The African-American History Monument at the South Carolina Capitol Building was created by Colorado sculptor Ed Dwight (image courtesy of the artist)
Following the controversy surrounding the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina's statehouse grounds in Columbia (it was taken down on July 10), another debate has begun. This one is not about a racially charged symbol of our past—and, many would argue, our present—but a sculpture....
July 30 2015, 11:40 AM
—Courtesy of High Plains Chautauqua
He talked more than he sang, often playing a single verse before stopping. “Y’know…” he’d say, reminded by his own lyrics, and then regale listeners with another tale of Steinbeck-ian Americana. I sat just a few feet away, grateful for the shade and breeze afforded by the un-walled tent, distant...
July 30 2015, 10:30 AM
—Courtesy of Steve Stanton
If you know Joel Van Horne, you know Covenhoven. The singer-songwriter has been delighting local-music lovers for several years with his rootsy, Americana-influenced ballads, most of them inspired by Van Horne’s isolated musings.
The “isolated” part refers to his songwriting process:...
July 28 2015, 8:18 AM
We need more of this.
News this week that Colorado has landed another feature film project was a welcome development, but it also raises the question of whether state officials are doing enough to lure these productions here.
Actress Melanie Griffith, who owns a home in Colorado, will star in Miss Cannabis...
July 24 2015, 9:14 AM
—Courtesy of Meru
Colorado has no shortage of adventurers and daredevils, but some simply bring their death-defying feats to mind-boggling levels.
Take Boulder-based climber Renan Ozturk. Among numerous other setbacks, he's fractured his skull and a few vertebra—and that was before he faced his toughest...
July 21 2015, 3:10 PM
—Courtesy of Breckenridge Creative Arts
When you hike Iowa Hill Trail in the White River National Forest, you expect to find lush aspen groves, burbling creeks, and perhaps a passing deer. This month, you might also happen upon a cellist. Trail Mix, a series of 24 miniconcerts along the trails near Breck, is part of the inaugural...
—Courtesy Bill Gardner
In 1965, Denver’s AM-950 and its rock ‘n’ roll ruled the ratings, with AM-560 a few points behind. So 560 hatched an unthinkable but brilliant plan: Put rock ‘n’ roll on FM. Back then, no one believed you needed the quality of FM for anything other than classical. But 560 figured if its new, better...
—Morgan Rachel Levy
Having poured everything into Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine its Future (a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award), Stephen Grace figured that—at least when it came to water—he was dry. But then filmmaker Jim Havey asked him to write the script for a...