Monday, March 31, 2014

Aurora Cultural Arts District Theatre Festival!

SAVE THE DATES! April 18, 19 & 20, 2014 for a district wide theratre festival! Participating theaters include:

Watch for special package deals on tickets and more!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Colfax History: The Colorado Visitors Bureau

The Colorado Visitor’s Bureau. This building still stands in the traffic island behind the Wellington Webb Building at 225 W. Colfax Avenue. (Source)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Drive-By Truckers coming to The Fillmore Auditorium

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
Fillmore Auditorium
April 19                                                                                               
Live Nation is pleased to present DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS at The Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday,  April 19.   Show time is 8:00 PM.  Doors open at 7:00 PM

Drive-By Truckers will be touring in support of their latest release, English Oceans.

English Oceans, the 12th release by Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers, is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders.  All but one of the collection’s 13 new songs, written by singer-guitarists and co-founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, were recorded during 13 days of sessions in August 2013 with longtime producer David Barbe.

The Drive By Truckers debuted several songs from English Oceans while on tour this fall, and the group will spend a good portion of 2014 supporting their new album. Cooley is excited about playing the new material live, where the band thrives. "We're streamlined, we're lean" he says, "and we're enjoying the hell out of it."
           
Looking at the accomplishments of English Oceans from the perspective of DBT’s nearly three-decade history, both Cooley and Hood decline to hedge their bets on the quality of their latest work.
“You’re always hesitant to say, ‘Oh, this is the best record we’ve ever made,’” Cooley says, “because you always want to. And sometimes you say it, and sometimes you’re right, and sometimes you think, ‘Well, maybe I jumped the gun on that a little bit, I got excited.’ But I think this just might be the best record we’ve ever made.”  Hood concurs enthusiastically: “It’s my favorite thing that we’ve ever done. I’m proud of our catalog – we always try to make as good a record as we can make. Sometimes things just work. This time, we made kind of a magical record. I’ve always felt that Decoration Day was our best record, and this is the first one that I think is a better record than that was. Every piece of the puzzle fit.”

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 800 – 745 - 3000

Tickets are $27.50 GA ADV and $30.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.

For Private Box seating and other VIP ticket option information, please call (303) 837-1483 

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. 

THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM IS LOCATED AT 1510 CLARKSON ST. AT COLFAX.                            
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happy 40th Anniversary Casa Bonita!

A Major Milestone For An Iconic Denver Restaurant
 
“Ladies & Gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Casa Bonita. We hope you enjoy your dining experience in the warmth, beauty and splendor of Old Mexico.” It was 40 years ago, on March 27, 1974, that these words announced, to the eagerly awaiting guests, the opening day of Casa Bonita. Since that memorable date, every business day at Casa Bonita, the same announcement is made to greet our guests. During the month of March, Casa Bonita will be celebrating our 40th birthday. Over the past 40 years, Casa Bonita has been host to millions of guests and has become a favorite destination for both kids and adults alike.

Join us in the celebration through the month of March and share your photos and experiences on the Casa Bonita Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Colorado's Fox Street Heads South + Europe

Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and significant growth in numerous national markets. The band has also announced their first European Tour including a featured headlining set at RAWA Blues Festival in Poland plus shows in Switzerland and Germany. The tour will begin in October of 2014.
March 27 - C3 Presents: Fox Street live at Lambert’s - Austin, TX
March 29 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX
April 2 - Spirits - Alexandria, VA
April 3 - Little Gem Saloon - New Orleans, LA
April 4 - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne, FL
April 5 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
April 6 - Biscuit Fest - Boca Raton, FL w/ New Orleans Suspects, Heavy Pets, George Porter Jr. + more
April 7 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
October 11 - RAWA Blues Festival - Katowice, Poland
October 15 - Reit Schule - Bern, Switzerland
October 18 - Live In Reitwein - Reitwein, Germany
(More Europe Dates TBA)
Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:
"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."
While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk  -- but also have shared in the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).
- See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/colorados-fox-street-heads-south-europe#sthash.j1tTERDB.dpuf
Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and significant growth in numerous national markets. The band has also announced their first European Tour including a featured headlining set at RAWA Blues Festival in Poland plus shows in Switzerland and Germany. The tour will begin in October of 2014.
March 27 - C3 Presents: Fox Street live at Lambert’s - Austin, TX
March 29 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX
April 2 - Spirits - Alexandria, VA
April 3 - Little Gem Saloon - New Orleans, LA
April 4 - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne, FL
April 5 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
April 6 - Biscuit Fest - Boca Raton, FL w/ New Orleans Suspects, Heavy Pets, George Porter Jr. + more
April 7 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
October 11 - RAWA Blues Festival - Katowice, Poland
October 15 - Reit Schule - Bern, Switzerland
October 18 - Live In Reitwein - Reitwein, Germany
(More Europe Dates TBA)
Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:
"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."
While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk  -- but also have shared in the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).
- See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/colorados-fox-street-heads-south-europe#sthash.j1tTERDB.dpuf
Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and significant growth in numerous national markets. The band has also announced their first European Tour including a featured headlining set at RAWA Blues Festival in Poland plus shows in Switzerland and Germany. The tour will begin in October of 2014.
March 27 - C3 Presents: Fox Street live at Lambert’s - Austin, TX
March 29 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX
April 2 - Spirits - Alexandria, VA
April 3 - Little Gem Saloon - New Orleans, LA
April 4 - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne, FL
April 5 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
April 6 - Biscuit Fest - Boca Raton, FL w/ New Orleans Suspects, Heavy Pets, George Porter Jr. + more
April 7 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
October 11 - RAWA Blues Festival - Katowice, Poland
October 15 - Reit Schule - Bern, Switzerland
October 18 - Live In Reitwein - Reitwein, Germany
(More Europe Dates TBA)
Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:
"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."
While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk  -- but also have shared in the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).
- See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/colorados-fox-street-heads-south-europe#sthash.j1tTERDB.dpuf
Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and significant growth in numerous national markets. The band has also announced their first European Tour including a featured headlining set at RAWA Blues Festival in Poland plus shows in Switzerland and Germany. The tour will begin in October of 2014.
March 27 - C3 Presents: Fox Street live at Lambert’s - Austin, TX
March 29 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX
April 2 - Spirits - Alexandria, VA
April 3 - Little Gem Saloon - New Orleans, LA
April 4 - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne, FL
April 5 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
April 6 - Biscuit Fest - Boca Raton, FL w/ New Orleans Suspects, Heavy Pets, George Porter Jr. + more
April 7 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
October 11 - RAWA Blues Festival - Katowice, Poland
October 15 - Reit Schule - Bern, Switzerland
October 18 - Live In Reitwein - Reitwein, Germany
(More Europe Dates TBA)
Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:
"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."
While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk  -- but also have shared in the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).
- See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/colorados-fox-street-heads-south-europe#sthash.j1tTERDB.dpuf
Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre on Colfax Avenue and significant growth in numerous national markets. The band has also announced their first European Tour including a featured headlining set at RAWA Blues Festival in Poland plus shows in Switzerland and Germany. The tour will begin in October of 2014.

March 27 - C3 Presents: Fox Street live at Lambert’s - Austin, TX
March 29 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX
April 2 - Spirits - Alexandria, VA
April 3 - Little Gem Saloon - New Orleans, LA
April 4 - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne, FL
April 5 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
April 6 - Biscuit Fest - Boca Raton, FL w/ New Orleans Suspects, Heavy Pets, George Porter Jr. + more
April 7 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
October 11 - RAWA Blues Festival - Katowice, Poland
October 15 - Reit Schule - Bern, Switzerland
October 18 - Live In Reitwein - Reitwein, Germany
(More Europe Dates TBA)

Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:

"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."

