Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Save the Sid Kings Sign

Our Indiegogo campaign is now in its 3rd day. Please take a moment to check it out and help us spread the word. We have bumper stickers available for a $5 contribution on our Indiegogo page. These stylish, high-quality stickers were designed by graphic illustrator Sean Duggan. Here's the link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-the-sid-king-s-sign/x/5162873

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Colorado Film Sponsors True Grit on Colorado Day

Produced by the Civic Center Conservancy, the FREE Civic Center Bike-In Movies Series invites cycling enthusiasts (and those using all other modes of transportation) to spend summer evenings in Civic Center Park.
In celebration of Colorado Day - which in 2014 marks the 138th anniversary of Colorado becoming a state - the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media, Westword and the Denver Film Society are sponsoring this free screening of the original True Grit starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell and Kim Darby.  This film was selected by the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media in honor of "Colorado Day" because filming took place mainly in Ouray County, Colorado, in the vicinity of Ridgway, around the town of Montrose (Montrose County), and the town of Ouray with the courtroom scenes were filmed at Ouray County Courthouse.  Please note that the original"True Grit" is Rated G - making this a good movie night option for families. That said, the 1969 film is a Western - with outlaws and shootouts typical of the genre.
 
Attendees can bring picnics or purchase from on-site gourmet food trucks beginning at 6:30 PM, with the show beginning at dusk.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Get Tasty on Colfax at the 6th Annual Tasty Colfax

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ARE YOU READY TO GET TASTY?
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On behalf of the BlueBird District and Colfax on the Hill, we cordially invite you to Get Tasty at the 6th Annual Tasty Colfax, a restaurant and pub crawl through the eclectic business, entertainment, and arts districts on E Colfax Ave between York and Colorado Blvd.

This event features numerous district eateries, showcasing their delectables, ranging from Thai food to the best biscuits in Denver. The extended block party fuses urban energy with small town community, and includes live music and fine art.

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 5:30PM – 8:30PM

WHERE:
East Colfax from York Street to Colorado Blvd!
The official Tasty Colfax after party kicks off at 8:00 pm at the Park House Pub with comedian Chris Carlton and favorite local band Champion. Special after party drink discounts will be listed in your event booklet.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS:

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Jonathan Applegate
Max Geimer
Sait Oskay
Artista
Mizu Arts
Steven Kuc

FEATURED MUSIC:
Orange Peel Moses
King Sage
The Dead End Drivers
The Dead Side
We Are Doom
Forests of Azure
Doctors of the Sun
Lil’ Skoops (Feat. Members of Fox Street, YAMN, & The Congress)
Groove Auto Road Show

COMEDIAN:
Chris Carlton
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Ultimate Guide to Dining Along East Colfax on Eater.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, by Ashley Hughes (EaterDenver.com)

Colfax Avenue has been recognized as the longest commercial street in the country, at 26 miles in length, but the notoriety of this thoroughfare often comes from the illicit activities that have plagued sections over time. The grittiness is part of the character though, and East Colfax is now a part of town with a growing scene, including restaurants. For our purposes we've focused on the three-mile stretch between Franklin Street—where Park Avenue intersects—and Monaco Parkway, to bring you 12 ultimate dining options along East Colfax.


Voodoo Doughnut Mile High
The doughnut craze reached new heights in Denver when this Portland transplant set up shop. Don’t be alarmed by pastries that resemble blunts or male genitalia, and make sure to give the maple bacon bar a try.






Pinche Tacos
First developed as a food truck, the brick-and-mortar followed in this first location (a second is in West Highland). Modern street tacos are the draw here, with combinations like sweet and sour braised pork belly, triple-cooked beef tongue or roasted chile poblano and creamed chipotle corn.

