Friday, June 23, 2017

Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash

Benjamin Cowhick
Vintage Theatre presents
Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash
Created by Richard Maltby Jr. Conceived by Bill Meade
Directed by Kelly Van Oosbree

Vintage Theatre and Lowry’s Spotlight Theatre present the Denver premiere of “Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash” June 23 through August 6. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.  Tickets are $28 - $34 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.com or by calling 303-856-7830.

From the opening chords of vintage Country to Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith, Ring of Fire packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. The show features 38 classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune –and paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black that is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend!

The cast includes Ray Anderson, Benjamin Cowhick, Isabella Duran, S Parker Goubert and Eric Weinstein.

Richard Maltby conceived and directed the only two musical revues to ever win the Tony Award for Best Musical: Ain't Misbehavin' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, also Tony Award for Best Director) and Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards). He was director/co-lyricist for the American version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, (1986) starring Bernadette Peters. He was co-lyricist for Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991). He is also well known as a constructor of cryptic crossword puzzles.

Bill Meade began his career as a musician. He has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Zurich Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, and Jacksonville Symphony. On Broadway, he has been involved with more than 50 musicals. He is a Grammy-nominated record producer with a wide range of theatrical releases to his credit, from Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing to Elegies by William Finn.

Vintage Theatre presents
Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music.
June 23 – August 6, 2017
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2:30 p.m.
Industry Night, Monday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $28 - $34
Online at www.vintagetheatre.com or call 303-856-7830.
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Drink Me

Always an adventure down the rabbit hole at the Satellite Bar, 308 East Colfax Avenue.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Milky Chance / Fillmore Auditorium / October 6

MILKY CHANCE
Fillmore Auditorium
Friday, October 6
Showtime 8:00 pm / Doors 7:00 pm

The long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Sadnecessary is finally here and ticks every single box there is.

“After touring for almost four years on the back of this album we really wanted to create something with "Blossom" that is still "Milky Chance", keeps the mixture between melancholy, electronic and organic sounds but also captures our growth as musicians, songwriters and producers.” - Milky Chance

Milky Chance have once again made it seemingly impossible to improve on their unique signature sound. After the tease out of ‘Blossom’, ‘Ego’, ‘Doing Good’ and ‘Cocoon’, of which the latter has racked up over 8 million hits on Youtube and 43 million Spotify plays since November, Blossom is finally here. This is the band’s follow-up to runaway debut album Sadnecessary, which has received gold certification in the US.

Blossom is out now and available here. 

Running parallel to their album, the band have been slowly unveiling their innovative and inventive “Blossomentary”, in which fans have the ability to interact with Milky Chance in lots of different ways, including designing artwork, asking the band questions and taking a personalized quiz. Check it out at:  http://blossomentary.milkychance.net/

Milky Chance are finishing off their intimate tour ‘Before Blossom’ (all European & US dates are sold out) before they head out on the ‘Blossom’ tour (Pre-sale starts March 20).


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

Tickets are $36.50 GA ADV and $39.50 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.   

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.                  
THIS SHOW IS ALL AGES.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Blue Bird Cocktail Lounge

The Blue Bird Cocktail Lounge back in the day! Today it's the P.S. Lounge, one of Denver's ten best dive bars.

P.S. Lounge

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fletcher Plaza Public Art

Photo by Jonny B.
Fletcher Plaza, on East Colfax Avenue in Original Aurora.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Alligator Gardens and Snake Stockade

Thanks so much to Walt "Highway 40" Hackney for sending this one in! What I wouldn't give to be able to wrestle an alligator on Colfax Avenue in Aurora right now ...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Titan Missile in Civic Center Park?

I'd say it's some kind of Denver milestone! A Titan missile in Civic Center Park and the "new" Hilton Hotel, under construction in 1960.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LaMarr Ladies Apparel

At one time the Old Capitol Hill State Bank building housed the LaMarr Ladies Apparel store. Today it's the Three Lions Pub!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Carriage and Wagon Shop

Photo courtesy Aurora History Museum
The Carriage and Wagon Shop on old school Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

#SeenOnColfax: Connor Smook is in the (Alamo Draft) House! Drop in and say hello!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

RIP Alpine Slide

The once mighty alpine slide at Heritage Square Amusement Park. Can you believe it's been two years gone already?!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts presents Imagine

Imagine
            The exhibit focuses on the creative process with artworks DAVA youth imagining a better world, and presenting new ideas.  Guest artist Esther Hernandez will perform from 4 to 6 during the opening. The exhibit opens to the public with a reception on Thursday June 22nd from 4 to 7:30 pm and runs through August 30th, 2017. DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) is located at 1405 Florence Street, one block south of Colfax Avenue in the Aurora Cultural Arts District

