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December 2014 • Online Edition

PROFILE ONLINE: Check out our flipbook

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Push has finally come to shove

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BUSINESS: 9th & Colorado redux moves forward

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Creating a place for vitality to flourish

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THE HOLIDAYS: All manner of fun for all of you

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SCHOOL NEWS: Grant lab facilitates blended learning

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Acoustic/Eclectic | Print |  E-mail

Englewood Arts, at Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Pkwy., presents: Starlight Rhythms, Fri., Dec. 12, 7:30p.m.  – The Drifter Band – acoustic trio with three-part harmony, playing uplifting old time music with guitar, banjo, mandolin, Dobro, bass, glockenspiel, and accordion!  A fine collection of bluegrass, folk, country, Hillbilly gospel and early rock.

     Tickets at door one hour before concert or online: $20/15/free under 18. Info: 303-806-8196, englewoodarts.org.


Classical/Choral | Print |  E-mail

Ars Nova Singers, presents: December Reflections with Ars Nova, medieval harmonies, joyous polyphony from the Renaissance, and modern carols; with guest artists Christina Jennings, flute, and Matthew Dane, viola. Performances Sun., Dec. 7, 4p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Grant St. & Sat., 13, 2p.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave.

     Tickets: arsnovasingers.com or 303-499-3165.

Jazz/Blues | Print |  E-mail

Dazzle Restaurant, 930 Lincoln St., presents: Dec. 6, Organic Hendrix: The Organization plays Jimi; 7, Saxophone Battle to the Death w/John Gunther & Peter Sommer; 11, CU Jazz Ensemble presents Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite; 12, SUCH; 13, Mandy Harvey Holiday Concert; 14, Nelson Rangell Holiday Show; 18, Jazz for Kay Tribute to Paul Desmond; 19, Swingin’ in the Holidays w/Katie Glassman & Snapshot; 20, Ron Miles Group; 21, 3rd annual SOLO Piano Night w/Jenkins, Lande, and Gunnison; 26, Ken Walker Sextet; 27-28, Brad Leall Jazz Orchestra; 29, Kenny Warren Trio; 30, Otis Taylor Band; 31, New Year’s Eve Pre-Gala, 6:30 w/Otis Taylor – 8:30, Adam Bodine – 9 p.m., NYE Gala w/Taylor & Bodine.

      Late shows – Blues Night, 10:30p.m.: Dec. 6 & 13, Delta Sonics; 20, Eef; 27, Ricky Earl Band. Urban Brunch – Sundays, 10:30a.m.: Julie Monley Quartet. Jazz Jam, Tuesdays, 9p.m.; The Organization w/ Jeff Jenkins, Wednesdays, 9p.m.

     Info:dazzlejazz.com, 303-839-5100.

Rock & Roll | Print |  E-mail

Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., presents: Dec. 6, Rebirth Brass Band; 9, The Browning; 10, The Birthday Massacre; 11-13, Shakey Graves; 14, Pallbearer; 16, Augustana; 17, Esme Patterson; 18-19, Shredded Beats; 20, Railbenders; 21, Milima; 26, Paper Bird.

     Info: 303-322-2308, bluebirdtheater.net.

Dance | Print |  E-mail

Classical Dance Arts Foundation at Newman Center for the Performing Arts at DU, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., presents: International Ballet School’s The Nutcracker – sparkling young dancers, from the smallest bonbon to the elegant Sugarplum Fairy, twirl through magical sets in the beloved holiday tradition. Plays Fri., Dec. 5, 7:30p.m., & Sat., 6, 2:30 & 7:30p.m. Tickets ($25): box office, 303-871-7720 or newmantix.com.


Theater | Print |  E-mail

Actasana Theatre, 1491 S. Holly St., presents: Denver Days Plays – 5 Writers 5 Directors 10 Actors 10 Hours – live theater rockets to the audience faster than a speeding bullet, able to meet steep deadlines in a single day!      Talent races among writers, actors, and directors as they jockey into positions to put on a play conceived and rehearsed in a single afternoon, then ... Action! Play is presented live. Audience may vote on the theme for this first-ever event: Home for the Holidays; It’s Meant to Be; or Surprise.

     Actasana is a Sanford Meisner-based acting studio and theatre; acting programs integrate various levels of yoga into each class to spark positive energy for performing. Classes, plays, stand-up comedy, workshops, Featured Artists Series and New Filmmakers Night are offered.

    Denver Days Plays runs Sat., Dec. 13, 7:30 & 9p.m. Info: actasana.com, or call 720-638-2612.

Film | Print |  E-mail

ArgusFest Film Series (Tuesdays at Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S. Broadway; Thursdays at Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St.) presents: Documentary films at 7p.m. dealing with issues of conscience, followed by audience discussion (unless noted).

     Dec. 9, Benjamin and His Brother (about “Lost Boy of Sudan” and immigration into U.S.); 11, no film; 16, Watermark (how water shapes humanity); 18, Rich Hill (a sobering glimpse of American poverty – 2014 Sundance Grand Jury winner).

     $5 suggested donation to continue this long-running and thoughtful series. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 303-669-7286 to be added to email list.

Galleries | Print |  E-mail

ABC Custom Framing, 2550 S. Colorado Blvd., presents: Through my Eyes, Through the Years, retrospective collection of Mark Kiryluk’s photography from the 1970s and ‘90s with over 80 primarily black and white photos, highlighting up close and personal scenes of downtown Denver. Also, images of famous people, including Allen Ginsburg, Andy Warhol, Betty White, Pope John Paul II and others, and from Kiryluk’s China/Russia travels.
     Information: abccustomframing.net, 303-759-0250.