The Uber Sausage
Known for its gourmet sausage sandwiches, you’ll find options like the Swiss—a veal and pork sausage, clover sprouts, red onion, parsley, spicy brown mustard and curry seasoning. Don’t miss the homemade chips and tater tots with seasonings like ranch or salt and malt vinegar.
Odelay Tacos
Sharing space with the Beetle Bar, Odelay serves street eats like a fish taco with slaw, pico, avocado and blanco sauce, along with a side of mango salsa. Bonus: Every Tuesday pork, chicken and steak tacos are just $1.
Trattoria Stella
Specials are offered nightly in addition to the regular menu of modern Italian fare. Dishes include sausage and caper pizza, spaghetti bolognese and lamb chops with gnocchi. Panini are also served on weekdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Atomic Cowboy
The trifecta of watering hole Atomic Cowboy, which houses pizzeria Fat Sully’s and the Denver Biscuit Company, is a unique combination. The three businesses keep different hours, but complement each other in what they have to offer.
To the Wind Bistro
This cozy spot opened quietly under the helm of Mizuna alum Royce Oliveira, with a well-edited and constantly changing menu. You may find dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, roasted salmon or porcini carbonara on any given night.
Bastien's
Bastien’s is an old-school steakhouse, with its signature offering being the New York strip sugar steak. The retro atmosphere is conducive to sipping on a martini and starting off with a shrimp cocktail.
Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery
This newly opened quick-service spot from former Zengo chef Clint Wangsnes has a certified sous-vide program that lends itself to the cooking of proteins like chicken, top sirloin and short ribs, found in plated entrees, sandwiches and atop salads.
Solera
Solera has been turning out Spanish-inspired cuisine since 2001, with a menu of meats, cheeses, modern tapas and larger plates. Don’t miss specials like Wednesday wine tasting, all-you-can-eat mussels on Tuesdays and happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Phoenician Kabob
Enjoy authentic cuisine at this Mediterranean restaurant where you’ll find baba ghanouj, beef shish kabob, gyros and more. There is daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as belly dancing performances on the weekends.
5709 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
(303) 355-7213

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Wallflowers Shine ‘One Headlight’ on A Taste of Colorado

Alternative rock band The Wallflowers will perform on the Access Health Colorado Main Stage at the 31st annual A Taste of Colorado on Sat., Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m., presented by 97.3 KBCO. The four-day, free admission, food, music, and entertainment Festival will take place in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.

The Wallflowers
Fronted by Jakob Dylan, the band is currently celebrating its 25th year. To date, the band has recorded six studio albums and sold more than seven million records worldwide. At A Taste of Colorado, the band will perform a variety of songs including its most popular single, “One Headlight,” which peaked at number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The band also won two Grammy Awards for the single: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song.

“One Headlight” is one of four singles on the band’s most successful studio album, “Bringing Down The Horse.” The album peaked at number four on Billboard’s albums chart and was certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The band followed up with the album “(Breach),” which rose to number 13 on Billboard’s albums chart and was certified gold by RIAA. “Glad All Over,” the band’s most recent studio album, was released in late 2012 and featured the popular single “Reboot the Mission.”

In addition to the Access Health Colorado Main Stage, four other entertainment stages located throughout the Festival will serve up a continuous menu of music featuring rock, country, jazz, blues, and ethnic music and dance groups. Plus, a fireworks light spectacular will illuminate Civic Center Park on Friday, Aug. 29, and feature synchronized lights on the City and County Building along with choreographed music.

More than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments will be selling a wide variety of small portions to full meals, ensuring that there will be something for every palate. The Fine Dining area will host some of Denver’s finest restaurants. The Albert Bartlett Culinary Showcase features local and nationally-renowned chef demonstrations creating simple, yet elegant meals.

Festivalgoers can shop in more than 250 Marketplace booths for original arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more. Fine Art in the Park will display original works in a variety of mediums created by artists from around the country. Shoppers also can explore the Home & Lifestyles area, which features a variety of exhibitors displaying products and services such as window installation, kitchen remodeling, cookware, basement refinishing, and salons and spas.

There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns, and puppets on the Colorado Access KidzStage, and the KidZone features play equipment and hands-on craft activities. Kids and adults also can enjoy carnival rides and games Saturday through Monday.