While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk  -- but also have shared in the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).

olorado's Fox Street Heads South + Europe



Colorado’s Fox Street
Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and significant growth in numerous national markets. The band has also announced their first European Tour including a featured headlining set at RAWA Blues Festival in Poland plus shows in Switzerland and Germany. The tour will begin in October of 2014.
March 27 - C3 Presents: Fox Street live at Lambert’s - Austin, TX
March 29 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX
April 2 - Spirits - Alexandria, VA
April 3 - Little Gem Saloon - New Orleans, LA
April 4 - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne, FL
April 5 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
April 6 - Biscuit Fest - Boca Raton, FL w/ New Orleans Suspects, Heavy Pets, George Porter Jr. + more
April 7 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
October 11 - RAWA Blues Festival - Katowice, Poland
October 15 - Reit Schule - Bern, Switzerland
October 18 - Live In Reitwein - Reitwein, Germany
(More Europe Dates TBA)
Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:
"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."
While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk  -- but also have shared in the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).
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It’s the Fox Street sound that’s landed the band gigs sharing the bill and often the stage with contemporary touring acts like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Galactic; as well as members of legendary groups including The Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, and The Meters.
- See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/colorados-fox-street-heads-south-europe#sthash.j1tTERDB.dpuf

olorado's Fox Street Heads South + Europe



Colorado’s Fox Street
Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and significant growth in numerous national markets. The band has also announced their first European Tour including a featured headlining set at RAWA Blues Festival in Poland plus shows in Switzerland and Germany. The tour will begin in October of 2014.
March 27 - C3 Presents: Fox Street live at Lambert’s - Austin, TX
March 29 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX
April 2 - Spirits - Alexandria, VA
April 3 - Little Gem Saloon - New Orleans, LA
April 4 - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne, FL
April 5 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
April 6 - Biscuit Fest - Boca Raton, FL w/ New Orleans Suspects, Heavy Pets, George Porter Jr. + more
April 7 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
October 11 - RAWA Blues Festival - Katowice, Poland
October 15 - Reit Schule - Bern, Switzerland
October 18 - Live In Reitwein - Reitwein, Germany
(More Europe Dates TBA)
Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:
"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."
While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk  -- but also have shared in the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).
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It’s the Fox Street sound that’s landed the band gigs sharing the bill and often the stage with contemporary touring acts like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Galactic; as well as members of legendary groups including The Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, and The Meters.
- See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/colorados-fox-street-heads-south-europe#sthash.j1tTERDB.dpuf

Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and significant growth in numerous national markets. The band has also announced their first European Tour including a featured headlining set at RAWA Blues Festival in Poland plus shows in Switzerland and Germany. The tour will begin in October of 2014.
March 27 - C3 Presents: Fox Street live at Lambert’s - Austin, TX
March 29 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX
April 2 - Spirits - Alexandria, VA
April 3 - Little Gem Saloon - New Orleans, LA
April 4 - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne, FL
April 5 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
April 6 - Biscuit Fest - Boca Raton, FL w/ New Orleans Suspects, Heavy Pets, George Porter Jr. + more
April 7 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
October 11 - RAWA Blues Festival - Katowice, Poland
October 15 - Reit Schule - Bern, Switzerland
October 18 - Live In Reitwein - Reitwein, Germany
(More Europe Dates TBA)
Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:
"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."
While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk  -- but also have shared in the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).
- See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/colorados-fox-street-heads-south-europe#sthash.j1tTERDB.dpuf
Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and significant growth in numerous national markets. The band has also announced their first European Tour including a featured headlining set at RAWA Blues Festival in Poland plus shows in Switzerland and Germany. The tour will begin in October of 2014.
March 27 - C3 Presents: Fox Street live at Lambert’s - Austin, TX
March 29 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX
April 2 - Spirits - Alexandria, VA
April 3 - Little Gem Saloon - New Orleans, LA
April 4 - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne, FL
April 5 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
April 6 - Biscuit Fest - Boca Raton, FL w/ New Orleans Suspects, Heavy Pets, George Porter Jr. + more
April 7 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL
October 11 - RAWA Blues Festival - Katowice, Poland
October 15 - Reit Schule - Bern, Switzerland
October 18 - Live In Reitwein - Reitwein, Germany
(More Europe Dates TBA)
Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:
"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."
While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk  -- but also have shared in the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Park House Tavern's Throwback Prom

Your thoughts on Prom:
1) I went to prom and loved it
2) I went to prom and hated it
3) I never had a prom to go to..weep...weep..sob...sob

Why you should come to our prom:
1) Because you unabashedly loved prom and have been waiting years for the next one
2) You obviously went to prom with the wrong person
3) Now is your chance.

