"Blow 'em and Show 'em" at the National Western

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Brandon Marshall
The National Western Stock Show is back, for the 109th time.
The National Western Stock Show has been going strong for the past eleven days, drawing record crowds to catch the rodeo, peruse all the booths, see art at the Coors Western Art Show, and even do some people-watching.

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Space Mission Photos: Images From Infinite Worlds

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©Michael Soluri / Infinite Worlds
Fine-art photographer Michael Soluri was invited to step inside the world of NASA and apply his eye to a mission to repair the Hubble space telescope, and he published a book of those photographs -- Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration. Sounds pretty amazing, right? You can hear all about it firsthand when Soluri speaks to a group at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21 in the Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 South Colorado Boulevard, at a special event titled "Imaging the Universe."

If you're having trouble imagining what an artist's view of a space mission looks like, never fear: Soluri provided these photos from Infinite Worlds to give readers a taste of what's in store.

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Photos: Vaqueros, Mutton-Busters and Mariachis at the National Western Stock Show

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Mexican cowboys rode bareback in the ring and senoritas in ruffled skirts danced at the Denver Coliseum at the National Western Stock Show's annual Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza Sunday. Keep reading for a look at photographer Brandon Marshall's images of all the action.

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Photos: City Hall Rocks in the New Year With a Time After Time Disco Party

New Year's Eve revelers went back in time to the '70s and the '80s at Time After Time, a retro nod to the era of funky grooves, mullet hair and rainbow afro wigs. Photographer Danielle Lirette followed revelers into the way-back machine at City Hall; a taste of the action follows.

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Photos: Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Wheels at the Roll Ugly Sweater Mixer

If you missed Roll's Ugly Sweater Mixer Friday night at the Exdo Event Center, you likely missed some of the ugliest Christmas sweaters in town, which glowed in all their resplendent awfulness under colored lights as they zipped around the rink. Luckily, our photographer Scott Lentz was there to record the ugly skate soiree. Can you handle it? Read on for pics.

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Photos: A Holiday Shoot With Suzanne Heintz and Her Mannequin Family

Categories: Holidays, Photos

Photographer Suzanne Heintz shoots a family Christmas card just like any self-respecting matriarch would, but with a difference: Heintz's happy family is made of plastic -- husband, snowflakes, flocking, stocking caps and all. Photographer Danielle Lirette joined Heinz for a holiday photo shoot Sunday at Kanon Collective; read on for images.

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The Nkisi Project Brings the Power of Community to Ice Cube Gallery

Photo by Christy Wolfe
Tammi Kefauver Brazee and Sarah Rockett building the Nkisi Project.
When Ice Cube Gallery director Sarah Rockett had some extra space at Ingrained, the co-op's December group show, she decided that it should take a village to fill it. Inspired by her longing to build a community in Denver as tight as the one she'd left behind in New Orleans, Rockett invited more than thirty artists from six states (including co-curators Peter Yumi and Tammi Kefauver Brazee) to submit their own unique Nkisi Nkondi, or power figures, to be interwoven into a group installation: The Nkisi Project. We asked Rockett to elaborate on her concept, which she hopes will lead to others like it in the future. Keep reading for her insights...

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Photos: Krampus Nacht Celebrates the Darker Side of Christmas

Krampus, the horned anti-Santa of Alpine folklore, is said to handle the naughty children Santa leaves behind by throwing them in his sack and carrying them off to some unimaginably hellish place. Denver's first Krampus Nacht transformed the Oriental Theater into that den of iniquity on Saturday night, and Scott Lenz was there to capture every moment. Keep reading for photos.

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Photos: December's First Friday Nightlife in the Art District on Santa Fe

Though the First Friday of December traditionally collides with the Parade of Lights, art-lovers still flocked to Santa Fe Drive, despite interfering downtown gridlock. Read on to see photographer Danielle Lirette's images from the art district's monthly gallery stroll.

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Photos: Beefcake and Babes Strip Down for the Santa Speedo Dash

Ladies and gents alike flashed a little flesh on Saturday at the annual Santa Speedo Dash, a Highlands Square holiday tradition that involves skivvies-and-Santa-hat-clad lunatics running down the street in the dead of December. But it's all for a good cause -- raising money for Life is Better Rescue, a local foster-based animal rescue -- and the weather wasn't bad, either. Keep reading to see pics from the event, captured by photographer Scott Lenz.

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