In the Festival of Mountain and Plain area, families can learn about the state’s pioneer past, nature, and the environment. Featured artisans will demonstrate Navajo weaving and culture, spinning, rug braiding, lace crocheting, felting, and quilting, along with the popular blacksmith demonstration. At the Raptor Education Foundation (REF) exhibit, children can learn about birds, their environment, and their interactions with humans.

Sponsors of this year’s Festival are: 9NEWS, Access Health Colorado, Aggreko, LLC, 2014 Air National Guard Mobile Experience, Albert Bartlett, All Copy Products, Allstate®, American Family Insurance, American Medical Response, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Blue Moon, Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Mobile Tour, Coast 2 Coast Communications, Colorado Access, Colorado Lottery, Colorado Native, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Costco Wholesale, Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown, Cricket Wireless, Cutarelli Vision, The Denver Post, Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, 2014 Ford Experience Tour, Grand Lodge on Peak 7, LBA Realty, Levinson Eye Clinic, Lowe’s, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, PEPSI, Residence Inn Denver City Center, Roundhouse Spirits, Sparkling ICE, Sport Clips Haircuts, State Farm®, Sturgeon Electric, and TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown.

Festival hours are Friday, Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations.

Visit www.ATasteofColorado.com, www.facebook.com/ATasteofColorado, www.twitter.com/ATasteofCO, or call (303) 295-6330 for more information.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Creedence Clearwater Revisited Brings Rock Classics to A Taste of Colorado

The 31st annual A Taste of Colorado will close out its end-of-summer celebration with a performance by classic rock band Creedence Clearwater Revisited on the Access Health Colorado Main Stage on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 1, at 5 p.m., presented by 103.5 The Fox. The four-day, free admission, food, music, and entertainment Festival will take place in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.
  
Creedence Clearwater Revisited formed in 1995 and features Stu Cook, bass, and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, drums, from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Creedence Clearwater Revival. The group performs live hits including “Down on the Corner,” “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” and more classics.
  
Creedence Clearwater Revisited has released multiple live albums, including the certified platinum “Recollection,” a two-disc live album featuring 22 of the Creedence Clearwater Revival songs that remain popular today. Joining Cook and Clifford in the band is lead singer and rhythm guitar player John Tristao, who initially rose to prominence with the band People. The band’s lead guitar player is Kurt Griffey, who has recorded and toured with the Eagles, Foreigner, the Moody Blues, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana, and Journey. Multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner rounds out the group, playing keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica and singing vocal harmonies.
  
In addition to the Access Health Colorado Main Stage, four other entertainment stages located throughout the Festival will serve up a continuous menu of music, including the KBCO World Class Rock Stage, the KYGO Country Stage, and the Colorado Heritage Stage presented by Westword. Plus, a fireworks light spectacular will illuminate Civic Center Park on Friday, Aug. 29, and feature synchronized lights on the City and County Building along with choreographed music by Jammin’ 101.5.
  
More than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments will be selling a wide variety of small portions to full meals, ensuring that there will be something for every palate. The Fine Dining area will host some of Denver’s finest restaurants. The Albert Bartlett Culinary Showcase presented by 630 KHOW features local and nationally-renowned chef demonstrations creating simple, yet elegant meals.
  
Festivalgoers can shop in more than 250 Marketplace booths for original arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more. Fine Art in the Park will display original works in a variety of mediums created by artists from around the country. Shoppers also can explore the Home & Lifestyles area, which features a variety of exhibitors displaying products and services such as window installation, kitchen remodeling, cookware, basement refinishing, and salons and spas.
  
There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns, and puppets on the Colorado Access KidzStage presented by MIX 100, and the KidZone features play equipment and hands-on craft activities. Kids and adults also can enjoy carnival rides and games Saturday through Monday, presented by KOOL 105.
  
In the Festival of Mountain and Plain area, families can learn about the state’s pioneer past, nature, and the environment. Featured artisans will demonstrate Navajo weaving and culture, spinning, rug braiding, lace crocheting, felting, and quilting, along with the popular blacksmith demonstration. At the Raptor Education Foundation (REF) exhibit, children can learn about birds, their environment, and their interactions with humans. 


Festival hours are Friday, Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  
Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations.
  