Turn Back the Clock, Pin up the Corsages, Roll up the Sleeves, and Layer on the Make-up...

You're going back to Prom.

Live Music by the Rocky Mountain Oysters (featuring Scott Roush, Jonah Wisneski, Jamie Mitchell, Kramer Kelling, and Seth Evans)

Park House Prom is Thursday, March 27th, 8pm at the Park House Tavern.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Afrikmall, an African cultural and business center, to open on East Colfax

AURORA, CO. -- Afrikmall, a new African cultural and business center, plans to open this summer in a 56,281 square-foot building at 10180 E. Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, creating a Denver metro hub for the African community and opening its doors to Coloradans seeking to experience African food, culture and entertainment.

"Our value proposition includes helping our tenants develop entrepreneurial skills and business experience through collaboration with other entrepreneurs across cultures, while enriching shoppers' mall experience by enabling them to enjoy diverse African cultures," said Cobina Lartson, Ph.D., the Founder and CEO of Afrikmall. "We invite the entire African Diaspora community and shoppers looking for an African experience to shop Afrikmall for a new taste of Africa right here in Colorado" said Lartson.

Afrikmall has a long-term lease on the property, which was purchased by 10180 E. Colfax, LLC, an ownership entity created by Colorado-based Northstar Commercial Partners.

"The Afrikmall project pursues three objectives that we found compelling," said Brian Watson, Founder and President of Northstar. "It gives a home to small businesses serving their community, it creates a unique cultural experience that will draw many thousands of visitors, and it puts into productivity a vacant building in a prime area of Aurora. We are honored to help launch Afrikmall" said Watson.

A groundbreaking event will be held soon, followed by the planned opening of Afrikmall this summer. Two dozen businesses, including a range of retailers and restaurants, are expected to locate within the mall. Countries of origin currently represented by those business owners include Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal, with more from Congo, Gambia, Kenya and other countries expected to follow. Many thousands of Africans live in the Denver metro area.

Afrikmall is located within the Aurora Cultural Arts District on the Colfax corridor, at the center of a three-mile radius that includes the Stapleton and Lowry developments, and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

"Afrikmall offers a truly unique business model for African entrepreneurs," said Aurora Mayor, Steve Hogan. "I look forward to the rich cultural diversity Afrikmall will bring to Aurora, and I wish them tremendous success" said Hogan.

Afrikmall is a place that Africans living in Colorado can call home, providing a range of business services, as well as cultural experiences, community events and social opportunities that are open to the general public. For photographs of the Afrikmall leadership team, the Afrikmall logo, a fact sheet and other media materials, please visit www.afrikmall.com or contact Emmanuel Eliason at 303-479-4729 or eeliason@afrikmall.com.

SOURCE Northstar Commercial Partners. Northstar, founded by Brian Watson in 2000, specializes in acquiring vacant commercial real estate assets throughout the United States, and turning those assets into productive work environments to create jobs and opportunity in their communities. The firm has been very active in purchasing and repositioning assets in this economic environment. For more information regarding Northstar Commercial Partners, or to submit a property for consideration, please visit www.northstarcp.com.

Contact: Jaime Jones, 1-303-893-9500, jjones@northstarcp.com
 



Sunday, March 23, 2014

Denver, Colorado is the most sexually active city in America

A round of applause for residents of Denver, Colorado, for achieving this appetite for heat in the sheets and emerging as the most sexually active city in the United States! According to a 2013 study by Quality Health, Denver emerged as the most sexually active city in America.  But how did they get hold of the figures declaring the city the most sexually vibrant? The company based their findings on birth rates and rates of contraception sales as revealed by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number one ranking is also influenced by statewide fertility rates data obtained from the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control), not to mention the city-by-city purchase of titillating goodies and sex books across the state of Colorado.
Coming behind Denver is Portland, Oregon and another of unusual cities on the list. You would think cities in the likes of California and Florida would be topping the list, but surprisingly, even sin cities like Las Vegas, New York didn’t make the cut, with Jacksonville, Florida, emerging as the least sexually active city! Denver recorded 189 times higher sales in birth control and condom sales than the national average and for that, you got to give it to them.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Colorado Josh | Fine Art Photography

Relics of a bygone era...

