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Monalicious: a true native creator of Colorado

Mona Magno congregates a stronger artistic community The term “Denver local” appears as a waning one with the city’s booming population. A nest of bunnies couldn’t keep up with the number of outsiders moving in every month. But Mona Magno may be one of the

Artist collective celebrates reopening anniversary

Rhinoceropolis saved from extinction At the ever-beating heart of the River North Arts District (RiNo), one venue holds an unparalleled reputation. Appropriately named Rhinoceropolis, this collective of artists, musicians, and other creative folk stands out in the living history of Denver. It might be easy

Mission Ballroom hosts King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Psych-rock group plays new Denver venue Australia’s most prolific multi-genre seven-piece, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, was recently christened as one of the Mission Ballroom’s first headlining acts. Before the group’s absolutely monstrous performance, however, the venue itself has since undergone a few hiccups. 

Denver Jazz Festival has all the right moves

Swinging Jazz at Ellie Caulkins Opera House Studio Loft While everyone else was at Grandoozy, the coolest cats around spent their weekend dancing the night away at the fifth annual Denver Vintage Jazz Festival and the 14th annual Lindy on the Rocks. The two festivals

In memory of Aretha Franklin

Franklin’s legacy dazzles generations Aretha Louise Franklin, born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, became the voice for many generations throughout her lifetime. Franklin grew up in a very religious and musical household with a minister and preacher as a father, and a successful vocalist

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Grandoozy: Denver’s newest music festival

New festival with all-star lineup Denver’s live music scene has become a petri dish of various different cultures and genres—and it’s still growing. Denver is already home to many other music festivals like Westword Music Showcase, Velorama (which made its debut last year), The Underground

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Music: for entertainment and therapy

Music is mentally and physically healing When people listen to music, it’s likely that they aren’t listening to music to have a healing experience; however music has been found to be effective for many different types of patients. According to the Music Therapy Association of

The history of one of Colorado’s most famous venues

Red Rocks Amphitheater brings music to life If someone were to look up the top tourist locations in Denver, they’ll find a list including places like the Denver Zoo or the Botanic Gardens. On that same list, they’ll find something that no other city in

Underground music labels that push boundaries

Independent music has never been easier to find than in this modern digital age. Having access to the internet means streaming music is just one click away. But with apps like Spotify and Apple Music, many of the smaller, lesser-known musicians lack the financial backing

The life and times of Lester Bangs, rock legend

Inside the legendary rock critic Lester Bangs was the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll gonzo journalist. As the last gutter poet, he was a mess: often unkempt, a bit too clammy, a little overweight, and almost always intoxicated. Dressed in his uniform of a leather jacket