Tuesday, August 26, 2014
New Businesses in the West Colfax Corridor:
- Enjoy a sweet treat at Susie's Sweets (1470 Carr St.).
- Remote Start Guys moved to the corridor and offers remote start systems and other customized features for your vehicle at 9680 W. Colfax.
- Lakewood Dance Academy provides creative dance classes at 9635 W. Colfax Ave.
- The Abo Group relocated their sustainable architecture firm to the historic building at 8025 W. Colfax Ave.
- Colorado Frame Company will move across Colfax into a beautiful new building at 9780 W. Colfax this fall.
- Tamarack Consulting LCC, a civil engineering group, recently leased space at 8840 W. Colfax.
- Conservation Construction moved into the 8101 W. Colfax renovated building next to The Abo Group.
- Vial Fotheringham Lawyers moved into the Golden Hill office building located at 12600 W. Colfax.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Come join us to make this year’s Last Waltz celebration better than ever and to ensure the success of the holiday canned food/desired items drive for the Denver Rescue Mission
The 10th Annual The Last Waltz - Revisited will be held at the historic Fillmore Auditorium. This event showcases members of Polytoxic together with over 40 guest musicians from across Colorado, a full horn section and over 30 songs from The Band’s extensive catalog - recreating their historical performance, The Last Waltz.
The concert has become an annual tradition for many of those involved in the show, as well as for many of the people that come out and see the show year after year – bringing the community together to kick-off the holiday season. To celebrate the last 10 years, they have added special guests and additional songs from years past. In addition, Buck Perigo will be opening the show performing Woody Guthrie’s entire Alice’s Restaurant.
Back in 2005, Denver's number one jam band, Polytoxic, wanted to put on a show that could showcase all the great local musicians they had been playing with for the past few years. They decided to re-enact The Band's The Last Waltz, a concert film by Martin Scorsese from 1978 of The Band's last performance that included all of that era's greatest musicians - Eric Clapton, Dr John, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, etc.
The show was held at Dulcinea's in Denver's Capitol Hill area on May 25, 2005, and Polytoxic planned on it being a fun little show that would garner a little bit of interest. It sold out in minutes, surprising the band and fans alike, and became the biggest show they had ever thrown. So big, in fact, they decided to do it again in 2005, this time on the night before Thanksgiving at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom.
Polytoxic's The Last Waltz - Revisited immediately went from a "fun little" idea at a small venue to one of the biggest events of the year. It has become an annual tradition, playing to sold-out capacity crowds.
The Last Waltz culminates the official Holiday Canned Food and Desired Hygiene Items Drive that benefits the Denver Rescue Mission. With the support of Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta, YellowDog Printing & Graphics, KBCO and Westword, they are again reaching out and seeking to give back to the community by supporting the Denver Rescue Mission. In addition, they will be working with KBCO and the Denver Rescue Mission on a VIP Dinner with the band. There will be a limited number of tickets available for this Dinner with The Band VIP Package.
They will donate a portion of the show’s proceeds to the Denver Rescue Mission and they will give any fan that brings 10 or more canned food items to the venue (on the day of the show) a FREE Special Artwork Poster.
They invite you to share this special night with their musical family and participate in their efforts to collect as many cans of food and desired items as possible for The Denver Rescue Mission to assist needy families during this Holiday Season. Please get your tickets early as the show has sold-out every year in the past!
Polytoxic and The Last Waltz – Revisited have been honored to win the following awards in the past:
Best Live Music Showcase 2005
The Best (local) Concert, 2006
Best Live Music Showcase 2006
- Denver Westword Magazine
Best Jamband 2006
- Marquee Magazine
CONTACT: Gayor Geller / (303) 916-0770 / firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 @ 10:00 AM
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 800 – 745 – 3000.
Tickets are $25.00 GA ADV and $30.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.
For Private Box seating and other VIP ticket option information, please call (303) 837-1024.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Friday, August 15, 2014
Finally, an old-school record store in Lakewood!! Check them out on Facebook!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Corrie Sahling
The Denver Post
The Denver Post
Posted: 08/12/2014 04:38:35 PM MDT
On Tuesday, the car arrived at the History Colorado Center in pieces. And its tires never touched the carpet. Then the 100-year-old car was slowly and carefully reassembled by employees of Ship Art Denver.
Inch-by-inch over the course of 50 minutes, it was placed on its platform in the museum's "Denver A to Z" exhibit. The car was back together by 11 a.m.
"This is one of our major pieces in our collection," curator Leigh Jeremias said. "It is important to us and to the public. People kept asking about it."
The Colorado-made Fritchle car is model number 283 out of about 500 and is possibly the only one that still exists, according to Bill Convery, state historian for the center. "We know that because we tried to search for another one when this one was being restored," he said.
Since 2012, the car was being restored. It was damaged in storage by a water main break as the new history musuem was being built.
During the restoration, a cutout of the car kept its place at the A to Z exhibit.
The Fritchle Car Company, owned by Oliver Fritchle, was in what is now the Fillmore Auditorium at East Colfax Avenue and Clarkson Street.
In the early 1900s, the car would have sold for $1,500 to $4,000, according to Jeremias. The electric engine was much more expensive than gas, making the car marketable to society women, such as Molly Brown.
"It has a luxury feel," Convery said.
It is large enough inside that a big hat could be worn and was weather-proof so fancy clothes wouldn't be ruined by rainy or snowy weather.
The cars could go about 100 miles per battery charge and went up to 25 mph.
The car's stay in the center is dependant on the exhibit, but Jeremias said it would be around for five years.