Hannah, Isis, Gael, Mikias, Abhishek, and Joseph working in the Computer Lab

            Inspired by John Lennon’s song Imagine, middle school Computer Art Lab students visualized all the people living in peace and caring for the world, today. A multi-layered graphic presentation illustrates student concerns and cultures. Job Training studio youth reflected on personal challenges and possible solutions through symbolic acts of letting go, while others immersed themselves in the pursuit of fantasy.  Separate installations of butterflies and cocoon like paintings  illustrate their journey.
            Elementary students in the Open Studio imagined their future, and their role in the world through an installation of plaster masks and drawings of thought bubbles. Individual projects focus on a more generous world where imagination can be a gift, like a cloud in a box. Playful group projects made by mini robots and other experimental processes will also be included.
            Guest artist Esther Hernandez reenacts some of her dreams through stop motion animation and performance. Animations and videos of performances will be presented in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. She will reenact one of her dream of being a Butoh dancer in a performance of slowing down time.

animation still by Esther Hernandez
            All of DAVA’s exhibits are free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment. For more information about the exhibits email: gallery@davarts.org

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, visit www.davarts.org or call 303 367 5886.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ninja Sex Party / Fillmore Auditorium / September 23

Chart-Topping Comedy Band Ninja Sex Party Announce “Rock Hard 2017” U.S. Tour
Fillmore Auditorium
Saturday, September 23
Showtime 8:00 pm / Doors 7:00 pm


Chart-topping comedy band Ninja Sex Party has announced a slate of live dates for their “Rock Hard 2017” U.S. tour. Gearing up to release two full-length albums in 2017, the band recently released their first new song in over a year, “Cool Patrol,” hitting #1 on the iTunes Comedy chart, with the official music video racking up more than 1,000,000 views in the first week alone. Fans can view the “Cool Patrol” video on the band’s YouTube channel and purchase the single at iTunes.

As a band, Ninja Sex Party has but one goal: to take your body sweetly by the hand and then rock its face off with amazing music. Led by frontman Danny Sexbang, the band’s tender-yet-firm, sensual-yet-masculine, total-horndog-yet-somehow-not-creepy-about-it singer, Ninja Sex Party is rounded out on keyboards by Danny’s best friend and roommate Ninja Brian, the ultimate martial arts champion/electronic music enthusiast. The duo will be joined on the road and backed by TWRP, an elite squad of rock stars from Canada, space, and/or the future.

“This is clearly going to be the best rock tour of all time,” says NSP frontman Danny Sexbang. “And if all these shows don’t sell out within 5 minutes, Ninja Brian will eat his own face on live TV.” Sexbang’s partner, Ninja Brian, could not be reached for comment.

Ninja Sex Party’s three original comedy albums NSFWStrawberries and Cream, and Attitude City are “a master class in rad dick jokes set to even radder music” and “definitely great albums to bone to”, according to Sexbang. Additionally, the band’s cover album Under the Covers, which reached #9 on the Billboard Rock Chart,takes listeners on a “totally epic” tour of NSP’s favorite songs from the 1970’s and 80’s, such as “Take On Me”, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, and “Rock With You”.

In real life, Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian are Los Angeles-based musicians, comedians, and YouTubers Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht. Dan is one of the co-stars of the gaming channelGame Grumps, which has almost four million subscribers, and Brian is a former theoretical physicist who left a professorship to work on Ninja Sex Party full time. Since Ninja Sex Party’s inception in 2009, the band has performed sold-out shows coast to coast, released more than 30 music videos, garnered just under a million YouTube subscribers, and was named one of the Top Ten Sex Artists in Australia by Spotify.

Official website: www.ninjasexparty.com
Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ninjasexparty
Follow on Twitter: @ninjasexparty
Follow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ninjasexparty
Subscribe on YouTube: www.buttsex.info


TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY,  MAY 31 @ 10:00 AM
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

Tickets are $32.50 GA ADV and $37.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.  

There are a limited number of premium tickets: $69.69. A premium ticket includes: one GA ticket, early entry to venue, pre-show Q&A with the band and signed poster. 

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
THIS SHOW IS ALL AGES.

CONNECT WITH US ON THE WEB                                                                                        www.livenation.com  / www.facebook.com/LiveNationCO  /   www.twitter.com/livenationco /  http://instagram.com/livenationco

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Abercrombie and Colfax

Photo by Jonny B.
Notice Abercrombie and Colfax are in opposite directions...please, let's keep it that way!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

 Vintage Theatre presents
Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash
Created by Richard Maltby Jr. Conceived by Bill Meade
Directed by Kelly Van Oosbree

Vintage Theatre and Lowry’s Spotlight Theatre present the Denver premiere of “Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash” June 23 through August 6. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.  Tickets are $28 - $34 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.com or by calling 303-856-7830.

From the opening chords of vintage Country to Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith, Ring of Fire packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. The show features 38 classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune –and paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black that is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend!

The cast includes Ray Anderson, Benjamin Cowhick, Isabella Duran, S Parker Goubert and Eric Weinstein.

Richard Maltby conceived and directed the only two musical revues to ever win the Tony Award for Best Musical: Ain't Misbehavin' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, also Tony Award for Best Director) and Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards). He was director/co-lyricist for the American version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, (1986) starring Bernadette Peters. He was co-lyricist for Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991). He is also well known as a constructor of cryptic crossword puzzles.