Visit www.ATasteofColorado.com, www.facebook.com/ATasteofColorado, www.twitter.com/ATasteofCO, or call (303) 295-6330 for more information.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Riot Fest coming to Colfax!

From their facebook page:

We have a new venue!!!

Riot Fest & Sideshow, some people didn't want YOU or US in their town. Since we were forced to move Riot Fest away from its inaugural home in Byers, CO, we are bringing Byers to you at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in downtown Denver on Sept. 19-21st.

Thank you Riot Fest fans and family for being patient this past week and thank you for standing alongside us. And even though Riot Fest will be at Mile High Stadium this year, we have officially filed an appeal with Arapahoe County as of this morning because we know we are right. All tickets will be honored at the new location and refunds for those who purchased camping spots will be forthcoming.

Official statement from Riot Mike: http://goo.gl/reOBs5

FAQs regarding new venue: http://goo.gl/Ea8DHr

Tickets and Lineup: http://denver.riotfest.org/

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Robert Plant coming to Colfax Avenue!



And The Sensational Space Shifters    

Fillmore Auditorium            
Saturday, October 4
Showtime 8:00 pm / Doors 7:00 pm

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will tour the US & Canada this fall with music from the new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar.  All tickets will include a copy of the new album when it's released on September 9.


TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 @ 10:00 AM
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 800 – 745 - 3000   

Tickets are $54.50 GA plus applicable service charges.           

For Private Box seating and other VIP ticket option information, please call (303) 837-1024

THIS SHOW IS AGES 16+
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Then Is Now: Saturday's

Location: 8315 East Colfax, Denver, CO
A strip club now stands where the Famous Chef Restaurant used to be. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MS is Bull!

We have a special event coming up this Saturday, July 19th at The Mu Brewery. A $5 donation, which will go directly to help fund MS research, will also get you a VIP wristband. This VIP wristband has a few special perks...
1) $1 Off All Mu Beers From Noon to Midnight
2) Mu Will Also Donate A $1 For Every Beer Purchased
3) Unlimited Hi-Fives From The Mu Crew
4) Warm Fuzzy Feelings Inside For Doing Something Good And Probably From Drinking Lots Of Beer.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Phyllis Barber - To The Mountain - at Tattered Cover

Jul 16 2014 7:00 pm - Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue
 
Award-winning author Phyllis Barber will discuss and sign her memoir To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit ($18.95 Quest Books). Barber’s Mormonism and literary prose distinguish this book among spiritual memoirs. In a series of thought-provoking, personal essays, she provides an engaging account of how she left her original Mormon faith and eventually returned to it decades later.
Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com
Phyllis Barber’s website




Book List
$18.95
ISBN-13: 9780835609241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quest Books (IL), 6/2014

Raw Edges: A Memoir (Paperback)

$21.95
ISBN-13: 9780874178814
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Nevada Press, 2/2012

Location: 
Tattered Cover Bookstore
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado
80206
United States

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kerouac was a Bum

It might be socially acceptable to glamorize the Jack Kerouac of the past now, and think of how he wrote much of the Beat classic On The Road on Lafayette St., very close to Colfax, but then if he walked the famed street today he would be just another casualty of gentrification: an unwanted panhandler; another bum sleeping in your doorway. In the light of his posthumous success it's all too easy for some teary eyed romanticism to creep in, but he really was just a bum. A gifted, literary bum, but a vagrant in the eyes of respectable society nonetheless. Gentrification has no place for his kind of genius and he probably would have just been told to move on.

Truly it is a Rocky Mountain High. Few cities have I ever seen that have endured such an immediate and total makeover. Baseball fields where Neal Cassady used to hit home runs over the fence are dwarfed by Coors Field, and the beatnik avenues of his skid-row father are now high falootin' high rollersville roosts called "lofts", only there ain't no artists left cuz they are too busy spilling for oils and canvas and their finery and the rents turned against them. Capitol Hill. Colfax alone!

A friend of mine's mother came out to visit a few weeks ago and couldn't believe that her son could afford such a rich neighborhood. Five years ago she came and visited and was scared for his life and demanded that he seek better housing. He never moved. So, my beloved Capitol Hill, of pan handlers and poets, and wandering vagabonds and scrubs, is no longer affordable to the former followers of freakiness.

