Saturday, April 19, 2014

Celebrating the Roots of 4/20 on Colfax with Matisyahu

Celebrating the roots of 4/20
Talib Kweli
Congo Sanchez
Fillmore Auditorium
April 20
                                                                      Native Roots Apothecary & Dixie Elixirs are thrilled to present THE WALDOS MUSIC FEST featuring MATISYAHU at The Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, April 20.  Special guests Talib Kweli and Congo Sanchez will open the show. Show time is 7:30 PM.  Doors open at 7:00 PM

Native Roots Apothecary and Dixie Elixirs are proud to bring this festival to Colorado for 4/20 to celebrate the “growing” industry and showcase the new cannabis community. 

Owner of Native Roots Apothecary, Rhett Jordan (age 29) is a local entrepreneur and Colorado native. He has dreamed of promoting events like this since he saw his first show at Red Rocks when he was 13 years old.
Jordan said “It is an honor to have amazing artists such as Matisyahu and Talib Kweli involved in this historic weekend.  This is a great showcase of the positive nature of Colorado’s cannabis industry, which is a fast growing sector in the local economy.”

The Waldos were a group of young adults in California that had to hide their cannabis usage so they came together – often at 4:20 pm – to smoke cannabis prior to it being legalized.  The day has managed to become something of a national holiday in the face of official condemnation.

This year’s 4/20 is an historic date and symbolizes our culture stepping away from the wall.  It is the culmination of an 80 year struggle for cannabis to transition from the black market to a socially acceptable past time and medical standard. It has also become the inspiration for naming this evening of celebration and music as the 1st Annual Waldos Music Fest.

When Matisyahu emerged in 2004 with his debut album, Shake Off the Dust ……. Arise, his musical persona seemed a novelty to some. Here was a Hasidic Jew -- dressed in a black suit with a broad-brimmed black hat worn over a yarmulke, and sporting a full, untrimmed beard -- who nevertheless performed toasting raps about the glories of traditional Judaism over reggae beats in a dancehall style directly from Jamaica. Moreover, he punctuated his performances with stage diving. It may have seemed like a joke at first, but Matisyahu was serious about his craft, and his diverse style soon garnered Grammy nominations, gold record certifications, and a broad audience.

His second studio album – Youth - appeared in 2006 and was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album. In late 2011, the singer posted a picture with a shaved head and payes cut with the caption, "No more Chassidic reggae superstar." As such, his 2012 effort Spark Seeker was more secular pop.  He is currently touring in Germany and his latest release – Akeda – will drop in June.

The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. He travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers.  The result of his recent artistic growth and exploration arrives with Kweli’s latest – the dynamic Prisoner Of Conscious AKA P.O.C., an artistic tour de force that signals the start of the next chapter of Kweli’s remarkable career.

Musician extraordinaire, Congo can generally be found in one of two places. If he's not on the road drumming with DC's own, Thievery Corporation or See-I: he's jamming out to fresh vibes at the mysterious Lillypad studios. He is developing a unique blend of Afro-Latin Dub, as he evolves in to his own on the DC music scene.

Native Roots Apothecary is a Colorado dispensary chain with its flagship store located right in the middle of beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado on the bustling 16th Street Mall.  Their inviting, professional, and convenient location makes it a destination for consumers seeking the highest quality medical and recreational cannabis as well as a bevy of other products including cannabis concentrates, edibles, smoking accessories, apparel, and more.  Come in today to see what a world-class cannabis experience is all about! 

Located in Denver, Colorado, Dixie Elixirs and Edibles (Dixie) has been producing award-winning THC-infused products since 2009. What began as a single flagship product, the Dixie Elixir (a THC-infused soda), has now expanded to over 30 different products across over 100 SKUs, representing the industry’s finest edibles, tinctures, topicals and connoisseur grade extractions. To find out more about Dixie’s innovative products, or about how Dixie is building the future of cannabis, please visit us at Remember—you must be 21 to visit our site, as cannabis products are not for those under the age of 21!

Tickets are on sale now
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at or call 800 – 745 - 3000 

Tickets are $49.50 GA plus applicable service charges.

Limited VIP tables are available - $300.00 for a group of 4

The Fillmore box office is open Monday - Friday from 12:00 Noon - 6:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm.  On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00pm. 
The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks!  Service charges may apply.   

For Sponsorship opportunities and other VIP ticket option information, please call
Rhett Jordan @ 720 308 6280

Friday, April 18, 2014

Record Store Day Tomorrow at Twist & Shout!

Here's Paul over at Twist & Shout on Colfax Avenue previewing some of his favorite releases available tomorrow on Record Store Day! Also be sure to catch Drive-By Truckers performing live in the store at 3pm!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rapper ‘Christ Bearer’ Severs Own Penis, Jumps from Colfax Avenue Apartment Complex

     For once, something this strange didn't happen on OUR Colfax Avenue!
     It is being reported that a Los Angeles based rapper has been injured on Wednesday after he apparently severed his penis and jumped from a North Hollywood.
     Media outlets in Southern California are reporting that Andre Johnson, age 40, who raps under the guise of “Christ Bearer,” slashed his own genitalia before noon time.
     The incident took place at a second-story building in the 4500 block of Colfax Avenue. Johnson, aka: “Christ Bearer” was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center near Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

The extent of his condition has not been disclosed by members of the Los Angeles Police Department.