Just a few of the awesome retro neon signs along Colfax Avenue, photographed by Colorado Josh!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Colfax History: Zanza Bar

Advertising for the Zanza Bar, formerly located on 10601 East Colfax. Thought it had been around since the '40s, it is best known as a location for the Clint Eastwood film Every Which Way But Loose. (courtesy The Denver Eye)
Zanza Bar - photo by Tom Noel (courtesy Denver Library Western History Collection)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tours by Denver Historian Phil Goodstein

2014 Schedule
Tours by Phil Goodstein

Saturday, March 22: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street.  It is directly south of the RTD bus stop on the 12th Avenue loop in the park.  Gilpin Street is the 1700 east block.  Park in the park, east bound, on the 12th Avenue loop to the east of the RTD stop.  The cost is $10.  A copy of this schedule and information about Goodstein’s books is at LeonardLeonard.com/neighborhoods/walkingtours.

Sunday, March 23:  Potter Highlands, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the Lumber Baron Inn, the northeast corner of West 37th Avenue and Bryant Street.  (Bryant is four blocks east of Federal Boulevard.)  The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, March 30:  Baker/South Broadway, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the fountain on the west side of Broadway between Ellsworth Avenue and Irvington Place.  (Irvington is half a block south of First Avenue and three and a half blocks north of Alameda Avenue.)  The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, April 6:  Clements Park/Old East Denver, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Gather at the fountain in Benedict Fountain Park at the northwest corner of 20th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street.  The area will be included in Phil Goodstein’s forthcoming volume, Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond: Exploring Old East Denver.  The tour is $10.00.

Sunday, April 13:  Central Park Hill, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the flagpole in front of Smiley School, along the east side of Holly Street between 25th and 26th avenues.  This is a distinguished area covered in Goodstein’s Park Hill Promise.  The cost is $10.00.  With a copy of the book (suggested retail of $29.95), the price is $30.00.
  
Saturday, April 19: Park Club Place, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the real estate office of Leonard Leonard & Associates, 420 Downing Street, 303/744–6200.  The cost is $10.00.
  
Saturday, April 26: Hilltop, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the sundial in Cranmer Park near the equivalent of Second Avenue and Cherry Street.  Enter the park at either First Avenue or Third Avenue at Clermont Street.  There is a deck in the center of the park topped by a huge sundial.  (Clermont is five blocks east of Colorado Boulevard.)  The cost is $10.00.
  
Saturday, May 3: San Rafael, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet in front of Whittier School, southeast corner of 25th Avenue and Downing Street.  The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, May 4: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street.  The cost is $10.

Saturday, May 10: Washington Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the statue of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, at the southwest corner of Exposition Avenue and Franklin Street.  (Exposition is four blocks south of Alameda Avenue.  Franklin Street is eight blocks west of University Boulevard.)  The tour is $10.00.

Sunday, May 11:  Bicycling Tour of Five Points, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet in front of the Black American West Museum at the south corner where 31st Street, California Street, and Downing Street come together.  It is directly to the northwest of the RTD Downing Street Station.   The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, May 17: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues.  The cost is $20.00.