There are just too many people discovering the "East Coast of the West Coast". I tell anyone here that is concerned with urban sprawl, "Let it go, why worry? We've got all the way to Kansas to expand this empire!"

But tonight, Bob Weir is at the Ogden Theater. Wow, not since my mom took banjo lessons from Jerry Garcia in Menlo Park have my eyes seen so much hair in need of a shower. Hip E.

Accuse the man in the school bus of litterin' hippies across Colfax, and congratulate the man who thought to turn the old Cowboy Disco into a hipster bar called Sancho's Broken Arrow. Talk about thinking a "head". This place is packed to the ribs of Jonah's whale. The hills have emptied out their devotees. All of them live above you at -20 degrees until there's a Dead Show in town.

These followers of the hippie dream are somehow convinced that the rules of society don't appeal or apply to them. Man, I live on the rules of karma and it said I deserved to rip off a friend for my miracle ticket...Little hippie aggression, I feel. Sensitive New Age Guy. SNAG. Don't last long in a woman's jaw. But I do honor their efforts to establish their own status quo. And I believe in love and those that follow Love have my blessing and gratitude, no matter how badly Patchouli Oil smells.

Now the Deadheads that once took over whole parking lots at stadiums are confined to a single, few block stretch of sidewalk. Where do the freaks go now?! I’m off to “Original Aurora”, to see if all the artist and hipster community seed has been planted there, or just another Larimer Square.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The John Penton Story

We invite you to join us for The John Penton Story being shown at The Sie Film Center on July 17th. RSVP to this event on Erico's Facebook Page. The First 76 RSVP tickets to this event are FREE, get your name on the list today!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Black Veil Brides coming to The Fillmore Auditorium

Special Guest Falling in Reverse plus guests TBA
Fillmore Auditorium            
October 27
Showtime 6:00 pm / Doors 6:00 pm
                                                                                                                                          
Black Veil Brides confidently take the lead with their third full-length album, Wretched and Divine [LAVA Records/Republic Records]. Boasting a compelling concept, the record sees the Los Angeles quintet—Andy Biersack [Vocals], Ashley Purdy [Bass], Jinxx [Guitar], Jake Pitts [Guitar], and Christian Coma [Drums]—deliver a collection of songs that's as immersive as it is infectious. Hallmarks of their sound like gritty riffs, orchestral flourishes, elegant soloing, and anthemic vocals remain intact. At the same time, everything expands gracefully into the fabric of an intricate post-apocalyptic drama about The Wild Ones penned by Biersack and artistic collaborator Richard Villa III. Ultimately, Wretched and Divine opens the gateway to a new world altogether. 

Coming off the road in support of 2011's Set the World on Fire, Black Veil Brides made a collective and conscious decision to break ground when they entered the studio. They couldn't just make "another album"; they needed to make a statement this time around. The songs weave together to tell the tale of a dystopian future where a unified church government is devouring society through taking away science and creativity. This despotic regime drugs the youth into becoming drones, but refugees named The Wild Ones—the band's fictional alter ego—inspires the kids to be themselves and revolt.

"In essence, it's the origin story of the band and the BVB Army," he reveals. "At the same time, it's not a musical. You can listen to any track as a standalone Black Veil Brides song. If you choose to go on the ride, there's a story. It's the soundtrack to our lives and lives of The Wild Ones. It's got elements of everything we've done, but it's different. It's high-concept, but it's also personal."

Fans have definitely felt everything that Black Veil Brides have done up to this point. In 2010, they laid the groundwork for their legion of supporters to be born with We Stitch These Wounds. The album debuted in Top 40 of the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Independent Chart, leading to their signing with LAVA. In support of the record, they headlined the coveted Alternative Press Tour and were crowned "Best New Artist" at Revolver's Golden Gods Awards and "Best Newcomers" at the Kerrang! Awards. In addition to appearing on the Vans Warped Tour, they scorched the stage at Download Festival, Bamboozle, and Rock am Ring.  

