December 6, 2012
Anatsui’s artwork captures the culture and history of Africa from the Akan people of Ghana to the Atlantic slave-trade. He uses different colors, textures and mediums for this exhibit to create sculptures, ceramics, wall hangings and more along with the contributions by many other artists and professors. Photo courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery.
What would your last moments look like? This upcoming exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science takes you on a tour of this and much more. Preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, the last actions of victims remain in form. Casts of these forms along with jewelry, coins, household items and more will be on display, sending you back to the ancient way of life. Opening on September 14, the artifacts and exhibit will be on display through January 13, 2013. Take the journey and discover the volcanic end of Pompeii.
Photo by Barrie E’
Are you feeling like moving to the beat? The beats of traditional Puerto Rican music… Barrio E’ dance company is bringing the traditional music and dance moves of the Puerto Rican culture to Denver and Boulder from now until December. Puerto Rican dances will be being taught, such as the Bomba, which is the oldest music genre in the Puerto Rican culture since the 17th century. Barrio E’ will be educating and teaching us about the traditions all while showing us how to move our bodies.
Photo by Museo de las Americas
For over 20 years now, Museo de las Americas has been connecting the Denver community with exquisite collections from the Americas. The exhibition, HILOS, will be on display starting this Thursday until January, but who wants to miss the opening reception. If you are wondering about the name, like I was myself… HILOS, are threads that are connecting the entire collection to the museum’s past exhibits. The artistry is going to be one- of- a- kind and we are fortunate enough to have it in our own backyard.
Photo by Gwen Phillips
Lately, dance is becoming a hot trend that is popping up around this town. For knowledge on how to move this body of ours in more ways then one, Community-Minded Dance is wanting to teach us, Tango and Blues. World champions will be teaching dance lessons from now until December, so there is plenty of time to get these styles down pat. Early 20th century social dances are beginning to fade, but this event, Hot Nights, is allowing the dances to stay alive… SO grab those dancing shoes and get ready to move!
Photo by Denver Plein Air Arts Festival
It feels like the community is now an art hot spot, which it is indeed turning out to be. To add to all the artsy events happening around town, Denver Plein Air Arts Festival is happening from now until December 31st. En plein air meaning “in the open air” in French, allows this festival to display pieces that have been created to represent the outdoors. Over 110 pieces have been chosen for this show, and to know that there were over three hundred submitted is incredible. This festival is the largest plein air event to hit this country, so who wouldn’t want to miss it!
Tis the season of Christmas. What better way to spend a night during the holiday season then seeing Irving Berlin’s, White Christmas. From the late movie, White Christmas, featuring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, this production brings the feature film to life. So put on those hand-made Christmas sweaters and go enjoy the holiday show.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
with special guests DEE-1, Xperience
Thursday, December 6, 2012 – 9:00pm
After playing to a sold out Red Rocks crowd this past weekend, AEG Live is thrilled to announce MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS live at the Ogden Theatre, Thursday, December 6, 2012. Doors 8:00pm || Show 9:00pm
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hold a singular place in both the Pacific Northwest and beyond, emerging as a premier national hip-hop group with numerous career highlights to their name. A genuine lyricist and an electrifying live performer, Macklemore, with his producer Ryan Lewis, have garnered critical acclaim and a devoted fan base. The duo has generated undeniable momentum with Macklemore’s feature on the cover of XXL’s Freshman Class of 2012, along with a highly anticipated full-length album and accompanying world tour.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ music is distinct for channeling cultural moments and refreshingly self-aware testimony through candid lyricism and expertly crafted production. Their work has captivated listeners around the world, with a combined total of 20 million views on YouTube and a passionate fan following on social media. Their body of work demonstrates an impressive variety of musical influence, experience and subject matter, all in a voice unmistakably their own.
Macklemore’s 2005 release Language of My World was well received by circles who noted his fresh perspective and a striking balance of insight and levity. After several subsequent years of artistic stagnation and frustration due to substance abuse, Macklemore made a commitment to sobriety with a newfound, more intrinsic dedication to his music. The catalyst to this change was establishing a partnership and on-going collaboration with Ryan Lewis, an accomplished artist in design, photography, video and musical production, who also acts as Macklemore’s touring DJ. They released the VS EP in 2009 & VS Redux in 2010, the latter reaching #7 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts. Throughout 2011 they released four highly successful singles, all accompanied by undeniable music videos. As an independent group with no current association with an outside record label, the duo has built their brand from the ground up since day one and continue to be completely in-house with their music, design, photography, merchandise and all other platforms of their artistry.
Also in 2011, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis sold-out two national tours packing houses in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and a three-night run at Seattle’s Showbox venue where 3,600 tickets sold out in less than 48 hours.
The pair has been featured at a significant number of major festivals and showcases, including the 2011 Rock The Bells Tour, Lollapalooza (IL), Soundset (MN), MusicFest NW (OR), Sasquatch (WA), Outside Lands (San Francisco), and a much-talked about run at SXSW, including a set at the Fader Fort. Perhaps most notable was 2011’s Bumbershoot Festival, where Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed an extended set to 12,000 fans at Key Arena, unprecedented for a Seattle-based hip-hop artist. They also performed “My Oh My” at the Seattle Mariners home opener at Safeco Field for 48,000 people.
Select publication appearances include the Source’s “Unsigned Hype” column in early 2012, the “Show-And-Prove” feature in XXL Magazine, a front-page feature on the Seattle Times and the cover of City Arts Magazine.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will release their highly anticipated first full-length album this fall that promises to be their greatest showcase of musical versatility and best work to date. With a 65+ city world tour to support the release, the duo is set for remarkable new heights.
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It is not very often that you hear of a CD Release Party happening in Colorado…especially one for all ages and hell, it’s free. What more could we ask for? Jeff Brinkman and his band has created an album that is being talked about as one of the BEST OF 2012. Now that is hard to come by, saying all the artists that have released albums this year. The CD is an emotional journey that Brinkman has experienced, from losing his mother to breast cancer to running a farm. Jeff has dedicated his life to music and it really shines through in this album. Now go listen to those tunes and enjoy the journey of Jeff Brinkman and his band.