Sunday, May 25:  Bicycling Tour of Curtis Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet  at the corner of 32nd and Champa streets in Curtis Park right at the corner by the swimming pool.   The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, May 28:  Quality Hill, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Meet the Zang Mansion, 709 Clarkson Street.  The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, June 4:  University Park, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Meet on the south steps of the Chamberlain Observatory in Observatory Park, on the block bordered by Fillmore and Milwaukee streets between Warren and Iliff avenues.  (Warren is one block south of Evans Avenue; Milwaukee is ten blocks west of Colorado Boulevard and six blocks east of University Boulevard.)  The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, June 11: Highland, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Meet at the grandstand at Hirshorn Park, on Tejon Street between West 30th and 31st avenues.  (Tejon is ten blocks east of Federal Boulevard and is the “T” street in the alphabet west of Broadway.)  The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, June 18: Montclair, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Meet in front of the Montclair Community Building, 6820 12th Avenue (the southwest corner of 12th Ave. and Oneida Street—Oneida Street is four blocks east of Monaco Street Parkway).  The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, June 21: Bicycling Tour of Park Hill, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Meet in front of the Park Hill School, along 19th Avenue between Elm and Fairfax streets.  The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, June 28: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues.  The cost is $20.00.

Tuesday, July 8: Capitol Hill, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Meet at the Capitol Hill Mansion, 1207 Pennsylvania Street.  (Pennsylvania Street is five blocks east of Broadway.  The cost is $10.00

Tuesday, July 15: Berkeley, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Meet in front of the Smiley Library at West 46th Avenue and Utica Street in Berkeley Park.  (Utica Street is one block west of Tennyson Street and seven blocks east of Sheridan Boulevard.)  The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, July 19: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues.  The cost is $20.00.

Tuesday, July 22: South of the Country Club, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Meet in front of Steele School on the east side of the South Marion Street Parkway between Alameda Avenue and Dakota Avenue.  (Marion Street is one block east of Downing Street.)  The cost is $10.00

Tuesday, July 29: Alamo Placita, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Meet at the benches at the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Ogden Street in Alamo Placita Park.  (Ogden Street is two blocks west of Downing Street.  The park is directly north of Speer Boulevard.)  The cost is $10.00

Saturday, August 2: The Seamy Side of Denver, 5:00 pm–7:15 pm
Meet by the benches near 21st and Blake streets, right by the First Base entrance to Coors Field.  The cost is $20.00.

Thursday, August 7: North Capitol Hill, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Meet at the Castle Marne, 1572 Race Street.  (Race is 20 blocks east of Broadway and three blocks west of York Street.  This is the stone bed and breakfast at the corner of 16th Avenue.)  The cost is $10.00

Thursday, August 14: Platt Park, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Meet in front of the Decker Library, South Logan Street and Florida Avenue.  (Logan Street is four blocks east of Broadway.  Florida Avenue is four blocks south of Mississippi Avenue.)  The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, August 16: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues.  The cost is $20.00.

Thursday, August 21: Highland Park, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Meet at the west entrance of the Woodbury Library at the southwest corner of West 33rd Avenue and Federal Boulevard.  The cost is $10.00.

Thursday, August 28: Park Hill, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Meet at the gazebo in Ferguson Park at the southeast corner of 23rd Avenue and Dexter Street.  (Dexter Street is seven blocks east of Colorado Boulevard.)

Saturday, September 13: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street.  The cost is $10.

Saturday, September 20: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues.  The cost is $20.00.

Saturday, September 27: Mount Olivet Cemetery, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet by the fence across the road from the Madonna Mausoleum.  The main entrance to Mount Olivet is west of Youngfield Street on West 44th Avenue.  Go up the hill past the administration building to near where there is a big crucifix.  On your left is the Madonna Mausoleum.  (Coming from the east take exit 266 on Ward Road from I-70 and go west about a half mile to the cemetery.  Coming from the west take exit 265 at Youngfield. and go north about a mile to West 44th Avenue and turn left.  The cemetery is the first exit on the right.)  The cost is $10.

Saturday, October 4: Crown Hill Cemetery, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Gather at the parking lot along the main road of the graveyard, just west of the administration building along West 29th Avenue about two blocks west of Wadsworth Boulevard.  The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, October 12: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street.  The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, October 18: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues.  The cost is $20.00.

Friday, October 24: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues.  The cost is $20.00.

Saturday, October 25: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues.  The cost is $20.00.

Friday, October 31: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues.  The cost is $20.00.