Bill Meade began his career as a musician. He has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Zurich Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, and Jacksonville Symphony. On Broadway, he has been involved with more than 50 musicals. He is a Grammy-nominated record producer with a wide range of theatrical releases to his credit, from Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing to Elegies by William Finn.

Vintage Theatre presents
Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music.
June 23 – August 6, 2017
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2:30 p.m.
Industry Night, Monday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $28 - $34
Online at www.vintagetheatre.com or call 303-856-7830.
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bob's Auto Body & Paint

 
 
Changing #WestColfax. Bob's Auto Body & Paint used to be at 6700 W Colfax Avenue, in
Lakewood, Colorado.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

S.O.S. Motel

The S.O.S. Motel, once stood at 12099 E. Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Circle D Motel

Postcard courtesy Jonny B.
Love the sign at the Circle D Motel, which used to be at 9050 E. Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Soundgarden / Fillmore Auditorium / May 22

SOUNDGARDEN

Fillmore Auditorium
Monday, May 22

Due to the untimely passing of Chris Cornell, Live Nation announced that Monday’s scheduled Soundgarden show at the Fillmore Auditorium is cancelled.

Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Soundgarden family during this difficult time. 

Rest In Peace, Chris.  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dita Von Teese / Fillmore Auditorium / July 20

BURLESQUE ICON DITA VON TEESE
SET TO ASTOUND AUDIENCES WITH
THE WEST COAST RUN OF HER
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OF“THE ART OF THE TEESE” VARIETY SHOW
Fillmore Auditorium
July 20
Showtime 7:30 pm / Doors 7:30 pm


International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is set to bring audiences an opulent evening of glamour and seduction in her critically acclaimed, “The Art of the Teese” which kicks off July 6th in San Diego, CA.
 
"I'm proud to bring together a show-stopping, diverse cast of the crème de la crème of modern burlesque stars that elate and inspire! The Art of the Teese is an opulent and riotous spectacle that is not to be missed!"

The decadent spectacle treats audiences to four of Von Teese’s most exhilarating performances, including a brand new version of her iconic “Martini Glass” routine which features a beautiful new champagne glass, crystalized from top to bottom with over 250,000 Swarovski crystals.  She will also be debuting a brand new costume for the routine featuring her recently added male dancers. Each show throughout the tour will showcase the stunning visuals of the exclusive acts that have made Von Teese the consummate performer in modern Burlesque, captivating the imagination and transporting audiences worldwide.

This leg of the tour brings new acts never before seen in the United States including “Lazy,” an act only ever performed at The Crazy Horse Paris (including new costuming from British designer, Jenny Packham), an all-new ballet-themed act “Swan Lake Stripteese,” plus a revitalization of her show-stopping Cowgirl Act with her sexy male “Vontourage.”

The “Burlesque Superheroine” (Vanity Fair) will be joined on stage by an eclectic supporting cast of today’s brightest stars of Burlesque.

Von Teese’s tours have appeared in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Toronto, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Ana, and Seattle, Atlanta, and Ft. Lauderdale.

The Los Angeles Times says, “Her attention to detail and embellished glitz onstage is unparalleled, even for pop stars. From the sparkle of each and every Swarovski crystal (hundreds of thousands swathe pretty much every prop and article of clothing in the production) to the sensual lighting that caresses her slender porcelain frame to the vampy music that sets the mood for the procession of themed vignettes - your eye cannot turn away from the utter flawlessness of it all."

"Dita is absolutely mesmerizing. She elevates the art of tease with an effortless grace and ease that is thoroughly intoxicating, and the elegance and beauty of her movements will truly take your breath away! It is delicious, powerful and playfully provocative!"
- Demi Moore –

"Dita is the true definition of glamour."
- RuPaul –

"Dita exudes timeless grace. She is our generation's Bettie Page, but on a much different level. She was born to entertain. Love that girl!"
- Aaron Paul –

"Dita's show is timeless, with a powerful delivery that explores the sensuality of the human spirit. With jaw dropping costumes, a thunderous crescendo of music and superb production design, Dita brings burlesque to a whole new level. The show is dazzling and sexy...a must see!!"
- Debi Mazar -

For additional information on the tour and ticket prices, please visit [www.artoftheteese.com] www.artoftheteese.com

Be sure to check out the special VIP packages which include a post-show meet-and-greet and photo with the one and only Dita Von Teese herself! 

Dita Von Teese – Taking audiences on a journey into fantasy and spectacle, Dita is renowned for her ornate sets and dazzling haute-couture performance costumes adorned with hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals. This “Burlesque Superheroine” (Vanity Fair) determines every aspect of her burlesque shows from the sets and costumes, to the music and lighting.  She has also been celebrated for her distinct sense of style and remains on top of “Best Dressed” lists internationally. Beyond her live performances, Dita has curated her brand across multiple platforms including her own lingerie line, fragrances, eyewear, gloves and stockings.  In addition, Von Teese is a New York Times Best-Selling author who recently released her third book, "Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour.” For more information please visit, www.dita.net

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

Tickets are $35.00 GA ADV and $40.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.  

There are also 4 top tables = $400.00 per table. 

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
THIS SHOW IS AGES 18+