Meanwhile a year later, Set the World on Fire debuted at Number 17 on the Billboard Top 200, and the band hit the road with Avenged Sevenfold and Hollywood Undead. Transformers: Dark of the Moon and The Avengers both included the band on their soundtracks, and their pop culture infiltration continued. Along the way, they amassed one of the most rabid fan bases in modern music, affectionately dubbed BVB Army.

Publicist, Press & Interview requests: Please contact Kevin Chiaramonte KevinC@pfamedia.net


Black Veil Brides:
Official Website: blackveilbrides.net
Official Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/Blackveilbrides 
Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/OfficialBVB (@officialBVB)
Official Instagram: @BLACKVEILBRIDES


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

Tickets are $25.00 GA ADV and $29.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.          

For Private Box seating and other VIP ticket option information, please call (303) 837-1024

THIS SHOW IS AGES 16+
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ignite Theatre presents "Rent"

Ignite Theatre presents
"Rent"
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Keith Rabin Jr & Amy Osatinski
Musical Direction by Blake Nawa'a

Measure your life in love.
August 8-31

"Rent" tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York City's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Ignite Theatre presents "Rent," the rock musical based on Puccini's opera La bohème, August 8 through August 31 at the Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 East Colfax Avenue in Aurora.  Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $27 Adult, $19 Student, $24 Group (6+).  Call 720-362-2697 or online at www.ignitetheatre.com 

Rush seats! Ignite Theatre will carry on the original groundbreaking tradition of rush seats that started with the show on Broadway. A minimum of 10 seats will be available for each performance. The first 10 seats are front row and additional seats, if available, are rear-balcony. Patrons must be in line a half hour before performance start time. Rush seats are $10. 

The cast includes Ethan Knowles (Mark), J. Tanner Kaler (Roger), Jenna Moll Reyes (Mimi), Lindesy Falduto (Maureen), Erica Trisler(Joanne), Brandon Lopez (Collins), Carlos Jimenez (Angel) and Randy Chalmers (Benny).
Ensemble members are Wayne Easter, Audrey Felderman (U/S Mimi), Anna High, Kristin Honiotes, Valerie Igoe, Nick Martinez, Megan Montalbano, Rob Rehberg and Thairone Vigil.

"Rent" was first seen in a limited three-week workshop production at New York Theatre Workshop in 1994. The show's creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly in January 1996, the night before the off-Broadway premiere. "Rent" won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. In 2005 it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members.

Ignite Theatre presents
"Rent"
A group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive in NYC's Lower East Side.
Aug. 8 - 31
Thurs/Fri./Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:30 p.m. & Mon., Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
$27 Adult | $19 Student| $24 Group (6+)
720-362-2697 or online at www.ignitetheatre.com
Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Co 80013

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Citizen Cope coming to The Fillmore Auditorium

Special guests TBA
Clarence Greenwood Recordings 10th Anniversary Tour
       Fillmore Auditorium
       Saturday, November 15
        Showtime 9:00 pm / Doors 8:00 pm

“Rawness improbably balanced by a mixture of danger and delicacy,” says one Rolling Stone writer, “is what gives Citizen Cope his edge. As a singer, songwriter and producer, he stands alone—an artist immune to corruption.”

Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope’s roots are complex - you may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart.

He was born Clarence Greenwood, a child of the seventies, and his life journey is as singular as his art. He is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic.

In the past nine years, he has produced four albums of depth and distinction, each a critical chapter in his search for a sound that paints an auditory American landscape in which despair wars with hope and hope, tied to love, is elusive.  Cope’s a one-man band, trying to make sense of all the nonsense that marks the 21st Century.

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

Tickets are $30.50 GA ADV and $36.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.           

$1 per ticket sold will go to Turnaround Arts to purchase musical instruments for middle schoolers in Lame Deer, Montana—a community on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Lame Deer is part of Turnaround Arts http://turnaroundarts.pcah.gov/, a program of President Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed.  


For Private Box seating and other VIP ticket option information, please call (303) 837-1024

THIS SHOW IS AGES 16+
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