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Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes …
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Ron Tarver has been living in the Baker neighborhood since the 1970s. Last year he opened the Denver Distillery on Broadway.

Baker resident makes poetry in a glass

While sitting on the front patio at the Bardo Coffee House, drinking his coffee and enjoying a morning cigarette, it’s not unusual for several passerby to stop and say hi to Ron Tarver. After …

Jewish Community Center announces annual award winners

Three awards will be given to leaders at Denver's Jewish Community Center this fall, recognizing their efforts to support the organization and its youth programming. The Staenberg-Loup Jewish …

Wash Park church hosts Bluegrass benefit show

Denver residents are invited to try their chops at singing bluegrass, all while raising funds for the Historic Cameron Church in Washington Park. The fundraising event will be held on Sept. 22 at the …
Tress reflect on Echo Lake, a Denver-run mountain park. The city runs 15 parks through the Denver Mountain Parks program.

A guide to Denver’s Mountain Parks

Summer is not quite over, and the mountains continue to draw many people away from the busy city. Did you know that Denver manages some of those mountain parks we know and love? Denver Parks and …

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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …
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More than 500,000 people are expected to turn out for the annual A Taste of Colorado festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

A Taste of Colorado brings the flavor this weekend

A Taste of Colorado returns to Civic Center Park in downtown Denver for another Labor Day weekend, bringing with it 48 different food trucks and vendors and thousands of hungry mouths. The annual …
From left, Kerry David (“Breaking Their Silence”), Haroula Rose (“Once Upon a River”), “Rachel Wortell (“Romance Analyst”) and the Vail Daily’s Tricia Swenson discuss the challenges and importance of making movies as part of the Vail Film Festival.
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Sharing stories at Vail Film Festival

There’s something counterintuitive about being in a place as gorgeous as Vail in the late summer and spending most of it inside dark rooms. But the films I watched over the weekend of Aug. 15-18 as …
“Our Lady,” created by the Ladies Fancywork Society, stands tall at the Center for Visual Art, MSU’s gallery on Santa Fe Dr. The “Collectivism” exhibit includes works by Colorado collectives and others around the country — and farther.

Detainees’ art on display in gallery on Santa Fe Drive

The first arts collective with work exhibited in the new exhibit, “Collectivism” at Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University’s gallery at Santa Fe Drive and 10th Avenue is the …
Christian Obrecht, a 47-year-old from Denver, turns his wheel in a kart race. Obrecht owns his own kart. In metro Denver and farther out, some tracks allow drivers to use their own karts.

Thrills by the kartload in the Denver metro area

Just off an inconspicuous industrial side street, kids as young as 5 and adults as old as 80 don helmets, strap on seatbelts and zip around like something out of a video game. They’re racing …

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Busking in the glow of Union Station

So much of the contemporary creative world is driven by technology that intensely human performances are often a breath of fresh air. That’s part of the magic of the Union Station Buskerfest, which …
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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …
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National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could …
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‘Superstition’ coming back to try its luck

Detective stories are one of the great renewable resources of pop culture. The genre is endlessly flexible and well-suited to mediums both familiar and new. And that’s just what the audio drama …
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Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both …

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Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the …
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