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Joce Blake

Articles By Joce Blake

Denver Composer Derrick Hodge Is Bringing His Sound to the Nation’s Biggest Stages

From the Oscars to the Super Bowl, the Denver-based bassist and orchestra conductor has been behind the music at some of the biggest gigs around. This month, he’ll make history co-conducting the first all-Black orchestra to headline the Hollywood Bowl.

Founder of Adult Entertainment Pastor Pines

Adult Entertainment Is Building a Community for Black and Brown Denverites

Despite the forces of gentrification, the streetwear brand just opened a brick-and-mortar store in Five Points.

There’s a New Denim Company in Town—And the Next Drop Is Sure to Sell Out

Local musician Danae Simone is bringing quality and low-cost denim to Denverites with DSX Denim. The second collection, which includes styles for both women and men, launches on November 27.

These 10 Black Creatives Want More From Denver’s Fashion Scene

We asked nearly a dozen Denver-based models, hairstylists, designers, and creative directors to share what it means to be Black in the city’s fashion industry and the changes they would like to see. Here’s what they had to say.

This Denver Company Will Handcraft Your Perfect Hat

Kyle Theret and Parker Orms, owners of Denver’s Encounter Hat Co., mold their felt hats to fit each individual client. The result? A customized, high-quality topper that you won’t find elsewhere.

4 Reasons to Attend Denver’s Juneteenth Festival

The eighth annual festival, which commemorates the abolition of slavery, is a celebration of African American music, art, food, beauty, and culture.

7 Shops to Score Street Style in Denver

Thanks to a handful of brands, streetwear is finding a foothold here in the Mile High City.


Denver Designer Crystal Lee Showcased Her Bold Aesthetic at New York Fashion Week

It was the second time the designer presented her label, C.R.Lee, in the fashion capital of the U.S.

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