of the Cyclone Coaster at Lakeside Amusement Park during Summer Scream 5 on Thursday, September 3.
August 27 2015, 4:27 PM
An eerie ghost light presides over Boettcher Concert Hall. —Photo courtesy of Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall remembers what it was like to sit in his room as a teenager, eyes closed, letting the music of his current favorite band wash over him. The Denver composer hopes to replicate that immersive experience for music lovers of all ages with his latest work, Ghost Light.
August 20 2015, 10:40 AM
Adam Cayton-Holland at the 2013 High Plains Comedy Festival. —Courtesy of Ryan Brackin Photography
Established in 2013 by Denver comedians Adam Cayton-Holland and Andy Juett, the city’s first all stand-up comedy festival enters its third tour of South Broadway August 20 to 22 with a bigger headliner and more than 70 local and national comedians in tow. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss this year’s...
August 18 2015, 11:27 AM
Junge and Evel; Courtesy of Prodigy Public Relations
Daredevils of all stripes have always captivated American culture, perhaps no more so than in the 1970s. We of a certain age have fond childhood memories of staring in amazement at grainy, pre-cable television feeds—usually on ABC's Wide World of Sports—as one man kept setting the risk-taking bar...
August 18 2015, 9:00 AM
—Courtesy of Reven Marie Swanson
A year after its founding in 1870, Greeley erected a 50-mile fence around town to keep open-range cattle from gorging on gardens. Today the town focuses its enrichment efforts on aesthetics as much as agriculture: Since 1998, the city has mandated that one percent of capital improvement spending...
—By Sandra Dallas (St. Martin’s Press, September)
In the harsh world of 19th-century Colorado, just surviving your first year of life—especially in a high-country mining town—is nothing short of a miracle. Gracy Brookens knows. As the only midwife in Swandyke, a hard-won mining town in Colorado’s Tenmile Range, she’s seen plenty of kids done in by...
Live dancers perform before a 3-D LED screen. —Photo courtesy of Terracotta Warriors
If I could pick just one word to describe Terracotta Warriors 3D, it would be "imaginative." But this is a production that must be experienced first-hand to truly understand. The performance, which opened for its U.S. premiere in Denver on August 11, combines dance, music, Chinese history, and...
August 13 2015, 10:05 AM
Originally created in early 19th century Europe, the harmonica was quickly adopted into the American musical canon, particularly in the West. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
(But first: Open this YouTube video of legendary harmonica player George "Harmonica" Smith playing "Leaving Chicago" to set the mood.)
When Winslow Yerxa was 15 years old, he wanted to be a rock star. As front man of his teenage garage band, Yerxa and his friends played classics of the British...
August 12 2015, 4:10 PM