My Love For You is Like Colfax...

You gotta love this hand-printed card from! Ahh...yes, Colfax. Who doesn't have a story about it? Here's their tribute to the longest commercial street in the nation. This is the first printing of the card, which has sold out two additional printings. Looks like Coloradans feel the same way about you, Colfax!

What started as their letterpress-card tribute to the longest (at times dirtiest) commercial street in America has now turned into a glorious screenprinted-T-shirt tribute. Inspired by the hypnotizing vintage neon signs that line Colfax, this T-shirt will make you wanna drink malt liquor before noon and yell sweet nothings at complete strangers. Okay, they can't promise it will do that, but it will add to your street cred.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"A Song for Coretta" Now Playing at Vintage Theatre!

Photo: DenverMind Media

"A Song for Coretta"
By Pearl Cleage
Directed by Pat Payne
Directed by Mark Brenche

On February 6, 2006, people began lining up at dawn outside of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose body lay in state in the small sanctuary. People of all ages stood patiently for hours, waiting to say goodbye. Sometimes they murmured to each other quietly. Sometimes they shared memories of Mrs. King’s extraordinary life and expressed sorrow at her passing. When a cold rain began to fall at sunset, those who had thought to bring umbrellas shared them with those whose resolve was the only thing not dampened by the drizzle. At close to midnight, the crowd had dwindled to a determined few. The five fictional characters in this play are at the end of that long line of mourners.

"Pearl Cleage's "A Song for Coretta"…brims with wit, personality and life-affirming energy." —Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Vintage Theatre opens the evening with "Letters." Mark Brenche directs Andre Hickman and Lisa Young, portraying Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, as they read from selected letters the two exchanged while they dated, during their marriage, while MLK was growing the civil rights movement and during the time of his arrest.

Vintage Theatre presents "A Song for Coretta" and "Letters" March 28 through May 4 at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 ($21 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at * Note closing date change.

Photo: DenverMind Media
The cast includes Lisa Young (Helen Richards), Davida Terrell (Zora Evans), Josephine Lemon-Lett (Mona Lisa Martin), Ilasiea Gray (Keisha Cameron) and ShaShauna Staton (Gwendolyn Johnson).

Vintage Theatre has partnered with Copacabana Grill Catering to create a menu especially for Vintage Theatre patrons who have a hankering to try some real Brazilian BBQ. A full meal, offered from 6 - 7 p.m., includes an appetizer or salad, the entrée and choice of dessert for $15. Appetizers such as Chicken Croquettes or Prosciutto with Melon and desserts like the traditional Brazilian Truffle confections or delectable cake by the slice, will be offered before and after the show with prices starting at $5. The full meal option is offered on the Vintage Theatre ticketing page. To view the full menu, go to

Photo: DenverMind Media
Vintage Theatre presents:

"A Song for Coretta" and "Letters"
An evening commemorating the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
Mar. 28 - May 4
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m.;
Thurs. Apr. 19 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 3 @ 2:30 p.m.

$26 ($21 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available.
303-856-7830 or online at

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010

This is a show not to miss!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Music! Poetry! Art!

April 17 @ Mutiny Info Cafe 2 South Broadway 8pm
Micah Schnabel (Two Cow Garage)
Luke Schmaltz (King Rat)
Charly the city mouse Fasano w/Malamadre performing his book "Not Good With Names" in its entirety. 30 Poems influenced by the faces on Colfax Avenue and the treks of a people watcher.

April 19 @ Mutiny Information Cafe 2 South Broadway 9pm
Magic Cyclops Video Release for his hit song "Captain Badass" A Charly Fasano Film
w/ a performance by Magic Cyclops, Ken Arkind, Brian Polk and a reading and release of Charly Fasano's new film and poem called "Teddy's Bowling Alley" featuring music by Lucero.

Thank you
Charly Fasano
"the city mouse"

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Future of Fracking: Is Local Control the Answer?

Join The Denver Post editorial board for a forum on the conflict over regulation of oil and gas operations in light of ballot measures that voters could face in the fall. The event is free to attend, but you must obtain a ticket.

When: 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15. Refreshments will be provided in the lobby at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Post Auditorium, 101 W. Colfax Avenue

Featured panelists:

Barbara Green is a partner in the law firm Sullivan Green Seavy, where she practices environmental and land use law, handling issues that include oil and gas development.  Green served on the Governor’s Task Force on state and local regulation of oil and gas development.

Elise Jones is a Boulder County commissioner who previously served as executive director of the Colorado Environmental Coalition. She also has worked as a regional director for the League of Conservation Voters, and a project coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation.

Tisha Conoly Schuller is president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. Previously, Schuller served as a principal and vice president with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm. 

David Neslin is a partner in the law firm Davis Graham & Stubbs, where he assists clients with energy and environmental matters. He is past director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and chaired the state review of environmental regulations. 

Editorial board members:

Vincent Carroll, editorial page editor

Alicia Caldwell, editorial writer

Jeremy Meyer, editorial writer


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