A Denver, Colorado mother is hoping a billboard will help find the hit-and-run driver that killed her children.
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers have unveiled a billboard on the corner
of Colfax Avenue and Fillmore Street hoping to make sure people do not
forget about the incident.
The new campaign is called "Somebody Knows Something."
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers has received a generous/sizable donation
for this "Special Award" which will allow the organization to reward up
to $20,000 for information which leads to an arrest and conviction.
Bee and her 8-year-old son Zamay Khan and her 6-year-old Azat Khan
were walking home from school when police say a Cadillac SUV hit them
and did not stop. Police do not have any leads to go on, and that is why
the campaign is so important.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Back By Popular Demand!
Athena Project envisions a world in which women’s voices are powerfully expressed and fully integrated into the creative life of every community. Athena Project’s mission is to empower women and strengthen the Denver community through developing and showcasing women’s and girls’ artistic contributions, while inviting new audiences into the creative process. Visit our website for more information www.athenaprojectfestival.org.
Founder & Executive Producer Angela Astle says, "We just can't leave the Patterson’s alone. Our 3 week run during the Athena Project Arts Festival 2013 was an overwhelming success. Many audience members wanted to bring friends and family back to see the show. So we've decided to remount it, exactly as it was before, at The Fox. In addition, as our annual fundraiser, we decided to do what we know how to do best. Put on a play."
Clinnesha D. Sibley is a published poet and award-winning playwright from McComb, Mississippi. Her plays have been presented for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Voices at the River Playwriting Residency, NYCPlaywrights Play of the Month Series, D.C. Black Theatre Festival, TheatreSquared’s Arkansas New Play Festival, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and Penumbra Theatre’s highly acclaimed Word(s)PLAY! Program. In 2009, she received the Key Woman Educator in Drama Award from the Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society. In 2011,her play, Tell Martha Not to Moan, received the Holland New Voices Award at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, was a semifinalist in the 2012 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Her short play, Bound by Blood, is published in Black Magnolias Literary Journal 6.2. Clinnesha is an Assistant Professor of Drama at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Tell Martha Not to Moan
A series of memories unfold in a family home in Detroit, 2007
July 5 - 21
Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m.
$22 adults, $20 Students/Seniors/Military. Group Discount available
Tickets 303-739-1970 or online at www.athenaprojectfestival.org
Saturday, June 15, 2013
JOHN FOGERTY’S NEW ALBUM ‘WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE’
ENTERS BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART AT #3,
MARKING THE HIGHEST CHART DEBUT EVER IN HIS ENTIRE CAREER
FROM CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL THROUGH TODAY
JOHN FOGERTY’s new album WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #3, selling 51,319 copies in its first week. This marks the Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s highest-debuting album of his career (including Creedence Clearwater Revival releases). In addition, this is Fogerty’s highest charting record since 1985's Centerfield hit #1. One of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million albums, FOGERTY has also announced preliminary tour dates for the fall (see dates below).
Produced by FOGERTY, WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE is generating widespread praise and has received Rolling Stone magazine’s highest rating--a rare 5 stars--in a lead review in the current issue:
A celebration of FOGERTY’s iconic songbook, the album is a collection of 14 songs: 12 classics and deep tracks (Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo material) from his remarkable canon of hits recorded in collaboration with today’s biggest superstars from the country, pop and rock worlds, plus two brand new solo songs including the new single and video “Mystic Highway.” WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE was released by Vanguard Records on May 28, FOGERTY’s birthday, when he performed a sold-out, intimate one-night-only album release and birthday bash concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles that was broadcast live on AXS TV and also simulcast on legendary radio station KLOS (95.5fm in Los Angeles).
On the concert front, JOHN FOGERTY will be rockin’ all over the world in 2013 and 2014. The preliminary tour dates are below, with more to come soon. In addition, FOGERTY has two festival sit-ins with Widespread Panic and Zac Brown Band.
WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE marks the singer, songwriter and guitarist’s ninth studio solo album since disbanding Creedence Clearwater Revival. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, it was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville except for "Proud Mary" which was recorded in New Orleans with Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band. FOGERTY recorded “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters at their 606 studio using "the" legendary Neve recording console featured in the #1 iTunes documentary Sound City.
Early Critical Praise for WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE:
“The result is some of the best new music Fogerty has made since, well, Creedence. His singing is strong and engaged, even scalding when he goes up against Kid Rock in ‘Born on the Bayou,’ and the current state of Fogerty’s guitar playing is summed up in his shootout with country picker Brad Paisley in ‘Hot Rod Heart.’… “Looking back at these songs, in this company, has brought out a fire and nerve in Fogerty. He sounds as renewed in these performances as the riffs and stories.”
--David Fricke, ROLLING STONE June 6, 2013 (five star review)
"Fogerty and Foo Fighters muscle their way through the strafing guitar riffs of ‘Fortunate Son,’ he and Urban anticipate the joys of an impending weekend in ‘Almost Saturday Night.’ He meets the Zac Brown Band halfway between his own classic swamp rock and their Southern boogie groove for a bouncy revision of ‘Bad Moon Rising,’ and delves into the latent spirituality of the stately title track with Miranda Lambert, for which Fogerty delegated guitar solo duties to Rage Against the Machine/the Nightwatchman guitarist Tom Morello."
--Randy Lewis, LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 28, 2013
“…listening to the songs on John Fogerty's Wrote a Song For Everyone will be like reacquainting with old friends, their wisdom and vitality still exhilarating after all these years…the results rock. Highlights include a thunderous performance of ‘Fortunate Son’ featuring the Foo Fighters and Fogerty sound-alike Dave Grohl; the 1997 obscurity ‘Hot Rod Heart,’ with Brad Paisley revving up his guitar; and a rollicking ‘Proud Mary,’ reclaimed from marching band songbooks everywhere by Jennifer Hudson, Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band. Fogerty himself remains a mighty singer, and shows he hasn't lost his knack as a songwriter either. Two new tunes fit right in, which is impressive given such distinguished company.”
--Steven Wine, ASSOCIATED PRESS, May 28, 2013
About John Fogerty:
John Fogerty--singer, songwriter and guitarist--has sold over 100 million records, earning 18 Gold Albums and 10 Platinum Albums. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, won the Grammy Award for his album Blue Moon Swamp in 1997 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. He is also a BMI Icon Award Winner. In addition, Fogerty and his #1 phenomenal recording “Centerfield” were honored during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies--the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician or song as part of the annual ceremonies. He’s also called the “Father of the Flannel Shirt.”
TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 15 @ 10:00 AM
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 800 – 745 - 3000
Tickets are $49.50 GA plus applicable service charges.
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Friday, June 14, 2013
The man who wrote the surf guitar anthem "Walk, Don't Run" has died. Guitarist Johnny Smith died Tuesday night at his Colorado home of natural causes. He would have been 91 years old on June 25. Here is a flyer from one of his gigs on Colfax Avenue back in the day. R.I.P. Johnny!